January 21, 2020 1:44 PM
Here are some reviews that have been given to me by actual clients. No editing has been made by VHP. These reviews have been emailed directly to VHP or posted elsewhere on the internet, this is not and exhaustive list and this page is under construction! Valerie was a fantastic choice for us! She was organized, reasonable, easy to get in touch with, and had a very relatable personality - all qualities that made her great to work with. Her work is classic and lovely, and the products ......
Angie + Tim, May 4, 2019 | Wedding in Ste. Genevieve, MO
December 15, 2019 6:02 PM Blog
Tim and Angie had a beautiful wedding back in May 2019, including some of the most gorgeous church formals. The day started at the Main Street Inn in Ste. Genevieve, MO, for getting ready and pictures, of course. The Main Street Inn is a great place for this, the rooms and grounds are simply beautiful and each time I have shot here, the staff has also been amazing. After make-up and dressing, Tim and Angie exchanged letters around a corner as part of their first look. By ......
Kirstin + Michael, June 16, 2018 | Wedding in Miramar Beach, FL and engagement in Bloomsdale, MO
February 23, 2019 11:22 PM Blog
This wedding... this was on my bucket list. I absolutely loved getting to photograph this beautiful and intimate wedding on the beach in Miramar Beach, FL (not far from Destin)!I first got to meet and shoot with Kirstin back in winter of 2012 when we did a wonderful stylized session that included three beautiful ladies all dressed up in a laundromat and the streets of St. Louis. It was pretty epic. Kirstin is one of my cousin's best friends so it was through her that we got to ......
Ste. Genevieve Wedding Photographer | Levi & Chelsea, September 23, 2017 on their farm
February 1, 2018 12:13 PM Blog
I think there is something really special about having a wedding on the place where you intend to grow old, which is exactly what Levi and Chelsea did. I had the pleasure of visiting their farm when we did engagement pictures the fall before and it was lovely then, but after the transformation for the wedding, wow! The barn was made into so much more, it was absolutely gorgeous, the use of pallet wood was especially wonderful, as well as the doors in the back (which you'll see below) ......
Jackson Engagement Photographer | Jessica & Ben | Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson, MO
August 31, 2017 11:50 PM Blog
Here are a few photos from a recent engagement session. This was a tricky one to pull off! Ben's schedule is pretty crazy right now so this puppy kept getting pushed off but we managed to get it in about a month before the wedding. Even though there's not a lot of time between the two, the engagement session is still important - it's a great chance for me to get to spend some time with the bride and groom and for both of us to familiarize one another with how we work, pose, and ......
St. Louis Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Angelina & Patrick
June 13, 2016 11:17 PM Blog
I absolutely loved working with these two! Engagement photos were taken on Main Street St Charles and points nearby and we sure got some good stuff. Angelina & Patrick were so adorable together and their love for one another is obvious. They gave me some of my favorite engagement photos to date.The wedding, if you can believe it, was even more beautiful. I also had the privilege of capturing moments of Kenyan tradition that I had not gotten to before. Two o ......
Festus Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Brittany & Andrew
May 5, 2016 9:10 PM Blog
Today's post is brought to you by this entirely adorable couple, Brittany & Andrew. I was completely honored to be able to photograph their engagement session and wedding for them and we are more than pleased with the results.For their engagement session, last fall, Brittany & Andrew headed out to my place and we played around in the woods for a while. The meeting of the minds, the three of us also came up with what has become one of my favorite engagement photos ever. ......
St. Louis Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Betty & Jon
April 19, 2016 9:30 PM Blog
A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of photographing Betty & Jon for their engagement. Their sweet doggie Leonard tagged along and really stole the show, that pup has some great facial expressions for sure! By the way, I love Betty's dress and the colors they chose for the session! I'm seriously all about those blues lately. Here to follow are some of our favorite shots.
Hillsboro Engagement and Wedding Photographer | Rebekah and Jordan
May 16, 2015 9:47 PM Blog
Seems like an engagement session always makes appearances as my first thing of the photography season! This year that spot was held by Rebekah and Jordan who are tying the knot this June.In February, we headed out on what turned out to be a pretty warm day for winter, to the covered bridge area north of Hillsboro. I love this place. The bridge is great but my favorite part is the field right there in the park area. I admit it, I love a good uncut field!We had a great time and they were just so c ......
St. Louis Photographer | Steve & Gina
May 14, 2015 2:14 PM Blog
Well these two were just so adorable! And a year later, they still have some of my favorite couples shots. Steve and Gina were having a destination wedding last summer but they needed some engagement photos first - that's where I came in. ;-)We went to the spot where he had proposed, making it all the more special for the two of them. In the first shot, she had written on her hand what she'd said when he proposed. We took this shot first in case the marker were to wear off and she didn't tell hi ......
Farmington Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Ellen & Aaron
April 26, 2015 10:22 AM Blog
This might be one of those rare cases where I actually blog an engagement session before the wedding happens! I photographed Aaron and Ellen last November for their engagement sessions, their wedding is this June. Also included was Aaron's son who is clearly totally in love with Ellen. We had a great time playing around in the weeds and fields and leaves... and even with the donkeys. How cute! They even chose the shot of the two of them with the donkeys for their save the date postcards.I'm real ......
Farmington Engagement/Wedding Photographer | Matt & Tracy's Engagement
November 15, 2014 10:48 AM Blog
I have already had the privilege of shooting Matt and Tracy's wedding in September, but we never did get around to sharing many of their engagement photos until now. We had a great time in July on what was thankfully a good day with decent weather and temperatures! We met on Matt's family farm and were able to utilize not only his grandparent's house but several areas of the farm including a beautifully golden, recently harvested field. The colors were just amazing. Here ......
September 18, 2014 11:41 PM Portfolio

Festus/Crystal City Engagement Photographer | Cary & Megan
August 31, 2014 9:57 PM Blog
I have taken a bit of a break from weddings for the earlier part of this year and the summer but wedding season starts up in September with Cary and Megan! My friend Kate will be assisting me on this wedding and she joined me for their engagement photos. A few of the photos here were taken by Kate. In early August we took a bit of a walk down Festus Main Street and used some of the great architecture along the way. I even had a chance to break out my fish eye lens! ......
Ste. Genevieve Engagement Photographer | Ed & Brenna
June 22, 2014 9:36 AM Blog
Ok, I have to admit, this is one of my favorite couple's sessions ever. I had a great time with Brenna and Ed and the family that tagged along. I loved how they interacted, both so at ease and natural. View on Facebook!
St. Charles Engagement Photographer | Mitch & Emily
June 13, 2013 9:12 PM Blog
Ok, now this was a lot of fun! My little brother is getting married in July, last March we got together for some engagement photos. Emily wanted some balloons so we went with it and even got a 30 which is just huuuuuge. It was such a windy and dreary day so we didn't really get to do too much with the bundle of regular sized balloons but we did a bit. Later that day we had a bit more fun with the balloons with my then 3-year-old and my sister-in-law, Sarah, those will come later. In fact, thoug ......
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