Stephanie Bannon Photography

Because this too shall pass.

Jason+Steffany.

Pere Marquette is the perfect wedding venue! Its beautiful in every way. Jason and Steffany got married at the end of March. It drizzled on and off all day but the thunderstorms managed to hold off until right after the ceremony began. 

One of the things they were most excited about was their first look. They had no idea what the other person was wearing but Steffany knew Jason was going to be rocking a custom made suit. Their expressions were priceless and they soaked up every second of it. They even included a little champagne. :)

The ceremony took place in the main lodge and the reception location was right down the hall. Their family and friends surrounded them as they said their vows. The thunder boomed and the rain fell hard. These two couldn't have cared less. They were married and it was party time! Congratulations you two. Your day was perfection.

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Mitch+Amanda

There's nothing I love more then a couple that works well together and is up for anything. These two had smiles on their face's the entire time! I couldn't ask for a better couple!

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Feysel+Danielle.

These two were FUN! I love getting to know couple's before their wedding. It makes everything run smoother and makes everything more relaxed. I can't wait to see you both in October!

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Joe+Rose+Savannah+RJ

Happy Birthday to you sweet RJ! You make me work for that smile of yours but its so so worth it. And Savannah, you're one of my favorites! Your laugh is pretty priceless. :)

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Matt+Liz+Amos.

Meet Amos. He's pretty much perfect. Like for real. He had THE best hair, the most laid back personality and His parents were head over heals for him. Thats a pretty great combination. His parents have been waiting for him for quite sometime.  You're only a few weeks old and have managed to be one of the biggest blessings ever to those parents of yours. Welcome to the world little guy.

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Jay+Meredith+Graham+Hazel.

After days of rain we expected mud, a whole bunch of mud. Extra outfits were packed and we were ready. We got to our location and there was no mud to be found. I'm not going to lie, I was a little bummed. Right! Mud, how fun would that be?!?! Even with the lack of mud we had a blast. We threw rocks in puddles, raced and had a pretty good time! It was a super fun morning!

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Doug+Amanda+Mason.

Mason. You are the cutest. . .and Doug and Amanda you aren't so bad either. :) These guys chose to have their session at their house which is always fun. They have a beautiful old home and their kitchen was perfect to play in. Mason was pretty excited about it too!

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Travis+Amy+Mark+Bennett+Hope.

Oh my goodness, these guys were a hoot! Typical kids and I love that! Hands down, they had some of the best smiles and Mark is SO in love with his little sister. You guys did SUPER!

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Jason+Joy+Joel+Jamie+Josh.

I've known these guys for a while now and its CRAZY to see how grown up the kids have gotten. Like, for real, I remember when Josh was born and Jamie, well, we discovered she was born the same day/year as my oldest and we were in the SAME hospital. Jason is a science teacher and does wedding videos on the side SO if you're getting married and need a video guy, he might just be your guy. Hit me up for his email. :)

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Graham.

Oh my goodness these two were sweet. Harrison, aka big brother, entertained me the whole time. He shared ALL his toys and EVERYTHING he knows. When he left for preschool he even gave me a kiss. . .all on his own. :) Graham, was super chilled out and about as handsome as they come.  They couldn't have been more of a delight. Congratulations on your new little man! He's perfect!

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Matt+Carissa+Desmond+Grant.

Happy Birthday to Grant! What a guy! He was all over the place and rocking his perfect little smile. Right?!? TOO perfect. Happy Birthday big boy!

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Scott+Jennie+Lucy+Sam.

These guys are always so much fun to hang out with! For their session, we braved a new location and it turned out perfect. Everyone had a blast! There was water, rocks, sand and a really mean goose. . .that's pretty exciting right?!?! Really. It couldn't have been more fun. You guys were super!

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Matt+Kristen+Ann+Kate.

Holy moly! These girls are growing up. It is such an honor to take pictures for families over the years and these guys have been around since Kate was a born. Thanks for enduring the heat and trusting me year to year. It is an honor.

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Fred+Jen+Nori.

Meet Nori. She's a doll baby and happens to be my niece and she's about as perfect as they come. Good job Jen and Fred, she's a beauty!

Suegene+Ryan.

There is something nice about a small wedding. It is personal and slowed down. The things and people included are intentional and really enjoyed and that is exactly how these two planned out their wedding day. They had a relaxed morning with a few morning appointments, got themselves ready and shared a few nervous laughs before their wedding in the afternoon. 

The ceremony took place at the Butterfly House with some of their closest family and friends.

The reception took place at one of their favorite restaurants, Pasteria. The food was incredible and everyone was able to sit at one large table. It really had the feel of large family dinner. There were plenty of laughs and a whole lot of fun going on. Congratulations Suegene and Ryan! Your wedding day was absolutely perfect!

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Andrew.

This little guy was super chilled and relaxed and took every thing in stride. He was adored by his sisters and I don't think they could have been more excited to show him off. :)

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Jeremy+Tiffany+Cooper+Chase+Cecila.

This is one special bunch. They are sweet and kind in every way AND a whole lot of fun.

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Eric+Lisa+Elijah+Naomi+Ezekial+Ezra.

Lets be real here, getting four kids to a photo session dressed and semi happy is no easy task. Trust me, I've tried. Getting through the session can even be harder, especially for the parents. However, its important to do it. I'm pretty positive that in 20 years, you will look back and be SO glad that you did. :) Guys you did super!

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Erica+Justin.

My hope for you is that you never stop laughing.

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Sara+Dalton.

This girl is a beauty. She was such a sophisticated elegant bride. Every detail was thought through and perfect. She chose comfortable shoes (which I LOVE) and a simple lace trimmed veil AND nothing beats a clean uncluttered hotel to get ready in. 

This wedding took place in Washington Missouri and it was beautiful. Sara and Dalton did a first look out on a little dock in the downtown area and then headed off for a drink and some pictures at The Driftwood Bar. The bar was super cool and modern and had some gorgeous light. We then headed to the venue and completed the pictures there. 

Guest started arriving and everyone took their places. The ceremony overlooked a gorgeous river and the ceremony was short and sweet. The reception began right afterwards and was conveniently located at the same site so everyone was able to walk there and hang out. The day was pretty perfect all around and I don't think this bunch could have had more fun! Congratulations you two!

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