A Gatsby Styled Shoot

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Every year about two to three times a year we collaborate with other wedding vendors to create a fun unique styled shoot. Styled shoots allow us creatives to step out of the box to use our creative side to full potential. This shoot we went for something sleek, like an old Hollywood theme. With putting this shoot together we kept our colors and theme on our mind. Once picking the beautiful long sleeve dress from White Traditions Bridal in Saint Charles the theme was screaming more of a Gatsby vibe. Katie and Hillary the florist and even coordinator used white feathers for accents with the theme which made perfect sense for the Gatsby theme to be the final end to our product. This shoot was something that was dear to my heart I love the vintage sleek style. The location was held at Sunflower Hill Farm a brand new venue located in Defiance, Missouri. The venue is gorgeous with a sleek modern barn to a beautiful open floor home that over looks the bluffs in Defiance. We are thanking all the vendor team from the bottom of our hearts to make this beautiful styled shoot come to life.

Vendor Team:

Venue- Sunflower Hill Farm


Dress- White Traditions Bridal

Wedding Coordinator- Hillary J Events

Florals- Rouge Events

Calligraphy- Madeline Bishop

Invitations- Molly Marie

Donut Wall- Stacy’s Confectionery Stations

Spring engagement session

Meet Stephanie and Scott! A super fun and superhero loving engaged couple! 

 I  first met Stephanie from going to the gym where she works. Stephanie and I kicked it off right away talking about life and working out. Over the last year we have gained a friendship that I am super grateful for! When she told me a few months ago that she recently got engaged she was telling me how she loves my photography and that she wanted me to capture her engagement and wedding. I was honored to hear that she wanted to choose me to capture her love story! Shortly after Stephanie came over to my home to chat about her wedding details and engagement. I was so excited to hear the theme and color of their wedding I thought their theme would be super unique and so personable(which I love)! Once you see the images below you will catch the theme fairly easy. After we chatted the wedding details we talked about the engagement session. Stephanie is super laid back and wanted the fields and trees to be a part of their engagement location. Once choosing the location we discussed the outfits. Stephanie and Scott wanted something a little more relaxed and laid back since that is their style. I met with them last Thursday to capture the engagement session. This was also my first time to meet Scott! Scott and Stephanie not only share the first letter of their names but share so many common things they both like. Such as working out, outdoors and superheroes. During their engagement they were laughing literally the entire time. Which of course had me setting my camera down multiple times cracking up. There were a few times my stomach would hurt from laughing to much with these two. I would put them in a pose than they all of a sudden would start goofing off from laughing to making funny faces this engagement session was a blast! My favorite was when I had Stephanie and Scott walk towards me and they were laughing I  than told them to jump and walk, yup totally worth it. There is no doubt that these two are made for each other and have such a strong love. I am so excited to share this gallery with the two and to share the images with you! Stephanie and Scott you both make an amazing couple and I can not wait to capture your October wedding!

Air Force engagement

Meet Alex and Elizabeth a couple madly in love with one another. A few weeks ago I received an email for an inquiry for an engagement shoot. The inquiry was from Elizabeth, she told me she was wanting engagement pictures taken sometime in March and that she wanted the location to be at her finance's base (Scott Airforce base). When I read that email I was ecstatic because I love capturing military couples! After a few emails we put together a date and time for pictures to be taken at the base. Sunday I met them across the street at a local Subway. When they pulled in they had their four legged pup and their best friend to help with the pup during their pictures. This was also my first time going on a base EVER. I was super excited for this engagement session. I hopped in the car with them and we checked in through security to get on the airforce base. Once we got on base I could not help myself but to look around, the base was super cool! Once we got to our location I got to chat with them a bit about what they do etc. Come to find out Elizabeth and Alex are both pilots! HOW COOL! I was super amazed by that and I knew I had to incorporate as many images as I could with the jets. We walked around base taking pictures in the hanger with their four legged friend and pictures of the two as a couple. During there engagement there was no doubt that these two were really meant to be besides the fact that they are both pilots. These two could not stop smiling and giggling, that is true love my friends! The session lasted about two hours and with two outfits. Alex wore his flight suit for half of the images while Elizabeth had a super cute navy blue dress. Alex and Elizabeth are not from Missouri they are both from Texas. This October the two will say " I do" in Dallas, Texas. Congrats to Alex & Elizabeth!