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Best of Weddings 2011

January 11th, 2012

We are so excited to have been voted as a 2012 Best of Weddings Winner for The Knot! Thank you to all of our awesome brides who left rave reviews and helped us achieve this honor as a leading wedding professional in St. Louis. The official announcement will be made later this month, but we couldn’t wait to share the news!

Now for 2012 – we are already off to a busy start! Amanda and I had an awesome time meeting brides (and some grooms) at the STL Wedding Show at America’s Center last weekend. It’s amazing how many engagements happen over the holidays!

This weekend I’m heading to New Orleans for the Digital Wedding Forum Photography Convention. I love going to seminars and continuing to learn and grow as a photographer. Plus, it’s getting cold here!

While I’m gone Amanda will be meeting with couples at Hermann Hill during The Wedding Trail on Sunday, January 15.

The following Sunday, January 22, we both will be able meet brides attending Unveiled 2012 at The Renaissance St. Louis Grand.

If you are planning a wedding, I hope we get to see you at one of these events! It is so much fun to hear your wedding plans and stories of how you got engaged!

In the next few days I’ll be posting blogs on some of the last few weddings from 2011. The end of the year was a little crazy and my blogging got pushed aside. I’ll be posting the last few weddings of the year soon. In the meantime I have put together a slideshow of some of our favorite weddings and love stories for 2011 – check it out here.

Thanks again to all our awesome clients – looking forward to another wonderful year!

Cathy

 

 

We are so excited to have been voted as a 2012 Best of Weddings Winner for The Knot! Thank you to all of our awesome brides who left rave reviews and helped us achieve this honor as a leading wedding professional in St. Louis. The official announcement will be made later this month, but we couldn’t wait to share the news!

Now for 2012 – we are already off to a busy start! Amanda and I had an awesome time meeting brides (and some grooms) at the STL Wedding Show at America’s Center last weekend. It’s amazing how many engagements happen over the holidays!

This weekend I’m heading to New Orleans for the Digital Wedding Forum Photography Convention. I love going to seminars and continuing to learn and grow as a photographer. Plus, it’s getting cold here!

While I’m gone Amanda will be meeting with couples at Hermann Hill during The Wedding Trail on Sunday, January 15.

The following Sunday, January 22, we both will be able meet brides attending Unveiled 2012 at The Renaissance St. Louis Grand.

If you are planning a wedding, I hope we get to see you at one of these events! It is so much fun to hear your wedding plans and stories of how you got engaged!

In the next few days I’ll be posting blogs on some of the last few weddings from 2011. The end of the year was a little crazy and my blogging got pushed aside. I’ll be posting the last few weddings of the year soon. In the meantime I have put together a slideshow of some of our favorite weddings and love stories for 2011 – check it out here.

Thanks again to all our awesome clients – looking forward to another wonderful year!

Cathy

 

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BreakDown STL | St. Louis Photographer

November 8th, 2011

I had an awesome time doing the photo shoot for the BreakDown STL 2011-2012 Team! This wonderful group of teens always inspires me. BreakDown STL is a peer-to-peer performing arts outreach organization that empowers teens to make positive choices regarding sex, relationships, drugs and alcohol. They are a very talented group of teenagers spreading a powerful message through high-energy performances in St. Louis area schools integrating real-life situations effecting our youth today. Led by Executive Director Jenna Imergoot BreakDown STL now reaches approximately 8,000 teens per year. If you have a teen, they need to see this performance. Check out their website and Facebook page to learn more.

What a fun group – they’re up for any ideas to get the shot!

There happened to be a Graffiti artist at the wall who agreed to paint the BreakDown logo for the shoot

Thanks BreakDown STL for being so awesome to work with – Good times!

 

I had an awesome time doing the photo shoot for the BreakDown STL 2011-2012 Team! This wonderful group of teens always inspires me. BreakDown STL is a peer-to-peer performing arts outreach organization that empowers teens to make positive choices regarding sex, relationships, drugs and alcohol. They are a very talented group of teenagers spreading a powerful message through high-energy performances in St. Louis area schools integrating real-life situations effecting our youth today. Led by Executive Director Jenna Imergoot BreakDown STL now reaches approximately 8,000 teens per year. If you have a teen, they need to see this performance. Check out their website and Facebook page to learn more.

What a fun group – they’re up for any ideas to get the shot!

There happened to be a Graffiti artist at the wall who agreed to paint the BreakDown logo for the shoot

Thanks BreakDown STL for being so awesome to work with – Good times!

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Meghan & Matt Engaged | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

November 1st, 2011

Meghan & Matt had their first date on Valentine’s day on Grand. Since had gone to the Gelateria for desert we thought it would be the perfect spot to start their engagement session.

From there we headed to Tower Grove Park just as the sun was starting to set for some beautiful late afternoon shots in the park.

Matt happens to be from Chicago and is as much a Cubs fan as Meghan is a Cardinal fan so we had to do a few shots in their rival jerseys.

What a sweet couple – I’m looking so forward to your wedding Thanksgiving weekend!

 

 

Meghan & Matt had their first date on Valentine’s day on Grand. Since had gone to the Gelateria for desert we thought it would be the perfect spot to start their engagement session.

From there we headed to Tower Grove Park just as the sun was starting to set for some beautiful late afternoon shots in the park.

Matt happens to be from Chicago and is as much a Cubs fan as Meghan is a Cardinal fan so we had to do a few shots in their rival jerseys.

What a sweet couple – I’m looking so forward to your wedding Thanksgiving weekend!

 

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Rachel & Brian Married | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

October 25th, 2011

Rachel & Brian’s wedding day at Riverbend Chapel in Washington was amazing. This is such a beautiful location and the weather that day could not have been more perfect all the way to the beautiful sunset over the river at the end of the day. Rachel was a gorgeous bride and the wedding party was so much fun! I am so happy I was able to be a part of the special day! I had a hard time narrowing down my favorite shots from the day, but here are a few.

 

I love that Rachel & her sister Sarah did the alterations to the dress themselves! You girls did such an amazing job!

You girls have grown into such beautiful women both inside and out – your mom would be so proud!

Mason had a great view for mom and dad’s first look before the ceremony.

Congratulations Rachel & Brian!

 

Rachel & Brian’s wedding day at Riverbend Chapel in Washington was amazing. This is such a beautiful location and the weather that day could not have been more perfect all the way to the beautiful sunset over the river at the end of the day. Rachel was a gorgeous bride and the wedding party was so much fun! I am so happy I was able to be a part of the special day! I had a hard time narrowing down my favorite shots from the day, but here are a few.

 

I love that Rachel & her sister Sarah did the alterations to the dress themselves! You girls did such an amazing job!

You girls have grown into such beautiful women both inside and out – your mom would be so proud!

Mason had a great view for mom and dad’s first look before the ceremony.

Congratulations Rachel & Brian!

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Bobby + Colleen | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

August 10th, 2011

Bobby & Colleen have been friends since middle school, but did not start dating until college. It’s easy to see they are not only very much in love, but also great friends! Their ceremony was in the beautiful Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka. After the ceremony we braved the St. Louis summer heat and had a great time doing photos in Forest Park before heading to their reception at Moulin. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.

 

Congratulations Bobby & Colleen!

 

Bobby & Colleen have been friends since middle school, but did not start dating until college. It’s easy to see they are not only very much in love, but also great friends! Their ceremony was in the beautiful Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka. After the ceremony we braved the St. Louis summer heat and had a great time doing photos in Forest Park before heading to their reception at Moulin. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.

 

Congratulations Bobby & Colleen!

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Ashlynn & Bryen Wedding | St. Charles Wedding Photographer

June 30th, 2011

Being a part of Ashlynn & Bryen’s wedding day was such a pleasure! They are the sweetest couple and their love for each other is so obvious. The beautiful ceremony took place at the St. Charles Conservatory. We did a few photos in Old Town St. Charles immediately after the ceremony, but it was so ridiculously hot, they decided on an air conditioned limo ride. We traveled to New Town St. Charles and had a great time as the weather began to cool. We were able to finish with some shots at Boulevard Park just before the rain started and they headed off to their party with family & friends.

 

I love to turn around and see the look on the groom’s face as his beautiful bride walks down the aisle – makes my heart skip a beat!

Congratulations Ashlynn & Bryen!

 

Being a part of Ashlynn & Bryen’s wedding day was such a pleasure! They are the sweetest couple and their love for each other is so obvious. The beautiful ceremony took place at the St. Charles Conservatory. We did a few photos in Old Town St. Charles immediately after the ceremony, but it was so ridiculously hot, they decided on an air conditioned limo ride. We traveled to New Town St. Charles and had a great time as the weather began to cool. We were able to finish with some shots at Boulevard Park just before the rain started and they headed off to their party with family & friends.

 

I love to turn around and see the look on the groom’s face as his beautiful bride walks down the aisle – makes my heart skip a beat!

Congratulations Ashlynn & Bryen!

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Thank Heaven For Little Girls | St. Charles Family Photographer | Hermann Family Photographer

June 21st, 2011

I had the pleasure of photographing two great families recently. The Wunderlich’s at their home near Hermann and The Bushong’s in Old Town St. Charles. Both families have two adorable little girls. The girls are all so sweet – I can’t stop smiling as I go through the photos from their sessions!

Grass in your toes is the funniest thing!

I’m a Little Teapot

 

I had the pleasure of photographing two great families recently. The Wunderlich’s at their home near Hermann and The Bushong’s in Old Town St. Charles. Both families have two adorable little girls. The girls are all so sweet – I can’t stop smiling as I go through the photos from their sessions!

Grass in your toes is the funniest thing!

I’m a Little Teapot

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Emily & Drew Engagement Session | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

June 20th, 2011

I recently did an engagement session at the Missouri Botanical Garden for the first time. What a wonderful place for a photo shoot! Emily & Drew were so sweet – I loved spending time with them! Here are a few of my favorite shots.

She said yes!

 

I recently did an engagement session at the Missouri Botanical Garden for the first time. What a wonderful place for a photo shoot! Emily & Drew were so sweet – I loved spending time with them! Here are a few of my favorite shots.

She said yes!

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Center Stage Dance Academy| St. Peters Dance Photographer

June 16th, 2011

After so many years of practically living in the dance studio, I always enjoy any opportunity I get to hang out in a dance studio. I recently got the chance to spend some time at Center Stage Academy of Dance to photograph their dancers. The students, parents, and teachers were awesome and the photo shoots stayed right on schedule! Here are a few of my personal favorites from the week (It was so hard to choose!). An email with details on accessing the galleries will go to all parents by Saturday, June 18. Thanks for a great week!

Did I mention Edward & Jacob were there?

Cool tap costumes that lit up! We did these shots in the dark – a new experience!

Here’s a sample of a custom designed collage. Please contact me directly cathy@cathyhartmanphotography.com for details.

 

After so many years of practically living in the dance studio, I always enjoy any opportunity I get to hang out in a dance studio. I recently got the chance to spend some time at Center Stage Academy of Dance to photograph their dancers. The students, parents, and teachers were awesome and the photo shoots stayed right on schedule! Here are a few of my personal favorites from the week (It was so hard to choose!). An email with details on accessing the galleries will go to all parents by Saturday, June 18. Thanks for a great week!

Did I mention Edward & Jacob were there?

Cool tap costumes that lit up! We did these shots in the dark – a new experience!

Here’s a sample of a custom designed collage. Please contact me directly cathy@cathyhartmanphotography.com for details.

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Dancers Scott & Melissa

June 7th, 2011

I love sessions with dancers, and this session with Scott & Melissa was no exception! Scott was one of my students many years ago. He met his wife, Melissa while dancing on a cruise ship. They both now dance in Myrtle Beach. It was so much fun to hang out with them and their daughter Molly to get these shots.

What fun – jumping with mom & dad.

And rolling down the hill with dad.

Thanks Scott & Melissa for a great shoot!

 

I love sessions with dancers, and this session with Scott & Melissa was no exception! Scott was one of my students many years ago. He met his wife, Melissa while dancing on a cruise ship. They both now dance in Myrtle Beach. It was so much fun to hang out with them and their daughter Molly to get these shots.

What fun – jumping with mom & dad.

And rolling down the hill with dad.

Thanks Scott & Melissa for a great shoot!