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St. Louis Wedding photos

06.09.2015
When we found out we were expecting last October, and that our due date was June 1st... Ashley was devastated that she wouldn't be available to shoot the June 6th wedding she had booked. Thankfully her sister and I were able to step in!

I can see why she was bummed though... it was such a wonderful day. The couple was absolutely gorgeous! They we also so sweet to each other, and it was one of the nicest, coolest weddings parties I've ever encountered.

The ceremony took place at the Shrine of St. Joseph in downtown St. Louis as the reception was at the Top of the Met at Kemoll's. We also had some time to kill between the ceremony and the reception, so we went to Forest Park, and the across the river in Illinois to get some shots with the Arch in the background.

I want to thank the bridal party, and especially the bride, for trusting me and taking a nature hike into a remote area of Forest Park for the photos. Thanks for putting up with the bugs and the heat. I hope you'll agree that the results were worth it!

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments:

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She was having a hard time believing the day had finally arrived:

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Just working on a letter for her groom that he'd get to read right before the ceremony:

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The only thing better than one Guaranteed Gorgeous bride is two of them!:

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These two exchanged letters on opposite sides of a door right before the ceremony.

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The church was absolutely incredible:

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Look how excited everyone was right before they were pronounced man and wife:

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Ashley's sister Alicea shot with me and caught this great moment (can you see me in this shot?):

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Her bouquet was beautiful! (Nice job Marry Me!)

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We made a stop in Forest Park for some relaxed portraits after the ceremony.

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While the girls took a couple of minutes for some selfies...

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... the guys were watching American Pharaoh race into the record books by winning the Triple Crown:

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In between the salad and the main course, we snuck down stairs for a couple more portraits:

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The Top of the Met has some pretty incredible views:

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You're supposed to twirl her bro!

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I have no idea?!?!?

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Congrats to Sarah & Steve... I wish you all the very best! #Egarteverafter
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