NICE TO MEET YOU!
I AM A DREAMER WITH A VERY CLEAR VISION ABOUT MY CREATIVE PROFESSION.
St Louis Wedding PHOTOGRAPHER
Hi there, I am McKinley Griggs. A proud father, loving husband, puppy dad, and obsessed with photography and coffee of all kinds.
I do love all photography, but wedding photography is very near and dear to me. I love capturing that important wedding day moment for my couples that they will carry on throughout their history, something nostalgic. Something that brings you back to your wedding day, like it was yesterday.
While I am not out capturing amazing weddings, I am hanging out with my kids playing board games, and traveling to new places, trying all the new foods, giving them an experience, and helping to fill my families' story.
COFFEE LOVER AND FAMILY MAN. THE STRONG SILENT TYPE GUY. DRIVEN BY MY PASSIONS AND STRIVING TO BE THE BEST ST LOUIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER I CAN.
My Vision & Philosophy
I personally think that beauty shows up when captured candidly, in a non-obtrusive way. I observe before releasing my shutter. It's essential for me to connect with you as people, to understand who you are and how you expose your feelings not just your photographs. The best wedding portraits come to life when a photographer actually sees the real you, no judgment, no personal agenda. It is the part of my job I love to capture those nostalgic moments that you will carry your entire lives.
Pillar three: Fearless, it can be scary putting yourself in front of my lens, the goal is to help you relax. I know what you're thinking, how can you relax with a lens in your face and a shutter going off? I do my ABSOLUTE best being there with you and for you on your wedding day. Becoming part of your party that way you can be yourself in front of my camera. When the time comes and I ask you to do something crazy you are fearless and put your trust in me.
Pillar two: Nostalgic, you know the moments, the ones that hit you in the gut and bring back all kinds of memories. Like the opening song to the lion king, or when tears fell as Andy said goodbye to his toys, or maybe it is just a walk down a familiar road that you haven't been on since you where a kid. Your wedding moments will have the same impact when you share them later in life. That is why I preserve your moments the best I know how.
Pillar one: Candid, what does this mean? I want to capture moments on your wedding day that even you didn't see, the smiles, the laughs, and the tears. All part of your day that is not staged, natural moments that can only be described as, candid. That way when your gallery is delivered and every time you view it you will see something new and fall in love with your images all over again.
My galleries are more than just galleries. They are stories...stories of a wedding day that my couples work very hard to put together, stories of an amazing bride waiting to walk down the aisle into the arms of her forever love, or stories of the beginning where it all started at your engagement session.
I love telling stories in my photography, I hope your story is the next one I get to capture.
FOR THOSE ADVENTURES, FULL OF LIFE AND BEAUTY.
THE BEGINNING OF YOUR STORY TOGETHER IS WORTH BEING REMEMBERED.
Every wedding photographer has a reason to do what they do. Regardless of what the masses might think, our job is not easy, but we love it.
So what is my reason, my why so to speak?
Over a decade ago now my wife and I got married, we were both young and in love. We had been together for some time before we tied the knot and decided to start planning our wedding.
With most wedding planning there is a dress, venue, photographer, flowers, cake, food, music, and some alcoholic beverages…..