A few Sundays ago, Lauren and I loaded up after a day photographing a wedding and headed down to Tower Grove Park in St. Louis to photograph the senior sessions of one of my reps, Ashley. (Did you know that when I was a kid and people would talk about how beautiful Tower Grove Park was, I thought they were referring to our local Tower Grove Park? I mean, it’s nice but I couldn’t understand why someone would ever call it beautiful. Tower Grove Park in St. Louis is definitely worthy of being called beautiful, though.)
Anyway, after some delays that had us both frustrated, we made it and headed out in the hot September day to photograph this beautiful young lady. Ashley is quiet at first but after she’s comfortable, she’s a great conversationalist. I’ve photographed her several times and am always taken by her perfect smile and gorgeous eyes. She’s a photographer’s dream.
We strolled all around the park and I worked as efficiently as possible, so that we could make sure that poor Ashley didn’t pass out on us due to the heat! It was a busy day in the park but we were lucky enough that we were able to get all of the photos we wanted without having to dodge too many park-goers.
After finishing up at Tower Grove Park, we headed to Forest Park to try and find a particular bridge that Ashley thought was pretty. You never realize how many bridges there are in that park until you’re looking for a particular one!
But we found it! (It’s over by the Muny for anyone wondering…) And actually, Ashley found it. Lauren and I would have been driving around in circles all day if it were left up to us. Have I ever mentioned that my sense of direction is remarkably poor?
One thing I love about Ashley is her willingness to just go with the flow. I found this tiny little spot that I thought would look gorgeous if she stood up against it in her bright blue dress. It was a bit out of the way but it turned out spectacularly! I love how her dress and her gorgeous coloring pops in this image!
This was a tiny spot I found on our way back to the car. Just when my seniors think I’m done with them, I find another spot for a photo and make them pose for a quick second. And oftentimes, those end up being my favorite photos of all.
I can’t wait to get together with Ashley soon when we photograph her for a super secret rep project…more details coming very soon!