Lyndsey Paige Photography: Blog en-us (C) Lyndsey Paige Photography (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:41:00 GMT Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:41:00 GMT Lyndsey Paige Photography: Blog 120 120 Casey & Blake | Married! Casey and Blake. That's a duo that doesn't come along just everyday. These two are best friends, partners in crime, and now husband and wife. As soon as I saw them together Saturday afternoon I knew their marriage would only bring them joy. A lot of couples feel the effects of a wedding day and the stress it can bring. Not them. Casey and her "honey-B" were over the moon excited to finally be hitched. I am going to try and keep this write-up short because I have a ton of images I want to share for ya'll! Casey and Blake, you two are a couple for the books. I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world!

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The West family Where do I even begin? 



A week ago last Friday I got to hang out with the West family. Little did I know it would be the last time I would hang out with Jerry West. Jerry was one of those few people in the world that always seemed to be in a good mood. It's like he just walked around happy about life. I have literally known him my entire life and I can remember at an early age going in to his hardware/lumber store. He was one of Potosi's finest. Everyone knew him. Everyone loved him. He was a joy. Jerry West was a major part of this town. I had the pleasure of taking pictures of him and his wonderful family just 11 days ago. We joked and picked on each other like we always did. Jerry was quite the character. I went on a retreat that following weekend and didn't have access to my phone to find out the terrible news that Jerry had passed. When I first found out I thought it was a cruel joke. I had just spent the afternoon with him less than a week ago. We laughed and joked lightheartedly about each other. I couldn't believe it. But here I am, writing this post. Jerry's passing put into perspective just how short life can be. And how in an instant life can completely turn upside down. Let this be a testament to everyone to live life to the fullest. To love everyone because you never know what each day holds. Jerry may physically be gone but he will forever be a part of this town and everyone who knew him. I can assure you that he will never be forgotten.





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Blayne Andrew Where do I start with this kid? I have been taking his picture for as long as I can remember. He is basically the little brother I never had. I talk to him like a brother, pick on him, I even help make up stories to prove his innocence to his mom when he's done something. When I see Blayne's name on the schedule I know it is going to be a fun shoot filled with adventure. On Blayne shoots I know to wear old clothes because more than likely I'm going to be climbing, crawling, or slinging mud at some point. I love this kid to death and I can't believe he's already turning 9!! 


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Trent & Jessica | Maternity Tuesday blogs are normally weddings and seniors or the occasional personal post. But today is a special day! Today Trent and Jessica are on the blog! Jessica had contacted me back in the fall asking if I did maternity pictures! Well of course! I don't always get to do a ton of maternity sessions but when I do they are so much fun! Especially when goats, chickens, and dogs are involved. Who doesn't love a maternity session with chickens and overalls?! I had such a great time with this awesome couple even though it was pretty chilly that day! Thank you guys for having me document this season of your lives. You are going to be great parents! 


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Brianna & Garth | Married! Brianna and Garth are officially married!  I remember when they first started dating and how perfect I thought they were for each other! And their wedding day wasn't shy of perfect either! It was a beautiful March day spent with all of their closest friends and family! We even managed to get their sweet son Bennett in a few pictures even though he wasn't feeling very well. Nothing makes me happier than seeing two people so happy! I wish you both all the love in the world!  


]]> (Lyndsey Paige Photography) couples wedding weddings Tue, 06 Mar 2018 20:46:41 GMT
Your Bridal Bouquet is Important! I know I sound like a broken record when I say how important the details are. I'm fairly sure I talk about this topic about every few months but I just want to get the point across, details are crucial. Now, I'm not saying it is the main part of your wedding or even that it should be a category that gets the most attention. However, I am saying that it should be something that gets a solid portion of your attention. Here's why: The main reason I stress details is because they play a specific role in creating the feel of a wedding day. They help make a wedding day yours. Details help give the foundation of the theme for the day. Now I know you are probably thinking by this point that I've lost my mind, but it's true! The reason I start every wedding blog with the details is because that helps set the tone for the entire blog. Plus, it is what all wedding magazines/Blogs look for when publishing. I had no idea! When I first started submitting weddings I was shocked at how many images they wanted without faces. I thought that was the whole point?! Magazines ask for 75% details and 25% of the couple. That's how important they are! Now, with this being said I know all those little costs can rack up quickly! I'm not saying you need to blow the budget on details, but if I had to suggest one part that needed the most attention, it would be florals. Your bouquet plays a major role. Think about it, I will photograph that bouquet literally the entire day. Here is an even crazier thought, I see and spend more time with you and your bouquet than your groom! Again, woah. With that being said you want it to be perfect! So do your research! Look up different florists and check out their style. Florists are just like photographers. They all have different styles and techniques for different brides. Figure out who fits you best! Talk with your florist. Communication is key to make sure you are on the same page with designing your dream bouquet. Ask about the different flowers and which can withstand the different weather conditions that each season brings! You don't want summer/fall flowers in your winter bouquet. They won't hold up and wilt quicker. I know this was a long post about flowers and details but again, I wanted to get the point across! So now I present you with a ton of pictures of bouquets! As you will see, there are a ton of different styles, shapes, colors, themes, and each one reflect that couple and their wedding! Choose wisely! Haha! 


]]> (Lyndsey Paige Photography) couples engagement weddings Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:50:56 GMT
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! 




]]> (Lyndsey Paige Photography) couples engagement wedding weddings Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:32:54 GMT
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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