Adi + Dutch | Redemption Ranch | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

Like the Dead Sea, You’ll never sink when you are with me.
— The Lumineers

This day was magic. Magic in the sense that everything just came together like it was meant to be - from the new barn at the ranch being ready, the weather, and down to every last detail. 

As I was photographing them, I noticed how relaxed and happy they both were leading up to the ceremony. I mean, it was pouring rain, and the ceremony was outdoors. The big wooden arbor by the altar blew down in the wind, chairs were toppling over, it was a sad sight to see as the clock was ticking closer and closer to the start of the ceremony.  As all this was happening, Adi didn’t seem the least bit phased as she soaked in time with her closest gals. All the while, Dutch was enjoying the time with his groomsmen, waiting and hoping for the rain to stop, but willing to start moving the whole ceremony inside to the barn. 

We decided to take photos under the overhang to keep dry, and as we were doing pictures, the rain STOPPED….and the clouds parted. Guests were arriving, the Ushers were putting the arbor back together, drying off all the chairs and everything went according to plan…plus lots of mud. 

Heath and I were thrilled to be part of this wedding. Even if I may have accidently called 911 and had the cops show up.  Thank you for allowing us to document your special day. We loved every minute of it! 

XO

Pearl and Heath

Matt and Gabriella | Le Belle Coeur | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

I have loved you for a thousand years, I’ll love you for a thousand more

— Christina Perri

Matt and Gabriella's wedding was so beautiful, and filled with so much love, friendship and laughter. Gabriella was the perfect bride, radiating happiness and love.  And Matt was the perfect groom, always smiling and laughing. These two are just perfect for each other. 

Despite this early May wedding feeling like mid July, we all had a blast. The wedding party were troopers in the heat and humidity. As long as they had a cold beverage, they all seemed fine. 

We were so honored to be a part of this day with Matt and Gabby. Everything was just perfect! 

Best Wishes,

XOXO,

Pearl and Heath

Beautiful Baby Girl | St. Louis Newborn Photographer

The other week, I got to spend a fun Sunday morning with this family and their new new baby girl! I've been photographing this family since their oldest was 6 months, and feel so honored that I get to visually document the different phases of their life. And by the way, the have the BEST DOG EVER! :-) 

Congratulations again Sarah and Peter! 

XO,

Pearl

Celebrating Motherhood Part 2 | St. Louis Photographer

I was beyond thrilled when this family contacted me for photos. I have been photographing their sweet little family for a few years now, and it is always such a fun time with them. We do a lot of running, playing and laughing. Carlos sure knows how to keep us all on our toes and charms us every bit of the way. I just love this little guy's bigger than life personality.