blake and inge get married

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Inge Jorgensen chooses her colors from a makeup palette before her wedding ceremony.

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Inge Jorgensen greets her bridesmaid and former college roommate, Claudia Durkin.

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Inge Jorgensen’s bridal dress hangs in her hotel bedroom before the wedding ceremony.

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Inge Jorgensen shows off her K-State garter to one of her bridesmaids, Claudia Durkin.

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Inge Jorgensen’s sister, Heidi, and mother, Barbara, help Inge into her wedding dress.

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Inge Jorgensen talks to a friend just minutes before her wedding ceremony.

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Inge Jorgensen kisses her father, Dr. Jens Jorgensen, before they walk down the aisle.

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Inge Jorgensen stands in the narthex of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

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Inge Jorgensen flashes a smile to her fiance, Blake Seiler, during their wedding ceremony.

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Blake and Inge Seiler leave the church and travel to their wedding reception on a party bus.

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Blake and Inge Seiler stop their party bus to pose for a photo before their reception.

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Inge and Blake Seiler sing and dance with their wedding party before their reception.

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Blake and Inge Seiler greet their guests at The Hotel at Old Town in Wichita, Kansas.

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K-State’s head football coach Bill Snyder greets Blake and Inge Seiler at their reception.

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Inge and Blake Seiler are toasted by family and friends during their wedding reception.

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Inge Seiler sits on groomsman Taylor Braet as Blake Seiler removes her garter belt.

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Blake and Inge Seiler share their first dance as a married couple at The Hotel at Old Town.

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Wedding guests enjoy themselves on the dance floor at Blake and Inge Seiler’s reception.

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Groomsman Steve Cline breakdances during Blake and Inge Seiler’s wedding reception.

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Blake and Inge Seiler return to their room at The Hotel at Old Town after their reception.

My friends, Blake Seiler and Inge Jorgensen, asked me to shoot their wedding in Wichita, Kansas on June 21, 2014. I was honored that they trusted me to document such a joyful day in their lives.

-scott weaver

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photo shoot in aggieville

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Recently, I was asked to shoot some scenics in Aggieville, a six-block dining and shopping district near Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, for some promotional and marketing materials.

I approached the managers of the Wabash Bar and Grill, located at 1116 Moro St, because their rooftop patio has a great view of Aggieville. They graciously allowed me into their establishment.

I asked former K-State women’s basketball player, Katya Leick, and her friend, Chelsey Olson, to model for me. They’re both sweet, beautiful young ladies with the perfect look for the project.

Unfortunately, the shoot had to be postponed a few times because of severe weather. The day before my deadline, we met at the Wabash despite an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Instead of heavy rain, the sun burst through the clouds just as we walked onto the rooftop patio. We had to use several large, outdoor umbrellas to keep Katya and Chelsey evenly lit in the shade.

My sincere appreciation to the Wabash Bar and Grill, Katya and Chelsey, for a great shoot.

-scott weaver

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k-state football conditioning drills

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K-State’s offensive and defensive linemen run sprints at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Recently, I photographed K-State football players during their offseason strength and conditioning drills at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and the Vanier Football Complex in Manhattan, Kansas.

K-State’s first game is August 30, 2014 against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

-scott weaver

 

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independence day

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A bald eagle perches in a tree at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas on June 26, 2014.

The bald eagle was adopted as the national symbol of the United States in 1789. Almost 150 years later, President John F. Kennedy wrote: “The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation. The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America.”

-scott weaver

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the 2014 k-state men’s basketball poster shoot

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K-State’s Thomas Gipson

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K-State’s Justin Edwards

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K-State’s Marcus Foster

The K-State Athletics Communication staff received six national honors for excellence in design during CoSIDA’s annual national convention in Orlando, Florida on June 8-11, 2014.

Several of K-State’s posters also received awards. K-State’s baseball and rowing teams posters placed second and fourth while the men’s basketball poster was the national runner-up.

All media guide covers and posters were done by K-State’s director of graphics design Ron Cook and myself. It is the 12th time that K-State has finished with Top 10 honors in the last five years.

Recently, I shot portraits of the K-State men’s basketball team for the 2014-15 schedule poster. Here are a few outtakes from the photo shoot after I applied some Instagram filters to them.

-scott weaver

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blake and inge

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Recently, I shot engagement photos for Blake and Inge, two friends of mine from K-State Athletics. Blake is the defensive ends coach on the football team and Inge is the former director of football operations. They are one of the most beautiful couples I have ever met, very warm and genuine.

-scott weaver

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the kansas state disc dog championship quadruped

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I photographed the Kansas State Disc Dog Championship Quadruped at the Clinton Lake Youth Sports Complex in Lawrence, Kansas on June 14, 2014. The 2014 Quadruped Series was held in three cities: Houston, Texas on March 29; Kokomo, Indiana on May 17; and Lawrence, Kansas.

These dogs are true athletes. They race 70 yards at full speed, leap several feet off the ground and snatch a flying disc out of the air. When they’re not competing, they rest in front of misting fans, in wading pools or air-conditioned pens. These pups are well pampered by their owners.

For more on disc dogs competitions, visit www.thequadruped.com and www.kcdiscdogs.com

-scott weaver

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the alpha-1 national education conference

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Alphas greet each other between sessions during the National Education Conference.

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Alpha-1 Foundation’s Cathey Horsak speaks during the National Education Conference.

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Alphas listen to Dr. James Stock speak during the National Education Conference.

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Alphas socialize at Club Alpha during the National Education Conference.

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Alpha-1 Foundation staff members celebrate the merger with the Alpha-1 Association.

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The Alpha-1 Foundation and the Alpha-1 Association celebrate their merger.

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Alpha-1 Foundation president and CEO John Walsh speaks during the Opening Celebration.

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Dr. Charlie Strange eats lunch with Alphas during the National Education Conference.

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JoAnne Brailey’s Hope Quilt raised $450.00 during the National Education Conference.

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Alpha-1 Association chairman Henry Moehring closes the National Education Conference.

A few months ago, I received a call from Maria Virginia Deliz, the communications specialist for the Alpha-1 Foundation, in Coral Gables, Florida. She needed a photographer for their 23rd Annual National Education Conference at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas on June 6-8, 2014 and my name had been recommended to her by another client.

After accepting the assignment, I started researching Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic condition in which the body does not make enough of a protein that protects the lungs and liver from damage. The condition can lead to emphysema and liver disease, often before age 40.

Common symptoms of Alpha-1 lung disease include shortness of breath, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), weight loss and wheezing. There is no cure for Alpha-1 and the only treatment available is a weekly IV infusion of the missing alpha1-antitrypsin protein. 

Augmentation therapy has been shown to reduce the rate of declining lung function, however it cannot restore lost lung function and it is not a treatment for Alpha-1 liver disease.

Instead, health care practitioners concentrate on treating the symptoms of Alpha-1 liver disease by instructing patients to get hepatitis A and B vaccinations, regular blood and liver tests and CT scans. Patients are also advised to avoid smoking, heavy air pollution and alcohol, as well as eating a balanced diet, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight. If an Alpha-1 patient develops severe scarring of the liver (or cirrhosis), a liver transplant is usually their only option.

Despite the grim diagnosis of Alpha-1, the patients, the families, the physicians and the administrative staff at the conference were warm and outgoing people. This year’s conference was historic because the Alpha-1 Association and the Alpha-1 Foundation merged together. The two groups have worked together to promote research, education and advocacy for nearly 20 years.

557 people from 44 states registered for the conference and 177 attended for the first time. Several speakers, including pulmonary specialists, professors of medicine, psychiatrists, genetic researchers, gastroenterologists, internists, exercise physiologists and pharmaceutical reps spoke about the latest medical trials, breakthroughs and treatments available to Alpha-1 patients.

-scott weaver

 

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celebration of life rally

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Southern Vixen KC provides live music during the Celebration of Life Rally on June 1, 2014.

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Visitors receive acupressure massages during the Celebration of Life Rally on June 1, 2014.

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 A vendor sells headgear and wigs during the Celebration of Life Rally on June 1, 2014.

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A cancer survivor has her face painted during the Celebration of Life Rally on June 1, 2014.

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Annette Bloch speaks to cancer survivors during the Celebration of Life Rally on June 1, 2014.

A client asked me to shoot the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration of Life Rally at Bloch Cancer Survivors Park in Kansas City, Missouri on June 1, 2014. The event featured live music, prize drawings, health care vendors and speakers. John Holt, a prostate cancer survivor and co-anchor of WDAF-TV FOX 4 news, was awarded the Richard A. Bloch Cancer Survivorship Award.

-scott weaver

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the NCAA outdoor track and field west preliminaries

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K-State’s coach Kyle Hierholzer high-fives Kyle Wait before the men’s pole vault during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 29, 2014.

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K-State’s Ryan Hershberger chalks his neck before the men’s shot put during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 29, 2014.

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K-State’s Ivan Hartung competes in the men’s javelin during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 29, 2014.

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K-State’s Alyssa Kelly competes in the women’s triple jump during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 30, 2014.

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Team tents line the infield during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 30, 2014.

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K-State’s Martina Tresch competes in the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 30, 2014.

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K-State’s Sara Savatovic fouls in the women’s hammer throw during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 31, 2014.

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Throwers choose their discs before the men’s discus during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 31, 2014.

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K-State’s Sonia Gaskin leaves the blocks in the women’s 4×400 meter relay during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 31, 2014.

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K-State’s Erica Twiss embraces Sarah Kolmer after the women’s 4×400 meter relay during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 31, 2014.

Recently, I shot the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 14 student-athletes from K-State qualified for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon on June 11-14, 2014 including decathletes Devin Dick and Reinis Kregers; throwers Ryan Hershberger, Danie Plank, Ivan Hartung and Sara Savatovic; triple jumper Devin Field; long jumper Erica Twiss; high jumpers Alyx Treasure and Zack Riley; sprinter Sonia Gaskin; and the women’s 4×400 relay team of Sonia Gaskin, Tia Gamble, Merryl Mbeng and Sarah Kolmer.

-scott weaver

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