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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fire Ring at Forest Park

This photo shoot falls in the category of things that I have never seen before. So combine young people, fire and glow in the dark hoola hoops at night and this is what you get.

There was so much talent and so much fire it was hard to keep up. It was impossible to capture the jugglers and the other performer who didn't not have the good fortune to have their props on fire or glowing.
I didn't want to take out a flash and ruin the setting. In the background there were about 15 people on drums as well. I guess you never know what happens in St. Louis after dark!

You have to check out the entire photo shoot here!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Photo Shoot with Sarah at Forest Park

I love doing my photo shoots at Forest Park. There are so many beautiful scenes and the pictures change depending upon the time of day you go. Today I had the pleasure of shooting with Sarah Fetsch.

We started out at the Boat House and took some really nice pictures .

Then we worked our way up to the Worlds Fair Pavilion. I love the water and the fountains.

Even though it was pretty warm it was a really fun shoot. Sarah has a great personality. You can see the entire shoot here!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photo Shoot at LA Flava

Today I had the honor of working with Jessica. Jessica might as well be one of the family!

We were able to go to a really nice shop on the Delmar Loop called LA Flava. The owner, Kristina was nice enough to let us fashion some really nice dresses.

It was a little warm outside but that didn't stop us from having an awesome shoot! To see the entire shoot click here!

LA Flava is located at 6277 Delmar Blvd on the Delmar Loop in University City

Monday, July 18, 2011

Photo Shoot at Ziezo's

If you're on the Delmar Loop, you have to stop into Ziezo's. They have some really awesome clothes. We met with Sarah Stallmann who designs all the dresses. I was joined by Stephanie, Coty and Sallie for this shoot. We worked inside the very trendy and spacious shop today.

We had to get a few outdoor shots as well. We were lucky that a few clouds pass over head to keep the sun off.

Ziezo's is located at 6394 Delmar Blvd, right on the Delmar Loop.

Second Photo Shoot at Morrells

Morrells loved our work and asked us to come back!! Stephanie and Coty braved the St. Louis heat and produced a stunning photo shoot.

You can see all the photo's from this shoot here.

We had such a fun time and the dresses at Morrells are fantastic. They were also able to try a few more accessories and some pretty awesome shoes as well. Thanks Stephanie and Coty!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Best Picture...EVER!

I know this sound likes I'm bragging...but this has to be the best picture I have ever seen. The most awesome part of it was that I took it!! Check this out. I'm in Chicago having the best pizza of my life and afterwards I need to take a little walk. I run into Millenium Park where there is located this giant bean statue. I'm stressing because I didn't bring a tripod pod on this trip. It's about 9 pm so I just have to try to hold it steady....for 20 seconds! After about 5 attempts, this was the result. I wanted to do the Michael Jackson "moonwalk" after seeing this shot. Enjoy.

By the are all the other pictures I took in Chicago.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kayla, Rich and Kyla

We met Rich and Kayla and their beautiful daughter Kyla in Washington, MO. The park was surprisingly beautiful. We had a really fun time! Kyla had 100 different facial expressions. Trying to catch each one of them was the fun challenge of this shoot.

See the all the pictures here.

Photo Shoot at Morrells

I spent last Saturday morning at Morrells. Morells is a cool dress shop located on the Delmar Loop. The address is 6370 Delmar, St. Louis, MO. 63130. The specialize in some of the hottest trends.

The shop is very cozy but not too small. They also have shoes and accessories.

Lea Morell was very accommodating to all of our picture taking. I had the pleasure of working with Coty Smercina and Stephanie McDonald on this shoot.
Everyone was very profession and the pictures turned out awesome!

Here is the link for the entire shoot.

St. Louis City Scape

I always wanted to take a city scape picture at night. I found the perfect location in East St. Louis perfect situated behind the Casino Queen. Apparently it was built as an observation deck for this very purpose. It was extremely hot and I had my towel to wipe the pouring sweat. I was sweating like Samuel L. Jackson in the movie, "Time to Kill "....haha.

There was an airplane that flew by but I couldn't capture the image. I did however capture a slow moving barge that floated by. If you look closely you can see the green streak in the water from the barge.