Lyndsey Paige Photography: Blog en-us (C) Lyndsey Paige Photography (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:17:00 GMT Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:17:00 GMT Lyndsey Paige Photography: Blog 120 120 Addi Turns Two! Addi is two!!!! Whatttt? I know I sound like that mom who talks all the time about how it seems like yesterday they were born. Well, it really does feel that way! This kid is something else! I call her the little sour patch baby because literally one minute she's sweet and the next she's sour. She gets her personality from her father! Haha! This shoot was so fun. If you ask her mom she will for sure tell you it was a nightmare. Addi cried for about 78% of the shoot so these are the pictures from the 22%. I can't wait to show her all the screaming outtakes when she's older! 

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Bri & Garth Garth and Brianna have been such good friends of mine growing up so when they announced their engagement I was thrilled! And when they approached me about doing the pictures I was even happier! We set up a date for engagement/family pictures and I was so excited to get to see their sweet baby Bennett. I knew he would do amazing for pictures and he sure didn't disappoint! That little fella is the sweetest baby ever and so happy! We did a few of the pictures at their new house because I felt it was appropriate. They are starting their life together so what better place than the house where it is all beginning in. I am so glad Bri and Garth got such a gorgeous evening for their pictures. A family session just doesn't look the same without that dreamy evening sun. Thank you guys for being so awesome! I can't wait for the wedding! 


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Derek & Sophie | Engaged! Where do I even begin? When I first met them they seemed perfect together, not to mention they make a gorgeous couple! But what makes it even better? They are both the sweetest people ever! I had the pleasure of photographing their engagement session and I had a blast! We spent the entire evening running around in fields and laughing! Derek and Sophie are literally perfect together. They are the perfect match for one another and I feel so blessed to be able to capture their wedding day! I know it will be perfect! Thank you both for having me as your photographer! I can't wait for the big day!



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Tanaya & Kalob | Engaged! I still cannot believe that I am writing this blog post for Tanaya and Kalob. I remember growing up with Tanaya and her older sister Mikayla at daycare. I'm pretty sure I treated her like she was my little sister too! Haha!  It is so amazing how quickly time passes because now she's getting married! I am so excited for the both of them and I know she is going to make a gorgeous bride!  I had the best time with her and Kalob during the engagement session! We had talked and planned for weeks and when the day finally came it was perfect! It happened to be one of the warmest January days we've had and the lighting was perfect! I am so excited for their wedding day and I am so thankful that I get to be a part of it! 



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Lyndsey Paige Photography Workshop 2018 Hello!!! So this isn't going to be a super long blog or a blog filled with beautiful wedding images, but it will have some useful information. If you haven't heard, I have released the date for the next workshop! It is going to be held on Sunday, March 18th at 2:00pm! I am really excited! I was more nervous about the first workshop simply because I didn't know what to expect. I learned a lot from the first workshop and what areas to talk about more than others.

So with that being said I am going to give a little insight on what the first 2018 workshop is going to be about. I am going to talk about everything from camera maintenance to taking a correctly exposed image. This workshop is going to be another beginners class. My goal is for everyone to leave the workshop experimenting with manual mode. You don't have to leave a pro but I want to encourage striving away from Auto mode, or the green box. One of the biggest misconceptions is that Auto mode will handle all lighting situations. Not necessarily. I am going to go over each of the camera modes explain what they are and what they are used for. The workshop timeline will be set up exactly like the previous workshop. Meaning, two hours of teaching and two hours of shooting outside. I am a visual learning and a trial and error learner. One of the best ways to learn photography is getting out and shooting. 

I am hoping to do several workshops this year. I am also considering doing an intermediate workshop that will discuss editing and posing. This idea is still something I am considering. My first goal and main priority is to teach more people about their camera and how to take correctly exposed pictures. I want everyone to feel comfortable in manual modes and to be able to handle harsh lighting situations. So often cameras are gifted for birthdays and Christmases but then never used because they don't have time to sit down and learn it. Thats where I come in! I want to show the ins-and-outs and give a basic understanding of your camera. 

One more thing! I had also mentioned doing a kids beginner photography class and it got a ton of positive feedback! Basically, it would be a workshop set up just like the adults. It would be from ages 8-13 and we would go over simple steps from handling a camera to composition and exposure. It would be halved into two parts: a learning/teaching portion and a shooting portion. Photography is a super cool thing and can be more than a hobby. I shot my first wedding at 15 and would have loved to take a class about the simple basics of the art. Again, this is something I am working on and will hopefully look into setting a date in the near future. 

As for the March workshop: Registration opens on FEBRUARY 1ST at 10:00am! I am going to be taking 10 attendees. The workshop will be $65.00 and it will start at 2:00pm on the 18th and end at 6:00pm. It will be first come first serve so mark your calendars! Thank you again and if you have any questions please feel free to email me! 

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A Look Back at 2017 I guess I am a little late since were already well into January but I'm going to post anyway! Every year I try to blog some of my favorite wedding images of the year. Well this year I am going to mix it up a little and blog some behind-the-scenes shots as well. Now, I am just going to warn you that I have some of the worst action faces you'll ever see. There are closed eyes and double chins galore! But they're flippin' hilarious and deserved to be shared with the world! I had such an amazing 2017 wedding season filled with so many amazing couples. By the end of the upcoming 2018 season I will have photographed 130 weddings. That is crazy to think about. I have spent over 100 Saturday's with couples, some of which I have never met before the wedding day. I have made friends in other states, bonded with vendors, and met some of the most amazing families. I love meeting new people so I'm definitely in the right line of work. I always tell people I'm like a golden retriever, once we meet were best friends for life! And through this industry I have made friends all over the country! I feel so blessed looking back over these images and how far I have come since that first wedding. (Also, you're going to see a theme with trees. I love me some old trees!)  Each wedding I learn something new and I cannot wait for the upcoming 2018 season. It is going to be filled with such amazing weddings and beautiful couples! So enjoy some beautiful images with a few embarrassing ones of me thrown in there!  















This is honestly the ugliest face I think I have ever made. So, you're welcome.


Details, details, and more details!


I absolutely love this couple and they're the sweetest people on the Earth but the best part about this picture is the dude in the hat. Ha!


When a 2016 bride and her bridesmaids attend a current bride's wedding, you get a group picture! Love these people! 

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This is a picture of me being overly enthusiastic and coming off as a little creepy. I told you I have bad action faces. It was a fair warning.


And this is a picture of me thinking about how I am going to get all 375,583 bugs out of her dress.


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My eyeliner held up real well.



I never realized how large and in charge that bun was. A small animal could totally have lived in that.




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Taylor & Sam | Married! In the years past I haven't photographed many winter weddings. It just usually isn't that popular for weddings. But this year I have had several and literally all of them have been gorgeous!! As someone who loves wintertime and the cold, shooting in it isn't that big of a deal. But when Missouri decides it wants to break records for the longest duration of days with temperatures under freezing, it gets tough. This group right here are some of the toughest people I know. You can't see it in the pictures but there are Hot Hand packs in each of their hands and shaking from the cold. Days prior I told Taylor it was going to be cold and to give me the okay at what point she was ready to call it quits. Folks, we shot for over 2 hours in the 23 degree weather!! I would just keep asking her, "Do you want to continue?" and every time she would say "Let's keep going!". Because of that we got some of the most gorgeous images! I just kept telling them all how proud I was and how worth it it was going to be in the end! And boy it was totally worth it! These are some of my favorite images! Thank you to everyone who put up with me during that cold portrait time and to Taylor and Sam for having me as their photographer! I wish you all the love in the world and a very warm honeymoon! 


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Angela & Alex | Married! My last wedding of 2017 was this past Saturday, and as we all know, Missouri weather is always a coin toss. But who would have thought we would be experiencing the coldest temperatures in many years? I have to hand it to Angela, Alex, and their bridal party, they braved the frigid temperatures for a few outdoor pictures before heading to the Jewel Box for the ceremony. This was my first wedding at the Jewel Box and it was beautiful! I loved shooting the palm trees while in the midst of 11 degree weather. I also loved Angela and Alex's intimate wedding and reception because it was surrounded by all their closest family and friends. Everything was lovely and I wish the new Mr. and Mrs. a lifetime of happiness. I hope you enjoy these few pictures and a peak into their happy day! 


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Drew Alan DeLuca | Birth I am finally able to write this blog. I have been waiting to meet this little guy for what feels like forever. There are so many things I could say about Kelsey and Andrew but there aren't enough characters allowed for that. I have known Kelsey since my 7th grade year of school. We immediately became friends and have been that way ever since. And since the day I met her she has always been the "mom" of the group. She was always the level headed one who would give me advice even when I thought I didn't need it, which I usually did. But on December 19, 2017 she officially became a mother. And I have no doubt in my mind that she and Andrew will be the most amazing parents. They will not only be great parents but amazing teachers of life. I can't wait to watch him grow up and become the man God wants him to be. 


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A Small Town Christmas I am writing this blog as one that is close to my heart. Not only because I know all of the people in these pictures but because this is my small town and I care about it. This is the town where I grew up. I care about all the people putting in long hours to make our town possible. As a small business owner I understand the meaning of shopping local and keeping the love close. As Christmas approaches its important to shop local. We are a small town but we are packed with so many great things to offer and tons of amazing people. I am so proud to call this my home town! I know "Small Business Saturday" already happened but I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to share with you how great the people and shop owners are! Thank you to those of you who keep our town thriving and remember to shop local! Merry Christmas!



Reed's Relics Antiques



Miss Kim & Co


Elegant Affair























Wish Granted Boutique 


Lou Lou's


The Dashing Doe Boutique 









































Sinclair Florist & Hot Pink Oven



Ole Crow's Nest Antiques













































5th Generation Antiques



The Country Corner Florist & Antiques




Thank you to all the small business owners that let me photograph their shops! 


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Rachael & Nick | Engaged! I first met Rachael and Nick last year at Nick's sisters wedding. I was the photographer and he was a groomsmen. That day I never would have thought that I would be writing this blog for Nick and his now fiancé Rachael. It is so funny how life works. As soon as we met I knew their pictures were going to turn out flawless. They are such a photogenic couple! Holy moly! I am so excited to be able to photograph their wedding because I know it is going to be one for the books! Thank you Rachael and Nick for having me as your photographer! 


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Megan & Matt | Married! With only one wedding left in the season I would say Im ending on a pretty great note. Megan and Matt were a joy to be with Saturday. They were both so easy going and full of happiness. Their wedding day was completely stress free! I give almost all the credit to Megan's well thought out timeline! It made the day so fun and relaxed! I couldnt even complain about the weather! It was literally the most beautiful December day I think I have ever shot a wedding in. I kept telling them that it looked like fall, felt like early spring, but yet it was December. Thank you so much to everyone that made us feel so welcomed throughout the day. It was truly a happy wedding! I wish you both, Megan and Matt, a lifetime of happiness! 


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Katie + Luis | Engaged! I love engagement sessions. They are my first chance to get to meet, talk, and pose the couple. It's a time for us to get to know one another and to get comfortable. Posing is kinda weird. Let's be honest. So the engagement session is kinda the test run for the wedding day. That is for most couples. For Katie and Luis it was just another day. They seriously posed like naturals. And come on, who doesn't love an engagement session that has cupcakes and champagne! We started at the most adorable little sweet shop, The Sweet Divine, and ended downtown near the arch. To me, that seems like a pretty successful engagement session! Thank you Katie and Luis for spending the afternoon with me! 




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Jennifer + Renan | Engaged! Jennifer and Renan are one of those rare couples that I could have easily just followed around for their engagement session. They were such natural posers! Any pose that I had in mind they made it look 20x better! You can just see how natural they are with each other. Their engagement session was chilly but amazing! I love shooting in Forest Park especially with a couple that matches its elegance. Their engagement session has made me that much more excited for their wedding day. I know without a doubt it will be filled with love! Thank you Jennifer and Renan for having me take your pictures! 

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Lindsy & KC | Engaged! My 2017 wedding season is coming to an end which is sad and happy all at the same time. Sad, because I can't believe the planning and wedding day has already come and gone for so many couple. But its happy because that means that I get to meet and help a whole new group of LP Brides! Lindsy & KC are a part of that group! Their May wedding is going to be amazing! They are a few of my first engagement sessions for the 2018 season! I can't believe that I am even typing that! It seems like yesterday I was gearing up for the start of the 2017 season! I loved my time with Lindsy and KC and their engagement session made me even that much more excited for their wedding day! 

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Maxwell & Knapp Family As Fall starts to give us its final goodbye I decided to blog what could be the last of the fall colors. I am so glad it could be with these two special families. I love them both and their sweet kiddos! Thank you guys for being so flexible and working with my insane schedule! I hope everyone has a very happy and thankful Thanksgiving!

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My Father's Footsteps As many of you know this past weekend was opening weekend of Fall rifle deer season. This is basically a holiday in my family. There is so much time and effort that goes into one week. The whole year is spent scouting and prepping for a few short days in the woods. Logan always heads out with the men of his family to the "deer shack" and I always take off with my dad. Hunting to my father is basically equivalent to breathing. It just has to be done. He has been hunting since he was around the age of 7. He has been hunting everything from squirrels to elk. He and mom purchased me my first gun on my 12th birthday. A Ruger 243 bolt action rifle. The minute I opened the box I fell in love with it. I was excited to be able to go out and hunt, sit in the woods for hours, but mainly I knew it meant spending time with my dad. 

I have been hunting with him for 12 years now. We head out every deer and turkey season. And if were being honest, I am writing this blog post on my phone as I hunt. (It has been a slow morning.) Every deer season we pack up and head out to the woods. Now, I could write a book on all the stories we have shared together. Some better than others but they all end in a good laugh. I hate knowing that most of you will never have the opportunity to hunt with my dad. I know I sound biased but he is the best, and most skilled hunter I have ever seen. The dude can literally spot a deer a half mile away in brushy woods. He can hear turkeys coming in wet leaves and he's so stealthy he could teach assassins a thing or two. I am so proud to call him my dad. He has literally taught me everything I know.

I remember hunting with dad at a young age. I knew he was good so I told myself at an early age that I was going to follow his every step. Look where he looked and spoke when he spoke. I trusted him. At 12 years old I knew he would let me know if he heard or saw something. When I first began my adventure as a hunter I didn't know much. I didn't know about wind patterns, how to listen for particular sounds, or how to shoot a deer running through the woods. But the one thing I knew to do was to follow my dad's footsteps. Literally. As we would walk through the woods I would follow tightly behind. I would clump through the woods dragging my feet sounding like a heard of elephants. I would step on limbs, rocks, and all the biggest, driest piles of leaves. It was like trying to get a lab puppy to be graceful.  I remember him stopping and looking back at me and he would say very softly "follow me, gently and quietly." So I'd watch his every soft heel to toe steps. Placing my tiny foot in his size 13 tracks following every step he took. Because I knew where he walked, I should walk. I wouldn't even look up. I just kept my eyes focused on his feet. Stepping where he stepped and following close behind. To this day I still follow close behind. Now, I know much more than I did back then but I still follow close behind walking in his steps trusting that he will lead me where I need to go. The past few years we have been splitting up to cover more ground but I still remember the heel to toe techniques. As I walked once more through the woods I thought about something. Following my dad is a lot like following Jesus. I walk through the woods unsure of where I'm going but I know that He will take care of me. That Jesus knows best. I am imperfect, loud, and clumsy. But I follow close behind putting my feet in his path. I trust and have faith that He knows what's best and where we're going. And when I start fumbling around He looks back at me with kind eyes and softly says "follow me, gently and quietly." 

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Disclaimer: Most of these are turkey season pictures! Haha!

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Brittney & Patrick | Married! Brittney and Patrick have been friends of mine for years. We all attended the same small town school together. It's hard not to know people in a town of 2,000. After graduation Brittney went out looking for a bright new world. She looked all around this town and all she found was Patrick. HAHA! ( It wouldn't be right if I didn't joke with my buddy Pat) But seriously, these two have been together for years! They have the most beautiful, and might I add hilarious, little girl Aubree. I knew as soon as Brittney messaged me about wedding dates that their wedding would be a blast. And I wasn't wrong. It was such a happy day filled with their closest family and friends. It was truly a celebration of a family coming together as one. Thank you both for allowing me to get to be a part of your special day! I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world! 

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Morgan & Todd | Married! I spend my weekends with dozens of brides every year and each year there are couples that stick out to me. Not for what their wedding colors were or if they had fancy florals, but their story. When Morgan had first contacted me about doing her wedding she mentioned planning it around Todd's schedule. At first, that didn't strike me as odd because that happens a lot. But as planning progressed she told me that there was only a few days we could do engagement pictures because of Todd's schedule. Then it dawned on me, Todd was in the military. Todd has been serving our country for 6 years in the Navy! He was overseas for the larger part of their relationship and especially engagement. They deserve this new chapter called marriage more than anyone. They are literally the definition of "long-distance relationship". I am so incredibly happy for them! I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world! And thank you Todd for all your sacrifices for our country! You are very much appreciated! 

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Logan & Briley | Married! I know what you're thinking. Lyndsey is publishing another blog and she's going to "flower" it up and say how wonderful it was. How can every, single wedding be that great? But listen folks, they really are that great!  I'm not gonna lie though, this photog is really tired. October is hitting me hard so when I got up Saturday morning, thinking about a full day ahead of me I yawned. But the minute we walked into the Busenbark house on Saturday morning, I could feel the adrenaline of the wedding day. I immediately saw mimosas on the bar, hair and makeup artists hard at work, music playing, and I was suddenly energized and ready to go. Wedding days just make me happy! Briley and Logan's day was perfect. I think the best part of the day was the First Look. When Briley saw Logan, it was like all her nervousness diminished and she smiled the biggest and most genuine smile. And then when her daddy saw her...well, I think everyone was crying when that happened. So sweet!! The Bradley's day at the family farm was incredible and beautiful. I can't thank them enough for their trust in me and letting me capture memories for them. Someday Paxton will look at these images and see what a perfect day her mommy and daddy had!

They were in their own little world and it was the sweetest ever! 

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