Laura and Kevin

 St Louis Wedding by Jordan Brittley Photography

She walked through the tall wooden doors and held to her father’s arm. The bagpipes paved the way down the aisle and past the guests that seemed to adore the couple more than anything. And then they celebrated.

She held her bridesmaids close and breathed in the gentle summer air. And then Kevin led her up the stairs to see the view. All that was left was the two of them and the city below.

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Becca and Matt

St Louis Engagement by Jordan Brittley Photography

The morning light poured in around the fog as Becca and Matt soaked in the cool fall air. And each other. They ventured through the fields of wild flowers and he gathered blooms just for her.

She held onto him and wrapped herself in a blanket as they made their way through the fields of sun-drenched fog. And they danced. On the porch of an old home, they danced.

St Louis Engagement by Jordan Brittley Photography
St Louis Engagement by Jordan Brittley Photography
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St Louis Engagement by Jordan Brittley Photography

October 11, 2014 - 2:52 am

Alessandra Sicola - I love the hand shot with the ring!!!….actually I LOVE ALL OF THESE!! they have such serenity and love present in every picture:)

October 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Paula Gusmano - Beautiful couple!! Great pics also.

October 9, 2014 - 6:47 pm

Tanina DiPiazza Santangelo - Beautiful pictures, Matt Guytale and Becca Bradley! I love each one of them.

frame by frame: standing in the shade

St Louis Engagement by Jordan Brittley Photography

I am frequently asked about how I achieve consistent color in my photographs and I am here to share all of the details with you today by breaking down this image!

Camera: Contax 645
Film Stock: Fuji 400H rated at 200
Manual Settings: 1/60, f/2.0

This image was taken in a heavily shaded area on a pathway through wildflowers. The sun was rising just to the left of Becca and Matt, which created a beautiful rim light around them. I knew that by exposing for the skin (instead of the sunlight), I would have an illuminated image. I also noticed the greenery that lined the pathway was slightly darker and had a hint of blue. Those greens are something that I always look for when I am shooting with fuji 400!

By shooting film, I made sure that my background wouldn’t lose detail and I would still have beautiful skin stones in the photograph. In post, I bumped the exposure (+.50) and contrast (+25) and this is the result!

Are you shooting digital? Just because you are a digital shooter doesn’t mean that you can’t shoot illuminated images. Just be sure to watch your whites and make sure that you don’t blow out your background! You can tackle slightly overexposed backgrounds with the recovery tool in Lightroom!

Mary and Charlie

St Louis Engagement by Jordan Brittley Photography

“More.” Only you must imagine the sweetest voice in the sweetest way requesting more. Mary’s mother added more tool to the skirt. And then more and more tool. She slipped into the charming skirt and walked through the central west end with her Charlie, hand in hand. She lets him hold her close and make her laugh and he lets her wear darling skirts and see the beautiful things that others tend to miss.

With their sweet smiles and kind hearts that stop to help strangers find the restaurant they have been looking for, you are going to be captured by these two. Because they are just like that.

 

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St Louis Engagement by Jordan Brittley Photography

October 7, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Meredith Sledge - SO CUTE!

October Goals in 2014

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Things are going to be simple. And that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be a very busy October, but that means that I am going to breathe it all in: life. I am going to savor these memories with my husband while it’s just the two of us and I am going to soak up time with our dearest family and friends while being a mom still looks like carrying a baby in a belly.

I have been praying a lot about motherhood. I have wrestled through so many feelings of inadequacy and each time I find myself before God knowing that He will show me the way. I am not enough. And I will never ever be enough. No matter how hard I try or what great things I might do: I am not enough. But my God? Oh, He most surely is enough. And if He can do something as miraculous as give us a child, then He can most certainly show us how to be the parents of this child.

Praise God.

So I have thought through these little goals quite a bit. Each one is written from a place that was stirred deep in my heart.

DO MY QUIET TIME IN THE MORNING – I have been sick for quite a while and my whole routine has been shifted. I love waking up before or at 6am, but right now that just doesn’t work. My plan? To let my body have the rest that it needs and whenever I start my day, I want to start it in the word.

LETTERS TO BABY – Oh gosh. I’m crying. We can blame it on the hormones or whatever, but the I cannot wait to tell this baby how we prayed for him/her. How the Lord, in His mercy, has given us such a great gift and all we want is to raise this baby in the Lord.

GO ON WALKS WITH ISAAC – We love walking together and now that I am feeling (slightly) better, we are both ready to be under the stars again together.

SPEND TIME WITH ISAAC IN THE WORD IN THE EVENINGS – I am so ready to spend time in the word with my husband. Maybe this can be followed with a walk.

DECORATE FOR THE FALL – Wreaths and blankets and anything fall needs to come to my house. You can find me on pinterest collecting inspiration.

PLAN THE BOY OR GIRL PARTY – So, I wasn’t originally going to do a gender reveal party, but since Isaac and I love spending time with family and friends so much I think it’s going to be a must. I’m thinking apple cider and ginger snaps and pumpkin everything. We won’t find out until the end of November, but this girl loves to plan parties.

DESIGN INVITATIONS FOR THE PARTY – I may or may not have these mostly finished. Then I just need to send them off for printing!

INTRODUCE THE NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR JORDAN BRITTLEY TEAM – We have a new member on the Jordan Brittley team and I can’t wait to introduce you!

HEADSHOTS FOR EACH MEMBER OF OUR TEAM – And what better way to introduce the new team member than to take new headshots for our team?!