A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing an elopement! Brennan has been traveling between St. Louis and Europe for work for the last several months, and Sarah will be joining him in November. They decided to go ahead and elope to make the work visa process easier and smoother. Sarah and Brennan will return to St. Louis next September and have a bigger wedding to celebrate with friends and family. :)
I met with Maggie and Brent on a very windy morning for their engagement session. It seemed every time I tried to get the shot a big gust of wind would stir up and Maggie's hair would fly around! Ha. Maggie and Brent, thank you for driving down and for putting up with my crazy ideas, looking forward to your wedding next June!
I had the privilege of photographing this sweet little family last weekend. Ruthie is the cutest little girl, 13 months old and on a mission! There was no slowing down, unless she was stopping to pick another dandelion. ;)
When Lindsay was in high school she began thinking about dating and wondering about qualities she would look for in a boyfriend and later down the road, a future husband. Unlike most teenage girls Lindsay wasn't dead set on smoldering good looks, instead she prayed for a Godly man. A man who loved Jesus and who would show her the same kind of love. She went on to college and graduated from the University of Indiana...still praying for this man to come into her life. She was accepted to Grad school in Ohio and went to a bible study one evening, it was there that she met Devin. He was a Godly man, a man she had prayed for...and he wasn't bad looking either. ;) They like most couples have had ups and downs but through it all their faith remained and made them stronger. Lindsay and Devin were married last weekend, they shared their love and commitment to each other before God, their families and friends. Lindsay and Devin, thank you SO much for bringing me to Northern Illinois to photograph your wedding! I know God has great things in store for you both and I wish you all the best! Much love and thanks! - A :)
They met in college, their Freshman year to be exact. They instantly hit it off and knew this was unlike any other relationship they had been in. Christina and Chad shared so many common interests, traveling, food (Christina says they are foodies and love trying new restaurants) and trips to Disneyland. After being together for nearly nine years they were married a few weeks ago in sunny Walnut Creek, CA. I was honored to be a part of their beautiful day! Thank you for flying me out Christina and Chad I had a wonderful time with you and your families! :)
Alexandra and Brandin were married a few weeks ago. They opted for a small intimate wedding with only family and close friends. It was simple, laid back and perfect. :)
Amanda started taking classes at a local boxing gym a couple of years ago; she expected a great workout, but never imagined finding her future husband there. Amanda and Romeze had a couple of classes together and after a few friendly encounters, Amanda invited Romeze to grab a drink after class. The rest as they say, was history. I met up with Amanda and Romeze last week for their engagement session, it only made sense to take a few photos were it all began. I love these pics! There was something about the boxing ring that seemed better in black and white, I love how they turned out! Amanda and Romeze thanks for braving the cold wind that day, here's hoping the weather will be better in June! :)
A new son, a new brother...a new family member to love. Welcome home baby Daniel, you are so loved! :)
You guys I have a confession...I'm a Disney addict. There I said it, and I feel much better for getting it out there. Two years ago I made the comment that I loved my kids and all but I just couldn't see why anyone would spend a full week there. Opps. My bad. We have quickly become one of those crazy Disney families who while still at Disney are planning their next Disney vacay. So yeah, we went back to Disney World in January, after having just gone in September. We should seriously consider buying annual passes at this point...or moving to Anaheim or Orlando. ;)
A couple of weeks ago I hosted Fall mini sessions at Lafayette park. I'm so grateful for all of the families that came out, especially the families that continue to support my business time and time again. THANK YOU!! :)
I've been photographing this family since their engagement session! It's always a blessing to me to watch families grow and to be asked again and again to photograph their special moments! :)
Cassie is a beautiful girl inside and out, but most importantly she's focused and has a plan for her future. I was happy to spend an evening with her and take her senior pictures. Best wishes Cassie, I know you will shine no matter what life has in store for you!
Where do you go to school? I am a senior at Nerinx Hall High School.
Favorite subject? I really enjoy art classes but I also really enjoy math.
Any Extracurricular activities? I just finished my fourth year on the golf team for my school but hope to continue to play competitive golf. I play golf with my family and friends for fun!
Favorite thing about high school? It is hard to pick my favorite thing about high school because there are so many! My favorite thing about high school is all the experiences I've had while attending Nerinx Hall. I have made great friends that I know I will be friends with for a very long time. I have also gotten such a great education and I have no doubt I can go far with what Nerinx has taught me.
Least favorite thing about high school? My least favorite thing about high school currently is that I am on the home stretch of it. I am sad to leave in just a few months because Nerinx was and always will be my second home.
Plans for college? I have been accepted into Arkansas and will be studying Interior Design there next fall.
Any advice for undergraduates? Follow your dreams. Take the road less traveled and make sure to make the most of your experience while in high school.
"If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart." - anonymous
"Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love." - anonymous