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Laurie & Brandon

February 28th, 2011

What an amazing day we had a Brandon and Laurie’s wedding at AmeriStar in St. Charles, MO! Click the image to view a 6 minute slideshow of some of my favorite images, but if you  are at work, turn off or down your speakers and enjoy the show!

Come on Dad!

February 26th, 2011

Dad’s are very important people, and like the song goes they can truly say “I loved her first”.   Maureen was ready to go to the chapel, anxiously waiting in the car for her dad.  When she saw him approaching she couldn’t help getting excited because she knew it would only be a few more minutes before they walked down the isle together.

Tiny little magnificent moments truly are a big deal.

Lasting Memories

February 26th, 2011

I love creating lasting memories for families. Not just in wedding photography but in portraiture too.  Because these images, as beautiful as they are, are not only for the present – they are for future generations, to keep the spirit and memory of those that pass before us alive and remembered.

Weddings are the marriage of the past with the future

February 21st, 2011

Wedding days are the marriage of past with the future.  Sarah and Katie had been friends since childhood; always talking about when they got married how they would be there for each other.  Sadly, Katie had passed away a few years before Sarah even got engaged, yet she was honored at the ceremony with a sunflower bouquet.  The wedding day was Sarah’s.  But this moment – captured when Sarah bent down to share a moment with Katie – belonged to them both.

Let there be light!

February 17th, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I was having brunch with my good friend Arina Lanis and she showed me the most amazing lip gloss.  Well, actually it wasn’t the lip gloss that was so amazing (which BTW, it is pretty darn good) but the packaging it came in!  Check it out

Light Up Lip Gloss

It’s a little hard to see, but see those little white spots in side the lid?  Those are two tiny LED lights that turn on when you open the lid!  Genius!

But wait, there’s more! The tube has a mirror on it!  OMG!  This has to be a “must have” for every bride, bridesmaid, oh heck – every women in/at a wedding!

Where did I find this little jewel?  On line at and it’s only $15!  [I am not a distributor]  Check it out!

Magnificent Moment

February 15th, 2011

I will be the first to admit that I cry easy.  As a mother, the Father-Daughter dance is one of the most touching moments during the reception.  Dads are usually nervous because they don’t want to step on the dress or embarrass himself or his daughter.  But all those fears are swept away as soon as the the music starts.  He takes her hand, holds his daughter in his arms, closes his eyes, and in just a few short minutes he relives all the magnificent moments they had together as he watched her grow from little girl to beautiful bride.

It’s show time!!!

January 14th, 2011

We are so excited to be sponsors of Saint Louis Bride’s Wedding Connection show this Sunday, January 16th, held at the Chase Park Plaza in the Khorassan Room from 1 – 4:30 p.m.  Be sure to visit our booth and take advantage of specials.  BTW – There is covered parking available in the garage.

For more information and to receive $5 off your ticket CLICK HERE!

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Here's to happy wedding planning!

Play day today

January 12th, 2011

Today was a great day to play in the snow for a little while. I don’t get a chance to go out and just shoot for myself very often but today I made it a point to step away from the computers and go see the world through my camera.

I selected one lens to work with, a 100mm macro f/2.8. I saw things today that I have walked past many time, but the blanket of snow gave them a new look.

Ballet BaBie’s…

October 17th, 2010

and big girls too!

One of our new session designed for the ballerina in every little girl – and mommies are always welcome to play too! 








When you call for your sessions let us know your ballerina’s favorite color and we’ll try to have a tutu to match.  Session are booking quickly, call for your’s now.


Something New . . .

August 20th, 2010

Introducing – Bouquet charms!

Is there a special someone that can’t be with you on your wedding day? Give them a special place of honor or memory with a Bouquet Charm! These little pieces of jewelry can be incorporated into your bouquet, and used later on a charm bracelet, or key chain.

Charms are contemporary styled, completely sealed and water-tight so the image will not be damaged from moisture.

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This size is also perfect for new parents.


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