Lifestyle Portraits at Shelter Gardens • Central Missouri Based Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

This past weekend was absolutely beautiful and Kara along with her sweet family took full advantage of the warm weather with a Lifestyle Session at Shelter Gardens! We not only photographed this sweet little girl turning two, but we also had to capture Kara and her baby bump! So many sweet images below, we can’t wait to meet their new addition later this year!


© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2015 | Destination Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide

Personal Project 2015 : Fan of the Month Giveaway • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photography

Today we are going to get a little personal with a project that is near and dear to my heart! This year I’m finally starting a personal project that has been something I’ve wanted to do for more than a few years now.

So what is this project all about? Well let me introduce you to the two lovely people below that have inspired this whole idea! These two beautiful souls are my parents and I’m even more proud to share that they have been happily married to one another for 47 YEARS. Yes, 47 years. It’s pretty amazing to grow into an adult with that kind of love constantly surrounding you and is probably a huge factor in why I absolutely adore photographing love so so much!

This year I’d love to find couples, parents, grandparents, who are just as in love and have been married for 25+ years! These couples absolutely amaze me with how long they have worked to hold on to something so dear and I can’t wait to hear their stories!

With that I’d like to announce the Fan of the Month Giveaway! We are combining January and February, since Valentine’s is right around the corner and fits in so perfectly with this project. If you or someone you know has been married for 25+ years, we would love to photograph their sweet relationship, in or around their home, capturing their sweet life together!

How to Enter :

1. Share a photo of you or someone you know who has been married for 25+ years to our page on Facebook or to Instagram

2. Include the years they have been married in your post to either page

3. If posting to Instagram, please tag with #CatherineRhodesPhotography

And that’s it! Please be sure to have the couples consent before posting, we only want to hear from those that are excited to share their story! Enter your photos by February 14th at 11:59pm.

One couple will be chosen to be one of our first sessions photographed in this new project and many others will be contacted for a future session in 2015! Each couple will receive this free portrait session along with a handful of images to download and print as a reminder of how amazing their marriage really is! If you have any questions, just email The winner will be picked at random and announced on February 15th 2015!

© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2015 | Destination Wedding and Fine Art Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide

Michayah and Sasha’s Wedding : Behind the Scenes • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

We are so excited to take a peek back at Michayah and Sasha’s amazing day in Cabo with this beautiful Behind the Scenes video! We had such a blast photographing their day, check it out!

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And if you’d like to take a look back at all the stunning images from their day, feel free to check out that post HERE!

For more information on Catherine Rhodes Photography, please contact, we can’t wait to hear all about your wedding day for 2015/2016!

© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2015 | Destination Wedding Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide

Jefferson city Winter Engagement Session • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photography

Katy and Chris are just the sweetest and their Jefferson city Winter Engagement Session was nothing less! We headed out to Katy’s family farm, visited an icy bridge, built a bonfire, and wondered through the tall grassy fields to capture the most beautiful images! We are so excited for their wedding this Summer and hopefully we can head back to this same field for some before and afters in their wedding attire, so stay tuned!


© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2015 | Destination Wedding and Engagement Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide

Contemporary Glamour Mini Sessions • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Contemporary Glamour is one of our favorite sessions with women of all ages, simply capturing your natural beauty at this wonderful time in your life! We have open dates within the next  few weeks for Contemporary Glamour Mini Sessions just in time for Valentine’s day, check out all the details below!

Mini Sessions begin at 250.00 and include a 30 minute session in studio or at the location of your choice! Dress it up or dress it down, it’s completely up to you and your comfort level.  Along with each session you have the option of either 10 Digital Images or 10 Fine Art Prints.  So whether you are looking for something tangible or just a few images you can print yourself, this is truly the perfect session to capture you and all your beauty! Be Beautiful. Be You.

For more information, contact and reserve your spot today!

© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2015 | Destination Wedding and Fine Art Photography | Columbia, Kansas city, St. Louis and Destinations World Wide