Emily and Nick :: Married

Emily and Nick had their wedding on a fall day that was like a breath of fresh air.  And I couldn’t have been more excited to photograph this classically beautiful wedding.  They chose two of the loveliest venues in the city and couldn’t stop smiling all day, which made my job pretty darn enjoyable.

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I do love a classic exit.

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How adorable are they?  Seriously. crystal ballroom wedding 008crystal ballroom wedding 009crystal ballroom wedding 010

lovely bouquets by the lovely Tina Barrera.

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Emily, you make me smile :).

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Emily and Nick could not contain their excitement when they saw the Crystal Ballroom for the first time.

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Maggie and Nana :: St. Louis History Museum Wedding

These two.

They love each other.

And I mean REALLY love each other. I didn’t have to hang around them very long to know that was true.

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Maggie and Nana had such a beautiful wedding at the end of the summer, and I was so thrilled to be a part of it. It was classically elegant and oh-so-stylish, and watching these families come together was one of the highlights of my year :).  So much warmth and love.

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Maggie’s delicate veil had her monogram embroidered near the end of the train.  It’s so hard to find a seamstress who can do this because of the delicate fabric, and I think Maggie’s veil is exquisite.

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Swoon. Maggie’s veil is dreamy.

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Love Nana’s style

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Ceremony :: Our Lady of the Pillar  |  Reception Venue :: St. Louis History Museum  |  Event Coordination :: Jenny Kehm, Before I Do  |  Hair and Makeup :: Danielle Style  |  Band :: Griffin and the Gargoyles

Nashville family photos

Before summer was officially over, we had a short little visit with some of our sweetest friends in Nashville, and in between dinner and dessert, I took a quick minute to take some photos.  It was about 107 degrees, I had two rolls of film, and we had about 7 minutes before this pretty little courtyard closed.

It was a blast.

We love you Dresslers.


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2014 Fall Mini Sessions

2014 fall minis

It’s officially the first day of fall!  It’s time to grab a pumpkin spice latte, put the kiddos in some festive clothes, and meet me at the park for some fun photos that would be perfect for your Christmas cards and all those pretty frames you’ve been collecting.  These sessions sell out every year, so if you’re interested, please be sure to email me at lisa [at] lisahesselphotography.com for availability!

katie - Can you please ask the gorgeous mother where her blouse is from :)

Halli Bronner - Wondering if there are any spots available for the fall mini session. Thanks!