A Rainy Engagement Session in St Louis – Caitlyn & Paul

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Caitlyn & Paul are getting married in PA next month, but we met them in person for the first time on Monday in St Louis. Caitlyn is finishing her masters and between her school schedule and Paul’s work schedule we were finding it hard to make an engagement session work…..until Matt & I said we’d travel to St Louis. Hey, we love to travel and even more than that it’s worth it to meet each and every one of our couple’s before their wedding day.

Monday dawned rainy and a much cooler day than it had been, so as Matt & I visited The Arch and wandered around the city we were really hoping for those clouds to clear away. So, as we’re on our way to meet Caitlyn & Paul it starts POURING!! We got to their place and made some quick plans to change the location from Forest Park to downtown in the hopes we could use the buildings as cover and get some great outdoor photos even with the rain.

We arrived downtown St Louis and the rain just went away. There were even moments of sun :) Time flew as we walked around downtown, and before we knew it we were eating delicious pub food and talking about their wedding, which happens in less than a month!

City Hall was the perfect backdrop for our starting point.

I loved their outfit choices, and especially Caitlyn’s accessories.

A little walk towards The Arch.

They have this really cool water display in City Park.

Kind of funny that we sought out the water during the session….even though we were hoping for none before!

Caitlyn + Paul.

His girl.

Matt wanted to stop at one more place before their outfit change….which just happened to be the entry to the police station.

Totally worth it!

Caitlyn’s favorite color is green, so Paul got her a stunning emerald engagement ring!

After the outfit change they were putting their clothes in the car and we took advantage of the great light in the parking garage.

Seriously love it!

Such a beautiful smile.

We then went down to The Arch for a few more shots.

Thanks to the rain we got some great reflections!




Caitlyn & Paul, we loved getting to know you and capturing who you are in the city that you began your life together. See you in June!

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    1. Caitlyn Gallagher says:

      Matt and Nat,

      We had so much fun during our engagement session with you! We love the pictures in City Garden with the Arch in the background — such an awesome angle. Also the reflection picture in the puddle… guess the rain was good for something. :) See you in a few weeks!

      Thanks again,

      Caitlyn and Paul

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