the journal

A place for sharing stories and joy

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 […]

Fall and winter are definitely my thing.The festivity of the holidays, winter sunsets, hot chocolate, snuggling under mounds of blankets – I love it all!  However, I must admit, on mornings when you wake up to temperatures in the 20s, making it difficult to climb out of bed, its nice to think back to warmer times. […]

Recently, I was doing some reorganizing in my closet and stumbled upon the first camera that I ever bought. I tried to sell it once, but I am really glad that didn’t work out. It serves as a fun reminder of the beginnings of my love for photography. So today I thought it would be fun […]

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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