I first met Alec and Rachel as a couple at their engagement photo session. Naturally, Alec was running late, and when he arrived, the Rachel scolded him in a way that I instantly knew these two were a match made in heaven. Yes, you read that right. You know how you can tell when people are just meant to be together for life? That's how I felt when I met them. So when they asked me to document their wedding day, I was thrilled to be able to capture something REAL and genuine. Their...

If you know anything about myself and my photography habits, you probably have noticed that I favor light that is later in the day. I almost NEVER choose full sun photo sessions, but I wanted to challenge myself & step out of the box slightly and try something new. Once I decided to confront this lighting situation, I asked my very dear friend to lend me a helping hand (or in this case, a whole body since she is the one who so willingly modeled for me!). Carolyn is a  quirky...

Immediately following her family photo session, Claire got spruced up for her big cake smash. Dressed only in an adorably cute pink tutu and a feathery pink bow, we were all excited to see how little Claire would react to her first bite! Being a dainty little darling girl, she didn't disappoint us when she carefully caressed the rose shaped icing while meticulously allowing it to enter her mouth. At one point we all thought she would dig right into the cake and eat it like a doggie (as her brother described...

When it came time to shoot the K Family photo session, the day couldn't be more perfect. We had been planning this session for months and with me being in between Cincinnati and St. Louis, it was slightly nerve-wracking not knowing how the weather would be come picture day. But alas, the day came and the weather was absolute perfection! In fact, EVERYTHING was perfect! I am not holding back when I say that this family was a joy to work with! Immediately, everyone made me feel welcome to be at their...

At the beginning of the year, I put an ad in the bulletin at my church. Not 2 months later and this engaged couple contacted me for wedding services. I was ecstatic not only because people were recognizing my ad, but that I could start serving people from my parish! When I met this lovely couple, I could instantly read the love they have for each other of their faces. Sometimes, you can just FEEL how much people love each other and it was apparent even more when we met for their...