St. Louis Photography || Abbey + Brian || Wedding

I truly loved everything about this wedding!! The day was so beyond beautiful and it was truly a joy to see Abbey and Brian's vision come to life. I met Abbey and Brian quite a while ago and remember instantly connecting with them. They both are the type of people you just love being around and I distinctly remember after we met getting in my car and thinking, "Gosh, I love my job." They are the type of couple that reminds me why I love what I do so so much. By far my favorite part of the day was hanging out with them on the rooftop of their reception venue and thinking about how peaceful and quiet it was up there. As we looked out over the city, we noticed the church they got married in was peaking out over the horizon! Such a beautiful, full-circle moment. Thank you Abbey and Brian for allowing me to capture your special day! It was an absolute privilege. 

  • Dress: Frew's Bridal
  • Florist: Roses + Mint
  • Cake: Wedding Wonderland
  • MUA: Your Beauty Ball | Shannon Ball
  • Hair: Sara McKenna
  • Tux: Savvi
  • Reception: NEO 

 

St. Louis Photographer || Molly + Stephen || Engaged

First off....this LOCATION!! Molly is going to be getting ready here on her wedding day and I am so excited to take more photos here! These two were cracking me up the whole session. After, I got in my car to leave and realized my cheeks hurt from smiling so much!!! Their wedding day is going to be so much fun and I can't wait to capture their beautiful day. 

St. Louis Photographer || Alyssa + Josh

Oh my goodness I could go on and on about these two. First off, Alyssa has the most infectious smile EVER. They both are simply a match-made-in-heaven. 

We danced around old St. Charles and ended the session the way EVERY session should end...with cookies!! We had just the best time and I'm so very excited and feeling extra blessed that I get to photograph their wedding in October! 

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