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kristin + josh :: married!

25_0339Congratulations, Kristin + Josh! He’s from South Dakota and she’s from Missouri. They met in Florida while working at Walt Disney World Resort and first bonded over a love of all things Disney! Josh proposed to Kristin in Paris, and they tied the knot in Columbia, Missouri. They’ve accrued quite a few adventured-filled driving and frequent flyer miles while dating (as well as logging some miles by foot too after running a marathon together)! A toast to the next leg of your journey. Happy wedding day, you two!


Kristin + Josh :: Columbia, MO

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ceremony venue • United Methodist Church

reception venue • The University Club of MU

cake • Hy-Vee

flowers • Allen’s Flowers

transportation White Knight

band • Galaxy

bridal gown  • Henry Roth gown from Kleinfeld Bridal, New York

bridesmaid dresses  • J. Crew

hair • Bella Salon

makeup • Rebecca’s Day Spa

menswear • Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

lodging • The Tiger Hotel and  The Broadway

reception decor • A-1 Party & Event Rental

photographers Kim Wade & Courtney Tompson, SilverBox Photographers






~ kim

join us on oct 18 for holiday short + sweet photo sessions!



Sunday, October 18 (rain date: Sunday, October 25)

THIS YEAR, you can (and should!) have darling, no-hassle PHOTOS,

PERFECT for holiday cards, PERFECT for holiday gifts!

 Spend a Short + Sweet 20 minutes with award-winning SilverBox Photographers
 and check “amazing fall pictures” off your to-do list.

Fun, Flattering AND Easy!

 Each session lasts 20 minutes and yields 10 images.
 The session fee is $150 and is due at the time of booking.

and select the time slot that works best for you.

All major credit & debit card are accepted.

Would you like digital files?

 You can pot for the Short & Sweet Digital Bundle for $450
 and the price drops to $300 when you pre-order with your session.

So, meet us in the Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary parking lot on Rollins Rd.

We can’t wait to see how your family has grown!


Feven + Laurence :: my people are your people ~ Eritrean Wedding Reception


“My people are your people, and your people are my people.” I felt chills (standing outside in full sun on a day with a heat index of 107 degrees) hearing Feven and Laurence’s minister speak these words. TRUTH! Love binds us, not just one person to another, but to our ever widening circles of families, friends, towns, entire peoples. It’s why I photograph weddings: to document, to feel, to be immersed in these moments of both deep and expansive connections. And full disclosure: the food’s pretty delicious, too!

Speaking of food: on Sunday, Feven’s family served up one of the most delicious meals that I’ve ever eaten. A traditional Eritrean wedding occurs over two days. Day one for Feven and Laurence was on Saturday, with their wedding ceremony on the lawn of a friend’s home.

Feven’s family then hosted a Melsi, to celebrate traditional Eritrean customs, on the second day; hence this second blog post with another set of pictures. The Eritrean customs on Sunday included welcoming Feven and Laurence into the reception with a big dance, surrounded by their guests. Next up: an Eritrean feast. Incredibly delicious! Afterwards, the women in Feven’s family prepared a coffee ceremony, using a small, beautifully decorated, portable cart, complete with burner and shelves (Feven, what is the story behind this lovely cart, and how did it get to Columbia? I can just imagine someone in your family finding an ingenious way to pack it onto an airplane!). Guests were invited to smell and approve of the aroma of the roasted beans before Laurence and Feven were served coffee from a pottery jug called a jebena (I did a little research!).

After coffee, Laurence was coached through the proper technique of splitting the Ambasha (an Eritrean bread used in celebrations) with the outer edge of his hand before it was offered to guests. Throw in some sewa (an Eritrean drink), a few Memphis dance moves, and a basketball court as a setting, and you’ve got a perfect merging of Laurence and Feven’s worlds.

Congratulations, Feven & Laurence, and all your people, on a delightful 2-day celebration of your new marriage.



~ kim

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Feven + Laurence :: Married (in Columbia, Memphis and Eritrean Wedding style)!


Family came from around the world (including Memphis, Tennessee: Seattle, Washington; Germany; and Eritrea!) to celebrate with Laurence and Feven. With smiles as wide as the ocean that her parents crossed to be here, Feven and Laurence said their vows, pumped their fists and tied the knot. Lots more to say about this incredible wedding, but I think I’ll do it in a SECOND blog post. Feven’s family hosted an Eritrean reception the following day. So I’ll say more tomorrow when I post those pictures to the blog. Right now, Feven and Laurence are eager to see some pictures, so here are a few favorites….scroll through and ENJOY. And I want to give a big thanks to Annika and Drew (who both made amazing pictures which are scattered throughout this blog post) and to the other vendors who gave it their all and helped Feven and Laurence celebrate in big and beautiful style!


Feven + Laurence :: Columbia, MO

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ceremony venue • Gadbois Private Residence

event planning Anne Churchill, Annabelle Events

reception venue • Peachtree Catering & Banquet Center

cake • Edith Hall Cakes

flowers • Busch’s Florist and Greenhouse

wedding stationery • Hoot Design Co

transportation White Knight

DJ Safari Sound

bridal gown  • Low’s Bridal & Formal, Arkansas

bridesmaid dresses  • Alfred Angelo

makeup  • Aesthetic Studio

hair • Erin, The Look Hair Salon

menswear • Vera Wang

lodging • The Tiger

reception decor • A-1 Party & Event Rental

photographers Kim Wade, Annika Miller, Drew Piester, SilverBox Photographers




~ kim

Lorri Clark Murray - Awesome photographs of a clearly joyous event.August 19, 2015 – 8:39 pm

Catherine + Hector :: married!

0371Amazing wedding! Amazing couple! Amazing families! Catherine and Hector have stolen my heart. These two are simply wonderful . . . generous, kind, poised, full of delight and love for one another. So many highlights from their wedding: loved ones who traveled all the way from Mexico; a slideshow during the reception that had the crowd laughing from start to finish; a mountain of friends who were clearly having as much fun as Cat & Hector; possibly the MOST delicious wedding dinner (lobster AND steak!); and special touches from Mexico, including ceramic bells, candy, and papel picado banners. Happy HAPPY wedding day!

Cat + Hector :: Columbia, MO

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ceremony venue • First Baptist Church

ceremony music • Kansas City String Quartet

event planning Anne Churchill, Annabelle Events

reception venue Kristi McCann, Columbia Country Club

cake • Pohlman’s Create-a-Cake

flowers Kent’s Floral Gallery

wedding stationeryPaper Daisies Stationery

transportation White Knight

DJ • Aaron Rose

bridal gown  • La Raine’s Bridal Boutique, Atlanta

bridesmaid dresses  • David’s Bridal

hair • Blanc Studio

menswear • Men’s Wearhouse

lodging • The Broadway

reception decor • A-1 Party & Event Rental

photographers Kim Wade & Annika Miller, SilverBox Photographers


~ kim

SilverBox Seniors celebrates 5 years!


Can you believe it?! We’ve hit a milestone and want to shout THANK YOU from the rooftops to you, our fabulous clients and fans. SilverBox Seniors is celebrating 5 years in business, while SilverBox Photographers just skipped its way into its second decade!

We want to shower you with a few of Annika’s favorite things (ahem, pie and pictures, just to name a few…) to express our gratitude for your support, business, word-of-mouth referrals, and enthusiasm for our success. Starting Monday, August 3, we will be hosting a daily giveaway that could have your name on it. Join in on the daily (x5!) challenges on Facebook and Instagram to help us celebrate five years of business!