So who's the team behind the experience? Your Story is made up of 5 photographers, Jeremy + Melisa (owners of YS), Jason, Austin and Emily. Together they quite simply love.capturing.the.moments.of.life. More than anything they enjoy the relationships they build with their wedding couples along the way. It's part of the reason why you see the hearts + soul of the people in their photographs. This is way more than a business to them, it's seeing inside the heart of their labor of love!
But seriously, just check out theirreviews, it's the experience along the way that their wedding couples rave about!
Want to know more about each of lead photographers? Just check out their bios and highlight galleries below, to get a better idea of their personalities and style.
If you're ready for a fun experience, great personal service and professionals that ALWAYS goes above and beyond, go to the "start here page", and get in touch with them before your date is already booked!
Jeremy + Melisa
This husband/wife team are the owners and have spent over 10 years making their customer centered studio, what it is today! Of course Melisa is clearly the BETTER half and provides that girlie side because no matter how hard Jeremy tries, he just can't get as excited about heels or hydrangeas like Melisa can. Whether it's a late night question about how to handle mom or just needing to vent, she's your gal! Jeremy just has to smile and look pretty :) Well that and take care of his grooms along the way!
Here's a few more fun little J+M facts in case you were wondering>> They like long walks on the...kidding. Jeremy's a car guy, tech geek that just so happens to be an old fashioned hopeless romantic while Melisa is addicted to Starbucks and pinterest and LOVEs finding and fixing up the junk that others throw out. They've been blessed to be married over 20 yrs (yes they were young) and have two daughters that keep them on their toes. If you want free cookies or a unicorn just ask!
Photography is such a passion of mine and I am so lucky I was able to find it. It was a longtime hobby, but for too long I overlooked it as a career path. Catching those amazing moments and creating works of art that a family can hold onto forever is what drove me into this industry. As someone who is full of happiness and optimism, these feelings carry over into my style of work.
Starting out in sports photography, I am a major sports fan especially when it comes to Mizzou! Go Tigers! I absolutely love to travel and believe those experiences are something that should never be missed. I've grown up with animals all my life and currently have a dog and two cats that you'll usually find me hanging out with on my lazy days.
When it comes to weddings, I love getting to know my couples and creating relationships that help ease what can sometimes feel like a hectic day. I just like have fun with it and my goal is always to make amazing memories whether it's through the camera or your personal experience!
Hey there! My name is Jason, and I'm one of the photographers here at Your Story. I have always been an experience chaser. Being from Canada, traveling the world and ending up in St. Louis, nowhere is too far for me to travel to get the images you desire. I am available for destination shoots, and my passport is current, so lets capture the world! Aside from being an aspiring world traveler, and adventure seeker, I am also a husband and a father. Gloria and I met in South Korea where we were both teaching English as a second language in 2007. We fell in love, traveled Asia, and eventually landed in Saint Louis, Missouri in 2011. Since then, we have become home owners, adopted our first two puppy children (Remi and Luna) and in May of 2015 had Roman. As I feel it is important for me to know you, I also believe its important for you to know who I am, and where I come from. Relationships are the key to my vision! You know want to see more of my work so here's your chance>>> Jason's Gallery
While Emily doesn’t have any tiny humans running around, she does have 3 dogs who think they are human. One may even have a stroller, yea you read that right, she has a dog stroller. Emily’s personality is a unique combination of sparkles, x-generation music, and sass all while having this down to earth way about her. She could go on and on about how she loves to travel but she’d rather talk about the metal straw in her purse or the fact that YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED because there’s a good chance that she will be as excited as you are.
Emily’s passion for photography developed while being in front of the camera. So yes, she knows exactly how awkward it feels trying to figure out how to stand, not knowing what to do with your hands, wondering how long you should stay still or when you should move, etc. This means you can rest assured knowing you will not have to worry about those things with Emily around because she’s great with direction (not “directions”, direction meaning posing, she has no sense of direction). Emily will give you all the little tips and tricks to make sure you look your best on one of the most exciting days of your life, your wedding day!