Lyndsey Paige Photography: Blog http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Lyndsey Paige Photography lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:24:00 GMT Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:24:00 GMT http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/img/s2/v72/u834298466-o907885046-50.jpg Lyndsey Paige Photography: Blog http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog 120 120 Abby & Aaron | Married! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/6/abby-aaron-married-weingarten-winery-wedding-missouri I met with Abby and Aaron what feels like years ago to talk and plan their wedding. It is amazing how quickly time flies when you're planning a wedding. I absolutely love this couple. I had the best time with them and their images turned out perfectly. I am also super grateful about how they took that Missouri heat like champs. It was so warm that day but the heat didn't stop them from having the time of their lives. One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is the sunset portraits. Or as Abby liked to call them "magic sun pictures"! These images are nothing less than magical. I love me some soft, summer sunlight. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this special day! It was one for the books!

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/6/abby-aaron-married-weingarten-winery-wedding-missouri Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:40:05 GMT
Katie & Steven | Married! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/6/katie-steven-married From the minute I showed up to this wedding to the minute I left I felt completely at home. I didn't feel as if I was showing up for work but more so like I was family helping celebrate a joyous occasion. That's how close knit and welcoming this family is. They completely made me feel as if I was a part of the family. It made the whole day so easy and fun. Katie and Steven are such a happy couple. They fit each other perfectly. They are both on the shy side but when they are together it is like no one else is around. They are in their own worlds. I had such a blast photographing this wedding and not to mention the bridal party! They definitely kept me on my toes! HA! Thank you Katie and Steven for allowing me to help celebrate and capture such an important day in your lives! 

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/6/katie-steven-married Tue, 13 Jun 2017 03:53:26 GMT
Michael + Christa | Married http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/6/michael-christa-married Michael and Christa's day was planned to the T. I had met with her days before the wedding and we talked about all the details one last time. I soon realized the day was going to be a breeze. She had everything planned from the flowers arriving to walking into the reception. The wedding took place at the beautiful First Baptist Church in Potosi. There wasn't a single part of the day that left anyone stressed. Their wedding day was truly a happy day for everyone. We managed to dodge raindrops for their portraits but that didn't stop this lovely couple from showing their love. They were both over-the-moon happy to be married to one another. That is what makes my job so rewarding. Being able to photograph a wedding shared by two people in love. Thank you Michael & Christa for having me as your photographer! Your day was truly perfect! 

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/6/michael-christa-married Tue, 06 Jun 2017 03:42:25 GMT
The Sweeney Family http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-sweeney-family I don't blog family sessions very often because truthfully family photography isn't one of my most confident areas! I always feel like I could've done better or I could have posed a family differently. My blog is a place that I only want to highlight my very best work. Which is why I feel confident enough to share these images from a previous family session I just did. I had shared some of the images on my Facebook business page but they just look and flow better when they are all together. I have photographed this family many times before and I am never disappointed with the outcome of the images. They are truly a beautiful family and they all never cease to make me laugh! Thank you Sweeney family for being so incredible. I think it was totally worth getting chiggers for these images!

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Family http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-sweeney-family Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:35:20 GMT
LP Education: The Power of a Wedding Day Timeline http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/lp-education-the-power-of-a-wedding-day-timeline If you're an LP Bride or past bride then you know how much I stress a good timeline! It not only sets the stage for the day but helps everyone stay on the same page and keeps the day moving. On a wedding day I am not only the photographer but help double as the wedding coordinator. It is very important to me to keep a wedding day on time. Now, I realize that it is very rare for a wedding to stay on time throughout the day. I get that. But here are a few tips I give when planning your timeline.

 

Wedding days are like Christmas. You plan and plan and and re-plan for this one day and then before you know it, it's over. So you want to make sure that everything flows accordingly throughout the day. Like I tell everyone, there are only a few major events of the day but they all take a lot of time. Those are: Getting ready photos (Hair & Makeup, putting on the dress), First Look portraits, Bride & Groom Portraits, Bridal Party Portraits, Wedding Ceremony & Family Formals, and the reception. When you lay it out like so there isn't a whole lot to a wedding day. But, each of those parts require an ample amount of time. For example, I always allow 3 hours for Hair and makeup. That is based on around 5 bridesmaids, bride, and 2 hair dressers. That counts for the start of the first bridesmaids to the time the bride puts on her dress. I also always tell my brides to add just a little extra time with each wedding day event. Things happen throughout the day that are sometimes out of our control. Several years ago I photographed a wedding that was running perfectly on time. We all headed to a family farm to take bridal party portraits when one of the vehicles carrying members of the wedding party broke down. That took 20 extra minutes. But because I had told my bride to allow that extra time in her timeline it didn't set us back.  

 

Something else to remember when planning out your timeline is ceremony time. A lot of people think that a standard wedding will take 30-45 minutes. This is not the case. Most weddings, unless there are special traditions worked into the ceremony, will only last about 15-20 minutes long. Very rarely have I been to a 30 minute ceremony. If you are having a Catholic wedding with a full mass then you can expect closer to an hour long ceremony. Something else to remember is that most guests will start arriving to the ceremony about 30 minutes before the start time. This is important of you have a summer wedding, or if you have chosen to do a first look. I always allow for about 15 minutes of prep time before the wedding. If you are having a summer wedding then you know how hot Missouri can get. And don't even get me started about the humidity. So I always allow for time before the wedding to freshen up. That also applies if you do a first look. I will be trying to get as many portraits done before the ceremony so we will need to make time for portraits as well as time to get the bride hidden before guests start arriving. 

 

The reception is that part of the day where everyone can finally breathe. You did it. The bride and groom have successfully said "I do", portraits are done, the bridal party can finally eat, and the parents can finally relax. It is also a part of the day that doesn't get a ton of thought. Having a good DJ is crucial to making a reception flow and stay on time. Most reception halls require the party to end around 10:00pm or 11:00pm. And most receptions start at 6:00 or 7:00pm. Thats only a few hours to do a lot of important events like dinner, toasts, first dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, and dancing. I tell my brides to allow for about 45 minutes to eat dinner. That is for around 200-250 guests. But here is where it gets tricky. Most couples want to celebrate, kick off their shoes and dance. I get that! Its a special day! The best way to handle the traditional reception usuals are to keep everything close together. And this is where that awesome DJ comes in. When you meet with your DJ tell him/her that you want to do everything back-to-back. For example, as soon as dinner ends, start the toasts. When you finish toasts, immediately start the first dances. Get all of the important events immediately out of the way. The sooner you finish the traditional events the sooner you can start the music! Here is the reason I say this. The more you drag everything out the faster you lose crowd participation. It not only takes longer but it also wastes venue time. There is also nothing more awkward at a reception than dead time where nothing is happening.

 

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives and I want to make sure that it goes smoothly without any problems. A happy timelines leads to a happy bride. And a happy bride makes everything better. I hope this has been helpful for all those struggling to put together the timeline! 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Education Engagement Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/lp-education-the-power-of-a-wedding-day-timeline Tue, 30 May 2017 20:50:18 GMT
Taylor & Sam | Engaged! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/taylor-sam-engaged-missouri-photography Taylor and Sam are one of those couples that I could have literally taken them anywhere and they would've photographed perfectly! They are both so incredibly photogenic! Taylor came to me after getting engaged and set up this appointment! That was months ago. I can't believe how quickly time is moving. Before I know it I will be writing out their wedding day blog post! How exciting! I am so excited for their upcoming January wedding. From what she has told me it is going to be beautiful. And if they photograph like they did last night the pictures are going to be flawless! Thank you both for being so incredible to work with and going along with my crazy ideas! I had a blast!

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Engagement http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/taylor-sam-engaged-missouri-photography Tue, 23 May 2017 18:52:05 GMT
Melissa & Adam | Married! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/melissa-adam-married What do I possibly say about Missy and Adam? There aren't many words to describe the type of love they have for each other. When I met with them for their engagement session I began to see but their wedding day told all. They were both so excited to be married to one another. Neither were nervous or anxious but completely filled with pure joy. I remember asking Adam if he was nervous and he replied "Not at all. I'm marrying my beautiful best friend." Missy and Adam were married in the beautiful St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church which was filled with all their closest family and friends. They celebrated their reception at Neo on Locust and they were granted rooftop permission for pictures! I was in photo heaven! I truly can't express how grateful I am to be able to be a part of such a happy day. Thank you both for making me feel so welcome! I wish you all the love and happiness life has to give!

Ceremony Venue: http://stlukestl.org

Reception Venue: http://neostl.com

Flowers: http://www.wkf.com

DJ: http://completeweddingstlouis.com

Dresses: http://www.savviwedding.com

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/melissa-adam-married Tue, 16 May 2017 06:18:55 GMT
Bridget & Taylor | Married! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/bridget-taylor-married As everyone knows the last few weeks have been full of cloudy skies and rainy weather. Last Saturday was the first sunny weekend in the last two weeks and the sunshine was long overdue! Bridget and Taylor literally had the most gorgeous Spring day anyone could ask for. Not a cloud in the sky! I knew as soon as I walked in to meet Bridget that morning their wedding was going to be perfect. And I was right. Everything from the flowers and dresses, to the beautiful church they got married in was flawless! I am so honored to be able to have spent the day capturing their memories together! Thank you Bridget and Taylor for everything!

 

 

Venue: http://dioscg.org/index.php/about/diocesan-history/st-michael-parish-fredericktown-mo/

Reception Venue: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/alexanders-farmington-mo-782735

DJ: http://www.cmusic.com

Catering: https://www.qdoba.com/catering

Bride's Dress: http://www.theandrewjackson.net/bridal.html

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/bridget-taylor-married Tue, 09 May 2017 04:48:11 GMT
Dylan | Potosi High School http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/dylan-potosi-high-school-senior-spring-photography I can't believe the time has finally come, Dylan is graduating. I have been photographing this kid since he was a freshman. I remember his momma approaching me the summer before he entered high school telling me her idea. She wanted pictures of him all through his high school career. All the football games, basketball games, homecomings, assemblies, and major moments she wanted captured. I was totally on board with the idea. And after all the time, the "cap & gown" shoot finally came. I am so honored to have photographed this kid's past four years. I can honestly say I have gotten to know him and his goof ball personality. I have one last date with you set for graduation night. I will be there to photograph you as you walk across the stage, so don't trip! :)

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Senior http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/dylan-potosi-high-school-senior-spring-photography Tue, 02 May 2017 05:03:56 GMT
Colby | Farmington High School http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/colby-farmington-high-school One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is that my job allows me to meet so many amazing people! Every shoot I feel as though I leave with a new friend. Colby's shoot was exactly the same. As soon as I started taking Colby's picture I knew our shoot was going to be flawless. He is such a natural in front of the camera and made my job super easy. Plus, he is just genuinely a nice guy! I had such a great time roaming the streets of Potosi with him and his momma for the session. Thank you Colby for having me take your pictures! They turned out even better than I planned!

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Senior http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/5/colby-farmington-high-school Mon, 01 May 2017 15:29:44 GMT
Matthew | West County High School http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/matthew-west-county-high-school Matthew's mom and I set up his appointment one afternoon about a year ago. Last Wednesday was Matthew's senior session and it also happened to be the week of prom. I spoke back and forth with his mom and we decided that pictures in his tux would be great for pictures. Especially since he got his tux to match his prom date, a beautiful ivory 1968 Mustang. When she told me this I was immediately stoked and started searching for the right place for him and his car. As we were shooting I kept telling him he had a James Bond feel going on! The pictures turned out so amazing and I can't wait to give all the images to him! Here are just a few I chose to blog! 

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Senior http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/matthew-west-county-high-school Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:36:23 GMT
Lauren & Shawn | Married! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/lauren-shawn-married-daniel-boone-historic-house-wedding Last Saturday couldn't have went any better. Everything from the flowers to the venues were just incredible! Lauren and Shawn planned out the most gorgeous intimate wedding at the Historic Daniel Boone's Old Peace Chapel with a Lemp Mansion reception to follow. I still can't get over how gorgeous Lauren and her bridesmaids looked in their different shades of green dresses. It was the perfect spring color combination! Throughout the whole day I noticed how amazing Lauren and Shawn were together. They were in their own little worlds all day. I would catch them laughing together and whispering, blocking out everyone else and the chaos of a wedding day. That for me is the reason I love doing what I do. I get to be around couples who are so in love and I get to preserve those memories for them for years to come. I am so in love with these images and I can't wait to share them all with this sweet couple! Thank you both for being so amazing! I loved being able to be a part of your wedding day!

Ceremony Venue:   http://www.sccmo.org/1716/Old-Peace-Chapel

Reception Venue:   http://www.lempmansion.com/weddings.htm

 

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/lauren-shawn-married-daniel-boone-historic-house-wedding Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:10:37 GMT
Kaitlyn & Marcus | Engaged! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/kaitlyn-marcus-engaged-missouri-photography-blog Growing up I lived just up the road from Kaitlyn. Which basically means in short, that I have known her just about all my life. We share countless memories, some of which we laughed about during the shoot. Kaitlyn and Marcus have been together what feels like just as long. So when he decided to propose I was beyond ecstatic. Kaitlyn soon after contacted me and we immediately set a date. I can't believe the wedding is already this year! We planned the engagement session and it went perfectly! I am so excited to share these images. They are seriously the cutest! Kaitlyn has a smile that could light up a room and Marcus absolutely adores her. You can just tell by the way he looks at her in these pictures. Some serious relationship goals! Thank you both for having me take your pictures and for going on a mini adventure with me during the session! :)

 

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Engagement http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/kaitlyn-marcus-engaged-missouri-photography-blog Mon, 17 Apr 2017 02:51:08 GMT
Candace & Seth | Engaged! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/candace-seth-engaged-caledonia-missouri Candace messaged me shortly after we met last year starting the planning process for her and Seth's engagement pictures. She expressed to me that she loved trees and wanted their pictures with a tree if I knew of one. This made me so happy because I have such a soft spot in my heart for big trees. She started searching for the perfect tree but little did she know I had just the one. I asked her if they would be willing to travel to me and told her it would be worth it. The pictures turned out even better than I imagined! Thank you both for being so great to work with! I had so much fun during our session!

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Engagement http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/candace-seth-engaged-caledonia-missouri Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:09:08 GMT
Megann | Potosi High School http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/megann-potosi-high-school When Megann told me she wanted her session with her horses I immediately started dreaming up some ideas. She told me that she wanted to wanted to do it out a her farm which sparked even more ideas. But, what I didn't know was that when I arrived to our meeting point I would be riding a horse to get to our location. Ha! It was so much fun! I hadn't been on a horse in a long time so it felt nice to ride again. It was just the cherry on top of a wonderful session. I am so in love with these images and the realness of them. Thank you Megann for having me take your senior pictures!

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Senior http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/megann-potosi-high-school Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:18:53 GMT
Jessica & Taylor | Married! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/jessica-taylor-married I have been so blessed already this wedding season to be working and celebrating with such amazing couples. Jessica and Taylor were certainly no exception! I had the absolute best time with them and their wedding party! Plus, they're wedding was at, hands down, the most gorgeous venue I have been to yet. I don't think I will ever get over that place. It always such a joy being able to be with a couple on the day they commit to one another. These pictures show their love and happiness for each other. Thank you both for having me be a part of your special day! It was so perfect!

 

Ceremony Venue: http://www.gardenwedding.com

Reception Venue: https://www.rysenightclub.com

Hotel: http://ameristar.com

Videographer: http://www.puresonicproductions.com/ozk5owj5mrf9tcgwsyot8dc79ddb20

Bride's Dress: http://www.theultimatebride.com

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/jessica-taylor-married Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:37:20 GMT
Kristina & Mike | Married! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/kristina-mike-married-haue-valley-wedding-pacific-missouri It's officially wedding season and this girl is one happy camper! On Saturday Michael and Kristina got married at the most gorgeous venue and I was there to help celebrate! I also brought along my happy helper husband who helped fill in for Mom. And he did wonderful! Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous! The weather was calling for considerable cloudiness but the skies told otherwise. There wasn't a cloud in the sky for their big day! Everything about Kristina and Michael's wedding was perfect. I still can't get over how gorgeous the bouquets were! Thank you so much Kristina and Mike for having me and thank you to Haue Valley for being so accommodating! 

 

Venue: http://hauevalleyweddings.com

Make-up: http://abracadabrasalon.com

Flowers: http://exoticflowersofstlouis.com

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Weddings http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/4/kristina-mike-married-haue-valley-wedding-pacific-missouri Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:52:22 GMT
Melissa & Adam | Engaged! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/3/melissa-adam-engaged-st_louis-engagement-photography One of the many joys about my job is meeting new couples. I absolutely LOVE it! But what's even better? When they invite you to hidden locations like the incredible Creve Coeur Lake! I hadn't even heard of this place when I pulled up but I can assure you I won't forget! I joked with Melissa and Adam how amazing it was to shoot in a location that gave both woodsy looks and beachy vibes! We had a blast during our session and it makes me so excited for their upcoming May wedding! Thank you both for being so great and I can't wait to see you both again in May!

 

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Engagement http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/3/melissa-adam-engaged-st_louis-engagement-photography Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:56:14 GMT
Macie | Potosi High School http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/3/macie-potosi-high-school Spring-time Missouri weather is so unpredictable but I guess that is what makes it fun. The day started out with pouring rain which had me super nervous. Macie's mom had scheduled her session months and months ago and when I woke up to rain my heart sunk. We decided to watch the weather and hope for the best. And I am so glad we did. By the end of the day the sun was shining and birds were singing. Plus, I found a beautiful field full of purple flowers (glorified weeds) which made for the best back drop for her Spring session! Thank you Macie for having me as your photographer!! 

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Senior http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/3/macie-potosi-high-school Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:30:58 GMT
Casey & Curt | Engaged! http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/3/casey-curt-engaged-caledonia-missouri-photography-blog Casey and Curt's wedding gets closer and closer every day and I get more and more excited! I had the pleasure of meeting with these two again for another engagement session last week. We had planned on getting some snow pictures but decided to go with springtime instead. I am so glad we did because of the lack of snow we had this year. Plus, spring pictures might just be my favorite! I love seeing all the trees and flowers come back to life. Thank you both for being so patient with the rain and thunder! I'm so glad we decided to keep shooting! I love how they turned out!

 

 

]]>
lyndseypaigephotography@gmail.com (Lyndsey Paige Photography) Couples Engagement http://lyndseypaigephotography.com/blog/2017/3/casey-curt-engaged-caledonia-missouri-photography-blog Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:09:14 GMT