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Samantha & Greg | Tapawingo National Golf Club Wedding in St. Louis

I’m not sure I believe that everything is fated, but I do think some things are just meant to be - like Sam & Greg - and like my time spent living in St. Louis. If I hadn’t moved there I definitely wouldn’t have had the pleasure of meeting these two. Even though I’ve since moved back to Chicago - I am so glad that I did move to St. Louis - and I did meet Sam & Greg.

Driving back to photograph their wedding filled me with feelings of nostalgia and excitement. I had the privilege of connecting with my STL friends again and capturing all the special moments of Sam & Greg’s wedding day - all in one awesome weekend. When I think back on it all, I can’t help but feel like everything has fallen into place just as it should.

Just like this wedding day… the rain cleared up just in time, frozen custard was enjoyed, and Sam & Greg promised to love each other forever. What more could you ask for?!

Here are some of my favorite photographs from the day…

Congratulations Sam & Greg! I wish many, many years of love and friendship for you two!

Vendors:

Florals: Poppies Design Studio

DJ: Chris Brown, Contemporary Productions

Catering: Joe Boccardi’s

Venue: Tapawingo National Golf Club, St. Louis MO

Claire & Scotty | Creek Bend Nature Center Wedding

May in the Chicagoland area has been -essentially - a ton of rain, with a few gorgeous sunny days. Luckily for Claire & Scotty their wedding day weather was completely perfect! I noticed how all their friends and family played a part in bringing it all together. It was definitely a team effort to create the perfect celebration for Claire & Scotty. I also noticed the HUGE smiles on their faces for the whole day! They just looked so incredibly excited that the day was finally here. It was a whirlwind - as most weddings are - but it was filled with the best things: sunshine, connections, celebration, ice cream, and love. Congratulations Claire & Scotty!! Here’s to many more years of love!

Evan & Annie | Riverside Receptions Wedding

Let me tell you about my friend Evan. From the age of 8 all the way through high school he was my neighbor and my friend. In middle school many nights were spent with my friend Janice and I watching him play hockey at the local rink. As teens we would go get sushi and talk about our parents, friends, life. I remember him always being helpful to me and my mom - helping carry in groceries or random things around the house — maybe he’d throw an eye roll in there just because - but he never complained. Evan is one of those good guys, the kind you can count on to give you the good advice and be there if you need help. He kind of just does the right thing - like all the time. I’m sure he’s not perfect but my point is he is a good person.

So of course he found a woman who is both strong and unfailingly kind to be his partner in life. We all grew up in the same town, going to the same schools. Evan and Annie have known each other since elementary school! The decision to turn their long lasting friendship into something more was not made lightly - but I think we can all agree it was the right choice! I definitely believe friendship is the key to a long-lasting marriage. Evan and Annie have a strong foundation of friendship and I truly believe they’ll have an incredible life together. I am so happy for my friend and his best friend!