Saturday, August 4, 2012

Post #6 Hartford Hang - this post is for you, far away family and friends!

To my Iowa and Arizona family and Chicago/KC friends - since you are too far away to stop by the coffee shop for a latte and gallery viewing, I promised I would attempt to share the experience via photos.  I wonder if other featured artists photograph their own galleries...probably not....I felt pretty silly doing it! (But anything for you all!)  Enjoy!

Also- thank you to the tall Hartford Coffee shop patron who risked his safety by standing on a somewhat unsteady stool to help me reach the top hooks.  At a vertically challenged 5'4" there was no way I would have been able to hang a respectable gallery on my own...

Post #5 Baby Pool

I took the Megabus to the Windy City last week for a semi-spontaneous vacation and had the opportunity to meet up with some of my favorite people, including this little man. What a beautiful baby!  He has the longest eyelashes I've ever seen and his hair was cracking me up.  His mama knows the importance of baby sunscreen and expertly applied to it to his head with this amazing resulting 'do.  So cute.  I thought he looked like a mini dinosaur.  I may or may not have run at him like a T-rex....

Did I mention he has the most laid back personality and contagious baby laugh?

Check out those eyelashes.  I wasn't kidding.... 

After a great weekend I made it safely back to the Lou. I can't believe that was only four days prior to the deadly bus crash that claimed the life of a young Mizzou student and injured 58 others when a Megabus traveling from Chicago to St. Louis crashed into a highway overpass. My heart goes out to that family and all of those affected by the accident. Again, I'm reminded of life's temporariness and am so thankful for the watchful eye of my guardian angel.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Post #4: Sneak peak- Part 2

We are a week closer to the Hartford hang!  

Sneak peak #2:  Sunday morning coffee at the Muny

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Post #3: Exciting News!

Hey all of you local St. Louisans!  Two of my favorite things are coming together during the month of August:  photography and coffee.  A few of my pieces will be on display for sale at Hartford Coffee, 3974 Hartford Street, just south of Tower Grove Park. Check out their website here. Stop in for a Chai Freeze (my personal favorite) and take a peek.  I'll be revealing a couple of the featured pieces on the blog over the next coming weeks, so stay tuned.....

Sneak peak #1:  Orange brick- love the color and texture of this wall...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Post #2: The Casas Family

The Casas family took a quick break from the campaign to meet me at Tower Grove Park for a family photo shoot. As soon as little Miss Sophie popped out of the car there was no shortage of hugs, kiss blowing or exploration.  She was such a natural we joked that her parents should consider enrolling her in toddler modeling!

It was 93 degrees that morning but Martin, Katie and Sophie were troopers.  After a short rest under a shade tree we were off to play in the children's fountain.  We took hundreds of shots that day, but here are a few of my favorites.  Enjoy!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Post #1: There's no place like home OR Favorite Farm Family Photos

And so it begins, the inaugural post.  Who better to feature than some good lookin' kids with whom you share a few genes?  The crazy bunch below are my cousins.  It's hard to believe the oldest two are now in college, Ryan is on the high school varsity football team (Go Piggy!) and Lauryn is taller than I am.  Where does the time go? (Read: when did I get so old?)

The shoot took place at the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, IL.  The natural light was beautiful and with so many large tractors, there was no shortage of fun photo opportunities.  (The photograph directly below was taken in a large tractor scoop.) This clan was so much fun to photograph; I can't wait to catch up with them all again soon!  Enjoy!