Signature Studio

If you could choose Optimal Health, would you?

January 6th, 2014

You know how so many people are concerned with feeling good, looking young and living without disease? Most of them have tried just about every “diet” under the sun; I know I had, only to be frustrated.

I’m a Health Coach who works with people who really want to create a healthy, balanced lifestyle in order to increase their energy, get to and stay at a healthy weight as well as possibly reduce their risk of preventable diseases like high blood pressure and type II diabetes.

Before I started my journey simple things like accepting a dinner invitation had become difficult. So many things to consider. How far would I have to walk? Will they have chairs without arms so I can sit? OMG, what if they only have booths?! Life had become exhausting. Not to mention breathing was difficult and my joints hurt all the time.

When I started the program and lost 50 lbs I had hope for the 1st time and knew I could do this. It was easy and it fit my busy schedule.

Over the last 18 months I lost, correction; relinquished 220 lbs! And because I feel so passionate about this program, I’ve been invited to become a Health Coach and help others see similar results.

If you know someone that is looking for optimal healthy please share this photo.

Pam Bredenkamp
Health Coach


Timeless Treasures

May 27th, 2012

Photographs, pictures, images, call them what you wish, they are in fact frozen moments in time.

From backyard performances, to birthdays, to vacations, to weddings, image that if lost are only available in your mind – like timeless treasures; and if not shared will be lost forever.

Hurricane Katrina victims were interviewed and many said; “I grabbed my wedding album and mortgage papers and headed for safety. “

So what do photographs mean to you?

It’s not always about capturing who was there and what they were wearing, it’s about the emotion, family connection, bond of friendship, a legacy, all captured in less than 1/125 of a second.

Caring for your images is just as important.

  • Keep them out of direct sunlight
  • Do not store them in a basement
  • If they are important to have they are import enough to be cared for – maybe framed.

I encourage you to dig out that wedding album, pull out that shoebox of vacation pictures, and dust off all those memories.  Then share them with someone.  Invite your daughter, son, grandkids, niece and/or nephew over and share share share!

Some of my favorite images are of people I never met.  But I remember sitting at the table with my dad as he explained whom each person was and the importance they had in his life.

When my dad passed away 15 years ago the best therapy for me was going through my parents photo box and creating an album of images that documented his life – from beginning to end.  At the wake the album was passed around, flipped through, cried over; and enjoyed by everyone.

Images are powerful and every picture has a story.

Start telling your!

Class of 2013 Model Search (Click image for details)

March 18th, 2012

Class of 2013 Model Reps

March 8th, 2012

We are looking for Class of 2013 males and females to be models for the studio.  There is an interview process.  The selected seniors will receive a full model experience session at no charge as well as $500 of prints when 5 of their classmates book their senior session with Signature Studio.

This is time sensitive as we will be interviewing over the next two weeks and session will be done late March / early April.  If you are currently a Junior and will be graduating in 2013 please contact me via my web site at and an application will be sent to you.



Green Albums (not the color silly)

February 8th, 2012

We are so excited to now offer 100% totally “green” album with covers made from hemp or 100% natural silk.  The pages are printed with non-toxic inks (no resins or toxins) and printed on papers that are tree-free and 100% renewable resource and archival.

Yes this album does cost a bit more but it’s so worth it (for so many reasons).   I just ordered our sample album and can’t wait for it’s arrival!  I’ll post photos as soon as I can.


February 6th, 2012

I love weddings! I’m a hopeless romantic, I can’t help it.  I love how beautiful the bride looks, how the groom will fiddle with his ring because it’s such a foreign object on his finger, and best of all how they look at each other like no one else is around, and I love LOVE!

We alway think of a wedding as a day full of family, flowers, a beautiful bride and groom, and usually a whole lot of money spend.  And that’s all good, don’t get me wrong.  But sometimes, for reasons not always disclosed, couples choose to do things on a much smaller scale.  I mean MUCH smaller scale; and elope.  And everything I love about weddings and everything we think about weddings still stands true about elopements.

I’ve photographed elopements that took less than 30 minutes and I’ve photographed elopements that took 2 hrs.  I’m not referring to the length of the ceremony, I’m referring to the amount of photographic coverage they desired.  Both were absolutely beautiful.

The first elopement took place on New Years Eve bright and early at 8 a.m. Everything was finished at 10 a.m. and the couple was on a flight to Vegas by noon.  Check out their slideshow.

Sometimes elopements only take 30 minutes. We all meet at an agreed upon location (couple takes care of any fees if applicable) – then the next thing you know Their Married! In the example below they only had one witness show up so not only did I document the wonderful moments of their marriage I also was one of their legal witnesses! How’s that for multi-tasking!

So if you’re thinking about eloping remember you can still have beautiful wedding memories! We’d love to be there as your photographer, and witness if need be.

Babies & Families

October 26th, 2011

We are always so excited to hear back from our couples when they are about to start a family.  A great way to welcome the arrival of your first (or second, or third, or . . .) child is with a new family portrait.  Click the image and enjoy this little slideshow from some recent sessions.

Company’s Coming!

August 1st, 2011

Hey St. Louis! We’ve got company coming! This is going to be an awesome and busy week for Signature Studio! We will be photographing Ises Intl’Eventworld convention held right here in St. Louis! What an honor to have all the amazing event planners and vendors from all across the United States and abroad visiting OUR city. So sweep off the door mat and let’s welcome everyone in style!

Hair & Makeup from EDEN IV Fashion Show

June 27th, 2011

I love shooting runway!  Thursday evening was no exception.  This slideshow represents the amazing talents of  hair stylist Rob Govero of  Robert Govero for Hair and makeup by Kelly Kossakoski where they matched fun and vintage swimwear with hair and makeup.

Jazz St. Louis Gala

March 8th, 2011

St. Louis – a great city with awesome jazz music and a great crop of new musicians coming up!

Sunday evening I had the pleasure of photographing Jazz St. Louis Gala, a not-for-profit organization that supports jazz music education and outreach housed at Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center.   Please check out their website and concert schedule.

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