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The Arch and Riverfront Wedding Photos in St. Louis – Cynthia & Chris!

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When they first started their relationship, Cynthia & Chris were a bit long distance. In addition to all the miles they logged to see each other, they traveled a lot for work. It almost seemed like their life was like George Clooney’s in “Up in the Air” (not the whole relationship part, just the traveling, collecting miles, etc…). And while it was great when they finally moved to live in the same city as each other, it was even better to be committed “til death do us part”.

Chris grew up hanging out by the river with his family. Barges & boats are part of his past time. So there was little surprise that they wanted their wedding reception to be on the riverfront in St. Louis. Might as well be right by the Arch too!

Grace and Peace Fellowship
5574 Delmar Boulevard
St Louis, MO 63112

Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

We started near Washington University and Forest Park, where the ceremony was being held. Cynthia’s wedding bouquet was yellow made from orchids!

Her wedding shoes: a shade of blue that matches her bridesmaid’s dresses-

A gorgeous bride-

And we can’t forget the wedding veil

The groomsmen went out for a couple pictures together-

There were lots of daisies-

A view of Grace and Peace Fellowship from the balcony-

The vows were going smoothly, until…”til death do us part” came up…marriage is about commitment, and I know that Chris and Cynthia feel this way too-

We drove down the road to Forest Park, the pride and joy of the St. Louis people. We took a couple shots, but this one was my favorite-

Cynthia really wanted a cool ring photo, so we grabbed a daisy and went for it!

Wedding cake with daisies

The reception was at the Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch, a great venue with a phenomenal view! In the photos, you can see the Arch in the background-

And from way up high in the Hyatt, I grabbed these next couple shots of the bridal party down by the Arch-

I love this image by the Arch. Check out the curious mind peeking around the corner! Too cute!

My favorite photo from the day, with the Arch in the background-

Right after our photo session, we dropped them off at the airport, a place that is just too familiar for them- almost like a second home.

Thanks you guys for inviting me down to St Louis! I enjoyed my Pappy’s ribs, Iron Barley Monte Carlo & milkshake from Crown Candy. But more than that, I enjoyed being there when the two of you began your new chapter together!

with love,



Chicago Wedding Photographer


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Chicago, IL 60618