Offbeat Engagement Shoot at Cotton Belt Freight Depot

Engagement
March 16, 2016

It was the day before Valentine’s Day. Love was in the air (freezing cold air, I should add). We did this offbeat engagement shoot with Tenethia and Brandon in downtown St. Louis, first inside the Christ Church Cathedral and then at the famed Cotton Belt Freight Depot. It was something different than what I would normally do, but I really dug it!

Tenethia and Brandon are both God-fearing people. They met at their church and they said yes at that same church! So the gorgeous Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis is a perfect location for their engagement shoot. I think these two love birds were mesmerized by in this gorgeous cathedral. (Or were they lost in it? Can you spot them? LOL.)

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Our next stop was the legendary Cotton Belt Freight Depot, a must-stop for adventure-seekers. This place is filled with graffiti and has been the usual location of Artica, an annual grassroots outdoor and multidisciplinary arts festival, since 2002. Our couple  wanted something different. Because Brandon is a private contractor doing home remodeling all over the St. Louis area, they decided to go with a construction theme.

The main reason was, of course, it would be A LOT OF FUN! See it for yourself.

I absolutely love this offbeat couple and the love they have for each other. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding in September!

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

Offbeat Engagement Session, Cotton Belt Freight Depot engagement, offbeat brides, offbeat couples

 

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Denise Allen Hurdle 16:45 February 17, 2016 Reply
Beautiful!
Nicole Heisler 18:21 February 17, 2016 Reply
This is lovely! Great lighting.
    Choice Jade Photography 18:43 February 17, 2016 Reply
    Thanks Nicole! It was definitely fun to try off camera flash on this engagement shoot.
Ellie Berlin 18:41 February 17, 2016 Reply
Great photo! Awesome background
Kelly Loeffler 20:15 February 17, 2016 Reply
Beautiful portrait of a stunning couple
Stacey Serinsky 22:18 February 17, 2016 Reply
Lovely photo
Trina Dinnar 01:53 February 18, 2016 Reply
Very Nice! Rocking the D700 - my favorite camera! :)
Dilyara 19:45 February 20, 2016 Reply
Such a unique locations for the engagement session! Love every single image of it!
Minister Marie 15:23 February 23, 2016 Reply
Such a fun location! Beautifully done. :-)

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