Portland & Seattle Trip

This summer trip was the perfect getaway - it gave us a chance to see and appreciate some of the Pacific Northwest, and it left us refreshed and ready for a busy fall here in St. Louis. We had an amazing time sightseeing near Portland. The Columbia River Gorge, lined with so many stunning waterfalls, made for an amazing drive, and our trip to early morning in misty Cannon Beach was incredible. From Portland, we headed up the long way to Seattle, taking a stop at gorgeous Lavender Valley and spending a night at a quaint farm where we slept with sheep just outside our window. In Seattle, we met up with my cousin Gabe and his wife, Joanne, and we had a great time exploring the city with them. One of the highlights of our time in Seattle was an incredible sushi meal at Sushi Kashiba. It was a fantastic trip - can't wait to go back! 

Ayesha & Sam Forest Park Engagement

We had a perfect day for Ayesha & Sam's engagement in the lovely Forest Park. It's hard to beat Forest Park at the start of spring, when the tulips are in bloom and the trees are freshly covered with leaves. Ayesha and Sam are such a fun and sweet couple, and they were so natural in front of the camera. I can't wait to photograph their Marriott Grand Crystal Ballroom (one of my absolute, all-time favorite venues) wedding later this summer!

Manasi & Bill Marriott St. Louis Grand

These two have a love story that spans continents, and it was such a pleasure to photograph their gorgeous St. Louis wedding. Though Bill and Manasi currently live in Washington, DC, Bill proposed in Cinque Terre, with the stunning cliffs of the Italian coastline behind them. Originally from St. Louis, they decided to tie the knot back where it all began. The Crystal Ballroom was an amazing setting for their wedding; the brightness and light of the room accented the beautiful colors of their Hindu ceremony, and then was an incredibly elegant backdrop for their reception. Not only was this wedding gorgeous, but it was a blast for the guests:  one of the highlights of their reception was a flashmob-esque choreographed dance performed by their entire wedding party. What a day! 

Reception Venue: Marriott St. Louis Grand

Ceremony Venue: Marriott St. Louis Grand

Floral Designer: Belli Fiori STL

Makeup Artist: Mikki at La Belle Mariée

Hair Artist: Allyson Finkeldey

Cake Artist: Sarah's Cake Shop

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Rentals: Table Ten Event Design

DJ:  CJ's Disc Jockey Service

Mandap: Fatima Dalal


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Christie & Erik South Carolina Maternity Session

There's something pretty amazing about getting to photograph two dear friends before they welcome their first child into the world. It's hard to believe that my high school buddy, college roommate, and best man is about to become a dad. I am super excited for these two to welcome their little girl into the world. I have no doubt they will be amazing parents. So glad we were able to create these gorgeous images in Columbia, SC. 

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