Location! Location! Location! | St. Louis Family Portrait Photography


When large family groups get together for reunions they don't always have the luxury of holding the get together at a place that holds memories for them. But every once in a while there are exceptions - like this past weekend when taking photos for Aimee Holy and her extended family.

Family members from around the country had gathered at a family home that backs up to a golf course that holds very fond memories for the family. It was fitting then that it became the back drop for their group photo as well others of smaller groups of family members. The photos turned out well but the real stars of the day were the family members themselves. Temperatures around 45 degrees and strong winds made it challenging to remain focus and not insist on wearing a coat at all times.

But in the end everyone did an amazing job and as a result they have some great photos to remember their reunion and the course that they hold so dear in their hearts. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

 


Final Days of Fall | St. Louis Family Photography

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Living in St. Louis has it's challenges when it comes to the weather. Three Saturdays ago was no exception when I was scheduled to take photos of the Hendricks family in Forest Park. 

The day started off chilly but sunny with a nice mix of big puffy clouds but by 1 pm it was cloudy and actually sleeting. Seemed as if getting the photos taken before the leaves were gone was going to be impossible. But hey, it's St. Louis right? We waited a bit longer and as the time arrived for our shoot the sleet was gone, the clouds separated and the sun came back out raising the temperature just enough to make it bearable for everyone.

We headed to Forest Park and set out to capture some memories as the last of Fall's golden leaves clung to their branches. The kids laughed and ran about while Dad and Mom chased them through the leaves. It may have been a little cold but everyone was enjoying being out in the crisp air in the beautiful park surroundings. And by the time the sun set it was a wrap - and just in time. The cold had finally gotten to the youngest as he simply couldn't hold still for yet another photo. 

Thanks to Brian and Maggie for allowing me to play a part in capturing their family members as we head into Winter in St. Louis. The day was perfect after all and I couldn't have asked for a better setting or better subjects. I hope you enjoy your photos for many years to come.

 


2014 St. Ann Catholic School Graduation

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Taking photos at a graduation ceremony are always enjoyable. The air is filled with excitement as students get ready to celebrate a major milestone in their lives with family and friends. The St. Ann Catholic School Class of 2014 was no exception. What a wonderful group of kids who are ready embark on a four-year highs chool adventure. I felt so inspired by them that I contacted several members of my 8th grade class and now we're holding a reunion this summer to catch up on almost 30 years since we graduated. 

Click here to view all the photos Class of 2014's graduation ceremony.


St. Ann Catholic School First Communion

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What an honor to be responsible for taking photos again for the second grade class at St. Ann Catholic School as they made their First Holy Communion. It was truly a special day for all of these kids as they celebrated with their family and friends. Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day.

Click here to view all the photos from this year's First Communion.


Time For Family | St. Louis Portrait Photography

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to the blog and even longer since I’ve taken any formal portraits of my family. Yesterday I decided it was time to take a photo of my daughter Libby to celebrate her recent birthday and record her growth officially. As always she was a joy to work with and the camera continues to love her unconditionally. She’s a beautiful young lady and she makes me proud to be her father.
 


In addition to taking photos of my daughter I was able to convince my wife to go before the camera this time. Kate’s not always willing to put herself in the “spotlight” so to speak so I was thrilled when she agreed to pose for a few photos. What I know she learned is that posing for photos is harder than it looks and smiling on demand isn’t easy. I also hope she learned that she is just as beautiful today as she was when I met her for the first time years ago. I’m truly a lucky man to have her as my wife and partner in crime. I hope she continues to let me photograph her as we continue our life’s journey together.
 

 

 

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