Shelby + Andrew

“I'll preface all this by saying the only thing I really cared about regarding our wedding was that we invested in quality photography. Katie and Forbis are truly exceptional at what they do. Their photos speak for themselves, but the thing we couldn't get over was how much they actually added to our wedding day. They knew just when to pop in and direct us for family photos, posed stuff, etc, but then they would drop into the background to capture authentic, emotional shots that anyone else may have overlooked. We legitimately enjoyed having them around for the day and haven't hesitated to recommend them to everyone we know. Their portfolio is only a glimpse of how incredible their work really is.”

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Lauren + Jeff

“On our wedding day, there is nothing I would change, but the vendor I was far and away most happy with was Vein and Vessel. Katie and Mike are unicorns in an industry that can feel disingenuous. They are unbelievably passionate, and that passion is matched only by their kindness and their talent. Tired of the wedding photoshoot albums I was seeing all over the internet , I was looking for a wedding photographer who could capture the most candid, unplanned, intimate moments of our wedding. When I saw Katie's work, I was absolutely sold. What I didn't expect was the LIKE her so much. It turns out, liking her turned out to be incredibly important. Having Katie and Mike around during our special day felt just like two friends or family members who happened to be taking pictures. They made us feel completely comfortable, confident, and relaxed. When I look back at my wedding photos, I am transported back to that day. The pictures have so much feeling imbedded into them, and it's all part of Katie and Mike's superpowers. If you're looking for photos that are beautiful, moody, and honest, Vein + Vessel should be first on your list!”

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Matt + Kim

“As someone who cringes at cheesy, ‘traditional’ wedding photos, I knew I wanted a creative photographer that could document the authentic emotions of the day, and take photos that tell a story. After interviewing a ton of St. Louis photographers, I knew Vein + Vessel’s style was so unique and stunning (on top of their awesome personalities), that I wouldn’t be happy with anyone else. Vein + Vessel exceeded all expectations on every level. They were extremely responsive, helpful and went out of their way to make sure we got everything we wanted and more! Not to mention, you’re not going to find another photography duo that’s cooler than Katie and Mike. They have so many tricks up their sleeves, that they can capture any ordinary moment and make it look incredible. Their artistic talent is invaluable, and unmatched. Booking them as our wedding photographer was one of the BEST decisions we made.”

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Caity + Bennett

“Katie and Mike felt like having two dear friends attend the wedding. The guests loved them, they blended in seamlessly and were relaxed, professional, and did such incredible work. Their artistic eye is unparalleled and they manage to capture both the important, momentous parts of the day, but also the subtle, harder-to-notice moments, many of which ended up being our favorite images. The images exceeded our wildest hopes and our friends and family repeatedly say they're the most stunning wedding photos they've ever seen. Katie and Mike have an unusual aesthetic in their photography--edgy, emotional, moody, hip, playful, heartful. If that's your jamz, then I'd say, book 'em and don't look back! We honestly couldn't be more grateful and appreciative to them both.”

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Annie + Sam

"I knew I wanted to hire Katie & Mike from the moment I saw a friends wedding photos before I was even engaged! Their work is stunning. It evokes so much emotion, and love. They are such cool people, easy to work with, and made us feel comfortable. Our engagement session was fantastic- they even helped manage our 80lb dog Louie :-) Our wedding photos were returned so quickly and make us so happy. We did not have a videographer so I was relying extra on the photos to help me re-live our day, and they do that perfectly. Katie and Mike are so talented, I cannot express my thanks and love for them enough!"

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Misty + Johnny

“You will not be disappointed with Katie and Mike! I knew before I was even engaged that they were who I would eventually want to capture our wedding day--they have a beautiful, unique style that is unparalleled and makes your images feel much more like artwork than traditional, boring wedding photos. I also love that they tried to capture pretty much everything aside from family photos candidly. Aside from the finished product being amazing, they themselves are such a pleasure to work with. It felt like we were just hanging out with good friends. Can't thank them enough for everything!”

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