Bennet + Justin are an amazing couple! These two high school sweethearts were made for each other and I could see that right away during our first meeting. Both are very talented - Bennet with visual art and Justin with music - and together their creativities compliment each other perfectly! As I was learning more about their wedding plans, I knew that a fantastic day was in the making.
Both Bennet + Justin were able to get ready at Bennet's childhood home with their wedding party. There was so much excitement and anticipation in the air as they each prepared with their friends! Bennet did an excellent job of choosing gorgeous accessories and shoes in rose gold and blue that added a beautiful pop of color. Paired with the amazing bouquets from Roses & Mint and bridesmaid dresses, you get color heaven!
Photographing these two as they saw each other for the first time as bride and groom was priceless. They both couldn't help but smile from ear to ear :-) After their first look we waited out a quick storm as it passed over, and were so glad when the sun returned for our time at Klondike Park! From there we headed over to Wine Country Gardens for their ceremony and reception. The setting could not have been more perfect and the rain stayed away for the rest of the day! During their ceremony they incorporated a "unity brew", as a representation of one of their new hobbies together - brewing beer - such a unique touch. Lots of laughs and happy tears all around - Bennet + Justin were husband and wife! The rest of the evening they enjoyed celebrating and dancing the night away with their friends and family. It was a truly wonderful day and I loved documenting it all! Please enjoy some highlights from Bennet + Justin's magical wedding day!
Every season has its own unique elements to lend to engagement sessions, and summer is no exception. When its hot and humid here in St. Louis...we all scream for ice cream! Luckily, we are surrounded by some fantastic artisanal ice cream parlors in our city.
Allie + Matt flew in from NYC to visit family and friends over fourth of July weekend and it was the perfect chance for us to meet up for their engagement session! I figured the forecast would lend itself to cooling off with some ice cream and these two were totally on board. We started their session at Lafayette Square Park and headed over to Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery where they were able to cool off with some sweet treats! We had an absolute blast during their session and I am so excited for their wedding coming up in May 2018! Enjoy a few highlights from their engagement session :-)
Summer wedding season is in full swing here at Kara Volle Photography! I have been anxious to have a chance to post highlights from Mary + Spencer's big day, and today my chance is finally here! Mary + Spencer planned their wedding from Texas and did a stellar job of creating an absolutely amazing day even from a distance. Mary has impeccable taste and all of the details she chose were beyond gorgeous! I am still gushing over her dress, veil, shoes, and reception details. Also of note were the adorable and very delicious cake pops featured at each place setting! If I could choose one word to describe their big day I would choose "joy". It was written all over these two from the very beginning and I was so thrilled to be able to capture their love! Their ceremony took place at St. Martin De Porres in Hazelwood and they held their reception at the Whitmoor Country Club. Watching Mary + Spencer celebrate with their friends and family was such a treat and I am so excited to share some highlights below!
Kelly + Adam are two of the loveliest people you ever will meet. Daniel and I have been anxiously awaiting their wedding day ever since their magical morning engagement session last fall! We knew that these two would have an amazing day planned and did they ever. Their ceremony took place at Graham Chapel and their reception was held at Old Hickory Golf Club - where we were lucky enough to catch a stunning sunset! The day was chalk full of touching moments and no shortage of fun and laughter with their wedding party and guests. One of my favorite moments during the ceremony was when Adam included "You are my favorite Disney princess" in his vows! The look on Kelly's face was absolutely priceless. Be like Adam, Adam is smart ;-) And don't even get me started on the first look with her dad and brother, followed by the sweetest father-daughter dance ever. I needed tissues bad. My viewfinder was a river of happy tears!
After dancing the night away and eating lots of yummy cake, they enjoyed a balloon send off with their family and friends! All of these moments and so many more made their big day unforgettable. I am so thrilled for Kelly + Adam as they start their married lives together! Enjoy some highlights from their best day ever!
Heather + Aaron make an adorable couple! These two met through mutual friends in Soulard and have been inseparable ever since. When I first met with them, they told me about their adorable (and very well planned) proposal in Denver. They had traveled with friends to see an OAR concert and Aaron had them in on the surprise. He had Heather convinced that they were heading downtown for lunch as soon as they arrived. As they walked to the restaurant, Aaron mentioned they should go a bit further to check out a new fountain area. Once there, he surprised Heather with a necklace engraved with that day's date and proposed! He had given her a necklace with the date they first met, a couple years before, so it was the perfect engagement day keepsake (and distraction while he got down on one knee!) As they were walking back to the restaurant, all of their friends popped out and they spent a wonderful weekend celebrating and seeing their favorite band!
Since their engagement in Denver, they have been busy planning their dream New Year's Eve wedding. For their engagement session, I was so excited that they wanted to include their golden retriever named Belle! She is so beautiful and sweet - and arrived freshly groomed for their session! We had so much fun with them, playing in the beautiful golden light! Please enjoy some highlights from their fun and romantic session in Forest Park :-)