Katie + Pat...but first, coffee! | Downtown St. Louis Chilly Engagement Session

I don’t even know where to start…..this couple….ohmy! Madly in love and full of laughter and lots of kisses!

Pat has the sweetest little daughter, and she was so awesome to have with us. We started the session on the Hill at their FAVORITE coffee shop, Shaw’s Coffee, which is in an old building that was a bank for a quick cup. Believe the hype….this coffee is PHENOMENAL!

It had rained all day and was super chilly, but that didn’t stop us at all. We went to a few other spots, including the Fire Department, where Pat is a fireman, and even the spot on top of the Angad Arts Hotel where Pat proposed to Katie! It was all soooo sweet and fun!

We did so much spontaneous exploring which was extremely fun for me. Plus, I think we were able to grab some AMAZING shots at our impromptu spots.

Im so excited for their wedding in June! They are so fun to be around and I can only imagine the wedding is going to be so awesome!

Until then,

xo,

Pearl

A 60th and 29th Birthday Party! #birthdaytwins

Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong and laughter never ends.
— Unknown

I would have to say that the BEST perk of my job is the amazing people I meet.

A few years ago, I photographed a home where I met a very talented photographer. I asked her if she wanted to become a real-estate photographer too and we ended up becoming co-workers for the same real-estate group as well as great friends! She later introduced me to her cousin, Amy and her fiancé, Jerry, who were newly engaged and looking for a wedding photographer. Which then led m to photograph their incredible wedding back in 2017.

Now, 2 years later, I am back to photograph another special event for this family……their Dad’s 60th Birthday! (PLUS Jerry’s 29th Birthday!) #birthdaytwins

Seeing Amy and Jerry again was very special to me, because they now have the sweetest little baby boy! And I must say, getting to be part of watching and documenting people’s lives as their family’s grow might be one of the most special things to me.

This family is just incredible. Every time I have been around them, they are so laid back, loving and full of laughter. Even the forecast of rain didn’t bother this family, they just roll with the punches. But, we were thankful for the little break in the rain we had to grab a few outdoor photos. Whew! The Birthday Party was pretty laid back as well. Bbq, trivia, and cake. Followed by the youngest daughter playing BEAUTIFUL music on the piano!

I really loved being invited in to share and document this special rainy evening.

XO,

Pearl

Fall Family

In the past year I keep going back to the same location to shoot. The wide open fields combined with hardly anyone else there provides this sense of freedom to relax, explore, play and be yourself. I feel like focusing more on connections rather than constantly looking for different backgrounds is really getting to the heart of family. And that is what feeds my soul: that spark of laughter and having fun together captured.

I have been photographing this little guy for a few years now. He is always so full of life and fun. I hope he always knows how loved he is and never loses his amazing spirit!