Kelly + Adam: Wedding at Graham Chapel and Old Hickory

June 09, 2017  •  3 Comments

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: St. Louis Engagement Session

May 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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 :-)

Nichole + David's Wedding: Jewel Box & Chase Park Plaza Hotel

May 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Nichole and David share a love of art. It just so happens that they first met at the St. Louis Art Museum, where they are both curators! From there a wonderful friendship blossomed into love, and an adorable engagement story. Throughout their wedding day they were absolutely beaming at each other and capturing their love was such a treat! All the details of the day were so gorgeous and made for a truly unforgettable experience with their friends and family. And don't even get me started on their flowers! Nichole and David also share a love flowers, and worked with the extremely talented "Botanicals Design Studio". The bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces were among the prettiest I have ever seen! Another important person to mention is Grace Freeman of "Saving Grace Occasions". She is beyond fabulous, seriously, let this girl handle your wedding and all will be taken care of! 

The day started with their getting ready at the Chase, where we did their first-look up on the 11th floor terrace. Such a sweet moment for these two with the St. Louis skyline in the background! Afterwards we whisked them off to the Jewel Box for their ceremony. Once it was official and these two were married, we headed off to do a few pictures outside of the Art Museum (where else!?) and around Forest Park. Unfortunately, the tulips had literally been gathered up the night before (we saw heaping piles of massacred tulips) but lucky for us Tower Grove Park had some remaining! By this time everyone began heading over to the Chase for their cocktail hour and reception. Cue more incredible detail and the Empire Room, which is a complete dream to photograph! It was a truly wonderful day. Please enjoy a glimpse into Nichole + David's best day ever :-) 

Krista + Grant: St. Louis Engagement Session!

April 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Meet Krista + Grant! These two lovebirds are tying the knot this November, and despite the turbulent spring weather we have seen lately, we found the perfect evening for their engagement session. I absolutely adored them both from our first meeting and knew that they would be oh so fun to photograph! 

Their love story began when they met at Edward Jones and it is easy to see how a spark quickly formed between them. Two fun-loving, sweet, and outgoing individuals = one awesome couple! The rest is history as they say, since their engagement, Krista + Grant have been busy planning their dream wedding and enjoying their first home together!

Please enjoy some highlights from their engagement session!

Vaish + Adam Wedding: Silver Oaks Chateau

March 16, 2017  •  1 Comment

Good things come in twos. On a beautiful day in early March, Vaish + Adam became husband and wife. Their wedding day was made even more special as they celebrated both of their heritages with: two gorgeous outfits, two first looks, two touching ceremonies - two amazing people joining together!

Joy and color were in abundance. A photographer's dream! Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Silver Oaks Chateau, family and friends spent the day celebrating their love. The Hindu ceremony took place in the morning and Vaish and her bridesmaids all wore the most gorgeous saris! After the cutest "first" first look, we headed inside for the ceremony. Vaish + Adam held a wonderful lunch reception afterwards - with I might add very delicious food! During the afternoon they changed into their second outfits for the day - another gorgeous sari for Vaish and tuxedo for Adam :-) Their "second" first look was just as sweet as the first - they were absolutely beaming at each other the entire day! We gathered the rest of the bridal party for their second round of pictures and had a blast with them before the evening ceremony :-) After the Ketubah signing everyone headed to the outdoor patio for the final ceremony of the day. Conditions became slightly more windy, but Vaish + Adam's bridal party came to the rescue to make sure that the huppah stayed in place as they completed this final step of becoming husband and wife. And then with the breaking of the glass - they were married! Complete joy :-)

It was truly a fantastic day! I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to spend the day photographing so much color, love, and joy. A big thank you to my fantastic second shooter Daniel - for his second-to-none mad skills. Enjoy some highlights from Vaish + Adam's special day!