10 on 10 : March • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Sometimes things are better late than never, and I believe this is one of them! The 10 on 10 is an amazing project idea put together by photographers here in Missouri with the idea in mind of capturing every day life. Since I don’t have have the family life that most of these amazing women have with their beautiful children and every day schedules, I am taking on this project as a means to challenge myself to photograph beautiful images in any format but my regular Digital Canon Camera.

This month I’m simply sharing a few images from my iPhone over a 24 hour period (outdoors!). Although a small device, the iPhone can create some beautiful images if you know how to use it. Take a look and stay tuned for next month when we go all Film!

And make sure to check out another post by Erin with adorable kiddos HERE!

© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2014 | Destination Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer | Columbia, St. Louis, Kansas city and Destinations World Wide

March 11, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Anna Roberts - These are great!!

Featured : Two Bright Lights • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Two Bright Lights is the most amazing way for Photographers to share their beautiful images with blogs, magazines, and those looking to feature beautiful people around the world! I’ve been a happy member of this fantastic site for the last few years sharing many weddings that you’ve seen grace blogs like Style Unveiled, Denim & Grace, or Something Turquoise to just name a few and it warms my heart when I’m able to share these lovely images from your wedding with other excited brides-to-be planning that very special day!

This week, Two Bright Lights handed out the Editors Choice Award to the top 5% of photographers being published on the site throughout the last year, and I’m so honored to be among those select few!

Of course without these beautiful couples I have the amazing opportunity to photograph each and every year, this award would not be possible, so a big Thank You to each and every one of you! And if you are a photographer and interested in Two Bright Lights, check them out HERE, you will be so excited you did!

© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2014 | Destination Wedding and Fine Art Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide

Shoot and Share Contest Finalist • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photography

What a week to be thankful!   One of my favorite Groom Portraits of 2013 from Ted and My’s beautiful East Coast wedding landed 9th place in the Shoot and Share Contest.  The contest was made up of about 26,000 entries and consisted of 100% anonymous voting. To say I’m honored doesn’t even begin to describe it. Be sure to check out the winner below and of course all the other beautiful images that placed in this amazing contest!

© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2014 | Destination Wedding and Fine Art Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide

Matt and Stacey : Dreams Riviera Wedding Day • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Stacey and Matt were married on the beautiful beaches of Cancun at their amazing resort and venue, Dreams Riviera! Surrounded by just a handful of family and friends, these two opted for an amazing getaway in the middle of winter to say I DO!

Their day started on opposite ends of the resort, hidden away so the first time Stacey and Matt saw each other would be that sweet moment walking down the aisle. The wedding came in the late afternoon. With the sand in our toes and the ocean as a backdrop, you really couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting to become husband and wife.

There were so many stunning places around Dreams Riviera to capture portraits from the day that I could only fit in a few of my absolute favorites here on the blog! The evening led straight into the reception, which was pool side, along the beach. Dancing kicked off before we knew it and the party began!

Congratulations Stacey and Matt, your wedding day (week!) was absolutely amazing and it was a true honor to not just be a part of your day but to truly get to know both you as a couple as well as the family and friends that support your beautiful life together!


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Resort and Venue : Dreams Riviera

© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2014 | Destination Wedding and Fine Art Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide

March 12, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Stacy Squires Photography - what a great place to get married … very romantic

Alex and Kate : St. Louis Engagement Session • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer


Congratulations to all the newly engaged from Christmas to Valentine’s day, what a happy time of the year!

Alex popped the big question to Kate a few months back and this sweet St. Louis engagement session took place soon after! Although the day itself was a little dark and dreary, we managed to capture some of the most perfect moments in both downtown St. Louis and yes, a Christmas Tree Farm, how fun is that! A big thank you to Mills Tree Farm for allowing us to use their trees as the perfect holiday backdrop and of course a congratulations to Kate and Alex whom I’m so excited to photograph this year when they say I DO!

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© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2014 | Destination Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide