Corey and Val were searching for a wedding photographer. They attended many wedding shows in hopes they would find someone that they could see themselves working with on their special day. We talked during the St. Louis Bride and Groom wedding show downtown and instantly felt like we connected. They felt the same way and decided to come into the office for a more personal consultation. We sat down and talked about the locations, schedule and special details they had planned for the wedding. I won’t reveal those just yet because they are pretty awesome so you will have to wait until after the wedding to see how they have decided to make their day extra special. They have very different work schedules so finding a time for an engagement session might have been difficult but they were excited we had a weekend in September available so they scheduled as soon as they could to hold that spot. It turned out to be a great day, no rain, perhaps a bit hot but we made it. After going back and forth on where to go for photos they decided the botanical gardens was a great spot for them. We met there and walked back to the Japanese garden taking a few photos along the way. It was Corey’s birthday weekend but Val wasn’t giving up any hints on what was planned because Corey didn’t know yet. I’m excited to hear what they did! They were easy to work with, posing together in great ways and doing exactly what was needed to make a perfect photo. They were concerned about squinting in the photos because they tend to do that when they are extra happy however I have worked with many people over the years and know that there are lots of ways get amazing photos. We made sure to stick to the shade as much as possible which helped a bunch but when you are just as happy as these two it’s hard to hide it. Corey and Val have lots of photos to review, I hope I didn’t make it too hard to select their favorites.
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