Golden sunshine blessed us with great light on the afternoon of this dear couple’s anniversary photo session! These are just a handful of the captures for their anniversary book. I can’t wait to see which one they chose for their canvas wall art! I couldn’t have asked for more natural subjects! They are a great example of love and commitment for all who know them and witness their kindness and service to others.
Posted in At the Park, Botanicals, Couples, Events, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Reflections, Relationships, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Wedding Anniversary
Tagged 50th wedding anniversary, Autumn, Forest Park, Life, lifestyle photography, Love, natural light, Reflections, Relationships
Whether you’re a business professional, a CEO, a college grad, a student/entrepreneur, a child model, a singer/dancer, or a stay-at-home-parent re-entering the work force, you need a great head shot for your business cards and your website!
Does your headshot communicate professionalism? your joy in living? your passion for a career or hobby? If someone sees your headshot, will he or she take you seriously?
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Be sure to contact me if you need a new headshot!
Posted in Advertising Commercial Marketing, Business, Child Models, Dancers, Dancers & Singers, Education, Graduate, Headshots, HS Senior, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Senior Citizens
Tagged Business, Chickens, Children, dance, Graduates, Headshots Winter sunlight, Life, Models, Relationships
The worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work.
Sunset fishing at Lake Taneycomo in southern Missouri. He got his line wet, the fish weren’t biting, but he went to sleep relaxed.
It’s all about the bait. And being patient.
Posted in Botanicals, Families, Family Memories, Fishing, God's beautiful creation, Lakes and Rivers, Landscape, Memories, Missouri Lakes & Rivers, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Peace-filled Retirement, Photo Notecards, Reflections, Relaxation, Senior Citizens, Silhouettes, Snapshots, SOOC, Spring, travel, Water
Tagged Fishing, Missouri lakes, Reflections, Retirement living, Sunsets, travel
“A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!”
These two with their O’Pa at a favorite pond are simply happy to be casting and reeling and catching little biters.
Posted in Children, Families, Family Memories, God's beautiful creation, Grandparenting, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, Missouri Lakes & Rivers, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Reflections, Relationships, Relaxation, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Winter
Tagged Children, Family, Fishing, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Life, nature, Relationships
Today is All Saints’ Day on the Christian church calendar. It’s a day to celebrate those sinner-saints who have gone before us to their heavenly rest.
During this beautiful Autumn season I’ve spent some time walking and photographing in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO, not far from where we live.
When my parents moved from Ohio to the St Louis area in early 2015, they changed their plans so that this national cemetery would be their final resting place.
Our dad is now at perfect peace and has been committed to JBNC since his recent passing from this earth. It’s a sad/happy time for us. Sad because we miss him so much–almost daily visiting, laughing, eating ice cream together, singing and listening to polka music, hearing his great stories about family and World War II and travel experiences and more.
We’re happy and comforted to know that we’ll see him in heaven someday, because we believe Jesus’ promise that’s written in John 11:25-26: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”
God blessed Dad with almost 95 years of life on this earth, with a beautiful and loving bride of 70 years plus, and with a caring family and many friends. For all this, we’re so thankful.
See you later, Dad.
“In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song.”
“For every sin on Him was laid; here in the death of Christ I live!”
Posted in Autumn, Events, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, Generations, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, Memories, National Cemetery, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Relationships, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, U.S. Military Veterans
Tagged Family, family memories, Life, nature, Parents, Photojournalism, Relationships
She isn’t your typical “water dog” but does she ever have fun jumping off the kayak’s bow into the lake, and then shaking all over one of us!
There must be a tiny Labrador gene in her somewhere!
When we rescued her, little did we know we’d have an avid kayaker joining our family.
Posted in Couples, Kayaking Adventures, Landscape, Lifestyle, Missouri Lakes & Rivers, Nature, Pets, Reflections, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, Summer Days, Textures, Water
Tagged casual photos, Dogs, Family, Kayaking, Landscape, lifestyle, Missouri lakes & rivers, natural light, One with nature, Outdoors, Peaceful day, Senior Citizens, Sky, Snapshots of daily life, SOOC, St Louis area photographer of families and children, summer
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ~~Martin Luther
Happy 50th wedding anniversary to this fun and loving couple!
Live. Love. Dance.
The original wedding party peeps came to celebrate!
And so did their 18 grandchildren (though missing one on this day) … showing some love …
and some more LOVE in their family circles of children and grandchildren … here’s one of those “Ewww, they’re KISSing!” moments captured! Yes, grandparents still kiss!
Backyard tables were tented and beautiful decorated with floral arrangements and “word” stones to capture the sentiments of the celebration …
H and MS, thank you for the opportunity to capture moments during your family’s celebration! God’s blessings for many more happy, healthy, and fun years together!
June 26, 2014 in Couples, Families, Friendship, Generations, Lifestyle, Relationships, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, Wedding, Wedding Anniversary
Tagged 50th wedding anniversary, Anniversary, Celebration, Couples, Family, Family celebration, generations, Grandchildren, natural light, Relationships, Senior Citizens, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, Wedding anniversary