Category Archives: Travel

It’s been a while since I’ve been to what I call my second home, Chicago. In terms of where I travel the most, Chicago definitely takes the cake, although, this year, it’s been pretty spread out in the southern states! Ashley and Derek’s session started up near Wrigley. I absolutely love this area. Although busy…

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s about time not just for summer, family vacations, a summer job, but it’s also a time to start preparing for your senior pictures. This leads to the age old questions; why? Why do senior pictures? Your senior year is a huge deal! You’ve been in school now for…

Just six days ago I was taking this same I-70 route to Hermann, MO for a wedding, except Kelly and Clayton’s had me going double the distance this time to Kansas City where their wedding was held at Alexander Majors House and Barn. This venue was a hidden gem in the middle of what seemed liked…

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Sunday wedding, and this was not the typical Sunday wedding for us either. The night before we had a wedding in Salem, which is about a 40 minute drive for us. After getting home that night and backing up all the images from that day, batteries were charged,…

I just love when we can photograph families with small kids, because every year we do their pictures, we’re able to see how the kid(s) grows, and see what their personalities are going to be like year after year. Carrells are one such family that we have the honor to photograph every year. Just like the…

It was the start of a double header wedding weekend for us and the first one took us up to Joliet, IL for Molly and Jason’s wedding. We’ve had the honor of working with two of Molly’s sisters in the past for their weddings, so having the opportunity to catch up with a lot of the…

I feel like at this point, Chicago is becoming a second home for us. It’s kind of a good thing, because the more we go up there, the quicker the drives seem to get. Not sure how it’s working out that way, but I’ll take it. Brooke found us through a search online and scheduled…

I received an inquiry from Rachael about doing pictures in Chicago. She was going to be visiting some schools, but she was a fan of Chicago and the cubs and wanted to incorporate a little bit of the cubs and a lot of Chicago character into her pictures. Ultimately, she wanted pictures that were going…

Back in Chicago for an engagement session and as we found parking I found myself very excited for this session. The sun was out, the temperature was perfect, and the drive up was actually not bad for once! As we meet Rachel and Blake and made our way to the first spot for pictures, the…

It’s that time of year when the weather likes to play with us. A couple hours before the engagement session I checked the weather, just to be safe; 85% chance of rain between 5-7:00 pm. Smack dab in the middle of our session! I emailed Alex to let her know. Thirty minutes later? Zero percent…

As we were planning where to do the engagement pictures, St. Louis was the location to go. From there we started talking about parks and spots downtown to go to which led to Breanna asking about doing some ice cream shop pictures. We’ve all seen the coffee shop pictures, she wanted to do something similar…

It was almost two years ago to the day that we were in Texas for a wedding. I just love Texas so much. You won’t find another state proudly sporting as many flags as Texas, they definitely love their state and their country. Driving down there is such a relief too. For the most part,…

Could the weather be any nicer?! I guess depending on when you are reading this you may think otherwise, but the day we did Lisa and Jimmy’s engagement pictures, it was absolutely perfect at 70 degrees, a light breeze, partly cloudy; perfection. Lisa and Jimmy wanted pictures in St. Louis, with the arch landing construction,…

I love engagement sessions. They are just a great way to build a relationship with the couple and get to know them a little behind the camera. What kind of pictures do they like or don’t like? This way when the wedding day comes, interacting with them doesn’t feel stiff or forced. I never want…

Whenever I have the chance to travel for a session, I’m all for it. I especially love visiting new areas. Obviously from the title of this blog, you’ll know that St. Louis is not a new area for me, but where we started the session was. The session started near Belleville, IL at a fire…

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