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Katie and Danny’s romantic woodsy Forest Park engagement session

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Katie and Danny are getting married in October at Pierre Marquette State Park. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding! Along with the outdoorsy theme of their wedding they chose Forest Park’s wooded areas for their engagement session.

They weren’t camera shy either! Take a look.Woodsy Forest Park engagement portraitsRomantic engagement session Forest Park St. LouisUrban woods engagement sessionSaint Louis engagement photographer

For their final photo they chose an Acro Yoga pose. So much fun!Yoga engagement session in St. Louis

Nate and Marie’s wonderful Wedding in St. Louis by St. Louis Wedding Photographer Cate Jackson

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Nate and Marie got married and it was FABBO! They started off their day with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony at Marie’s family home. It’s a way to honor relatives, loved ones and ancestors. They served tea to people who then handed them red envelopes with gifts of money. It was such a beautiful gesture. I’d never experienced one before and I was honored to be there capturing the event.saint louis wedding, saint louis Chinese tea ceremonySaint louis bride, Chinese tea ceremonyBride arrivingChinese Wedding Tea CeremonyBride, groom, Chinese Tea CeremonyChinese Tea Ceremonysaint louis bride, best saint louis wedding photographerwedding photography saint louis, getting ready, boutionnierressaint louis bride and groom, tea ceremony, Saint Louis Fine art wedding photographersaint louis multicultural wedding photographer

After the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony we headed over to Forest Park to the Highlands to get ready for the wedding.St Louis bride getting ready, saint louis wedding photographySaint Louis brideWe met outside the Highlands in Forest Park for the first look. saint louis wedding photographer, first lookSt. Louis bride and groom, portrait photographer, wedding photographerThen we traveled around Forest Park for some awesome portraits!romantic saint louis bride and groomsaint louis best wedding photographer, forest park wedding portraitsForest Park wedding photographer, bride groomForest park bride, saint louis wedding photographersaint louis bridal portraitsForest Park wedding photographerwedding partyThe ceremony.Forest Park wedding photorapherwedding kiss Forest Park St. Louissaint louis bride and groom post ceremonysaint louis forest park wedding receptionForest Park wedding photographerThe first dance between the bride and groom.saint louis bride and groom first danceForest Park wedding reception photographyWe went outside for one final shot.saint louis bride and groom night portraitCongratulations to Nate and Marie!

Meghan and Dustin’s Fabulous wedding at Carondolet Park Boathouse and Hendri’s

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Meghan and Dustin had been together 10 years before getting married! You know a couple is truly in love when they get married after that long. They chose the Carondolet Park Boathouse for their ceremony and Hendri’s for their reception. It was a beautiful day and they were a beautiful bride and groom! Here are some of the photos:

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Makeup by Paula Lee (

Wedding venue: Carondolet Park Boathouse

Reception venue: Hendri’s Event

Hair by Caitlin Tyczka

Wedding cake by The Cakery

Niky & Sean’s Intimate Backyard wedding and Mad Art Gallery reception

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Niky and Sean decided to have a backyard wedding at their home in the Historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. It was an intimate affair with only close relatives and friends. Afterwards they held a larger reception at Mad Art Gallery just down the street. Mad Art is a former police station turned art gallery and event venue and it’s fab!

Niky’s dress. What can I say? It was GORGEOUS and perfect for her. Not many brides choose to wear a black formal gown and she totally rocked it. Check out those fab shoes too! St. Louis wedding

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getready3And you can all see how perfect the gown is for her!nikygetsready4And now we have the handsome groom.seangetsreadyTime for the first look which took place in their garden.firstlookThen their was a cocktail reception in their home for the intimate group of guests attending.home_cocktail_receptionThen it was time for the beautiful backyard wedding.St. Louis backyard weddingSt. Louis wedding photographerThey did a wine bottle ceremony where they put a bottle of wine in a special box along with letters to each other. They will uncork the wine on their first anniversary and read the letters.Soulard wedding photographerAfter the ceremony we had some time to photograph the couple alone throughout the neighborhood.bride and groom after ceremony in St. LouisSt. Louis bride and groomwith_drinksSt. Louis bride and groomSt. Louis wedding photographySt. Louis wedding portrait photographerThis last one was taken on their front porch.St. Louis bride and groomSt. Louis bride and groom portraitstwirlSt. Louis bride and groomAnd then they were off to Mad Art Gallery for their reception! They had an array of desserts and snacks on every table. So cool.Mad Art wedding reception detailsMad Art announcementThe first dance…St. Louis wedding photographer first danceThen they partied it up!St. Louis wedding reception dance floorCongratulations Niky and Sean!!!!