Haylee & Garret || Moody Missouri Botanical Gardens Engagement


Haylee & Garret are a part of a circle of friends that have booked me for weddings over the years. They were all from the same campus ministry at Southeast Missouri State together and I’ve got to meet some of the coolest people around at their weddings. It’s so fun because as the weddings continue, I feel like they are MY friends that I get to reunite with as well. Haylee was a bridesmaid in the last SEMO/CO wedding I did and I was mad impressed with the way she loved the bride so well. It was great to finally meet Garret and see that he is a PERFECT match for her. They have a ton of crazy adventures coming up and holy cow am I excited for them.

Our time together was spent laughing, talking ministry, discussing dreams and fears of the future and I left St. Louis so encouraged and grateful for their friendship. We snapped a few photos along the way and let me tell ya, they are the kind of people you want in front of your camera. We had so much fun in the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. It was raining all day so having an indoor rainforest to explore seemed fitting. We headed to Blueprint Coffee after for some refueling and extra photos. Here are a few moments to hi-light such a fun day!

Kayla & Matt || Dreamy Bloomington Illinois Winter Engagement


Kayla & Matt are two of the best people I know. Kayla and I can spend all day on the volleyball court together and just understand each other - must be because we are both setters. :) Matt is one of my go-to guy. He’s always down for a Taco Bell run, a Cubs game or a late night chat. They are perfect for each other and I’m beyond thrilled to shoot their wedding in a few months.

They have a quick engagement so we knew we couldn’t waste time getting their e-session done. We had some wild snow hit us in Bloomington and took advantage. Ya’ll it was COLDDDDDD. Like took my whole ride home with seat warmers set to BURN YOUR BOOTY HIGH and still was cold type of cold. Buttt they were troopers and their winter engagement session turned out to be one of my favorites.