Thursday, August 31, 2006

Portraits in the Park

It is most happily again time for PORTRAITS IN THE PARK at Bobbi Brinkman Photography. Since many of you know that we are lucky enough to capture weddings nearly every weekend, we've set aside special dates for Family Portraits. We listened to our wonderful clients and continue to offer the Portraits in the Park sessions during the gorgeous St. Louis fall season. Sessions, as always, are limited and filling fast. We humbly ask our fabulous client base to call the Studio at 314-361-9899 to reserve your day and time for your portraits. We love family portraits, it is such a great time to touch base with our families, see how much the kids have grown and what is going on in their lives. Some families use these portraits for holiday cards or gifts, and everyone updates the photos in their homes using their new images. We sincerely look forward to hearing from old as well as new families that wish us to capture their family in this precious moment in time with "Images from the Heart..."

We look forward to seeing your family!

Saturday, August 26, 2006


Amy & Justin were married yesterday at the lovely Conservatory in St. Charles. The day had been gray and rainy, the air was thick with humidity as the bridal party made their way into the beautifully decorated garden space. Amy was positively radiant as she entered on the arm of her handsome son Chandler, and made her way to her handsome groom Justin. The ceremony was touching, and the family was photographed out in back in the gardens where there was no rain to be found. This fun couple have a special member of the family---- their beloved motorcycle, and this black beauty was featured in their stunning photographs. Talk about roaring away into the sunset..... into their future! We had a great time with them and the wedding party as well. Amy's son Chandler is quite handsome and very charming............ we think he needs to be introduced to Faith (our darling flowergirl from Katie and Aaron's wedding a few weeks ago!)

Today we are honored to photograph the wedding of Fawn and Brian and we can't wait. It will be a very special celebration of love done in their loving, generous and down to earth style.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Justin and Christy

Another sincere welcome goes out to Justin and Christy! We are thrilled to welcome you to the wedding family at BBP! No doubt you will inject more than a bit of fun and spirit to the mix! They are getting married at a St. Louis Classic Wedding Location--- the gorgeous Jewel Box, the reception will be held at the Zoo, we know that it will be spectacular, we can't wait!

For all of our local friends and family, stay cool and keep your umbrellas handy! It sounds like the drought in St. Louis might get eased a bit as some rainy weather moves through.

We are off to document the wedding of Amy and Justin this evening----- it promises to be a great deal of fun as well!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Jennifer & Garrett

We never take it for granted when we gain a new bride and groom, and we never stop smiling when we know that we will truly gain a wonderful relationship. Not just a client relationship or a good working relationship, but a deeper friendship and respect for one another. All that said-- welcome to Jennifer and Garrett! We are all looking forward to getting to know you better as your very special day draws near! As ever, we know we are the most fortunate studio in the world to have the very best brides and grooms! Last week we received the nicest note from a Mother of the Bride saying that we were so appreciated at the wedding and that they were so grateful to all of us. The remark we loved hearing the most was that we were such an integral part of the day and were like family! Now, THAT is what it is all about!

We send wishes for a great Thursday as the heat builds toward the end of the week. Stay cool, pass on a smile, and be a blessing to someone today!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sarah & Cary

On one of the hottest days in St. Louis when the humidity made everyone comment, and made even breathing rather difficult--- Sarah and Cary were married. The Piper Palm House was an absolutely beautiful background to this glowing couple! Their ceremony was a magical mix of fun and spirit, commitment and family. We had a wonderful time with this great couple and their families who were exceedingly special indeed! Even the sprinkle of rain didn't dampen anyone's spirits! By the time the reception got underway at the Lawyers Club it was obvious that this was a fantastic celebration for a wonderful couple. The heat was forgotten and the time was simply to enjoy love, thanks for the privilege of being a part of it!

Tina had just gotten home to St. Louis from a very quick trip to see her oldest daughter and her three handsome grandsons. The weather was a bit cooler on the water in Virginia, and she had a fabulous time. All that said to warn our special clients and friends that there WILL be photos to look at and stories to hear about how funny and wonderful her 'boys' are! Now if we can just find her a new car..........................

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Haven't met Faith!

We had the pleasure yesterday of capturing the wedding of Katie and Aaron with "Images from the Heart..." What a lovely day, the weather cooperated and the day was bright and blue. The ceremony was held at the Provincial House Chapel at UMSL, it was breathtakingly beautiful. The chapel itself was a fabulous mixture of stone and dark wood, the lighting was fantastic pouring in through all of the stained glass. Katie was a gorgeous bride and Aaron the quintessential handsome groom. The groomsmen were handsome and the bridesmaids pretty in their very cool dresses. Black and a whisper of pink was the order of this special day. Although it has been often said that the wedding day is all about the bride----- whoever said this, they haven't met Faith! Miss Faith is Aaron's niece and she was just about the most adorable little girl we've met at a wedding! She never got tired of being in photographs and smiled with her sweet nature during the entire day and evening. She had such a charm about her--- certainly no one is able to escape her bubbly personality for long! Why, she even stood and served rolls to the reception guests in line for the buffet at Andre's!

Thanks to Katie, Aaron, and their families for allowing us to share in this very special day!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Dennis and Donald

We are honored to be photographing the very special Holy Union of Dennis and Donald in 2008! This event will be perfect down to the last and tiniest detail, no doubt! We were lucky enough to see the plans that this couple has made for their day------ suffice it to say that it will be elegant, visually stunning, and spiritually rich. We send our thanks to these two men who have allowed us to be a part of their lives together.

Today we're off to photograph the wedding of Aaron and Katie, it promises to be a really lovely day!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Michelle and Kevin

It's official, June 2007 is fully booked here at BBP and Michelle and Kevin retained us for the very last spot. We are very pleased to be able to have the opportunity to photograph their wedding and tell their story with "Images from the Heart..."

We've had a lot of inquiries lately from brides that are looking for more creative musical expressions at their ceremonies. While we love the traditional music for a wedding ceremony, there are a lot of couples who do want something that is less traditional and more personal. If the ceremony venue allows and the bridal couple agree, then alternative music can add a spark of personality and elegance. We do have a fairly extensive list of vendors we love, among them are celloists, hammered dulcimer, guitar and vocals. We will be featuring our vendors in our wedding newsletter, so make sure to email us at if you would like to be on the mailing list for that.

Happy Friday to all, hope your weekend will be fantastic! We'll be shooting Katie and Aaron's wedding tomorrow, yippee the weatherman says that it will be cooler Saturday than it has been in some time.................... one can only hope!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Love at the Sheldon

What a gorgeous evening for a wedding at the Sheldon Concert Hall! Trisha and Jon were radiant! The wedding was lovely and one of the highlights was when this beautiful bride sung to her groom, "At Last" has never sounded better! The entire evening was magical, topped off by a smashing reception also held in the Sheldon, everyone had a fantastic time.

There was no wedding cake at all at this reception, which has become a small trend of late. Trisha and Ron had a chocolate fountain instead with all the goodies. The entire room always smells like chocolate, never a bad thing at all!

We were all blessed to have photographed such a sublime event and have been hummng Etta James all weekend!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Wedding Show

See you at the Wedding Show at the America's Center today! It's going to be the hottest day of the year in St. Louis---- which is saying a LOT considering how hot it has been so far! We might as well all be cool inside!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Happy Friday

We were able to take a bit of time away last night and do something out of the ordinary-- we were at the Samuel Cupples House on the St. Louis University campus as guests, NOT photographing a wedding or event there! The photos to the right and left are from their historical archives and are how the house looked when it was completed in 1890. Today the house looks much the same, very elegant and shining with its glorious wood and high ceilings, although completely surrounded by SLU. The occasion was a cocktail party given by St. Louis Bride magazine for advertisers, and friends and the house was full! It was really nice to be able to have a glass of wine, chat with vendors and wander through the exceptional example of the gilded age. Three floors of a beautifully restored home featuring museum quality Steuben glass on the upper floors, as well as some wonderful art. There was even great food (love those stuffed portabella mushrooms) and the dessert table was incredible!

Thanks St. Louis Bride, we enjoyed celebrating with you!

Tonight we have the privilege of capturing what will be a beautiful wedding at one of the most gorgeous venues in St. Louis!

This Sunday we will be at the Wedding Show at America's Center so please stop by and say hello we'd love to see you!

Stay cool and have a great Friday!