Thursday, June 18, 2009

Three beautiful babies!

Norma and Robby recently became new parents -- and they did it in GRAND style by welcoming triplets into their lives! This will definitely be a change a pace for the McGehees...Robby is a retired Indy racecar driver (and a former winner of the Indy 500 Rookie of the Year). The boys are named Robby Jr. and Harry III and the little princess is Cammie.
Maria and I had so much fun getting to know the little bundles of joy, as well as photograph them. With three new babies in the house...there are baby-holding opportunities a pleny...and Maria loved every minute of it!
To see a slideshow from this session, click here.

Love the "rock concert" shot!

Thanks again, Robby and Norma, it was an honor to meet and photograph your beautiful five week old babies!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

New address, new Facebook profile

Hey everyone -- just a quick note to share my new mailing address, effective immediately:

Daniel J. Watkins Photography
P.O. Box 321
Fenton, MO 63026

Also...if you aren't already following me on can find me at this profile address:

We are closing in on 1,000 friends on Facebook...should I do something to celebrate...or should I just be thankful that I've conned 1,000 people into accepting my friendship requests??? LOL


Friday, June 05, 2009

Happy bride?

Hmmm...I think this bride is happy (from a recent message)...

"OMG!!! Dan! Thank you so much! I can not epxress my gratitude enough! You made me cry....seriously! You are the best and I am forever in your debt!"


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beth and Robert - May 23rd, 2009

Beth and Robert exchanged vows on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at St. Francis Borgia Catholic church in Washington, MO.  They were surrounded by many family and friends...and lots of adorable children!!  :)  Their reception was held in the Jesuit Hall attached to the church -- in a room that was filled with glorious light!  The church is high up on a hill overlooking the Missouri river...and with the reception on the third floor of the north-facing hall...well, as a photographer, I couldn't have asked for a better set-up!  Beth and Robert had to make a last minute decision to change their honeymoon plans from Mexico (because of swine flu concerns) Hawaii!  

To enjoy a slideshow featuring some select images of Beth and Robert's beautiful wedding and reception -- please click here.  

To see the entire gallery of images taken on their wedding day, click here.  You can save half off the regular prices of photo prints if you order before June 13th, every $100 in orders placed for pictures from Beth and Robert's wedding gallery before June 13th, 2009...they will receive one free album page.

Maria and I were truly honored to have been chosen to document this chapter in the legacy of Beth and Robert's families.  


Friday, May 22, 2009

Beth and Robert - Rehearsal & Dinner

Beth and Robert asked me to photograph their rehearsal dinner and graciously invited me to join them for dinner. I am so blessed to work with wonderful clients like these two wonderful individuals!!  Beth has completely spoiled both Maria and I with her generosity from the day she and Robert hired us to photograph their wedding.  

Their ceremony will be held tomorrow at St. Francis Borgia in Washington, MO.  Have I said how much fun I have shooting in Washington?  I love it out there -- right on the banks of the Missouri river.  The rehearsal dinner was held about 200 feet from the steps of the a quaint little place called ChocoL'Art.  The food was amazing...the dessert was to die for!  :)

Here are some images from earlier tonight.  They are ready to be married!

Robert keeps Beth smiling constantly!!

Robert did NOT want to overhear Beth's description of her veil.

Yum.  Only wish I could have tried the chocolate martini.  Some other time.  :)

I've been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to shoot a wedding at St. Francis Borgia.  It's been on my "bucket list" of churches.  :)  So far this year I've shot three weddings...and two of the churches have been on my bucket list (the other one being Trinity Lutheran...Rachel and Chris' wedding last month).  I'm on a roll!  :)

Get a good night's sleep you two...tomorrow is a very big day!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Professional Portraits - a/k/a "Head Shots"

Today my good friend (and past wedding client) Erica Schiller graced my studio with her presence as she asked me to help her update her professional portrait for her LinkedIn site.  Erica was recently down-sized from a really big beer company (which shall remain nameless) and is seeking a position as a marketing manager or director.  She has nearly 10 years experience and I can tell you -- ever since I've known Erica, she has impressed me as the type to hit the ground running on a project or endeavor.  If you know of a good opportunity for Erica, please let me know and I'll put you in touch with her.  She is willing to relocate for the right opportunity.  

Also, if you are interested in a new or updated business profile portrait (also referred to in the industry as a "head shot"), please get in touch with me to discuss your needs.  Professional portraits can be used by business people or other professionals such as doctors, lawyers, etc. for online articles, social networking sites / business forums, etc.  A "fresh" image is always good for business!!