Five Days of Christmas Giveaways • Columbia Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Can you believe that 2014 is coming to a close?! This time of the year is our absolute favorite. Between holiday parties, Christmas trees, and the occasional cup of hot cocoa, who could really ask for more! So in the spirit of the being jolly and the season of giving, we are bringing back our FIVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS!

Day One begins with something we all love, COFFEE (or tea!)! Today we are giving away five, yes five, $10 Starbucks Gift Cards!


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It’s as simple as that. Entry for this Giveaway ends at 11:59pm today, December 8th, or by the end of Day One. The winners will be announced  Monday, December 15th, so stay tuned! And there will be plenty more Giveaways this week, plus no limits as to how many days you can enter, so what are you waiting for?


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

Wedding Canvas Contest 2014 • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photography

2014, what a year you have been!  We couldn’t be more thankful for the sweet couples we now call friends from weddings over the span of this beautiful year!  So to kick off our 5 Days of Holiday Giveaways next week, we are excited to announce the Wedding Canvas Contest 2014! Some of our absolute favorite images from this 2014 wedding season can be found on Facebook under the 2014 Wedding Canvas Contest Album and with your Likes, Shares, and Comments one lovely couple will receive a 16×24 Canvas of their select image!

Voting starts today! So feel free to visit Catherine Rhodes Photography on Facebook and share the love for your favorite image of the year! Voting will continue through December 31st, at 11:59pm, with the winner announced on January 2nd to start to the new year!




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

The Wedding Retreat with Ashley & Catherine • Central Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photographer

Can you believe 2015 is just around the corner? With the new year ahead some exciting things are in store for both our wonderful clients and fellow photographers alike! Over the past year, both myself and my wonderful friend and fellow wedding photographer, Ashley Fisher, have noticed a growing interest in opportunities to learn from fellow photographers like ourselves. With years of photography knowledge between the two of us, we put our heads together to create something pretty amazing.

We introduce to you…

This two day, jammed packed wedding workshop will be held from Friday, March 13-Sunday, March 15 at a lake house just outside of St. Louis, MO.  And the best part, accommodations and meals are included in the ticket price!

Here’s what we have in store for this weekend retreat :
- Friday: Welcome Dinner & Q&A Session
- Saturday: Walk through of a wedding on Saturday, including a styled shoot with key tips from Catherine on creating emotive portraits with your couples on such a busy day. Also, after Saturday’s dinner & Q&A session, Ashley will be teaching a lesson on OCF including reception lighting, sparklers, night shots, and cigar shots for the guys!
- Sunday: A day chock full of our best business tips to get clients, treat them like gold, and have a life while running a successful wedding photography business. Sunday evening will be our big Q&A session.
- Monday: Breakfast before departure!

Attendees will also receive two PDF workbooks (one from Ashley & one from Catherine) that will detail everything we talk about at The Wedding Retreat and more!

We are offering Early Bird Registration to 5 wonderful photographers. Not only could this be the very thing that helps refresh you for the new wedding season ahead, The Wedding Retreat could be an amazing opportunity to meet new faces in the industry while growing and learning together! Early Bird Registration ends December 31st 2014, so be sure to reserve your spot today HERE!

**Early bird registrations will receive a special gift from Ashley & Catherine!**

Neither Ashley or myself do anything halfway, so you can be assured that you’ll have an AMAZING time at The Wedding Retreat & learn practical techniques, tips, and tricks to implement and boost your wedding photography business in 2015. So if you are interested in reserving your own seat at The Wedding Retreat (10 spaces available) please visit : The Wedding Retreat

We can’t wait to meet each and every one of you!


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

2015 Fine Art Wedding Photography Giveaway • Columbia Missouri Based Destination Wedding Photography

Can we just take a minute to high five one another for such an amazing year! Truly 2014 has been unbelievable and we have so many people to thank, especially our lovely couples who we’ve photographed over 34 weekends this year, thank you thank you THANK YOU!

Now on to the big announcement….in light of our new Fine Art Collection for weddings in 2015, Catherine Rhodes Photography along with are hosting a Fine Art Wedding Photography Giveaway to one amazing couple, anywhere in the world! How exciting is that?! All you have to do is tell us your story.

What’s Included?

The winner will receive 8 Hours of Fine Art Wedding Day Coverage along with the Digital Files for their printing leisure. This Giveaway is worth an amazing $4,000, our biggest Photography Giveaway to date!

How to enter?

Just head on over to between now and December 28th to tell us all about your love story, how you met and your dreams for your big day! We will take a few days to read through all the amazing entries and on January 1st 2015 a couple will be announced!

Official Rules

By entering this contest, you agree to pay for all travel expenses for Catherine Rhodes Photography and Assistant if you are selected as the winner.  Catherine Rhodes Photography will make all travel arrangements (no worries though, we travel regularly and can keep costs low).

You must be 18 years or older to enter and getting married between now and December 31, 2015.

The winner couple agrees to be featured on as well as Social Media sites for promotion.

You cannot already be booked with another photographer and you must have a set wedding date when entering this contest.

All taxes, fees, and work vouchers are the responsibility of the winning couple. By participating in this giveaway, you agree to be bound by these official rules.

So head on over to and send us your stories, we can’t wait to hear all about your engagement and what you have planned for that once in a lifetime day! Good luck!

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

Featured : MidWest Bride • Central Missouri Based Desitnation Wedding Photographer

Kaitlin and Jon’s beautiful wedding is featured over on MidWest Bride! Between their soft colors and beautiful faces, this lovely wedding deserves a look back. Check out their feature over on MidWest Bride HERE!

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