The Trauterman Family

When I asked Lily to tell me something she liked about her mom she said, "I like it when she sings." I like when Shelly sings, too! She's on the worship team at our church, and was my introduction to the Trauterman family. They're a pretty amazing family. Abby and Bryan just ran the MO Cowbell half marathon! What?!?! Did I mention that Abby is in 7th grade! I don't really remember what I was doing in 7th grade, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't as cool as that.

One thing that was especially fun about this session was, that it's the same location where Bryan and Shelly had their engagement photos done! How great is that?!?! I love finding new places to shoot, and this little park is tucked away out of sight, but almost right around the corner from my house, and I didn't even know it was there! Such a good night all around! 

Erica and Michael's Wedding

I had the amazing opportunity to second shoot a wedding here in St. Louis with Dani Stephenson Photography! Dani is from Wisconsin where she met Erica and Michael. When they planned their wedding, they knew they wanted Dani to come with them, and who could blame them? She was amazing to work with, and her images are so beautiful! It was dream to get to be her second! Sorry, not sorry, that this post is so long, but get a look at those flowers! Flowers for dayzzzz!!! So gorgeous! So elegant! Everything about this day was beautiful!

Photographer: Dani Stephenson
Wedding dress designer: Mikaella Bridal
Wedding Dress Store: Miss Ruby Boutique 
Bridal Accessories: Veiled Beauty 
Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair/Make-up:Danielle Style
Bridesmaids Dresses/store: BHLDN ASOS Jenny Yoo Adrianna Papell
Coordinator: Events Luxe
Florist: The Special Event Florist - Tina Barrera
Cake/dessert: La Patisserie Chouquette
Band/DJ:The Charles Glenn Group
Caterer: Butler's Pantry
Invitations/designer:Lauren DeCaprio of Papercut Invites
Videographer: Captured in Frames

Amber and James' Wedding

I got the extreme pleasure of being a second shooter  at Amber and James' wedding with Emmalie Christine Photography. I had not met the couple before their big day, but it was such an honor to be a part of something so special. Call me old fashioned, but I love it when a couple finds each other so young and gets to spend the rest of their lives together. So many big decisions get made in those early 20s, and they get to make them together. So sweet! 

The Rainbolt Family

I've known the Heather and Kyle for a little over a year now. We met when I started attending the church where Kyle is the Lead Pastor. The thing I have enjoyed most about getting to know the Rainbolts is their genuine love for people, and  their desire to better their community.(How many dads do you know that are PTA President?)  I'm not sure I've ever met a more gracious and friendly family, and I know I'm a better person just by knowing them. Plus they are total #couplegoals, and Caed and Kenedee were a blast. They are just the cutest brother/sister combo!  We had the most perfect summer night to for our session! Scroll down to see the beautiful sunset and lots of smiling faces! 

HollyBerry Beauties - Amber

You know on Facebook where you can pick your relationship status as "It's complicated." Well, that's me and Amber. I met Amber through my sister, who was Amber's swim coach in High School and our municipal swim league. (Go Fish!) My sister and her family sort of adopted Amber as their own, and my nieces and nephew call her their big sister. (And who wouldn't want a big sister as cool as Amber? I mean, seriously?!?!) 

But then Amber had to grow up and go off to college at Mizzou, so we don't get to see her as much as we used to. I don't think of Amber as an adopted niece, but more as a friend. When Amber was home taking a break from all that learnin' she's doing studying Civil and Environmental Engineering and Political Science, (Yikes, my brain hurts from even typing all of that!) we were able to get a session in! 

I asked Amber what makes her feel beautiful, and she said, "when I genuinely belly laugh." I'm so glad I got to capture some of those laughs, and all of her beauty on camera.