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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hillary & Justin :: Married! St Louis Wedding Photographer

Last month, I had the opportunity to work with an awesome couple!  Hillary is one of the sweetest and most beautiful brides I've ever worked with, and, frankly, Justin reminds me of Jimmy Fallon.  You'll have to check the pictures below and see if you can tell what I mean.  When my awesome second shooter, Trisha, and I arrived (thank you again for being amazing!), we first got to hang out with the guys for a bit.  These gentlemen were hilarious, and they were definitely up for any funny or serious poses anyone thought of.

Do you see what I mean?  Anyone?  Maybe it's just me . . . .

Photo credit: Showbiz 411
Annnnyway . . . shortly thereafter, the blushing bride arrived!  The two enjoyed one of my favorite wedding day events: a first look.  It was simply beautiful.

Guests piled in, preparing for the ceremony to begin.  Lewis and Clark Community College Chapel was a lovely location choice in every way.

At this point, I will lay my commentary aside for a while to allow the images to tell the story.  :)


One of the absolute best parts of this day was the bridal party reception entrances!  This group had the craziest, most fun entrances I have ever seen.  And think about how many I've probably seen!  It was a sight to behold.

The last event we photographed was the cutting of the cake, which was, of course, adorable.

I loved the child on-lookers, cheering them on and wondering "Can we have cake, too?"

Congratulations, Hillary and Justin!  I hope your wedding day was an absolute blast for you, as it certainly was for us!  Here's to many years of continued fun!  <3

Monday, July 14, 2014

Katie & Gary :: Married! St Louis Wedding Photographer

This wedding day was so beautiful!  I was only there for about 3 hours, but it was the perfect amount of time.  We didn't try to squeeze everything into that time; we just enjoyed it!  And I could go on and on about how beautiful this bride looked, how gorgeous all of the details that she created herself were, and how much love and happiness could be felt that day!

Please, take a look at these photos and gush right along with me!

Katie created all of these bouquets herself, plus the sashes on all of these dresses.

Katie and Gary opted for a first look, which was simply adorable between the two of them.

The reception decor was absolutely lovely, and so much of it was Katie's own handiwork!  

This June, the weather was really a roll of the dice.  It could be a soft, spring-like day or a sweltering summer scorcher.  This day was more the latter!  This cute little tot took advantage of the warmth and enjoyed a nice little snooze in the shade. :)

The ceremony was short, but very sweet.

Katie and Gary, your day was so beautiful, and I was so happy to be a part of it!  Here's wishing you many, many years of marital happiness!

Congratulations!! <3

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