the journal

A place for sharing stories and joy

There really is nothing better than witnessing a good friend meeting the love of their life. I have known Sarah since college and I am so glad that she found Ben, they are just perfect together! When Sarah first told us about Ben I could tell that there was something really special going on and […]

Hard to believe that it has been almost three years since Daniel and I traveled to Italy. It had been a long time dream of mine and it was everything that I hoped it would be. With my Italian heritage I felt right at home and fully embraced “the dolce vita”, taking in all of […]

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 […]

When it comes to making a wedding day successful, it really does take a village. That is why I am so appreciative of the amazingly talented vendors that I get to work alongside! One such vendor is Lisa Lipsitz, makeup artist extraordinaire and owner of Looks By Lisa. Her team and I have worked together for several weddings now, and I […]

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 […]

I always love when our couples choose a sentimental spot for their engagement session. Kate + Brian spent a lot of time in Forest Park during grad school and not only had their first date at The Scottish Arms, but also got engaged there! Incorporating both locations was a no-brainer for them. Kate and Brian no longer live in […]

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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