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!

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!



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.

Thank you to all our amazing clients! Let’s do it again next year!!

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

Post Wedding & Bridal Sessions


You may be thinking: Why would I want an after session? Just consider these reasons…

  • You were too anxious about your big day and didn’t have enough time to go to all your original locations…
  • The weather on your big day wasn’t your cup of tea….sometimes rain-boots and umbrellas aren’t the best props!
  • Maybe you weren’t the happiest with your bridal portraits, or just wished you had more time to create something epic! (Or you forgot to hire Aloha Kelly for your wedding…it’s ok – we forgive you! 🙂 )
  • Or MAYBE you just want an excuse to get back in your lovely wedding dress??

Don’t think any of those reasons are good enough to warrant a post-wedding bridal session? How about a few words from one of our Brides to convince you:

“For us, doing a post wedding shoot was a no-brainer! Getting to wear my beautiful dress one last time and marrying my best friend all over again was by far one of the best decisions we made. Being stress free while getting ready and having the best photographer and team working with you, you will not regret it. I am beyond blessed for Aloha and her team. From having a beautiful wedding but a full day of rain to getting to recreate my day all over again with just me and my love, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I got the best of both worlds.” – Nicole Jaeger Smith

Post Wedding Bridal Sessions can happen anytime after your wedding – weeks later, months later…years later. What a great way to celebrate an anniversary!!

It’s never too late to schedule yours! BOOK HERE! 


We love working with vendors!

Dress: Blossom Bridal 

Hair and Makeup: Breeze Blow Dry Bar

Florals: Petal Pushers of STL

Venues: Forest Park and Gateway Arch

Nicky & Beau : Lafayette Park Engagement

Nicky and Beau had a gorgeous, sunny Saturday at the very beginning of March. We were so lucky to have had weather in the upper 60’s as the fresh blooms made their debut. Nicky’s daughter, Izzy was able to join for the session and I was able to capture her personality quite well! She’s definitely a ham in front of the camera!

We had roughly an hour before sunset and started with the Tulip Magnolia trees as the sun was in the peak of golden hour. We got a few super cute shots of Izzy while she enjoyed the floral aromas! We headed to the Victorian bridge afterwards for a few more intimate portraits before the sun dropped completely. We managed to grab a few fun shots as the sky began to change colors too. Perfect end to a sweet engagement session.

Looking forward to their summer wedding!!