St. Louis Union Station Engagement photos —I had the pleasure of meeting Paige and Ryan and capturing their love and story in St. Louis. We choose the historic St. Louis Union Station as the backdrop for their shoot and then we moved to the Angad Arts Hotel for the second portion of the photoshoot.
Update: Paige and Ryan have been featured on How They Asked by the Knot.
Q: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?
Q: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. (example: pushing each other to new limits, love to travel, huge comic book fans, foodies, etc.) What makes your relationship unique?
Q: How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship? (these may often be the same moment, but aren’t always)
Q: Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?
Q: We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!
Q: Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet?
For more information about my engagement photo shoots please visit my engagement photography web site.
First of all, brides have moved from the traditional bridesmaids’ gifts to one that transcends their big day. The growing trend? To give their bridal party something that provides comfort for the big day and many days to come.
Rated in the top 5 Bridesmaids’ Gift of 2020, the satin robe is the new bridal party craze. Certainly providing your girls with a gift that transcends is important for many reasons, but think about the pictures! Not only do these photograph well, but they provide your bridal party the opportunity to have hair and makeup done without worry of trying to pull something over their head.
As the bride, you have the option to stand out with robes designed with you in mind. From beautiful sheer robes that fall at your feet to something short and cute with “Bride” on the back, you can create memories of your special day in something cute and just for you.
Many brides take this opportunity to personalize their robes with their future names and even do the same for the bridal party. Gone are the days of mirrors and jewelry as the only gift given, brides are giving gifts that keep giving!
You can incorporate your color scheme, take into account the different body types of your bridal party, and even mix and match based on personality.
Brides have many options, from matching their bridal party to traditional white. You can have your robe reflect your personality or even your wedding dress…you have the ability to be you!
If you are looking for some robe inspiration here are some to view and try:
Wedding guests often find themselves at a crossroads when deciding what to wear. They don’t want to look like a member of the wedding party but also don’t want to look like they’re not putting forth an effort. For some you may have never been a wedding guest, maybe you’ve always been a part of the bridal party or this is your first formal affair. Don’t worry, here are some things to consider when invited to such celebrations.
As a wedding guest, consider a few key things:
The joy of being a wedding guest is that you get to be a part of a celebration and still reflect your style in fashion!
Below are some of my favorite Wedding Guest Photos from the 2019 Wedding Season.
It was truly an Intimate Greenery Wedding at District Winery in Washington, D.C. where Stephen and Jeanne exchanged lifelong vows.
Finally, I’m sharing images from one of my couples who wed in 2019 at the beautiful District Winery Wedding in Washington D.C.
Stephen and Jeanne had a non-traditional yet romantic wedding that was intimate with greenery, whites, and pops of navy at one amazing winery location. I love non-traditional weddings, it allows me to challenge myself to think outside the box and be creative. The bride wore a beautiful lace off the shoulder dress while the groom wore a tailored navy tux with a grey tie to tie all the beautiful colors together. Their details and colors came together beautifully to show the winery’s charm.
United with Love featured this winery wedding. To see it, click here.
Photography: Chip Dizárd & Trene Forbes
Venue: District Winery
Day of Coordinator: Details Made Simple
Cake: Couture Cakes by Sabrina
Florals: Designs by Oochay
DJ: DJ Max Powers
Makeup and Hair: Carla Pressley Hair & Makeup
The Sagamore Pendry Hotel is 128-room luxury hotel located in the historic waterfront community of Fell’s Point overlooking the Inner Harbor. Ashlee and Ryan were excited when I suggested having their engagement session here as they are getting married in Baltimore.
The red carpet stairs made for a romantic backdrop for Ashlee and Ryan as they were getting more comfortable with the shoot. The shoot took place in July of 2018 on one of the hottest days of the summer so we made it work and that’s one of the reasons why I chose the Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore.
Ashlee is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and since she was wearing a fabulous dress, I asked her to strike that AKA pose.
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is the reinvention of one of the region’s most storied properties, perched on Recreation Pier in the center of the vibrant waterfront Fell’s Point neighborhood. The hotel was carefully renovated and reimagined by Patrick Sutton Design with a creative vision rooted in its historic significance and signature Charm City allure. The final product is designed for visitors and locals alike, with the amenities, offerings and exclusive programming today’s traveler is seeking, accompanied by the city’s most inspired new dining, beverage and retail concepts. Baltimore, reimagined. Welcome to Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Via Sagamore Pendry
We ended Ashlee and Ryan’s shoot Fells Point Creamery This is a really good ice cream shop across from the Sagamore Pendry Hotel. They are a really fun couple and I look forward to capturing their Baltimore wedding.
Updated July 23, 2020
Your wedding day is a special day where people come together but unfortunately, there are some guests and family members that won’t be able to attend in person.
I got my start in the wedding business in 2010 by live-streaming a 2-hour concert wedding it was one of the longest weddings I’ve filmed at 2 hours, now it has over 140k views on YouTube. I also work in Washington, D.C. for DC Micro Weddings.
2010-2020 Chip Dizárd Studios
African American Wedding Photographer | Washington, D.C. | Baltimore
LGBTQ+ Weddings | BLACK SORORITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | INTERRACIAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
| ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER