After Kara and Joe’s beautiful outdoor ceremony in the Japanese Gardens at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, we only had a short time for portraits before sunset. Luckily the gorgeous grounds provided amazing backdrops for our sweet little portrait session, and the couple were so totally into each other, cuddling and laughing and kissing as they let it sink in that they were finally married, that we had no problem getting a lot of great shots in the time that we had! Then we headed over to Hendri’s, a cool venue with a checkerboard tile floor and lovely wooden fireplace and bar, for the reception. A live band and some great food kicked off the reception, and it was a lot of fun to watch the couple and their family and friends dancing the night away (especially Kara’s super cute grandparents!). Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the reception….. Once again, thank you so much to Kara and Joe for including me in their beautiful day! I hope that your life together will be filled with many more days as happy as this one!