January 31st, 2011


I had so much fun with Claire and her mom. Such a fun session...which included her kitty "Gypsy Rose" Here are my favorites.

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January 30th, 2011

Avery's One!

Yesterday we did Avery's birthday shoot at the City Museum. It is such an amazing place...the room we used is wide open with so much beautiful natural light. Here are my favorites from her session. Happy Birthday Miss A!

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January 27th, 2011

Winner announced!

I had a great response to this giveaway. 45 entries! The winner, chosen by random.org is Jennifer Guffey. She and her beautiful family won a free session with me in the St Louis area. Also, because my fan page on FB reached over 1000 fans, I am giving everyone that entered a discount of 30% off to use from March to September if you book a session with me. This discount will be off of the print order after your session! Congrats Jen!

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January 24th, 2011

Are you a hip, trendy family?

then I am looking for you! I need a super trendy family for my portfolio. I am waiving the session fee for one lucky hip family. The details: reply here to enter....please leave your email address. Or you can go to my facebook business page and enter. Once my business page on facebook gets to at least 1000 fans, I will draw the winner via random.org. I get to pick the location,you pick the date. You must be willing to travel to a St Louis location or a St Charles locaiton.  If you know a trendy family, let them know and good luck!

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January 22nd, 2011

Finally I feel like a "big girl"

I have been so fortunate to upgrade as many times as I have over the course of 4 years. Upgrade my equipment that is. I took it step by step....from my trusty Rebel to my 40D, then last year I upgraded to my beloved 50D. This January, I finally took the biggest leap and purchased the camera I have been coveting ever since I started. The 5d mark ii. And no, it is not always the equipment that makes the photographer, not at all....you must know how to compose a photo correctly first. But just like a chef covets fine pots and pans, I have drooled over this baby for a long time. I'm so happy to finally have "him" in my hands...and my photography will not change and to the untrained eye probably won't see a difference, I will be able to tell and that is all that matters. 2011 is shaping up to be a fabulous year!

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January 19th, 2011


These girls are no stranger to my lens. I love that I got hugs when we left and I was asked to order girl scout cookies from the oldest. These are the kind of client/photographer relationships I have with my repeat clients. Such beautiful girls...enjoy your sneak peek.

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January 7th, 2011


It felt SO good to get back outside to shoot. It was chilly, but I think we overcame that pretty well. It helped that Katie decided to use super cute coats and scarves as her essential outfit. Here is part 1 of Katie's senior session. We are doing another one in the spring.

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January 4th, 2011

Day 4

I'm going to combine my 365 and my Picture Winter project for the month of January. So here is day 4 of my personal project and my Picture Winter project's objective was "Sunshine" My personal project, I took advantage of the awesome light in our bathroom and my son willing to get into the tub in the a.m.

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Miss Ella

Children are so honest, open and just "real" I do believe that is a lot of my draw to them. I can photograph them exactly how they feel, no cheesy smile, until they get to be a little older, ;) and their eyes tell such a story. This little girl is no exception. Such a sweetie, so busy and full of life. Here is your sneak peek Carie. Enjoy!

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Day 3

I am a day behind on posting but not on the photo itself. I cheated a bit, I took this one last week while we still had snow on the ground. But I love it, it feels wintery. ;)

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January 3rd, 2011

Seniors 2012 I need you!

I know it's only January, but I'm going to start my senior rep search for 2012 early, give my reps more time to pass out those rep cards. So if you are interested, here is the scoop;

I want at least one girl and one boy senior from one of the local area schools combined. If I don't have any boys contact me withing a reasonable amount of time, I will accept an extra girl. You MUST be a senior for the next school year, you will have your session fee waived. If the senior and her parents are willing, I would love to pick the location and it won't be around here, I'm thinking one of the cool parks in St Louis, maybe an urban area up there as well. If that isn't possible for the senior, we can totally do something fun down here, but it will include an urban session as well as a "country" session. Country sessions mean field, trees, grass, railroad tracks, urban is downtown, buildings, bricks, grunge, etc.

Details; No session fee, senior rep cards to hand out with your name and year on them and a credit to you on your order with every card returned of yours. You can email me, reply here or on my business page on FB or FB mail me.

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January 2nd, 2011

Day 2


I have been sick for a week now. Sore throat, congested, generally feeling like poo. Hot tea with honey and lemon soothes and makes me able to breahte easier.

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January 1st, 2011

Personal Project

Because I tend to get caught up in my professional photography, I let my personal passion for photography go to the way side. I am, this year, taking on a challenge; One photo a day for a year. 365 days of photos. I won't necessarily have a theme, but will shoot a photo a day of SOMETHING. I hope you will enjoy following along with me.

Day 1; Lines

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E Twins sneak peek

Oh how I wish I would have been photographing when my twins were small. I didn't get any pics of them when they were tiny and still curling in to one another. What a special blessing they are, so sweet, sharing such a small space for such an amount of time to come out and be two different little ones. I feel so blessed to be able to photograph these two little guys. Enjoy your sneak peek Epps family!

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Happy New Year

Winners from my last two giveaways are:

Ashley Douglas, she won the Lifestyle session giveaway and Elise Schmidt won the senior session giveaway. Congrats girls! Happy New Year

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