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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Grace & Dan :: Married! St Louis Wedding Photographer

It means a lot to be there for a romantic proposal, capture engagement photos, and later be asked to photograph the wedding for the same couple.  It really does.  It is a complete honor to be there each of these steps of the way.  The wedding day was the culmination of the meaningful experiences I've had the privilege to be a part of with Grace and Dan, and it did not disappoint.  Everything was beautiful, and this couple and their families were very warm, relaxed, and fun to be around.   It truly was such a beautiful day!

Both the bride and groom looked wonderful.

Dan was absolutely beaming when he saw Grace walk down the aisle.

The mother of the bride was already crying just watching the joy on her son-in-law's face.

Are they not a beautiful couple?

Grace, you are gorgeous.

We braved the cold for just one pose, a shot of Grace and Dan on Main Street.  Traffic was very busy that night, so we were rushing back and forth to steal a shot whenever there was a break in traffic!  It was kind of crazy, but I felt like it was so worth it!  :)

The reception decor was simple but oh-so elegant!  The center pieces featured roses suspended in water.  I've never seen something quite so unique and . . . romantic!

Both of the toasts were funny and sweet, but the best man took the cake . . . on accident.

He closed out his thought-out speech by saying (and I paraphrase):  "Here's to your marriage!"  As he sat down and lifted his glass, he casually added, "And many more!"

Oh, the laughter that ensued!  I doubt if anyone could remember a single thing he said before that.  :)

Grace and Dan, your day was so fun and every bit as beautiful as a wedding should be.  You are wonderful to work with, and I wish you many, many years of happiness for your family.  Thank you for the honor to capture your day!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hayley & Nathan :: Married!! St Louis Wedding Photographer

Back in May, I took engagement photos for one sweet, beautiful couple that met on eharmony.  I loved their story, and I just loved the two of them!  They have such natural chemistry and great hearts.  Last Friday, I had the privilege to shoot their wedding day!  It was charming, filled with sparkly details and love.  I hope you enjoy these wedding photos and everything about this day that made it so them!

I absolutely loved the energy in the room while Hayley got ready!  You could tell this was the event of a lifetime to the bridesmaids!  They were all so excited to be sharing this special day with her.

And she looked stunning.

The groom was looking pretty dapper himself!

Here comes the bride . . . .

Just before the reception, we stopped for some bride and groom portraits in the dark.  I adored this part of the day! 

The reception details were both classy and incredibly cute!  Everything was the "best ever!"  ;)

The toasts were some of the best I've heard.  Both the maid of honor and the best man gave a hilarious yet meaningful tribute to the bride and groom!

These two never looked so obviously in love all day as much as they did during their first dance.

Thank you so much, Hayley and Nathan!  Your day was beautiful, as are the two of you, inside and out!  It was an honor to be there!  I hope you had an awesome honeymoon and that you will have an even more awesome beginning of your life together!  Congratulations!

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