Kayla + Jake | married in Hermann, MO

Where do I even begin…

Jake and Kayla began their lives together 10 years ago.

Ten. Years. Ago.

The year was 2008. I was dying my hair with sharpies while these two were finding their soulmates.

Life works in weird ways, my friends.

I first met Jake and Kayla (and 90% of the people in the wedding party) in Las Vegas in July 2016. I knew one person out of the 10 or so that were on this trip. I hopped off the plane with my buddy, and somehow, all of these wonderful people allowed me into their lives.

Vegas 2016

Vegas 2016

So Jake bought a ring the following April and held onto it until December 2016.


I hid in the bushes for an hour in the December cold for these two.

Totally worth it.

So we had a party to celebrate, and we went to Vegas a year and a half later for their bachelor/ette party!

Engagement Party that night

Engagement Party that night

Vegas 2018

Vegas 2018

Basically, I’m just really lucky to be so much a part of this group of lovely people.

“BLAH BLAH BLAH I DON’T CARE, AMBER.” – You, probably.

Okay, okay, fine. Here’s the good stuff.

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Video by Lizzie Roberts.

Thanks to all the vendors who took part in this amazing day!

Photography: Amber Garrett Photography

Venue: Little Piney Lodge

Catering: A Catered Affair

DJ: S&M Productions

Coordinator: Tyler Parton

Florals: Terra Flora

Rings: Shane Co.

Bride’s dress: David’s Bridal

Bridal hair: Anna at Salon Nefisa

Bride’s shoes: Toms

Bride’s bracelet: Carol B Designs

Bride’s handkerchief: Epically Embroidered

Men’s tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse

Groom’s shoes: Florsheim Shoe Co.

Amber Garrett

Amber is a wedding photojournalist and portrait photographer based in Las Vegas, but available for travel worldwide.