Wedding Wire: The Couples’ Choice Award 2018

The Couples’ Choice Awards have been announced by Wedding Wire for 2018!

We are so excited to announce that we have received The Couples’ Choice Award for the second year in a row! We cannot thank our wonderful clients for such a great year!!


Aloha Kelly Photography Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards


St. Louis, Missouri — January 10, 2018 — Aloha Kelly Photography today announced its recognition as a winner of the esteemed 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for Wedding & Portrait Photography in St. Louis.


WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the prestigious accolade.


Aloha Kelly Photography was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.


“This is the tenth year we’ve celebrated our top-rated vendors who have helped millions of couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “This group of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals, such as enter your business name, not only make wedding planning simpler for engaged couples, but also serve as a trusted partner in helping to make WeddingWire the go-to place for wedding planning. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievement.”


Aloha Kelly Photography is thrilled to be one of the top enter your service category in St. Louis on


For more information about Aloha Kelly Photography, please visit us at our WeddingWire Storefront.


To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, please visit



About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including,, and more. The company employs more than 900 and maintains global headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.



Quick Guide: Newly Engaged Wedding Planning

Newly Engaged Wedding Planning Quick Guide

Engagement Session, Wedding Photography | Aloha Kelly Photography L.L.C.

Dancing under the St. Louis Arch

This quick guide contains all the vital information for a newly engaged couple to begin their adventure in wedding planning! 

The question has been popped, all the happiness and butterflies are settling down, and you think.. “I am engaged! Now what?”

1. The most important step to planning the wedding of your dreams is setting your budget. Going into debt for your wedding can be a frightening thought. By defining a budget, though, you can invest in things that are the most important. Don’t let the wedding dress alone throw off your whole wedding budget! Payment plans are a great way to get things that you want too. Some vendors offer no-interest or little interest payment plans so don’t be afraid to ask!

2. Have your wedding date in mind! Every vendor you talk to will want to know when your big day is to make sure they are available. Even if you don’t have the actual date set, it’s helpful to narrow it down to at least the month and year of your wedding.

3. Book your wedding venue as soon as possible! Booking your venue first helps you secure your wedding date and set the tone for your color scheme/theme. Be sure to find out what is all included with your venue booking too! This can include food, drinks, seating arrangements, and many other in-house services. Sometimes they are included as incentives to book and sometimes there is an additional fee.

4. Start booking the most important vendors for your wedding! Examples of vendors would be your photographer, videographer, DJ/band, officiant, caterer (if not included with your venue), and florist. These vendors typically get booked almost a year or more ahead of time. Whether you are on a 6, 12, or 18 month timeline, these are absolutely crucial to book first!

Overwhelmed with the thought of wedding planning?

Or would you love to have someone else handling the nitty-gritty details?
We recommend using Wedding Coordinator, Kate Nuelle at Nuellewed Events. You can click here to visit her website!
Our jobs as wedding professionals is to make sure your big day is perfect! Please check out our recommended list of vendors that we know will take care of you on your wedding day.

Engagement Session, Wedding Photography | Aloha Kelly Photography L.L.C

Engagement Session at Lafayette Park in St. Louis, Missouri

Presentation Boxes

We are so excited to launch our new line of Presentation Boxes for Engagement and Portrait Sessions! These beautifully hand-crafted boxes come in two sizes and three colors. You can customize the foil imprinting on the top of the box to make it perfectly fit your style. Featured below is the 8×10 Presentation Box in Smoke (which is essentially a light gray), with a copper foil imprint. This box comes in a 20 piece or 12 piece: Matted 5×7’s or Mounted 8×10’s, your choice! Prices may vary depending on size.

To order: CLICK HERE !!

To see this sweet little proposal shown in these sample images, CLICK HERE !!


Color options for the Presentation Box are Smoke (Linen), Oatmeal (Linen) or Black (Faux Leather). Foil imprint colors available are Copper, Silver, Gold, Red or Black. Sizes available: 8×10 (20 or 12 pc), or 11×14 (20 or 12pc). All boxes include your selection of hand retouched prints!

The Knot: Best of Weddings 2018

The Knot Best of Weddings 2018


We couldn’t be more thrilled to be chosen as one of The Knot’s top 2%!! We are so grateful for all our current and past clients that have allowed us to capture and be apart of such an important part of their lives. Trusting us to tell their story. Thank you. It means so much! Thank you to all our amazing clients! Let’s do it again next year!!



Twelfth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

St. Louis, MO – November 14, 2017 — Aloha Kelly Photography is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2016 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the #1 wedding resource. This is the 2nd year they have been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.

In 2018, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade. In its twelfth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews from real couples across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding planning professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.

The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding professional to create a wedding that is unique to them. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content–and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource with a marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right local vendors, products and services they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches nearly every bride in the US through the #1 wedding website, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that is uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), the premier consumer internet and media company dedicated to helping people navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments – from getting married, to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at and follow on social media: and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

A Perfect Fall Proposal

A couple months ago I received an emailed inquiry from Stephen about doing a couple’s portrait session. I didn’t want to assume it was a proposal, even though after years of being in this business…when the man contacts me (and he’s not a photographer) about a portrait session…..then there’s usually a sweet underlying purpose. And there was! About two weeks before our session, he let me know he was proposing to Jessica. We devised a plan, decided the best way to communicate without her suspecting anything and executed the whole thing perfectly!! She was so surprised and we caught every moment leading up to the big question and the tears and emotions following. We are so excited for you both, and even more honored that you choose us to capture such a precious moment in your lives!

And that sunset, seriously though!!!!! I don’t think we could have asked for a more perfect day!!

Locations: Lafayette Park and Malcolm Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri