Saturday, August 11, 2012

St. Louis Arch

While in St. Louis last weekend for a friend's wedding, I took the opportunity to capture some photos of the St Louis Arch.  Officially called the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the stainless steel arch is an amazing piece of architecture.  The arch soars into the sky 630 feet, 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument.  At night, the stainless steel structure shines in the dark as it reflects the lights of St Louis.

Also at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is the Old Court House where, in 1847, Dred Scott sued for his freedom from slavery; an event that hastened the beginning of the Civil War.  The Courthouse is currently undergoing some reconstruction.

St Louis Old Courthouse and Arch

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wedding Guest

I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of a friend this past weekend.   Unlike the wedding I shot as an assistant photographer in September, this time I was only a guest. Still, I couldn't resist taking my camera along to capture some images of the decor.  My compliments to the bride and her family for doing a beautiful job setting up for the wedding and reception.

The bride had placed disposable cameras at all the tables in the reception hall, along with a card of suggested shots to capture -- a great idea