Meet Amanda and Dereck 👋

They were in a couple of classes together at Southeast Missouri State University but never really talked. Dereck invited Amanda out to the bar one night and they kept hanging out ever since!

Their wedding date was originally set for the summer of 2020 but because of the pandemic, they decided to have an intimate wedding together and have a reception the next summer!

These two went through a whirlwind of plan changes amidst the pandemic. But were finally able to celebrate their marriage with friends and family this summer! It was simply the most beautiful day full of love and laughter - an absolute dream!

They got ready with their party at a hotel then finally got to have their first look in their wedding attire (Amanda had been waiting TWO YEAR to get to wear her dress!)

After bridal portraits and bridal party pictures both their sides of the family joined us at Queeny park to take pictures. Have I mentioned how much I love family photos outside? They are my favorite!

Then they all met at a venue for a potluck, first dances, cake, and a gorgeous send-off with bubbles!

To end the day we took the couple to a nearby field to catch some golden hour photos - unfortunately, it started to get too cloudy for that but you can always count on blue hour to deliver some GORGEOUS lighting and some of my favorite photos.