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Chandon 3 Month Session – Saint Charles Photographer

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today – I’m glad to have you here! Remember baby Chandon? It feels like yesterday I was crouched down in front of this adorable guy snapping pictures of him at his newborn session. I was really looking forward to seeing him again and to see how he has changed over the past three months.  My how he has grown. He’s such a handsome little guy too. As you can tell by the pictures below, Chandon has a standout personality even though he was not feeling well at all for his session. He clearly knows how to work the camera. He’s like a  little Casanova in that suit! Luckily for me, I get to photograph Chandon again in three months. I’m so excited to see how much he has changed between now and then!

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Rebecca & Chris | Engagement Photographer | St. Charles, MO

Rebecca and Chris were a blast to photograph and I just loved their engagement session. They were up for anything even walking in the snow with the “wrong” kind of shoes on.  I’m really excited about their July wedding. It sounds like it is going to be gorgeous.  Enjoy Rebecca and Chris!

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What a fun session, love them all!

Wonderful use of light! This seems like a cool location!

Main Street St. Charles, MO | Maternity Photographer | Amanda

Hi everyone! We’ve got a serious reason to celebrate! Amanda and Jimmy are officially having a little lady seriously due anytime now. If that isn’t reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is! I had the privilege of photographing Amanda on Main Street, St. Charles for a quick mini maternity session. She was just as beautiful as could be. As you can tell from the pictures below, Amanda was the perfect soon to be mom! That baby bump could not be any cuter! I’m so looking forward to meeting Julia and to take her newborn pictures. 

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St. Louis Arch – Scott Trade Center – St. Louis, MO Wedding Photographer – Kevin and Jessica

I’ve got another fabulous wedding for you guys today! The lovable and super fun couple consists of Kevin and Jessica, two people that anyone would love to know.  Their wedding day was truly wonderful and took place on an unseasonably warm St. Louis December day. They had such gorgeous winter decorations and her bouquet was stunning. I loved that she had a locket in her bouquet that had a childhood picture of her as well as a picture of her mom. Jessica’s mom had passed away and what an awesome way to have your mom with you on your big day.  Jessica’s dress was seriously gorgeous too and I’m not just saying that!  We had a lot of fun taking wedding pictures, as well. They decided to do a first look before the ceremony. I have to say it was one of the most tender first looks ever! Kevin loves Jessica so much and it was so evident during their first look, their ceremony and throughout the rest of the day.  The emotion I captured in Kevin was truly priceless! Speaking of priceless, not only did we get awesome outside shots at the St. Louis Arch, we got to go in the Scott Trade Center and take pics on the Ice. Let’s GO BLUES! Ok so I’m an old lady with ice and was afraid of falling but man I nailed it. I got on and off without needing a medic. What an awesome experience to shoot there! Oh and then Ted Drewes for treats afterwards. They are world famous for their frozen custard! I told you these two were fun! Kevin and Jessica were such a delight to work with and I wish them many wonderful years to come. Thank you so much for the opportunity to celebrate with you!!! Okay lets get to the pictures!

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Aside from the photographs, the border around them is really creative. My favorite image is the black and white of her coming up the stairs.

I LOVE THESE! I agree with Tim too about the border. Stunning portraits.

I love your wide angle shots. I think my favorite one includes the arch. They should get a canvas of that one!

I love the image with the arch and the wedding colors!! Lovely wedding :)

Chelsea Gardner

This was such a fun wedding to assist on and the photos turned out gorgeous!!!!

St. Louis Wedding Photographer – Cabanne House – Andy and Melissa

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog.  I always (love/adore/enjoy) photographing weddings. There’s so much love in the air and Andy and Melissa were a blast to photograph! The weather was the absolute pits too. It was cold and very rainy. It rained and was dark all day, but that  certainly did not put a damper on Melissa and Andy’s big day. They wanted a very small wedding ceremony which was held at the  Cabanne House in Forest Park. It was a really neat old house! The reception was just a big party according to Melissa. They decided against the toasts and tosses and just wanted everyone on the dance floor having a great time.  You could tell they were really having the time of their lives and loving every minute of their special day. Thank you so much Andy and Melissa for allowing me to capture your special day.

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Carla Callan

Absolutely Gorgeous pictures Holly. Cant wait to see them all. You did a beautiful job. Thank you for being there for my girl’s special day.

Chelsea Gardner

Gorgeous as usual, Holly!!