St. Charles Wedding Photographers - Downtown St. Charles Engagement Photos by Oldani Photography
Historic Main Street / St. Charles Engagement / Ski Soda
Even though Jamie is from Illinois and Scott is from Missouri, they knew they wanted their engagement photos to take place in St. Charles. Scott proposed to Jamie at the Gazebo in Historic Main Street's shopping district.
Even though we shot in Missouri, they wanted to bring a piece of Illinois with them. That is where the Ski Soda comes into play. You see, Jamie calls Breese, IL home and so does The Double Cola Company! You wouldn't know how cold it was that day by the looks of these two. They braved they cold and even went without coats for a while. To mix things up we retreated to the woods for a chance to bring some cozy romance into the session.
They made the day easy. The two of them have a way that just makes everyone around them at ease. It was almost like we had known them for years.
And I won't spoil why we are so excited for the wedding in Breese, IL. I will save that for their wedding day.
A little more about Jamie and Scott...
What was your first date?: What we consider our first date, was HOURS just spent talking and getting to know one another lying in a hammock. We lost track of time, and laughed til the early morning!
How did he propose?: It was so unexpected! Scott secretly asked my brother to invite me to St. Charles for the day. Then I "invited" Scott to come along. After walking around in downtown St. Charles and getting lunch together, my brother had me take his and his girlfriend's picture in front of this gazebo. Then I wanted him to take ours!! But he turned it to video and when we were posing for the picture, Scott took my hand, took my promise ring off, and PROPOSED!! And we have it all recorded!! It was perfect!
What is the mixtape of your relationship?:
- Ron Pope "Our Song" --our wedding song!
- Jack Johnson "Better Together"
- Hunter Hayes "I Want Crazy"
- Florida Georgia Line "Cruise"
- Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
Is there a tv show you two can't miss?: Parenthood and Blue Bloods... though we LOVE watching HGTV and Friends together too!
What is your date style?: We like it all!! Though it depends who plans the date night, we loved dive bars, small hole-in-the-wall places, hiking and being outdoors, picnics in the park, and nights where we just stay in and cuddle on the couch with Netflix is ALWAYS a winner.
Scott, what do you claim as your hometown?: Florissant, MO
Jamie, what do you claim as your hometown?: Mascoutah, IL
Do either of you have a hobby? If so, what is it?: He loves woodworking and refurbishing furniture. She loves collecting old records and cooking. The love antiquing together!!
Where are you getting married?: Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Mascoutah, IL
Where is your reception?: St. Libory Legion Hall in St. Libory, IL
What will the bridesmaids be wearing?: Cranberry Chiffon dresses
What will the groomsman be wearing?: Grey suits
What color theme have you chose for your wedding?: shades of Cranberry, Grey, White, Gold, Dark Green, Brown