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 ......
Rachel + Joseph, October 21, 2018 | Wedding at Chaumette Winery, Ste. Genevieve Co, MO
June 27, 2019 6:30 PM Blog
October 21, 2018 was another gorgeous day for a wedding. We could not have asked for more beautiful weather for Rachel and Joseph to tie the knot. Fun fact, these two lovebirds traveled in from Colorado for their wedding and I could not have been more honored to be able to photograph it for them. Not only this, but while in town for wedding stuff, they were able to carve out enough time to meet up for an engagement session. We grabbed up some great pine trees and greenery ......
Jamie + Patrick, October 6, 2018 | Wedding in Kimmswick, MO
May 16, 2019 10:03 AM Blog
Welcome to another beautiful wedding! Everything on Jamie & Patrick's wedding date took place at the Anheuser Estate in Kimmswick, MO. The girls got ready on site in the upstairs of the house and the ceremony was right out back, overlooking the Mississippi River. The day started out quite rainy and then tapered off some, but turned very humid (this is Missouri, after all). Then it rained some more before the ceremony before the sun finally decided to come out, just i ......
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 ......
Wedding Retainer
January 20, 2019 12:05 PM Store
Please use this page to pay for your wedding retainer online. Receipt of this retainer fee alone does not book your date, you must also return the signed contract. Please contact me if you have not already done so.The default option for retainer is for the 4 hour (pearl) collection at $300. If you are choosing 6 or 8 hours please also check the appropriate box to make your total correct. The 6 hour total is $450, and the 8 hour total is $600. Remember that this reta ......
Morgan & Jason, July 20, 2018 | Wedding Photography at Jefferson County Courthouse and the Fletcher House, Hillsboro, MO
November 11, 2018 6:55 PM Blog
This was such a beautiful day! It was also my first courthouse wedding! I loved every minute of it. Morgan and Jason had the afternoon time slot and it was so fun not only to capture candid and posed shots in the halls during the time we had to wait, but watching all of the other wedding parties come in. I believe we watched 3 others go before us and it was wonderful to see everyone's personalities come through in their clothing and flowers. By the way, check out that bou ......
Molly & Daniel, December 2, 2017 | Wedding Photography at First Baptist Church Festus/Crystal City, MO
August 3, 2018 11:44 AM Blog
December 2, 2017 I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wedding of Daniel & Molly. These are two sweet kids that I've watched grow up and it was so wonderful being part of their special day. Another bit of trivia: I have photographed weddings for two of Daniel's sisters and since Molly's wedding, I was able to also photograph her sister's wedding. We could not have asked for a more beautiful December day. Here in Missouri, by the time December rolls around, you ......
Modern Wedding Inspiration from Basic Invite
July 25, 2018 1:59 PM Blog
Today’s bride is chic, independent, unique, and knows what she wants. Traditions always have a twist and when it comes to wedding style, a modern theme is what it’s all about. Modern means fresh and new, but specific styles can vary depending on taste. Whether you’re a country girl or living in the big city we’ve teamed up with the amazing online stationery company Basic Invite to bring you some modern wedding inspiration and wedding invitation designs to match! Modern wedding inspiratio ......
Wedding Photographer | Max & Chelsea, November 4, 2017 at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, Makanda, IL | engagement on the SIU campus
February 11, 2018 2:12 PM Blog
Max and Chelsea's wedding took place last November 4, right at the peak of the beautiful fall season. Here in Southeast Missouri, we didn't seem to get much pretty color but this part of Illinois sure had a lot of pretty yellows, oranges, and reds. And here, at Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Makanda, overlooking the lake, it was absolutely perfect.The girls readied themselves in one of the hotel rooms and I had a great opportunity to get some pictures of Chelsea's beautiful ......
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) ......
Fredericktown Wedding Photographer | Ben & Jessica, August 26, 2017 at Dodson Orchards
September 30, 2017 12:01 AM Blog
What a gorgeous wedding! I truly loved every minute of this and cannot speak highly enough of the venue! Jessica and Ben tied the knot August 26, 2017 at Dodson Orchards, Fredericktown, MO. This place was beautiful! There was an outside ceremony in front of a unique and lovely arbor followed by a barn ceremony with a massive dance floor area and all of the shabby chic decorations you could ask for -- without going overboard! And oh, the lights! I discover ......
Wedding Photographer | Michael & Natalie, July 1, 2017, at First Baptist Church Festus-Crystal City
August 18, 2017 9:28 AM Blog
Michael and Natalie met in what felt like an unlikely place and developed their relationship out of a great friendship. I have known Michael for many years and it was an honor to be there as they tied that knot to start their life together. It was a beautiful day, and thankfully not very hot (you know me).First things first, everyone arrived at First Baptist Church Festus-Crystal City about the same time and finished getting ready. I took the time to get some shots of various d ......
Ste. Genevieve Wedding Photographer | Jeff and Gabby, June 17, 2017 at Treasured Memories
August 1, 2017 9:32 PM Blog
Jeff and Gabby tied the knot on June 17, 2017. It was horribly hot but the day itself was so beautiful. Actually, everything was beautiful - the venue, the flowers, the ceremony, and of course, the couple.I started the day arriving at Gabby's parents house to find all of the girls ready to go. I was able to get a lovely shot of the ring with her shoes, but everything else was already down at the venue, so after a few shots outside, we headed on down. Inside the venue, we ......
Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis Wedding Photographer | Ashley, Ever After Bridal Session
May 5, 2017 11:10 PM Blog
Meet Ashley :)Last August, on a strangely cold-for-August day, Ashley braved the rain and cold and hopped in the creek wearing none other than a wedding dress and flower crown. I love it! This is the second time I've gotten in the water this much to get some epic photos. This is, however, the first time I did not ruin a camera and lens doing it. Score one for me!This was seriously so much fun and it gave me an opportunity to get some great promo photos. W ......
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. ......
Festus Wedding Photographer | David & Sarah
February 9, 2016 9:02 PM Blog
Sarah and David tied the knot on May 23, 2015 at a private location and had their reception at TBC Venue in Pevely, MO. Sarah wrote on her information form that she and David met during her first week of college, on an elevator! I think that sounds just like a movie. ;-)As you scroll down and view the photos, you'll notice a large white sheet contraption during the beginning of the ceremony. That was actually an ingenious invention created to ensure that David didn't see ......
Arnold Wedding Photographer | Tony & Jess
May 12, 2015 9:42 AM Blog
Tony & Jess had been together for about five years when they tied the knot last Thanksgiving weekend. The Christmas decorations at their church were in full swing making this my first Christmasy wedding. ;-)It was a lovely warm day, however, and we were able to do lots of photos outside the church (can you say bubbles??) and at a nearby park as the sun was starting to drop. I love the dark purple dresses and they really shone outside. I also captured some of my favorite ceremony photos to da ......
Farmington Wedding Photographer | Matt & Tracy
March 1, 2015 10:07 AM Blog
Matt and Tracy were married on a beautiful - though quite warm - day in September of last year. This was the ultimate wedding, seriously. So beautiful and unique, I absolutely fell in love with the bouquets, for example... buttons and bling!We first met for a few getting ready pics of the girls and some decorations and people waiting around the lobby of the ceremony venue. Once everyone was ready, we did a First Look with the bride and groom, after doing one with her and her father. Several tear ......
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