I don’t know how we get so lucky, but we have the absolute BEST clients! Cassandra and Chandler are as sweet as they come – he makes her laugh and it’s easy to see he would give the moon if he could. They fit so easily together, genuine and comfortable in every sense. These two have grown together over the years into the best of friends, all preparing for the day they would promise their forevers. It was an absolute joy to be a small part of their big, gorgeous day! It’s no secret that our process for wedding clients is a detailed one from dinner and drinks to engagement pictures and planning/scouting meetings – We always get a little sad when it’s all over because over the past year and a half we’ve really enjoyed spending time together and gotten to know them as friends! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this sweet couple that has made my job so enjoyable :)
Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Williams!!
On a personal note, I have to give a BIG thanks to my team that day – Amy Rehkemper and Jill Daughtery. I was 38 1/2 weeks pregnant photographing this day and with your help we were able to create something so beautiful for a very well-deserving couple :)
Some Images Compliments of Jill Daughetry and Amy Rehkemper.
SO AMAZING! We were incredibly blessed with year with a great group of girls (And their parents!!!) to make this such a fun event! As usual, the vendors we worked with all knocked it out of the park! Thank you to Perfectly Polished Salon for the awesome hair and make-up! All the girls looked flawless and it all held up perfectly all day! Also, thank you to Lucas Richter and Free Cake Film Co! The Highlight Video from the shoot day was everything we hoped it would be and more!
To view a live link of the magazine and see ALL the images, check it out here.
AND… To see the INCREDIBLE video… Check it out here!
A few of our favorites from the day…
It’s HERE! It’s time for our annual Senior Open House! Each year we host an Open House event to welcome the next senior class into our studio. It’s your chance to meet the team, tour the studio, get an exclusive peek at our Senior Magazine (Which is HUGE this year!!!) and more! Also, this is your ONE CHANCE to receive our best senior deals of 2015-2016. The Supermodel, the City, The Elite & The Essential Experiences will all qualify for HUGE savings, for THREE HOURS ONLY!
May 6th from 5pm – 8pm at our studio!
Stop in with mom and/or dad to sign up for your session and receive these great deals!
PLUS… The first 20 upcoming senior girls will receive a jam-packed swag bag with items inside including a copy of the exclusive (AND HUGE) HF Senior Experience Magazine and items from Lilians, Brili Boutique, Perfectly Polished, Girls’ Night Out, The Nu Image Salon & POSH Boutique, and more!
Watch mini make-up tutorials by the talented stylist from Perfectly Polished!
See the latest trends and listen to fashion tips from the owner of Brili Boutique!
Of course, not to mention the many giveaways! You don’t want to miss out on this event!!!
See you May 6th!
We were so happy to spend the day with Katie and Chad and their families last weekend! Aside from being just a little chilly, the weather was absolutely beautiful! We loved the detail in their flowers and the colors all made everything feel so light and definitely got us in the mood for spring!
Katie and Chad are so easy going and their wedding party was a blast! Ashley, her maid of honor, made us all laugh during her speech and it was easy to see those girls had a great time singing and dancing with the band at the reception!
Katie and Chad – We are so happy for you! Congratulations!! :):):)
When I first met Nicole she told us what a romantic day she had envisioned for her and Ryan’s wedding, on Valentine’s Day no less. When she was done describing her ideas, I knew it was going to be gorgeous – and it was. Despite the chilling winter temperatures, their day was filled with so much magic. From start to finish it was beautiful, including a dusting of gorgeous huge snowflakes. It was truly incredible.
As we were taking quick photographs outdoors, we kept telling them to imagine they were on a beach in Hawaii, their honeymoon location – It must have worked because Nicole was an amazing trooper, looking gorgeous and perfect, unlike myself who went home with legitimate windburn on my face. Ah well, the images are what matter, the story is what matters and the fact that it is told as beautifully as it really that day are all that matter in the end.
As the bride and groom return home from Hawaii today, (Nothing like being welcomed back to the midwest with a forecasted 5-8 inches of snow!) we want to wish them all the best and say Congratulations!!!!
Welcome Home, Mr & Mrs Habbe!
Somes Images Compliments of 2nd shooters : Jill Daughtry and Amy Rehkemper.
Hair and Make-Up : Perfectly Polished Salon
Interested in our Children’s Modeling Sessions?
To back up a little, here is the deal…
We are contacted quite frequently for children’s sessions, however, up until now, we didn’t always have the required time in our schedules that we believe they deserve. And, we most definitely did not want to produce an inferior product. However, recently we expanded our staff and our shooting area! We added new chairs, stools, props, backdrops and so much more! We are beyond excited and we finally feel like we can create a completely unique and incredible service for children’s portraits that reach our high standards.
We are just missing one thing… IMAGES! We have so many new items that we are dying to photograph! We want to showcase our work and show everyone the unique possibilities we now offer!
That being said, we created a Children’s Modeling Call. We are looking for 15 children, ages 6 months to 6 years to be photographed. There is no session fee for these appointments, which is a savings of a minimum of $85! Then, after your appointment, you will have the option to purchase any of your images at a 30% discount!
There are a few requirements for these sessions…
1 – Parent must sign a model release. This means that the studio can utilize the images in sample products, our website, blog, social media, etc.
2 – You must choose a date based on the list of available options.
3 – There is a $50 deposit. This deposit is to ensure your space on our calendar and solidify you as one of the clients who receives this unique discount. After your session, the $50 is applied to your account as a credit towards your portraits.
If you are interested in booking any of these children’s appointments, be sure to contact us soon as we know they will go quickly!
To book, you can…
1 – Call the studio (618)407-4363
2 – Email us at email@example.com
We can’t wait to get this is started!!!
To say that we are a little obsessed with Ryan and Nicole’s engagement pictures is an understatement. Each outfit was perfectly paired with the appropriate location. Although we were not able to get as much time inside the library as we wanted, it made for an even better opportunity with the outside architecture and which made for some of our favorite images. We can’t wait to be there when they say I do in less than two months! See you soon!
It is time to release the 2015 Destination Sessions! Each year we release cities and dates for a unique opportunity to have your portrait experience in a completely different city. From the looks of it, 2015’s locations are going to be some of my favorite yet!
To give you a little more information about these sessions, there are no extra fees. Yep, you read that correctly, no extra fees. Simply arrange with us to meet you in one of the cities on the list. The session fee is the same, the prints and products are the same and as always, still no minimum order. AND, there are no on-location fees, no studio travel fees, no extras at all! You are responsible for planning your own travel and hotel.
Many of our clients choose to take this opportunity to use their credit card points, airline miles, etc. This would be the PERFECT getaway for engaged couples! Who wouldn’t love a vacation PLUS have epic engagement images?! That would definitely be something to remember.
Or for our senior clients – Many of you are looking for unique images, unlike your friends. THIS is that opportunity. And for Mom, next year as they leave for college, everything will be different. A destination session would be the perfect mother/daughter trip, to create memories and experiences to last a lifetime!
Nashville, TN – January 31st – February 4th
San Diego, CA / Los Angeles, CA – February 15th – February 18th
Las Vegas, NV – February 28th – March 5th
Next step, start planning! WE CAN’T WAIT!!
Jody contacted us a few months ago and asked if we could photograph her and husband, Steve, on getaway weekend they had planned to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. They had wanted to get pictures taken for their family and thought this would be perfect! We met Steve & Jody at Hidden Lake Winery where they were staying and quickly got to it! Jody brought one of their engagement pictures so we could reenact it and Steve taught us how to spot poison ivy! (Something both Amy and I have never really gotten the hang of) The photography gods were with us that morning because the clouds rolled in just as we were finishing up! We had a great time with them and wish Steve and Jody 3o more years of happiness!
Amber’s session was a little later in the year and even with it being so cold out, she totally rocked it. We wanted to try out a few locations we’d never done before and Amber was totally up for it! She even laid down in the crazy tall grass in a dress. Now that’s dedication!