Thursday, January 25, 2007

Little Flower Parish - Richmond Heights, MO

Marian Devotion - Barb and Tim's wedding, October 28, 2006

Monday, January 22, 2007

A Christening...

Samantha's baptism - Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church - New Melle, MO

Weddings aren't the only sacrament I'm invited to photograph! :)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Imperial, MO

Rachel and Tim were married September 16, 2006 at St. Joseph in Imperial, MO

Friday, January 19, 2007

St. Joseph's - Manchester, MO

Wedding ceremony of Katy and Mike - St. Joseph's Catholic Church, May 12, 2006

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

St. Ambrose on "The Hill"

Exterior of St. Ambrose Catholic Church - St. Louis, "on The Hill"

View from behind the pipe organ during the ceremony of Lindsay and Jeremey, June 3rd, 2006

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Wedding at Our Lady of Lourdes - Washington, MO

Steve and Meghan were married June 24, 2006 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Washington, MO.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Jesus' First Miracle - Wedding at Cana

Today's gospel reading came from the Gospel of John and detailed Jesus' first miracle -- turning water into wine at the marriage at Cana. This first miracle was performed to reveal His glory and is one of the Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Matrimony - A Beautiful Sacrament

Matrimony in the Catholic Church is one of the seven's a sacrament between God, the man, and the woman (1).

My wife Maria and I will celebrate our 10th anniversary this year. I look back at our wedding day as one of the most amazing days of my life. We had so much fun together that day...we felt truly as one...with 246 people there to support us...and, most important, God there to guide us.

We have three children -- Dominic, Katia, and Jonah -- each born premature (3 weeks, 9 weeks, 5 weeks) and each a blessing and a gift from God.

We are active in St. Paul's Catholic Church in Fenton, MO, where our oldest son also attends grade school. I had the experiene of both public school education and Catholic education...and it's certainly my desire to make sure that our children have the opportunity to attend Catholic schools.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Welcome to the Catholic Wedding Photographer blog!

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church - St. Louis, MO

Welcome to the Catholic Wedding Photographer!

My name is Daniel J. Watkins -- I'm a Catholic and a wedding photographer from St. Louis, Missouri. I have been photographing Catholic weddings for over half of my life. I plan to use the blog to connect with Catholics pursuing the sacrament of holy matrimony in the Catholic church. Together with my loving wife, Maria, we love taking pictures and love being Catholic. We'll share with you some of my favorite pictures from Catholic wedding ceremonies and beautiful Catholic churches. I also intend to use this blog to network with other Catholic wedding photographers.

We'll be working on the new website in the weeks ahead -- for the meantime, we'll be posting on this blog so be sure to bookmark us and check in often. If you are a Catholic photographer, I'd love to hear from you and add you to my list of referral photographers for Catholic weddings. :)

Welcome aboard. Dona nobis pacem!

Daniel J. Watkins
Daniel J. Watkins Photography - St. Louis, MO