We are really excited to be getting caught up with blogs. We had such an amazing time with Sara & Jesse! They have a vintage shop, Rabbits & Rags in Columbia, Il.. They had so many amazing details through out there day. Sara and Jesse put a lot of hard work into the décor along with some help from friends and family and it paid off. We are excited to share some of the photos with everyone!
Loved photographing Leah & Chris engagement session in Forest Park. We are so lucky to live so close to such an amazing park! We asked Leah & Chris what location they wanted for their session and Forest Park was the best fit. There is not only amazing landscapes with so much nature all around but there is also beautiful architecture. We had so much fun exploring and photographing these two!
Jen and I love going to fun places for engagement shoots. We always ask our couples if there is a special place to the two of them that will help tell their story in the photos. Olivia & Matt wanted to go to the Zoo. They had their first date there and it was such a fun memory for the two of them.
We are so excited to share photos from our stylized shoot at Silver Oaks Chateau. Dayton and I love having our real couples as models for these shoots. We love the Chateau so much and couldn’t decide between wedding or engagement so we chose them both. Even with the rain the Chateau was just gorgeous and we still had so much fun!! Thanks to all the lovely vendors who volunteered their time and talent!
We are so excited to share this lovely wedding!!! Katy & Stephen both had so many amazing and beautiful details to add to their day. I was totally in love with the charm that was attached to Katy’s bouquet. It was an image of her grandparents on their wedding. I loved all the details that went into their invitations for Union Station. Everything added up so perfectly to help tell their story!
Katy & Stephen had the quintessential St. Louis Wedding! Katy is originally from St. Louis and wanted to give her husband a bit of St. Louis on their big day. They started off at Union Station before boarding a trolley to Ted Drew’s. The frozen custard was a huge hit with the bridal party. From Ted Drew’s we headed to the church for their ceremony.
The reception was at Union Station and was the perfect back drop. Before we left for the evening we took them to the balcony overlooking the reception area!! It was such a lovely spot for a few portraits. The reception was so much fun and the night capped off with a special delivery from Imo’s Pizza. We loved all the fun details throughout the day, and we are so excited to share the photos!!
Alison and Jonathon had such a beautiful Wedding! With the two of them living out of state we had a lot of phone calls and emails exchanged. The week of the wedding we got to have them over to the studio and meet face to face. They are such a sweet couple! We had rain most of that week so we had the rain talk and began brainstorming indoor ideas for portraits. We were so fortunate that the rain stopped just in time for our portraits and we captured some beautiful photos of them as the clouds broke.
It’s always so fun to spend a little extra time with our lovely brides to get a few extra portraits in before the wedding day. Katy perfectly aligned her hair and makeup trial for her shoot. Thanks to Lettered Life, we had two beautiful signs to add and Red Anvil provided gorgeous bouquets!
It was so great spending the evening with Katy and her sisters! We shot Katy’s sister, Kristen’s wedding a few years ago. Its been so lovely getting to know them and their wonderful family!
It was fun to explore New Town with Angie & Andy. It is such a lovely area with beautiful architecture and so many great places for pictures. It was so wonderful that they brought their sweet puppy Olive to join in with a few shots. She did so wonderful! We can’t wait till next year for their wedding!!!
We have had such a great time getting to know these two! The Wedding day was a lot of fun, starting with the ceremony at The Jewel Box in Forest Park. We had been in touch a lot with Kelsey since she had unfortunately broken her leg a couple months before the ceremony. We had thought up ways to hide the crutches and keep her as comfortable as possible. We were so excited to see Kelsey on the wedding day walking with a new walking cast. Kelsey and Cory had a sweet ceremony with family and close friends followed by a brunch reception at Wild Flower in the Central West End. The food was amazing!
Following the reception we headed back to Forest Park for photos. Cory had proposed to Kelsey at The Muny so it was a great place to start photos of them. We went to the Zoo and rode the merry go round and finished up back by the Jewel Box. Kelsey did great walking around all day with us, I know it wasn’t the most comfortable thing with the walking cast and the summer heat. The day was so much fun and we are so happy for the two of them! We wish them so much luck in Chicago and will definitely take them up on the offer to hang out with them when we are in town!
Ceremony – The Jewel Box
Ceremony Music – Landolfi Quartet
Reception – Wild Flower Restaurant, Bar & Catering
Cake – Wedding Wonderland
Hair & Makeup – Bouffant Daddy
Wedding Gown – Wendy Makin
Wedding Suit – Hugo Boss
Groom / Groomsmen / FOB / FOG Shirts – Charles Tywritt
Groom / Groomsmen / FOB / FOG Ties, pocket silks, socks – The Tie Bar