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Jacob + Heather | Eckert's Farm Engagement | Belleville, IL | 2018

Jacob + Heather

| Eckert’s Farm |

| Engagement Session |

| Belleville, IL |

| 2018 |

They asked him, “How’s your life?”
He smiled and answered, “She’s fine.”
— unknown

Did you know that Starbucks has a secret menu? Well, they do. And if you already knew, maybe you’ve tried Jacob’s favorite Starbucks drink: the Harry-Potter-inspired Butter Beer.

We’re here tonight congratulating Jacob and Heather. A unique couple in love paired together by Schnucks. (Wait—what?) That’s right, they met at work. They have both since moved on and advanced their careers, with Jacob in the insurance industry and Heather recently graduating from Missouri State with a BFA in Drawing (She’s the artistic one 😉🎨); but they will never forget good ole’ Schnucks. Fun fact: Jacob trained Heather at Schucks — the icebreaker necessary to break through Heather’s shy personality, leading them down a path to friendship and, ultimately, marriage.

…Well, actually, it led them UP a path… a mountain path to a Colorado summit, where he proposed. Which is why we absolutely loved their engagement story, as the mountains hold a special place in our hearts, too. Jacob and Heather love hiking, and noted that a few of their favorite Missouri hikes include Taum Sauk Trail (a 12.3-mile section of the larger Ozark Trail), Johnson's Shut-Ins, and Elephant State Park. But this fascinating couple apparently left their hearts in the Colorado Rockies, as evidenced by their plan to move there.

The good news is, this couple is on top of wedding planning, driven by Jacob’s attention to detail. Heather even believes Jacob would dominate “Don't Tell the Bride”, the BBC show where the groom plans the wedding from start to finish. (Side Poll: Would you trust your fiancé to plan your wedding start to finish!?!?!? Let us know in the comments — for fun!!!)

Check out their engagement session at Eckert’s Farm in Belleville, Illinois, and help us congratulate this couple as they venture down a new life trail!

Much Love,

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography

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

Clayton + Melanie | Tower Grove Park Engagement | St Louis, MO | 2018

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Clayton + Melanie

| Tower Grove Park |

| St Louis, MO |

2018

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream.
— Sleeping Beauty

Clayton and Melanie are such a beautiful couple!

This dream couple met in the Ozarks and began dating in May 2014. Their fairytale life kicked off with a Disney World proposal after an epic turn of events. (This is the BEST!!!) Melanie was surprising Clayton with a Disney trip for graduation, but his parents knew he wanted to propose so they told him! Clayton ended up recruiting both his family and Melanie’s family and planned a surprise proposal in Disney World during (what Melanie thought!) HIS own surprise trip!!!

Well, maybe that’s not the ONLY epic turn of events … the first one being the fact that Melanie said she did not like him when they first met!!!

This is clearly a WIN-WIN for both parties 😁

We LOVED laughing with this couple and shooting their engagement pictures at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri.

Send over a CONGRATULATIONS to this lovely couple. They’ll be getting married in 2019 at the St. Charles Presbyterian Church followed by a Jefferson Underground reception!

Much Love and CONGRATULATIONS to you, Clayton and Melanie!

Tiffany & Chris // Amber Mark Photography

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!