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September 5, 2012

Taylor + Charles {by liz}

Before I run out of town here for a few days I just had to get this one up! So many of our clients tell me they are looking for natural, candid, un-posed photos. And then they show me what they have in mind and I usually have to break it to them that said shots are absolutely “posed.” Basically what I usually find out is that the people who tend to like our stuff are looking for very natural, non-stuffy direction that feels like it could just happen on its own. (Even though it RARELY does! Our little secret.)

Which brings me full circle to Taylor and Charles who required close to ZERO direction from me. They were just immersed in each other. I basically just talked them into a pretty spot (which was a patch of some gorgeous grasses that were so tall Charles had to give Taylor a piggy back ride to get in there – love adventurous people!), and I just backed away to let them enjoy themselves. And captured it. I love it when our clients can just relax into each other and take time out to enjoy their wedding day.  It makes my job crazy easy.  Enjoy the photos!

Love the rose gold around Taylor’s emerald cut stone.  I feel like I don’t see enough emerald cuts these days.  Love them!

Taylor and Charles are both pretty hard core into mixed martial arts.  I was very careful not to get on anyone’s bad side that day as I am wimpy.

Love the muted color pallet of the whole day.  The striped tie, although subtle, added a punch for me.

Taylor is a classic, timeless beauty.  I believe you will agree!

The look…

All smiles!

Memorial Presbyterian on Skinker by Forest park is an absolutely gorgeous church with beautiful woodwork throughout.

My first balloon exit!  And it was a definite success in my personal opinion.  I would be happy to shoot another one of these.  Hint to future brides. :)

I LOVE this car.  The owner is just a normal guy that rents it out here and there for weddings and such.  It is the second time I have seen it at a wedding, and I wish I had it every time!  Ok, maybe not EVERY time, but I always love getaway car shots. Classic.

Possibly my favorite of the day.

Around the block and back to the church for family photos and a few more shots…

The wedding party!

Something was happening behind me that had the girls cracking up.  I don’t want to know.  I feel like I’m better off that way.

Remember that piggy back ride I mentioned earlier?  Here we go!  The grasses were up to my chest..but the photos were so worth it.

Superman couldn’t seem to take himself too seriously.  His bride didn’t either. :)

And off to the World’s Fair Pavilion for the party!  Straight into the first dance.  Where it will once again be evident just how into each other these two really are.

Pretty flower cake from The Cakery Bakery!

And pretty tissue paper pom poms by the bride. :)

Love these little groupings of vintage vases.  And wedding mad libs!

What a gorgeous day for a wedding.

This photo looks fake to me.  I did almost NOTHING to it.  That clear blue sky…crazy how pretty earth can be without any help from photoshop.

Congratulations you two!  Thanks for having me!  With love, Liz

Ceremony: Memorial Presbyterian Church
Reception: World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park
Caterer: Westwood Catering
Cake: The Cakery Bakery
Bouquets and boutonnieres: Walter Knoll Florist
Stationary: Designed by the bride
DJ: Millennium Productions
Lighting: Millennium Productions
Gown: Wtoo from White Traditions Bridal in St. Charles
Hair: Gessica Handegan from Sizzor Shak

L Photographie Wedding Photographers St. Louis – Liz Sloan and Kate Hayes

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