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Wedding Photographer | St. Charles, MO | Holly Dawn Photography | Kaitlin & Wade

Ok so I got a little picture happy on the blog today, but who can blame me?! Kaitlin and Wade had such a gorgeous wedding. I am an absolute sucker when it comes to taking detail shots and Kaitlin had so many. I was in photographer’s Heaven. They were all amazing! Kaitlin even pinned Wade’s police badge to her bouquet to add an extra special personal touch. At the church, Kaitlin surprised Wade with a Bagpiper to honor his heritage. They even did their recessional behind the bagpiper. It was really cool and Wade was surprised. Besides being full of amazing details, this was such an emotional wedding. You could feel the love between Kaitlin and Wade but also with their parents. Kaitlin’s dad was teary walking down the aisle and during their first dance. It was so neat as an outsider to get to witness their family dynamics.  I have the opportunity to meet amazing brides and grooms and  their families and friends!  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your special day Kaitlin and Wade. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.  Enjoy a little sampling of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. McElfresh.

 

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Marie Curry

These pics of the Wedding Day of Wade and Kaitlin McElfresh are just amazing! What a treasure trove of memories you have captured here of their very special day! I know they and their family and friends will cherish these for years to come. Thanks for including them on your blog.

Forest Park | Saint Louis, MO | Wedding Photographer | Holly Dawn Photography | Melinda & Andy

This was one of the most romantic weddings I have shot in a long time. Melinda had so many amazing details for her and Andy’s wedding which paid tribute to Melinda’s mother who passed away last year. She wore her jewelry, had something of hers pinned to her bouquet as well as wore the most beautiful delicate corsage in her memory. Yes I was teary (as well as Melinda) when her sister pinned it on for her.  Melinda and Andy chose a very intimate ceremony in Forest Park for only their immediate family. It was not about the pomp and circumstance, but just about two people and the love they shared. They each had their sister stand up for them in lieu of a wedding party. Seriously it was just so perfect. I had the most time to shoot just the bride and groom than any other wedding I have shot. I loved this time with Melinda and Andy. Of course it would not be one of my summer weddings this year if it did not rain (actually had torrential rain).  It was insanely sunny for their ceremony and then the sky got really dark after they said “I do.”  It was funny at their dinner (didn’t do a reception) held at Scape, everyone’s phones kept going off with weather alerts! Nothing but good memories!

Thank you so much Melinda and Andy for letting me capture your special day. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and love. I am so excited that you two found each other!

 

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Saint Charles, MO | Newborn Photographer | Baby Declan

Meet Baby Declan, the tiniest baby I have ever gotten the honor to photograph. He was so small, that my hats didn’t fit! Oh he sure was absolutely precious. Mom told me that she wanted only prop shots and I was so excited to not do bean bag work. I love props and was so glad Declan’s mom does too!  Declan was not a fan of having his hands and especially his feet touched to position him. I would get the most adorable squeaks and then he would uncross everything. It was such a game of cat and mouse let me tell you. He was such a cuddle bug too. Totally got my baby fix for the day. Thanks Declan!

 

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