Ashley + Calla | Romantic Shaw Neighborhood Wedding

The first thing that stuck out to me when Ashley + Calla filled out our contact form, was this phrase: “We value creativity, authenticity, and kindness.” When I read these kinds of things in our inquiry emails, I know it’s going to be a good fit.

It was no surprise that I really liked Ashley + Calla when they came in for a wedding consultation, and even more so after their engagement session at the Bellefontaine Fort where they braved hordes of gnats, giant spiders, and climbed rocks walls and jumped off of things. These two love adventure almost as much as they love each other, and that makes photographing them so, so fun.

As with any wedding day, there are bound to be hiccups. For Ashley + Calla that meant a short-notice change of their ceremony location, and me bringing along a different second photographer due to Forbis being unavailable. They handled these things with grace and good humor. I always preach to couples not to lose sight of what’s important on your wedding day - family, friends, and the fact that no matter what the day brings, you get to marry the person you love ;)

Ashley + Calla, thank you for letting me be a part of your story, and for allowing me to document your day which, like you both, was creative, authentic, and full of kindness <3

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Second Photographer: The amazingly talented Jaimie Nicole Krause
Ashley's Suit: Bespoke Apparel
Calla's Dress: BHLDN
Ceremony Location: Tower Grove Park
Reception Venue: Wild Carrot
Appetizers: Seed, Sprout, Spoon
Caterer: Salt & Smoke

Katharine Forbis