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    Tyler + Kacey | A Downtown Ste. Genevieve, MO Engagement Session

    01 October 2014

    This blog post is making me feel old today! I could hear the excitement in the email I received from Kacey when she told me she was engaged. You see, I've known Kacey pretty much my whole life. Our dads used to carpool together to work and I actually used to babysit Kacey and her older sister Kendi when I was younger. That's why I feel old! I still somehow wonder how she's even old enough to get married! What's crazy is that besides sharing the same name, we also have sisters with the name Kendi!!! We grew up in the same small town and so naturally, when I found out Kacey was engaged, I couldn't have been happier for her. 

    This past weekend, I drove Tyler and Kacey over to Ste. Genevieve, MO for their engagement session. That was my first time meeting Tyler and by the time we made it to our destination I could see why Kacey fell in love with him. He's such a sweet hearted guy and very charming. He and Kacey were so cute together and they moved smoothly through the session as if they practiced. You see, posing couples doesn't have to be "work". It's pretty simple once you see how two people interact with one another and how their love shines through. 

    Tyler and Kacey, I cannot wait till your wedding day. April can't get here soon enough!!!! Enjoy looking through my favorites from your engagement session. 

    The colors of fall are among us!!!!

    A favorite for sure!

    Another top favorite! So natural.

    And since I can't pick a favorite bling shot… I'm posting them all LOL.

    Matthew + Kristen | A Country Engagement Shoot | Marissa, IL

    26 September 2014

    I love meeting new people, especially engaged couples. I love getting to see how couples interact with each other and how their personalities shine through. I'm always a bit nervous when meeting new couples but that usually lasts about 5 minutes and then we click and things start flowing. When I meet Matt and Kristen last weekend I just knew it was going to be an amazing session.

    I met them at Kristen's parent's home which is the location for their wedding next September. It's such a beautiful location and right now they are currently leveling out the property, planting new grass and other stuff to get ready for a huge tent for their reception next year. I cannot wait to see that place a year from now and I know wonderful things are in store.

    Both Matt and Kristen are super laid back and easy going and they pretty much told me to do whatever I wanted. The only thing getting in our way was the amount of wind we were dealing with. You would  never know it though by looking at these pictures. I'm really excited about how these pictures turned out and I hope you all enjoy them too. 

    Have a happy and safe weekend! I'm gearing up for 5 straight weeks of weddings and sessions so stay tuned for the blog to be booming with posts.

    Look at that golden sunlight!!! And the horse in the background!

    Look at that bling! It's rose gold and Matt did a fabulous job picking it out!

    Matthew | 2015 Marissa High School Senior

    25 September 2014

    Do you ever meet people and think to yourself that they remind you of someone? Maybe that person reminds you of a celebrity, a family member or someone you went to high school with. For whatever reason, the minute I met Matthew I had that feeling. When I showed up at Matthew's house for his senior session, I kept telling myself that he reminded me of someone but I couldn't put my finger on it. After moving around the farm a bit I suggested that Matthew change into his 2nd outfit. When he came out he was wearing a plaid shirt. It had reds and blues and it dawned on me. I knew who he reminded me of…. CLARK KENT! For those of you who know the Superman comics, you know that Clark Kent is Superman. I'm a huge Superman fan and loved the TV show Smallville. I have all the seasons on DVD actually and my sister at one point had a specific ringtone for my calls set to the Smallville theme song LOL.

    Why am I telling you about all of this? I'm not exactly sure. I guess I just like to ramble. But Matthew's senior session was so awesome. I loved taking him around the farm and he even had some of his own ideas. His parents were really nice too and it was so nice getting to meet all of them. I hope you all see how wonderful Matthew's pictures turned out and maybe even some of you will see what I saw in him. No, he's not Superman, but I think his pictures are out of this world. (I know, that was silly but I just couldn't help it LOL).

    Probably my favorite!

    Another HUGE favorite of mine.