Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Hartman PHotography’

Spring Awakenings

March 5th, 2013

It is hard to believe with the dreary weather and snow today that spring is only 14 days away! I am ready for the emergence of new life and the carefree beauty of the outdoors that comes with this time of year. Along with the arrival of spring, I have plans for a fresh start in my photography business. Several people have asked me recently why I haven’t been blogging so I thought I’d give a quick update.  I’ve been very busy this winter working on some exciting ideas that I will be sharing soon on my newly designed website and blog. For those of you who have not heard, I now live in St. Charles and will be staying in the area. I really have spring fever right now and cannot wait to get back outdoors for more sessions.

Here are a few reminders from last spring to “warm” you up on this cold winter’s day.

Newborn baby girl

robin

spring-12

wren

spring-14

Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.

~Albert Laighton

 

It is hard to believe with the dreary weather and snow today that spring is only 14 days away! I am ready for the emergence of new life and the carefree beauty of the outdoors that comes with this time of year. Along with the arrival of spring, I have plans for a fresh start in my photography business. Several people have asked me recently why I haven’t been blogging so I thought I’d give a quick update.  I’ve been very busy this winter working on some exciting ideas that I will be sharing soon on my newly designed website and blog. For those of you who have not heard, I now live in St. Charles and will be staying in the area. I really have spring fever right now and cannot wait to get back outdoors for more sessions.

Here are a few reminders from last spring to “warm” you up on this cold winter’s day.

Newborn baby girl

robin

spring-12

wren

spring-14

Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.

~Albert Laighton

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Amanda’s Family | St. Louis Family Photographer

July 8th, 2012

I absolutely love working with Amanda at weddings and getting the chance to photograph her with her beautiful family was even more fun! We met at their new home and captured some great memories of this important time in their lives. I can’t wait to help her put together a canvas wall display for her new home! We’ll post a picture when it’s finished. For now, here are a few of my personal favorites.

 

I absolutely love working with Amanda at weddings and getting the chance to photograph her with her beautiful family was even more fun! We met at their new home and captured some great memories of this important time in their lives. I can’t wait to help her put together a canvas wall display for her new home! We’ll post a picture when it’s finished. For now, here are a few of my personal favorites.

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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!

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Nv Dance Force | St. Charles Dance Photographer

June 30th, 2012

As always, photographing the dancers at Nv Dance Force was a blast! Here’s a few of my favorites from this year’s shoot.

 

As always, photographing the dancers at Nv Dance Force was a blast! Here’s a few of my favorites from this year’s shoot.

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Francesca | St. Louis Child Photographer

June 23rd, 2012

I love this shot of Francesca because she was just having so much fun. It was a blast to watch her go through her dance routines to pick my favorite poses for her dance shots. Francesca is a dancer at Charmette Academy of Dance and obviously loves to dance!

These images will be even more precious someday because they include a special childhood memory, her favorite teddy bear.

I even got to try out my new chalk board background for the first time – fun!!!

Thanks Francesca for being such a joy to work with!

 

 

 

I love this shot of Francesca because she was just having so much fun. It was a blast to watch her go through her dance routines to pick my favorite poses for her dance shots. Francesca is a dancer at Charmette Academy of Dance and obviously loves to dance!

These images will be even more precious someday because they include a special childhood memory, her favorite teddy bear.

I even got to try out my new chalk board background for the first time – fun!!!

Thanks Francesca for being such a joy to work with!

 

 

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Inertia, The School of Dance | Dance Photographer

June 22nd, 2012

I always love to work with dancers and the group from Inertia, The School of Dance was awesome! Our photo shoot in Old Town St. Charles was a huge success despite the problems with parking and a few raindrops here and there. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day.

Thank you to the helpful dad who got the girls up and down safely – I love this shot!!!

It was actually raining when we photographed this group. I was so impressed how patient everyone was waiting under umbrellas. The little ones even held umbrellas over my head to keep my camera drop – what a bunch of cuties!

Fortunately, the rain was not bad and did not last long. With the cooperation of wonderful parents, teachers and dancers we finished on time and just minutes before a huge thunderstorm passed through.

 Thanks Inertia for such an enjoyable photo shoot and great day!

 

I always love to work with dancers and the group from Inertia, The School of Dance was awesome! Our photo shoot in Old Town St. Charles was a huge success despite the problems with parking and a few raindrops here and there. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day.

Thank you to the helpful dad who got the girls up and down safely – I love this shot!!!

It was actually raining when we photographed this group. I was so impressed how patient everyone was waiting under umbrellas. The little ones even held umbrellas over my head to keep my camera drop – what a bunch of cuties!

Fortunately, the rain was not bad and did not last long. With the cooperation of wonderful parents, teachers and dancers we finished on time and just minutes before a huge thunderstorm passed through.

 Thanks Inertia for such an enjoyable photo shoot and great day!

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Lindsey & Adam Married | Hermann Wedding Photographer

June 7th, 2012

Lindsey & Adam had a perfect day for their wedding. The bride and the bright colors she chose were gorgeous against the backdrop of the beautiful weather in Hermann.

Congratulations Lindsey & Adam!

Venue: Hermann Hill Chapel

Music: Complete Music

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Cake: All About Cakes

Floral: Windy Hill Cut Flower Farm

Transportation: Hermann Trolley

 

Lindsey & Adam had a perfect day for their wedding. The bride and the bright colors she chose were gorgeous against the backdrop of the beautiful weather in Hermann.

Congratulations Lindsey & Adam!

Venue: Hermann Hill Chapel

Music: Complete Music

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Cake: All About Cakes

Floral: Windy Hill Cut Flower Farm

Transportation: Hermann Trolley

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Maverik | St. Charles Newborn Photographer

June 6th, 2012

Maverik was only 6 days old for his first photo shoot and as sweet as could be!

Congratulations Krista & Adam!

 

Maverik was only 6 days old for his first photo shoot and as sweet as could be!

Congratulations Krista & Adam!

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May Day Tuesday | St. Peters Photographer

May 2nd, 2012

This Tuesday finds me reflecting on all the reasons why I feel lucky to love pursuing my own business.

I love to be challenged; it forces me to grow in what I am passionate about.  I love to connect with my clients, the way I want to connect with them.  I love to give back to the community and devote extra time to organizations I believe in.  I love the feeling of pride that overwhelms me when I’ve created something on my own.  I love that I can find time for a work/life balance, and when my life needs me to take a break from work, my work allows me this opportunity.

Much of last week and the rest of this week, I will be devoting some time to my parents.  I am certainly thankful that when they need me, I can be there for them.  With that said, I don’t have much business to blog about this week.  However, I would like to take the opportunity to offer a FUN promotion.  By the way, this is yet another reason I love owning my own business….making a decision to do something FUN!

Outdoor Family Portraits

Take advantage of the beautiful weather late spring can offer with an outdoor family portrait.  Choose from any of our area’s most stunning parks, open spaces, urban locations or any other location that has a special significance to your family.  These sessions are always a lot of FUN and the natural, vibrant color these portraits offer is truly breathtaking.   Included in the $99 session fee you will receive 1 8×10 gift print and 1 Facebook image..  Availability is limited, so call to reserve your session today.


 

This Tuesday finds me reflecting on all the reasons why I feel lucky to love pursuing my own business.

I love to be challenged; it forces me to grow in what I am passionate about.  I love to connect with my clients, the way I want to connect with them.  I love to give back to the community and devote extra time to organizations I believe in.  I love the feeling of pride that overwhelms me when I’ve created something on my own.  I love that I can find time for a work/life balance, and when my life needs me to take a break from work, my work allows me this opportunity.

Much of last week and the rest of this week, I will be devoting some time to my parents.  I am certainly thankful that when they need me, I can be there for them.  With that said, I don’t have much business to blog about this week.  However, I would like to take the opportunity to offer a FUN promotion.  By the way, this is yet another reason I love owning my own business….making a decision to do something FUN!

Outdoor Family Portraits

Take advantage of the beautiful weather late spring can offer with an outdoor family portrait.  Choose from any of our area’s most stunning parks, open spaces, urban locations or any other location that has a special significance to your family.  These sessions are always a lot of FUN and the natural, vibrant color these portraits offer is truly breathtaking.   Included in the $99 session fee you will receive 1 8×10 gift print and 1 Facebook image..  Availability is limited, so call to reserve your session today.


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Tuesday Updates | St. Peters Photographer

April 24th, 2012

Wow!  A few weeks have come and gone since my last Tuesday blog.

Tuesday’s are just flying by and I am starting to realize how easy it is for busyness to get the best of me, at least in the way of keeping up my blog that is.  I have so many things coming to fruition right now with my photography business and schooling.  Yes…you read right, schooling.  I am graduating with a degree in Graphic Design this July.  Yay!!  Although I am thrilled about this accomplishment, it has certainly overwhelmed my spare time with finals and planning for an upcoming internship.  I am gaining a new appreciation for all the college kids out there trying to juggle all they do.  Finding the balance in time while caring for family, running a business and going to school can be challenging, but I remind myself often to appreciate the blessing of it all.  I was reminded just this past week in the lyrics of a familiar, favorite song, “In the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I’m blessed.”  A reminder to myself every now and again to breath and tell myself, “If I miss a blog or two occasionally, it’s not the end of the world.  It just means I am busy doing what I love, taking pictures and learning how to always be the best I can be at just that!”

Most of my photography sessions over the past two weeks have been with graduating seniors.  Old Town St. Charles, historic Cottleville and cooperating weather made perfect settings for these shoots.  I am looking forward to getting the editing work done on these sessions.  I will also be finishing up a shoot with one of my Senior Role Models.  I am eager to get his session shot and edited so I can finalize this new program for 2012 and get it up, running and released.

 

 

I was honored to photograph the Third Annual Gala for BreakDown STL Saturday, April 14th at the Kemp Auto Museum. What an amazing event with Tim Ezell as MC and Andy Benes as a guest speaker, also the recipient of the BreakDown STL Youth Empowerment Award.  It was certainly a “red carpet” event!

 

 

Visit my website at www.cathyhartmanphotography.com to view the galleries from the event.

Client login: gala

A big, heartfelt thanks to BreakDown STL for announcing me that evening as BreakDown’s official photographer.  I love this group and all they are doing for our community.

Saturday, I photographed Lindsey and Adam’s wedding at Hermann Hill.  What a beautiful day it turned out to be after all the rain we had last week.  I also found time over the weekend for a workshop on senior photography at the Hilton Ball Park and the Wedding Trail in Hermann.  Always appreciative to learn!

Tip of the week:  Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

 

Wow!  A few weeks have come and gone since my last Tuesday blog.

Tuesday’s are just flying by and I am starting to realize how easy it is for busyness to get the best of me, at least in the way of keeping up my blog that is.  I have so many things coming to fruition right now with my photography business and schooling.  Yes…you read right, schooling.  I am graduating with a degree in Graphic Design this July.  Yay!!  Although I am thrilled about this accomplishment, it has certainly overwhelmed my spare time with finals and planning for an upcoming internship.  I am gaining a new appreciation for all the college kids out there trying to juggle all they do.  Finding the balance in time while caring for family, running a business and going to school can be challenging, but I remind myself often to appreciate the blessing of it all.  I was reminded just this past week in the lyrics of a familiar, favorite song, “In the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I’m blessed.”  A reminder to myself every now and again to breath and tell myself, “If I miss a blog or two occasionally, it’s not the end of the world.  It just means I am busy doing what I love, taking pictures and learning how to always be the best I can be at just that!”

Most of my photography sessions over the past two weeks have been with graduating seniors.  Old Town St. Charles, historic Cottleville and cooperating weather made perfect settings for these shoots.  I am looking forward to getting the editing work done on these sessions.  I will also be finishing up a shoot with one of my Senior Role Models.  I am eager to get his session shot and edited so I can finalize this new program for 2012 and get it up, running and released.

 

 

I was honored to photograph the Third Annual Gala for BreakDown STL Saturday, April 14th at the Kemp Auto Museum. What an amazing event with Tim Ezell as MC and Andy Benes as a guest speaker, also the recipient of the BreakDown STL Youth Empowerment Award.  It was certainly a “red carpet” event!

 

 

Visit my website at www.cathyhartmanphotography.com to view the galleries from the event.

Client login: gala

A big, heartfelt thanks to BreakDown STL for announcing me that evening as BreakDown’s official photographer.  I love this group and all they are doing for our community.

Saturday, I photographed Lindsey and Adam’s wedding at Hermann Hill.  What a beautiful day it turned out to be after all the rain we had last week.  I also found time over the weekend for a workshop on senior photography at the Hilton Ball Park and the Wedding Trail in Hermann.  Always appreciative to learn!

Tip of the week:  Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy