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.
 

 

 


Courtney & Dave | St. Louis Engagement Photography


I love taking engagement photos! To bear witness to a love so strong that it is leading up to marriage is a truly powerful thing. When a couple asks that I be responsible for capturing their love in photos I consider it a tremendous honor and I do everything in my power to make the process one they will remember for years to come.
 

A few months ago I had the privilege of taking photos for my niece Courtney, and her fiance, Dave. We headed down to Lafayette Square Park on what was, at the time, the hottest day of the year with temperatures right at 100 even though it was 5:30 pm in the evening.  Over the course of the next few hours we walked throughout the park taking pictures and capturing the special relationship between these two young adults.  I’ve captured photos of Courtney over the years and have seen her grown from a little girl to an amazing young woman and I couldn’t be more proud of the person she has become.


As I post this entry today Courtney is at her bridal shower being thrown by her aunt – my sister.  I thought it only fitting to get this online as an extension of her special day.  And while the weather has finally cooled down, at least temporarily, I hope the memories of that hot day a few months ago live on for years to come whenever Courtney or Dave look at the photos we created together.

 

 


A 50th Wedding Anniversary | St. Louis Event Photography

 

A few weeks ago I bore witness to something amazing. The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Richard & Patricia Gill.
(Full disclosure – Patti & Dick are my wife’s aunt & uncle.)
 

The simple truth is that you rarely hear of people celebrating their 50th anniversary anymore. So I consider myself lucky in that I was able to watch them renew their vows in front of their family & friends.  And when you consider that a few months I was in the presence of several other family couples celebrating their 35th, 40th, 50th & 60th wedding anniversaries, it’s been an amazing year!
 

I’m incredibly humbled that I was asked to capture this special day for Patti & Dick in photos & hope that the memories I’ve preserved will be enjoyed for many years to come.
 

Here’s a brief photo montage video from the day’s event.  Enjoy!

 

 



 


St. Ann Dinner Dance & Auction | St. Louis Event Photography

 

I had the privilege of taking photos this weekend at St. Ann Catholic Church’s 2011 Sponsor’s Dinner Dance & Auction.  The dinner dance & auction is their primary fundraiser of the year & is a much anticipated event by parishioners and alumni alike.  I have to tell you it was a top notch event.  People were truly enjoying themselves as they bid on items in both silent and oral auctions.  The evening also included a full course dinner and live band for everyone’s dancing pleasure.

 

My assignment was to take photos of everyone interacting and having a good time so they could use them to not only remember the event but also for future marketing of the event.  I think the photos turned out great & initial response from the attendees to the photos has been outstanding.  To complete the event photography session I’ve posted the images online in a gallery for review and ordering (with proceeds going back to the parish community) as well as a video remix format as you can view below.

 

Thanks to everyone at St. Ann for a great evening & for being such great photo subjects.

 

 


Portrait Session For A Cause | St. Louis Portrait Photography

 

I’m excited to announce that one of my portrait sessions is going to be offered as one of the primary oral auction items at this year’s St. Ann Sponsor’s Dinner Dance & Auction on April 30th.

 

This event is the main fundraiser for St. Ann Catholic Church & School and I’m proud to be a part of the event again this year.  Along with the portrait session package I’ve also donated a few select prints for the silent auction.

 

The video below showcases the session I’ve donated.  If you’d like to find out more information about the auction and how you can get tickets to attend please click here for details.




 

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