Sunset Hills

Ezekiel: Class of 2019 | Senior Portraits | St Louis Zoo + Laumeier Sculpture Park | St Louis, MO

Ezekiel: Class of 2019

| Senior Portraits |

| St Louis Zoo + Laumeier Sculpture Park |

| St Louis, MO |

Meet Ezekiel — Class of 2019, future zoologist, future stand-up comedian, and the next Bob Dylan.

Just kidding about the latter two, although he could definitely be a successful comedian — he’s hilarious. And although he doesn’t actually play guitar, he pulled off a stellar faux platinum album cover with the guitar. He said he’s always joking with his friends and pretending he can play guitar, so he facetiously wanted a guitar included in his senior pictures. Which we thought was hilarious! However, if you presumed Ezekiel is musically illiterate — you’d be wrong. He is quite the drummer on the worship team at church.

Ezekiel would love to become a zoologist, as we learned of his passions while at the zoo during his senior photography. He also volunteers regularly at the zoo, and a few of his favorite animals include the grizzly bears, the polar bears, and the seals. He was especially fond of 5-year-old Kali, the 1,000-pound polar bear rescued from Alaska (And, yes, he even knows the names of animals and their stories!!).

We’re excited to see where this handsome young man’s ambition takes him in life, and we were especially grateful for the opportunity to photograph his senior portraits!

Congratulations, Ezekiel!

Much Love,

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography

Michael + Brittany | St Louis Estates Historic Von Eime | Engagement Session | Sunset Hills, MO | 2018

Michael + Brittany

| St Louis Estates Historic Von Eime |

| Engagement Session |

| Sunset Hills, MO |

| 2018 |

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“I don’t believe in magic.”
The young boy said.
The old man smiled.
”You will, when you see her.”
— Atticus

We are super excited to share Michael and Brittany’s engagement session with you!

It was truly a blessing to get a little taste of St. Louis history, nestled quietly in the middle of Sunset Hills in St. Louis. We’ve called St. Louis “home” our whole lives and have lived just minutes away from this hidden gem since 2014, but unaware of its existence.

Michael and Brittany’s engagement session was photographed at a beautiful Sunset Hills location, now known as the St. Louis Estates Historic Von Eime. Formerly a vineyard and farm, the land features rolling acres of scenic open space surrounded by an audience of painted trees, native plants, and abundant wildlife. 

Just a short time spent in the natural beauty and tranquility made us feel like we were out in the country… That is, until we ventured far enough to hear whispers of cars on I-270 through the trees, which brought us back to reality — “Oh, yeah, we’re still in St Louis, Dear!”

Fun Fact: We were also amazed to learn from Mr. Todd A. Strong that although the St. Louis Estates Historic Von Eime was built in 1852, it has never been photographed for a portrait session before!!

The experience was really exciting and it was a great little reset from the treadmill called life!

Mike and Brittany are the perfect match. Mike is a police officer and Brittany teaches the sixth grade, and together they impact the lives of many, which they’re passionate about. Unfortunately, their time together is often limited due to opposite work schedules, making the time they do spend together evermore special. The location for their engagement session was fitting, as they both enjoy the outdoors. Mike grew up on a family farm and enjoys hunting, and Brittany loves hanging out with Ruger, their ADORABLE little fur-baby!

Brittany and Mike met online and hit the ground running. Well, sort of. Apparently, the first date did not go well!! 😂. We don’t know the story behind it, but they are especially grateful for agreeing to a second date! They both chuckled when they told us this, so we suspect there is quite a story! 😊 Fast forward a few years, and Michael proposed to Brittany out west at the edge of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Such an AMAZING location choice!!! Wow!

Mike and Brittany, we’re so incredibly happy for you and so excited for your wedding!

Much Love,

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography