Author Archives: Ryansite




Featured in St. Louis Bride Magazine

I’m excited to be featured in the July Issue of Saint Louis Bride Magazine – Real Moments page 84. We had a fun night tonight at the magazine release party at the Marriot downtown. Check it out here:  

Rob + Amanda @ St. John’s and Forest Park

The Muny is a favorite date spot for Rob and Amanda so we made sure to stop by.  I had been waiting months to see Robby’s moon walk, and he did not disappoint!  They even owned the band hats for the reception – awesome!  Congratulations Newlyweds!

Tony and Sarah – Engagement Session

We covered a lot of ground for this shoot!  I hadn’t shot in Soulard in a while – it was fun to explore and incorporate the architecture.  I’m a little afraid of heights so I had Tony and Sarah walk out on the overpass bridge… and had to yell so they could hear me over...

The Sells at City Garden

What?  ALL of the Archgrounds closed? All of it?  Plan B…  City Garden at Market and 9th.    The Sells are great friends of ours.  They are kind, generous, and they put God first.  Oh, and they are one good lookin’ family!  

Rob + Amanda @ Laclede’s Landing + Botanical Garden

Robby and Amanda travel between St. Louis annd Branson to see each other on the weekends as they prepare for their Wedding.  It’s so cool that they are both working hard and making sacrifices for each other before their big day. I was lucky to see a sneak peek of Robby’s moon walk during the...

Kevin + Tricia @ St. Francis Xavier + St. Louis City Center

Thank you Kevin and Tricia Fechter/Gates families for again choosing me for your big day!  You guys bring the crazy good time EVERY time!  Your perfect late-fall day wraps up this Wedding season…which means it’s time to grab some egg nog.  Merry Christmas!

’51 Chevy

As I take on commercial assignments, this was an opportunity to include a small footprint crew to produce a story from concept through final image.  Production included location research, four assistants, off camera lighting, outfit prep, a classic truck, and newlyweds Darren and Amber – who missed their calling as models!  Thank you Amber Gallagher,...

Digital Strike – Targeted Marketing

What an assignment!  Originally a Gulf gas station in 1951, Owner Chris ‘Wes’ Westmeyer has restored the building, making it the new home of Digital Strike – Targeted Marketing in Webster Groves, MO. Chris let me know that as a kid growing up just down the street, he would stand outside the building with the...

Danny + Alyssa @ Botanical Gardens + Forest Park Pavillion

From start to finish these two took over St. Louis for their engagement session. Their Wedding day was no different with two great venues – Botanical Gardens and the World’s Fair Pavilion. Danny and Alyssa met in the Peace Corps and their friends came in numbers to show the international love!    

David + Emily @ Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest Park + Union Station

David and Emily were both ALL IN on their Wedding Day.  Their wedding party matched their energy, which made the whole day fun.  David and Emily went to Disney World for their honeymoon – how cool is that?!   As a side note, I do have to confess that Emily was referred to me by Evelyn,...