Archive for the ‘Maternity’ Category

Chrissy & Ryan | St. Charles Maternity Photography

July 6th, 2012

I had to share a few images from a wonderful maternity session with Chrissy & Ryan – can’t wait to meet their little Avery Rose!

 

I had to share a few images from a wonderful maternity session with Chrissy & Ryan – can’t wait to meet their little Avery Rose!

breaker

Krista & Adam Expecting | St. Peters Maternity Photographer

April 25th, 2012

The maternity shoot with Krista & Adam was a blast! There were so many fun shots, it was hard to choose my favorites.

Looking forward to photographing their new little one any day now – can’t wait to see if it’s a boy or a girl!

 


Posted in: Maternity
Expand Close
| No Comments | See Full Post
 

The maternity shoot with Krista & Adam was a blast! There were so many fun shots, it was hard to choose my favorites.

Looking forward to photographing their new little one any day now – can’t wait to see if it’s a boy or a girl!

 

breaker

First Tuesday in April | St. Louis Photographer

April 3rd, 2012

Today’s Tuesday blog is accompanied with record heat for a St. Louis April.

April?  Already April and it feels like June.  Easter is just around the corner and I feel like I should be watching nature bloom and yet I find myself wanting to pull out my swim suit and head out back for a dip in the pool.  What is up with our crazy weather patterns lately and where does the time go?  Much of my work this week has me asking myself this very question.  Well, not really about the weather, but about the passing time.

Babies…Babies…Babies!  I absolutely love my newborn and baby sessions.  This week brought me so much fun in two   families and their sweet baby girls.  Sophia and Olivia were simply angels as we adorned them in tutus, bunny wear, and even police uniforms.  These two beautiful babies were each just about a week old and I am so pleased with all the creativity used in their shoots.  I just love it when the parents are willing to be creative with me.  It sure makes for some pretty amazing photos.  It’s working with these little newborn’s that often has me wondering where the time goes.  I offer a Bebe Collection to my clients wanting newborn sessions. It’s a program that offers parents a discounted price and other specials with four custom portrait sessions as their baby grows: newborn, 3 months, 6-9 months and 12 months.  Parents can rest assured that they have a pre-paid session ready and waiting when the time comes.  I worked with little Roman last Thursday for his one year old session, his parents Gina & Leo are dear friends of mine.  It seems like just yesterday we were doing his newborn session.  I can’t believe he is already one year old and such a go-getter.  Gina and I had such a blast playing with him to get the shots we wanted.  It was precious time spent for sure.

Sunday evening had me reminiscing over time again as I headed to Quail Ridge Park to meet Krista & Adam for a maternity session.  Although it was a hot afternoon, it didn’t keep us from capturing great images of this special time in their life.  I couldn’t believe I was meeting Krista for a maternity session.  She used to be one of my dance students and now she is about to be a mommy.  Krista and Adam are a sweet couple and I loved spending time with them.  I also love that they are keeping the sex of the baby a secret until the arrival.  I can’t wait to meet their new one for a newborn session – only a few weeks away!

The weekend also brought an engagement session downtown.  Lindsey and Adam had a perfect day for a shoot at the City Garden, Busch Stadium, and The Arch Grounds. It was fun to get to know this couple a little better before their big day at Hermann Hill on April 21st.

I’m looking forward to my family being home for Easter.  Preparations are now underway for a houseful.  Can’t wait!

Tip of the week:  Happy Easter!!  Have any little ones to surprise?  Here is a link for some fun printouts and Easter treats.  Enjoy!!  http://www.welovetoillustrate.com/2012/04/free-easter-printables.html

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

 

Today’s Tuesday blog is accompanied with record heat for a St. Louis April.

April?  Already April and it feels like June.  Easter is just around the corner and I feel like I should be watching nature bloom and yet I find myself wanting to pull out my swim suit and head out back for a dip in the pool.  What is up with our crazy weather patterns lately and where does the time go?  Much of my work this week has me asking myself this very question.  Well, not really about the weather, but about the passing time.

Babies…Babies…Babies!  I absolutely love my newborn and baby sessions.  This week brought me so much fun in two   families and their sweet baby girls.  Sophia and Olivia were simply angels as we adorned them in tutus, bunny wear, and even police uniforms.  These two beautiful babies were each just about a week old and I am so pleased with all the creativity used in their shoots.  I just love it when the parents are willing to be creative with me.  It sure makes for some pretty amazing photos.  It’s working with these little newborn’s that often has me wondering where the time goes.  I offer a Bebe Collection to my clients wanting newborn sessions. It’s a program that offers parents a discounted price and other specials with four custom portrait sessions as their baby grows: newborn, 3 months, 6-9 months and 12 months.  Parents can rest assured that they have a pre-paid session ready and waiting when the time comes.  I worked with little Roman last Thursday for his one year old session, his parents Gina & Leo are dear friends of mine.  It seems like just yesterday we were doing his newborn session.  I can’t believe he is already one year old and such a go-getter.  Gina and I had such a blast playing with him to get the shots we wanted.  It was precious time spent for sure.

Sunday evening had me reminiscing over time again as I headed to Quail Ridge Park to meet Krista & Adam for a maternity session.  Although it was a hot afternoon, it didn’t keep us from capturing great images of this special time in their life.  I couldn’t believe I was meeting Krista for a maternity session.  She used to be one of my dance students and now she is about to be a mommy.  Krista and Adam are a sweet couple and I loved spending time with them.  I also love that they are keeping the sex of the baby a secret until the arrival.  I can’t wait to meet their new one for a newborn session – only a few weeks away!

The weekend also brought an engagement session downtown.  Lindsey and Adam had a perfect day for a shoot at the City Garden, Busch Stadium, and The Arch Grounds. It was fun to get to know this couple a little better before their big day at Hermann Hill on April 21st.

I’m looking forward to my family being home for Easter.  Preparations are now underway for a houseful.  Can’t wait!

Tip of the week:  Happy Easter!!  Have any little ones to surprise?  Here is a link for some fun printouts and Easter treats.  Enjoy!!  http://www.welovetoillustrate.com/2012/04/free-easter-printables.html

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

breaker

Tuesday Blog | St. Peters Photographer

March 28th, 2012

My Tuesday Blog was ready to go on Tuesday, but my internet went out again before I could get it posted. Someone came out and ran a new cable for me yesterday and my internet is now working better than it has in months – yeah! So . . . Here’s Tuesday’s blog ~ on Wednesday.

Last week brought me tons to be excited about!  Sure makes for easy Tuesday blogging!

The forecast of rain most days left me feeling uncertain of the ability to capture what I was hoping to with my clients.  Turns out, even though the forecast was dreary, the off and on cooperating weather had me excited and seizing opportunities as they came.

Early on in the week, the weather held off just long enough for me to get some of the shots I needed with 18 month old Claire.  The damp day wasn’t favorable for her Easter frills, but it really turned into such a fun session.  Although Claire didn’t want to sit long, she became very attached to one of my little chairs.  So much so, that she wanted to drag it into every shot.  She was very precious dressed in her purple and white Easter dress.  When the rain broke for a short time, we ventured outdoors and captured some perfect moments near my purple tulips surrounded by trees in full bloom.  The purple was perfect!

I was happy to meet another busy little guy later in the week on Friday during his mother’s maternity shoot. Two year old Avery was not really interested in the photo shoot with mom and dad, but was willing to let me snap a few quick shots of him.  Just adorable!!  Little ones always bring such innocence, honesty and laughter to the lens.  I am always thrilled with the images I get from their shoots and even more so when the weather doesn’t get in the way of my plans.

On Saturday, the weather threatened an engagement session with Abby and Ben scheduled in Forest Park.  The forecast wasn’t promising for the evening so we opted to move the session up a few hours although still concerned that the rain may put a damper on the session all together.  I don’t think any of us were real excited about getting caught in a storm in the middle of the park.  All three of us appreciated the weather cooperating and allowing this beautiful session to continue as planned.

What a blast I had on Sunday shooting my Senior ROLE MODEL’s.  The kids did a great job helping me create a fun concept and I absolutely loved every look that hair and makeup stylists Marla Lebish (hair) and D’Shannon Llewellyn (makeup) created.  It was certainly a day full of excitement with music, snacks, props, blue skies, sunshine and smiles.  I even got to try out some of my new equipment on these soon-to-be seniors.  It was a long, but fun day and I can’t wait to share the amazing shots and video coverage from this fun session. Click this link to play a sneak peek slideshow of a few shots of the day ~ Cathy Hartman Photography Senior Role Models 2012-13

Special thanks this week to SNL Painting for transforming the walls of my front showroom into a shimmering shade of gold.  Looks amazing!  Looking forward to seeing the room come to life as I get everything put back together.

Tip of the week:  This week’s tip, isn’t really a tip.  Rather, an offer for a cool new find.  If you have an iphone4, I can make personalized cases with a favorite photo from a past or upcoming session.  The cost is $35.  Contact me for more details. Until Next Tuesday! ~Cathy

 

My Tuesday Blog was ready to go on Tuesday, but my internet went out again before I could get it posted. Someone came out and ran a new cable for me yesterday and my internet is now working better than it has in months – yeah! So . . . Here’s Tuesday’s blog ~ on Wednesday.

Last week brought me tons to be excited about!  Sure makes for easy Tuesday blogging!

The forecast of rain most days left me feeling uncertain of the ability to capture what I was hoping to with my clients.  Turns out, even though the forecast was dreary, the off and on cooperating weather had me excited and seizing opportunities as they came.

Early on in the week, the weather held off just long enough for me to get some of the shots I needed with 18 month old Claire.  The damp day wasn’t favorable for her Easter frills, but it really turned into such a fun session.  Although Claire didn’t want to sit long, she became very attached to one of my little chairs.  So much so, that she wanted to drag it into every shot.  She was very precious dressed in her purple and white Easter dress.  When the rain broke for a short time, we ventured outdoors and captured some perfect moments near my purple tulips surrounded by trees in full bloom.  The purple was perfect!

I was happy to meet another busy little guy later in the week on Friday during his mother’s maternity shoot. Two year old Avery was not really interested in the photo shoot with mom and dad, but was willing to let me snap a few quick shots of him.  Just adorable!!  Little ones always bring such innocence, honesty and laughter to the lens.  I am always thrilled with the images I get from their shoots and even more so when the weather doesn’t get in the way of my plans.

On Saturday, the weather threatened an engagement session with Abby and Ben scheduled in Forest Park.  The forecast wasn’t promising for the evening so we opted to move the session up a few hours although still concerned that the rain may put a damper on the session all together.  I don’t think any of us were real excited about getting caught in a storm in the middle of the park.  All three of us appreciated the weather cooperating and allowing this beautiful session to continue as planned.

What a blast I had on Sunday shooting my Senior ROLE MODEL’s.  The kids did a great job helping me create a fun concept and I absolutely loved every look that hair and makeup stylists Marla Lebish (hair) and D’Shannon Llewellyn (makeup) created.  It was certainly a day full of excitement with music, snacks, props, blue skies, sunshine and smiles.  I even got to try out some of my new equipment on these soon-to-be seniors.  It was a long, but fun day and I can’t wait to share the amazing shots and video coverage from this fun session. Click this link to play a sneak peek slideshow of a few shots of the day ~ Cathy Hartman Photography Senior Role Models 2012-13

Special thanks this week to SNL Painting for transforming the walls of my front showroom into a shimmering shade of gold.  Looks amazing!  Looking forward to seeing the room come to life as I get everything put back together.

Tip of the week:  This week’s tip, isn’t really a tip.  Rather, an offer for a cool new find.  If you have an iphone4, I can make personalized cases with a favorite photo from a past or upcoming session.  The cost is $35.  Contact me for more details. Until Next Tuesday! ~Cathy