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  • Gara Elizabeth Photography


    On Saturday, May 21, 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri at Tower Grove Park in the Piper Palm house Kyle and Sarah said their "I do's" in front of their family and friends.  Gara Elizabeth Photography had the honor of photographing such a joyful event.  This session was so heartfelt!  The couple meet each other in camp and from there their relationship blossomed.  From the photographers point of view I was touched to witness a union that felt meant to be.


    As the artist, I believe to exist is powerful, fragile and often taken for granted.  Physical existence can slip easily away.  In my mind's eye, I see moments looked over or forgotten by others, I use photography to express my love for these moments.


    I grew up in Missouri, earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Northwest Missouri State University, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Lindenwood University.  I have taught digital photography, shown and sold paintings and fine art photographs state wide, and worked as a professional studio and event photographer for over five years.  By working in both photography and painting, I continually gain fresh approaches to each medium.  Photography will capture a single moment, while the process of painting teaches patience and that there is perfection in imperfection.

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    Everyday I look forward to memorable moments where they are my own or those in the lives of my clients.

    ~Gara Elizabeth

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    COMPANY: Gara Elizabeth Photography


    SOCIAL: Facebook

  • Kelly Applegate Photography - Katelyn + Chris


    I have been a wedding and portrait photographer for many years and can honestly say that I love this career for many reasons, including meeting and working with amazing people, the challenge of capturing a wedding day (or portrait session) through photos, and continually learning something new every day.

    Every wedding has a story. This is a story of Chris and Katelyn, a couple who met in an undergraduate science class in college and continued to date through Chris completing medical school and Katelyn completing veterinary school.

    It's a story of two hard working, intelligent people who are committed to each other. A couple who is very strong in their faith. A couple with supportive and strong families. Chris and Katelyn have a strong foundation to their marriage and I'm excited to see what the future has in store.

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    Katelyn's mom is an art teacher and used her artistic talents to plan out every detail of the entire wedding, including creating all decorations, floral arrangements, and the theme for the wedding day. She did an amazing job!

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    Katelyn looked stunning on her wedding day!


    Although rain loomed in the forecast the entire day, the outdoor wedding went off extraordinarily well! It started raining right when Katelyn and Chris ended the ceremony with a kiss. Luckily, the rain went away and let us walk around the ground for a few outdoor portraits before the ceremony began.

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    COMPANY: Kelly Applegate Photography


    SOCIAL: FacebookInstagram


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