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Nate and Cait |  World’s Fair Pavilion Engagement Pictures

World's Fair Pavilion Engagement Forest Park

One of my favorite children’s books is, ” If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, for those of you without children the premise of the story is that if you give a mouse a cookie it sets off a series of events that can not be stopped resulting in both a mess and a sweet moment at the end. I often wonder what the book would read like if the title was, “If You Give a Girl a Ring”. Maybe it would sound something like this…. If you give a girl a ring she will know you will love her forever. If she knows you will love her forever she will want to plan a wedding. If she wants to plan a wedding you will get to have an engagement session. If you get to have an engagement session you are going to have amazing photos together! If you have amazing photos together that is pretty much the best…Nate and Cait certainly created magic at their engagement session. So based on these images I think my book is going to be a best seller. Okay, so I should probably keep my day job and not become a children’s book writer.

Since I don’t have a budding writing career, let’s just talk about how amazing these two look, because this session was loads of fun to create. Nate and Cait brought their amazing style and an adorable dog (Tatum) to their World’s Fair Pavilion engagement photos. Tatum was so patient as he waited for his moment in the spotlight. It is always hard to get in front of the camera but these two made it look easy and adding their sweet pup in just added extra wow. I think people are saying on fleek now, but I can’t even start that stuff so I am going with wow, it’s an oldie but a goodie. Anyway back to Nate and Cait,  I can’t even get over how they beam at each other, and Cait’s beautiful laugh, don’t get me started!!!  So now I am just counting down the days until their September wedding at Majorette!

I. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

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Ava and Troy | UMSL Provincial Chapel Wedding

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UMSL Provincial Chapel Weddings are some favorite St. Louis weddings. The light and architecture are completely gorgeous! I was head over heals excited when Ava and Troy chose it for their wedding ceremony. These two had a beautiful wedding!!! Their wedding ceremony was filled with so many sweet moments. Both Ava and Troy have blended families, giving them so many more people to love. I haven’t seen so much laughter and contagious joy in a wedding ceremony in quite some time.

The only desire Ava had for here wedding photos was that they be like a “secret garden” as soon as she shared that with me I knew we had to visit Lafayette Park.  It is one of the most perfect garden scapes we have. I am so in love with how these images turned out! This couple’s wedding album is a stunner!

Congratulations to you both! I loved being part of your day.

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Ceremony | UMSL Chapel 

Reception |The Christy St. Charles

Florist | Snapdragon Studio

Cake | Wedding Wonderland

 

 

 

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Dana Tate award winning wedding photographer provides St Louis wedding photography coverage to the Saint Louis metro area, including Chesterfield, MO and Wildwood MO.

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Ryan and Kaylin | Palladium St. Louis

 

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St. Louis weddings in September are delightful. The intense heat of summer is gone but the beauty of my favorite season still remains. The most delightful thing about weddings isn’t the weather though, it’s that I am let into the intimate sweet moments that each couple and their families share as the events of a once in a lifetime occasion happen. Kaylin and Ryan had too many sweet moments to count. One of my favorites was how both Kaylin and her mom bubbled over with emotions as Kaylin’s dressed was being zipped. As a mom of a preteen girl I see myself getting closer and closer to the day when I too will zip a dress up and look upon my baby dressed in white and it just chokes me up!

Every moment of Kaylin and Ryan’s wedding didn’t pull at my heart strings; some moments had me laughing uncontrollably. Ryan is blessed enough to have two best friends and together they were some of the funniest groomsmen I have ever had the pleasure of photographing.  It was amazing to see the bond these guys shared!  Since I am listing great moments in this amazing wedding day, another high point was including Kaylin and Ryan’s beautiful and much love dog Oakley in some of their wedding photos. I love love love love LOVE when couples include their dogs!

I am also a softie when it comes to the daddy daughter dance and Kaylin and her dad has the sweetest one yet. He played a Disney song from her childhood and he danced with her

Congratulations to you both! I loved being part of your day.

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Ceremony | Joule • Reception | Palladium • Florist | Walter Knoll • Cake | The Cakery Bakery

 Makeup | Holly Hanak

 

 

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Dana Tate award winning wedding photographer provides St Louis wedding photography coverage to the Saint Louis metro area, including Chesterfield, MO and Wildwood MO.

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Amy and Anish | Cathedral Basilica Wedding

Couples like Amy and Anish are the couples that inspire Nicolas Sparks books and romantic Ryan Gossling movies. There is an ease between them, they are truly partners in life; it is beautiful in every way.

Amy and Anish planned their wedding from their new home in Texas. I got to know them through many skype calls, emails, and phone chats. I was excited to photograph their wedding for so many reasons, but one of the main reason I was looking extra forward to it was the incorporation of Anish’s Indian culture into the Catholic Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica. Every detail of this wedding was thoughtful and beautiful on top of holding significant meaning for the couple. Amy’s stunning bouquet was crafted by Melinda at Les Bouquets and included a brooch from Amy’s late grandmother. In lieu of favors Amy and Anish, who are huge dog lovers,  gave a donation to stray rescue, Amy and all of her bridesmaids wore stunning Mehndi, and at their ceremony, Anish presented Amy with a beautiful necklace in place of the more traditional Mangala Sutra knot tying ceremony.

This couple’s wedding day was subject to what I call stereotypical St. Louis weather. We experienced a real feel of close to 100 degrees and some very heavy thunderstorms all within a matter of hours, but it never got Amy and Anish down. They were so happy to be celebrating their marriage – a little rain cloud wouldn’t get them down. With some quick thinking and the use of a few umbrellas we made the best of our portrait time and then headed off to the stunning St. Louis Art Museum for the reception. I love photographing at the Art Museum, Erika and the staff there are amazing!

It brings tears to my eyes when I get a review like this one,  “I’m not sure I can put into words how happy I am that we chose Dana as our wedding photographer! Dana is an incredibly talented photographer, but also an amazing person in general. We live out of town and she was so willing to work with us on skype and move her schedule around to meet with us for our engagement session when we were in St. Louis. She is professional, flexible, compassionate, energetic, and creative. On our wedding day the weather went from sunny and 99 degrees to pouring rain, but that did not affect her at all. She was still smiling and coming up with wonderful ideas for our photos. Her attitude really helped us to stay calm and worry-free all day long. We will have these stunning photos as our wedding memories forever, and we are so glad that Dana was our photographer!!! I recommend her 1000%!

 

Congratulations! Amy and Anish! May you have years of happiness, the blessing of children and dogs, and countless moments of bliss together.

 

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Ceremony | Cathedral Basilica • Reception | St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM)  • Florist | Les Bouquets • Cake | The Cakery Bakery

Hair and Makeup | Ravishing Bridal

 

 

Thank you for viewing the work of St. Louis wedding photographer Dana Tate, the premier St. Louis wedding photographer for the classic polished bride. Dana captures the details, beauty, and emotions of your day through timeless images. Your wedding photography is carefully personalized for your day and your unique personality to offer the best Saint Louis wedding photography experience available.

Dana Tate award winning wedding photographer provides St Louis wedding photography coverage to the Saint Louis metro area, including Chesterfield, MO and Wildwood MO.

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Steven and Anna | Palladium St. Louis Wedding

Anna and Stevens’s classically styled gold St. Louis wedding was altogether lovely. I knew when I unpacked the one of a kind Sam Edelman gold heels that Anna and her sister had custom designed in New York that it was going to be a good day. (Having a sister who is a shoe designer has some perks!)

In addition to looking like the pages of a wedding magazine, Anna and Steven are such a charming, happy couple. It is clear that this couple is totally meant to be. These two balance each other out beautifully and the way Steven looks at Anna could melt and iceberg.  Congratulations, Anna and Steven!

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Palladium St. Louis – Reception Venue

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Thank you for viewing the work of St. Louis wedding photographer Dana Tate, the premier St. Louis wedding photographer for the classic polished bride. Dana captures the details, beauty, and emotions of your day through timeless images. Your wedding photography is carefully personalized for your day and your unique personality to offer the best Saint Louis wedding photography experience available.

Dana Tate award winning wedding photographer provides St Louis wedding photography coverage to the Saint Louis metro area, including Chesterfield, MO and Wildwood MO.

Contact Dana today for more information about booking your wedding photography. 636.399.1032