I love how creative we get to be when clients book our Couture session! This session is 5 hours long and if that sounds like a LOT it’s because it is, but it means we get to do so much without worrying about time… lots of locations, lots of outfits, even lots of people!
And we got all that in for Allie’s session. By far my favorite part of Allie’s session is the personalization she added by selecting locations like her old home that really made it about HER. Plus, including her best friends, sister, mom and dog meant we had a blast with all her favorite people!
Her album is being hand crafted in Italy as we speak and I cannot wait to have the finished product in soon. Take a look at some of our favorite images and a few album designs too…
So one of my most favorite things about my job is getting to share in huge milestone moments in my clients lives and getting to watch their families grow and change over the years. I went to high school with Pam and a few years ago her and Doug road tripped it up here to Decatur to have me create their engagement portraits (seriously humbling to have someone willing to drive 4+ hours for me to create their images!). I then had the chance to photograph their beautiful wedding in my home town of Jefferson City, MO and got to do what I don’t get to often and that’s photograph on the capital steps (where I shot some of my very first portraits when starting my business in high school).
Anyways…… fast forward to now and this lovely couple now has an absolutely adorable little boy! And once again I’ve had the honor to photograph a huge milestone in their lives (like HUGE… I totally get this now that we have #babyB in our lives). These two will make fabulous parents and I cannot wait to cuddle this little angel at 4, 8, 12 months and then again for his second birthday (it’s already in the books ya’ll, it’s happening!).
So without further adieu about about we see some newborn cuteness?!?!
Let me introduce you to the Dahn Family!!! You all know I LOVE LOVE LOVE when I can talk clients into bringing the WHOLE family to session and that means those furry family members too! Pretty much once I find out you have pets I set about trying to convince you that NOT bringing them to session is like leaving your 2 year old son out of the photos (which we know you’re not going to do!).
I was even more excited when I first talked to Jennifer who I discovered is the gal behind an amazing organization called Pawprints Ministries and would not only be bringing their family pet to session but also one of their beautiful and talented comfort dogs!
I absolutely loved working with this beautiful family and am so excited to share their images with you! And seriously go check out what this family does through Pawprints Ministries!
Awhile back I ran a little fundraiser on our Facebook Page to support a cause very near and dear to my heart and help raise awareness and money for my best friend to attend the Koolen-deVries Syndrome annual gathering and Brittany was our lucky winner!!!
I was excited when she said she’d want to have her engagement session in St. Louis and we naturally chose a couple iconic STL locations: The Arch & Cardinal’s Stadium. We were in for a bit of a surprise when we got to the arch and found that the entire grounds were under construction and torn completely out and surrounded by 10-12′ high fences! We knew it was undergoing some construction but neither of us anticipated NO grass left and no access to any grounds beyond the pedestrian filled paths. So… we improvised! I’m a wedding-photographer so reacting to the unknown and unexpected isn’t new to me and we grabbed a few shots at the base of the arch and decided to venture into downtown to find some greenery elsewhere and we had some great luck.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m VERY ready for spring and some more of this beautiful weather and pretty flowers.
February is rare disease month and to celebrate we are doing another KDVS fundraiser this time to help the families effected by this rare syndrome. You can shop our Keep-Collective designs here and this month only 20% of our sales will go directly to the Kool-Kids Alliance. (Be sure to select ‘Kool Kids Alliance’ as your hostess when you shop!)