Ashley and Jake

Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley

He lowered the boat into the water and then it was just the two of them under the moon. The lights that lined the boat reflected onto the water and they remembered all of those days spent at the lake. It was there, on his light-rimmed boat, that he asked Ashley to marry him.

Ashley and Jake spent their engagement session at the lake which seems appropriate since they spend so much time on the lake. Their hammocking and little lanterns and a boat ride into the sunset will leave you dreaming of nights at the lake.

Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
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Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley
Bolivar Missouri Engagement Session by Jordan Brittley

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

October 7, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Meredith Sledge - SO CUTE!