Purple Lemon Photography

Carousel, Butterflies, and Leaves

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
What can be more fun for a 2 year old than a carousel, butterflies, and leaves? A few faves from the Todd family, taken at Faust Park. This family sure knows how to have a photo session- check out these expressions!
 look at those eyes!
 snuggling with mommy...
 playing with daddy...
 You know that song from Sunday school? "if I were a butterfly..."

Jessica & Brian

I vaguely remember the day Jessica told me, giddily, about Brian. I hoped he was good enough for her. He is.  (If I were to have given a toast, that would have been the start).

Jess and Brian are friends of mine, and it was more than an honor to photograph their wedding, it was a pleasure!  Choosing favorites was extraordinarily difficult, but here's what made the final cut.

Casey took the guys out for a while while I was with the girls, and let me say, this simply cracks me up! But I can take no credit for it. Wish I could.
First moments with mom and dad at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park where the ceremony was held. I love dad's expression here, seeing his baby girl in her wedding gown.  (again, props to Casey!)

For their bridal portraits, they wanted to show a "rustic sweetness" with textures, color, and romantic drama. They brought it! Watch out. Take a deep breath. Go any deeper, and you might just run out of air.  They will give you looks that take your breath away. 
Then it was off to the reception, at the cozy Bevo Mill, where the entire wedding party donned mustaches! How amazingly fun is that?

World Impact St. Louis Benefit Concert

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
We've been doing some work with World Impact this fall and they have recently had $200,000 in property damage. Thieves stole critical parts to their air conditioning system, and a major part of their ministry takes part during the summer months.  Would you consider marking December 10th on your calendar and taking part of their benefit concert and silent auction?  You can come enjoy some music, get a quick photo taken, and get some great finds at the auction.

See you there!

Baby Bug

Monday, November 22, 2010
This is Baby Bug.
This is Baby Bug and his daddy. It's his daddy's birthday today! Happy Birthday, Bug's Dad!
To celebrate, here's a few more pictures of Baby Bug, his dad, and his mom!

Heather & Jeremy

Saturday, November 20, 2010
I don't shoot many ordinary, run of the mill weddings. In fact, I am not sure that Purple Lemon Photography ever has. There is always something special.  Heather and Jeremy's wedding was no exception, and for that reason, I am having a hard time knowing where to begin.
Shocking, I know.

Without ever having met me, this stunning and generous bride was set on using my wedding photography services because of the way we give back to the local and international community.  She wanted to make sure that each and every vendor and aspect of their wedding was one that gave back.  I think that not only did they choose to give a donation to Make-A-Wish for their favors, but they chose to donate flowers, extra food, and choose vendors with a track record for integrity in giving. How awesome is that?  What an honor to be a part of such an intentionally designed wedding.
This wedding was also extraordinarily beautiful!  I kept telling them that it was one of the most beautiful weddings I've seen- so classy, simple, yet so lovely! The bride's mom told me endearingly of her daughter's vision for a simple day. Less is more, right?  Part of what made this day so gorgeous were the flowers!  Each bridesmaid had a different flower (all eight of them), plus a handful of other small white and green flowers were incorporated in their day.  Great job, Stems, for making their wedding look like it came right out of Martha Stewart Magazine!
From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I was loving my job! Chase and I gave each other so many excited high fives during the day, because it was all so great!
Chase's modern version of a traditional shot of the bride at a window. Excellent job!
Since they did not see each other before the wedding, we did not have much light after the ceremony, so we had the chance to do some creative night photography around New Town.  This is one of my favorite places to shoot at night because of the great lights and architecture.