Amber & Kyle: A Barn Wedding by Bolla Photo


Congratulations, Amber and Kyle!


Niki & Joey: Family by Bolla Photo

Noah: Harry Potter Fan at 6 months old by Bolla Photo

I can't get over this keeper! Between those oh-so-squishy cheeks and his many facial expressions (taking after his mommy!), Noah completely rocked his Harry Potter themed six-month session...just as much as his Harry Potter themed newborn session.

Chelsea & TJ: A Rustic, Fall Wedding by Bolla Photo


That look! That look being exchanged between TJ and Chelsea sums it all up. The friendship. The excitement. The adoration. The love these two have for each other is undeniable. And they just exude adorableness!

"To my beautiful bride on our wedding day: Chels, As you are getting ready for the best day of our lives, I ask that you take a moment to relax, and think about how far we have come....I always knew there was something special about you. I was instantly drawn to your bubbly personality and just how damn beautiful you are. As time went on and we started dating, I leaned that there is so much more to you than that. We share the same heart. You are kind, loving, thoughtful, and just a really good person. I can tell you that I will not have a nervous bone in my body today because I am 100% sure that you were meant to be my wife and I was meant to be your husband."


Push the Limit is one of my favorite bands and they definitely delivered, as always! 

Congratulations again, Chelsea and TJ!


Southern Illinois Wedding Ceremony: St. Paul's United Christian Church, Nashville, IL
Southern Illinois Wedding Reception Venue: Buxton's Banquet Hall, Beckemeyer, IL
Southern Illinois Wedding Band: Push the Limit, St. Louis, MO
Southern Illinois Floral Artist: Town and Country Florist, Breese, IL

Melissa and Joe 10.26.13 by Bolla Photo

It was Game 3 of the 2013 World Series. After the Cardinals won game 2 over the Red Sox on the night of their rehearsal, Melissa was hoping for another win to make her husband even happier on their wedding day. As a large part of the wedding guests, including the mother of the groom (aka the biggest St. Louis fan, according to best man Michael), gathered around the TV at the Forest Park Golf Club, the Cards went on to win 5-4 over Boston.

The rest of the day was just as wonderful! Melissa and Joe wed at the beautiful St. Gabriel’s in St. Louis.  Then the entire bridal party headed across the street for some portraits. After a quick drive all the action at Busch Stadium, we stopped on Washington Avenue.  There we ran out and dodged traffic and also ran in to the wonderful firefighters from Engine House #2 of the St. Louis Fire Department.  They were kind enough to let us highjack their fire truck briefly and they even joined in for a photo. Then it was on to Forest Park where the sky lit up in beautiful streaks of blue and gold and everyone enjoyed a night filled with dinner, dancing, laughter, and of course, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Congratulations again, Melissa and Joe!


(To see more photos from Melissa and Joe‘s wedding, please watch the video slideshow below.)

Ceremony: St. Gabriel Archangel Catholic Church, St. Louis, MO

Reception: Forest Park Golf Club, St. Louis, MO

Videographer: Jordan Phoenix, Phoenix Design

Hair and Makeup Artists: Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis, MO

Floral Artist: Sisters Flowers

Cake Artist: The Cakery

Dress: Maggie Sottero design, Clarice’s Bridal, St. Louis, MO

DJ: Millenium Productions