St. Louis Wedding Photographer // Memphis Wedding Photographer // Jefferson Underground // McVicar

I met Leisha + Brevin when I was living in Chicago earlier this year. Leisha was working with my friend + roommate at the time, so when Leisha + Brevin got engaged, Colleen was the birdie in Leisha's ear telling her about me!  I photographed their engagement session + was SO excited for their wedding all year! <3

Leisha + Brevin's gorgeous wedding was in the heart of St. Louis, MO, their hometown + where they now live together as husband + wife. Those two put so much heart into their wedding, but so much more importantly, they were surrounded by SO much love. It was so dang tangible. Their ceremony was a short worship service as they + their guests prayed + sang praises to the Lord for bringing them together to start life as one. It was so beautiful. I'm about to go look at their wedding video AGAIN. 

 

Without further adieu, Mr. + Mrs. McVicar!

Vendors:

Venue: Jefferson Underground

Videography: Millennium Productions

Bride's Dress: WToo Waters via Lovely Bride Chicago

Hair: Emily Miller Makeup

Makeup artist: SE Beauty - Sarah Eggleston

Shoes: Forever 21

Guy's suits: The Black Tux

Guys Ties: The Tie Bar

Bridesmaids dresses: Weddington Way

Florals: Blooms - Jenny Seitz

Food: Bogart's BBQ

DJ: Elite Pro DJ

Second Shooter: Jackie McGinnis

Best of 2017

WOW. How is 2017 over? Honestly I'm a lil shook. 2017 was a big year! I was my first year after graduating college, I moved to Chicago, moved back home, photographed 18 weddings in my first full year as a wedding photog, about 90 sessions (families + couples). I traveled to Milwaukee, Haiti, St. Louis, San Francisco twice, + Chicago multiple times. I photographed a birth, 3 proposals, multiple newborn, maternity, + family sessions. 2017 was a big deal + I look back over this year so incredibly thankful my job has led me to meet all of the wonderfully amazing people I've met this year.

Like how freaking blessed am I that I get to do what I love, capture moments of people in love + freeze time for them? I get to travel all over the US and to other countries doing what I love. Honestly the "best of 2017" could be each and every session + wedding I've photographed this year, because 2017 was LIT AS HELL. 

But instead of showing you every single session + wedding from 2017, I'll share just SOME of my favorite images from the year. Best dance moves, best dresses, best DOGS (😍), best cute baby bums, etc. This is of course not exhaustive, all the people, couples, families I photographed are #1 on my list. Choosing my top images for this post literally took days.

Thank YOU a thousand thousand times over for supporting me + Dani Brewer Photography! All the beautiful faces I've photographed - those you find here in the blog + not, I love you I LOVE YOU! <3 Every time y'all choose me, you show you believe in my crazy, The Office + rescue dog obsessed self. 

Tennessee Wedding Photographer // The Forts

I first met Rachel at Swankys after she first inquired with me about photographing their wedding. We sat at the bar for about two hours chatting about wedding planning, their dogs GB + Lucy, + of course, a lot about her + Shawn. She told me about the night they first met, about all the traveling they did together, + we laughed at Shawn's lack of talent when it comes to boomerang-ing. I knew I had to be their wedding photographer. I wanted to tell their love story + I couldn't wait to give them kickass photos of their day!

Fast forward a few months, I finally got to meet Shawn, Lucy, + GB at their cute Germantown home as we had a few drinks + talked over the timeline. The connection with them is like they've been together for years + years, like they're one in the same. 

Mr. + Mrs. Fort <3 

Lovedddd working with these vendors:

Bride's dress: The Dress Theory 

Florals: Kelly Hightower

Bridesmaids dresses: Show Me Your Mumu 

Catering + Food Truck: Fuel Cafe 

Cake: 17Berkshire  

Donuts: Gibson's Donuts

Second Shooter: Jackie McGinnis

Shari + Joe | Lifestyle + Married Life | Wilson AR

I've known Shari + Joe for a few years now. We met through my friend, Shari's sister Sean, when I went to visit the Wilson Cafe. Shari + Joe met in 2007 working together at a Memphis restaurant + they opened the Wilson Cafe in 2013 together. 

They got married in May 2016 + I was Sean's "date" to the wedding. We. cut. a. rug. at that wedding. It was such a blast! 

I was so glad when Shari asked me about photographing her + Joe in Wilson. We took a few minutes to do some lifestyle shots of her cooking in her cute kitchen + then I got to hang out with them + their sweet pups Delta + Marco in their living room for a while. We then explored Wilson a little more!