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This Little Piney Lodge wedding is an absolutely gorgeous way to start your day. You can look through these images and pretend you were there in the best way. Little Piney Lodge is a wedding venue in Hermann, Missouri. It’s on several beautiful acres with a lake (complete with rowboat), transportation everywhere by golf cart, and so many cats to pet.

The owners of Little Piney Lodge made sure that everything was beautiful and ready for Katie and Abagail’s arrival. When I got there the day of hte wedding, they told me that the water didn’t have the best color so they dyed the entire thing. Talk about pride in your work.

Katie & Abagail are marines who met through work and fell in love easily through online dating and I’ve never met a couple that was more obviously the ying to each other’s yang. Katie is measured and methodical while Abagail is a party in a jar and always looking to make Katie smile.

Their engagement session was so similar to their wedding and it made me laugh the entire day through. Abagail knew we’d have to work together to get Katie in the boat, and we got there and they lost an oar but god dammit, look how cute everything was! Abagail’s bridesmen and woman were made up of family and her folks in the military. Katie’s side was much of the same.

Their proposal story

Abagail started the day giving me one rose every hour along with a note of something she loved about me. That night we had a cookout with all of our closest friends where she hid behind me and got down on one knee. I later proposed to her too by decorating our apartment with rose petals and surprising her when she got home from work.

Advice for engaged couples

Leave time to plan your wedding, there is always more to do thank you think!

Little Piney Lodge Wedding Vendors

Venue- Little Piney Lodge
DJ/Coordinator- All Set Events
Hair and Makeup- Madee Stecker Makeup Artistry
Flowers- Roses & Mint
Cake/Desserts- Blue Owl Bakery
Catering- Sugarfire Smokehouse

- kara + anudeep

"I knew Tay did great work from looking through her website, but it was talking with her and hearing her approach to her business that sold us. She is one of those people who exudes kindness and joy. We are an intercultural couple and it meant a lot to me that she had demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity in her client portfolios."

"Tay is simply the best. Contact her for a consultation; you won't regret it."

- ally + luke

"When I met Tay in the summer of 2017, Luke and I were freshly dating and filling in for a portfolio session that had cancelled on her short notice! And let me tell you... that was one of the best things to have happened to us! We had a BLAST and it was then that I knew I wanted Tay to capture our relationship along the way— so when Luke proposed she was one of the first people I told! I have never been the most comfortable in front of a camera— but she makes it feel so dang easy. Tay has this way of capturing the purest moments, the goofy moments and all the love that exists between them. Just recently, she delivered again for us. Seeing our wedding through her lens was the cherry on top of my favorite day. I cannot thank her enough for the joy she has brought us— and the photos she has given us to show genterations to come."

"Tay has this way of capturing the purest moments, the goofy moments and all the love that exists between them."

- jerica + kathleen

"Tayanna is a prime choice for a photographer.
She photographed our wedding and produced home-run, out of the park, Friday night lights photography. We asked her to focus on moments: people interacting with each other and less formal moments. Her professionalism, communication and quality is top-notch. If you want top performance, hire Tayanna. 10/10 would recommend, will hire again."

"10/10 would recommend, will hire again"