the journal

A place for sharing stories and joy

These days if you are anything like us you may be spending a lot of time binge watching The Great British Baking Show. After all, with what seems to be a nationwide flour shortage, baking seems to be on everyone’s mind. All of the spoon fulls of sugar of late got me thinking that it […]

Photographing Georgie + Bryce and their adorable son Grayson was the best! They kicked off our 2020 wedding season on February 8th and we couldn’t have been happier to start the season with them. The new Mr. & Mrs. Whisman chose UMSL Provincial House Chapel for their ceremony and Piazza Messina for their reception venue […]

Working with all of our clients this year has filled us with so much gratitude. Looking back over all the weddings and sessions we have done, seeing all of the moments that we have documented, brings the biggest smile to my face. This year has been a busy one and I wanted to take some […]

Working with Sonya + Artie for their wedding day was such such a privilege. Sonya + Artie are the definition of #couplegoals! They have such a tenderness for each other, and had the loveliest summer wedding day with those dearest to them I love that they included the Norwegian wedding cake tradition during their reception! […]

Nestled in Hermann, MO you will find a beautiful venue tucked away, Little Piney Lodge! It is the perfect little getaway spot to celebrate your union with friends and family. We have been looking forward to Lindsay + Robby’s big day there for quite some time and their celebration did not disappoint! But first we […]

While it still feels very wintry outside, I wanted to take a look back at Jennie + Dave’s festive December 22nd wedding day! I share their love for the holidays and was over the moon when they chose us to photograph their love story. Even for their engagement session Jennie brought along a string of […]

Emily + Brian are two people that you can not help but instantly love. From Emily’s adorable nose crinkle as she smiles and laughs, to Brian’s easygoing and kind demeanor – they are a natural fit. There was so much to love about their wedding day. They planned a very intentional day centered around their […]

Life is full of the unexpected. I am a big believer that one of the best indicators of having a successful marriage, is how you face life’s challenges as a couple. During the wedding planning process, I always tell couples that despite the best planning, its always possible that something small may go wrong and the thing to always remember […]

With so many wonderful venues and locations to choose from, wedding planning can be overwhelming to say the least. Initially, Emily + Tyler were planning their special day here in St. Louis, but as time went on they came to find they were more of a low-key mountain couple. Even during our first meeting they mentioned […]

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