Posts Tagged ‘Hermann Hill Chapel’

Lindsey & Adam Married | Hermann Wedding Photographer

June 7th, 2012

Lindsey & Adam had a perfect day for their wedding. The bride and the bright colors she chose were gorgeous against the backdrop of the beautiful weather in Hermann.

Congratulations Lindsey & Adam!

Venue: Hermann Hill Chapel

Music: Complete Music

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Cake: All About Cakes

Floral: Windy Hill Cut Flower Farm

Transportation: Hermann Trolley

 

Lindsey & Adam had a perfect day for their wedding. The bride and the bright colors she chose were gorgeous against the backdrop of the beautiful weather in Hermann.

Congratulations Lindsey & Adam!

Venue: Hermann Hill Chapel

Music: Complete Music

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Cake: All About Cakes

Floral: Windy Hill Cut Flower Farm

Transportation: Hermann Trolley

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Tuesday Updates | St. Peters Photographer

April 24th, 2012

Wow!  A few weeks have come and gone since my last Tuesday blog.

Tuesday’s are just flying by and I am starting to realize how easy it is for busyness to get the best of me, at least in the way of keeping up my blog that is.  I have so many things coming to fruition right now with my photography business and schooling.  Yes…you read right, schooling.  I am graduating with a degree in Graphic Design this July.  Yay!!  Although I am thrilled about this accomplishment, it has certainly overwhelmed my spare time with finals and planning for an upcoming internship.  I am gaining a new appreciation for all the college kids out there trying to juggle all they do.  Finding the balance in time while caring for family, running a business and going to school can be challenging, but I remind myself often to appreciate the blessing of it all.  I was reminded just this past week in the lyrics of a familiar, favorite song, “In the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I’m blessed.”  A reminder to myself every now and again to breath and tell myself, “If I miss a blog or two occasionally, it’s not the end of the world.  It just means I am busy doing what I love, taking pictures and learning how to always be the best I can be at just that!”

Most of my photography sessions over the past two weeks have been with graduating seniors.  Old Town St. Charles, historic Cottleville and cooperating weather made perfect settings for these shoots.  I am looking forward to getting the editing work done on these sessions.  I will also be finishing up a shoot with one of my Senior Role Models.  I am eager to get his session shot and edited so I can finalize this new program for 2012 and get it up, running and released.

 

 

I was honored to photograph the Third Annual Gala for BreakDown STL Saturday, April 14th at the Kemp Auto Museum. What an amazing event with Tim Ezell as MC and Andy Benes as a guest speaker, also the recipient of the BreakDown STL Youth Empowerment Award.  It was certainly a “red carpet” event!

 

 

Visit my website at www.cathyhartmanphotography.com to view the galleries from the event.

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A big, heartfelt thanks to BreakDown STL for announcing me that evening as BreakDown’s official photographer.  I love this group and all they are doing for our community.

Saturday, I photographed Lindsey and Adam’s wedding at Hermann Hill.  What a beautiful day it turned out to be after all the rain we had last week.  I also found time over the weekend for a workshop on senior photography at the Hilton Ball Park and the Wedding Trail in Hermann.  Always appreciative to learn!

Tip of the week:  Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

 

Wow!  A few weeks have come and gone since my last Tuesday blog.

Tuesday’s are just flying by and I am starting to realize how easy it is for busyness to get the best of me, at least in the way of keeping up my blog that is.  I have so many things coming to fruition right now with my photography business and schooling.  Yes…you read right, schooling.  I am graduating with a degree in Graphic Design this July.  Yay!!  Although I am thrilled about this accomplishment, it has certainly overwhelmed my spare time with finals and planning for an upcoming internship.  I am gaining a new appreciation for all the college kids out there trying to juggle all they do.  Finding the balance in time while caring for family, running a business and going to school can be challenging, but I remind myself often to appreciate the blessing of it all.  I was reminded just this past week in the lyrics of a familiar, favorite song, “In the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I’m blessed.”  A reminder to myself every now and again to breath and tell myself, “If I miss a blog or two occasionally, it’s not the end of the world.  It just means I am busy doing what I love, taking pictures and learning how to always be the best I can be at just that!”

Most of my photography sessions over the past two weeks have been with graduating seniors.  Old Town St. Charles, historic Cottleville and cooperating weather made perfect settings for these shoots.  I am looking forward to getting the editing work done on these sessions.  I will also be finishing up a shoot with one of my Senior Role Models.  I am eager to get his session shot and edited so I can finalize this new program for 2012 and get it up, running and released.

 

 

I was honored to photograph the Third Annual Gala for BreakDown STL Saturday, April 14th at the Kemp Auto Museum. What an amazing event with Tim Ezell as MC and Andy Benes as a guest speaker, also the recipient of the BreakDown STL Youth Empowerment Award.  It was certainly a “red carpet” event!

 

 

Visit my website at www.cathyhartmanphotography.com to view the galleries from the event.

Client login: gala

A big, heartfelt thanks to BreakDown STL for announcing me that evening as BreakDown’s official photographer.  I love this group and all they are doing for our community.

Saturday, I photographed Lindsey and Adam’s wedding at Hermann Hill.  What a beautiful day it turned out to be after all the rain we had last week.  I also found time over the weekend for a workshop on senior photography at the Hilton Ball Park and the Wedding Trail in Hermann.  Always appreciative to learn!

Tip of the week:  Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

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Melissa & Mike Married | Hermann Wedding Photographer

March 12th, 2012

Mike & Melissa’s wedding turned out  beautifully. I cannot believe how quickly they were able to make plans and pull it all together. Their busy lives kept getting in the way of setting a date for their wedding.  So, on a Friday in February they purchased their marriage license and on Saturday morning they booked Hermann Hill Chapel. Melissa called me immediately after to see if I would be able to photograph their wedding the next day.  I’m so happy I was available to be a part of this intimate family wedding.  On Saturday they had purchased a wedding dress, dresses for the girls and rented tuxes for the guys. Hermann Hill took care of the cake and flowers for them and they had a beautiful and moving ceremony on Sunday afternoon.  No guests, just this new family of 5 consisting of a bride, groom and their 3 children.  It was one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever been blessed to shoot.  Their 12 year old daughter even gave a beautiful speech when they cut their cake, which I caught on video. Be sure to click the link at the bottom of this blog to see a slideshow of more images from their special day including this sweet speech. I was thrilled to have met this family – It was a happy day!

 Click here to see a slideshow of more images from Mike & Melissa’s wedding

 [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/38405130[/vimeo]

 

Mike & Melissa’s wedding turned out  beautifully. I cannot believe how quickly they were able to make plans and pull it all together. Their busy lives kept getting in the way of setting a date for their wedding.  So, on a Friday in February they purchased their marriage license and on Saturday morning they booked Hermann Hill Chapel. Melissa called me immediately after to see if I would be able to photograph their wedding the next day.  I’m so happy I was available to be a part of this intimate family wedding.  On Saturday they had purchased a wedding dress, dresses for the girls and rented tuxes for the guys. Hermann Hill took care of the cake and flowers for them and they had a beautiful and moving ceremony on Sunday afternoon.  No guests, just this new family of 5 consisting of a bride, groom and their 3 children.  It was one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever been blessed to shoot.  Their 12 year old daughter even gave a beautiful speech when they cut their cake, which I caught on video. Be sure to click the link at the bottom of this blog to see a slideshow of more images from their special day including this sweet speech. I was thrilled to have met this family – It was a happy day!

 Click here to see a slideshow of more images from Mike & Melissa’s wedding

 [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/38405130[/vimeo]

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Amy & Josh Wedding | Hermann Wedding Photographer

October 28th, 2011

Amy & Josh are the sweetest couple – it was such a pleasure to photograph their beautiful wedding day at Hermann Hill Chapel. Josh was home from a short leave before returning to North Korea, Kunson. They are looking forward to being together again when they move to Alaska in the spring. Here are just a few of my favorites from the wonderful fall wedding!

 

Amy & Josh are the sweetest couple – it was such a pleasure to photograph their beautiful wedding day at Hermann Hill Chapel. Josh was home from a short leave before returning to North Korea, Kunson. They are looking forward to being together again when they move to Alaska in the spring. Here are just a few of my favorites from the wonderful fall wedding!

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Phil & Renee

April 9th, 2011

It was such a pleasure to get to know Phil & Renee. They are an awesome couple, and I immediately felt as though I had known them and their family for years. The weather forecast did not look good for their wedding day at Hermann Hill. The prediction the entire week was 60-70% chance of rain and thunderstorms. But true to the unpredictability of Missouri weather, it didn’t happen! Just before their outdoor ceremony, the sky cleared, the sun appeared and four bald eagles flew overhead. It was truly breathtaking and gives me goose bumps thinking of the guitar music in the background as the eagles circled the Gazebo.

What a gorgeous bride! These images were taken on the deck overlooking the Missouri River at the cottage where Renee & Phil stayed at Hermann Hill.

Renee & Phil chose to see each other prior to the ceremony which gave us time to get some beautiful images of their love for each other.

 

I loved that they decided to dance on the rocks!

One of my favorite shots of the day – a little hint at what a fun couple they are!

A bald eagle flying over the Gazebo.

Imagine this beautiful site with the sounds of the guitar in the background.

The scene couldn’t have been more romantic as the bride entered with her father.

Renee had made special rocks for each of their parents as a reminder of the special day.

Perfect transportation for Phil, Renee, and their family – The Hermann Trolley – what fun!

Congratulations Renee & Phil and many wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

 

 

 

It was such a pleasure to get to know Phil & Renee. They are an awesome couple, and I immediately felt as though I had known them and their family for years. The weather forecast did not look good for their wedding day at Hermann Hill. The prediction the entire week was 60-70% chance of rain and thunderstorms. But true to the unpredictability of Missouri weather, it didn’t happen! Just before their outdoor ceremony, the sky cleared, the sun appeared and four bald eagles flew overhead. It was truly breathtaking and gives me goose bumps thinking of the guitar music in the background as the eagles circled the Gazebo.

What a gorgeous bride! These images were taken on the deck overlooking the Missouri River at the cottage where Renee & Phil stayed at Hermann Hill.

Renee & Phil chose to see each other prior to the ceremony which gave us time to get some beautiful images of their love for each other.

 

I loved that they decided to dance on the rocks!

One of my favorite shots of the day – a little hint at what a fun couple they are!

A bald eagle flying over the Gazebo.

Imagine this beautiful site with the sounds of the guitar in the background.

The scene couldn’t have been more romantic as the bride entered with her father.

Renee had made special rocks for each of their parents as a reminder of the special day.

Perfect transportation for Phil, Renee, and their family – The Hermann Trolley – what fun!

Congratulations Renee & Phil and many wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

 

 

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Adam & Nichole

October 2nd, 2010

Being able to photograph one of  my former dance students all grown up and getting married was such an honor! I had not seen Nichole in a few years and it was so much fun to catch up with her and meet Adam. Their wedding at Hermann Hill Wedding Chapel was absolutely beautiful.

Adam & Nichole’s daughter Carleigh was so excited for Great Grandma to help her into her pretty dress.

Love the shoes!

What a gorgeous bride!

Nichole’s grandparents were a special part of her day. Grandpa walked her down the aisle and grandma hand sewed details on the dress.

Calleigh & Daddy

Calleigh & Mommy

And Nichole did such a great job making all the special details for the day.

Congratulations Nichole & Adam!

 

Being able to photograph one of  my former dance students all grown up and getting married was such an honor! I had not seen Nichole in a few years and it was so much fun to catch up with her and meet Adam. Their wedding at Hermann Hill Wedding Chapel was absolutely beautiful.

Adam & Nichole’s daughter Carleigh was so excited for Great Grandma to help her into her pretty dress.

Love the shoes!

What a gorgeous bride!

Nichole’s grandparents were a special part of her day. Grandpa walked her down the aisle and grandma hand sewed details on the dress.

Calleigh & Daddy

Calleigh & Mommy

And Nichole did such a great job making all the special details for the day.

Congratulations Nichole & Adam!