St. Louis Wedding Photographer | Marie, mess the dress prep
July 7, 2013 9:30 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 9:24 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 6:01 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 5:55 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 5:34 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 9:59 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 9:53 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 9:49 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 9:39 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 9:32 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 9:08 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 9:52 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 9:42 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 9:29 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 9:12 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 8:54 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 8:23 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 8:00 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 7:03 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 6:48 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 ......
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