engagement

Bradley + Maura | Tower Grove Engagement | St Louis, MO | 2018

Bradley + Maura

| Tower Grove Park |

| St Louis, MO |

| Engagement Session | 2018 |

Ok guys, we know it’s the day after Christmas, and many are still focusing on family time, but we love our clients and wanted to take a few minutes to share Bradley and Maura’s engagement session 💕.

We shot the lovely Bradley and Maura’s engagement session at Tower Grove Park in St, Louis. If you know these two, then you are well aware of the countless reasons to love this couple. Most importantly, they’re dog lovers (✔️). Their laughter together is on call (✔️). They can also nail a twirl like Christina Yamaguchi on grass (✔️), and their recently proven track record of pre-engagement wedding planning secures the “Overachievers” title! (✔️)!!

When we first met Bradley and Maura, they were not engaged yet but had already been wedding planning. During planning, Maura’s mother, Linda, took her on a girl’s weekend to the Ozarks. Early the following morning, Maura’s father picked up Bradley right after his night shift and drove him to the Ozarks to catch the girls on a morning walk. From there, Bradley proposed, and the rest is history (in the making)!

A special “thank you” to Maura’s mother, Linda, for wrangling their two dogs during our session. Major kudos!

All in all, Bradley and Maura provided a great example of how a loving and playful marriage truly should be—and they’re not even there yet! We know they’ll be just fine as husband and wife!!

CONGRATULATIONS Brad and Maura!!!

With love,

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography

They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But every time she laughs, I’m the one who falls in love.”
— Tommaso Ferraris

Ryan & Cheryl's Engagement Session at Creve Coeur Lake

Ryan & Cheryl's Engagement Session at Creve Coeur Lake

This lovely evening was all about Ryan and Cheryl! We were blessed with phenomenal weather for their engagement session at Creve Coeur Lake in Maryland Heights, St. Louis, Missouri. They have been dating since high school and their wedding is set for October 19, 2018 at Defiance Ridge Vineyard!! We just love October weddings and can't wait for their big day!

Vijay + Cassie + Stella 🐶 in Kirkwood, MO


It's crazy to think how "busy" we allow ourselves to be. How wrapped up we are in our own to-do lists and schedules. But it's essential to remember to take a moment every now and then push pause on the world around us, to breathe, and reflect on the roads that led us to our current place. We don't do it near enough. And I'll go out on a limb here to say that you don't either. But we should strive to each day. Because it's important. 

Because there are moments every day that are often overlooked.  Moments that, if we seize them, could have a profound impact on the life of another human being. These are the moments that make up our life's roadmap and define the person we are today. 

Vijay, we could not have predicted that working together at a bank could create a friendship. I'm thankful for the mutual interest in Apple, iOS apps, golf, and the stock market that sparked conversation. Because today we have an awesome friendship with you and Cassie, two amazing people that are kindhearted, selfless, passionate, and driven to become the best version of yourselves ... and you're perfect for each other. It's so refreshing to spend time with you two and witness the strength of your love for one another. It's radiating in your portraits we took at Kirkwood Park and Walker Lake last weekend in Kirkwood, Missouri!! So glad we got to meet Stella, too! Guess we'll have to plan another date soon to introduce Stella and Audi!


Nick & Miranda, high school sweethearts tying the knot in 2018!

Hey guys! 

Hope you're having a stellar week. We just wanted to give you a break from your busyness to introduce you to the wonderful Nick and Miranda!!

Help us congratulate them on their recent engagement!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

These two lovebirds are getting married in October 2018 in a St. Louis-themed wedding!! What more could you want!? They trekked over to St. Louis from Kansas City, Missouri so we could capture their love in beautiful Downtown St. Louis! 

And they did just that. 

There were a couple hiccups at City Garden with pink tape everywhere due to the grass just being sprayed, but we still got some really great shots! 

Construction at the St. Louis Arch Grounds was no match for this radiant couple. 

... and what's more romantic than a photographer photographing the Bride-To-Be and her Groom in the middle of a busy Market Street in Downtown St. Louis??

I must also mention their ambition ... Miranda has a background in event planning, and shared with us her future goal to become a wedding planner. She definitely has a lot going for her! Girl is on top of it! :) Her vision and motivation is very admirable. And she's got a really great man by her side all the way. Their dream is to one day own a small business wedding venue to serve people with a valuable wedding experience! 

Oh, back to their pictures ... 

We couldn't hold back sharing these beautiful moments at the Riverfront in Downtown St. Louis with the Eads Bridge stretching across the Mississippi River in the background. Can you feel the emotion between Nick and Miranda? We sure can! Wow!

BUT ... their St. Louis themed engagement session (and wedding) wouldn't be complete without some red at Busch Stadium in Cardinal Nation!!

We'd like to give Nick and Miranda a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on their engagement!!! We are super happy for you and are so excited for your big day!!! See you soon!

Jessica & Kurtis's Engagement Session at Lafayette Park

We first met these two fine looking lovebirds at St. Louis Bread Company a few months back, and instantly found a ton in common, from the love of our dogs to the area we grew up in! Just a couple weeks after meeting, Tiffany was speaking with a woman who turned out to be Jessica's mother, Jane! What a small world! Jane gave Tiffany a peek of Jessica's (gorgeous!) wedding dress, which was really exciting.

 

This weekend, we were able to pull Kurtis away from his projects and work and got him to share some smiles with us and his beautiful future bride, Jessica. As soon as we met this lovely couple at Lafayette Park in St. Louis, we thought we were going to have an extra helper along for the ride because Jessica ran in to her boss, Mary--who is extremely nice and appeared to have an endless supply of high energy!! She was super excited to get to see Jessica and Kurtis before we all scurried off for engagement pictures. Of course, we had to work around another wedding ceremony and reception taking place at the park, but that was no big deal. It was great weather and we all rocked it!

 

Kurtis and Jessica, we can't thank you enough for trusting us with your engagement and wedding photography! It's been such a pleasure meeting you and spending some time getting to know you better... and we can't WAIT for your wedding this fall!!

 

Much Love,

Tiffany & Chris

Amber Mark Photography