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Baby Sylvie – In-Home Newborn Session with the Walker Family

One of the reasons that I truly love my job is that I get to witness my client’s lives grow and change over the years. Sarah and Jared started as one of my wedding couples and it’s beautiful to see them adjusting to life now as parents. We focused on an in-home, documentary style session […]

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Chelsea & Corey – Folklore and Evermore Inspired Winter Engagement Session

St. Louis isn’t known for lush pine tree forests, the likes of which one would find in the Pacific Northwest. However, there’s one magical patch on the outskirts of the city that seemingly transports you from midwestern fields to Northwestern forests. Due to the virus, Chelsea and Corey originally had to reschedule their wedding from […]

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Abby & Nolan – Sunny Winter Engagement in Forest Park

Winter engagement sessions are so underrated, but are some of my absolute favorites. The warm brown and cream tones are a welcome break from Missouri greens and make the perfect backdrop for a classic, neutral-palette wedding.  Abby and Nolan had a GORGEOUS sunny day in Forest Park for their photos! The golden light streamed through […]

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Sarah & Jared – Winter Wedding at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery as featured by Saint Louis Bride Magazine

Sarah and Jared are some of the most kind-hearted and genuine people you could meet, so it made perfect sense that their wedding day would be a burst of love and warmth, despite it being a cold January day. And a cold day it was indeed! The winter sky threw everything it had at them, […]

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Missouri Life Magazine Cover Photo – 312 Farms at Saint Charles Christmas Traditions

I am excited to announce that my photo of Alicia Baker and Maverick from 312 Farms & Carriage Co. are are gracing the cover of Missouri Life Magazine’s November/December issue! Maverick and Alicia were kind enough to allow my client a few photos, so I returned the favor and took some headshots of them both. […]

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Eda Anna – Snowy Historic St. Charles Lifestyle Session

I LOVE birthday sessions! What better time to celebrate yourself and get some beautiful portraits done? When Eda expressed interest in doing a 30th birthday session on Main Street St. Charles, near Christmas time last year, we casually joked about how great it would be if it snowed…And boy, did it SNOW!! This Birthday girl […]

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Jodie & Burk – Fall Engagement Session in Forest Park

I love Jodie and Burk! These two are such a fun couple and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around Forest Park with them, chasing the light wherever it looked best. Hands down, one of my favorite places for engagement sessions is Forest Park, especially in the fall when the Ginkgo trees and Red Maples are showing […]

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Kim & Michael – November Wedding at The McPherson in St. Louis, Missouri

Kim and Michael are married! And they had the most stunning (and warm!) day in November to celebrate. When you think of the perfect fall wedding, this was absolutely it. Not only did we find a gorgeous Ginko tree that had already decorated the ground with it’s golden leaves for portraits, but these two truly […]

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Katey & Mitchel – Romantic Engagement at Klondike Park

Katey and Mitch opted for a late summer/early fall engagement session at the one and only Klondike park. We walked the lake and took some scenic photos in one of my favorite hidden spots, next to a beautiful old wooden fence. (Sadly, they recently took most of these old fences down – which upsets me […]

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Professional memory keeper and all-around sensitive soul; inspired by soft romantic vibes and the nostalgia of film.

I love what I do. I live to capture the beauty in this life and I am forever chasing the most authentic way to translate it through the camera. The arts and I have always been close. I am a dancer, a musician, and a teacher and I utilize every nuance to sharpen my skill.

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