The best is yet to come.

I love the sort of sessions where things just flow, and my stomach hurts after from laughing so much. I cannot tell you what a blast I had hanging with these two. I also cannot tell you how much hair envy I am having here. Almost glad I don’t have to sit and stare at these photos for hours on end anymore. LOL! No, but really, this girl has the most beautiful hair! ;-)

They drove in from New York! Yep, that’s right, all the way from New York to have photos done out here in beautiful Missouri! I mean, I guess she is from here too, so that helps. Lol. But I still felt incredibly honored that they drove all the way out here, even if they were already going to make the trip.

I love that they are both educators, lovers of dogs and old school rap, and very genuine, good hearted people. Their love and affection towards each other is so sweet and filled me up with all the warm fuzzies.

The end of me working on this session is bittersweet. I loved the session and post processing so much, and feels like I am saying a goodbye to a dear friend. But I am also doing a happy dance now that I can share these images! Because, I am in love with them!!!!!

Fun and Free

Having kids close together isn’t easy. I should know, mine are 13 months apart. I really didn’t know how life could seem any harder during the baby and toddler years. I felt like I was always on survival mode, and just really needed someone to throw me a life saver. Now that my kids are beyond the toddler stages, I hold an extreme special place in my heart for other parents who were like we were with toddlers very close in age. However, for this sweet family, they have 3 close in age, and my mind is completely blown! I don’t know how they do it, but however they are doing things, they are doing AMAZING! The boys were so full of life and fun, while the little sister, only 2 months old was the cutest and chillest baby ever. I loved our time together last weekend! Also, bonus that they brought Grandma along! Love when people want to include grandparents in the family photos! :-) Thinking about how cool it would have been if I had cool photos of me with my Grandfather when I was young always makes me excited for other people who think to do things like that.

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

I do.... | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

After a 7 year engagement, these two extremely sweet people FINALLY decided to say "I do" on a beautiful and glorious Fall day. 

I first met Rhonda a few years ago when I was photographing her home she was selling. We instantly clicked, and even had me in tears during that shoot. For the record, I don't cry that easy, unless I am watching "This is Us" or "Greys Anatomy", then good lord I am a mess. Anyway, from this meeting, I was quite taken by her. She is such a special person. A ray of light. I am honored to know her and even more honored I was able to document her special day!! 

Thank you Rhonda and Brian for letting me witness your beautiful wedding. I wish you a lifetime of happiness! 

XO,

Pearl