Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Henry
June 19, 2013 10:10 PM Blog
Here's a special little guy, my newest nephew! Born early, like most of his cousins (heh), he was still pretty tiny here, but very alert. He did not enjoy being moved around and refused to sleep, but that's ok!! Yes, there's even one crying pic... every kid needs one crying pic at some point!
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Kayleigh, a butterfly in a tu-tu
June 18, 2013 10:02 PM Blog
This had to be literally the shortest session ever. Why? It's my own kid and I have to say I was completely floored that she even agreed to do this, let alone actually did it. For her birthday in April, her aunt and grandparents got her a set of adorable butterfly wings with wand. Of course, I didn't know this until after I'd scored a tutu by Hannahs Tutus, made by a friend from church, in a silent auction. The purple boots are play boots at Grandma's that Kayleigh already loves and the black le ......
Kimmswick Senior Photographer | Ariel & CJ, Senior Prom 2013
June 17, 2013 09:52 PM Blog
Just wanted to follow up my recent post to finally post Ariel and CJ's prom photos from April. I know there's been a lot of Ariel all over this site and my Facebook - it's been a sort of senior year in review for her. Senior pics, Prom, and Graduation. Not a bad group of photos, if you ask me. It's been a pleasure to be able to photograph all of these major events for her! View the album on Facebook! ......
Ste. Genevieve Senior Photographer | Cody, Class of 2012
June 15, 2013 09:42 PM Blog
Last year I had the opportunity to do senior photos with Cody out in the county. We got to incorporate not only his prized restored tractor, but his Letterman's jacket, football jerseys, and hunting rifle. This was only days after I lost a camera and a lens to the creek waters when I feel in during a session - always carry a backup, my friends! ;-)Here are my most favorite shots. View the album on Facebook! ......
Festus Family Photographer | Baker 2012
June 14, 2013 09:29 PM Blog
Here's a bit of a flash back. These are from last May. We had a great session, playing in trees and in the creek, etc. Loads of fun, I seriously had a blast. I was also very happy to print one of my largest prints to date, an 18x24, which, if I must say so myself, came out great. View the album on Facebook!
St. Charles Engagement Photographer | Mitch & Emily
June 13, 2013 09:12 PM Blog
Ok, now this was a lot of fun! My little brother is getting married in July, last March we got together for some engagement photos. Emily wanted some balloons so we went with it and even got a 30 which is just huuuuuge. It was such a windy and dreary day so we didn't really get to do too much with the bundle of regular sized balloons but we did a bit. Later that day we had a bit more fun with the balloons with my then 3-year-old and my sister-in-law, Sarah, those will come later. In fact, thoug ......
Family Photographer | Dax
June 12, 2013 08:54 PM Blog
Last summer I was privileged enough to do a few newborn photos for my husband's cousin, about 10 hours from home. :)Of course, he was absolutely adorable and his Star Wars blanket has always been a big hit! It was also pretty cool to get to photograph four generations: Dax, Mom, Grandma, and Granny!
Bragging on my man
June 10, 2013 08:23 PM Blog
I'm just gonna brag on my man a bit more. Earlier today he surprised me with an anniversary present, something I never expected nor even ever thought about. But he had the idea and he went for it, enlisting the talented Wood Den. So here he is, posing with it and squinting in the sun, against his will. Horrible cell phone pic but I expect to get a proper pic when we've got it hanging up. Not tonight, but soon! And, not only is it pretty, but it smells so good! I love the smell of cedar (even if ......
Senior Photographer | Sarah, Class of 2013 -- take 2
June 4, 2013 08:00 PM Blog
And we're back for Round 2! :)You probably remember Sarah and her first round of senior pictures. She's back for round two now that she's had a drastic change in hair. Long or short hair, this girl is gorgeous and it's been a pleasure having her in my life since she was 3. Love you, Sarah, congratulations!See the album on Facebook! ......
Festus/Crystal City Photographer | Shaylee 2012
June 3, 2013 07:03 PM Blog
This darling is Shaylee. I've done pictures with her twice now, in 2010 and 2012. Looking forward to some pictures in 2013! These particular photos were taken not long after I bought a new lens. I asked her mom if I could borrow her in order to get to know it. (That lens was instantly my favorite, but I digress.) Shaylee was the easiest little subject ever. She was striking a different pose about every 3 seconds. I managed something like 70 different shots in about a half an hour! I loved workin ......
Ste. Genevieve Wedding Photographer | Bart & Amber
June 2, 2013 06:48 PM Blog
Bart and Amber tied the knot on an absolutely gorgeous day in April of this year. It was a country wedding - out on the family farm, outside, even hay bales for guests to sit on during the ceremony all complete with a hay ride up the hill to the ceremony site and back down to the reception site. Very beautiful. I adored all of the decorations, the dresses, the bride's hair, and the cupcakes were to die for. A perfect day and I was honored to be able to capture it for the happy couple. I even had ......
Senior Photographer | Ariel, Class of 2013 Graduation
June 1, 2013 06:32 PM Blog
Congratulations to Ariel on her high school graduation! This is a sweet darling and affectionate girl, no, woman, that I am proud to call my cousin. Ariel, we are all so proud of you! No, she's not a Hillsboro graduate but her school had their ceremony at Jeffco so we did the photos nearby. I love her gown color, gold without being... gold... you know? And not black or white, something nice. And her dress in soft pink is just adorable. View all her senior year photos on Facebook! ......
Arnold Family Photographer | Coleman 2012
May 31, 2013 06:27 PM Blog
These are a little bit more of a rewind than I plan to really be posting here but I wanted to highlight miss Maylee a bit more. You might remember this marvelous family from one of my other recent posts. Her mom and I have been friends a long time. These pictures are from their family session last year, spring 2012. Since we have already done a more recent family session, I'm just posting my very most favorites highlighting this little darling that I've had the pleasure o ......
Arnold Family Photographer | Robbins 2012
May 30, 2013 05:45 PM Blog
Ok so, this absolute darling is the kid of my - lyke bff - right - and I LOVE getting to do his pictures! Kellan was also my first newborn I ever really photographed, he was my first cake smash (1 year) session, and his little brother was my first birth session. So here he is, last year, 2 years old - we're already getting set to do his 3 years photos, boy, how time flies! I adore this blue-eyed, curly-headed (and hilariously funny) little boy and can't wait to see him again! See the album ......
Ste. Genevieve Senior Photographer | Ariel, Class of 2013
May 29, 2013 10:03 PM Blog
Here's another of my favorite 2013 seniors! ;-)Last August, Ariel was up for some fun on the farm and fun just plain out in the county. She's not from down here but was willing to make the trek from the Imperial area. We had a good time and laughed a lot, really relaxing with it just being the two of us. This girl's a natural, too, genuine super model, I loved taking her senior pictures!View her Facebook album! ......
Festus/Crystal City Family Photographer | Faulkner 2012
May 28, 2013 02:13 PM Blog
Last Fall, I was lucky to photograph the Faulkner family in Festus. Not just family photos, either, but one year old celebration for the littlest one. She's so completely adorable. I still love this first photo, everyone needs at least one crying pic! haha! She had started out ok, just exploring the leaves, but a few pictures in, she decided she hated this and was sooo over it. Of course, I was able to get some smiling pictures later. All three of these kiddos are completely cute, it was great f ......
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Ashleigh & Terry 2012
May 27, 2013 12:15 AM Blog
Last summer, as I'm sure you all remember, we had next to no rain so by fall, the Mississippi River was very low. This gave opportunity to me to take Ashleigh and Terry down to areas that are now inaccessible by the water. It was actually the first time I'd gotten to go down by the old rail transfer site, there were even some treasure hunters out there at the same time - not sure if they found anything! We had a great time playing around the ferry area and even got some good photos with their sp ......
Ste. Genevieve Senior Photographer | Sarah, Class of 2013
May 26, 2013 12:04 PM Blog
Sarah is the last of my siblings and siblings-in-law to graduate and we had great fun doing her senior portraits. We've actually had two sessions, the newest will come later, but here's her last-summer-the-hair-is-long-here session! Three outfit changes and some top secret locations and I think we had a wonderful session. I loved her outgoing and exploring-the-decades outfits and hair! View the album on Facebook! ......
Park Hills Family Photographer | Ellis 2013
May 25, 2013 01:05 AM Blog
Now here's for something new! A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of photographing the Ellis family. Four generations! So, of course, we photographed every possible combination. The little girls were totally in hate with me but I managed to get a few cute shots of them! Extended families are great, though, you get to see all the love and smiling faces with aunts and nephews, grandmother and granddaughter, father and son, etc. I love to see an extended family that has stayed so close! View ......
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Jon, Sandy, and the Doggies
May 24, 2013 03:49 PM Blog
I'm proud to call these guys family. We'd been talking about some photos with Jon and Sandy and their fur babies for a bit when we got this awesome snow that wet enough it stuck to the trees making for some really pretty scenery, much better than the snows we usually get! So we grabbed the opportunity and headed out for a quick session in the cold. We also borrowed the Christmas gift we'd gotten our parents/parents-in-law, check out the name log. It was made by Ryan Meyer of The Wood Den. Check ......
Professional Head Shots and Family Photographer | Jason, Jennifer, Gracie
May 23, 2013 10:12 AM Blog
Earlier this year, I had the privilege of doing head shots for Jason for his business website. We also did some family and engagement-type photos at the same time.Of course, I think the star of the show was little Gracie, what a darling!I don't really like to do studio work so much, especially without big ornate backgrounds (hahaha) but I think these came out really nice. Of course, the white on white was challenging but we got 'er done!I also have to say that I'm honored that Jason and Jennifer ......
Arnold Family Photographer | Coleman 2013
May 22, 2013 04:13 PM Blog
I have always said that my friend Kate is my biggest fan. She's always been my pushing and encouraging force. And not only that, she's someone I can rely on to tell me the truth.With that said, I am very happy to have taken their family photos every year for the last four years. Even before that, I did two sessions with her daughter alone so I can say I've been the designated Coleman photographer since 2008.While Kate's not my only long-time repeat customer, she is the longest standing. I believ ......
Festus/Crystal City Children Photographer | Cubbies & Puggles 2013
May 21, 2013 08:32 PM Blog
Hey there, let's start this thing off with something really fun! A few months ago I had the opportunity to take pictures of the Cubbies and Puggles in the AWANA club at my church, First Baptist Festus/Crystal City. This was the second time and I truly love doing this. I chose to not pick on them or Photoshop them. Like my friend described it a few days ago, it was Real. All the crusty noses, the bruises and boo-boos. Just how they are. Of course, there were some uncooperative kids in the bunch w ......

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