I take a lot of pictures at your wedding, thousands in fact! Don’t be alarmed if myself or my second are pointing our cameras at you all the time, we’re making sure we capture things as they happen. Just try to relax and behave as you would if no cameras were there!
We strive to capture as much of your wedding as possible by getting all of the smiles, laughs, and happy tears that we can. Which is why we provide an option for a 3rd and 4th photographer as needed. Large weddings with lots of people need lots of photographers spread throughout the venue to improve the odds of getting all those surprise moments that will allow you to experience your wedding from a new perspective when viewing your photos for the first time and all the times afterward.
Don't forget about your engagement session!
I love engagement sessions, it’s fun for me and I think the couples I work with enjoy being the center of attention for a couple hours. I try to bring a little extra to my engagements and enhanced packages are available for couples who don’t mind feeling a little special once in awhile.
The nice thing about engagement sessions is that they can be so much more than that. It’s really your chance to shine as a couple and get photos that show you at your absolute best. Many couples opt for my “formal” package which entails dressing up in ballroom attire and getting the pictures of your dreams anywhere in the St. Louis area we can get permission to shoot.
For those of exceptional means I humbly offer “The Ultimate World Tour”. The details of this package are a secret but purchasing it guarantees me as your personal photographer for a multi-destination trip to some of the most spectacular places, hotels, and landmarks that exist on the planet. In addition to photos a professionally edited 15-30 minute highlight video of the trip will be provided.
Don't like the normal photo spots?
We will work with you to find a unique location for your photos whether it’s one of the little known corners of Forest Park, or an out of the way spot in Missouri’s Wine Country, we’ll help you find the location for your photos that will set your hearts aflutter.
For instance, if you tell me you want photos in Forest Park I can think of 10 different spots right off the top of my head with great views, including a few random spots few people even know about. We think you’ll agree that our experience working with the environment that St. Louis offers can add a unique twist to your wedding day photography.
Unique options for your wedding day, and afterward.
In addition to typical packages we have other options that will make your wedding day coverage even more awesome.
One of the things we offer is a wedding “day after” photo session. Doesn’t have to be the day after or even the week after, but basically we get you dressed up again as bride and groom for a more focused and less time constrained photo session.
Many brides will end up “trashing the dress” by virtue of wearing it through a 12 hour day of photos and partying, but we have the option of making it official in action and photos by getting shots of you doing the craziest things you can think of in your wedding day attire. Think along the lines of water skiing with your dress and veil blowing in the wind behind you… you know, FUN stuff!
We serve the greater St. Louis Area and more...
Are you interested in hiring Kenessey Studios but don’t live in the St. Louis area? Don’t worry! We’re available to travel for on location weddings and engagement sessions.
- Destination packages include 1 entire day dedicated to capturing the bride and groom looking their best at nearby hot spots.
- Available options include having a personal photographer follow you around on select days during your trip.
- Other options such as a mini-documentary and a personal stylist are also available.
Check out what our customers are saying about us:
”We're so lucky we ended up going with Kenessey Studios for our wedding. They arrived early and got lots of great photos of everyone getting ready which was something I really enjoyed seeing when we got our photos back. The whole wedding day went amazingly well and the pictures came out wonderfully. Shawn and his team made us feel at ease and made us look good too. They did a professional job from beginning to end. I recommend Kenessey Studios wholeheartedly!Katie
”They were quick and efficient, and had us do several different spots around the Museum. Plus, they were awesome at directing us on what to do and they were really creative with what shots we could do and where! They even braved a storm with us, and stayed out there until it started pouring (so we got some cool shots with the storm coming in).Hannah
”Shawn was so great to work with! He was very kind, had plenty of neat ideas for shots but also welcomed anything we were interested in trying. He made us feel comfortable and was extremely quick with his turn around of our pictures. Thank you so much, Shawn!Ashley