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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER BASED IN ST. LOUIS, MO.

authentic storytelling to help you relive life's most precious moments

OFFERING SERVICES NATIONWIDE

every...

STOLEN KISS
TEARFUL VOW
BELLY LAUGH

Every moment is uniquely yours, and deserves to be honored and celebrated.

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                      sets every single night, but we still find ourselves gazing up at it, admiring its beauty and wondering if we'll ever see another one like it.

the sun

We snap a quick photo just in case this moment never comes again. And even though the sun will continue to rise and set every day, we know that no two sunsets will ever be the same. And we're glad we snapped that photo because it gives us a memory to hold onto.

Weddings happen all the time. A lot of them might even look the same. But they are filled with moments we know to be unique. Moments that will never happen again, not in a million lifetimes. Holding onto those moments is a valuable privilege, and being able to document them is our honor.

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portfolio

who we are

nick tyler smith

photos

- husband, father, homeowner

- cries at every movie

- loves home projects

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alan shawgo

films

- avid concert-goer

- always down for a road trip

- wildly generous

Our paths first crossed in a college classroom, but beyond the lecture halls and textbooks, our connection was rooted in a shared passion for photography and videography. We each serviced wedding clients individually until we were burnt out enough to call it quits. And though life led us in separate directions career-wise, we each longed to return to the wedding industry. But we didn't want to burn ourselves out again, so we just had one stipulation: if we were to do this, we would only do it together. We knew that our combined talents and unwavering friendship made us an ubeatable team.

The birth of Collective 96 wasn't triggered by a single moment, but rather the culmination of our shared interests and collaborations, and the profound friendship we'd built. Today, we bring our collective vision to life, weaving the stories of others into timeless memories through our shared artistry and indomitable camaraderie.

kind words

"From the start of the contract process through the day-of and after, they were a breeze to work with, highly professional, but also brought such a fun vibe to the day."

Cori & John

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uncomplicated storytelling for your big day

Ready to make your wedding day unforgettable? Let's talk about how we can capture your love story. Contact us today to start the conversation.

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