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

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(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.

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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

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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

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St Louis Wedding Photography | Kayla & Jordan’s Forest Park Engagement Photos

Kayla & Jordan

Soulard & Forest Park Engagment Photos | St Louis Wedding Photographers

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Jordan & Kayla, one of the sweetest couples I’ve met! They fit like two puzzle pieces . . . from a puzzle that only has two pieces . . . obviously, they just go together.

We are really looking forward to their wedding next summer at Neo On Locust.

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How he propose:

Kayla : “Jordan knows that it’s very difficult to keep a secret from me. He gets so excited and winds up telling me the surprise before it happens, but not this time. Valentines Day was a perfect cover up. He told me we had dinner reservations at The Boat House in Forest Park. We were on our way there, when he mentioned that it would be romantic if we stopped in front of Art Hill and walked down in front of The Grand Basin.  We walked down to the edge of the fountains and there were candles all lit up in a row. He got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes! He had my two best friends hiding in the bushes taking pictures of the whole thing. All of our family and friends were waiting for us at The Dubliner where we had our 1st date. It was the most romantic gesture I could have asked for!”soulard st louis wedding photographer soulard st louis wedding photographer soulard st louis wedding photographer forest_park_st_louis_wedding_photography-1002

How did you know he was the one?

Kayla : ” We would stay up for hours talking and it would seem like no time had even passed. It was like we had known each other for years when we had only just met. I had never been treated so well in my life and I knew I never wanted to let that go. I had the “ah-ha” moment, the moment it all just clicks and makes sense. He truly is the love of my life.”

How did you know she was the one?
Jordan: “Kayla’s amazing personality, sense of humor, intelligence, and beauty all made me believe early on that she could be the one.  However, what made me KNOW that she was the one was her consistent selflessness and her uncanny ability to be the balance in my life that I was always looking for.  She truly is my soulmate, and I would be lost without her.”

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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 | Danielle & Carl’s Forest Park Engagement Photos

Danielle & Carl

Forest Park | Engagement Photos

St Louis Wedding Photography | For The Moment Photography

FOREST PARK PAVILION

Carl and Danielle met in college. They both went to Mizzou for Business, had friends in common, were in the same Business Fraternity, and attended some of the same parties… Yet they fell in love in large part due to a 28 inch fur hat.

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One night, about five years ago, Carl and his roommates at Mizzou threw a theme party. The theme: dress up as something that starts with the letter “B”.  Danielle, with exceptional confidence, determined that “B” stood for Band Leader. She procured the uniform of the leader of a marching band, complete with massive furry hat. Carl was intrigued.

After that, Carl and Danielle were hanging  out almost every day, with Carl even playing his guitar and crooning just for Danielle. In the intervening years, they have grown closer and closer.

We very much look forward to their stylish Art Deco inspired wedding at the Thaxton this September, and until then we will ponder the pivotal role of one particular fuzzy hat, from many moons ago.

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To see more of Danielle & Carl’s Forest Park engagement photos, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Also be sure to check out the custom website we designed for them HERE.

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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. Available for travel in other locations. 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