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Stephanie + Roy @ Grafton

Guest writing for Keith Lee Studios is my awesome wife – Ali!

I’m going to take advantage of being home for two minutes to be able to blog another fun engagement session! Stephanie and Roy contacted us to shoot their July wedding reception at The Magic House back here in St. Louis, as they are heading off to the sandy beaches of Punta Cana before then to officially tie the knot. When figuring out where to shoot their e-session, they told us how much they love Grafton, IL, and all the fun times they have spent there together. No brainer then, let’s go to Grafton!

We met up with Stephanie at The Grafton Harbor, where I also did Stephanie’s trial makeup run for the wedding. Keith left us to our makeup and girl talk to scout out the area and start getting photo ideas. During “girl time”, Stephanie quickly realized just how wonderful airbrush makeup is, and was determined to learn how to do it for herself one day! A few days later, she even emailed me letting me know that she had purchased the airbrush system for herself! If that’s not testimony to the awesomeness of airbrush makeup, I don’t know what is! Once Stephanie was beautified, we found Keith and Roy (with his cocktail in hand) and let the fun begin!

We headed over to The Loading Dock, which is a really cool place, and we could have spent the entire time there. If any of you are familiar with the area, then you already know that they have a big flea market in the warehouse. But did you know that they actually host weddings there too?! The staff was setting up for the wedding the very next day, and it was beautiful in there. It would have been THE perfect location for Stephanie and Roy (since they love Grafton and have spent so much time there as a couple), but no one was aware that you could have a wedding inside The Loading Dock! No worries girl, your wedding will be equally as awesome at The Magic House. ;0) We ended the session back at the Grafton Harbor, with some killer night shots out on the docks. Congrats again to Stephanie + Roy, and we will see you again in a few weeks!

Keith + Ali

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