I would consider myself a people person and I can generally get along with just about anyone. But there are just some people I come across that I instantly feel like we’ve been best friends for years. That’s exactly how I feel about Taylor and Andrew. I’ve seen them around at some of the local weddings that I’ve captured over the last few years and Taylor and I follow each other on social media. Taylor won a giveaway I was doing this past winter on my Instagram. I was giving away a free mini session to the first person to guess the location of where Pack Up and Go Travel was sending me and my bestie on vacation. When I told Taylor she was the winner she immediately told me she was excited because that meant that she and Andrew could practice in front of my camera before their engagement session!
After meeting them “officially” at that free session, I knew that our time together for their engagement session was going to be amazing. We carpooled together to St. Louis to a couple locations… Tower Grove Park and Anheuser-Busch Brewery. On our way to the city we discussed lots of details about the wedding and their new home that they are renovating (if you know them, you’ve seen photos on Facebook and Instagram and you know how amazing the house is looking!) It seriously just felt like a day out with friends. Most couples are nervous about pictures, I mean these are important photos so I’d be nervous too, but since they already had a session with me a few months prior, this was going to be a walk in the park… literally LOL.
Tower Grove Park is an amazing location for anyone who’s looking for portrait locations, or even just someone looking to get out of town and go for a picnic. They paths there are so pretty and there are plenty of pavilions and benches around to relax. I’ve been there numerous times but it seems to always feel different to me each time. Our session ended by the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Taylor’s brother works there and we were suppose to have access inside the brewery, but there was a mixup and the guy at the gate (who was on a major power trip) told us that we would not be entering. I’m a “go with the flow” girl and we just made the best of it and went on with plan B, which was to just take pictures along the streets by the brewery. Honestly, some of my absolute favorite photos from their session were taken on this darn street! The light was amazing and Taylor mostly wanted the brick and texture anyway, so it all worked out for the best. We just laughed and joked about it mostly.
I couldn’t have asked for a better day with these two. I’m so honored that Taylor and Andrew have picked me to capture one of the biggest days in their lives. They are pros now and know how to rock any of my core poses with all the practice they’ve had. Enjoy looking through a few of my favorites 🙂