Tracy+Ryan. by Stephanie Bannon

Oh man, these two are the cutest. It’s always fun to do sessions at locations I’m not super familiar with. It forces me to think and really be looking for the best spots. When we did this session it was SO windy and chilly outside and the greenhouses were really packed. The light was beautiful and so was the location, which left us with some little challenges, BUT challenges make things better. Tracy and Ryan were so patient and trusting. We came up with a game plan and everything turned out perfectly. Their June wedding is going to be a blast! I can’t wait!

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Caroline. by Stephanie Bannon

This little girl was a HOOT. She made the BEST faces and was so relaxed the entire time. She also rocked her headband like no other! I was reminded how much I love six month olds. It’s the perfect time between newborn and toddler. The curiosity and new found independence of sitting is the BEST! I can’t wait to see you when you turn the big ONE this summer.

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AJ. by Stephanie Bannon

Oh this little guy was so sweet! He was so relaxed and calm and CUTE! So so cute! It is ALWAYS fun getting to see a couple’s story unfold. I photographed Stephanie and Mark’s wedding in 2015, then their first daughter in a few years ago and now AJ. How time flies and it is crazy how life changes so quickly!

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Mark+Abby+Desmond. by Stephanie Bannon

It seems like the first weekend in December is always a pretty one! I’m thankful we got a decent day for this little cutie!

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Justin+Meghann. by Stephanie Bannon

You know what I loved about this couple? I loved how much they had fun with each other. They laughed and truly had a good time together. I also loved how relaxed and easy going they were. The wedding party was hungry so they just walked to the gas station across from the church and came back with bags of food. The bride’s feet hurt so she took off her shoes during pictures. Any issue that a rose they solved with flexibility and a smile. Their goal was to get married and enjoy the ride and that’s exactly what they did. They were a super team and they worked together to make their day a success! Congratulations you two!

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Matt+Amanda+Sydney+Graham. by Stephanie Bannon

Oh my goodness this little guy was perfect! He was so SO good, in every way! It was a struggle to not let Sydney steal the show though! She was full of personality and energy and so fun to photograph! I don’t know what it is about these guys but they are an all time favorite, even before kids. Way back before these two kiddos made their appearances I photographed Amanda and Matts wedding. It was an all time favorite and this newborn session might just be up there as well! It’s always great seeing this family!

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Family. by Stephanie Bannon

When a big life change like selling your house and moving is in the near future there is no better idea then to plan a photo session in your home so you can remember it. That’s just what this family decided to do and I couldn’t back this idea more! After all, it’s were this little family went from two and then became four. Mom and Dad will probably remember this house perfectly but these two little girls won’t in a few years. What better gift to gift your child with then pictures of their soon to be past.

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Joe+Kelly. by Stephanie Bannon

I typically only get to meet a couple once before an engagement session and its usually a formal meeting with a table in between us and a whole lot of questions being asked. I don’t “really” get to know them (and visa versa) until the engagement session. (side note: that why they are in ALL my packages) SO I never know what to expect…especially if the groom wasn’t able to attend the first meeting, like in this case. However, from the moment these guys got out of their car I knew they were going to be fun. There were jokes and stories and a whole lot of laughs! They were willing to do anything. We were a team, AND that’s my goal. Team work. That’s the best way to get killer images and that’s just what we did!

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Ken+Erin+Ella+Addie+Andrew. by Stephanie Bannon

These guys are the best! Hanging out with them is ALWAYS a good time. Ella and Addie could entertain me for days! They are FULL of personality. Andrew is at the perfect age…he’s full of energy, curiosity and cuteness, AND those curls are to die for. :)

Joe+Katie. by Stephanie Bannon

The day started at a pretty Catholic Church, which was actually the church Katie went to school at. The church wedding coordinator had been Katie’s kindergarten teacher, which was such a fun little detail. These two decided to wait and see each other for the first time as Katie walked down the long aisle. Katie’s smile stretched across her face and Joe’s eyes were locked on his soon to be wife.

After the ceremony we headed to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The day was over cast and a little chilly which ended up being perfect. There were less people at the gardens which allowed us to take pictures where ever we liked.

After pictures at the gardens we headed back to St. Charles to Old Hickory Golf Club. The wedding party loaded into the party bus we followed behind them. Half way back the bus began driving really slowly and had to exit the highway. We followed them and realized the bus had broken down. We had limited time to make it back to the reception so we improvised. You gotta do what you gotta do! SO we loaded the bride and groom in my car, loaded a few others in the second photographer’s car and called an Uber for the rest! Katie and Joe were so flexible and had the best attitudes the entire time. They were positive and totally went with the flow. This little “hiccup” could have been a huge stress and possibly ruined the day but we fixed the problem, stayed happy and continued on. We got to the reception right on time and no one even realized there was a little hiccup in the day! The reception began on time and everyone had a blast! Katie and Joe are a super couple and the day was a blast! Congratulations you two!

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Tim+Mandy+Felix+Lucia+Oscar. by Stephanie Bannon

It’s always fun taking pictures of friends, and these guys are some good ones!

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Glenn+Michelle+Harrison+Graham. by Stephanie Bannon

There is nothing like brothers! These guys are a hoot! The stories, faces and interactions together are the BEST!!! 😁

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Dante+Dana+Leo+Lucy. by Stephanie Bannon

These two siblings are the sweetest! They love each other and have so much fun together! I can’t wait see all the adventures that await the two of you!

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Jason+Amanda+Jack+Olivia. by Stephanie Bannon

I LOVE these outfits! Jack always looks like a sophisticated young man and Miss Olivia can work some faux fur like no other! She’s turned in to a real toddler since I saw her last and she couldn’t be more fun! It’ crazy how much these two have changed in a short year! Stop growing you two! :)

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Matt+Kristen+Kate+Ann. by Stephanie Bannon

Kate has always been fun to photograph! I’ve photographed her since she was born. She has the best laugh and personality, BUT now there is Ann and every time is see her she gets more and more fun. She’s pretty perfect. She speaks with her eyes and those wind blow curls are pretty great.

Mike+Susan+Jack+Emily. by Stephanie Bannon

Oh, Jack and Emily, you have the best smiles! Your faces and laughs are the best!

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Joe+Melissa+Ethan+Audrey+Adelaide. by Stephanie Bannon

It was a perfect fall evening and these guys were a hoot! Ethan and Audrey always have the best stories to tell me and their baby sister is a doll! It’s always fun hanging with this crew!

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Liz+Zach. by Stephanie Bannon

Holy Moly was this an exciting session! As soon as we pulled into the parking lot the sky turn black. We had about 3.2 minutes before it poured. The thunder was SO loud but since we were there we decided to embrace it, AND I’m pretty sure it paid off. Look how cute these two are! These guys were troopers and had the best attitudes ever! Congratulations you two! I can’t wait for your June wedding!

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Jason+Joy+Joel+Jamie+Josh. by Stephanie Bannon

These guys are always a good time AND when you move to a new house with a super good back yard, you use it. :) Thanks of letting play in your new yard! It worked our perfectly!

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Nicki+Kyle. by Stephanie Bannon

This October wedding was a little crazy…crazy good to be totally clear. The day started off beautiful. The sun was shinning and everything was going smooth. Nicki was a little nervous but who wouldn’t be.

We showed up a the church and everyone was counting down the minutes for the ceremony to begin. The time finally came. Guests were seated and the music began….and so did the rain. It STORMED. The rain was SO loud and the thunder boomed. I started thinking of possible back up plans, just in case. :) The ceremony continued without a hitch and Nicki and Kyle were married! After family pictures we walked into the lobby and the sky was blue and the sun was shinning. It was perfect.

We headed to Forest Park for pictures around the Boat House and the pretty willow tree they got engaged. It was cool and cloudy and there had been enough rain to run everyone else off. :) After that we headed to Ted Drewes for a little treat and then it was off to the Arch. The light was CRAZY good, as soon as we got there we knew we were in for a treat! Every single thing fell into place. Nicki and Kyle looked stunning, the wedding party had bellies full of free ice cream and the view was spectacular.

After pictures we had a little drive to the Fox Run Carriage House in Eureka. I had never been there before but it was super pretty. There were big windows and fancy chandeliers. The night ended with some priceless speeches and everyone couldn’t have been more happy for the newly married couple. Congratulations your two! Your day was crazy good!

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