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Zettl Photography – St. Louis Photographer bio picture

St. Louis Wedding and Portrait Photographers

2009 & 2010 St. Louis Wedding Awards Winner for Photography

Winner of 8 Accolades of Excellence from WPPI

Best Event Photography - ISES St. Louis Chapter 2011 & 2012

Bride's Choice Award - Wedding Wire 2011 & 2012 

We're proud of the fact that Zettl Photography is one of the most sought after wedding and portrait photography studios in St. Louis.  Hopefully our blog will give you a little insight into our warm but slightly quirky personalities and the style of our photography. 

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Shine bright,

Stephanie & Peter - St. Louis wedding and portrait photographers. 

Brooke & Nathan | The Journey Wedding

 Your favorite photo and why?
202: I love pictures that capture a seemingly mundane activity, yet speak innumerable words to me. This photo captures much more than simply putting on a child’s shoes. That is the love of my life putting on the shoes of the absolute best thing that has ever happened to me, on our wedding day, the day we all become one.
878: If you know anything about the three of us at all, this photo encompasses it. This is our life captured in one photograph. When we chose Zettl to share our wedding day with us, we explained to them that while we wanted all of the brilliant photos that we fell in love with right away, we did not want to feel like we were posing all day. Instead, we wanted them to capture us enjoying our day, being who we are. This picture does just that. We couldn’t have asked for more!


202 & 209
209: Because it’s just the moment of conclusion with Kade and I having a great morning together before the wedding.
788: Because that’s just Brooke and I having a great time together at one of our spots. The look on her face is when I know she’s truly happy.


How did you two meet?
Nathan & I met in the 8th grade. We were good friends throughout high school. We both went our separate ways for college. We would have “catch-up” dinners occasionally when we were both in town. We lost touch for a few years and did not have each other’s contact information. I stumbled over Nathan on Facebook one day and messaged him. We decided to have a “catch-up” dinner. We continued to have these until we realized we were no longer “catching up” but had fallen in love with each other. And so it began…
We met at my friend’s birthday party in the summer before the 8th grade. Brooke was down in my friends’ basement playing pool when I walked down the stairs. She had long brown hair, high white socks which no one wore back then, and a thick southern drawl but she had just moved here from Arkansas. I just thought she was the coolest girl I had ever met.

To Read & See more of Brooke and Nathan’s Story click More


Tesha & Jerry | Butterfly House Ceremony & Orlando’s Reception

This is our favorite picture because it captures a real kiss, a truely candid moment!


How did you two meet?

Jerry and I both worked at the same company (Anheuser-Busch, InBev), but each at different locations; therefore, we had never met. One day, on my way home from work, I went to my mother’s house to pick up my daughter, and as I was walking to the door, one of her neighbors (Kevin) had called out to me asking if I’d stop over for a moment. Kevin noticed the ID badge that I was wearing for work, and said it looks like the same one his nephew (Jerry) wears. Kevin asked where I worked and when I told him, he said that’s where his nephew works too. I told him the name didn’t sound familiar, but it’s a pretty big company. Kevin said that he should try to “fix us up”, I laughed (but was secretly interested) and said that maybe we’d run into each other some day then headed back to my moms.

Not too long after our conversation, I went to a local bar/restaurant with a friend of mine, and Kevin happened to be there with his nephew, Jerry. Kevin promptly introduced us, and I remember being nervous and not being able to talk much because of how loud it was, but it appeared that Jerry was nervous too. After a bit of chatting about work we found out that not only did we work for the same company, we were both in Information Systems; however, we were physically at separate locations. We exchanged contact info and talked about meeting up again sometime, then parted ways for the evening.

The next week at work, I waited to see if Jerry would find me on our instant messaging/chat software everyone in the company uses, but he never did….so, being the more aggressive one, I made the first move and contacted him. We chatted quickly, where he asked me out on a date. Once on our date, we found out that we went to the same high school (different grades), but were both there at the same time as well as many other times/places we’ve crossed paths, but never knew each other. I couldn’t imagine how two people in this town, crossed paths so many times but had never met… me, it was fate.

To see and read more about Tesha & Jerry click on more


Katy & Brent | Renaissance Grand Hotel Ceremony & Reception

What is your favorite photo & why?

I think we love the old Hollywood photo you posted on Facebook. Kind of sums up the night…. It was towards the end of the evening…. End of a perfect day :) just gorgeous.

How did you two meet?

We met during our Junior year (2006) between a mutual friend at a house party in college. We went to Western Michigan University…. we’ve been together since.

Tell us about the proposal.

It was an unusually warm day in STL- November 13, 2011- and we decided to go to the zoo. After a hippo sneezing on us and Katy attempting to go grocery shopping…. Brent popped the question.

What was your vision for your wedding day?

The vision was shabby chic romantic…. including making everyone have an awesome time! We wanted good food, good friends/family, good music for dancing! We think we accomplished that.

To read and see more about Katy & Brent’s Story Click on More


March 12, 2014 - 1:20 pm Stacy Squires - what a great collection of photos :-)

2013 End of the Year Sale at Zettl Photography

Zettlmania End of the Year Sale 


It’s time for our Annual Zettlmania Sale!  (Though we should probably run it more often just because I like using the word Zettlmania.)  This year we’re offering a special discount on prints from the past year’s weddings and special prices on gift certificates for future portrait sessions.  If you want a portrait session with the Zettls next year (because really, you know you do) now is the time to purchase your session and gift certificates with bonus cash.  Get up to $500 in free prints just by purchasing your session and print collections now. This sale only comes once a year and when it’s over, it’s over…

Sale runs November 29, 2013 –  December 7, 2013


50% of all wedding prints and Digital Image Files

Looking for a special print to put on your wall or give as a gift? This is your last chance to take advantage of special print pricing.  We’ll be reposting all online wedding galleries on 11/29/13 for you to view and order from.



Portrait Session Gift Certificates

BOGO - Buy One Get One Portrait Session Gift Certificates.  $185
One Portrait session for you and one to give as a gift.  (Or keep them both and visit us twice next year!)

Bonus Gift Certificates -  Buy a Gift Certificate (GC) with us and get bonus studio credit!  The more you spend the greater the bonus percentage.

Spend $250  and get a $50 bonus (20%)  = $300 GC

Spend $500  and get a $150 bonus (30%)  = $650 GC

Spend $750  and get a $300 bonus (40%)  = $1100 GC

Spend $1000 and get a $500 bonus (50%) =$1500 GC


Follow this link to our secure shopping cart to purchase your Gift Certificates.

(Important! Click on “Products” (not gallery) in the lower right hand side for easy purchasing.)

Or feel free to call us at 314.454.6612 to place an order.

Gift certificates can be used for all Portrait Sessions (Family, High School Senior, Glamour), Prints and Products.  (Can not be applied to Wedding Collections.)

Happy Shopping!

Stephanie, Peter & Jen

Questions?  Give us a call at 314.454.6612 or email us at

Fall Mini Portrait Sessions 2013!!

It’s that time of year again for Fall Mini-Sessions!  This is a great opportunity to get a lovely fall family photo by Zettl Photography at a great price. Space is limited and filling up quickly.  Be sure to book a session before they all fill up.




25 Minute Mini-Session in Forest Park*

Five Retouched Digital Photos $250

Ten Retouched Digital Photos $400


Available Dates:

Saturday 11/2, Tuesday 11/5, Friday 11/8, Saturday 11/16  (sessions are limited and booking quickly)

To Book or For More Info:

Call: 314.454.6612 or Email:

*Payment due at time of booking. Limited to 6 people. Some restrictions apply.


Can’t make our mini-session dates or times? Full sessions are available for $185. Digital Files are $99 each. Print packages start at $350.00