My heart is so invested in all the Weddings I photograph but I love small Intimate Weddings with couples that are transparent and passionate. My heart was so full photographing Kourtney and Charles small ceremony at The Chesterfield Butterfly House in Chesterfield, MO
We love capturing the authentic real-life, the perfectly imperfect the joy the connection the tears the honest feelings you are having as you process your day. I had just lost my Mom and this was the first Wedding I photographed after her passing away and It was so wonderful sharing all the emotions and love being shared on Kourtney’s day. None of us had a dry eye and that was okay. It is okay to process your emotions in images to share that with loved ones and have that photographed. Your makeup can always be fixed, but it is so important to-be present in the moment and in these raw feelings my heart is alive when I can capture these emotions candidly and really tell your story. Life is beautiful in the messy, in the joy, in the heartache and in the little moments that you only have these images to look back and really share with others you love. I have such a bond with my couples and love them deeply and it is an honor to capture these fleeting moments. I can’t tell you how much I love capturing these candid moments that are authentic. Kourtney is super close to her grandparent’s whom she lived with growing up. They called her “little girl” and she loved carrying around a hammer that her Grandpa used, so being the sentimental soul she is she gifted her Grandapa his hammer with the inscription “I will always be your little girl” The bow she placed on the hammer was the bow from her Grandma’s wedding dress. Her grandparent’s are celebrating their 50 Year Wedding anniversary this year. So to recognize this Golden Anniversary Kourtney had her Grandma’s dress altered to wear for her very own wedding day. She went to a seamstress and designed the back herself and she honored her by wearing it 50 years later! It was truly a privilege to photograph this wedding and this beautifully kind couple!
Kourtney decided to carry a beautiful bouquet of Sunflower’s because the Grandfather clock she received from her grandparent’s has a stained glass Sunflower on the door. I love my sentimental brides and I love photographing a Legacy of Love.