Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wes + Rachel

During my first year in St. Louis, I started going to church in south county with some of my friends from college and I quickly got involved in the college group. We had planned a mission trip to Spain, and to raise money, we hosted a dinner theatre. The college students performed skits and songs and lots of fun stuff. That was the time I sang by myself for the first time in public. And it was the last. Ugh.

After I had gotten through my performance on the first night, I heard this male voice whisper, "Hey, Lisa, can you help me with my lip liner?" I turned around and my friend Wes, clad in a shimmering gold jumpsuit and dark 70's-style wig, was prepping for his Tina Turner-esque performance. I lauged the whole time I was helping Wes with his make up. And I giggled even more when he sang and danced to "What's Love Got to Do with It."

And now, he's getting married!

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For the past couple of years, Jon and I have hung out with Wes and Rachel and watched their love grow. So when Wes popped the question, we couldn't have been any more thrilled. We hung out with them shortly after they announced their engagement, and I just wanted to scream out, "OH MY GOODNESS PLEASE LET ME SHOOT YOUR WEDDING!!!!" Unfortunately, I was already booked on their wedding date, so sadly it didn't work out. I just LOVE these guys, though, so we got together for an engagement shoot about a week ago and it was one of the raddest shoots ever :).

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We went to Lafayette Square Park and I just love the nostalgic feeling the background gives to the photos.
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And of course, my trusty assistant came with me with the bounce card. It's a marvelous piece of fabric, really. I plan to talk about it's awesomeness on Monday :)
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I'd say Wes is a pretty lucky guy :). One of the coolest things about my job is that I can witness the hand of God joining two lives together that he made to compliment each other.
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The famous alley that I MUST stop by EVERY time I'm at Lafayette Square
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We were having such a great time shooting, and Rachel told me that I had complete creative license to do whatever I wanted with them. So naturally, I made them lay down in an intersection.
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They were seriously being so goofy here... lots of kissing and laughing and all that stuff that people in love on an engagement shoot are asked to do by their photographer. The people sitting inside by the window were giving them some really strange looks.
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Time for some sunflare
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After the shoot, we got a bite to eat at the Soda Fountain, which is quite tasty and I'd highly recommend you pay them a visit
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Wes and Rachel, I love you guys and I'm so thankful for your friendship. I'm so glad that God blessed you with each other.

6 comments:

Jharder said...

Seriously love, love, love these pictures. I love the close up B&W one and the one where he is jumping over her. Very unexpected. I'm glad you took creative lisence too. The ones in the street turned out great. Great job Lisa! We love you Wes and Rachel.

Tanya said...

They're a cute couple and those pictures are so fun!

KristenMueller said...

I cannot believe Wes is getting married! I am sooo excited for him. Great shoot...they look so happy!

Jacob H said...

I really like your knee photo. To me, it shows innocent intimacy. Great job on this shoot, Lisa.

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