Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Wishing everyone a healthy, happy, prosperous 2009!  Here are a few from yesterday--my little friend is already 18 months--such a big girl.  We had a great time exploring the rocks and leaves outside--on a rare, warm day in December.  

Monday, December 29, 2008

Aunt Heidi

I kind of feel like Aunt Heidi, the aunt that lives out of town and only gets to see her niece every few months..."Q" is one of the babies I  have photographed every 3 months since birth.  It is so fun to see how much they have grown and develop!  I also become quite fond of the parents too :).  Here is a few from her 9 month session...ENJOY!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

6 months!

Here is a sneak peak for Mom and Dad!  We had so much fun yesterday and "E" could not have been in a better mood!  I am sure Santa had lots to do with that!  Enjoy these--more to come soon!!  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

giving IS awesome...announcement!

I want to begin by thanking everyone that nominated someone for my Giving is Awesome holiday giveaway!  I, along with more than 500 other photographers world-wide, asked for nominations of families that deserve a little holiday cheer.  The response was overwhelming and this was extremely difficult to chose just one family.  My team of judges and I  chose a very deserving family and I hope to share their inspirational story and photos with you all soon.  I will let you know, that this family had multiple nominations--and none of the nominating families knew of the others.  The chosen family will receive $1,000 worth of photography and prints, along with $250 of prints for each of the nominating families.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart and happy holidays to all!!  Heidi

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Giving is AWESOME!

I am so excited to announce a very special project I am working on with over 396 photographers world-wide! 

You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography -- $1,000 worth, to be exact. This will include an archival CD with all the edited pictures from their session AND a $250 print credit.  You have the power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $250 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in the St. Louis Metro area.  Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story :

* Photography session must happen before JUNE 2009.

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve -- get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

With love,



Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry, Merry Christmas!

It is official...I am on vacation!  After a crazy-busy holiday season, I am almost finished ordering, packaging, and shipping all of your orders.   I will be on vacation from Dec. 15th-Jan. 3rd.  I do have a few make up sessions during this time, so don't worry, I will still be there!  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of my little business!  

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Downtown Kirkwood

After two cancelled sessions due to snow--we finally got this one in today--before the ice storm hits!  We walked all over downtown Kirkwood and got some great shots!  These pictures are very special because today is their Mom's birthday--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Jewel Box

To escape the freezing weather this weekend, we headed down to the Jewel Box in Forest Park (along with every other photographer in the St. Louis area).  Beautiful pointsettas if you can find a corner.