Posts Tagged STL Weddings + Engagements

Saint Louis Art Museum Wedding | Julia+Ben

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Stylish Downtown Saint Louis Engagement Session | Saturn+Casey

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Coffee Table Book | Jordan+Justin

 

There is nothing like holding tangible photographs in your hands. Your wedding images aren’t meant to stay as JPEG files forever. Hard drives fail, computers crash, file storage methods change…remember the floppy disk? Give your future older selves / kids / grandkids something to flip through and remember you by. Life is way too short.

Here are some stats and more images of Jordan+Justin’s coffee table book below.

8.5″ x 8.5″ // 200 Pages // Yellow Linen Cover // Full Image Dustcover

 

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Winslow’s Home Saint Louis Restaurant Wedding | Molly+Dan

Sometimes rain backup plans include the sweetest, most welcomed surprises…like the Funky Butt Brass Band hiding upstairs and a second line parade around the kitchen of your father’s house. That’s what Molly+Dan did on their wedding day this April when the rain didn’t let up for days.

Big thank you to Winslow’s Home for being the coziest, most welcoming private underground space for their 25 guest wedding. They host small weddings and events in the cellar downstairs and it was so cool.

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Contemporary Art Museum Engagement | Kenzie+Pete

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Home Engagement Session | Amanda+Luke

Amanda and Luke met last summer and they seem to have already lived a hundred years as partners. I had chills when they sang together and will never forget the way they looked at each other while playing their instruments. I hope they always remember the way they felt in this moment, on this day, and the words they said to each other. Engagement sessions don’t need fake laughs or to just be portraits and poses. It can be an experience that brings us all closer together. And isn’t that more fun?

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Hindu Wedding at the Peabody Opera House | Shreya+Nevin

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Stylish Orthodox Jewish Wedding | Adira+Yehuda

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River Oaks Ranch Wedding | Mimi+Genevieve

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Colorful Saint Louis Jewel Box Wedding | Kayla+Brett

Kayla and Brett were married in the fall of 2016 and now that it’s 29 degrees and cold, I needed some bright, colorful reminders of warmth and sunshine. I loved that Kayla handmade all of the beautiful  artwork, signs, decor, and using bright pops of color as her inspiration. What will stick with me most was the moment Kayla turned to leave the hotel room once she was ready and her twin comforted their mom, who had just started crying happy tears. Now that I am a mother myself, I have an entirely new appreciation on what it means to be a parent and watch your baby get dressed and ready for her wedding. What a milestone it is for them as well. So be gentle with your parents as you’re planning your wedding. It is of course your wedding day but it is such a special day for them as well. Here are some of my favorite images from their beautiful day.

Saint Louis, MO | Kayla+Brett

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Engagement Session at Home | Katie+Andy

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Pulitzer Arts Foundation Engagement | Shreya+Nevin

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Beautiful 9th Street Abbey Wedding | Jordan+Justin

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Peabody Opera House Wedding | Veronica+Harley

Veronica and Harley had a traditional church ceremony and a very non-traditional dance party at the Peabody Opera House. And any wedding party that wants to head to a brewery for their portraits is fine by me. Check out the surprise flash mob below. They have some amazing friends & family.

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Soulard Engagement | Kayla+Brett

Soulard decked out for the holidays is like Brooklyn on its best behavior. The streets are empty, the buildings are beautifully restored to maintain the vibe of the once historic French neighborhood, and these guys. Kayla+Brett came in town to visit family for the holidays and I’m so happy we were able to meet up for a beer and grab a few photos of them wandering around. Cheers, guys!

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Central West End Engagement at BHIVE | Amy+Neil

Neil + Amy were my first engagement shoot post-baby and I was nervous. But the second they showed up with their made-for-each-other dimples and sweet, hilarious energy, I stopped sweating and started to relax. Okay, so maybe I just started to relax.

Amy found this spot called BHIVE for their cool Central West End engagement shoot. By day, BHIVE is a chill spot for daily private work, luncheons, and meetings. By night, it’s a hip networking and entertainment space. And they have impeccable design taste. Check ’em out!

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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.

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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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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis | Laura+Dom

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