Whitney & Kurt {married}

Sometimes it’s immediate. There is a spark right off the bat. There is an easiness about the relationship, and it feels like you’ve known the other your entire life. Soul mates if you will. At this point, I’m sure you think I’m talking about the relationship between Whitney & Kurt. Although those things would certainly apply, I was referring to the relationship Roger and I have with them. That’s what you want to know about, right? How much WE love them?  I’ll bring this all back to them eventually I swear.  For now, let me tell you about why we adore them so much.

In no particular order here are a few of the many reasons…

Since my son’s name is Curtis, I automatically like people with the same name. Do other mothers do this? Maybe it’s just me. And Kurt spells his with a K which is how I wanted to spell my Curtis’s name, but that’s a different story altogether.

Whitney is so adorable and appreciative and I loved her from the first email she ever sent.

Through getting to know them, they kind of remind Roger and I of a younger, better looking, version of us. Like when he rolls his eyes about the way she loads the dishwasher wrong, or how they have to go back to the house every time they leave because Whitney can’t remember if she turned her straightening iron off or not… (as far as I’m concerned this is normal behavior, but somehow these men find it odd)

They laugh at my jokes most of the time.  Roger insists this is out of pity, but I really get the feeling it’s genuine.  Roger has no appreciation for how hilarious I am.

Kurt pays attention to you when you talk and has a way of reading between the lines and figuring you out.  I just made that sound creepy, but it’s very endearing I assure you.

I can’t tell you how many times Whitney put her trust in us and said “Whatever you want to do is great with us, you are the professional.”  You have no idea how magical those words are.  I could have married her myself the first time she said that!!

But none of these things are the main reason we adore these two, although it does add to the equation. The reasons we love these two can’t be described in a way that would make perfect sense to anyone else. It’s a feeling, it’s the little things you observe when they don’t know they are being watched, it’s the way they let you know how much you mean to them, the kindness they display, and their thoughtful, careful nature. It’s what happens when something is just perfect because it is. Because you didn’t work to make it that way. You didn’t try to be someone you aren’t, you were accepted as you are because despite everything else – it just works. Whitney & Kurt give us hope. A shining example to others, they remind us of everything good out there in this world.  That when you have nothing left in this world you can bet on – to bet on love.

I’ve told you our story about Whitney & Kurt – now it’s my honor to tell you their’s.

Upon showing up at the location where Whitney & Kurt were going to have their first look, I personally was in a tizzy of excitement.  I knocked on Whitney’s hotel room door certain that there was going to be a dance party inside and that everyone was like me (and had too much coffee) and was ready to burst with excitement.  I was in “the zone”.  Apparently no one else was in that zone.  It was calm as could be in that bridal suite and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why everyone was so quiet and not dancing like I expected.  And then Whitney showed me the sweet letter and gift Kurt had given her and explained how it had made everyone including her, cry.  I couldn’t even read the first 2 lines and had to stop.  I was staying in my zone gosh darn it.  (Roger has since asked that I not drink that much coffee on a wedding day.)

Those magical words that Whitney said to us about us being the professionals and doing what we think is best???  Well, she said those words to Becky Huffman too, so I KNEW the flowers and vibe of the wedding was going to be mind-blowing.  And here is where my mind was first officially blown.  I encouraged a round of applause when these bouquets were delivered.  True story.

Here’s something you should know about Whitney & Kurt – they have mad face.  Now, I speak my own language so I may have made that term up, but it has nothing to do with their faces looking mad.  It means that the camera loves them, that their angles are flawless, and they are straight up gorgeous.  Be jealous.

Whitney.  You rock my world.  Their aren’t enough adjectives to describe your beauty inside or out.
And Kurtis…sweet Kurtis. Even though you once said that I reminded you of Janeane Garofalo, I still made sure your photos were flattering.  Let’s be honest… it wasn’t a tough job.  I adore you.  (and Roger does too, but in a man way.)(mind still blowing)A sweet first look…Do these two look like models or what?!?

If we could have – we would have photographed these two at this spot all day.  Magical.

Roger made my dreams come true with this shot.  LOVE.

My talented husband was hired this winter by Becky Huffman to build a chuppah/arbor for her to be able to rent for weddings.  Anything Roger builds he puts a lot of time and thought into.  The first couple who rented the finished product happened to be Whitney and Kurt, so we had the opportunity to see it with Becky’s magnificent creation added to it first hand.  So glad Roger was able to perfect his skills so he can make something similar for our back patio.  😉 

(Mind officially exploded)


I feel ya little one – some times you just have to dance.

We love it when a couple let us drag them away from their reception for a bit to steal some night time images when the opportunity arises.  We made have had a little hike in order to make it happen, but it was worth it!!

Whitney & Kurt,

I don’t think that you could possibly not know by now how much we adore you, and how thankful we are that we have gained life long friends when we got the opportunity to preserve your wedding day memories.  We look forward to watching your love grow and succeed, and we hope you know that we will be cheering for you along the way.  You two will always hold a special place in our hearts.

There isn’t enough space in a blog post to hold as many great images as there are to share of this day, so check out this slideshow for more!!

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Kim - Karin. Ohhhhmyyygooddnesssss! This wedding is beautiful! I don’t even know these people and this post made me cry. You, Roger and Becky did a phenomenal job! Gorgeous couple, gorgeous images, gorgeous flowers, location, details. Wow!! I’m also glad I’m not the only one who goes back to check on the straightener. Thank you for the confidence boost. 🙂 And seriously … I really cried when I saw these. You are all amazing!

Kim - P.S. I’m sure Becky automatically liked him because his name was Kurt with a K. No joke, I thought that before I even read your post. Kurt and Whitney … our brother and our cousin. Again … thank you for putting that out there. 🙂

Connie Carpenter - Wow…there are no words to describe how moving this blog and pictures are for a mother and father! I wasn’t expecting tears to flow as I viewed this. The pictures are absolutely amazing! They are both beautiful/handsome inside and out :).

Courtney - Speechless, absolutely stunning. I would in a heart beat recommend TenSixteen for any sort of wedding, engagement photos or special events. Y’all did such amazing work and the wedding party loved working with Karin & Roger. 🙂

Katey Stream - What a gorgeous wedding! So happy for you and your beautiful bride, Kurt. 🙂

Beth - Gorgeous pictures!!! I’m so glad you asked me to be a part of your big day! The pictures look amazing and I’m so happy for you two!!

Hannah - By far the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen! Congrats to the both of you!

Cyndee Rapp (MOB) - HOLY S…T!!!! Breathtaking!!! Thank you guys for allowing me to see every little detail I missed, (and there were plenty), of our special day, through your beautiful and captivating photography. You two are truly the BEST in the business!!!

Jenny Sveum - Sooooo beautiful!!! Congrats to the couple and what an amazing job on the photography!!!! Love all of these!

Ashley - Soo cute! And excellent photography!

Chris Wooley - Wow! These pictures are amazing! Thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of your big day! You two are such great people, and I am honored to have you as very close friends! Hope to see you again soon!!

Jackie K. - Absolutely stunning!!! Loved reading the blog as well. Too sweet!!!

Megan - WOW! These are amazing!! I love, love, love all of them. You look beautiful Whitney and I am so happy for you and Kurt!

kera - Beautiful pictures!! Photographers you all are awesome!! Whitney and Kurt thanks so much for letting me be a part of your special day!!

Katie Love - These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! Whitney and Kurt are such a beautiful couple and their very special day was captured perfectly in these images for them to cherish forever!! Thank you for asking us to be part of your wedding day.

Amber T. - What beautiful pictures and an exceptionally beautiful wedding! Love the blog and love you both, Whitney and Kurt! So glad to have you as friends!

Jodie Toft - Great pics! Sorry I missed the party….

corie - Congratulations to you both. The pictures are amazing!!!! Such talented photography….and a beautiful couple!

Becky - I was so honored to be a part of this day. Whitney you made such a beautiful bride and Kurt you clean up pretty good too. Haha I love you both and I’m so glad you both are a part of my family, jake has two wonderful people too look up to.

emily stursma - So awesome! You guys look so beautiful and I was so thankful to be able to see your special day!

John C. - Great pictures! And best of luck to you both!

Katie - Beautiful pictures!! You two look amazing 🙂

Andrea R. - These pictures are stunning! You both look amazing and there is so much love in the photos! I’m so incredibly happy for you both 🙂

rhonda - Stunning pictures. It was an honor to be present at this joyous occasion. So happy for you both.

Ashley - Congrats!!!!! Best wishes!!!!!

Ashlee R. - I love the pictures! The day was amazing and the photos capture the best moments!

Michelle Bryson - Amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Sandy P - It looks like your wedding was beautiful! Great pics.

Mary - Amazing pictures of an absolutely beautiful wedding! So thankful Natalie and my family could be a part of such a wonderful day. Love you guys!

Jen P. - These pictures turned out absolutely gorgeous!! I especially love the night photo!!

Maggie Chance - You two are freaking awesome together! Love, LOVE the photos! Beautiful!!

Amee - Very gorgeous photos. You both look great together!!

Kelci M - Love all the pictures! They are awesome! 🙂

Susan - OMG! The pictures are just beautiful, you did an amazing job. Kurt and Whitney that you for letting your Uncle and I be part of your special day. Love you both.

Katie - Awesome pics! What a beautiful wedding!!! Congrats!

Annie L. - Beautiful couple, and beautiful pictures!!! Congrats, guys!!!!!!

Annie - Beautiful pictures!!! What a fantastic story you guys look amazing! Congrats!!

Sarah T - Prettiest wedding I’ve ever been to! <3 you both and your pictures are amazing! <3

Sandy Heepke - I’m at a lost for words when it comes to these pictures…completely gorgeous. I am SO blessed for two wonderful friends. I’m so thankful for being a part of this wonderful day and can’t imagine life without the both of you. You’re two beautiful people, inside and out, and am so glad you found each other. Love you both oodles! <3

Evander D. Shubert - I only like the ones I’m in.

Erin - Gorgeous pictures! So glad I was able to help with your wedding day! Congratulations!

Dad - Great pictures.The tractor ones are my favorite.

Coleen - Truly the most beautiful pics I have ever seen! So innovative and ‘wowsome’….you’ve captured the heart and soul of my favorite people. Thank you for allowing me to take a peak!

Patty - What a beautiful way to capture a most special day. What a beautiful wedding for a very special couple!

Tiffany - these pictures are amazing!! congratulations!!

Brad - awesome pictures from an awesome day

Ackerley - your pictures are beautiful!!! we are so happy for you two!! love you!!

Erika - These photos are stunning and what an amazing day it was!! So blessed to have been a part of it! Love you guys 🙂

Dustin Nash - These pictures are awesome! Had a blast at the wedding

adam - Great pictures !!! Great job by all …

Brandus - Whoever said true love is hard to find has never seen you two and it shows in your pictures. Glad I was part of this from the start and I can’t wait for years to come. YOU TWO ARE BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER!!!

Katie - I am absolutely in love with your pictures!! How are you ever going to decide!! You guys are an amazing couple and I’m sooo happy for you two!

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