Kayley + Zak || Engaged

First off, can I say how gosh dang excited I am for these two and their upcoming wedding!? It is going to be the BEST day! 

I've actually known Kayley since high school and funny enough, she and Zak were one of the first couples I photographed almost 6 years ago!! Talk about cutie high school sweethearts!! I've included some of those photos from our first session at the end of this blog as well if you want to stick around... Talk about a #GLOWUP. 

Taking their engagement photos was just the best. I'm so thankful that they are trusting me to capture such a special season in their lives. I love spending time with my couples. Spending time with two people like Kayley and Zak is just the icing on the cake. 

And here are some photos from 2012.... Super fun to see my growth as an artist! Check out that self-made logo! hahaha 

St. Louis Photographer || Sarah + Mike || Stylized Shoot

I think every photographer has that "dream session" in their head. The one that they know will fill their soul up in the most beautiful way. This session was my dream session. It's something I've been day dreaming about and planning for months and to finally see it come to life....well, there's no better feeling! I've always wanted to do a stylized wedding shoot but got cold feet anytime I started to get the ball rolling. Maybe I just didn't believe in myself as a artist. Or maybe I was afraid to fail. But I finally gave myself the push I needed (something I find myself doing often in this industry)! And I'm so so happy I did. 

Our first attempt was rained out, but looking back it was a blessing in disguise. We had the most GORGEOUS evening (despite it being a little warm)! Mike and Sarah totally killed it. Their love for each other is so dang beautiful. I think I had a smile on my face the whole time I edited this session. Seriously. Just the way they look at each other...be still my heart. 

Special thanks to all the beautiful people who helped this come together....

+ Mia Grace Bridal for the gorgeous gown.

+ Farmgirl Flowers for the incredible bouquet. 

+ Jenna Franzen (@jnfranzen) for KILLIN IT on Sarah's hair and make up.

+ Ania (@ania_elizabeth) for assisting and taking some behind the scenes videos and photos.

+ And Mike and Sarah (@mustardseedmantra) for being the best models a girl could as for. And for falling in love. I love you both so dang much. 

Couldn't have done it without these amazing vendors and human beings. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do. I have never been so proud of a body of work. Feel free to comment and share!! xoxo 

St. Louis Photographer || Alli + Vince || Engagement

I can’t even begin to describe how much fun I had with these two! We spent the evening driving around Forest Park and stopping at some of our favorite locations to take photos. These two mirror Christ so beautifully and being able to capture their love was such an honor. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding at the end of this year!!

St. Louis Photographer || Rachel + David || Maternity

Oh man, these two. I could go on forever about how awesome they are. But I’ll let their photos do the talkin’. ;)

Rachel and David are beautiful examples of how Christ loves us: selfless, pure, comfortable, and passionately. That kind of love that makes you walk away from an interaction with them feeling so much hope and joy within your own heart. And now they are welcoming a little peanut into the world. Gosh, they are going to be the very best parents. I know they have suffered heart break with the loss of their first baby. But God has big plans for these three and this little RAD babe is going to have a pretty awesome guardian angel looking after him/her. I don’t think we could have picked a better afternoon to take these photos. So looking forward to meeting their little one. Prayers to you, Rachel and David! Thank you for being such amazing examples to us all.

St. Louis Photographer || AJ + Brian

All of my New Years Resolutions are business related this year! One of them being to blog more! So I thought I'd kick off 2017 with an adorable couple I photographed a few weeks back.. 

These two were an absolute blast to work with and I can't help but drool over all the pretty fall colors and historic homes right here in St. Louis. AJ and Brian both brought things that held significance to them and their relationship. AJ is an english teacher and brought a book with one of her favorite quotes for a ring shot. Brian brought his guitar and ended a fun session with beautiful acoustic music. We laughed lots, danced in front of a beautiful home, and soaked up a gorgeous fall afternoon in our favorite city. I love photographing two people in love. It's honestly one of my favorite parts of my job. So enjoy these two cuties and be on the lookout for more blogs in the future!