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I'm Merinda and I'm so happy you're here. This blog a journal about our lives, travels, fashion, and style. Stay a while and say hello!

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Windows on Washington Wedding of Allison & Alex

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Weddings

What a beautiful Windows on Washington Wedding of Allison and Alex! Allison, bridesmaids, and both mother’s got ready at the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown.  Ceremony was at St Catherine Laboure Church in St Louis, MO. The couple took advantage of the spring season and chose Forest Park for their portraits.  Flowering trees and pink tulips where present […]

Steven and Anna Spring Boathouse Engagement

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Engagement Session

Steven and Anna had the prettiest spring engagement! Are you a fan of pink?  If so, you will love these images!  Anna made a smart choice in her pink dress that complemented the spring colors in Forest Park.  Inside Forest Park you can find the Boathouse with pink tulips lining the front entrance.  Why do […]

Saint Louis Zoo Wedding of Jessica & Dana

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This was an incredible Saint Louis Zoo wedding with Jessica & Dana! Bridal prep was at the Moonrise Hotel located in The Loop followed by the first look on the gorgeous rainbow lighted steps. The day had light rain on and off all day but that did not stop us from getting some amazing portraits! […]

Jason and Jennifer’s Forest Park Engagement Session

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Engagement Session

When I spoke with Jennifer about what they both wanted from their engagement session one of the first things she said was that she wanted to have their dogs included.  They have two of the sweetest yellow labs, Beau and Daisy.  Jason and Jennifer both have a love for animals in common, making their two […]

Alton, IL Wedding of Josh & Samantha

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Alton, IL Wedding of Josh & Samantha Josh and Samantha’s wedding is one we’ve been dying to share for a while!  A special thank you to the wedding coordinator, Cassidy Johns who helped the day flow seamlessly.   These two were married in mid April on a brisk spring day.   We began the day at […]

Klondike Park Spring Engagement with Tom and Ali

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  Romantic, Gorgeous and Sun-kissed!  Look below for a few images of Tom and Ali’s Klondike Park Engagement.  I was so in love with Ali’s choice of color and dress!

Franklin Room Winter Wedding for Jason and Lauren in St Louis

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Take a look at these beautiful images!  Jason and Lauren had a December winter wedding in St Louis.  The couple chose the Hyatt at the Arch to get ready for both the groomsmen and bridesmaids.  Look at Lauren’s portraits that where taken in the hotel room.  Don’t they look like we where in a studio!  […]

St Cecilia Catholic Church Wedding of Conor & Priya

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St Cecilia Catholic Church Wedding of Conor & Priya! Conor & Priya have been waiting for April 7th, 2018 for over a year! They both have been planning and coordinating a St. Louis wedding from their home in Omaha, NE. The weather has been crazy here in St. Louis and 9 out of 10 days […]

Ahmed and Maddinah Miami Beach Wedding with a Unique First Look

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Miami Beach Wedding

  I knew from talking with Maddinah in the months leading up to her wedding it would be a unique event.   She wanted to see Ahmed before the wedding but did not want him to see her in her dress.  For a first look the groom was blindfolded and when his blindfold was removed what […]

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Editorial Photo Shoot

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A photo session in Red Rock Canyon was everything that it was supposed to be! Gorgeous couple, a pretty dress and florals to match.   I was so happy to join @Sophiekayephotography and @Juliannavarettephoto for an editorial photo session.  Sophie and Julian hosted and styled the event that took place a short drive outside of Las […]

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