Nichole + Nick have a long love story that began when they were young. Their families have been friends from the beginning, and this gave them the opportunity to grow up together. I absolutely loved hearing about their history when we first met! As an engineer and architect, they have similarities and differences that compliment each other perfectly both in personality and profession. From our first conversations, I could tell that these two were putting together an unforgettable wedding day!
They held their ceremony and reception at Glen Echo Country Club - not only was it a beautiful setting - this allowed them to spend the day there with their friends and family. We had a BLAST! In the morning the bridesmaids' robes served as camouflage and Nichole and her besties had a hilarious champagne toast once we got the bottle open (they encountered a resistant cork). Nichole + Nick had an adorable first look and then we took the golf carts for a spin with the wedding party for some pictures before the ceremony. Their ceremony was punctuated with lots of happy tears and adorable personal stories that made it extra special. I am always a fan of the personal touches and they always come through when you have a connection with your officiant! After the ceremony, guests headed over to enjoy the cocktail hour, dinner, and lots of fun dancing! To say that everyone enjoyed the reception would be an understatement! The dance floor was never empty and a fantastic time was had by all. Be sure that you make it to the end of this post to check out one of my all time favorite dancing captures of a guest getting so low that he almost split his pants LOL. It took great discipline to edit their reception pictures, as they kept me busting out in fits of laughter :-) Nichole + Nick and all of their friends and family were so fun to work with - I could not have enjoyed spending the day with them more. I feel so fortunate to be able to spend my time with such amazing clients that keep me laughing and smiling all the way through editing! Enjoy some highlights from their unforgettable wedding day!
From the moment I met these two adventurous souls I knew they would be absolute magic to photograph! Emily + Tyler have a deep love of exploring nature and new places. One of my favorite quotes came to mind after their engagement session: "I have loved her my little wanderer, with a mind full of wild forests and eyes that awaits adventures" - Connie Cernik. It suites them perfectly!
Shaw Nature Reserve seemed the natural choice for these two, and I was so glad they were open to exploring the gem of Gray Summit. We had such a great time playing among the golden light in the trees and fields. Emily + Tyler could not be more perfectly matched together and their affection for each other shined through the entire time! Their wedding in September is going to be another amazing adventure and I can not wait to capture it all!
Enjoy a few highlights from their unforgettable engagement session!
Caroline + Tim, oh where to begin! These two high school sweethearts were absolutely ecstatic to be tying the knot this past August. Their love for each other and their friends and family (including cat Jack) is so abundant - it showed in every detail :-) So many hugs, so much laughter, and so much warmth and joy. It was truly a day to remember!
Their ceremony took place at St. Anthony of Padua and they held their reception at Windows on Washington. In between we stopped at Tower Grove Park for their bride + groom and wedding party pictures and had an absolute blast! A mild weather day in August....unheard of and appreciated by all! Once we arrived at Windows on Washington for their reception, I fell head over heels in love with all of their decorations and details. I LOVED how they situated their sweetheart table in between the rest of the head table, and their cake - so adorable! It was an evening of sweet speeches, hilarious dancing, candy-table eating, and fun. Caroline + Tim soaked in every moment of their big day!
Documenting their celebration was such a honor. My hope is always that through revisiting their pictures, clients can be transported back to these precious moments in time. Please enjoy some highlights from Caroline + Tim's best day ever!
Fall wedding season is here and with it pumpkin muffins, warm cozy drinks, and layers (well almost, once this heat passes) - hurray! I did want to take a look back to Ellen + Mike's oh so sweet engagement session a couple of months ago. Mike had proposed in Forest Park this past winter, so they knew they wanted to head back there for their engagement pictures! I had so much fun with these two learning more about them individually and as a couple. They compliment each other so well and were just beaming from ear to ear! Snuggles from these two are in no short supply and their joy is contagious.
Mike + Ellen will be getting married in September of next year and I can tell that they have a terrific day coming together! I love when clients plan to add in unique elements that reflect them as a couple, and can not wait to see their vision come to life! In the meantime, please enjoy a few highlights from their engagement session!
Jess + Johanna became Mr. & Mrs. this June and planned a phenomenal summer wedding! The entire day was sprinkled with so many thoughtful details. It truly reflected their faith and love for one another as they prepared to begin the journey of marriage together. From the vintage necklace that Jess had gifted Johanna, to the potted ivy wedding favors and hand-folded paper cranes - we were in wedding photographer heaven! The fact that these two were exceptional to work with was the icing on the cake.
Their ceremony took place at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Illinois and they held their reception at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Jess + Johanna's family and friends lifted them up in love and celebration - making it a day for all to remember! Daniel and I were so fortunate to have the opportunity to document their special day. We had gorgeous summer evening light, smiling faces, and two beautiful souls in love - perfect day! To top it all off we even experienced a picture perfect sunset. Enjoy some of the highlights from Jess + Johanna's best day ever!