engagement photography

Nathan + Katie | + Aedan | Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center | Engagement + Family Session | Springfield, IL | 2019

Nathan + Katie

+ Aedan

| Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center |

| Engagement + Family Session |

| Springfield, IL |

2019

God is writing your future, and it’s going to be a beautiful story... ❤️

Meet Nathan, Katie, and Aedan… One of the sweetest little families you will ever meet!

Nathan popped the question after kayaking on Lake Springfield and then blindfolded Katie and drove her to a family surprise party! What a sweetheart. 💚💜

Katie and Nathan wanted to do their engagement session near the lake where Nathan proposed and where they enjoy spending time. We thought this was super sweet! It’s refreshing seeing others honor the special times in our lives. Too often we get caught up with life and forget to appreciate the special memories, like when God blesses us with the missing puzzle pieces. 🧩

And Aedan. Oh, what an adorable little man. 👀 Aedan kept us on our toes and had more energy than we knew what to do with!! But we’re glad he did, because we did a lot of walking during our photography session. There seemed to be many trails sprawling throughout Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center and along Lake Springfield. Aedan had no issue with it, but might have preferred spending his entire time swinging between Nathan and Katie!

Our walk through the park was rather eventful! We saw a ton of bugs. Ton of spiders 🕷… and spider webs 🕸. And I (Chris) got bit up by mosquitos 🦟 (per usual 🤷🏻‍♂️). But Aedan won the day by making friends with a couple fawns 🦌, who were NOT shy at all! It’s possible they would have eaten out of his hand had he had something tasty for them. 😂😂😂

In November, this little family will be uniting, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of their special day!

Thank you, Nathan, Katie, and Aedan for trusting us with your engagement and wedding photography! CONGRATULATIONS!

Much Love,

Tiffany Amber & Christopher Mark // Amber Mark Photography

Ryan + Kaitlyn | Forest Park + The Muny | Engagement Session | St Louis, MO | 2019

Ryan + Kaitlyn

| Forest Park + The Muny |

| Engagement Session |

| St Louis, MO |

2019

Together is a wonderful place to be.

Happy Friday y’all!

Today we’re excited to drop Ryan and Kaitlyn’s engagement session. They’re one of the sweetest couples we’ve met, and they fit right in with their goofy, laughing, and loving personalities!

These two college sweethearts got engaged last October, and Ryan’s proposal is our favorite part… The way we’ve come to understand it, it was quite the surprise. After Ryan’s sister called claiming she lost her phone while walking the dog, Ryan and Kaitlyn headed to Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park in St. Louis, MO on the hunt to find it. However, as they scoped the 2,000+ acre park, Ryan was discreetly vetting the best spot to propose! No big deal. Surprise! 💍And here we are today 🙂

When we had our first phone call with Kaitlyn earlier this year, she was super excited to tell us how much she loves our light, airy, and natural light style of photography. We had quite a fun conversation together (while Ryan off was watching a volleyball game!) and had an inkling that we’d get along fantastic. Shooting their engagement session just solidified how much fun these two are, and we’re super excited for their wedding in May 2020!

In the meantime, you two lovebirds, enjoy life’s adventures together. And enjoy these memories until we can create more on your wedding day!

Much Love!

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography

Clayton + Rachel | Old Town Saint Charles | Engagement Session | Saint Charles, MO | 2019

Clayton + Rachel

| Old Town Saint Charles |

| Engagement Session |

| Saint Charles, MO |

| 2019 |

We’re grateful for life. We’re grateful to know good people. And we’re grateful our passion for people and wedding photography allows us the opportunity to meet even more good people.

Clayton and Rachel are the epitome of good people. They love, they laugh, they care, and they’re genuine. And together they’re perfect.

Clayton proposed to Rachel at the beautiful Castlewood State Park last November, and soon they’ll be married and opening new chapters together.

Thank you for trusting us with capturing the love you two share, and we’re SO excited for your wedding! For everyone else, keep an eye out later this year to catch their wedding photography!

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