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In the fall, Daisy and I headed out to Cafe Osage.  The weather was perfection and the girl even more so.  We shopped and talked and laughed.  We talked about everything from God, to tattoos, relationships to traveling.  She was fully herself, all hand in the hair, optimism and song.  Daisy honored me by sharing her dreams, and ideas, her plans for the future.  She asked questions and I took photos, laughing with her, answering with limited wisdom.  She filled in the blanks on what I forgot about being twenty-one.  I took more photos.

By the end I asked Daisy why the 20 somethings,  are so comfortable not just in front of the camera, but documenting every coffee,  walk and creative snippet on social media?  Her honest answer?

"There is a fear of being forgotten. We want to feel validated, that our existence matters. That's why, I think, my generation loves being a false celebrity.  We want to feel like our time here mattered.  That is wasn't waisted."

Well, you are not alone, Daisy girl.  I'm sure that is the plight of man.  I'm telling your right here, your existence matters, your story is important and my time was not waisted by spending some life with you.

I could spend a dozen more beautiful afternoons listening,  and photographing.  We have plans to catch up again this summer, so check back for another day with Daisy.

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St. Louis Wedding Photographer

St. Louis Wedding Photographer

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

One of the best part of being a wedding photographer in St. Louis is the architecture.  The buildings and the history towering all around the city. The occupied and abandoned alike, luscious with beauty, whispering with light and alive with possibilities.  All of these thing were important to Brian and Molly.  Not just the famous landmarks of St. Louis, but the hidden treasures, buried and often forgotten.  It is one of my greatest joys to revive these locations though fine art, storytelling photography.   Thank you to Molly and Brian for trusting me to venture into some of the lost places, and create not just a snapshot, but a piece of art to commemorate their wedding day.Beautiful Mess Photo_0089St. Louis Wedding Photogapher Beautiful Mess Photo_0075Beautiful Mess Photo_0076Beautiful Mess Photo_0071 Beautiful Mess Photo_0072 Beautiful Mess Photo_0073 Beautiful Mess Photo_0074Beautiful Mess Photo_0077Beautiful Mess Photo_0078Beautiful Mess Photo_0079Beautiful Mess Photo_0082Beautiful Mess Photo_0083Beautiful Mess Photo_0084Beautiful Mess Photo_0080Beautiful Mess Photo_0081Beautiful Mess Photo_0085Beautiful Mess Photo_0086Beautiful Mess Photo_0087Beautiful Mess Photo_0088

Brian & Molly ~ St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony ~ Mad Art Gallery

Wedding Reception/Catering ~ Mad Art Gallery

Florist ~ Crimson Petal

Cake ~ Surgaree Baking Co.

Bride’s Dress ~ Eighth Avenue Villagers

Hair Stylist ~ Blown Away

DJ ~ CJ's Disc Jockey Service

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

Shooting Brett and Melissa's wedding was truly an honor.  They are some of the most caring and generous people I have ever met.  Their whole wedding day was carefully crafted with themes of giving and service.  Having their ceremony in the natural decor of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, renting bikes so their wedding guest ride to Moulin Events for the reception, (I got to hang out the sunroof and take photos of them)  and giving out flower bulbs as party gifts were just a few of the thoughtful details that made their day so incredible. Their love for each other, selfless.  Their smiles, infectious.  And together, I think they have a real shot at taking over the world!Brett_Melissa Wedding_0007Brett_Melissa Wedding_0006 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0008 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0009 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0010 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0011 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0012 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0014 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0015 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0016 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0017 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0018 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0019 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0020 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0021 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0022 Brett_Melissa Wedding_0023

Brett & Melissa ~ St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony ~ Missouri Botanical Gardens

Wedding Reception ~ Moulin Events

Florist ~ Flowers to the People

Pie ~ The Sugaree

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

Bride's Dress ~ Amy Kuschel

Bride's Shoes ~ BHLDN