One of the most beautiful times of the year for photos is in April, when the trees are just starting to bloom and greenery is slowly making its way back after a cold midwestern winter. For Maria and Nick’s engagement session, we knew we wanted beautiful pink blossoms – and these don’t tend to last […]

Congratulations, class of 2020! Kaitlyn is my cousin and the youngest of about twenty of us Thomas-side kids.  I have watched her grow into such a beautiful woman and I am so, so proud of her!  She is an incredibly talented dancer and is planning on attending The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) in the […]

Amanda and Ryan had an absolutely breathtaking wedding at The Stone House of St. Charles! This venue is one of my favorite in the St. Charles area, and for good reason. It just photographs SO well and the all-in-one feature makes everything, from getting ready to the reception, a piece of cake (pun absolutely intended). […]

When Gennie and Sean reached out and told me that they were planning a wedding at the St. Lous Planetarium, on May the Fourth no less (Star Wars Day!), I knew we were going to get along! I am a HUGE Star Wars fan and I may or may not have worn Princess Leia buns […]

Joy and Eliza and baby makes three! I LOVED the concept of a maternity/mommy-and-me session! It was such a unique and beautiful way for Joy to document this special time in their lives. We spent a casual afternoon in Faust park and focused on soaking in all the candid moments we could.

Extended family sessions are so lovely and one of my favorite to photograph! As the oldest of five children and part of a large, and very close, extended family myself, it always makes me so happy to shoot these. The Graham’s reached out to me and scheduled a session near Thanksgiving, when all the out-of-state […]

Welcome to the world, Baby Elle! Caroline and Adam are the sweetest parents already and I am so excited to watch their family grow! It is always an honor when I am asked to do newborn photos. This precious time in new parents’ lives only lasts for so long!  My favorite way of capturing moments […]

This vintage shoot was inspired by the beautiful Magnolia tree flowers that bloom each spring from the midwest to the deep south. The authentic 1970’s prairie dress is covered in these dainty pink blossoms. While the couple is real, the engagement is styled. The dress was a lucky Etsy find and I created the bouquet […]

I have recently switched web services, and as such, I am starting the long and arduous process of moving my old blog posts over to this new system. Please bear with me! For the most up-to-date weddings and sessions, follow my Facebook and Instagram @dorothylouisephoto. In the meantime, feel free to check out my galleries […]

When Gennie and Sean reached out and explained that they were having their wedding in St. Louis, Missouri, but currently lived in Denver, Colorado, I had to ask if they would like some mountain engagement photos! I was already planning a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park that summer, and the timing just worked out […]

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