Archive for September, 2011
Thanks for being patient guys! I hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed your preview!!
Ceremony – St. Joseph Cottleville
Cake – Celebrating Life Cake Boutique in Wildwood, MO
Florist – Mexico Road Florist (Contact is Karen)
Dress – Wedding Creations (designer – Mori Lee)
Bridesmaid dresses – Belsoie by Jasmine
DJ – Complete Music
Limo bus – Best Transportation
Hair – JuJu Bees Salon
September 7th, 2011-
Melissa and Ryan were married on the last weekend of August and ended up with a hot but beautiful day! They were referred to me by my co-worker, Kimberly…thanks! When I met with Melissa and she told me her reception was going to be at the City Museum, I was pumped…in almost 4 years of shooting I’d not gotten the chance to work there yet! For those of you that aren’t from St. Louis and have never heard of the City Museum…google it. It’s perhaps one of the coolest places on earth.
Anywho…I didn’t get the chance to do an engagement session with these two, which sometimes makes me nervous. The engagement session helps us get to know each other, and helps me get a sense of the couple’s comfort level about different poses. But no need to worry…Melissa and Ryan didn’t need any practice…you’ll see…
Immediately after the ceremony a friend brought the couple’s doug, Petie, up to the church for a few photos. They really wanted him to be included somehow on their wedding day, and since the priest wasn’t quite ready for him to walk down the aisle, this had to suffice :) What a good pup!
Ryan told me the story about this tandem bike…no, they don’t typically ride around st. louis on it…but when they found their wedding invites they had a picture of a tandem bike on them. They just happened to see a random tandem (ha that rhymes) bicycle that someone tossed out, and before they had the chance to grab it, someone else did! Missy chased him down and begged him for the bike for use on their wedding day, and he gave it to them :)
Perfect prop at the City Museum…
AND DIY centerpieces, they turned out beautifully!
Then we finally got to do what I’ve always wanted to do…get photos on the rooftop ferris wheel. Now, I am certainly not the first photographer to have this idea (in fact, the guy running it said there had been 2 other couples that day on the ferris wheel…lol)…but it is such a cool photo opportunity!
And I love how it turned out…
We were up HIGH….and my little ferris wheel cart was swaying a little too much for my taste. I couldn’t even get Nicole to go up on it with me :)
…and then I finally left them alone so they could enjoy their party…