Archive for June, 2012

The first weekend of June was a whirlwind weekend for me, I was photographing a super fab wedding in Manhatten, KS on friday and then Matt & Mikaela’s wedding on Saturday!  Lucky for me, my husband drove us to St. Louis so I caught some zzzz’s on the way :)  I think I was so hyped up from the weekend that I didn’t really sleep good until Monday night, haha!  A big shout out to  my associate photographer, Nate Robinson, for rockin out some amazing shots throughout the day as well!!!

The wedding reception was at the Chase Park Plaza, such a beautiful hotel!  We had a room there as well, it was so awesome leaving the reception and just walking up to our room!

The wedding party got ready at the Chase and then headed over to the church, St. Francis Xavier. I was so excited to shoot at this church!!!!  Amazing!!!  Matt and Mikaela did not see each other until she was walking down the aisle :)  So after the ceremony we hopped on a trolley and drove around taking fun wedding party pics!  It was so fun shooting somewhere different!  The joy of shooting out of town :)

The whole day was great. The weather was perfect, everyone was so happy and having fun.  I knew from the engagement session that Matt & Mikaela were at ease behind the camera.  They are such romantic, sweet and fun couple that being around them just makes you happy :)  And the reception was beautiful, elegant and a huge dance party :)

I will start the photos with Mikaela’s gorgeous dress and shoes!!!!

They both had letters for each other, so sweet :)

Can you believe this church?  Inside is just as awesome!

I could have taken pictures around this cathedral all day!

Seriously?  I was dying over this church! Perfect spot for a dip shot :)

I LOVE this shot that Nate got.  I was at the higher angle and the lower angle just rocked!!!!!

Sista shot!

I am obsessed with Mikaela’s dimples :)  Such a beautiful bride!

And possible my favorite shot of the day!  However I feel like that about quite a few :)

And then we were off to Forest Park!

Dang, champaign pics are fun!  Left shot Nate’s, right shot mine :)  I love how it looks like a ribbon!

Holy hot couple :)

The pool area at the Chase Park Plaza was amazing.  So tropical!

Mikaela & Matt had their first dance completely choreographed, it was super SMOOTH!

Let me tell you, there was some serious dancing going on here.  I am specifically remembering that a few of these photos are shaken it to some MJ and Tina Turner!  Their dj was super awesome!

When I got home from hanging out with Nick & Kim for a few hours my heart felt lighter, more joyful and I was thinking I have the best job in the world.  While we talked about how they met at Kim’s sister’s wedding at Longveiw Mansion we walked around the different rooms taking a few pics.  Then we walked out under the tent where they had their first dance and I had them dance :)  I loved it and I loved hearing their story and I loved how giddy they were around each other.  They didn’t hold back their smiles or silly faces to each other while I was there and I love that I can see those expressions in their photos.

They had fun and the photos show, and I even convinced Nick to wear a shirt that wasn’t steamed to perfection, lol!  I can’t wait to photograph their wedding a year from now!!

Super fave!!!

Seriously, how fun are they?!?!?!?!?

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