I was so excited when I met with Chelsie and her Mom earlier this year. Chelsie was a hula hooping massage therapist, and such a down to earth girl that I new we would instantly hit it off and be friends. Every detail about Chelsie's wedding made me excited to shoot it, I was literally counting down the days to her wedding date. First off, a wedding at The Old Rock House (a popular music venue that I have photographed and frequented many, many times) peeked my interest. Secondly, her and her fiance wanted to do photos with their vintage VW bus (score!). And lastly, they were up for my creative vision of going to Laumeier Sculpture Park for wedding portraits which would involve some hiking for them and their entire wedding party.
They hired a fabulous hair stylist/makeup artist, Jacqi Kamp from JS Hair Desgins, who got everyone in her bridal party photo shoot ready with makeup that lasted the entire day. I was really impressed with the quality of her services, because we did go for a hike and the bridal party had 10 hours they had to stay fresh and gorgeous looking. Her team worked hard to get everyone ready and looking their best in a efficient and fast pace. She even went as far as to leave makeup behind for the girls if they wanted to do any touch ups when we were back from our hike.
They had an amazing jam band, Acoustics Anonymous, who played an acoustic set during their ceremony, and really got the party going for the reception. Live music is such a rare and WONDERFUL treat for a wedding reception, and they couldn't have picked a more appropriate band for their style and their wedding venue.
This was one amazing wedding that we will always be extremely grateful for photographing. The amount of FUN we had with this couple, their family, and their friends is endless. We both hope to continue meeting creative couples like this to work with on photographing their dream weddings in the future.
Wedding venue: The Old Rock House St. Louis
Makeup/hairstylist: Jacqi Kamp JS Hair Designs
Live Music: Acoustics Anonymous
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