Stylish Central West End Engagement | Erika+Tim

I’ll be quite honest…when we moved back to Saint Louis, after 7 years in Brooklyn, I figured I’d have to give up my love of photographing  couples in urban environments for all green, grassy fields. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE intimate backyard weddings more than anything. But I crave the energy and style of city life. I wasn’t sure if I could entice couples to come wander around downtown STL and trust me to photograph them on top of parking garages. Turns out all I needed was the right couple.


Meet Erika+Tim and Tim’s beautiful [and absolutely hilarious] daughter, Anne. These are the real life three amigos. We started the session capturing sweet family photos by the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. After a quick snack and wine refuel at Taste, and quick costume change, we ended the session on top of my favorite parking garage. And as Erika perfectly described, her dress for this shoot was on fleek. Which my out-of-touch self had to google but now I can’t agree more.

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    […] When I first met Erika and Tim for our initial consultation in the Central West End at Taste to have drinks [and that mouth watering corn bread], I knew we’d have to return during their engagement + fall family photo shoot this fall. And when I heard that Tim’s daughter Anne first met Erika years ago at the Balloon Glow in Forest Park, I had an idea to surprise Anne with. What 6 year old [okay, or 30 year old] doesn’t love a giant balloon? And after their bellies were full of french fries and wine, we continued their engagement session in the Central West End. Check out the rest of their photos here. […]