Brooke + David | Illinois Wedding Photography

2016...what a year it has been so far!  We have had one beautiful wedding after another and photographed so many beautiful people and places.  This past weekend we got to go on a little adventure outside of Missouri to the beautiful little town of Cobden, IL for Brooke and David's wedding.

From our very first email exchange with Brooke, Steven and I knew that we were going to love working with her and David.  Not only are they high school sweethearts like we are, they are also die hard Parks and Rec fans as well! (Seriously, if you haven't watched this show, drop everything and watch it!)  They were so much fun to work with and their wedding could not have been more beautiful.  Brooke is also an AMAZING calligrapher (check out her work on instagram and Facebook @mochasandmountains).  She handmade some beautiful pieces for her wedding that were the perfect compliment to the already beautiful Historic Bell Hill bed and breakfast. Every detail was perfect! I'm so glad we were there to capture these moments for them! 

Brooke and David, we are so excited for you guys to start this new chapter of your life! Congratulations and best wishes! 

P.S. You're 5000 candles in the wind! ;)

Venue: Bell Hill bed and breakfast

Videography: Lynn Productions

Catering: Faire Culinary Arts ;)

DJ: Mystify Music

Calligraphy: Mochas and Mountains

Katie + Rodney | Forest Park Engagement Session

Don't you just love chilly fall days...It's cloudy outside, the wind is blowing, there is an ever so slight drizzle, you can wear layers of clothes without sweating profusely, and it's the perfect weather to stay at home and sip on a hot cup of coffee.  These are the days of fall that personally I LOVE! However, these are the exact kind of days that are not quite ideal professionally.  Let's be honest, nobody really pictures their engagement session with overcast skies (even though the photos would still be beautiful!!). We all love a good golden sunset, am I right?  Our goal is to always deliver images that our clients will love no matter what the weather conditions are. Rain or shine we are going to work our hardest to get you images that will make you feel only wonderful things when you look at them.

Yesterday, we were given these exact weather conditions for Katie and Rodney's engagement session.  These two were such troopers and braved the rain and wind with us.  All of the crappy weather was made worth it when the rain stopped and the night ended with the most beautiful sunset! I'm so in love with how their images turned out.  Thank you Katie and Rodney for being so awesome and braving the not so great weather with us! I think it was worth it!  

Caitlin + Scott | Missouri Wedding Photography

O.M.G.

I've been thinking about where I can even start about this amazing wedding and O.M.G is the only thing I've come up with! There are so many great things about this wedding...from the beautiful Silver Oaks Chateau, to the Jimmy Choo shoes and Versace perfume, the amazing florals, the cigar bar, and the thoughtful thank you gifts for all in attendance.  Every detail was perfect!  Caitlin and her bridesmaids all looked absolutely gorgeous and the men were looking as dapper as ever.  Don't you just love the color palette that they chose?  I could go on and on all day about all the little things that made this wedding great but I'm just going to let you see for yourself!

Gown: Sarah Seven, Altar Bridal

Hair and Make-up: Salon Joli

Florals: Flowers and Weeds

Catering: Butler's Pantry

Cigar Rolling: Marc Gwynne Murray

Photo Booth: 2 chics & a photobooth 

Transportation: Titus Transportation

DJ: Premier Entertainment Services

 

Hannah + Brian | Missouri Wedding Photography

Beautiful venues, beautiful people, and beautiful weather...this was the theme from this past weekends wedding.  Hannah and Brian were married in the most beautiful and intimate outdoor ceremony at the Quinn Cabin in Wright City, MO.  This was the first wedding ever held at this beautiful venue and I have a feeling it will not be the last! Hannah and Brian did not have a traditional bridal party which allowed us to spend a little more one on one time with them and get some really stunning shots of the two of them and their adorable pup, Mya.  Steven even had some time to fly his drone to really capture the beauty of the space we were in...and he only had a little bit of fun doing it! ;) Every part of their wedding was beautiful and we were honored to photograph them! 

Congratulations Hannah and Brian! 

Beckah + Dustin | St. Louis Wedding Photography

Oh, September! You are finally here and we could not be more excited! September always brings so many wonderful things with it...cooler weather (hopefully!), pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and lots and lots of weddings!  It is by far our busiest month of the year but we love it! We kicked off our marathon of weddings with Beckah and Dustin at the beautiful and historic Anheuser Estate in Kimmswick, MO.  The Estate overlooks the mighty Mississippi river and most of the time you can find some of the estate's riding horses roaming in the various arenas on the grounds.  It is totally a hidden gem and was the perfect place for a beautiful wedding.  Beckah and Dustin were married in front of a beautiful gazebo underneath giant oak trees...it was magical!  

Steven and I had been looking forward to this particular wedding day because Beckah and Dustin are two of the most genuine people and are so much fun to be around! Their wedding day was a true reflection of who they are and the love that they feel for one another.  I am so glad to have gotten to know them and to spend the day with them capturing these precious memories.

Here's to you, Mr. and Mrs. Saari! We wish you all the best as you start this new chapter of your journey together!

Laura + Tyson | St. louis Wedding Photography

Happy 4th of July to all of you! I know it is a holiday and most people are not working today but I couldn't help but get Laura and Tyson's blog posted today.  Today marks exactly one year since Tyson popped the question after the two of them ran the Freedom 4 miler.  It only seemed appropriate to post their preview in honor of that event!  Saturday wasn't exactly what you would expect for a July wedding...cool and rainy.  From the moment we showed up at the salon where Laura was getting ready she had a smile on her face.  There was nothing, not even rain, that was going to spoil her day! She was so calm and gracious at every moment and was such a joy to work with.  

The love that these two have for one another was apparent to all who attended their wedding.   We could not have asked for a better couple to spend our day with! We wish you both all the best as you start your new life as husband and wife together! 

Keri + Travis | St. Louis Engagement Photography

Our poor blog has been neglected lately in the midst of business and life being busy, busy! If you don't follow us on Facebook this would be a great time to start doing so! There are lots of great things that we share on our Facebook page that don't quite make it to the blog so take some time and check it out for more samplings of our latest work.

It is no secret that summer in St. Louis can be...what's the right word...MISERABLE!! The heat and humidity combination makes you feel like you are in a giant sauna.  So naturally, when we saw that the forecasted temperature for Keri and Travis' engagement session was in the upper 90's we were all a little nervous that we might melt during the session! We decided that we would take our chances with the weather and move forward with the scheduled session.  Much to our surprise it was not nearly as miserable as we all thought it would be going in to it.  Not only did we not melt but we had such a great time.  Keri and Travis are so cute together! They were so natural in front of the camera and their affection for one another was so evident! I knew from our first meeting that their wedding was going to be great but spending this time getting to know them and work with them made me even more excited! 

Keri and Travis, thank you for choosing us to be your photographers/videographer! We can't wait for your wedding (although I am hoping for cooler weather for that one!) I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

Mr. and Mrs. Annis | St. Louis Wedding Photography

It's that time again! Spring is in full swing and that means wedding season is as well! We've been preparing and anxiously awaiting all of the wonderful weddings that will make up our 2016 season. We had the perfect day to kick things off with Koryssa and Chris.  The weather was beautiful and so were the people! Koryssa had the most gorgeous dress with soft pink ruffles.  I just couldn't stop taking photos of it! The whole day went off without a hitch! It was the perfect way to kick off our wedding season! 

Congratulations, Koryssa and Chris! We are so glad to have had the opportunity to photograph your wedding! 

 

Beckah and Dustin | St. Louis Engagement Photography

I am SO excited to be writing this blog post right now for a couple amazing reasons...First, this is our very first blog post from our brand new website! If you haven't had a chance to check it out we would love for you to take a few minutes to browse around!  Secondly, IT'S SPRING!!!! Steven and I are itching and ready for all of the awesomeness that is coming our way with wedding season starting.  We have so many amazing weddings to look forward to this year and so many wonderful couples to work with...which brings me to the last reason I'm excited to write this blog.  Tonight, on an amazing night in St. Louis, we had the pleasure to photograph the beautiful Beckah and Dustin.  

Beckah and Dustin's love story started down in sunny Florida where they were living at the time. They have moved back to St. Louis (where Beckah is originally from) and are going to be tying the knot here in September!  Since the beach played a big role in their love story we wanted to try capture that feel in their engagement photos (while still staying in the Midwest!) We found the perfect backdrop at Creve Coeur Lake.  Between the amazing scenery and the beautiful sunset we could not have asked for a better night with Beckah and Dustin.  We wanted to share a few of our favorites from the night.  We hope you all enjoy this lovely session with these lovely people!

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