St Louis Wedding Photographer | Erika & Matt’s CWE Engagement Photos

Erika & Matt

Maryland Plaza & Forest Park Engagement Photos

St Louis Wedding Photographers

Romantic Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography

What to wear? Which location? What season?

A lot of planning goes into an engagement session, and many emails back & forth. And then, suddenly the day is upon us. Our couples usually show up at least slightly nervous, but excited! I could see both feelings represented in Erika & Matt as we met them in Forest Park. We don’t usually start an engagement session with a lot of “posed” photos since I think it seems to immediately put a Couple on the spot. Instead, we work to capture them more as they are in everyday life.
This turned out to be easy to do with Erika & Matt, they brought their doggie Macaroon for the first stage of our session. As they walked and played with Macaroon in the park, the moments seemed very candid and intimate.

Afterward, we set off for more stylized locations to match the vintage theme of their wedding, with romantic shared moments in a classically beautiful part of St. louis. I can’t wait to see all of their plans come together next year with their Wedding at The Chase Park Plaza.

xoxo Amanda & Dustin

Autumn Forest Park Engagement Photo With Dog | For The Moment Photography

(While I was taking the photo above, Dustin captured the photo below. This is why I LOVE him to pieces for being my business partner.)Autumn Forest Park Engagement Photo With Dog | For The Moment Photography autumn_st_louis_engagement_wedding_photos-1002 Autumn Forest Park Engagement Photo With Dog | For The Moment Photography

How Matt Proposed: 
 
At the beginning of 2013, Matt had decided that he was going to propose this year. He asked Erika’s parents over after finding the perfect ring. Then on June 21, at the St. Louis Butterfly House in Chesterfield the proposal took place. This had been a date spot for us when we first started dating in 2007. Matt had rented the back garden patio and had his sister drop Erika off on their way back from Kansas. He was playing Erika’s favorite Celine Dion song, “I’m Alive,” while waiting for her with flowers and THE RING! He got down on one knee and the rest is history! 🙂 One of the happiest moments of our lives.

Carousel Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography Carousel Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography

A funny/cute story about you two:
 
Where to start? There are so many…here are two of our favorites.
 
When we first started dating, one of our favorite things to do was sit on the hood of Matt’s car, listen to Delilah (yes, Delilah), and look up at the stars. It sounds silly, but there were so many songs she played in that first year that would define our relationship later on. With the long distance and always being apart, we were able to find something that would always hold us together!
 
When I first moved into my house in Arkansas last July it was completely empty because my furniture was not coming for two weeks. Erika came to visit the first weekend I was there after the Fourth of July and that night we sat on the floor in my family room, had a glass of wine, and danced in the empty space. I will never forget this weekend because that night we were in an empty house with nothing and someday we will have our own house, filled with our things, and remember that as a night our adult lives began.Romantic Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography Romantic Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography Romantic Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography Romantic Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography Romantic Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography Romantic Vintage St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography

~*~*~*~

Enjoy this St Louis Wedding Photography by For the Moment Photography; offering St Louis Wedding Photography in the St. Louis metro area.
For the Moment Photography includes two photographers with every package. We are
a husband and wife team, which allows us to document your day and keep the experience fun for you.
For The Moment Photography offers St Louis wedding photography coverage in the St Louis metro area, including but not limited to, Belleville, IL, St Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer wedding photography coverage in Chicago and Destin, Florida. Call for more information.
Not looking for a St Louis wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your high school senior photography and all your family photography needs in the St Louis area.

For the Moment Photography by Amanda Turner

St Louis Missouri + Metro East Illinois : Wedding & Portrait Photographers

www.forthemomentphoto.com

Destination Wedding Photographer | Molly & Justin’s Hilton Head Engagement Photos

Molly & Justin

Hilton Head Engagement Photos

Destination Wedding Photographer | St Louis Wedding Photographer

destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

We were so excited to travel down to Hilton Head Island, SC to take Molly & Justin’s Engagement Photos. Molly is from St. Louis and Justin is from Georgia. Since they are having their wedding in St Louis we all wanted to document their engagement from a more southerly perspective.

As the sun was setting over The Sea Pines Resort in Harbor Town and the romantic evening came to a close, all we could have asked for were a few more hours, or maybe even days at this gorgeous location.

destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

And now for a few fun anecdotes about Molly & Justin.

How did you meet?

Molly : We met at the rehearsal dinner for my cousin's wedding 
in Colorado. It could not have been a more picturesque setting.

destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

What She LOVES about Him:

Molly : I love Justin's laugh, when he laughs you 
just have to laugh with him because it's so infectious. I remember 
shortly before meeting him I heard him laugh really hard & I thought to 
myself I want to make him laugh that hard too... 
Now I have the pleasure of doing it all the time.destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

What He LOVES about Her:

Justin : She stuck with me and supported me through thick and 
thin like only a true friend and mate would do.destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

A funny and sweet story about these two love birds :

Molly : A couple of days after we had met I invited Justin to go 
to lunch with my mom & I. We had some miscommunication & he wasn't 
able to make it. I was very disappointed but mom & I headed off to 
lunch anyway. As we finished our meal & started to leave, I noticed 
this very attractive blonde guy standing by the door...it was Justin 
he knew we had gone to Mexican & wanted to come find us! So we turned 
back around & had lunch again. It was the best meal I've had (twice) in my life! destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

Justin proposed to Molly under an Oak Tree in Downtown Savannah, Ga. Stay tuned tomorrow for photos from the second half of their engagement session where we revisited the exact location of the proposal!destination wedding photographer hilton head island sc engagement photos

~*~*~*~

Enjoy this St Louis Wedding Photography by For the Moment Photography; offering St Louis Wedding Photography in the St. Louis metro area.
For the Moment Photography includes two photographers with every package. We are
a husband and wife team, which allows us to document your day and keep the experience fun for you.
For The Moment Photography offers St Louis wedding photography coverage in the St Louis metro area, including but not limited to, Belleville, IL, St Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer wedding photography coverage in Chicago and Destin, Florida. Call for more information.
Not looking for a St Louis wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your high school senior photography and all your family photography needs in the St Louis area.

For the Moment Photography by Amanda Turner

St Louis Missouri + Metro East Illinois : Wedding & Portrait Photographers

www.forthemomentphoto.com

St Louis Wedding Photography | Engagement Album

St Louis Wedding Photography

{ Engagement Albums }

engagement album

What will your guests do while they patiently wait for the Bride and Groom to arrive at the reception? Why not allow them to enjoy your engagement pictures! Courtney & Ian displayed their 8×8 hinged engagement album at their reception and the time just flew by!

engagement album

engagement album

To view more examples of our albums, feel free to peruse these blog posts :

A 12×12 Hinged Album :

https://forthemomentphoto.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/st-louis-wedding-photography-wedding-albums/

A 12×12 Flushmount Album :

https://forthemomentphoto.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/st-louis-wedding-photography-custom-wedding-album/

engagement album

We would also love to show an example of the reception cards that we provide as a complimentary favor to the guests at your reception :

reception cards

reception cards

~*~*~*~

Enjoy this St Louis Wedding Photography by For the Moment Photography; offering St Louis Wedding Photography in the St. Louis metro area.
For the Moment Photography includes two photographers with every package. We are
a husband and wife team, which allows us to document your day and keep the experience fun for you.
For The Moment Photography offers St Louis wedding photography coverage in the St Louis metro area, including but not limited to, Belleville, IL, St Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer wedding photography coverage in Chicago and Destin, Florida. Call for more information.
Not looking for a St Louis wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your high school senior photography and all your family photography needs in the St Louis area.

For the Moment Photography by Amanda Turner

St Louis Missouri + Metro East Illinois : Wedding & Portrait Photographers

www.forthemomentphoto.com

St Louis Wedding Photography | Courtney + Ian Shaw Nature Reserve Engagement


Courtney + Ian

Shaw Nature Reserve | Engagement Photography

St Louis Wedding Photography | Dustin + Amanda Turner

st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1001

Ian and Courtney, what to say? Well a long time ago, in a land that coincidentally resembles Missouri, these two lovebirds grew up as youthful friends without an inkling of what their future could be together. They shared good times, they poked fun at each other, and even endured the harrowing experience of High School in close proximity.  But alas, when the foul beast of awkward adolescence and self-doubt reared its fearsome maw, their friendship almost quailed…

Ian slew that beast with one well placed message.

The ensuing romance is well documented and these pictures are a fitting testimony.

These two are wonderful to be around, they are fun and kind and refuse to take themselves too seriously. These Photos can’t convey how many laughs we had, or how comfortable it was to be with this couple who are so obviously making each other excessively happy.

xoxo, Dustin + Amanda

st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1005

– St Louis Wedding Photography –

st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1003

st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1016

st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1010

st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1013st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1007
st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1012st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1009st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1006st_louis_wedding_photography_courtney_ian_engagement-1008

Enjoy this St Louis Wedding Photography by For the Moment Photography; offering St Louis Wedding Photography in the St. Louis metro area.
For the Moment Photography includes two photographers with every package. We are
a husband and wife team, which allows us to document your day and keep the experience fun for you.
For The Moment Photography offers St Louis wedding photography coverage in the St Louis metro area, including but not limited to, Belleville, IL, St Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer wedding photography coverage in Chicago and Destin, Florida. Call for more information.
Not looking for a St Louis wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your high school senior photography and all your family photography needs in the St Louis area.

For the Moment Photography by Amanda Turner

St Louis Missouri + Metro East Illinois : Wedding & Portrait Photographers

www.forthemomentphoto.com