Wedding: Alaina & Ryan: St. Louis, Missouri Wedding Photography



What a perfect Missouri April day for a wedding. Alaina, a Kentucky girl, married her sweetheart, Ryan, on the outskirts of St. Louis. Usually I photograph weddings in the Lexington, Kentucky region but Alaina wanted me to come to Missouri for the wedding. Her family is made of the most wonderful people on earth (9 girls, one boy!) so how could I say no?!

They had their first look in the morning on a farm among deep rolling hills and meadows near the Missouri River. The spring flowers were in bloom and the temperature couldn’t have been more than 70. After a time of photos we made our way back to the church for their ceremony and reception. What a great way to kick off the wedding season. They made me part of the family:)


Hite097Hite116 Hite135 Hite140

Hite147 Hite148 Hite157

Hite165Hite190Hite203 Hite204Hite215 Hite239 Hite242


We couldn’t believe this swallowtail let the bride get this close. Must have been mesmerized by her beauty.

Hite244 Hite255 Hite264Hite284 Hite287 Hite303 Hite319 Hite329Hite538