Cody+Kristie: Engagement Sneak Peek!

Good evening everyone! Liana here, and oh boy, do we have a lot of new work to share over the next few weeks! Not only do we have an engagement session, but we have a beautiful wedding to share as well! We’ll also have some personal sessions coming up too. For now though, we have a sneak peek of our most recent engagement session.

Kristie and Cody live in Garden City, Kansas, but Kristie’s family is from the STL area! They came into town over Memorial Day Weekend/Week, and got in touch with me. I know Kristie’s mom, Diane, through networking, and Diane was originally the one who asked me about engagement sessions! I was more than eager to share, and when she told me Kristie and Cody were thinking of one of my favorite places, I couldn’t say no! Kristie and Cody wished to have their engagement session at the Missouri Botanical Gardens! You all know from previous posts that I absolutely love the Gardens, and was thrilled to FINALLY photograph a session there!

Of course, in true Midwest fashion, it was about 85 degrees with 99% humidity haha. They were troopers though, and we managed to get some beautiful photos! Check them out below!


All Together!

Hello everyone! Liana here, and I’m thrilled to finally be sharing this family session from Christmas Eve! I’ve been having some hard drive issues, but everything has been resolved, which means we’re back to regularly blogging on Tuesdays!

Cheryl and I met in 2017 through a networking group. We’ve kept in touch, and when she reached out about having her family all together for Christmas and wanting to capture it, I was more than happy to help! Not only were Cheryl and Wayne’s children all in town (including one who came from Saudi Arabia!), but her daughter, Mary, had her in-laws in town all the way from Germany! It was great getting to work with this big family, and I’m happy to say they absolutely loved their images! Check them out below!

Lebbing Wedding Sneak Peek

Good evening everyone! Katie and Liana here, and we’re thrilled to be sharing a sneak peek of Keith and Annie’s wedding from this past Saturday! Keith and Annie have known each other for a long time, have two boys together, and on Saturday, they made their commitment to each other official by saying “I Do!”. It was chilly, but there was no rain in sight, plus everyone was in high spirits! We’ll continue to share more images as we edit them, so make sure you follow along on Facebook and Instagram! For now, check out some sneak peeks below :)

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Flora Borealis!

Hello everyone, Liana here! Tonight’s post is short but sweet, and it touches on the Missouri Botanical Garden’s current event, Flora Borealis! It is an after dark event that mixes the garden with interactive displays and educational stops! It was a fun event to experience, and even better to practice night photography with! Check out the photos below!

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Back 2 School | Mini Sessions

Good evening, everyone!

Katie here, and tonight I'm sharing some information on some Back to School mini sessions! For the images below, we went to Burr Oaks Conservation area- we love these trees! Sessions are for both the KC and STL areas also. Below is a sneak peek of Ayden's mini session, we had a fun time capturing these photos- including a lot of "Are we done yet?"... boys and their photos! haha! That last one I had him do a "serious face", and it's so adorable! 

At the end of the blog is pricing information, we hope to see you at these sessions! :)

-K

 

Sean & Cassie | Maternity

Good evening, everyone! 

Katie here, and tonight I'm sharing more images from Sean & Cassie's Maternity session you saw a couple weeks ago. Sean is actually my husband, Beau's, cousin and we were SO excited when we found out him and his wife, Cassie, were expecting! Now our little ones will grow up together and we'll be able to share a lot experiences together- especially since they're only 8 1/2 months apart!

For this session, we went to one of my favorite locations- Burr Oaks Woods Nature Center. It was late June, so the heat was in full swing. Even though it was hot, Cassie was a trooper and she definitely had that pregnancy glow!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, this sweet little baby made his arrival in early July- and he is so loved! You can't help but love those sweet, chunky cheeks of his... he's already a heartbreaker!

I hope you enjoy seeing the rest of this adorable session!

<3 Katie

Alyssa & Eric | Married!

Hello all! Katie and Liana here, and we are THRILLED to finally be sharing all (okay, not all, but a lot!) of the images from Alyssa and Eric's wonderful wedding on June 2nd! Alyssa and Eric are a super fun loving, down to earth couple, with one of the best love stories we've heard! Alyssa and Eric actually met while they were attending school in Rhode Island, moved to New Orleans together, became engaged, and then moved to the St. Louis area! They've been across the country which each other, and we love that they chose Mount Pleasant Estates for their wedding. From the makeup, the dresses and tuxes, to the flowers, everything was perfect. Their ceremony was short and sweet, with a lot of laughter and agreements from their guests. Alyssa looked absolutely stunning in her strapless gown, and Eric looked as handsome as ever in his tux. Their bridal party was small, but they were surrounded by their friends and family as they said "We do!" Check out all the details below! <3 

Alyssa & Eric | Sneak Peek

Good evening everyone! Katie & Liana here, we're very excited to share this week's post! Saturday, June 2nd, we had the honor of capturing Alyssa & Eric's special day. We had so much fun photographing their wedding, and the view was amazing! These two are so in love with each other, it was hard not to smile all day. From the walk down the aisle to the dancing at the reception, this wedding was so perfect in every way!

We hope you enjoy tonight's sneak peek from their wedding, and be sure to stay tuned for their full blog post here in a few weeks! 

<3 K&L

 

 

Christmas Family Photos!

Hello everyone! As usual, it's Liana here, wrapping up the last of our December sessions! This one is near and dear to my heart, as it's my own family! My mom and I always visit her mom, my grandma, for Christmas, and our whole family gets together to celebrate. Thankfully we're a smaller family, with the gathering being no more than 9 people, and we're all adults at this point! 

This year, my grandma asked if I could take some family photos for her, to update the ones she has. Knowing it would be an easy task, I said yes, and it only took about 30 minutes! We started upstairs in the parlor for the smaller group photos, then moved downstairs to the living room for the family photo! Check them out below!

All the grandkids!

All the grandkids!

Nana and the grandkids

Nana and the grandkids

Nana and her two children, Thomas and Kathy

Nana and her two children, Thomas and Kathy

Uncle Tom, Aunt Roni, and their kids, Thomas, Heather, and Brandon

Uncle Tom, Aunt Roni, and their kids, Thomas, Heather, and Brandon

Grandpa Randy with the grandkids

Grandpa Randy with the grandkids

The Grandparents

The Grandparents

My mom and I! (I swear I can't take an in-focus photo of us haha)

My mom and I! (I swear I can't take an in-focus photo of us haha)

Aunt Roni and Uncle Tom

Aunt Roni and Uncle Tom

The whole family!

The whole family!

Can't wait until next week when we share our favorite couples for Valentine's Day! <3

Jamie & Luna!

Hello everyone! Liana here, letting you know that we are almost all caught up with our sessions from December! The week before Christmas, we were blessed with some gorgeous weather, especially for Missouri. Who could resist being outside when it's in the 60's, am I right? No one, of course! Everyone took full advantage of the beautiful weather, and who could blame them! When Jamie, a great friend I made through my Women's Power Networking chapter, approached me about taking photos of her and her 13 year old dog, Luna, I couldn't have said yes fast enough! Anyone who knows me, knows that I love dogs, and getting to photograph them is even better! On Jamie's birthday, we met up at Vlasis Park in Ballwin, and set out to have some fun in the sun! Even though Luna is mostly blind, she gets around just fine with the help of her mama! We all had a great time, and the best part is that Jamie will have these photos to cherish for a lifetime <3