Arnold Family Photographer | Duncan 2014
August 26, 2014 4:28 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 9:00 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 6:43 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 ......
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Messer 2014
August 17, 2014 11:50 AM Blog
This bunch was the fourth group to take advantage of my bright and fun sunflowers. The girls were so not into it, but I got some smiles anyway. Little Man just grinned the whole time, so adorable.Here's a good selection of what we captured, I love the blues and the pink accent with the sunflowers' yellow and green.View on Facebook!
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Steffen 2014
August 16, 2014 11:48 AM Blog
When a client orders a copy of every photo from their session... it's extra hard to choose what to post here!! ;-)The Steffen family came out on a VERY hot and steamy Saturday for a mini session in the sunflowers with their adorable little 2 month old baby girl. She was such a little trooper! ;-)View on Facebook!
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Robbins 2014
August 7, 2014 11:46 AM Blog
Erin has been my friend since the 7th grade and Jim married in about 6 years ago. I'm so happy to get to do photos of them every year. I was even privileged enough to be there for the birth of their second child who is now, I can't believe it, almost 2 years old.They were one of the families to come out for the mini sunflower sessions and how cute is this? Unfortunately, we had one majorly disagreeable little guy. But he did manage a few smiles and we got a couple of candids and funny outtakes!V ......
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Whitehead 2014
August 6, 2014 11:31 AM Blog
So how about this, for one adorable family???We got out right at two weeks ago, my first sunflower 2014 subjects! Oh, yes, my in-laws let me grow a great little field of sunflowers. They were so much fun and I did several mini sessions here, but also the Whitehead family, who were the first, for their full session.It was so hot and humid, it was pretty miserable. But what else can you expect from Missouri? In July? Really, this summer could be a lot worse! Largely, it's been pretty good to me.Mo ......
Arnold Family Photographer | Lea 2014
July 14, 2014 9:57 AM Blog
I have known this awesome mom for quite a while and though we don't live close to one another any longer, I was honored that she had me do some family pictures when they were in town visiting their family. We met at Bee Tree Park in Arnold, MO and had a great session. Girl #2 wasn't so into the session at the start but once we got going she was showing off as much as her sister. One face swap later and we have a great family photo perfect for framing. As well as many others! The following are th ......
Heather Mohr Photography
June 30, 2014 9:53 AM Blog
I first met Heather online back in 2009 when I was hospitalized with the pregnancy for my second child. My water had broken just before 21 weeks and I was spending weeks 26-29 (when she was born) in St. John's Mercy. Heather and I found each other, possibly through Baby Center, and were talking because in her own pregnancy, she was experiencing low fluid. We had a lot in common and continued to keep in touch. My daughter spent 3 months in the NICU and it was about the time of her release that I ......
Ste. Genevieve Children's Photographer | Bella, 1 Year Old
June 24, 2014 9:50 AM Blog
Here is sweet little Bella! Her mom was totally prepared for this session and everything came out so adorable. I loved it all! The outfits and the props, all of it. She even had grandma's pearl necklace for little Bella to wear and the canopy was just, well, totally awesome. Bella wasn't quite sure what to do with that cake, she was so dainty!View on Facebook! ......
Ste. Genevieve Engagement Photographer | Ed & Brenna
June 22, 2014 9:36 AM Blog
Ok, I have to admit, this is one of my favorite couple's sessions ever. I had a great time with Brenna and Ed and the family that tagged along. I loved how they interacted, both so at ease and natural. View on Facebook!
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Chris, Sarah, Henry 2013
May 19, 2014 9:25 AM Blog
So apparently it is mid-May and I have yet to blog anything I have shot in 2014! Not to mention all the 2013 shoots I've neglected. So here's one from 2013 to get me started again. This wasn't my last 2013 session but it was part of a Christmas gift for proud moms and grandmoms so I did put aside posting it for a while. Just before Thanksgiving this family got out on a chilly morning and we took some adorable pictures as we avoided an attack turkey that seemed to have a vendetta against all of u ......
St. Louis Wedding Photographer | Jason & Jessica
April 9, 2014 9:15 AM Blog
This wedding ended up being my last of 2013, bringing with it a new record for weddings shot in a year for me as well. It was also a bit different for me as I was contracted as a last minute second shooter with someone else after the original wedding photographer canceled on this couple.It was also one of my secret photographer dreams come true: shoot a wedding at the Jewel Box in St. Louis! I have always loved the Jewel Box, maybe in part because it seemed like it was also really special to my ......
Festus Photographer | The 11th Doctor and River
February 5, 2014 8:40 AM Blog
Here's another flashback, since I officially stink at updating this blog! These are my own children so I really just have to brag on them. My oldest is OBSESSED with Doctor Who, like, seriously, no way around it. Not just that but Star Wars, Legos, Transformers, and more of the like. But Doctor Who really takes the cake for him and I blame The Doctor for this kid wanting to always be dressed up in a suit coat etc. He acts like he's allergic to t-shirts though we've managed to take that down a no ......
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Marie & Codie Maternity
January 21, 2014 3:07 PM Blog
Last fall, Codie and Marie trekked it with me to the wilderness of Ste. Genevieve County, MO to get some maternity photos before their little blessing arrived. It was quite chilly out, as late fall can tend to be at 830am, but they were a couple of troopers. Marie even got down in the tall grass for me - she's always happy to humor me. ;-)So here are my favorite shots. I gotta say, I really like that red shirt with the orangy browns of the scenery.View on Facebook! ......
Ste. Genevieve Senior Photographer | Mackenzie, Class of 2014
January 13, 2014 10:28 PM Blog
Here's Mackenzie again, for her second senior session! We were waiting for snow, and boy, we got it! This is actually from our snow the first time around this season. We've had two large snows here in the SEMO area so far. Unfortunately, I was too sick during the second to do any photo sessions. But Mackenzie's session is so good, another may not live up. heehee ;)She did seriously have so many good shots, it was hard to choose!Oh, and in similar news, Mackenzie was the first to be photographed ......
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Fall & Winter 2013
January 12, 2014 10:35 PM Blog
Before I get back to more sessions I had in the fall, here are a couple of random fall and winter photos of my own children. I have to admit, they're pretty cute when they want to be!I couldn't believe that yellow in my magnolia tree last fall. Went outside one day and it was just there, so so so so yellow. I love it. I love that tree. I grew it from a stick and it flowers for me at least 3 times a year. I'll miss it when we move, haha, guess I'll have to grow another!!My little girl is such a h ......
Photos with Santa | Bloomsdale Event Photography
January 11, 2014 9:57 PM Blog
ok, yesssssss, I know Christmas is over! However, let me have this because I feel like we missed Christmas with how much my family has been sick. In fact, I'm still not up to par, with stupid mono, and everything! So I'm going to have me a little Christmas celebration here with a few favorite photos from our event with Santa as well as a few others from throughout the season. Enjoy! ;-) View on Facebook! ......
Hillsboro Photographer | Shaylee 2013
January 10, 2014 9:48 PM Blog
Shaylee has been featured in my photo shoots quite a bit over the last several years but I think this is her best yet. Such a precocious child and always able to make you laugh, she really strikes those poses. Even when she's not goofing off with silly poses, she knows exactly what to do. How cute! View on Facebook!
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Becky, 1871
January 8, 2014 6:18 PM Blog
If you know anything about Ste. Genevieve, you know it's the oldest permanent settlement West of the mighty Mississippi River. Because of that, we are inherently interested in history. There are also plenty of themed fairs and events that happen year round. We also have some wonderful people who enjoy making their own themed clothing, like Becky here. I have known Becky a pretty long time now and was honored to get to take some shots of her in her bustle dress. We kept the poses all pretty gene ......
Hillsboro Wedding Photographer | Julian & Corrinne
January 5, 2014 1:28 PM Blog
No, this certainly hasn't been any time very recently, ha! (Snow, anyone???) I had the privilege of shooting Julian & Corrinne's wedding in October of last year (wow, did I just have to say last year??) and it was certainly very beautiful and they were both a pleasure to work with.I really enjoyed the Pinterest feel of this wedding. Everything from a couch made out of square straw bales to cross sections of logs used as the cake base to Mason jar drinking cups gifted to the guests. It was al ......
Ste. Genevieve Family Photographer | Havener 2013
December 15, 2013 11:21 AM Blog
Back in October I had the chance to do some family pictures of the Havener family. Such fun, these four little kiddos - one handsome boy outnumbered by three gorgeous girls! We had a lot of fun playing around some cornstalks. Here are some of my favorites. View on Facebook!
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Homecoming 2013
December 1, 2013 11:14 AM Blog
You might remember seeing Mackenzie's senior pictures here already, and we aren't finished yet! But here's a stop over on her senior year with Homecoming. From early October, of course! Her boyfriend Zack, some friends, parents, and even a sister. ;-) View on Facebook
Festus Family Photographer | Farrow 2013
November 30, 2013 10:55 AM Blog
It was extra special to get to do pictures with this adorable family, they came all the way in from Tennessee to see me! Just kidding! They did come from Tennessee but I was just a side stop while they visited family. ;-) But I'll take it! My first twins! And an adorable preschooler, and a lovely couple - what more could a photographer ask for? Not to mention, Mom and I went to school together about a million years ago. So nice to be able to keep up with everyone and watch their families grow, t ......
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