What do you get when a Kate Spade, corgi loving girl, falls in love with a hunting, fishing, country boy? A Kate Spade inspired, Sunflower Hill Farm wedding. Sunflower Hill Farm is the perfect blend of class in the country. High end finishes and attention to detail, but out of the hustle and bustle of […]
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Rachel and Zach are living proof that long distance relationships can work. And, not just work, but thrive. But, what happens when you’re doing the long distance thing, and jobs change, all while planning a wedding? St. Louis becomes your destination wedding location! And a Windows on Washington wedding becomes the perfect place to bring […]
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There are weddings. And then there are airplane hangar weddings. I’ll be the first to admit, that when Megan told me her reception would be in an airplane hangar, I had no idea what to expect. I knew it would be awesome, and I was beyond excited about it, but that was about it! And […]
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Queeny Park is one of my favorite spots for an Engagement Session! I love it so much, Jesse and I had our anniversary pictures taken their last year! I especially love it, because it’s never busy. (I’m looking at you Forest Park on a weekend!) So, I knew this would be the perfect place for […]
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We did it! We made it through January! And now it’s time to think about the one you love. Yup, in just 14 short days, the holiday dedicated to all things love will be here. Are you ready? I mean aside from raiding the Target Valentine’s Day aisle! 😉 Because I have a challenge for […]
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Neutral wedding colors. If there were love languages for photographers, neutral wedding colors would be one of them. What a way to end my 2018 wedding season. Danielle and Jake had the most beautiful wedding at Hermann Hill Wedding Venue. From the Jimmy Choos, to the baseball bat mugs, to the most perfect wedding dress […]
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These two. These two are the CUTEST! We had so much fun at Creve Coeur Lake and then at the Creve Coeur Airport for their engagement session. Even with the crazy wind, it was a blast. I mean we ended the session in front of the cutest airplane. It was perfection!
In the meantime, let me tell you their story. Because we all know how much I love love stories! When I sent Chandra and Josh my usual get-to-know-you questionnaire, I got TWO separate sets of answers. One from Chandra and one from Josh! I LOVED that Josh was totally into the questions and LOVED his answers! I don’t usually copy and paste, but I feel like it’s too perfect this time not to…
JOSH: Met in Dec 2014, couple early 2015. We both swiped right! Proposed while opening Christmas presents a few days before Christmas. I wrapped up a shoe box with an emoji picture of myself presenting the ring inside. Once she opened it I was ready with the ring. I was quite nervous so I’m sure I’ll still catch grief for it come wedding time.
CHANDRA: We met online (tinder!) in November of 2014, after a MONTH of emails and texts, Josh asked for a date (only after Chandra called him a “pen pal”). Our first date was the end of December 2014. Fast forward to the week before Christmas 2018: The heartfelt proposal was at home just the two of us (and may have included bitmojis).
JOSH: Since I was a child I’ve been in love with aviation. I got the bug from my grandfather who was a career pilot. We spent many years attending air shows and touring local airports to watch planes. I became a pilot myself at the age of 27. I also love any sort of motorsports. Cars, motorcycles, boats etc. I love vintage cars/trucks and would love to incorporate this or something aviation related into our photoshoot.
We love food, this defines our ideal date night. Dinner, drinks and perhaps a movie at home when we have time.
CHANDRA: Mutually we enjoy college TIGERS football (Chandra Mizzou, Josh Auburn), cardinals baseball, sunny days on the patio with Maclin, walks around the block (again with Maclin), and country concerts. Our ideal date would likely include the above, but pre-empted by a Mexican dinner.
JOSH: Tinder was a simple swipe right, the chances of having a lot in common are few. However, as we started dating we found a lot in common. We both love football! Specifically, college football. While we root for different teams we are both Tigers at heart! We love cards baseball, old homes and estate sales to name a few.
CHANDRA: Fun facts about our relationship (we’re pretty boring, but maybe that’s good) lol: One of my good friends from vet school and Josh had multiple mutual friends, but had never met. He’s now a groomsman. We have celebrated Valentine’s Day at Sugo’s for five years in a row!
JOSH: Pizza, more pizza followed by Mexican and BBQ. Stores? Mostly stores that sell tools, guns and car parts. My all time favorite movie is Top Gun. Early in our relationship I quired Chandra on her fav movie. She told me “Top Gun” I’m not sure if that’s the truth of if she was just trying to win me over!
Top restaurants… Sugarfire, Chick-fil-a and Giordanos (famous pizza chain in Chicago).
CHANDRA: Mexican (see above!), Pizza, Josh loves Chik-Fil-A (but I am a vegetarian and prefer Jimmy Johns lol). I love Target and Home Goods. Josh would probably prefer Wal-Mart. We both consider Top Gun our favorite movie, but actually have never been to the movies just the two of us (In fact, we’ve only been to one movie together ever, and that was with Josh’s family). Favorite restaurants: again, see Mexican lol, but also Joe Boccardis. My favorite restaurant is Murry’s in Columbia, MO, but Josh admittedly likes it too.
I told you! The CUTEST! Can’t wait for their summer wedding!