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!
Lea + Jake are one of our couples for May 2018, and we could not be more excited to photograph their wedding day! We met them during Kelly + Adam's wedding, where we instantly saw the amazing spark between them! Lea + Jake are both extremely kind, fun, and easy going. They have a deep and steadfast love for each other and I see them moving through all of life ups and downs hand in hand :-) Two perfect puzzle pieces together!
For their engagement session I knew that these two would be magic in any location. We were lucky to avoid a passing fluke thunderstorm and had a blast with them! Throughout their session we learned more about their passion for the sciences (Lea for animals and Jake for engineering) and Jake's obsession with falafel (yummmmm!) I am fellow falafel fan so this was wonderful news! It was such a fun evening and such a treat to photograph the sweetness between them! Enjoy a few highlights from their engagement session!
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!