Be Beautiful. Be You. : Elizabeth • Central Missouri Based Glamour Photographer

Happy Monday!

We are so ecstatic to introduce to you to Elizabeth, a beautiful woman inside and out. She was the first to jump in front of the camera for our Be Beautiful Be You campaign. Not only did we aim to capture Elizabeth’s natural beauty and personality in these images but we strive to create a piece of art, something that feels timeless and classic with each click. Elizabeth also shared with us what she thinks beauty means, “beauty is finding unique things about yourself and celebrating those!”. We couldn’t agree more.

Above is a little before and after, simply to show you what a beautiful person Elizabeth is with or without the makeup and hair design. Her personality truly shines through, strong, radiant, and so sweet!

Finally we’d love to invite you to share this amazing campaign with your girlfriends and share with us what beauty means to you! In doing so, you’ll be entered to win a The Glamour Experience with Catherine Rhodes Photography for both you AND a friend in the month of March!


1. On Facebook, share with us what beauty means to you under Elizabeth’s featured post :HERE!

2. Tag a friend that you’d like to share this session with

You can also email us at to find out how to set up your own Glamour Experience! When Friday rolls around, we’ll be announcing the random winner! So share away, we can’t wait to hear what beauty means to you and continue this amazing campaign, helping women feel comfortable in their own skin!

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

Happily Ever After : A Personal Project • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

What an exciting week it’s been! Not only are we finally starting a Personal Project near and dear to my heart today, but we launched the Be Beautiful Be You campaign! 2015 is going to be a beautiful year, filled with more doing than saying, and we wanted to start things off with a bang!

So to kick off our personal project, something we have been planning for almost three years now, we are excited to announce the winner of the Fan of the Month Giveaway and the first couple to be included in Happily Ever After, stories of love and life from couples married for over 25 years! This project is aimed to capture couples as they see themselves, 25+ years later, living their happily ever after! Each session will be focused on the couple, their love story,  in their most comfortable environment and photographed on film!

OK, we’d like to announce our amazing first couple…


From their daughter :

“I will forever be thankful to have been raised by parents who emanate such obvious love for one another and their family. This April they will celebrate 32 years of marriage! After retiring last December, some friends warned that they might tire of spending most of every day together. Well, those warnings were misplaced. Over the past year, my parents have acted more like newlyweds than retirees–taking dance classes, hiking mountains, riding their tandem bicycle in multiple countries. They have so much fun together that after coming to the end of one grand adventure, they can’t wait to dream up the next. As someone who will soon be saying “I do,” I couldn’t imagine a better example of love & partnership on which to model my own. Love you Mom & Dad.”

Congratulations Karl and Lori, we are so excited to photograph your sweet marriage after all these beautiful years! And for everyone else who entered, you’ll be receiving an email from us shortly! If you or someone you know has a beautiful love and would like to share that with Catherine Rhodes Photography, please email us at! We all enjoy a good love story, so check back soon for the start of this beautiful project!

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

February 13, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Aaron DuRall - Ahhhh! Catherine, I love this. This is a wonderful and thoughtful project! I need to get my in-laws to enter. I would love to see you share their wonderful story.

Keep this up. It’s a beautiful project that shows the testament of love and commitment. It’s absolutely wonderful.

Be Beautiful. Be You. • Central Missouri Based Glamour Photographer

In case you missed the big announcement yesterday, Catherine Rhodes Photography is starting a new campaign focused on helping women feel beautiful in their own skin! Be Beautiful. Be You. is a project close to my heart. Since the age of 13, I never really felt like I was the “beautiful” you see in magazines. It wasn’t until I started modeling and being photographed in a new light, where my personality could shine, that I really started to feel comfortable in my own skin.

This past weekend we photographed four amazing women and our hope is to photograph many women over the next year, capturing their beauty as it is now, both inside and out!

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So check back with us next week, February 16th 2015, when we start unveiling these gorgeous images! You’ll also have the chance to win a Contemporary Glamour Session for both you and a friend, all by telling us what beauty means to you. So stay tuned and ladies, be beautiful be you!

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

Week Two : How To Create a Video Blog • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

And we are off to week two with Video Blogging! This week we are discussing one of the most common questions, “How do you create your own video blog”. Plus we have some exciting videos in the works, check it out :

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Check back next week to see which beautiful couple wins the Anniversary session and kicks off one of our 2015 Personal Projects!

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

Missouri Wedding Venues • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photography

With so many wonderful engagements popping up from December to March, we thought it would be a great idea to share some beautiful and unique Missouri wedding venues we had the opportunity to photograph throughout 2o14! Whether you are looking for the intimate backyard wedding or a ballroom event, we’ve seen so many beautiful spaces and have listed a few of our favorites below :


This beautiful and rustic wedding venue sits just outside of St. Louis and is the perfect venue for your wedding Spring through Fall! Not only does this lovely venue offer a winery for a romantic feel indoors, but you can create something truly magical with a tent reception by the lake! There are also rustic barns spread throughout the property so creativity is endless for your day!

To see more from this beautiful wedding we photographed at Cedar Lake Cellars, click HERE!


Next venue up is the gorgeous Urban Event space in Kansas city Missouri! This stunning venue offers plenty of raw space for  you to create the wedding day of your dreams. Along with an urban vibe, the location is perfect for family and friends traveling into the Midwest for your big day!

To see more from this beautiful wedding photographed at The Urban Event, click HERE!


And with our final feature, we are sharing a beautiful venue close to home! Mockingbird Hill is a sweet red barn that sits just outside of Jefferson city. This lovely venue is the perfect space for your rustic outdoor wedding! With everything from a indoor barn space for the reception to fire pits outside, your family and friends will love the atmosphere of your laid back day!

To see more from this sweet wedding day at Mockingbird Hill, click HERE!

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