the Sykes Family

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Family Portraits | No Comments

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in September, Josh photographed the amazingly adorable Sykes family at Forest Park in St. Louis. The way this family loves is so beautiful and inspiring!!

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Erica + Jackson’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Married | 85 Comments

Ceremony: Revolution Church, Westport
Reception: Club 1000
Caterer: Classic Catering
Florist: Flowers by Emily
DJ: Encore Elite Entertainment

On September 10, Erica + Jackson got married.  This is their story…

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Caety + Matt’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Married, Photobooth | One Comment

Ceremony/Reception: Terrace on Grand
Caterer: Taste Catering
Florist: Bella Design Studios
Cake: Iced Art
Wedding Planner: Kim Ho
DJ: Marc O’Leary
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: CaraSue Hall

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Family Portraits

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Business News | One Comment

It’s that time of the year again friends. We know you’re busy and we know that you REALLY want to take time to have your family portraits taken this fall. Solution: our October 1st mini sessions! Yay!

Here are the details for the mini-sessions:

Will be October 1st, 2011 in City Market (near our studio). You will get a 30 minute portrait session for your immediate family and a disc of the high resolution images (25-30 images). The cost is $525 (plus tax).

To reserve your spot, please send me an email to thesolars@solarphotographers.com and I will send you a paypal invoice. And I HIGHLY recommend getting on that ASAP.

THERE ARE ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Amy + Christian’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Married | One Comment

Caterer: STA Catering
DJ: Richard Gintowt
Transportation: Girls Night Out Limo Service
Reception: AMP A Midwest Premiere Event Space
Ceremony: Queen of the Holy Rosary Wea

You might remember Amy + Christian from their super fun beloved photos we shared recently.  Well now they’re hitched as they say.  This is their wedding story through our eyes…and it’s a beautiful one.

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Pam + Taylor’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Married | 6 Comments

Ceremony: St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church
Reception: Elk’s Lodge, Washington MO
Caterer: Williams Brothers Meat Co.
Florist: Bride & Bloom, LTD
Cake: Joe’s Bakery & Delicatessen
DJ: Absolute Class DJs

Washington, MO. The corn cob pipe capital of the world.  The scene for a beautiful wedding.  Some highlights include:

  • corn cob pipes (of course)
  • a faulty unity candle
  • a frickin’ awesome banjo
  • sweet kicks
  • Pam + Taylor’s zest for life (their smiles!!!!!)
  • magic ties
  • shots! (tasty shots, I might add)
  • a Say Anything tribute (with quite a bit more rocking)
  • a Pop Rocks world record (maybe, I don’t know how to check, but they did have a LOT of people eating Pop Rocks at the same time)
  • Sno Cones!!!!
  • If you look closely you can see Jenny + I rocking out with the couple at the end of the night (thanks Pam’s mom for the picture!)
  • Pam + Taylor (of course)

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Rachael + Richard’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Married | 16 Comments

Reception: The Loose Mansion
Florist: Erin Volante Floral
Cake: Raspberry Rose
DJ: Holmes Music World, Inc.

Rachael + Richard brought the heat with them from New York…then partied like it didn’t matter.

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Married: Brie + Aaron

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in Married | 7 Comments

Ceremony and Reception- Loose Mansion
Florist- Final Touch Studios
Cake- Raspberry Rose
DJ- Entertainment To Go

Wedding season is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  It’s full of lovely couples, wonderful celebrations, the start of new lives, tears, fun, laughter, amazing friends, smiles, dance parties, anticipation, getting wedding dresses by beb, hope + LOVE.  The best part is that no two events are ever the same & we get to be a part of so many awesome people’s lives.  Here’s a glimpse into Brie + Aaron’s big day…

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Nancy + Jake: The Photobooth

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Photobooth | 2 Comments

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The Tickles

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in Our Life | One Comment

There’s not much better in this world than listening to the sound of your kids laughing. Max, in his oh-so-grown-up-ness, sometimes tries to conceal his laughs, as you can see in the video. Ava on the other hand, loves to laugh loudly. Her laughs usually start out sounding like the-fakest-laugh-you’ve-ever-heard, but then you quickly realize she’s for real. And Lia, she does this scream thing when she really gets laughing that just makes me smile big time. We tickle them all the time, just to hear them laugh so hard.