This is a special bunch. I first met then in 2013. They were planning a wedding and I was photographing it. A lot has happened since then. I waited with John at a hotel as he nervously waited to see his bride. I waited at the hospital with them when they anxiously waited for their first son to be born. I waited with them as they comforted their boy when he fell and scrapped his nose all up during family photos, and most recently, I waited while they welcomed their newest son, Eli, to their family. I'm honored that they trust me enough to let me into some of their most special times and save little glimpses of it. This is why I love what I do. I love the people and the relationships. I love seeing them change and grow. AND I love that I can save a little glimpse of some of their most precious times in their lives for them.

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During Jeff's spring break we were able to fit in an engagement session AND they couldn't have gotten a prettier day! I love finally meeting and getting to know couples a little bit before their wedding day. I mean, who wants a stranger in their face all day. :) Well, these to were so fun and they were so fun together. I can't wait for their June wedding! OH, and Jeff, that first picture up on the top left is just for you! 😉 Congratulations you two, I'll see you in June!

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Happy Birthday to Olivia! Holy Moly did her cake smell good! We started off at this family's home and then we ventured off to the great outdoors for a change of scenery. It just so happened to be the one "almost" warm day in March. 😉 These two cuties had some ups and downs but man those smiles and cuddles that came hand in hand were pretty priceless. Happy birthday sweet girl!

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Holy Moly, does Stephanie look smokin' hot in front of that graffiti wall!?! Why yes, YES she DOES! These two were a blast! The day went from grey clouds and drizzle to a sunny almost warm day. We tromped around downtown and enjoyed the sun! These two are rocking the wedding planning and are getting married March of 2019! Congratulations!

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Boy, did we get lucky! These two flew in from Atlanta for their weekend engagement session and got a perfect day! We had planned on the session being around the Art museum but a big event had us changes plans. These two were super flexible and rolled with the changes. . .and it turned out perfect! Congratulations you two! Can't wait for your September wedding!

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When the wedding day is one month away there is no time for rescheduling. . .so instead we embraced the downpour and ROCKED it!. :) With some good attitudes and umbrellas anything is possible! Right guys!?!? Can't wait for your big day. . .it's SO close! 😁

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This January wedding did not disappoint. It was a beautiful day! We were hoping for a snow storm but you can't win them all. 

The ceremony took place at the Jewel Box in Forest Park. It was gorgeous like always. See that perfect archway they got married in front of?!? Jacob made it AND it was covered in the most perfect flowers from Sister Floral Design.

HOLY MOLY! SUPER AMAZING LIGHT!!! 😍 I'm not sure how these two got so lucky, but they sure did. This couple was such a great start to 2018. They couldn't have been more fun and I loved being a part of their day.

The day concluded with the BEST RECEPTION EVER! Guys! There was PIZZA AND DONUTS at the reception!!!! Does it get any better then that!?!? These guys know how to have a party! Congratulations you two! Your day was perfect, just like you two! It was a blast!

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This little beauty was so perfect. She was so little but doing so great. She was born at 35 weeks and her family couldn't be more excited about her. Her big brother and sister got home halfway through the session and got to show her off. Their faces said it all! Congratulations on your new little girl! She's a doll!

Side note: The felt flower heard bands were made by Floramade

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I was so excited to hear the news about this little guy. You see, this couple had the most epic rainy day wedding ever last spring. It poured all day and their wedding and reception took place in a big white tent on newly laid sod. There was stress and a whole lot of puddles but these guys were cool and calm. They made a great team and had fun throughout the whole day. I know they will make a great parent team too. With smiles on their faces they are going to rock this parent thing. Congratulations you two! He's one sweet little boy!

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Oh my, did I love this wedding. This December wedding did NOT disappoint. The day, the wedding and the people were beautiful.

The ceremony took place at UMSL chapel which always looks so classy. Katelyn and Tim fit right in. :)

The sun sets early in December but with a super timeline we were able to fit in multiple locations. This was the first time ever that the groomsmen asked if they could throw the groom. Under the arch worked perfectly AND all parties involved came out uninjured. They also nailed it! (full disclosure it took a few tries)

The reception took place at the Westin downtown. It was an amazing location and Saving Grace Occasions helped make sure all the details were prefect! I've never seen such a fun group AND a flash mob broke out! It was pretty spectacular and a first for me! Congratulations you two! 

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Meet Mabel. She's the best baby EVER. I met her mom, Monica, a long time ago. Probably 10 years ago or so. She was a young, single :) and working at the St. Charles Parks department and I was a new mom to my first baby working a part time job there too. SO much has changed since then and I'm so honored to have seen Monica's little family grow! When I photographed Monica and Marty's wedding I thought Marty complimented her perfectly, and now Mabel is here and she's pretty perfect too. Well done you two! 

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I LOVED this session. So many real smiles and so much fun! We ran and played and had the best time. When sessions are full of play and kids don't hold exactly still, parent's often think, "Dang, I hope she got SOMETHING good." BUT those are usually the BEST! They are so real and SO GOOD. RIGHT?!?

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These two sisters are about a cute as they come. I love Kate's sophistication and beaming smile and Anne has THE BEST hair. I also love how she always looks like she's up to something. These two are a hoot! Thanks for hanging in the cold with me guys! :) 

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Jason+Mary Jane+Parker+Emma Jane+Hannah Kate+Josiah.

This bunch is always a blast! The kids are hilarious and such delights. See that middle blond beauty up there? I started photographing this family when she was just a few weeks old. It's such an honor to see this family grow and change each year! Mom and Dad, you're doing a great job! Keep it up! 

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The Family.

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