Elizabeth and James : Bohemian Backyard Wedding • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

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Elizabeth and James’ bohemian backyard wedding in Jefferson city was the absolute best! Elizabeth decided to throw a wedding full of bohemian and eclectic touched in her parent’s backyard with just a few family and friends to celebrate in their I Dos! From DIY pieces to the meal itself, the entire family helped create this lovely day!

The ceremony was set back in the woods on a beautiful rock shelf. There were many sweet words read by each and every bridesmaid and groomsmen wishing Elizabeth and James the warmest wishes in their new life together. From there the reception took off with an entire meal prepared by Elizabeth’s family! Their first dance together as husband and wife was just the sweetest with Elizabeth’s smiling just lighting up the entire backyard! Oh and did I mention Elizabeth also wanted Film coverage on her day? Well it was perfect. A few film images have been scattered below.

Congratulations Elizabeth and James, photographing your wedding was such a treat and I’m just so happy for the two of you and your new life together!

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

Taylor and Sam : A Backyard Engagement Session • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Taylor and Sam decided to have their sweet engagement session in the backyard of Taylor’s family home! It was a beautiful sunny evening and these two were so excited for their session! First we started off with a little ice cream and laughs and then wondered around the backyard searching for a few beautiful rays of light and some sweet moments to create these lovely images below! I’m so excited to be photographing their day next Spring, we can only hope the evening is just as beautiful when they say I Do!

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

Featured : 50 Top US Wedding Photographers • Central Missouri Based Destinaton Wedding Photographer

WOW!

Surprised, shocked, excited, just a few of the words running through my head when I saw the post including Catherine Rhodes Photography as one of the 50 Top US Wedding Photographers posted by WeddZilla! This is an honor that I truly didn’t see coming for many many years, if at all, and I’m so grateful to Weddzilla.com for including my name.

And of course a big thank you to every beautiful face and story that I’ve been able to photograph over the last 6 years. I can’t even begin to tell you how truly special it is to capture your special and most inspiring moments each and every weekend.

xo- Catherine

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

Hailey and Erik : The Courses at Forest Park Wedding • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

WeddingPhotography_ForestParkStLouisMissouri_CatherineRhodesPhotography_2785.jpgHailey and Erik’s wedding day at The Courses at Forest Park was a whirlwind of excitement, unpredictable weather, and a whole lot of love! The day began as most do, with the Bride getting ready with her family and friends! From there we headed out for quick first look and on to Forest Park to beat the rain and take advantage of some beautiful weather. Well the rain held off through most of the portraits and then carried into a tornado warning, YES a tornado warning! Inside we all hurried waiting out the storm and fingers crossed for some clear weather during the ceremony!

Well lucky for us, the weather cleared for a short time leaving us the perfect opportunity for a wedding filled with sunshine! The ceremony included Jewish traditions from the Ketubah signing to the breaking of the bottle at the end! And since Erik is in the Military they had to follow tradition with a sword exit! The evening carried into the reception with a wonderful dinner and the exciting Hora! Hailey and Erik’s day was filled with excitement from beginning to end and it was an honor photographing their day!

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs., wishing you many many more years of excitement and love together!

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A big thanks to :

The Courses at Forest Park : Wedding and Reception Venue

Alred Wedding Consultants : Wedding Planner

Poppies Design Studio : Floral Design

Galaxy : Band

Jessica Smith : Second Photographer

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

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

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So we are one day late with our 10 on 10 post, but better late then never right:)Today I’m sharing a few favorites from my friend Emily and I’s trip down to New Orleans! Between the eclectic culture and the food, I don’t think there’s many places in the US I love more. Not to mention they celebrate everything from weddings to birthdays by parading through the streets with a complete brass band, the best!

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Be sure to check out another wonderful 10 on 10 post by Bethany Wears Photography!

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

June 11, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Bethany - Ahh a place I’ve always wanted to visit! Love that horsie shot and the night ones too!