I do love a sweet wedding!

I photographed another elopement last week with Carolyn.  She and I are beginning to make this an every Friday kinda date.  And I have to say that works for me!  I really enjoy photographing at all the cool spots in STL and getting to meet and know all the new couples.  Last Friday we met at the Muny in Forest Park and despite the rain, Megan and Colt said “I do” along side of their moms and children.

While I don’t typically know the couples until I meet them minutes before the ceremony, I can usually connect with them pretty quickly.  By the end of this wedding with Megan and Colt, I knew they were all gonna be one big happy family!

Check out a few of my favorite images.  Aren’t those kids adorable in their pretty pink dresses?

Happy New Year from Kristi Foster Photography, Inc.

What a great year Kristi Foster Photography, Inc has had! New clients, new website and even a new blog.

Thank you to all my supportive clients and friends!

What’s in store for 2014? I am hoping to get this blogging stuff down and get more out there. I also plan to take a few continuing education classes, just to keep sharp (see what I did there?) on my photography skills. I will be working on expanding weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs into North Carolina and I’m hoping to schedule some of those near or on the beach! I might even be able to get a photo workshop trip in too….I’m thinking Tuscany, at least that is my hope anyway.

Whew, that’s an ambitious 2014, but I’m ready and excited!

Enjoy a few of my favorite images from 2013….

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Everyone loves Henry! {St. Louis Outdoor Family Photographer}

You have already seen the sneak peek, now are you ready for some more?

Henry is one of the happiest kids I know.  He and his parents live in my building, and I love hearing his giggles out in the hall, when they are letting Henry run around.  Jackson and Hope like to visit with him too!

We had a great day for a family portrait session out at Forest Park; not too cold and still some fall leaves.  At Henry’s age I expected him to give us about 15 minutes before he would ‘be over’ all the sitting and smiling for the camera but he let us hang out for abour 45 minutes.  While he wasn’t real sure about this huge black thing in his face that kept flashing every few minutes, he did have fun and smiled a lot (OK and he cried once) too!

So enjoy a few more pics of Henry and his mom and dad.  If you like their photographs, leave them a comment to let them know.  And hey, share the link with your friends who may need family portraits too; let them will know where to find me!

awww, you know you wanna pinch those cheeks, all 3 of them {St. Louis Outdoor Family Photographer}

They found out at the 20 week ultrasound that their sweet bundle of joy would be born with very complex congenital heart disease.  He would have to undergo many surgeries and one, at just age 11 months, would be an 11 hour ordeal.  But Grant did well in the care of Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and after several surgeries and a long recovery he finally went home.

“He is bright, funny and rotten, and we love him to pieces.” his mother boldly claims; after meeting him and the whole family I see it’s true.  Grant and his brothers, Nate and Finn are absolutely adorable…and happy…and loved! What I admire most about Lisa and Scott, is they love and treat all three boys the same.

Check out The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF), find out more about kids like Grant and how you can help support CHF.

I truly enjoyed photographing the Bullinger-Pappalardo Family and making them new friends too. Enjoy a few of my favorites!