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Friday, May 31, 2013

Welcome to the World, Hayden!!

What an adorable little baby!  The instant I saw him, I was so taken by what a perfect little Gerber baby Kristin and Ashton had!

Hayden was born on May 18th, and he was a mere 6 days old for his newborn session.

What an adorable little family these three make!

I know I already mentioned how perfect and cute Hayden is, but this photo reiterates it.

And we had to sneak Roxy into the photos as well!  She insisted on being front and center. :)

Daddy and baby.  Such a sweet moment.

Thanks so much for asking me to document this special time for you!  It was so great to meet all of you, and I wish you all the happiness and joy that comes with being new parents!  Be sure to pass some tips onto me!  ;)  

Congratulations!!  You too, Roxy! ;)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Grace & Dan :: Engaged!! St Louis Wedding and Engagement Photographer

She said yes!

We were attempting to have a family session, but the rain just wouldn't clear for us.  It started off barely sprinkling, but before long it began to be more of a pour.  We all agreed; we should reconvene in a couple of days and try this again. 

"Let me try just one more shot," I said, explaining how the rain can actually make a great photo prop.  Dan knew this was his cue.  As I set up the lighting and directed Grace on where to stand, he snuck the ring into his pocket.  I asked them to just look at each other and be their mushy selves for a minute.  Grace had no idea what that meant to Dan!

I couldn't hear what Dan said, but I did hear Grace say things along the lines of, "What?  What's happening?!" and "You all knew about this??"  It was a total surprise for her, and it was an awesome experience to be a part of.

I'd say Dan did a very nice job picking out some beautiful bling for his bride-to-be!

It may seem less exciting after that story, but we met again a couple of days later to finish the session!  The lighting was beautiful, the temperature was warm, and we had much more time to get all the pics we needed!

This is Dan and Grace with their adorable son, Austin, who's almost 1 year old!

I love that all three wore cowboy boots!

I adore that red hair and those blue eyes!  So cute.

We spent the rest of the session commemorating the newly engaged couple!

How cute are these two together?!

Congratulations, Dan and Grace!  It was such an honor to take these photos for you!  I hope you have a blast enjoying your engagement! :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hayley & Nathan :: Engaged!! St Louis Wedding and Engagement Photographer

"The problem with online dating is that you meet the kind of people that use online dating," says my brother.  But I met my husband online!  And I couldn't have found a better match!  The couple on the blog today, Hayley and Nathan, also met each other online!  Take a look at this super cute and good-looking couple!  There's certainly a lot of potential in online dating, if you ask me!  :)

Hayley and Nathan met more than 10 months ago, and they became engaged on their 8 month dating anniversary.  Nathan played it very romantically, and he re-created their 3rd date, proposing at the very spot where they shared their first kiss!

Now these two are planning a wedding in November, and I can't wait to be part of that day!

Thanks so much for choosing me to document this special time in your lives!  It's been a joy to work with the two of you already!

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