Congratulations to Bridget and Steve Bitza! What an amazing wedding day! The forecast had called for storms, and it poured at locations around us but it never rained where we were at, The Magic Chef Mansion. The grounds were decorated to perfection with antique sofas and chaise lounges scattered throughout the property. The details were perfectly planned and flower centerpieces rested in antique bowls and saucers. Not to mention...the food was spectacular, I guess that's what you get when the bride is an amazing chef, herself! Yum, thanks Bridget! And to top it all off, there was a cigar bar at the reception. The Torcedor, also known as a cigar roller, hand rolled them and guests were able to enjoy them all night and even take one as a favor. This was truly a beautiful wedding day and we had so much fun shooting it! Thanks so much, Bridget and Steve. We wish you both a life full of love and happiness!
I know fall is pretty....everyone, and I mean everyone, wants fall photos, but I love spring! The clean look of fresh blooms and bright green grass sets the perfect backdrop for any portrait session!
Katie is absolutely stunning! She was so much fun to photograph and I love her style! We had the perfect weather and lighting for her session and I am so happy with the outcome! Katie is just about to finish her junior year at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School and since she wanted spring photos, she opted to have them taken early - what a great idea!
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Noelle is such a doll, with so much personality! The best way to capture a three-year-old is to find a location that is safe for roaming and let them run around and act as tame or crazy as they want! This session was perfect, and in only about 20 minutes, we were able to get a bunch of photos!
After Noelle's "I'm a Little Teapot" debut, she was finished.....she's even cute walking away! Thanks for the fun session, Noelle. You're a champ!
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Lauren and Tim helped kick off our 2015 wedding season! They had a beautiful April wedding and I absolutely loved helping them plan their day!
This sweet couple opted for a "first-look" before the ceremony (we love these!) and we took most of their pictures before the ceremony, which made for a fun, relaxing day for the couple. This was the perfect way to enjoy their time together, driving around to photo locations on the party bus! They were able to invite close friends and family along to get those important shots checked off the list by the time the ceremony began!
I may be a little partial, but April weddings at the Washington Brewery are my favorite! Scroll to the bottom for vendor information.
Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Layton! Thank you for having us!
Flowers: Four Seasons Florist
Desserts: Joe's Bakery & Delicatessen
Caterer: Cafe Mosaic
Hotel: Best Western, Washington, MO
Ceremony Venue: The Signature Room, Brewery Lower Level
Reception Venue: Washington Brewery
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Braxton turned one on April 3rd and of course, we had to throw a "Mickey" party! He was about to take a nap in his cake, so we had to give him some sugar! Thanks to everyone who came and wished him a happy birthday! Our house is now overflowing with toys....even more! And, he loves all of his talking Mickey dolls! Thanks for making this so memorable for all of us. We love you, buddy!
Happy 1st anniversary to The Elfrink's! It's hard to believe you've been married a year already! Your wedding was unforgettable and one of my favorites that I never had a chance to blog! (Our baby arrived a week and a half after this beautiful day!)
What is a "Growing so fast" collection?
Well, it's just the perfect amount of sessions to ensure you don't get the horrible "mom guilt" about capturing the stages of your baby's first year! (You book it ahead of time to eliminate any regret!) Newborn, six months, and one year are the best milestones to capture your baby's ever-changing features and new developments are so exciting to document! Trust me...you will be glad you did this, looking back!
Newborn baby Emmett
Little Emmett at 6 months
I always encourage a family photo at each session, because your baby will see your love through these images for years to come! (I'm a sap, I know, but how sweet is this picture below????)
Emmett's 12 month session
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Henry's 1 year session was a total [cake] smash! His lovely parents brought him in to capture this time in his life, and to have some fun while doing it.
And, last but not least, Henry announced he will be a big brother in May!!!!
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Alex's mom, Amy, brought him in for a two year old portrait session, and wow was he a busy little boy! He loved his toys (and especially his trucks!) and I loved being able to capture him at play.
Fun children's portrait sessions like these are some of my favorite sessions to do, I love all the energy little ones have!
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Little Vivian was just at doll at her six month session! She was well-behaved and so much fun to work with. We were even able to get her big brother in on the action too! Something I'm sure her and her parents will love having in the years to come.
We were even able to do a few shots with a theme and pose her with her little white hat next to the suitcases, which ended up being one of my favorite shots from the session!
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Babies grow so fast at this age, and before you know it they'll be be packing their bags (just like Vivian) and off to see the world.
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