Renee + John Engagement

The rain tried to scare us off for this shoot on Saturday, but I am so glad that Renee and John were willing to give it a shot.  The lighting ended up being really nice, and we had a blast shooting around town.  We went to the Spirit of St. Louis Airport first, since John is a pilot.  It was fun to shoot with the planes – brave Renee even got on top of one (John’s idea, not mine!)  Then on a whim we went to the graffiti wall downtown before heading to Lafayette Park.  These two were so fun and did pretty much anything I asked.  There are a ton of photos above because we spent so much time together it was hard to choose my favorites!  I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in Ste. Genevieve next April.

Melanie + Jared – Married!

Poor Jared had to work on his wedding day! Jared is a pastry chef, and it turns out he spent most of the morning Saturday finishing up the wedding cake and getting it to the reception venue intact.  It turned out beautifully, and, from what I heard, quite delicious.  He still made it to St. Matthew’s Methodist Church before Melanie (the bride is almost always a little behind), and they had a wonderful ceremony.  I think everyone in the wedding was crying at one point or another!  Melanie and Jared are in Cancun right now on their honeymoon – I hope they have a great time, and congratulations to them!

Rhonda + Andrew – Married!

This weekend I served as a second photographer for the wedding of Rhonda and Andrew down in Ste. Genevieve.  Rhonda is another photographer here in St. Louis (of Rhonda Jean Photography), and there were several photographers there to capture her big event.  There were at least three people there working, and several more guests with their cameras on hand!  It turned out to be a nice day, despite the early rain, and a nice ceremony.  As I spent more of my time in the background, there are just a few photos above.  Congrats to Rhonda and Andrew!

Upcoming Boudoir Session

Many of you have contacted me about doing boudoir photos, and I’ve decided to hold my first all day boudoir photo session on June 29th.  Boudoir photos are fun and sexy, and show off how fantastic you are.  The photos are not about nudity – you can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and gorgeous.  We’ll help you select the perfect look and do your hair and makeup for you so that you look extra hot.  We have the use of a beautiful downtown loft space, and you’ll end up with a DVD of your high resolution files.

These photos make a great gift for your fiance or husband, and give you an excuse to feel high-fashion and glamorous.  Only a few spots remain, so if you are interested let me know as soon as possible and I’ll send you the details.   It should be fun!

Diana + Jim – Married!

Jim and Diana are probably the tallest couple I’ve ever photographed – at 6’7” and 5’11” respectively.  They were married this weekend at the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, which has beautiful stained glass windows (and a rather strict photography policy), with a reception at Windows on Washington.  Rather than doing a traditional cake cutting, these two did a fruit exchange, which was cute and fun.  They also did something else quite unique – they created their own new last name.  By taking their original last names (Calkins and Lohrmeyer) and blending them together, they created Kinslohr.  I’ve never seen that done before!  Best wishes to the new Kinslohrs!