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Meet Brenna and Alex! After I moved here to the St. Louis, I reached out in my AJ community (Amy and Jordan are my photography teachers 🙂 ) to see if there were any students in the area. And there were! And I’m so glad I did, because I got to meet Brenna. Brenna and […]

Couples/Anniversary

July 24, 2020

Brenna and Alex | Forest Park Couples Shoot

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I literally have no words for our wedding day. I could write about anyone else’s wedding day, but mine? Nearly impossible. 🙂 However, I’ll try. Andrew and I – after being engaged for 6 months – finally got married at my parents’ home in Asheville, North Carolina. (Read our relationship story here!) It wasn’t as […]

Personal, Weddings

July 8, 2020

Our Wedding!

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JADE AND CORY ARE GETTING MARRIED! January wouldn’t have been my first choice for an engagement shoot, but they needed pictures for their save-the-dates for their WEDDING in OCTOBER! So we decided on Max Patch – a bald mountain on the TN border, about an hour north of Asheville. Max Patch is supposed to 1) […]

Engagements

January 29, 2020

Jade and Cory | Snowy Max Patch Engagement | St Louis & Rolla Wedding Photographer

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I literally cannot believe it is time for this post already! I’m not sure if I want 2019 to be over yet. This has been the best year I’ve ever had since starting my business in 2016 and God has blessed it beyond what I thought was possible! Back when 2019 was just beginning, I […]

Personal

December 30, 2019

Best of 2019

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Running your own business is a serious thing. However, I’m a firm believer in not taking yourself too seriously. One of my favorite things is looking at all the behind-the-scenes shots I have a t the end of the year. Sometimes I manage to be really awkward! If you think life as a photographer is […]

Personal

December 29, 2019

Behind the Scenes 2019

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This December was the last family vacation with just the four of us. I can’t believe it! Thinking about that is so strange…but so wonderful that next year we’ll be adding Andrew. Still, definitely something to process. We’ve not had our family pictures done in well over a year, and so with our last family […]

Families, Personal

December 20, 2019

Hoppe Family Photos 2019

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Oh my goodness, I am so excited to finally share this post (and these pictures)! Beware – it’s going to be very long. 😀  Most of you had no idea I was in a relationship, which was my intent – I was planning to surprise everyone if I got engaged! I am very, VERY happy […]

Engagements, Personal

December 5, 2019

I’M ENGAGED!

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A little while ago, I offered to help out a friend and budding photographer, Cailyn. Cece said she would model for us, and it turned out quite convenient for us as this is Cece’s senior year and she needed pictures anyway! The lighting was soft and pretty and we had a fabulous time taking pictures […]

Seniors

November 16, 2019

Cecelia | Fall Senior Portraits | St Louis & Rolla Senior Photographer

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Y’all, meet Eric, Kristen, and Luna. Eric reached out back in September to see if we could get a family shoot scheduled, and so we did – but we got rained out. But we rolled with it. Once we finally met up at the Botanical Gardens last week, the leaves had started changing, and it […]

Families

October 29, 2019

The Ho Family | St Louis & Rolla Family Photographer

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One of the greatest compliments that a photographer can receive is being asked by another photographer to take their pictures. And I have personal experience with this: I’m one of the pickiest, most perfectionist people when it comes to photos of my clients. I finagle and finesse and do my very best to make sure […]

Maternity

October 25, 2019

Amy and Ignacio | Farm Maternity Shoot | St Louis & Rolla Maternity Photographer