August 28, 2014

I don’t cry at most weddings. I’m usually busy thinking about the photos I’m taking rather than living in the moment. Jeremy and Katie got me though. Their vows captured everything we (and everyone else at their wedding) have come to love about them. They were unique (Jeremy even copyrighted them), humorous and tender, and they spoke to the mutual partnership that Jeremy and Katie intend for their marriage. They definitely had me and most of the audience reaching for a tissue.

 

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August 25, 2014

I’m a firm believer that at least one thing goes wrong at each wedding. Most of our couples can roll with the punches of any wedding day and thankfully Brent and Megan were no exception. When their transportation company left them stranded, stealing nearly half of our shooting time, there were no tears, no rage. We adjusted the plan and grabbed them during their cocktail hour to finish off their portraits. In the end, the gorgeous late afternoon light totally made up for the lost time earlier in the day. So maybe instead of saying “the thing that went wrong” I should really start saying “the thing that didn’t go according to the original plan.”

 

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August 21, 2014

One of the best things about destination shooting is that we get instant inspiration from the new surroundings. Matt and Tina’s e-session in Chicago was no exception. The huge city offered up a wealth of spots to shoot. I think we covered some of the best: a gorgeous, dark alley; shooting on the street, cuddling on an El platform and quick (and cold) jaunt out to the planetarium for some windy city views.

 

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August 18, 2014

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August 12, 2014

I love Brandon and Anne’s day because it was exactly what they wanted: an intimate ceremony, gorgeous pictures and a tasty meal to cap off the celebration. It’s the kind of wedding that truly makes us feel like one of the family. We were one of only a few dozen people that got to admire their gorgeous South City bungalow bedecked with gobs of tissue paper flowers before we stole them away for ice cream and some sweet pictures. Don’t worry, we returned them for a casual dinner at Square One Brewery, where once again we were welcomed to the family table for a bite and some cake.

 

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July 18, 2014

One of the best things about St Louis is that each neighborhood has a distinct personality. Jason and Nicki asked to shoot in the The Grove, which perfectly lined up with their personal vibe. We had a great time re-discovering some sweet pockets on this cool street.

 

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