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Saint Charles, MO | Anniversary Photographer |Dayna & Jimmy

So I loved how this session turned out. We caught some serious gorgeous light for Dayna and Jimmy’s one year anniversary shoot despite the 110+ heat and the bugs. Oh my goodness the bugs! They were swarming my car like a scene from a horror movie and they loved Jimmy even with massive amounts of bug spray. This is stuff that memories are made of.

Jimmy bought Dayna a bike for their anniversary and it was literally the first bike she ever had. He even taught her how to ride. Seriously that is so cute. The bike was so fun to incorporate into their session as well.

I’ve known Dayna for a few years. We taught together and she actually was my daughter’s student teacher for a bit.  She’s an amazing teacher!!

Thanks guys for letting me celebrate your anniversary with you!

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Noboleis Vineyards Wedding | Saint Charles, MO Wedding Photographer | Stacy & Tom

I’m so excited to have Stacy and Tom’s vineyard wedding on the blog today. They got married on a crazy 100+ day of heat and their entire day was outside. The heat did not slow them down nor did they lose the smiles from their faces all day.

Before their first look, they exchanged gifts and they were a riot. They gave practical gifts (yoga strap and socks) to favorite candies, chocolates, cookies, a Kindle and a sweet deck of cards that Tom wrote what he loves about her on each one. They defiantly put a lot of thought into their gifts and they were not your standard ones at all!

Stacy wore such a beautiful dress and sash. Her mom made her sash for her and it included Stacy’s grandmother’s broach. I love when couples incorporate such special items into their wedding day. Stacy’s flowers were also amazing! Seriously gorgeous!

Their reception was so upbeat and everyone was on the dance floor. I don’t think I’ve seen so many people enjoying dancing in such a long time. Stacy and Tom truly have wonderful friends and family.

Thank you so much Stacy and Tom for allowing me to capture your wedding day. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!

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Chris Rademacher

Absolutely STUNNING pictures….

Old Hickory Golf Course | Saint Charles Wedding Photographer | Kate and Brad

I’m so excited to have Kate and Brad’s wedding on the blog. They are one of the sweetest couples I have gotten to work with. I just loved how Brad talked and spoke of Kate leading up to their wedding as well as at their wedding. He often kept saying how lucky he was and how beautiful she was. It seriously was so sweet. I’ve known Kate’s mom, Becky, for 13 years now. She looked absolutely beautiful as well on their wedding day. She was just taking everything in and she had told me how amazing it is when a man loves your daughter as much as Brad loves Kate.

June 4th is not only Kate and Brad’s wedding day but it was also Kate’s parents wedding anniversary! Kate’s bouquet paid homage by having lace from Becky’s gown as well as the pearls her grandmother wore on her wedding day.

I loved seeing Sam and Abbey (best main and matron of honor) again. I had the honor of shooting their wedding a few years ago and now they are expecting a baby.

There were so many beautiful details that made up their day. Those are some of my favorite things to photograph. So much time and preparation is put into them and I love to preserve them!

Their first dance was fun. They sang it to each other loud and proud. Kate’s dad had a picture of Kate dressed as a bride for Halloween many, many years ago that he showed her during their first dance. It was such a sweet moment!

There was a beautiful sunset at Old Hickory. We all jumped in the golf cart and headed to the lake to catch the gorgeous sky!

Thank you Kate and Brad for allowing me to be a part of your special day. I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon and wishing you guys a lifetime of happiness!

Enjoy a few snapshots of Kate and Brad’s wedding.

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Janine Wahlgren

Fabulous photos of a fabulous couple! All the best!

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Main Street Saint Charles | Saint Charles Wedding Photographer | Megan & Christopher

I have the adorable Megan and Christopher’s wedding on the blog today!

Megan and Christopher tied the knot at the courthouse so we grabbed a few shots of them and their family in Frontier Park after their ceremony. I loved that Megan wore blue. It’s not something you see everyday and I love when couples make their day exactly the way they want it.

We had some things to contend with during their shoot like a giant snake in our way as well as the cotton trees snowing their “allergens.” It was seriously everywhere and it was actually accumulating on parts of the ground like snow. It made for some itchy eyes but it did look like snow in June which was kind of cool.

Enjoy a few snapshots from Megan and Christopher’s wedding day.

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