Festus Family Photographer | Mallory, A Story of New Life, Part II - Newborn
June 28, 2013 09:59 PM Blog
Today we have the follow-up from yesterday's post with Mallory's newborn photos. Yet another uncooperative little baby to follow the other one and we did these in two sessions. Uncooperative newborn but I gotta tell you, I love this sweet little girl who is so ready for a smile. View the album on Facebook!
Hillsboro Maternity Photographer | Mallory, A Story of New Life, Part I - Maternity
June 27, 2013 09:53 PM Blog
This here is my little sister, pregnant with her second girl last fall. We had a quick session on an unseasonably warm day in October. We had a good time playing around in the leaves. Here are some of my favorite pictures. I know I'm especially in love with the pictures of my niece, even her how dare you take a picture of me look! View the album on Facebook! ......
Festus Couples Photographer | Mackenzie & Zach 2013
June 26, 2013 09:49 PM Blog
I had asked Mackenzie and her sister Katie to model some crochet scarves that I made for me, so I could list them for sale online. (More on that here later but now here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeHolifield and here: https://www.facebook.com/HandmadeHolifield.) After we finished our little shoot, I was able to get some cute couple shots of Mackenzie and her boyfriend Zach. They're so cute. :) View the album on Facebook! ......
St. Louis Family Photographer | Aven, A Story of New Life, Part III - Newborn
June 25, 2013 09:39 PM Blog
Finally today, we finish the story of Aven's birth with his newborn photos. Hard to believe this little guy is already 7 months old! Hope to see him and the rest of his family very soon. :)He was a difficult little guy, refusing to sleep and we did his newborn photos in two sessions with one very wide awake and cranky boy. ;-) These photos are my absolute favorites.View the album on Facebook! ......
St. Louis Labor and Delivery Photographer | Aven, A Story of New Life, Part II - Birth
June 24, 2013 09:32 PM Blog
Today we continue Aven's birth story with his birth!Since babies don't come except on their own time, I was on call a long time for this one. When the night finally came, I drove up to Erin and Jim's on a Sunday, arriving about 830pm. Erin wanted to labor at home so we all tried to sleep for a little while, but I was unable to. We ended up at the hospital around 1230am and things really got rolling from there. Erin has a really nice write-up on her experience here: http://littlefroggyfeet.blog ......
St. Louis Family Photographer | Aven, A Story of New Life, Part I - Maternity
June 23, 2013 09:08 PM Blog
This will be the first installment of Aven's birth story, his Mom's maternity pictures!This was the second time I got to do maternity pictures with my long time friend Erin and Jim. This time we were able to, of course, incorporate their oldest child, who you might remember from his two years photos. We had a great session, mostly playing around in the weeds and leaves.View the album on Facebook! ......
Arnold Family Photographer | Wisniewski Clan 2012
June 21, 2013 11:06 PM Blog
Another dreary gray day last fall, but we got some wonderful shots - of which these are only a small sampling, concentrating mostly on sibling relationships. Oh, and their puppy, who could forget the puppy? He was a big handful but we managed one great shot that's currently hanging on their wall as a 16x20 photo along with another picture. View the album on Facebook! ......
Professional Head Shot Photographer | Ginger
June 20, 2013 10:32 PM Blog
I first met Ginger in 2006 when she delivered and trained me on an Avid editing system and it's been a pleasure to recently do some head shots for her acting profile. It was cold and windy, but we made do. ;-) I'm looking forward to doing more pictures with her soon, we have some ideas to roll around! View the album on Facebook!
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 ......
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