Jordan + Rachael // Intimate Elopement in the Redwood Forest

Words don't really do justice to how special this day was and to how honored we felt to be a part of it. So I think I'll just let the photos speak for themselves. I really did try to narrow down to my favorites but when you're dealing with the Northern California coastline and the majesty of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park it's a tall order.

Check out the highlight video for even more gorgeousness...

A couple of weeks later we had the pleasure of capturing Rachael + Jordan's reception back home in St. Louis. Talk about the best of both worlds. Have I mentioned how much we LOVE shooting at Jefferson Underground!?

Mallory + Rob // Cozy In-Home Couple's Session in St. Louis

A thousand more sessions like this one, please!! Hanging out with Rob and Mallory in their super adorable Benton Park home was just the best. I don't know, there's just something about in home sessions that feels so right... and it's making us realize how much more we need to be shooting our day to day life in our home as well!

Much love, you two. Can't wait to celebrate with you this Fall!

Elizabeth + Patrick // Romantic Engagement Session on the Family Farm

We spent a lovely evening with these two, wandering around Patrick's family's farm. We love getting to explore and shoot in new places. I (Charis) used to always do a ton of location scouting ahead of time and it made me really nervous if I had to shoot somewhere with out seeing it in advance. But I'm starting to love the challenge of finding the right light, the right framing, and the right textures on the spot. And of course, getting to hang with Elizabeth and Patrick was a total bonus. We're so looking forward to their wedding in a few weeks!!