As a busy mother of 3, I know how quickly time can slip through your fingers. I have always loved having a having a camera in my hand, but motherhood has allowed this lifelong passion for photography to grow wildly. Being able to take the most simple and precious moments in my daughters’ lives and turn them into art that our family can admire forever has been a wonderful experience.
I'm so happy I met and was able to work with Emily. She made me feel very comfortable while being photographed and was very personable. She took time to search through photos and poses I had pinned on my Pinterest boards and even followed accounts I had based my ideal photos on. Her organization before and after our session assured me she was trustworthy and very professional. I will definitely be working with her again in the future and highly recommend.
My name is Alexandria McFadden, I am a fashion, lifestyle and wedding photographer based here Belleville IL and in St. Louis MO. I’d love to capture your special day. I have a unique modern style that makes every wedding I shoot different. I have packages that include an engagement session and cover up to 10 hours - so I guarantee one of them will work for you!
As a professional model/actor I have worked with Alex on SEVERAL occasions, and every single session has been better and better. I would highly recommend her, she is very talented in every single skill set when it comes to photography
I’ve been putting off writing a review for Brian Rickey for about 8 months now, not because I don’t love what he did for our engagement/wedding (holy crap, I do – we’ll get to that), but because the idea of putting his talent into words is so intimidating. Let me just start by saying I truly hate wedding photography; when I told this to Brian at our first meeting at Starbucks, he smiled.
My husband and I are kind of unorthodox – we celebrated our wedding years late after experiencing and working through so much of life together already. I wanted that captured authentically in our photos. I don’t like posing, I don’t like stiff smiles, and I don’t like wedding parties lined up symmetrically and treated as aesthetic props instead of captured as beloved friends of the couple. I spent weeks looking through hundreds of portfolios in the St. Louis area and I couldn’t find what I was looking for. Enter Brian.
Just look through his site and see for yourself – every single couple/family/senior is captured uniquely, and I have no doubt in exactly they manner they were hoping for. He makes his clients laugh during shoots, and he encourages them to make each other laugh, so no stiff smiles to be found. For the more romantic shots, he sends the couple away to go interact for a minute and captures them in their moment. He’s so calm and peaceful to work with, it’s easy to be your most emotional, goofy, lovey-dovey, fun self in front of the camera. For instance, I showed up to my engagement shoot in thigh-high boots and a minidress to run around Chicago making out with my fiancé in the street for five hours in 8-degree weather. I was a little nervous the photographer might find my outfit or our overall look a little odd for the occasion, but nope – he totally understood the feel we were going for and captured the natural chemistry we’ve always had between us with genuine enthusiasm.
The real smiles and love in Brian’s work are only half of it though. The scenery he includes, the light play, the black and white work he does, it’s world-class – and he adds these flairs to almost every shot, even candids. Most photographers I’ve found either just document the occasion, or they pose people in front of deliberate backgrounds in hopes of creating something artistic. Brian doesn’t do that – he documents real life and people as they are and exposes the natural art and beauty that already exists there. He just sees things differently and it shows through his work.
I went into both the engagement session and the wedding day with a few vague ideas of the kinds of things I would like to incorporate in the photos, but I told Brian he was in charge because the last thing I am is an artist. He made sure to include everything on my short list, no matter how silly or trivial, but he did so with a level of genius and creativity I couldn’t have imagined. He’s not just a professional, he is extremely generous with his talents and treats his clients as though he’s known them for years.
In short, Brian was the best wedding vendor decision we made, and we’ll definitely be back for family portraits, our kids’ senior photos, maternity shoots – whatever the need, I just don’t see hiring anyone else.
Alison's passion and vision for creating my perfect photo shoot was evident. She took the time to understand my goals and the settings she chose for the photos were absolutely brilliant. I would highly recommend her!
Derek is a sensational photographer! We first won our engagement shoot with him, and it was a blast, his pictures blew us away. He was so organized and had everything planned out for that day, But after the viewing we both knew that we had to have him as the photographer for our wedding. Derek caught every moment that meant anything at our wedding, and then some. He pays attention to little details and always has you in mind and takes into consideration what you would like. Our wedding photos we're so very important to us, as I'm sure everyone's are, Derek did phenomenal and we can't thank him and his wife enough. We are in love and definitely will be telling everyone who took our photos
Today's session was amazing! Strongly recommend. Even at the end when my little monster got tired, she was patient. She had great ideas, and I'm glad that my daughter will have different pictures. Something I have not seen before. We will definitely be back.
Phoebe was wonderful to work with! My 3 year old was happy to have her picture taken as we spent the morning at the park. Phoebe got some great shots with beautiful backgrounds - works of art! She was so patient and helpful as I made decisions, and she gave excellent suggestions and inspiration about where to hang the final product in my home. I also got an album and couldn't be happier with it. Can't wait to work with Phoebe again!
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Caroline did an amazing job photographing my wedding!! I can’t get over all of the moments she captured on our big day! She was great to work with, took beautiful posed and candid shots, and was extremely timely on getting our photos edited. Thank you so much Caroline!
Lindsey was amazing!!! My fiancé and I had her for our engagement photos/save the date and she was great. She had all the cutest ideas for us to pose as, and did her best to get the perfect shot! Also, considering the weather we had to work with this year, (aka freezing) she was so willing to plan for a different day that worked for both my fiancé and I. I’m sad that it’s over lol no more photos. I enjoyed it so much, she made us feel so comfortable. I highly recommend LDT photography. You’re missing out if you don’t!!
Angela was very respectful and understanding of the conservative church environment that our ceremony took place in. Because of all the restrictions, I wasn’t sure how interesting the pictures could turn out, but she was very creative and they turned out WONDERFUL! She really understood the type of look I wanted for my pictures in general and bent over backwards the day of and while editing to exceed my hopes. Everything was given back to me very quickly, I was amazed. She was professional and worked well with the various ages that she photographed on the day. I was very impressed and would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer :)