Festus Family Photographer | Natalie and Ruby
February 20, 2015 01:17 PM Blog
Back what feels like a million years ago, I got to do a real quick gender reveal for this mom. What was really cool about it was that she also didn't know the genders of the TWINS until her shower when they revealed. So we took the photo in a way that she didn't see it before it was time. So fast forward to more recently and these little beauties are here! Like most twins, they arrived early and spent some time in the hospital before getting to go home but once they did, we were able to set up s ......
St. Louis Family Photographer | Easter 2014
February 10, 2015 08:44 PM Blog
So I figured I'd better go ahead and get these posted before it's Easter again! All the kids were dressed up so why shouldn't we have a little mini photo session?? Of course... not a one of them was really very cooperative... as usual! The group shot of the kids, I am not kidding, had to come from 3 separate photos and required me calling in my Photoshop experts... and even then, it's far from perfect. But, hey, that's who they are and we love them for it. I may Photoshop some faces together fro ......
St. Louis Family Photographer | Holifield Family Extended
February 9, 2015 08:00 PM Blog
Last May/June we had another opportunity to go visit my husband's family in Mississippi. Living in several different states, it's not all that often that these siblings can all get together and even though the event was marred by a tragedy, they were able to pony up some smiles for me with one another and their mom. We also took a group shot of all those who were able to make it. I imagine the actual family is probably more than twice this, though! Photos like these are very special to have and ......
St. Louis Fantasy Photographer | Katelyn
February 8, 2015 12:58 PM Blog
About 10 months before this session, I was inspired when I saw Katelyn in her homecoming dress and immediately pictured this. It got cold rather quickly though and everyone was so busy so we waited until school wrapped for the year. Her mom did her hair and make up just as I had envisioned.Of course... we had a ton of fun with this! I just love all of it from the dress and the setting to the hair, make up, glitter, mask, and my OWL. Everything!
Ste. Genevieve Senior Photographer | Avina, Class of 2014
February 7, 2015 09:53 AM Blog
As promised, here are Avina's senior photos... some of them at least! We actually ended up with a lot more photos than usual, roughly two and a half times the average session. She was not only so sweetly photogenic but we met twice due to a rain out the first day.The first day we were able to do some photos under the overhang while the rain just poured, including some photos of her with her siblings and grandmother who was visiting at the time. A few days later, we headed out around Ste. Genevie ......
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Kayleigh's Sari
February 6, 2015 10:37 AM Blog
Shortly after I photographed her daughter for her senior portraits (coming soon), sweet Dee gave my daughter an authentic Sari. It was still a little bit big for my little petite Miss Thang but we made it work for a little photo session. Of course I had to take some photos!! How darling is this??This first photo is one of my favorites of her so far, ever. I even have it in a 6x6 wood print with dark walnut stain, the perfect size for taking with me on consultations.
Festus Wedding Photographer | Megan & Cary
February 5, 2015 11:05 AM Blog
You've seen these two here before, with their engagement photos. Finally, here are some of the wedding photos.This was a beautiful September day last year. Gorgeous skies and nice temperatures. Megan and Cary had a lovely ceremony following a First Look in Pevely. After the receiving line and family formals in the church, we headed off to Grace Presbyterian in Crystal City for the bridal party session. We had a great time and the wedding party was able to entertain themselves with some radio con ......
St. Louis Family Photographer | Alice
February 4, 2015 01:46 PM Blog
I don't really photograph newborns, but sometimes as special favors to friends and family. I have known this family for a long time and even photographed the wedding of these two new parents back in 2010. So of course I would give it a try photographing this new sweetie! I'm also throwing in some maternity pictures I took of mom after covering a baby shower.
Bloomsdale Family Photographer | Beyler-Lawrence 2014
January 22, 2015 10:15 PM Blog
This was totally cool because my friends from Tulsa were able to come see me! We had a great time out in our woods, yes, that same spot I mentioned yesterday! The leaves at the time, mid-October had fallen quite a bit but still maintained color, there was so much yellow everywhere, I love it! Here are some of my favorite shots and seeing these guys again cannot come soon enough!!
Bloomsdale Boudoir Photographer | Brenna
January 20, 2015 11:45 PM Blog
Brenna wanted to do some boudoir photos for her fiance as a wedding present but as we talked it evolved into what you see here. Can you say adorable???? I sure can! This is one of my favorite sessions of all time, I seriously love these. And hey, who says boudoir has to take place in a bedroom? I love that we shook it up and not only went outside but brought in her fiance's love of Renaissance fairs! Brenna is a real doll both in looks and personality and I've truly enjoyed working with her an ......
Bloomsdale Family Photographer | Doria 2013
January 4, 2015 11:00 PM Blog
Yes, you read that right. 2013. If you didn't believe that I'm horrible with getting photos to the blog, you should now! Thankfully, while I may not blog as much as I should, I can say that all of my clients do receive the utmost of attention and photos are delivered in a very timely manner. Usually, not counting holiday times, sessions are edited and ready for private viewing within a week and a half. Longer of course, if we're dealing with Christmas and New Years ......
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Midkiff 2014
January 3, 2015 10:40 PM Blog
I know, I know, I'm not supposed to apologize for not blogging but wow, I am really horrible at it!! Usually I'm just running so crazy with shooting and editing that I just plain don't spend the computer time to do it. But right now is off-season (seriously, who wants to get out in this weather for a session, no one!) so what's my excuse?? My husband and I are building a new home! And it's exciting not just for my family but for my photography as well. A great place ......
Bloomsdale Photographer | Arielle and Snow
December 1, 2014 01:41 PM Blog
Here is something from a snow in the beginning of 2014. Oops. :)As a last minute thing, Arielle came out for some great pictures in the snow. She's so adorable and we also had some fun with glitter. My husband hates glitter, but he was gracious to allow me to use it outside. ;-) I love that first one with glitter flying out of her hand.
Bloomsdale Family Photographer | Coleman 2014
November 30, 2014 11:45 PM Blog
Kate and I have been friends since our first year of college and I've been doing photos for her family since 2008. I think I can safely say that, at least so far, each session has been better than the one before it. This is one I am especially proud of. When we first walked down to the bottom of our property to my favorite spot - seriously, love this spot and have done many sessions there, yet they all look different - I was disappointed that the colorful leaves were mostly g ......
De Soto Family Photographer | Bequette 2014
November 18, 2014 10:35 PM Blog
This is another fun session that was never blogged, oops! :)Had a great time getting together with this family earlier this spring for Mother's and Father's Days presents from the kids. Not just that but new additions to the family as well and took a few engagement photos for one of the girls.The first photo is also one of my favorite sibling photos I've ever taken. I just love not only the overall composition but how they are all grouped together cute as buttons.View the album ......
Farmington Engagement/Wedding Photographer | Matt & Tracy's Engagement
November 15, 2014 10:48 AM Blog
I have already had the privilege of shooting Matt and Tracy's wedding in September, but we never did get around to sharing many of their engagement photos until now. We had a great time in July on what was thankfully a good day with decent weather and temperatures! We met on Matt's family farm and were able to utilize not only his grandparent's house but several areas of the farm including a beautifully golden, recently harvested field. The colors were just amazing. Here ......
Unique Bridal Bouquet - Tracy's Family Heirlooms
October 16, 2014 11:30 PM Blog
I just wanted to brag on my bride a little bit. She had the most unique bouquets I have ever seen to date. I love them! I felt like the little girl in Despicable Me getting to photograph them (It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!) except that they're not fluffy, they're just so totally awesome I was going to die. I seriously love these. AND, I even get to copy some of her own words from the equally unique programs from the day: The bride's bouquet includes her Great-Gr ......
Festus Children's Photographer | Bondurant Kids
October 8, 2014 11:17 AM Blog
Now that I have finally caught up on bringing over - manually (of course) - all of my blog archives, I can start posting some new stuff regularly! Here are three pretty awesome kids. We met for a mini-session of sorts and it actually went very quickly as each of these kiddos was a willing participant and we ended up with several shots of each individual and group photos that Mom can print and hang. These four images are my favorite group shot and individual shots.And yes, her&nb ......
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Herzog 2014
September 25, 2014 11:46 PM Blog
The beginning of the month, I had the privilege of working with this beautiful family and despite it being yet, another, hot and steamy evening, we had a great time. Adorable baby girl wasn't into it so much but we got some great shots anyway. We spent some time around one family place then headed to a second for more racing themed shots. She was so cute sitting there in that huge tire!View the album on Facebook. ......
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Delani (modeling)
September 8, 2014 12:51 PM Blog
I want to take a bit of a break from moving over my older blog entries to post Delani's session. I just finally finished posting the rest on Facebook. This was such fun! As you already know, my field of sunflowers this year grew with gusto (as opposed to last year!) and I did several family sessions around and in the flowers. They were getting close to dying though and I really wanted to do something one-on-one with someone before they were gone. Delani's mom had me ......
Festus/Crystal City Engagement Photographer | Cary & Megan
August 31, 2014 09:57 PM Blog
I have taken a bit of a break from weddings for the earlier part of this year and the summer but wedding season starts up in September with Cary and Megan! My friend Kate will be assisting me on this wedding and she joined me for their engagement photos. A few of the photos here were taken by Kate. In early August we took a bit of a walk down Festus Main Street and used some of the great architecture along the way. I even had a chance to break out my fish eye lens! ......
Arnold Family Photographer | Duncan 2014
August 26, 2014 04:28 PM Blog
Here we have the Duncans! It was a pretty hot day in May, very humid, seems like every time I'm at this location it's unbearably hot! And Father and Son (Andrew and Collin) are polar opposites when it comes to being photographed - I'll let you guess which side of the coin they each fall on. ;-) We had a great time though and got lots of great shots. Especially Collin's collage of faces! I loved seeing it when it came in as the 10x10 print that Sarah order ......
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Kimberly & Ellie Mae, One Year Later
August 19, 2014 09:00 PM Blog
One year ago to the day, on July 4, 2013, I had the privilege of photographing Kimberly and her doggie Ellie Mae while Kimberly was currently going through chemo for breast cancer. One year later, we met again to celebrate the journey that she had completed. Here are some of our favorite shots. The blue and the red outfits both looked amazing in the setting we chose.View the album on Facebook! ......
First Blog
August 19, 2014 06:43 PM Blog
This is really just a post for me to see what this is going to look like. :)I'm in the process of moving to a new program for my clients' image proofing and ordering and it comes with all these great features including a blog section and I'm trying to decide if I should leave my previous blog for this. So we'll try a couple of posts and see. ;-)Updating that I love it! There are a few downsides to moving my blog to this program but I think that having the site be more coh ......
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