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emily + adam :: engaged!


Congrats to Emily and Adam, engaged and all set for a November wedding! We made stops at Rock Bridge State Park (where Adam proposed!) and downtown in front of Columbia’s very own Yellow Dog Bookshop, ’cause Emily loves books. Adam was a groomsman in one of SilverBox’s earliest weddings (when his sister, Megan, married Ben!!!), and he’s brought Emily to Missouri. Welcome to Columbia, Emily, we are SO LUCKY and SO HAPPY to have you here!






Bree + Craig :: disco + donuts = wedding day bliss!


It’s time for a SilverBox Top Ten! Drumroll please . .

10 Reasons Why We LOVED Bree and Craig’s Wedding

1. Craig’s letter to Bree that had Bree and her friends laughing and crying simultaneously.

2. Venues that were all within walking distance (so much fun, ’cause walking meant more time hanging out with friends and less time driving around in vehicles!).

3. Lots of hugging. The outdoor receiving line made for great (and well-lit) moments (which lead to fun pictures) of Bree and Craig getting hugs from all their guests.

4. Differently colored bridesmaids’ dresses . . . so lovely!

5. The special arrangement of rectangular AND round tables at the reception looked fantastic and helped guests mingle more (high fives, Annabelle Events, for this very cool design!)

6. Live disco! WOW! Just WOW!

7. A donut bar! (“blank” donuts with choose-your-own topping AND two utterly unique donuts named “the craig” and “the bree,” specially created by Harold’s Donuts for this night). Unbelievably YUMMY!

8. A father-daughter dance (or one big bear hug set to music) that had entire tables of guests moved to tears.

9. A SilverBox photo booth with props supplied by Craig and Bree that was its own party within a party!

10. And best of all: Bree and Craig! It was a treat just watching these two together . . . so much laughing! I think that’s may just be the secret ingredient to a pretty great marriage. Congrats, Bree and Craig!

And guess what? We’ve documented all this below. Scroll down to see JUST what I mean!

17_0151Bree + Craig :: Columbia, MO

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ceremony venue • First Baptist Church

event planning • Annabelle Events

reception venue • Kimball Ballroom

catering  Fresh Ideas

cake • Hy-Vee

donuts  Harold’s Donuts

flowers • Hy-Vee

wedding stationary • Hoot Design Co

calligraphy • Inkling

band • Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs

bridal gown  • Victoria’s Bridal

bridesmaid dresses  • David’s Bridal

hair & makeup  • The Clip Joint

menswear • Men’s Wearhouse

men’s accessories • Woody’s Gentlemen’s Clothiers

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





~ Kim, Annika, Drew

Lori + Corey :: lovely lakeside wedding in columbia, MO


I’d like to live inside Lori and Corey’s wedding world! It’s a creamy, dreamy world filled with vintage furniture, lawn games, a lake, Chinese lanterns, polka-dot bow ties, eye-popping fireworks, food from some of the best eateries in Columbia AND most importantly, Lori and Corey’s big crowd of delightful, fun, ready-to-celebrate loved ones. Folks like these make me proud to be a midwesterner! Scroll through these pictures to put yourself in their wedding world, too! Lori and Corey: THANK YOU for letting SilverBox document your day! And thank you also for selecting so many small and local Columbia, Missouri businesses to help make your day special.  Go Lori, Corey and COMO!



Lori + Corey :: Columbia, MO

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ceremony & reception venue • Hofsess family’s lakeside home

event planning • Annabelle Events

officiant • Judi Schoonover

catering  Bleu Restaurant & Catering

cake • Edith Hall Cakes

flowers Kent’s Floral Gallery

videography  Tower Video

wedding stationary • Hoot Design Co

calligraphy • Inkling

DJ • DJ Franco

vintage furnishings • E. Clare Vintage Rentals

tent and decor  • A1 Party and Event Rental

decor and lighting  • Exclusive Events

bridal gown  • Watters from Nordstrom Bridal Suite, Chicago

bridal jewelry • Lily Dawson Designs

wedding rings • Buchroeders

groom’s and groomsmen’s bowties • AnnaRuna Bowties

fireworks • Skywriter Fireworks

photographers Kim Wade & Annika Miller, SilverBox Photographers










~ Kim and Annika

Sara + Tyler :: married!


After having kids of my own, I had an “oh, now I get it moment” when I realized that weddings may just be even more emotional for parents of the couple then for the bride and groom themselves. This thought never crossed my mind when I was a bride. But once I became a mother . . . yep . . . I’m pretty sure it’s true. One of the things I admire about Sara and Tyler is that they seemed to know this already. They made sure that their wedding day was a celebration that honored all their loved ones . . . their parents, their grandparents, their friends. Sara and Tyler surprised two sets of grandparents with cakes in celebration of their anniversaries (60th and 64th?!) before cutting the wedding cake. Sara made quilts for each of her bridesmaids and presented these at the rehearsal dinner. And the toasts by family and friends (and Tyler himself) were among the most heartfelt, moving and funny that I’ve ever heard. Congratulations to Sara and Tyler and their families for a beautiful, fun and joyous start to Sara & Tyler’s marriage!





Sara + Tyler :: Columbia, MO

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bridal dressing room • The Broadway

ceremony venue • First Baptist Church

reception venue  Country Club of Missouri

cake • Hy-Vee

DJ • Aaron Rose

flowers Kent’s Floral Gallery

bridal gown & bridesmaid dresses • Clarice’s Bridal

hair • The Beach Salon

make-up • Jennifer Pritchett, friend of bride

menswear • Joseph Banks

wedding rings • Buchroeders Jewelers

photographers Kim Wade & Annika Miller, SilverBox Photographers



Theresa Litton - Beautiful couple, wedding and celebration.June 9, 2015 – 7:23 pm

Connie Fenton - Kim – I love the pictures that you got of Sara and Tyler. I can’t wait to see the rest. Thank you for catching the special moments with my parents.June 10, 2015 – 8:43 pm

***Now Hiring: Part-Time Graphic Designer & Studio Manager***

SilverBox Photographers is on the hunt for a dependable, self-motivated, and talented individual to join our crew. This position will be a minimum of 10 hours a week, but could result in up to 15 if we find the right person. Someone with a good work ethic is mandatory. We like to have fun, but we also work hard! We work out of our downtown Columbia, MO studio. Normal work hours are 10am-5pm but the working hours of this position are flexible.


Responsibilities Overview:


Graphic Design

  • Product design
  • Album design
  • Brand promotion
  • Marketing material design
  • Graduation announcement design
  • Package design/sourcing
  • Email campaign design
  • Occasional website design and maintenance


Studio Management

  • Communicate with potential and current clients via phone or email
  • Package orders
  • Update email database
  • Send studio newsletters
  • Organize and replenish inventory of office supplies
  • Light cleaning
  • Social media marketing


Portrait Workflow

  • Session preparation
  • Client order fulfillment
  • Create client galleries
  • Assist with image processing and organization, as needed
  • Blogging


The ideal candidate must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Experience with Adobe Lightroom, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and WordPress preferred, but not required. Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills needed.


This position is NOT open to photographers or those who wish to pursue a career in photography.


After a 4 week probation/training period at $10/hr, pay will rise. Rate will depend on experience and job performance. Due to the amount of training required, we are looking for someone who plans to stick around for awhile!

If this seems like a great fit for you, please email by June 17, 2015 to briefly introduce yourself, with your resumé attached. Supplying a graphic design portfolio is a plus! Interviews will be scheduled for the end of June. Preferred start date of July 15 or sooner.


Elise + Jake :: Married in Columbia, MO!


Congratulations, Elise & Jake! Their wedding had it all:  classic Columbia venues, balloons, a trolley, super hero capes, antique watches, live music, and most importantly: a big crowd of loved ones excited to help these two tie the knot. Take a peak at Elise and Jake and their very awesome day:


Elise + Jake :: Columbia, MO

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event planning • Annabelle Events

bridal dressing room • Senior Hall

ceremony venue • Sacred Heart Church

reception venue  Kimball Ballroom

cake • Edith Hall Cakes

transportation • The Trolley Company

flowers Kent’s Floral Gallery

wedding stationary • Hoot Design Co

band • Galaxy

lodging • The Broadway

photographers Kim Wade & Annika Miller, SilverBox Photographers







~ kim