August 18, 2017 09:28 AM Blog
Michael and Natalie met in what felt like an unlikely place and developed their relationship out of a great friendship. I have known Michael for many years and it was an honor to be there as they tied that knot to start their life together. It was a beautiful day, and thankfully not very hot (you know me).First things first, everyone arrived at First Baptist Church Festus-Crystal City about the same time and finished getting ready. I took the time to get some shots of various d ......
July 10, 2016 10:23 PM Blog
I have a lot of photos to share today! This was such a great session, Julia was absolutely amazing! We started with professional hair and make up and headed to one of my favorite spots. We then visited 3 more great spots, everything was just perfect. So congratulations again, Julia, on graduating high school, I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. :)
May 5, 2016 09:10 PM Blog
Today's post is brought to you by this entirely adorable couple, Brittany & Andrew. I was completely honored to be able to photograph their engagement session and wedding for them and we are more than pleased with the results.For their engagement session, last fall, Brittany & Andrew headed out to my place and we played around in the woods for a while. The meeting of the minds, the three of us also came up with what has become one of my favorite engagement photos ever. ......
May 3, 2016 04:59 PM Blog
Mason is one of my 2016 seniors and hails from Hillsboro High. I've actually known and loved his family for a long time so it was extra great getting to do these photos for them! We had two sessions, one nearer to home to take advantage of some beautiful spring foliage and the second for some urban fun in St. Louis. Both sessions produced some equally wonderful images. These are some of the images his family ordered as well as one of my favorites. :)
February 9, 2016 09:02 PM Blog
Sarah and David tied the knot on May 23, 2015 at a private location and had their reception at TBC Venue in Pevely, MO. Sarah wrote on her information form that she and David met during her first week of college, on an elevator! I think that sounds just like a movie. ;-)As you scroll down and view the photos, you'll notice a large white sheet contraption during the beginning of the ceremony. That was actually an ingenious invention created to ensure that David didn't see ......
January 20, 2016 12:26 AM Blog
I am attempting to get back to blogging sessions beginning with the Ramsey family!I have known this gorgeous family for a long time, almost as long as I remember! And it was an honor to get to do some family photos with them just before Christmas. Of course, we had such a strange fall and beginning of winter this season that we had some perfect weather and coloring for a session. I typically don't care much for cedars when it comes to scenery but I love the green with the yello ......
May 10, 2015 11:26 AM Blog
These two friends got together for Mother's day and split a session. Each one wanted some pics for Mom but we also took some together. Of course, the furry friends were involved, too!It was a cute and adorable session, I really enjoyed it. :)At Sunset Park in Festus.
April 28, 2015 10:50 AM Blog
You might remember Kate's friend Deb from the year prior when she visited and we did a photo session. Last fall she was able to make it again and we met for a few quick photos. This is one of my favorite spots for small groups, love this texture!
April 27, 2015 10:39 AM Blog
Last fall I got together with this fun loving clan for some unique family photos. Even though we were unable to trek to one of the locations they'd hoped for, we had a great time playing around near the house. It was also special to be able to include Grandma in some shots (and she certainly is a personality)!
April 25, 2015 10:17 AM Blog
Last season I had the privilege of photographing our music minister's family. They certainly are a handsome bunch, and those boys certainly are something else. And, of course, these little ones are already so much bigger and even more good news, Mama has another one on the way! Looking forward to seeing this family grow.
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 ......
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 ......
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 ......
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! ......
February 5, 2014 08:40 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 ......
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 ......
October 3, 2013 03:23 PM Blog
Here is the second installment from Nick and Rachel's wedding! They moved from the church to a hall for their reception and it was just gorgeous. Cute and original decorations including a wall of photos of them growing up and a banner with their initials over their candy bar. Oh, yes, you read that right: a candy bar. How cool! M&M's, Mike & Ikes, Twizzlers, and so much more. Add this to the dessert tables filled with special family recipes and everyone was in love. I did especially love how all ......
September 28, 2013 01:55 PM Blog
Strangely enough, besides back when I was shooting film (and 9 years ago at that), the wedding of Nick and Rachel was the first one I did in my very own church. It's not the biggest church I've done a wedding in, but it's certainly the bluest. ;-)We did not spend a lot of time on photos this time around, Rachel and Nick wanted to emphasize the ceremony itself and the photo booth we did at the reception (those to come soon). But in our short few minutes, we did get some great shots!I also loved h ......
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! ?™?
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