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genuine moments
documented in style

midwest wedding photographer

for filmy, emotive, documentary-style photography with an editorial vibe

genuine moments documented in style

Midwest Wedding photographer

for FILMY, emotive, documentary-style photography with an editorial vibe

I help creative couples craft an artful, alternative wedding with emotive, filmy images that perfectly reflect your vibe and capture all the intimate joy of the day. Your wedding should be fun and fully reflect who you are, even if your style feels a bit different than the traditional, cookie-cutter wedding photography out there.

With a documentary, low-maintenance & high-emotion style, I'm there to capture you actually experiencing and enjoying the best day of your life. Your love story deserves to be told in a way that feels like the best movie ever, the one you could watch over and over again.

that feel like the movies

modern love stories

I'm a St. Louis-based documentary photographer specializing in elopements, destination weddings, and intimate couple photoshoots in the US and Europe. I don't just take pictures; I aim to capture the warmth, authenticity, and emotion of your story. My style is cinematic, nostalgic, and emotive, and I passionately believe that photos can be both refined and candid—you don't have to choose! Whether it's an elopement in your dream destination or an intimate wedding with your loved ones, my goal is simple: to document your moments so that the feeling of being there is captured forever.

Let's tell your story like the work of art it is.

Hi there, I'm Stacey.

Kind Words

Brittany & Steve

"Her eye for aesthetics, storytelling, and creativity are evident within every shot she delivers. On top of her skill with the camera, her warmth and friendliness will set anyone at ease. We are so pleased with how our shoot went and the photos we received!"

"Stacey is a delight to work with!"

"Stacey did an incredible job taking our pictures. She captured our relationship beautifully, and we were so thrilled with the result!"

"Highly recommend!"

Matt & Holley

Hailey & Koh

"Stacey captured my little family so well! Both my husband and I are awkward about having our pictures taken, but stacey helped us feel at ease. She even got a bunch of great pictures of our pup during the shoot! We all know how it can be to get a puppy to sit still and pay attention..."

"We loved the results!"

For creative love stories told with heart

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This is my first chance to get to know you and a bit about what you're looking for! Fill in as much detail as you can about your event.

This is where we really can connect and make sure it's a perfect fit. I'll walk you through my pricing and the experience and then answer any questions you may have.

Once you're all in, I'll send you a contract and a retainer invoice to secure your spot on my calendar. This is where the planning and fun really begins!

The Process

The Process

//  1. Fill out the contact form

//  2. Schedule a call

//  3. Secure your date

This is my first chance to get to know you and a bit about what you're looking for!

This is where we really can connect and make sure it's a perfect fit. I'll walk you through my pricing and the experience and then answer any questions you may have.

Once you're all in, I'll send you a contract and a retainer invoice to secure your spot on my calendar. This is where the planning and fun really begins!

Let's work together

Fill out the form and let me know more about your dream photos. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I can't wait to hear from you!

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