Sunday, April 26, 2009

First Edition - Rachel and Chris!

Rachel and Chris were JUST MARRIED at the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard -- it was a glorious day (albeit a bit windy...but that's okay).  They celebrated the big day with a reception at the Randall Gallery in downtown St. Louis.  Here is a "first edition" shot from the reception...we were able to sneak downstairs into one of the art galleries and take a few shots.  I love the Randall Gallery...such a fun place to shoot!  (and not to mention have a great party!!)


Thursday, April 23, 2009


Effective at 8:10 this morning...I FINALLY became a full-time self-employed I learned that my position with Anheuser-Busch InBev (affectionately referred to often as...the "really big beer company") was eliminated.  

I got 6 months severance -- so in one sense, my prayers have been answered!  Look for much more exciting things to come in the future...I can't wait to see where my photography career goes after being a part-time pro for 21 years.  I'd say I've paid my dues, don't you think?  :)


Sunday, April 12, 2009

USA Hockey U16 Championship - Chesterfield, MO

My cousin Eve lives in south Florida and has lived there for about 20 years.  Her middle son, 15 year-old Colin, plays hockey for Detroit Compuware and lives away from home for much of the year. Compuware was in St. Louis over the past weekend competing for the USA Hockey national championships in the 16 and under division.  Compuware played a tough tournament...and emerged the national champions!  They had some close games and some blow-outs...and then went undefeated on their way to the championship.  Congratulations Colin and all of your teammates.  Keep up the good work and you may go pro someday!!  I know all your Watkins relatives in St. Louis would love to see you play for the Blues!!!