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Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Kayleigh
September 19, 2013 01:49 PM Blog
Was just messing around with and learning my new camera bodies!! This is my little ham and cheeser. Just the way she is - food and dirt on her face, mosquito bite (those things really tear her up), and all. Real. Not Photoshopped beyond recognition.
Arnold Family Photographer | Robbins 2013
September 18, 2013 01:43 PM Blog
So, the end of August, I got to do some portraits with my good friends Erin and Jim and their boys, again! I love getting to photograph families year after year! And these boys just crack me up! So cute! Here are some of my favorites. I really love the clothing they chose for their shoot, very nice! View the album on Facebook!
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Ava & Morgan, sisters in sunflowers
September 17, 2013 09:29 AM Blog
Backstory: in 2008 I had the opportunity to do some photos of some girls in a huge field of sunflowers. I didn't really know what I was doing then, so I won't be showing you those. But it's been one of my mini-dreams to have this opportunity again. Only I don't have the space myself. So my husband and I turned to my in-laws so are always so gracious and supportive of my photography. In the area where my husband puts a food plot for deer in the winter, I spent 2 days hand planting sunflower seeds ......
Hillsboro Family Photographer | Shaylee, 5th Birthday
September 12, 2013 09:21 AM Blog
With the heat, I've had a couple of weeks off. But that doesn't mean that I haven't slacked in posting some of the other sessions I had finished already!! It is starting to cool down though, I think, and things are really going to pick up around here starting next weekend. I am not sure if I should call next week another week off or a crash course. I am due to receive two new camera bodies tomorrow and they will be quite the upgrade for me so I am going to hit it hardcore so that I will be com ......
Ste. Genevieve Engagement Photographer | Marie & Codie
August 28, 2013 08:56 AM Blog
The same day as the gender reveal, we also did some engagement photos. :) These are a few of my favorites. We also had some fun with confetti, as you'll see at the end. Looking forward to the wedding of this very special couple! :) View the album on Facebook!
Hillsboro Family Photographer | Kari & Shaylee, Mother & Daughter 2013
August 21, 2013 07:39 AM Blog
This was the third time I was able to do pictures with Shaylee but the first time I really got to do pictures with her mom. It was so humid, we were just condensation, but we had a good time. Shaylee is just the ultimate photo girl and I always get tons of unique poses/looks/photos out of her in a short amount of time. We also hit some good light as sunset came closer, it was just amazing, the absolutely golden rays that were coming down the creek bed. View the album on Facebook! ......
St. Louis Wedding Photographer | Mitch & Emily
August 18, 2013 10:26 PM Blog
There are always so many photos I love, it's hard to get them down to a manageable number, even for just blogging and web posting! So as much as I would love to post all of the photos - heck, I'd love to even post all of the ones that I already posted at Facebook - it's just a huge number. So if you want to see the full Facebook gallery, please click here. (Though you'll need to scroll down past the engagement and bridal shower photos.) As mentioned in the First Look post, this was my little bro ......
Ste. Genevieve Senior Photographer | Mackenzie, Class of 2014
August 17, 2013 10:09 PM Blog
Okay, Mackenzie has got to be one of the most photogenic people I know. Here she is, our first of four senior sessions! She and her mom had the great idea to do one every season, so with this being our summer session, we will have some nice fall scenery in the next, and hopefully some snow in the one after that, followed by spring! Of course, this girl is so darn good at this, we will probably end up with about a thousand pictures by the time her senior year is all said and done! There are 133 f ......
St. Louis Wedding Photographer | First Look: Mitch & Emily
August 14, 2013 12:42 AM Blog
Here's an example of a first look at a recent wedding. This also so happens to be my little brother's wedding and boy, did I get a wonderful new sister. First Looks are great when the bridal couple wants to do photos before the wedding or, for whatever other reason, doesn't want to worry about seeing one another before the ceremony. Gives them a chance to see one another dressed for the big day in an intimate setting. In this case, I took him out on the balcony at the Larimore House Plantation ......
Festus Couples Photographer | Paul, Cheryl, and the Harley
August 7, 2013 11:20 PM Blog
Here is one of my recent projects. Meet Paul & Cheryl, a lovely couple that needed some photos done! Well, more accurately, Paul needed photos of him with BOTH his ladies. ;-) The Harley was a wonderful touch and we were able to highlight his other love quite a bit. I love the ideas that they came up with as well! So cute, but this first photo is my absolute favorite! Just so sweet! ?™?
St. Charles Wedding Photographer | Joe & Bobbi
August 6, 2013 10:53 PM Blog
Hey everyone! Here's a wedding I had the privilege of shooting last October. It was my first one that took place completely inside of a house and it was absolutely gorgeous. Very intimate, as well, family from both sides and some close friends. The fireplace and mantle with the dogwood painting was also a perfect backdrop for family formals. And the old barn doors in the bedroom - absolutely gorgeous and a great spot for cute photos of the bride. It was really a great day. :)Yes, I am aware ther ......
St. Louis Photographer | Arielle, Cat, Kirstin: Modeling
August 5, 2013 10:40 PM Blog
I have been putting off blogging... why? I have no idea. :) Just busy with everything else, I guess! Here are some photos that were done last December. I had originally done this shoot with someone else but the photos I am posting here (and have posted in my Facebook gallery) were taken by me. There are more, of course, but these are my favorites. We're going to do this in one pop. This shoot was really great, I love it when an idea I have pans out, heehee. These are truly three wonderful women ......
Kimmswick Wedding Photographer | Mess the Dress/Ever After: Marie
July 16, 2013 09:57 PM Blog
Today we have the second half of the Ever After shoot with Marie. This half was done in Kimmswick and like before, we came in and it was dreary, but managed to get some great shots before it started pouring on us.Here's some info from the shoot:Stylist: Krystle FaulknerJewelry: Angelia Christine Bridal - angeliachristine.comFlowers: Luke VaughnSpecial Thanks: Dave FaulknerMarie is such a beauty and a joy to be around, I really loved working with her. Looking forward to her real wedding, too. : ......
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Breast Cancer/Chemo - Kimberly & Ellie Mae
July 15, 2013 09:50 PM Blog
Kimberly is one of the sweetest and most loving people I've ever met. She is undergoing chemo and getting closer to being finished, then it's radiation, for breast cancer. She was only diagnosed in March and even though she's going through all of this, she still smiles.It was sort of funny how this all worked out - we had the same idea on the same day and started talking. There was lots of, that's what I was thinking! going on. We were going to celebrate where she's been and where she's going ......
St. Louis Wedding Photographer | Ever After/Mess the Dress: Marie, Runaway Bride
July 12, 2013 09:37 PM Blog
Well, it seems I got distracted from blogging! Here are photos from Marie's portion of the photo shoot that took place in the rail yard. You know, the whole Runaway Bride thing.We all had so much fun on this shoot. We started the day getting hair and make up and were up north by early afternoon. Thankfully, we had some cooler weather than would be typical the last of June. However, I'd had to cancel part of my plans due to 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Turned out to be a good decision. W ......
St. Louis Wedding Photographer | Marie, mess the dress prep
July 7, 2013 09:30 PM Blog
Marie is one of the beautiful young ladies that answered my call for models. In this particular case, I had a specific dress already as well as a few other specifics in mind and she fit the bill perfectly. The dress fit her like a glove and everything on down to the shoes was perfect.I will be posting images from the shoot soon but I thought it would be fun to also post some "behind the scenes" photos as well. I plan on adding to this album quite often!
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Prom 2013
July 5, 2013 09:24 PM Blog
Here are Mackenzie's prom pictures from this April. She was a junior, so we get to do this next year, too! :) Was a lot of fun to meet her friends and get a few group shots, too, and some with her and her wonderful mom! View the album on Facebook!
Potosi Family Photographer | Dickinson 2013
July 4, 2013 06:01 PM Blog
The day after the last shoot, I got to meet this wonderful family and do some family portraits for them in a new-to-me location. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed spending time with all of them. The littlest girl was not into this at all but we got a few cute shots of her smiling face!Here are some of my favorites. View the album on Facebook!
Arnold Family Photographer | Young 2013
July 3, 2013 05:55 PM Blog
A little short of a week ago, I had the privilege of getting to photograph the Young - mom, dad, two boys, daughter-in-law, and even grandpup - in Arnold. I have known the Youngs for a long time and they can always bring a smile to my face. It was HOT out that day and we thought we were going to melt away but, as you can see, they found a way to cool off! I walked away with my first-ever case of chiggers... but totally worth it. Thanks guys :) View on Facebook ......
Ste. Genevieve Photographer | Balloons with Sarah & Kayleigh
July 2, 2013 05:34 PM Blog
After the engagement session with the balloons, I still had most of them including the very large yellow one. So what's a girl to do? More photos, of course! I asked Sarah if she'd like to do a few with the yellow and soon Kayleigh joined in, copying every move Sarah made. Quite hilarious actually. We had a lot of fun until it started to rain again and we had to stop. This first photo, though, is one of my absolute favorites. I love this picture of Kayleigh and her aunt and not just that, the lo ......
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! ......
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