Archive for 'Lifestyle'

It has been a long, devouring gray kind of winter here in this city I love. But we broke through with our first engagement of the spring, on a perfect sunny day. Haley’s Iced Mango dress, a Pantone color for 2019, was the perfect accent for this bright occasion. The couples connection to Concordia Seminary made it the perfect backdrop for our shoot. Their genuine love and laughter really came through as we cheered the warmth of spring.

People tell me that they choose us to be their wedding photographer because they made a real connection with our images. Out photographs tells a story. There is real emotion in the pictures. To bring that feeling to our images, we must first make a connection with you, our clients. Spending time getting to know you and hearing your story fuels us to bring that story to life. Korey and Aany were so authentic in every piece of their wedding day, that capturing their adventure, was one of the easiest connections I’ve ever made. It was impossible not to be pulled in by the peace and unity of their celebration. Of course, the fully loaded taco bar by Seed Sprout Spoon was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever eaten. Cheers.



Korey & Aany ~  St Louis Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony & Reception ~ The Heirloom Room

Catering/Cake – Seed Sprout Spoon

Florist ~ Flowers and Weeds

Wedding Gown Boutique ~ The Ultimate Bride

Paper Design ~ Paperkeet

Hair and Makeup  ~ Looks by Lisa

Band ~ The Aching Hearts

Photography ~ Beautiful Mess Photography

 

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.