In October I had the honor of photographing this beautiful wedding in St. Louis, Missouri. Tara and Ryan are absolutely gorgeous people and they were a delight to work with. From their consultation to their engagement shoot, from their wedding planning to their wedding day, this couple knocked it out of the park. Of course, as a former Miss Missouri, Tara is used to having her picture taken. The rest of the wedding party wasn't too shabby either and it consisted of a former Miss Minnesota, a former Miss Missouri USA, and a former Miss Northeast Counties. Lots of beauty queens...
Everything about this wedding was perfect, from the weather to the ceremony and reception. The beautiful wedding ceremony was held at the Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. After the ceremony, we headed over to Forest Park for pictures. After a couple of hours of picture-taking, we went to Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park for the reception. I was pretty sure this fun couple was going to have a fun reception and they didn't disappoint. Brooke Kelly Kilgarriff, a bridesmaid and a former American Idol contestant, sang beautifully as the happy couple performed their first dance. Then Mr. Osseck and Tara tore up the dance floor in one of the best father/daugther dances that I've ever seen. Everyone had a great time and the DJ kept the dance floor busy all night. Towards the end of the night a cheerleading squad even showed up to perform for us. The Truman State University Showgirls have a tradition at every team member's wedding to do the fight song. The perfect day was ended with a beautiful sparkler send-off.
Congratulations Tara and Ryan! May your future be as bright and beautiful as your wedding day was.
Special thanks to my second shooter, Dave Adams and my assistant, Chris Moody for all of their help.