Sarah and Jesse : Tiger Hotel Wedding Day • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Sarah and Jesse’s beautiful day began at the Tiger Hotel here in Columbia Missouri! In the Bridal Suite Sarah was surrounded by her sweet bridesmaids and Mom, who all began to tear up as Sarah stepped into her stunning wedding dress! From there they all headed over to The Newman Center, a beautiful Catholic church here on Mizzou’s campus. The ceremony was sweet and so many hugs were had afterward in celebration of this perfect new marriage!

After some amazing portraits around Columbia and a few drinks at The Broadway Roof, we headed to the reception at the Tiger Hotel! The day was full of smiles, tears, and one amazing couple sharing their love with friends and family! Congratulations Sarah and Jesse, it was amazing to be behind the lens for your day. So many sweet moments were captured and I’m honored that you let me document your day!

A Special Thanks To :

The Tiger Hotel : Reception Venue

The Newman Center : Wedding Venue

The Broadway Roof : Portrait Location

Velvet Cupcake : Desserts

Tiger Garden : Floral Design

Elizabeth Wallace : Second Photographer

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

Emily and Neal : Martha’s Vineyard Engagement Session • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Last week during my trip out East, I met Emily and Neal, one sweet couple for their Martha’s Vineyard Engagement Session!

If you’ve ever been to Martha’s Vineyard, then you completely understand how beautiful that little island off the coast of Massachusetts is. However beautiful, the weather decided to be difficult that afternoon with rain and much cooler temps. Rain or shine though, we headed out to a few beautiful spots along the island, my favorite being a beach that was absolutely breathtaking with green rolling hillsides and cliffs along the sea.  So excited to be photographing these two later this Fall in the MidWest!


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

My and Ted : Anniversary in Historic Deerfield • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

This past weekend was a whirlwind of amazing couples and beautiful locations, my favorite! This first beautiful couple that I had the opportunity to meet up with once again back East is My and Ted, a beautiful pair that I had the honor of photographing on their wedding day last year! We met for their anniversary in Historic Deerfield and captured some lovely images at sunset. Here are a few favorites from their session and if you’d like to check out their wedding images from last Summer, feel free to click HERE!


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

A Styled Bridal Shoot : Blue Bell Farm • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer


Blue Bell Farm, as soon as I walked into this venue for the first time I knew I wanted to create a beautiful styled shoot! Mayumi and Alezandra, the lovely twin sisters you see below, volunteered to play dress up for the afternoon and model these stunning wedding dresses from Bridal Bliss Designs! I wanted the entire shoot to feel whimsical and relaxed with floral pieces that represented the summer, all created by Addie Jane’s Originals. Of course we live in Missouri and the weather had a different plan for us that afternoon… Throughout the entire shoot we felt rain drops, but that didn’t stop us from creating these beautiful images. Plus with the amazing help of Jade, our Hair and Makeup Artist, we had nothing to worry about when it came to the rain! Even if it had rained all afternoon, we had the privileged of playing with Blue Bell Farm’s newly hatched baby chicks, so sweet!

To top off this beautiful shoot, I was finally able to purchase and use the wonderful Contax 645, the grandaddy of all Film Cameras. To say I’m excited about this camera is quite the understatement.  There are a few beautiful film snaps below, see if you can pick them out among the rest!


A Special thanks to :

Blue Bell Farm : Wedding Venue

Bridal Bliss Designs : Wedding Dress

Jade Henlgman : Hair and Makeup Artist

Addie Jane’s Originals : Floral Design

Mayumi and Alezandra : Models

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

The Heirloom Proof Box • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Heirloom: something of special value handed on from one generation to another.

For Catherine Rhodes Photography, heirloom items from your day are almost as important as the photography itself. That’s why in the last year I started offering couples this beautiful Heirloom Proof Box! Not only is the box itself just stunning, handmade out of fine woods, but inside you’ll find 50 beautiful Fine Art Prints, all hand picked by the newlyweds themselves!

These lovely boxes mean so much to the couples that have received them thus far and I’m so excited to further the need for keepsake items from such a special day in your life. With that, any couple booking their sweet day with Catherine Rhodes Photography between July 14th 2014 and August 1st 2014 will receive a stunning Heirloom Proof Box with their Collection!

And to add to the sweetness of  this Giveaway, any couple in 2014 who has already booked with Catherine Rhodes Photography (or been photographed!) can like this post on Facebook or simply leave a sweet comment below for an Heirloom Proof Box Giveaway that will be announced August 1st 2014!!!

The Heirloom Proof Box comes in two different finishes, Hand Rubbed Walnut Oil (my personal favorite!) and White Washed Northern Ash. Along with a beautiful finish, the engraving on the top of the box can include both the Bride and Groom’s name plus their wedding date!

Not only do these boxes hold tangible and beautiful prints but they also have plenty of room to safe keep other meaningful items from your day! How perfect is that!

So whether you are saying I Do here in Missouri or half way around the world,  head on over to the Contact Page above or just email at to reserve your wedding date today!

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

July 21, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Hannah Farmer - Absolutely love this giveaway! Can’t wait to meet you and have you document our incredible day!! Only 13 days away! SO excited!! :)