st. louis film photography

Sarah & Brennan

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. :)


The Schweiss Family

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. ;)

The Hinderer Family

When I photograph families my overall goal is to capture love. As cheesy as that may sound, its true. I'm not focusing on having everyone look at the camera, I'd rather capture the connection they share with each other...which also brings out natural smiles, happiness and joy. Its my goal to capture families as they are, in whatever season of life they are in...even the crazy toddler moments when it feels like total chaos! These are the memories that will bring a smile to your face twenty years down the road. I love this family session. Such a fun family full of love and happiness...and craziness with two small boys. :)


Kristin & Shawn

Kristin had her heart broken in college and swore she'd never love again, then she met Shawn. They met at work and a casual friendship turned into so much more. As Kristin's sister mentioned in her toast, "he taught her how to love again, they are perfect for one another." Kristin and Shawn were married at the Park Avenue Mansion, a very simple, small and intimate wedding in front of immediate family and a few close friends. Kristin and Shawn thank you for allowing me to share the evening with you! - A :)


The Ellermeier Family

"I have been blessed with so much more than I deserve, to be here with the ones that love me, to love them so much it hurts. I have been blessed." - Martina McBride


Henry is ONE!

I know I've said it before but its worth repeating, I am so grateful for my loyal clients. I am honored each time a couple has me photograph their wedding and then again for newborn and family pictures. It's always a blessing for me to watch their families evolve and I'm so happy to capture all of their milestones. I photographed Alison and Clay's engagement photos, Henry's newborn and 6 month photos...and here we are at one year already. Gosh, time flies! Thank you so much, I hope you had a great birthday Henry! 


Callie & Ryan

I met Callie five years ago when I photographed her sister Chelsea's wedding. I was thrilled when Callie called and told me that she was engaged and wanted me as her wedding photographer too! Callie and Ryan could not have asked for a better day, it was gorgeous! Thank you so much for having me photograph your wedding, it was an honor to see your family again! I hope you had an amazing time in Jamaica. Thank you! - A :)


Mama & Me mini sessions

"Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all." - unknown

Last weekend I held my first ever Mama & Me mini sessions. I'm so grateful for these mama's and their kiddos, I know it's not always easy stepping in front of the camera. ;)

January at a glance...

I can't believe that one month of the new year is already gone! It's been kind of a busy month. I tried a couple of new (to me) film stocks, Agfa Vista and Fuji Natura. I was impressed with both of them and will use them again in the future! Ella and I both celebrated birthdays. It's still hard for me to grasp that she is two already?! She's been on a Winnie the Pooh kick lately so we had a Pooh party. ;) Maggie was excited to have a snow day a couple of weeks ago and the girls enjoyed playing outside. January was a good month...bring on February! :)

Jon & Tippi / An Anniversary Session

A dear friend of mine and his wife recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. I was so excited when they asked if I would take some photos of them to commemorate this moment. They are so very much in love and still act like teenagers who just started dating. I love that about them. Congrats Jon & Tippi and here's to 30 more years! Love you! :)