Saturday, May 31, 2008

Congratulations Julie and Dan - May 24th, 2008

Congratulations to Julie and Dan who were married on May 24th, 2008 at Assumption Catholic Church in O'Fallon, MO. The happy couple held their reception at Winghaven Country Club. Thank you Julie and Dan for choosing me to document your wedding day!

Julie's wedding gift to Dan (with a little help from one of his groomsmen) was a special batch of homebrew that she named "524" -- as in the month / day of the wedding. Dan was so surprised. It reminded me of the batch of mead that my best man brewed when Maria and I got married in 1997. What an awesome gift!

Julie's grandpa was so much fun -- not only did Julie's grandma and grandpa take the honor of being the longest married couple at the reception -- grandpa looked like he could dance circles around some of the guests! Here he is doing the "lawnmower." :)

I just love the next two pictures -- taken during the very last dance. Such a fun couple...and very much in love. All the best to you, Julie and Dan!

You can watch a short slideshow of images from Julie and Dan's wedding by clicking here and you can view and order prints from the entire gallery of images just by clicking here.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Accidentally creative...

Photographers need to take creative breaks every now and then and just get out and shoot for fun. (Don't get me wrong...I have plenty of fun shooting for clients too!) This past weekend I did not have a wedding on Saturday so I spent about an hour shooting pictures at a church carnival near my house. Here is a short little video I made (a "mashup" of my photography with music by Cubicle...a band I found on


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Congratulations Emily & Tim - April 26th, 2008

Congratulations to Emily and Tim who were married April 26th, 2008 at St. Simon Catholic Church in St. Louis.  Tim came to me as a referral from his cousin Julie, whose wedding I photographed at the Jewel Box in Forest Park last year. 

Emily and Tim were married on a glorious April day -- which was very much a blessing due to the amount of crazy weather we've experienced lately.  My lovely wife Maria joined me in photographing Emily and Tim's wedding.  The wedding party had a lot of fun playing around in Forest Park and we particularly enjoyed shooting some pictures in front of the World's Fair Pavillion which was just completely rehabbed.  It was so much fun and the wedding party had a blast. 

The happy couple celebrated their wedding with a reception at Andre's South -- I was so lucky to have my uber-talented photographer friend, Frank DiMeo join me to photograph the reception.  There were a number of cute kids (and a very ornery one, too!). 

Here is a sampling of images from Emily and Tim's wedding day.  Enjoy!

You can watch a short slideshow of images from Emily and Tim's wedding by clicking here and you can view and order prints from the entire gallery of images just by clicking here.

Congratulations Emily and Tim -- thank you for choosing me to serve as visual historian to this chapter in your family legacy!


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Mary and Anil - April 19th, 2008

Mary and Anil were married on April 19th, 2008 at St. Clement of Rome Catholic church in Des Peres, MO. Mary and Anil are both doctors so I felt quite comfortable that if I tripped over a pew while shooting their wedding, I'd be in good hands. :)

Mary's uncle is a priest and he con-celebrated their ceremony with Monsignor Pieper, the pastor at St. Clement. I've photographed a wedding at St. Clement before...but it's been about 15 years!

Mary and Anil's reception was held at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park -- a beautiful place for an imtimate wedding reception. Tower Grove Park has a number of very beautiful spots for photography -- so we took full advantage.

Anil's cousins were the life of the party -- they cracked up me up!

This is the bride's niece -- such a cutie! Her dad, and Mary's older brother John, went to St. Louis U. High -- graduated four years after I did.

Spectrum Band kept the dance floor hopping all night -- they were awesome!

To enjoy a short slideshow from Mary and Anil's wedding day, just click here. To see the rest of the wedding images and / or to order reprints, click here.