St. Louis

Ashley + Matt | Laclede's Landing + Gateway Arch destination engagement photos

This is part 2 of Ashley + Matt's destination engagement session in St. Louis!  You can revisit Part 1 HERE!

After the short drive from Busch Stadium to Laclede's Landing down by the river, Ashley + Matt did a quick outfit change and we headed out!  We walked around the historic brick roads and cute eclectic eateries on the Landing.  I love the charm of an old street, especially when there are cafe bulb lights involved to make a dreamy backdrop!

We were starting to lose light quickly, so we hopped on down the river a bit to the Gateway Arch for some gorgeous, dramatic sunset photos.  I got to use my off-camera flash MagMod kit to work a little magic, and also created some super cool silhouettes.  My creative juices were flowing -- I love opportunities like this to do something a bit out of my norm!

Ashley + Matt | Busch Stadium + downtown St. Louis destination engagement

I'm still pinching myself that I got to photograph an engagement session in Busch Stadium!  It was amazing!!  Now, if you've been following my blog since earlier this year, you may remember Ashley + Matt's proposal photos.  I got to be in on the secret and hide behind a tree when Matt proposed to Ashley!  Then a month or so later, Ashley contacted me to talk about their wedding photography, and at our meeting, she brought up the idea of doing their engagement photos at Busch.  I was super excited, but didn't get my hopes up just in case it didn't work out.  But as the weeks got closer, we narrowed it down to a couple dates, started making more detailed plans, and BAM!  It was time!  We also coordinated it with my friend Trevor from Maloch Media, and he joined us for the session to do a film love story, complete with an interview of the couple.  I cannot WAIT to see that!

Now this session was also special because I spent about double the amount of time with them as a normal engagement session, so I'm breaking the blog post up into 2 parts.  This first part is from Busch Stadium, and part 2 will be from Laclede's Landing and the Gateway Arch.  Stay tuned!!

Contact Holly to book your own wedding or engagement session!  Destination packages available!