Dave + Mairin | Married
Dave and Mairin were married in a private ceremony in Pittsburg last fall, and they chose to celebrate with their friends and family here in their hometown of St. Louis this January. Willow is a brand new venue downtown, and served as the perfect location for the party. Michelle and the team at Absolutely In! Events did an amazing job of bringing Mairin and Dave's vision to life. The space was filled with cozy seating, industrial lighting, and lush greenery. We were blown away when we saw everything! But what we loved most about this celebration is that is was so full of joy, love, and laughter :)
Dave and Mairin, you have been an absolute pleasure to work with! We are so glad we met you both, and wish you every happiness in the years to come!!
Check out all of the wonderful vendors for this event!
Makeup: Sofia Spoto
Hair: Valerie Brown
Planning: Absolutely In! Events
Flowers: Artistry Florist
Rentals: Exclusive Events
This past fall we had the pleasure of photographing Nina + Brian’s sweet elopement. Their intimate ceremony was crafted by Terri of Moonstone Meaningful Marriage Ceremonies, and held in the lovely grotto at Lafayette Park. Nina + Brian said “I do” surrounded by their parents…and a few ducks in the pond - who didn’t hesitate to honk their approval ;)
Looking outside now at the multiple inches of snow on the ground, it’s hard to believe that less than 2 weeks ago it was 65 degrees and sunny here in St. Louis. It’s no secret that I love snow, cold weather, and winter weddings, but I must admit that the sun and warmer temps we had on Maria + Fade’s wedding day was pretty great ;)
Kathryn + Dushyant were married on a beautiful December day in Chicago. They planned an incredibly intentional, beautiful wedding. There was so much to love about this day, from the beautiful colors and textures, to the mixed-tradition ceremony held in the GORGEOUS chapel on the University of Chicago’s campus, the amazing choreographed first dance, the wonderful food, and so much more.
2018 was an amazing year. We were lucky enough to travel a bit for work as well as just for fun ;) We also had a ton of work here in St. Louis, a lot of which never made it to the blog! This wrap up is a mix of weddings, couples, families, and personal images.
Kate + Ken’s farm wedding was held just outside of Chicago on a cool, rainy September day. Plans had to be changed up a little bit because of the weather, but no one minded :) Everyone got ready in the house on the property, and Kate + Ken did a super sweet first look under umbrellas. The ceremony was originally supposed to be held outdoors, but was moved into the barn due to the rain. It was strung with lights and provided such a cozy atmosphere for their ceremony.
Last month we had the pleasure of working with the incredibly sweet Ashley + Jimmy. We loved so much about their wedding day! The Boo Cat Club is such a lovely venue, and Ashley + Jimmy chose to keep things really simple by just walking around and taking photos around the venue. This is one of our favorite ways to take wedding party photos and couple’s portraits on a wedding day.
If I start talking about Lauren + Jeff, it’ll be hard for me to stop - there’s a good chance I could up writing a book on these two and their wedding day. So I will attempt to keep this short so you can get to the goods ;)
Lauren + Jeff are truly an amazing couple. I instantly connected with them the moment I met them last fall, and I knew that Forbis would love them too (he did). What makes them so special is that they are both just incredibly welcoming people. They have this ease and humor about them that makes you feel like you’ve known them forever.
Hello all! I wanted to share something I’ve been working on lately. Forbis and I don’t keep it a secret that we shoot a ton of images at any given wedding. We are serial overshooters and as much as we TRY to reel it in, we just kind of can’t. Like pretty much every other photographer these days, we don’t deliver all of the images we shoot.
Caity and Bennett found our work last year due to the wonderful and mysterious ways of the Internet. They contacted us for an engagement session only, which isn't totally rare, and we met and photographed them in the fall of 2017. Honestly, within minutes of meeting, I was pretty much obsessed with these two. They are hilarious, highly intelligent, adventurous, and just have very KIND souls…
When Annalise + Rob reached out to us to document their wedding in Vermont, we were absolutely ecstatic. For one, Rob and Annalise are an incredibly fun, hilarious, and sweet couple. And two, neither Forbis nor myself had ever been to that part of the country before and we love traveling to new places. It was a short 3 day trip for us - we flew into Boston and immediately made the 3 hour drive to the mountains of Vermont. We were blown away with how beautiful it is up there!