Archive for 'Engagement'

I can't say enough about the warmth and joy of this fantastic couple.   Nina and Orie both serve as St. Louis City police officers and I am grateful for their dedication and all they do to serve our amazing city.  They have been genuine and kind, considerate and fun, from the first time we met.    The love and commitment they have to each other is a lovely thing to witness. I can't wait to show off their wedding photos!  Orie and Nina are beautiful on the inside and out and it has been a pleasure being their photographer.beautiful-mess-photo_0269beautiful-mess-photo_0267 beautiful-mess-photo_0268beautiful-mess-photo_0270 beautiful-mess-photo_0271 beautiful-mess-photo_0272 beautiful-mess-photo_0273 beautiful-mess-photo_0274 beautiful-mess-photo_0275 beautiful-mess-photo_0277 beautiful-mess-photo_0278beautiful-mess-photo_0282beautiful-mess-photo_0283 beautiful-mess-photo_0276beautiful-mess-photo_0280beautiful-mess-photo_0284 beautiful-mess-photo_0285beautiful-mess-photo_0279

Engagement Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

Location ~ St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park

It was an honor to meet Timothy and Jin on their cross country, road trip.  One of the stops on their summer adventure was St. Louis.  They are getting married at home, in China later this year.  Here are some of the highlights from their engagement shoot.Beautiful Mess Photo_0133 Beautiful Mess Photo_0134 Beautiful Mess Photo_0135 Beautiful Mess Photo_0136 Beautiful Mess Photo_0137 Beautiful Mess Photo_0139 Beautiful Mess Photo_0155 Beautiful Mess Photo_0157 Beautiful Mess Photo_0158 Beautiful Mess Photo_0160Beautiful Mess Photo_0164Beautiful Mess Photo_0139 Beautiful Mess Photo_0147 Beautiful Mess Photo_0148 Beautiful Mess Photo_0149Beautiful Mess Photo_0153Beautiful Mess Photo_0152
We are thrilled and excited to be shooting Sam and Liz's St. Louis Wedding next fall.  This week we met up at the Missouri Botanical Gardens to shoot part one of their beautiful, winter, engagement session.  Here are some of the favorites. Sam_Liz Engagement1aSam_Liz Engagement3 Sam_Liz Engagement4 Sam_Liz Engagement5 Sam_Liz Engagement6 Sam_Liz Engagement7Sam_Liz Engagement9 Sam_Liz Engagement8
 To escape the mid July swelter we don here in St. Louis, I took Brett and Melissa to the Missouri History Museum.  We shot the first part of their engagement surrounded in light and simplistic beauty of the museum, then ventured in the shade, and heat of Forest Park. Brett and Melissa brought classic bicycles, which added a special charm and a real glimpse of who they are as a couple.  I'm excited to be shooting their wedding this fall.  I can't wait to capture more of their easy smiles and see bicycle themed elements of what I'm sure will be a beautiful day.  Brett and Melissa1 Brett and Melissa3Brett and Melissa6 Brett and Melissa4 Brett and Melissa5 Brett and Melissa8 Brett and Melissa9 Brett and Melissa10 Brett and Melissa11 Brett and Melissa12 Brett and Melissa13 Brett and Melissa14Brett and Melissa16 Brett and Melissa17 Brett and Melissa18
It never stops taking my breath away, those tucked away Illinois towns.  The vastness of the beauty and goodness of the food and the greatness of the hospitality.  Alto Pass, IL is no acceptation.  Greg and Sarah invited me to shoot their engagement session in a place that means so much to them.  Sarah is the events coordinator at Von Jakob Winery & Brewery  where the rolling hills of southern Illinois flourish, and the food is worth every bit of the drive.  Fall was in full bloom, colors sweeping the spectrum. Here are some of my favorites from that amazing fall day!Greg and Sarah Engagement 10-21-14 Greg and Sarah Engagement 10-21-14Greg and Sarah Engagement 10-21-14 Greg and Sarah Engagement 10-21-14 Greg and Sarah Engagement 10-21-14 Greg and Sarah Engagement 10-21-14 Greg and Sarah Engagement 10-21-14 Greg and Sarah Engagement 10-21-14