Tiffany and Daniel | A KC Firestone Building Wedding

Tiffany and Daniel had a beautiful, classy bohemian wedding at the Firestone Building in Kansas City, MO. This is a wedding I (Cate) had been looking forward to since the moment I first met Tiffany. She walked in to our studio with her incredible coordinator, Jessica Woolery. Her eyes lit up when she spoke about the story of meeting her fiancé in their old apartment complex (she thought he was cute so she played the role of the cute, single neighbor and kept asking him to help her with moving-in things) and also about her super busy life. When she started mentioning everything she had on her plate I was not surprised she asked Jessica to help her: she took care of everything and told Tiffany (and Daniel) where they needed to be and when… so, needless to say, I couldn’t wait to see everything come together!

Boy-oh-boy DID IT come together! Tiffany and Daniel’s wedding was perfect…from the decor to the drinks to the weather. Her dress was stunning, his orange-lined coat was a surprise, and their smiles and laughs the entire night were contagious!

storyboard001 storyboard002 storyboard003 storyboard004 storyboard006 storyboard007 storyboard008 storyboard009 storyboard011 storyboard012 storyboard013 storyboard014 storyboard015 storyboard016 storyboard017 storyboard018 storyboard019 storyboard020 storyboard021 storyboard022 storyboard023 storyboard024 storyboard025 storyboard026 storyboard027 storyboard028 storyboard029 storyboard030 storyboard031 storyboard032 storyboard033 storyboard034 storyboard035 storyboard036 storyboard037 storyboard038 storyboard039 storyboard040 storyboard041 storyboard042 storyboard043 storyboard044 storyboard045 storyboard046 storyboard047 storyboard048 storyboard049 storyboard050 storyboard051 storyboard052 storyboard053 storyboard054 storyboard055 storyboard056 storyboard057 storyboard058 storyboard059 storyboard060 storyboard061 storyboard062 storyboard063

Back to top|Contact me

A Pregnancy Story | Kansas City, MO

Timing is everything, isn’t it?

Back in February John had been telling me about seeing one of his past brides in the neighborhood recently and he’d assumed she’d started a new job in the area. He was really hoping we’d run in to her together because he wanted to introduce me to her. A day or so later, we saw Santina (that’s the bride!) when we were having our morning coffee date at Quay Coffee. We were introduced and then she bent down and quietly asked if we do maternity photos. I looked down at her belly and it was flat as a board… I thought there was no way she was pregnant! Turns out, she was, and I was wrong once again;)I got all excited because we’d also just seen the maternity photos by Pete Laroche on “how a baby is made” that went viral and even though we are not typically newborn or maternity photographers, I threw out the idea to her of doing something fun and different… if she’d be up to it. Santina is so laid back and she couldn’t wait to get started. But we couldn’t come up with something creative that hadn’t already been done… and we needed to get started before she started showing any more. So, instead of doing one session we would a series of sessions to document the growing of their baby and the transformation of the guest room in to the baby’s nursery. I loved being there for the changes: taking out the guest bed, putting in the crib, picking out a paint color (and then deciding not to paint!), finding out they were having a boy (!!), putting up the vinyl jungle stickers designed by Santina’s sister, watching the home transform from a newly-ish-wed-grown-up-home to a brand new family home with baby toys throughout it, moving around Santina’s stuffed animals from her childhood room… and finally, baby Frank’s 2nd week of life.

This was something new and different to me (and us, really) but I loved every single minute of it.

So, CONGRATULATIONS to the new parents, Santina and Frank, on Baby Frank! It’s going to be so much fun watching the little man grow up through photos.

storyboard001 storyboard002 storyboard004 storyboard003 storyboard005 storyboard006 storyboard007 storyboard008 storyboard009 storyboard010 storyboard011 storyboard012 storyboard013 storyboard019 storyboard018 storyboard014 storyboard015 storyboard016 storyboard017 storyboard020 storyboard022 storyboard025 storyboard021 storyboard023 storyboard024 storyboard026 storyboard027 storyboard028 storyboard029 storyboard030 storyboard031 storyboard032 storyboard036 storyboard033 storyboard034 storyboard035 storyboard037 storyboard038 storyboard039 storyboard040 storyboard043 storyboard041 storyboard042 storyboard044 storyboard045 storyboard048 storyboard049 storyboard046 storyboard047 storyboard051 storyboard050 storyboard052 storyboard053 storyboard054 storyboard055 storyboard061 storyboard060 storyboard059 storyboard058 storyboard057 storyboard056 storyboard062 storyboard063

Alexis - Those photos came out amazing! Beautiful sister, beautiful nephew, wonderful photographer! Great job!

Debi Johnson - i LOVE this!!!! Little “Chicina” is so cute and has so much hair!!!

Rozann Brancato - What a beautiful story. Know them both

Back to top|Contact me

Chris and Mandy | Seattle Arboretum and Piranha Shop

I (Cate) was there when Chris and Mandy met. We were volunteering with the Peace Corps in Moldova, and Mandy and I had gone to Balti, the second largest city in Moldova, for a little weekend get away. It was chilly, because I remember Mandy waving her bright, striped gloves in the air because she’d recognized another volunteer (who had been there a year longer than we had) across the Plaza. As soon as he walked over I could feel this weird chemistry between them… I watched them play on a jungle gym and then ride the Soviet era ferris wheel together and I just knew something was different and great about this guy but it wasn’t the right time. Two days later was apparently a much better time and they started dating.

Fast forward 3 1/2 years and Mandy and Chris had spent 3 years in South Korea teaching and doing amazing things with art such as creating an arts magazine and a screen printing company. Finally Chris asked Mandy to marry him and boom… just a couple of weeks later they signed the documents in South Korea and made it official. She messaged me and said they were going to be back in the States in August and she wanted us to be there- and bring The Photo Bus as well- to celebrate in a very non-traditional way. Non-traditional became a little bit more traditional (including a white dress from BHLDN!). Unfortunately it didn’t work out to bring the bus, but it did work out for John and I to be their photographers!

Here’s how the wedding was traditional: Mandy wore a white dress, Chris wore a suit, they had an intimate outdoor ceremony with their closest friends and family, and there was a reception with delicious food and drinks.

Here’s how the wedding was untraditional: Chris and Mandy got ready together (with their super close friends) in a house they were renting through AirBnB. Mandy had her hair done at a blow out beauty bar and came home and put on her own makeup. There was no real plan for the ceremony at the Seattle Arboretum except to be there… John scouted and picked a beautiful location and had everyone gather around, and then her mom and dad (and dog) walked her down the aisle. Their best friends, who they met in South Korea, married them. Both Mandy and Chris mentioned “poop” in their vows at least twice (Peace Corps makes you a LOT more comfortable talking about that kind of stuff). After the ceremony everyone had a picnic in the park and ate the most amazing sandwiches I think I’ve ever had. The driver picked us up, and “us girls” went back to the blow out beauty bar to get our hair and make up done, including Mandy, who got a completely new “do” (Yes, this was AFTER the ceremony, family photos, and some portraits of the two-three of them)! After the makeovers we (no bridal party… just friends!) went to their hotel room to relax, enjoy some bubbly, and get Mandy back in her wedding dress. [enter traditional part here of taking photos of just the 2 of them]… then the reception at The Piranha Shop began! There was no first dance, cake, or food served to everyone. Instead, food trucks provided the meals (I say “meals” because it was impossible not to try all of them!) and the dessert.

The tables were decorated with wild flowers and art supplies, Dicks Burgers were delivered for a late-night-snack, and the combination of the band/DJ kept the party going until after midnight. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without their INCREDIBLE wedding coordinator, Alex, from Tailor’d Events, who worked with Mandy and Chris to plan this while they were abroad!

The following day we all hopped on a boat and we got an inside tour of the outside of Seattle.

Mandy and Chris’s wedding was one for the books… I’m so happy we were able to celebrate with them. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed the weekend!

Real BHLDN Wedding Dress Margeaux Anthropologie Seattle-Wedding-Photography-DePrisco-Photo Seattle-Wildflower-Wedding-Bouquet-DePrisco-Photo storyboard004 Wedding-Getting-Ready-AirBnb-Seattle-DePrisco-Photo Dog-Tuxedo-DePriscoPhoto DePriscoPhoto-Wedding-Photographer-Seattle-Airbnb Wedding-Day-Details-Jewelry-Shoes-DePrisco-Photo storyboard009 Dog-in-Wedding-DePrisco-Photo Washington-Park-Arboretum-Seattle-Wedding Seattle-Wedding-Photographer-Arboretum-DePrisco-Photo storyboard013 storyboard014 storyboard015 storyboard016 storyboard017 storyboard018 storyboard021 storyboard022 storyboard023 storyboard024 storyboard025 storyboard026 Seattle-Washington-Park-Arboretum-Outdoor-Wedding storyboard028 storyboard029 storyboard030 Write-Own-Wedding-Vows-DePrisco-Photo storyboard032 storyboard033 storyboard034 storyboard035 storyboard036 Pike-Place-Market-Wedding-Bouquet Intimate-Seattle-Arboretum-Outoor-Wedding-DePrisco-Photo storyboard039 storyboard040 storyboard041 storyboard042 storyboard043 storyboard044 storyboard045 storyboard046 storyboard047 storyboard048 storyboard049 storyboard050 storyboard051 storyboard052 storyboard053 storyboard054 storyboard055 storyboard056 storyboard057 BHLDN-Margeaux-Gown-Real-Wedding Anthropologie-Wedding-Dress-BHLDN-Margeaux storyboard060 Peace-Corps-Couple-with-Dog-Wedding storyboard062 storyboard063 storyboard064 storyboard065 storyboard066 storyboard067 storyboard068 storyboard069 storyboard070 storyboard071 storyboard072 storyboard073 storyboard074 storyboard075 storyboard076 storyboard077 storyboard078 storyboard079 storyboard080 storyboard081 storyboard082 storyboard083 storyboard084 storyboard085 storyboard086 storyboard087 storyboard088 storyboard089 storyboard090 storyboard091 storyboard092 storyboard093 storyboard094 storyboard095 storyboard096 storyboard097 storyboard098 storyboard099 storyboard100 storyboard101 storyboard102 storyboard103 storyboard104 storyboard105 storyboard106 storyboard107 storyboard108 storyboard109 storyboard110 storyboard111 storyboard112 storyboard113 storyboard114 storyboard115 storyboard116 storyboard117 storyboard118 storyboard119 storyboard120 storyboard121 storyboard122 storyboard123 storyboard124 storyboard125 storyboard126 storyboard127 storyboard128 storyboard129 storyboard130 storyboard131 storyboard132 storyboard133

Back to top|Contact me

Emily and Andrew | The Oread and Arterra Gallery in Lawrence, KS

I sure hope you enjoy photos, because this is a very photo-heavy post… so I’ll keep the words short and sweet.

If you take out the 100% humidity on July 5th, Emily and Andrew’s day was perfect. Emily and her bridesmaids started their day at Headmasters Salon in Lawrence (a photographer’s dream salon… check out those colors and that light!!) before heading to the beautiful Oread Hotel to finish getting ready. The rooms there are big, clean, and gorgeous. I may or may not have become a little teary-eyed when Emily told me the story behind her dress: the skirt portion of it was from her Grandmother’s wedding dress. The top half was custom designed for Emily and the fabrics matched perfectly.

After Emily and Andrew did their first look on the 5th floor terrace, we hopped on the party bus (and boy was it a party!) to go around the campus at the University of Kansas for some group photos. Their ceremony was back at the Oread Hotel in the Hancock Room. These two got engaged at a winery and it felt just like one in this room!

Their reception was held at the Arterra Gallery, which is also in Lawrence. It was so much fun to bring The Photo Bus (our VW photo booth) to their reception! I posted enough photos that I think I’ll let those tell the rest of the story of Emily and Andrew’s wedding day!

storyboard001 storyboard002 storyboard003 storyboard004 storyboard005 storyboard006 storyboard008 storyboard009 storyboard010 storyboard011 storyboard007 storyboard012 storyboard013 storyboard014 storyboard015 storyboard016 storyboard017 storyboard018 storyboard019 storyboard020 storyboard021 storyboard022 storyboard024 storyboard025 storyboard026 storyboard027 storyboard028 storyboard029 storyboard034 storyboard033 storyboard030 storyboard031 storyboard032 storyboard035 storyboard036 storyboard037 storyboard039 storyboard038 storyboard040 storyboard041 storyboard042 storyboard043 storyboard044 storyboard045 storyboard046 storyboard047 storyboard049 storyboard048 storyboard050 storyboard051 storyboard052 storyboard053 storyboard054 storyboard056 storyboard057 storyboard058 storyboard059 storyboard060 storyboard061 storyboard062 storyboard064 storyboard065 storyboard066 storyboard067 storyboard068 storyboard069 storyboard070 storyboard073 storyboard072 storyboard071 storyboard074 storyboard075 storyboard076 storyboard079 storyboard078 storyboard080 storyboard082 storyboard081 storyboard083

storyboard084 storyboard086 storyboard087 storyboard088 storyboard094 storyboard090 storyboard091 storyboard093 storyboard096 storyboard089 storyboard097 storyboard095 storyboard098 storyboard099 storyboard100 storyboard101 storyboard102 storyboard103 storyboard105 storyboard104 storyboard107 storyboard106 storyboard109

Jamie - Cate! These are amazing! You captured the day so perfectly!! Xoxoxo

Back to top|Contact me

Mark and Kendall | A Baseball Proposal

Mark and I (Cate) have known each other since high school, so when we reconnected in person (Facebook doesn’t count!) at a wedding of a mutual friend a couple of months ago, it was no surprise to me he hadn’t proposed to his girlfriend of 4 years yet. He takes all of the right steps to everything he does, and he takes his time to make sure it’s exactly how it needs to be. With Kendall, he knew it was right the moment he met her. But he wasn’t going to rush the proposal/engagement/wedding because he knew there were things they needed to finish first, like school, for example. So it was wonderful just talking with them at the wedding about life. I mean, they got up early before their friend’s wedding to go fishing because the weather was perfect for it. Kendall was telling me they’d gone looking for engagement rings but they weren’t quite going to get engaged yet… maybe in a few months or later in the year. I told them I’d keep my eye on Facebook for the big news.

It turns out I didn’t need to do that. Mark called me one day and told me his plan: he wanted to take Kendall to Kauffman Stadium for a tour before a Royals game and propose to her on the pitcher’s mound. Baseball has been part of his life since the little leagues and they met in College at the University of Kansas because he played baseball and she played softball. As always, he was one step ahead: He’d already been talking with the awesome people (HI TOM!) at the stadium to arrange it, it was just a matter of picking the day and he wanted John and me to be there to photograph it “because apparently girls like this.” I told him it’s true, as I look through our proposal photos and video at least once a week, and said we’ll absolutely be there.

They didn’t get to make it to the pitcher’s mound (game day/tour regulations) but the moment was so special. She hadn’t noticed us peeking around the dugout and it took her a second to realize the baseball Mark had been carrying around in his pocket wasn’t actually just in case they ran into players: he’d turned it into a box to hold the engagement ring. He cut it in half and put magnets in the bottom to hold the ring down and magnets around the outside to keep it closed.

Thank you so much to everyone at the Kauffman Stadium for your part in keeping us hidden from Kendall and keeping everything a surprise!

depriscophoto deprisco-photo-royals-kauffman-stadium storyboard004 storyboard005 deprisco-photo-kansas-city-photographer-proposal deprisco-photo-baseball-stadium-surprise-proposal storyboard007 kansas-city-royals-marriage-proposal-deprisco-photo kansas-city-royals-marriage-proposal-deprisco-photo deprisco-photo-kansas-city-royals creative-men-making-creative-proposals deprisco-photo-kc deprisco-photo-kc-engagement-proposal-photographer deprisco-photo kc-photographer-deprisco-photo deprisco-photo-engagment-session kansas-city-royals-proposal-engagement

Back to top|Contact me