Zlatan and Lana | St. Louis Engagement Photos

People often as me if I get nervous before or while shooting an engagement session. The truth is…. sometimes I still do. I would call it a nervous excitement. It’s like the feeling you get before a first date.  The engagement session is kind of my first date with each of my couples.  Once I have my camera in hand and we jump into creating images my nerves melt away and I fall into my creative rhythm.   By the end of our session, we have moved from acquaintances to friends.  That is why I love shooting engagement sessions-it’s where we really connect.

Working with Lana and Z for their Lafayette Park engagement photos was loads of fun. Z is a total comedian and he had me laughing in the first five minutes. There are two very wonderful things about laughter; it’s contagious and beautiful to photograph.  These two have such a sweet, authentic love. We need more people like them in the world.

 

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Thank you for viewing the spring engagement photos of Zlatan and Lana.  As well as the work of   St. Louis engagement photographer Dana Tate, St. Louis wedding photographer for the stylish and elegant bride.

Dana Tate | Weddings specializes in modern engagement photography blending classic portraiture and  modern photojournalism. Lafayette Park engagement photographer, Dana Tate captures the details, beauty, and emotions of your love story. Your engagement and wedding photography are 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 Belleville, IL and St. Charles, MO.

Dana Tate award-winning St. Louis wedding photographer serves St. Louis and surrounding areas.

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Sean and Monica | St. Albans Country Club Wedding

Every wedding is incredible, but St. Albans Wedding days always have so much elegance and charm. Sean and Monica’s wedding was certainly elegant, and these two together are completely charming.  Being part of my couples big day is always a blessing, but my day is down right perfection when you have a couple like this! From the moment I met Sean and Monica, I couldn’t get over how Sean looked at his bride to be.  It sounds cliche but they are just soul mates there is no other way to describe it. Being with them and their amazing friends for their St. Alban’s wedding was fantastic!  We started off their day at the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Chesterfield  photographing the gorgeous details  Monica selected, including her stunning Betsy Johnson shoes and earrings from Rent the Runway.

Sean and Monica were married at Most Sacred Heart, Sean’s family parish in Eureka Missouri. It was precious to see their families unite in such joy. As they had their first kiss, the entire sanctuary erupted with clapping!

The details for Sean and Monica’s reception were phenomenal, the beautiful floral designs by Mary Tuttles totally stole the show. My favorite detail were the couple’s signature drinks -complete with cute signs!

I could go on, and on Sean and Monica for days, but the images really speak for themselves. Congratulations to you both! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

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Thank you for viewing the work of St. Albans wedding photographer Dana Tate, the premier St. Louis wedding photographer for the glamorous bride.

Dana Tate | Weddings specializes in modern wedding photography blending portraiture and photojournalism. St. Louis wedding photographer, Dana Tate 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.

Dana Tate award-winning St. Louis wedding photographer serves St. Louis and surrounding areas.

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Cassidy | Fenton Missouri Senior Pictures

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I still can’t believe that August is already here and that Fall is just around the corner! While I adore the summer fun and sun, there are so many reasons why I completely adore Fall- especially here in the beautiful Midwest. St. Louis has such a pretty fall!  One of the main reasons I love fall is gorgeous senior pictures! The colors of Autumn photograph perfectly, there is  something magical about September, October, and November and I can’t wait! It’s not too late to book your custom senior portrait session with Dana Tate! I am currently booking senior pictures for September, October & November! If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind senior pictures that are 100% tailored to you, book your session today! I have a limited number of sessions left, so don’t wait! Just complete the contact form at the bottom of this post and I will be in touch with you within 24 hours with additional details! I can’t wait to work with you!

Today I am so excited to share Cassie’s senior portrait session.  I had the honor of photographing Cassidy’s beautiful older sister Brittany a few years back and it was fantastic to see her and her family again. It’ is amazing how quickly time passes. I feel like it was just yesterday that I saw them. When I met Cassidy I just adored her! Cassidy is quite different from her sister. She is exceptionally studious and has goals of becoming a doctor. Cassidy is a girl who is full of determination and heart. Congratulations on your graduation sweet Cassidy. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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Megan and Edwin | The Butterfly House & Forest Park Visitors Center

Megan and Edwin’s St. Louis Butterfly House wedding was magical. It was an almost perfect June day, there was a looming threat of rain, but we didn’t see a drop!  Megan and Edwin were  an elegant and, oh so stunning, couple.  In addition to looking amazing,  Megan and Edwin are such a sweet and very happy couple. They just choose joy, it’s one of my favorite things about them. They are also super stylish. Megan chose an elegant color combination of rose gold and navy . Everything was pulled together perfectly with the amazing floral designs. They chose to experience their wedding day by taking in every moment and being completely immersed in the celebration. Their friends and family were so excited to see them get married, but it was clear that Megan and Edwin were already part of each other’s families. Smiles, hugs, and laughter could be found everywhere on their wedding day.  These two amazing people are the perfect pair. We couldn’t have been happier to photograph the start of their marriage. Congratulations, Megan and Edwin! The couple held their reception at the ever fantastic Forest Park Visitors Center. The dark wood beams and exposed brick style of the venue was the perfect pairing to the softness of the color pallet Mean designed. Everything was stunning! Mega and Edwin  chose to experience their wedding day by taking in every moment and being completely immersed in the celebration. Their friends and family were so excited to see them get married, but it was clear that Megan and Edwin were already part of each other’s families. Smiles, hugs, and laughter could be found everywhere on their wedding day.  These two amazing people are the perfect pair. We couldn’t have been happier to photograph the start of their marriage. Congratulations, Megan and Edwin!   dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2060dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2061dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2062dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2063dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2064dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2065dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2067dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2066dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2068dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2069dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2070dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2072dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2071dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2073dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2074dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2075dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2076dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2077dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2078dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2079dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2080dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2082dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2083dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2084dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2086dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2089dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2087dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2090dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2091dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2092dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2093dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2094dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2095dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2096dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2098dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2097dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2099dana tate st. louis wedding photographer_2100

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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 glamorous bride.

Dana Tate | Weddings specializes in modern wedding photography blending portraiture and photojournalism. St. Louis wedding photographer, Dana Tate 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 St. Charles, MO.

Dana Tate award-winning St. Louis wedding photographer serves St. Louis and surrounding areas.

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

 

Matt & Neely | Firehouse Engagement Session St. Louis

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I can hardly believe we are in mid-summer, 4th of July just passed! It has been such a blessed season, I have been so busy capturing the love stories of sweet couples that the time has just flown right on by. Matt and Neely are one of those adorable couples I mentioned. Matt is a 3rd generation firefighter, and one of the kindest and polite men around. He and Neely wanted to incorporate the firehouse where Matt serves into their engagement photos, which I was more than happy to oblige (I was actually super excited!).  There is something really special about those who give their lives to serve and protect; there is also something remarkable about the spouses that support them. Neely is Matt’s rock, his everything, and she too has a giving and kind nature.  They are quite amazing to be around individually, but together they are two of the most giving and people peopole you will ever meet.  We had the perfect weather for their session. We started off on the grounds around the firehouse with their darling boxer, Zo and then moved into the firehouse–WITH THE FIRE TRUCKS!!!!! Matt and the other firefighters were so sweet while I was there, they showed me all the cool firehouse gear, and the inside of several of the fire rescue vehicles. I was mesmerized like a child.  For the grand finale of their session, I got a bit of help from Neely’s brother to create some unforgettable HOT shots with a bit of water and a fire truck. This session was just a blast! I can’t wait for Matt and Neely’s October wedding!

 

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Thank you for viewing the firehouse engagement photos of Neely and Matt  as well as the work of  St. Louis engagement photographer Dana Tate, St. Louis wedding photographer for the stylish and laid back bride.

Dana Tate | Weddings specializes in modern engagement photography blending portraiture and photojournalism. Eureka engagement photographer, Dana Tate captures the details, beauty, and emotions of your love story. Your engagement and wedding photography are 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 Belleville, IL and St. Charles, MO.

Dana Tate award-winning St. Louis wedding photographer serves St. Louis and surrounding areas.