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!!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Laurie and Sean - Engagement Session

I met up with Laurie and Sean on a Sunday evening (despite the weather forecast for rain all weekend!) and took their engagement pictures in the Grand Center area of mid-town St. Louis.  Laurie is a music teacher and wanted to do some pictures in and around the Powell Hall / Fox Theater area.  We walked all around Grand Center and found lots of fun places to play and take pictures.  They are getting married on the day after Christmas at St. Martin of Tours...should be a beautiful wedding!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Charlie and Ava - Brother and Sister Session

"Almost three" year-old Ava and her "just turned" one year-old brother Charlie entertained my cameras last Friday at their house and at a nearby park.  They are both so much fun!  Charlie looks a bit like the cartoon character "Charlie Brown" wouldn't you say?  His mom said he was Charlie Brown for halloween last year!  This is the second time I've done pictures of Ava...I shot pictures of her back when she was just a bit past her first birthday.  I'm honored whenever I'm invited back to shoot multiple sessions of these little bundles of joy!  And it's so fun to see how they've changed...and even for them to recognize me!  :)

Where's Waldo?  I mean...where's Charlie?  :)

I call this picture "Threat Detected!"  :)

Check out the slideshow to see more pictures from Ava and Charlie's lifestyle kids portrait session!  I think you'll agree that the music for this slideshow goes perfect with the images!! :)


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Laurie and Derek - family portraits

Laurie and Derek were wedding clients of mine from several years ago. They now have a beautiful girl, April, who just turned one a few weeks ago. I had the pleasure of shooting their pictures in the park and in my studio.  April was a bit fussy at first...but I specialize in entertaining that problem quickly went away!  :)