Archive for 'Weddings'

December 2, 2014

There are so many unknowns on a wedding day. For a wedding day in early August, the biggest one is what challenges the weather will issue. Hot and sunny? Hot and muggy? Hot and rainy? Just hot? It’s best to focus on the things you can control, like surrounding yourself with your best friends and singing pop tunes on the way to the ceremony or pushing an already beautiful ballroom over the top with gorgeous glittering accessories. We always suggest focusing on your soon-to-be spouse and letting the chips fall where they may. Tina and Matt did all that and more to make their modern wedding day a cool event for all involved.


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November 21, 2014

If Tyler and Lindi’s wedding day were an album it would be a compilation of classic tunes that have been given a funky twist. They planned a gorgeous event that included great pops of their personality. Lindi sported hot pink shoes under her wedding dress and her bridesmaids chose short, sparkly gold dresses. They were the perfect backdrop for bouquets that included some of the most electric blue flowers I’ve ever seen. The weather even played nice and allowed us to shoot outside without anyone getting heat stroke – a rare treat in July. Guests partied away in a gorgeously appointed ballroom at the Westin and were treated to Jilly’s cupcakes and a cigar bar. Oh, and if it really were an album it would be called “Sunflowers in the City.” You’ll see why…


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October 14, 2014

Usually when I look one of our brides in the eyes and say “Don’t worry about (blank)” I mean it – wholeheartedly. On Liz and Matt’s wedding day when a thunderstorm rolled in right when pictures were supposed to start, I totally meant it the first time. But as the time eeked away, even I was starting to get a little worried about the timeline. Thankfully, Liz believed me, the storms passed and we had the perfect amount of time to find a few nooks of Forest Park for their pictures before enjoying their ceremony and reception at the World’s Fair Pavilion.


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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 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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