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Genevieve + Nader | St. Louis Wedding Photography

Hi! Well, sheesh! with all these storms I’m having a hard time getting things done on my computer! I’ve seriously had to leave this post twice to take cover in the basement!

Anyway, I’ve been dying to show off this gorgeous couple for a few weeks now! Whaaa? no sneak peek… yep, that’s right! Doesn’t anyone like surprises anymore?! 😉 I really like to go through every image and sort through the very best, and then make my final selections! You might have already seen Genevieve + Nader’s engagement session, so I had absolutely no doubts they could pull off being beautiful and perfect for the camera. Agree? And don’t you just love Genevieve’s choice for the color palette? Purple is SO popular right now, and I’m just diggin’ it with the lime green. I also love how everything just looks so cohesive and works so well together – this album is going to be a cinch! 😉 Believe it or not, the stone buildings at *Forest Park complimented the look di-vinely! (Wink!) *see this post.

Genevieve + Nader tied the knot at the beautiful St. Francis Xavier, with a reception following at the fab Renaissance Grand. They even had belly dancers! Thank you so much for having us be a part of your special day. We hope you love and cherish the photographs forever.

xox

HSR

Special Vendors:

Bride’s dress: La Sposa, Simply Elegant Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: J. Crew
Tuxes: Savvi
Flowers: Dale Rohman
Belly dancers: Belly Dance Mirage

Gianna Soleece – 5 days old | St. Louis Newborn Photography

Sweet Miss Gianna Soleece is quite the doll, and born on my birthday – May 4th! I normally find myself photographing fine-haired blondies, so I was thrilled to have the dark black hair. A great contrast, and so much of it! The morning of the shoot was all gloomy and rainy. Ick. Finally, the rain stopped and the air was full of humidity and heat! – perfect for a newborn session outside. I loved cuddling with her! Proud brother Jaydon, 4, loved getting his picture taken too! So of course, I had to add his handsome little mug to this post too.

Thought I would add a little horoscope for her! Gianna and I are so alike!:)

Taurus Baby

Calm and quiet babies are usually found under the Taurus sign. Taurus children are very creative, sensible, pleasant and sometimes shy. They can be stubborn in wanting their own way, while still having a charming personality. They are often music lovers and love to enjoy melodious songs.

Enjoy her!

xox

HSR

Stephanie + Jason | St. Louis Engagement Photography

Can I get a BIG YEEEEEHAAAAAW!:)I took a little field trip down to Cape Girardeau to capture the charisma of Steph +  Jason’s relationship! And on her daddy’s 400+ acre farm! I can’t tell you enough how much fun this engagement session was! I l-o-v-e being in a country setting! Especially this one – the barn is awesome!

When I arrived, Steph was really nervous, and I was like whaaaa? I shook her a bit and told her to snap out of it, ’cause she was gonna do great! Which she did! Doesn’t she look like America Ferrera?!  So pretty! Jason actually had to drive us to the farm, since my car would have basically bottomed out in the driveway! He is quite the gentleman, offering me dinner & drinks and helping me with my bags. Awwww, Steph is one  lucky gal to have such a chivalrous guy! With a lot of laughing and having fun, this couple would do just about anything I asked / told them… except jump in the lake … naked! 😉 Anywho! We can’t wait to be a part of the BIG day and we feel so lucky that you both asked us to be a part of such a special one.

For all of you brides who keep requesting – this is the couple who booked your date – 9.10.11! 😉 The ceremony will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a reception following at the Drury Lodge, both in Cape.

Enjoy some of my favorites!

xox

HSR

Kate + Grant | St. Louis Engagement Photography

Awww Kate & Grant! Kate and I have been pen pals (or at least electronic ones) for quite a while, discussing her upcoming wedding and engagement photo plans! Planning a St. Louis wedding from South Carolina can’t be easy! Good thing they have the help of the talented wedding planner, Kristin Ashley Events!:)

We decided to have their engagement session on a Friday. In Forest Park. Need I say more? This park is crazy busy, especially with the weather being so beautiful. I fell in love with Kate’s bubbly personality from the moment I met her and also just loved how laid back Grant was. He just let us do our thing! The two of them are adorable together!

So on one hand, I am super appreciative of the park’s beauty and all that it offers (including sentimental connections for many of my couples), but I think I need a break from it for the next few engagement sessions (and weddings too!). As a challenge to myself and future brides, I’m officially boycotting the place for the next few months in hopes of finding other fun, romantic locations. However, if you pull my arm and drag me with my feet kicking and tell me a really amazingly romantic story about why we should shoot in Forest Park ….. I’ll consider going. (Wink!) Despite all the crowds, traffic, events, weddings, and even having security ask us to step away from the Art Museum (ok, I guess I understand that standing on building ledges is against their policy), we made it work and I think the photos turned out really beautiful! Our engagement sessions are meant to capture the chemistry of a couple, so a lot of our images are lovey dovey and just plain fun! However, I know everyone needs that newspaper image or one for mom + dad, so we snap a few posed and call it a day. 😉

Kate + Grant plan to be married late August with a ceremony at Messiah Lutheran and reception following at Lumen. Can’t wait!

Enjoy some of my favorite images!

xox

HSR

Favorite Photo of the Day! | St. Louis Baby Photography

What a fabulous day! I’m over the rain! So I thought I would quickly post a favorite image from a session with Baby Luke, who is celebrating his 6 months! It makes me happy and smile every time I look at it!

If you are interested, we are currently booking newborn, baby and family portraits for the remaining of the year. Lots of new goodies and album designs to choose from! And of course, each session collection contains the CD of high-res images. Everyone needs a fun image for their holiday card –  so let’s plan early this year! Please let me know if you would like to schedule a session, I can’t wait to meet you!

xox

HSR