The Wedding Retreat St. Louis

In March I traveled to St. Louis for a wedding photography retreat host by Ashley & Catherine. We put in some LONG hours starting our days by 9am and sometimes not stopping until 11:30pm. Although their style of photography is different from mine, I decided to attend in hopes of picking up some tips on off camera flash, reception lighting, sparkler exit/writing and things on the paperwork side of owning a business. We didn't get to learn hands on the sparkler portions, but  I did leave with a 250 page book for reference... Here's just a few of my favorites. The best part of this workshop was the rain + off camera flash photos. SOOO fun! Even if we were freezing outside! 

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The Wedding Retreat by Ashley Fisher and Catherine Rhodes
Catherine Rhodes Photography -
Ashley Fisher Photography -

Daytime Stationery : Little Yellow Leaf -

Nightime Stationery : Announce This! -

Specialty Rentals (Linens, Flatware, Glassware) : Ultra Pom Event Rental -

Styled Shoot Design : Madison Sanders Events :

Floral Design : Addie Jane's Originals -

Cigars : Brennan's -

Wedding Dresses & Hair Pieces : BHLDN -

Ties : Express -

Jewelry : Tiffany Rose Designs -

Hair and Makeup : Whitney Reynolds -

Cake : La Patisserie Chouquette Par Simone Faure -

Table Rentals : The Aries Company -