I just got back from visiting home. I was able to see my family and have a great birthday celebration! It was like a small family reunion with cousins I hadn’t seen in a long time and my great aunt and uncle, who are in their late 80’s and 90’s and still enjoying life and of course our favorite pizza…Sir Pizza!
While I was home I got to squeeze in a portrait session in the Raleigh Durham area. Hannah was so much fun. She is one happy little girl. She woke up ready to smile for the camera. She loved seeing her images on the back of the camera too. I was going to share a few of my favorite images but I couldn’t choose just one or two so I made you a slideshow instead. Enjoy!
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It had been raining for a week, and cold too so when it was sunny and fairly warm for Natasha and Brad’s wedding day, everyone was happy! They picked the Hawken House in Kirkwood to say their I do’s. Natasha and her mom did all the decorations and the place looked amazing. As did the bride and her groom!
I love the small intimate weddings. Enjoy some of my favorite pics from their wedding. Do you need a wedding photographer? Contact me, let’s chat.
I couldn’t believe it when Laurie emailed me and asked if I could photograph Rachel’s senior portrait…when did that happen? It seems like just yesterday I photographed her bat mitzvah. We decided to meet at Faust Park. And well, it was one of the hottest days of the year. While I was sweating bullets, Rachel was calm and cool. She made my job easy with her posing and smiles…and her fun ideas of course. Since Rachel plays the Viola, she brought it along too. Now that I think about it, I should have had her play me a song or two.
Enjoy the images of Rachel’s and stay tuned for the other Berwald sisters, they will be coming close behind.
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Remember when I photographed Sam’s homecoming? Can you believe that was almost 2 months ago?
Well the Bergson’s had another big weekend. Sam got baptized at The Gathering over the weekend. It seems only fitting that his whole family would come. He had his grandparents and an aunt and an uncle come for his big day. We all got together Saturday morning (the hottest day of the summer so far) in Lafayette Square Park and we created some family portraits while everyone was in town.
Both Sam and small Paul did great, even though a picture day was not their idea of fun. We made it as quick and painless as possible, and had a little fun too.
Enjoy a few from the session.
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Rebecca and Mac have been waiting to bring Sam home for 2 years. May 31 was finally that day. Mac stayed in St. Louis with small Paul, whom they adopted earlier in 2011, while Rebecca and her mother, Sungja went to Seoul to bring Sam home. It was a long busy 2 weeks but for the Bergson family, well worth it. Many friends, Linda, a minister from The Gathering and me, their photographer got to the airport early so we could see them coming through the corridor. There were signs and lots of “welcome home” shouts and a few tears of joy too; I was so excited to be there to capture such a special moment! What a special, wonderful and happy family!
Enjoy a few of the photographs I captured.
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Need help deciding what to wear for your family portrait, your daughter’s wedding and your son’s bat mitzvah. Krissi can help! She can help you buy new clothes or use the ones you have so that the whole family is coordinated. That is that she did for the Hopping family. And they look awesome! She took pieces they already had in their closet and matched them so that the colors in our portrait session flowed nicely. Everyone got to maintain a bit of themselves, yet there were no clashing colors. Nate is a bow tie man, and Eleonore, she loves whales; so of course they wanted to wear something that represented who they are as individuals. They were able to do just that with Krissi’s help! I can’t wait to work with her again; she helped make our session a huge visual success!
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Family portraits are one of my favorites and perfect for a Mother’s Day weekend gig. The Hoppings are a beautiful family. I’m not talking about outer beauty, I’m talking inner beauty here. They LOVE G_d! And the best part, they seem to love every person they meet too. They are kind, sincere and compassionate people…Oh and man, can they sing!
Eleonore cracked me up with her ‘say cheese, say peas and carrots’. She is going to keep everyone laughing, I can tell. Her sister Frankie, well she doesn’t need Elie’s help with anything right now but I’m betting they are going to be very close sisters.
I truly enjoyed the short time we spent together. I love the photographs too. I am having a hard time deciding which ones I like best…
If you like their pics, let em’ know. Leave a comment on the blog. And if you want a family portrait session too, contact me to set up your appointment. As a matter of fact I have one opening left for next Sunday at 4:00.
Spring brings warm weather and buds and blooms and lots of outdoor weddings. Weddings just like Kelly and Daniel’s elopement wedding. I got to work with Carolyn of Elope in St. Louis and the Wedding Liaison; we had a blast, as usual. The weather was perfect and so were Kelly and Daniel. They chose to get married downtown at the CityGarden where Daniel proposed to Kelly. They picked a lovely little spot where Carolyn directed the exchange of their vows. After the ceremony we took a few pics in the gardens and of course, some with the arch in the background. Daniel and Kelly brought their mom and dad to share in the festivities; they were a wonderfully fun, sweet family! Enjoy a few of our favorite picks.
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I often have parents tell me that they can’t get their kids to smile for the camera or that their smile is forced or cheesy. My answer is – don’t make them smile. Let them just be comfortable in their own skin…and photographs. I love when kids bring their own style and flare to a photos session. Two sisters, Emma and Camille, being themselves all the way around. From the clothes they picked to the poses most comfortable to them. Aren’t they beautiful??!! I might be a bit biased; they are my nieces!
So let your kids be themselves. Let them smile they way they want, let them wear the clothes they love. Just let em’ be them-selves!
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We love our pets! And often they are forgotten when it’s time for a family portrait sessions. But we went one step better…their very own portrait session. Check out my sister’s pups, Simon and Lola. They are adorable and a huge part of the family. They are very much loved!
So contact me for you pet’s portrait session. We photograph dogs, cats, birds, horses, chickens, goats, well you get my drift.