Caption (above): Lawrence Kansas based Wedding Photographer, Ailecia Ruscin (she/her). 

 

hey there! i'm so glad you found me!

 

Since 2010 I've had the awesome opportunity to document close to 300 weddings in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, New York, Alabama, Arkansas, Nebraska and Illinois. I'm based in Lawrence, KS but I have a Jeep and I love to roadtrip!

 

This is the paragraph where I like to demystify the wedding photography experience for my clients with an explanation of what's to come if you choose to work with me. In our first consultation (in person or video chat or phone call), we get a chance to meet each other. You learn a little about my photography practices and extensive back-up file management system (if you ask!) and I get an opportunity to meet you, see what makes you two CLICK as a couple. We talk about your aesthetic, photography goals, and locations/outfits for the engagement session. We discuss pricing very openly, and you get an opportunity to ask me all the questions you have! Our next step is the engagement session, this is the first time we get to hang out with camera in hand. This is when we get to know even more about each other. I get to see how you interact, I help with poses, or suggest photo prompts that create a candid moment for me to photograph. This is when I learn that you aren't so much into PDA on camera, or that you love to go for epic poses like dips and lifts (Cue "(I've Had) The Time of my Life." My goal is always to be really in tune with who YOU are and create photo poses that make sense for you. Within a couple days I send you a link to ALL of your proofs from our session and you get an opportunity to pick YOUR favorites for me to edit. (You can also pass that job right back to me! But I know a lot of my clients LOVE to be the ones who pick.) Within 2 weeks of receiving your proofs I will send you a link to finished images. If I have your permission, I will also add my favorites to Facebook, so you can easily share them with friends and family. Our next meeting is the final consultation, which we usually schedule within 3 months of the wedding date. At this consultation we write up a full shot list and itinerary for your day. This helps me learn what you want me to focus on, and we decide on a schedule that will work for your needs. The week of the wedding comes and you get a little email from me saying I'm so excited; this is honestly just an email to give you a little peace of mind that YES, absolutely you have nothing to worry about, I'm coming. On the wedding day we have the most glorious 4 to 10 hours together. Your friends and family fall in love with me and give me high fives and at the end we are exploding with love for the entire day's experience. I go home, back-up all your files in many ways and the next day I get a damn massage, because you know your girl is tired! I've just busted my booty to get every single shot and I'm celebrating my crazy work ethic with self love. I encourage you to do the same! Within a week of the wedding I've edited some sneak peeks for facebook, and sent you an email with a link to ALL of your photos. You can immediately download the ones you love and send them to loved ones. Again, you pick your favorites for me to edit, only this time my turn-around is 2-4 weeks for final edits. In the 40-some odd hours of editing, I fix every blemish on your face, whiten teeth, and get the colors perfect for you. Then you get an email from me with a link to your final gallery and soon receive a USB drive in the mail with all of your files, including a letter describing printing rights and that you can hire me to design an album for you. And often, this is only the beginning, in the future I get to photograph you as a couple and as a family with your babies and fur babies. And sometimes we become like really good friends, who want to hang out and stuff later. 

 

So what's next? Check out my availability for next year below, and if I still have your date available, hit me up! Let's meet for coffee or drinks or apps and let's start this new friendship. 

 

2022 BOOKED WEDDING DATES

Feb 2: Lawrence, KS wedding photography at Free State Brewery (Autumn & Daniel)

Feb 26: Catoosa, OK wedding photography at The Hidden Porch (Eryn & Josh)

Feb 28: Lawrence, KS wedding photography at J. Wilson's (Keah & Andrew)

Mar 19: Lee's Summit, MO wedding photography at The Stanley (Madeline & Brett)

Apr 2: Lawrence, KS wedding photography at Danforth Chapel & The Oread (Elizabeth & Thomas)

May 1: Augusta, KS wedding photography at Stone Hill Barn (Emma & Conner)

May 23: Weston, MO wedding photography at Eventful at Locust Grove (Kathryn & Jonathan)

June 4: Salina, KS wedding photography at The Redeemer Lutheran Church (Eugene & Kyle)

July 7: Topeka, KS wedding photography at The Brownstone (Lensi & Adam)

July 9: Topeka, KS wedding photography at Creekside at Berryton (Dori & John)

July 23: Lawrence, KS wedding photography at Maceli's (Kayla & Morgan)

Aug 13: Lenexa, KS wedding photography at Fire Stables (Lauren & Sarah)

Aug 19-20: Kansas City, KS wedding photography at James P. Davis Hall (Madison & Ian)

Sept 3: Lawrence, KS wedding photography at private residence (Marley & Arin)

Sept 10: Elmdale, KS wedding photography at Clover Cliff Ranch (Brandi & Brandon)

Sept 24: Kansas City, MO wedding photography at Fire House KC (Wheeler-Forrester)

Oct 1: Topeka, KS wedding photography at The Brownstone (Emily & Teresa)

Oct 9: Lawrence, KS wedding photography at Abe & Jake's (Lindsay & Jake)

Oct 14: Harrisonville, MO wedding photography at Beck Event Space (McDonough-Kisor)

Oct 22: Baldwin City, KS wedding photography at Stony Point Hall (Becca & Jayson)

Oct 23: Lawrence, KS wedding photography at Cider Gallery (Beth & Rachel)

Oct 30: Kansas City, MO wedding photography at Terrace on Grand (Andrea & Kennan)

Nov 19: Kansas City, MO wedding photography at Rumeley Historic Event Space (Wick & Clay)

Dec 9: Olathe, KS wedding photography at Eagles Landing (Amanda & Andrew)

 

2023 BOOKED WEDDING DATES

Jan 28: Valley Center, KS wedding photography at The Highlands (Paige & Braeden)

Apr 8: Overland Park, KS wedding photography at Museum at Prairie Fire (Blake & Michael)

May 19: Lee's Summit, MO wedding photography at Raintree Club House (Anna & Jason)

May 20: Lawrence KS wedding photography at Corpus Chrisiti & Eldridge Hotel (Toni & Patrick)

July 22: Lawrence KS wedding photography at Liberty Hall (Shalen & Joe)

Sept 28-Oct 9: East Coast lifestyle photography trip (taking clients in NY, ME, PA)

Oct 5: Bar Harbor, ME wedding photography at Sol's Cliff House (Sara & Nicole)

 

Featured as one of Lawrence's best photographers. Winner of multiple years of: The Best of The Knot, The Knot Hall of Fame, Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards, and Best of Lawrence awards. 

 

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