Samantha+Jonathon- St. Louis, Missouri Wedding

Sam and Jon. Where do I begin?The (now) Travettos are one of those super special couples that you know, no matter what, will make the best of their situation. Going in to their wedding week, every day was BEAUTIFUL….except Saturday. Their wedding day. 70-80% chance of rain ALLLLLLLL DAAAYYYY. Luckily, Sam being the advanced planning, […]

March 14, 2020

Weddings

Should you do a “First Look?”

For those of you who know even know what a “first look” is, it’s about a ten minute little alone time. Sometimes it’s when the groom sees his bride for the first time and other’s the groom is blind folded but the couple holds hands, prays together, whatever helps soothe the pre-ceremony jitters (for a […]

March 12, 2020

Informational

Helpful tips on how to be the BEST wedding party member you can be

I have personally been in four weddings, and maid/matron of honor in two of them, not to mention I get to hang out with over thirty wedding parties a year (while I only take 25 of my own weddings, I also help my photog friends by being a second photographer for them). Needless to say, […]

March 9, 2020

Informational

How to Decide if You Really NEED Two Photographers

Whether one needs two (or more) photographers or not is a hot topic, not only among potential couples but photographers as well! Some photographers only have packages that include themselves because they shoot a majority of their weddings solo. Others will tell you it’s basically irresponsible to NOT have a second photographer.I have two packages […]

March 9, 2020

Informational

How to Write the BEST Timeline for Your Best Day Ever

First off I would like to mention that this is written based on you NOT being one of my brides or couples. If you ARE a M&Co. bride/couple, THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU, and this will be a glimpse at to what is in store for you!I.love.planning. I live planning. I breathe planning. My life […]

March 8, 2020

Informational

How to Choose the BEST Amount of Coverage and Package Options for your Best Day Ever

Great! You’ve found your perfect, dream photographer! You’ve contacted them, they’re available! All your must-haves seems to be coming together. They send you over a menu of options to choose from. Then suddenly, you’re stuck. How many hours will I need? Do I need two photographers (more on that here)? Should I get the album […]

March 8, 2020

Informational

Sydnee+Kieran- Eureka, Missouri Wedding

The way I got to be a part of Sydnee+Kieran’s day was less than conventional. Sydnee’s blessed with the most amazing family (as is Kieran) and her godmother contacted me about photographing the nuptials in November as her gift to the wonderful couple. Luckily for me, Sydnee and Kieran loved my work so they said, […]

February 29, 2020

Weddings

Kellie+John- St. Louis, Missouri Wedding

So I feel like my couples either have SUPER long engagements, or SUPER short engagements. No in between. LOL! (I’m almost 30, I use LOL still, ok?)My sweet Kellie and John dated for six years and were engaged for about two of them. They were in engaged so long that I saw them at other […]

February 22, 2020

Weddings

Eating for Two-Drinking for Two, Baby Announcement

Baby announcements are probably my favorite thing to photograph. The excitement is palpable, tiny baby shoes abound and as of late, my couples have gotten VERY creative with how they want to share their amazing news with the world!Per usual, there’s never a dull moment in the Thomas household and it’s ALWAYS a good time!I […]

February 1, 2020

Personal and Families

Taco ‘Bout Engaged!, Proposal

In late 2018, a hopeless romantic sent me a message about a proposal he was planning….in 2019. Talk about a tough secret to keep! Jared meticulously planned, every detail accounted for. Of course, like a gentleman, Jared asked Alena’s dad for his blessing, Alena’s father was so excited that he gave Jared Alena’s late mother’s […]

February 1, 2020

Engagements

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