HUNTER + RACHEL
July 30, 2016 // Kansas City, MO
What. A. Wedding. That's the best I can do to sum up this couple's glorious day. One of the hardest things about my job is when I have too much footage to choose from and this wedding video was one of the most difficult of them all. All of the footage I captured during this day was so pretty, so unique, and so meaningful.
I met Rachel when she came on staff with OKC KLife and I was a volunteer leader. From the first moment I met her, it was clear that she has a one-of-a-kind spirit and is so quick to share her excitement about Jesus, life, and her loved ones with others. We quickly became friends alongside a few other girls that formed a community that was such an answer to so many of our prayers. I don't know how I lucked out on having such incredibly, God fearing women as best friends.
I never knew Rachel before she met Hunter, but I can't imagine her with anyone else except him. It was so fun getting to know him a little bit more while I was filming. I lost count of how many times he said something along the lines of, "wow, I can't believe how beautiful she is and that she's mine." And more than that, I love how people describe this couple: a couple that is going to change the world with their faith and joy only found in Jesus. It is visible and it is inspiring.
This was also another Kanakuk/KLife wedding, which never, ever disappoint. From Kelsey Lewis's DJ skills to Rachel and her dad's surprise dance to Rachel making Hunter dance before tossing the garter, the entire day was a blast. One thing I know for sure, people who work at Kanakuk are not afraid of the dance floor. And I loved every minute of celebrating this couple with some of my dearest friends.
Throughout editing this video, I could not get over how pretty everything was. Every detail (major props to Rachel Huckabee and Abby Kephart for setting up and coordinating!), the relationships involved, the incredible venue and lighting during the ceremony, and just how much these two love Jesus. I hope that this video can capture some of that beauty and portray it for years and years to come. Congrats Hunter and Rachel! Thank you so much for letting me be part of your celebration.
Venue: The Bowery Kansas City
Photographer: Stephen Shireman
Coordinators: Rachel Huckabee and Abby Kephart
DJ: Kelsey Lewis
Second Shooter: Dylan Abersold