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Terrific Tuesday | St. Peters Photographer

March 20th, 2012

Yep!!  It’s certainly a “Terrific Tuesday” again.

Last week I titled my blog “Terrific Tuesday.”  Who knew I would be so lucky to be calling Tuesday “Terrific” two weeks in a row?   I actually feel it’s a must today, especially with it being the first official day of spring.  While I’m mentioning luck, I’m hopeful this lovely weather pattern is a trend that grants me some luck with my upcoming shoots this week.  The spring surroundings at my home studio would certainly make for some amazing backdrops.  Cooperation from Mother Nature can certainly play a role in a photographers favor, but sometimes, the unexpected surprise creates the perfect treasure.

Can’t say I initially felt she (Mother Nature) offered me much luck this past Saturday at the St. Patrick’s Day Run and Parade in Cottleville.  For the past 3 seasons, I’ve captured images during this fun event and this year, I was lucky to be named the Parade’s “Official Photographer.”   I photographed from start (7:30 am) to an unexpected, surprise wet finish.   I suddenly found myself huddling with parade judges, emcees, and anyone else who joined the squeeze under the porch at The Flower Shop.  How quickly my lucky opportunity changed as I found myself soaked from head to toe, appreciating the fact that my equipment was safe and dry while waiting for the rain to slow enough to make a break for the car.  I must say, even though the midday thunderstorm from the rain put a quick damper on the festivities, it turns out, the down pour made for some of the best unexpected shots of folks heading for cover and dancing in the rain.  Once again…lucky!  I am really excited about some of these photos and think some of them may make some fun family memories.  Anyone interested in ordering photos can follow the link to my site.  Enter  client login and type green12 in the album box. 

Another unexpected lucky surprise came my way this morning in the way of some very exciting news!!  About 3 weeks ago, I did some special editing for a client ordering a photo on a large canvas.  Some of you may recall the photo, male dancer leaping under the St. Louis Arch?   I received a phone call this morning from Diversified Lab in St. Louis.   They featured my edited photo as the “Photo of the Day” on their Facebook page.   Can’t wait to get my hands on the canvas to see the finished product!  Yay!!

As always, much of last week’s agenda was made of the usual; editing work, a few great meetings with brides and finishing up a couple of albums.  I was very happy to finalize some decorating decisions on my front room currently being renovated into my showroom thanks to the assistance of SNL painting.  I’ve partnered with this organization on a few occasions for business and family photography and certainly appreciate all the business they’ve done for me as well.

I am really excited about the shoots I have on the schedule for the week, including the group shoot with my new Senior Role Model’s.  Watch for pictures and video coverage coming soon.  Once again, I am happy to introduce my Senior Role Models for the 2012-3013 season:

Henry Wynd – Marquette High School

Courtney Moeslein – Barat Academy

Lexi Lewis – Marquette High School

Kristen Warncke – Francis Howell Central

Alden Henderson – St. Louis University High School

Kate Thompson – Fort Zumwalt East

Danielle Colombatto – Fort Zumwalt West

Sydney Ockerhausen – Lafayette Senior High School

I am so lucky to love what I do!

Tip of the week:  “Luck is…believing your Lucky!”   ~ Tennessee Williams

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

 

 

Yep!!  It’s certainly a “Terrific Tuesday” again.

Last week I titled my blog “Terrific Tuesday.”  Who knew I would be so lucky to be calling Tuesday “Terrific” two weeks in a row?   I actually feel it’s a must today, especially with it being the first official day of spring.  While I’m mentioning luck, I’m hopeful this lovely weather pattern is a trend that grants me some luck with my upcoming shoots this week.  The spring surroundings at my home studio would certainly make for some amazing backdrops.  Cooperation from Mother Nature can certainly play a role in a photographers favor, but sometimes, the unexpected surprise creates the perfect treasure.

Can’t say I initially felt she (Mother Nature) offered me much luck this past Saturday at the St. Patrick’s Day Run and Parade in Cottleville.  For the past 3 seasons, I’ve captured images during this fun event and this year, I was lucky to be named the Parade’s “Official Photographer.”   I photographed from start (7:30 am) to an unexpected, surprise wet finish.   I suddenly found myself huddling with parade judges, emcees, and anyone else who joined the squeeze under the porch at The Flower Shop.  How quickly my lucky opportunity changed as I found myself soaked from head to toe, appreciating the fact that my equipment was safe and dry while waiting for the rain to slow enough to make a break for the car.  I must say, even though the midday thunderstorm from the rain put a quick damper on the festivities, it turns out, the down pour made for some of the best unexpected shots of folks heading for cover and dancing in the rain.  Once again…lucky!  I am really excited about some of these photos and think some of them may make some fun family memories.  Anyone interested in ordering photos can follow the link to my site.  Enter  client login and type green12 in the album box. 

Another unexpected lucky surprise came my way this morning in the way of some very exciting news!!  About 3 weeks ago, I did some special editing for a client ordering a photo on a large canvas.  Some of you may recall the photo, male dancer leaping under the St. Louis Arch?   I received a phone call this morning from Diversified Lab in St. Louis.   They featured my edited photo as the “Photo of the Day” on their Facebook page.   Can’t wait to get my hands on the canvas to see the finished product!  Yay!!

As always, much of last week’s agenda was made of the usual; editing work, a few great meetings with brides and finishing up a couple of albums.  I was very happy to finalize some decorating decisions on my front room currently being renovated into my showroom thanks to the assistance of SNL painting.  I’ve partnered with this organization on a few occasions for business and family photography and certainly appreciate all the business they’ve done for me as well.

I am really excited about the shoots I have on the schedule for the week, including the group shoot with my new Senior Role Model’s.  Watch for pictures and video coverage coming soon.  Once again, I am happy to introduce my Senior Role Models for the 2012-3013 season:

Henry Wynd – Marquette High School

Courtney Moeslein – Barat Academy

Lexi Lewis – Marquette High School

Kristen Warncke – Francis Howell Central

Alden Henderson – St. Louis University High School

Kate Thompson – Fort Zumwalt East

Danielle Colombatto – Fort Zumwalt West

Sydney Ockerhausen – Lafayette Senior High School

I am so lucky to love what I do!

Tip of the week:  “Luck is…believing your Lucky!”   ~ Tennessee Williams

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

 

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Tuesday Tips & Updates

February 21st, 2012

 

I guess time does fly when you are having fun!

Last Tuesday has come and gone already?  If I didn’t have a calendar telling me so, I wouldn’t believe it.  Since my last update, I must confess…it’s not been all fun and smiles.  A few days found me a bit under the weather with a head cold, but the weekend sunshine and fun shoots on my agenda had me feeling rejuvenated and back to business as usual.

Friday, I had the honor of photographing the graduation ceremony for Anthem College.  I loved the energy coming from the graduate’s sense of accomplishment as I photographed the ceremony and individual still shots of the grads.

Congratulations on your achievement Anthem College graduates and best of luck in your future endeavors!   Watch for my post of photos from this event later this week.

/><strong>Saturday’s</strong> sunshine took me to Old Towne St. Charles for an engagement session.  Sarah and Nick came along with their two pups and a little colder air than we anticipated.   Despite the chill, the sunshine offered a beautiful day for this sweet couple.  I am really excited about some of the shots I captured with this family (furry kids included) in the making.  I am looking forward to shooting Nick and Sarah’s big event at Herman Hill in late September.</p>
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<p><strong><a href=Sunday took me back to my first love, DANCE!  What fun I had capturing my granddaughter’s in action at Dance Connection Performing Arts Center’s annual  Competition Team Extravaganza held at Francis Howell Central High School.  It is certainly a joy to still have a personal connection with dance through my granddaughters and the studio.  Check out my Facebook page for more pictures of Madeline and Olivia’s dance Extravaganza.

Yesterday afforded me the opportunity to get out and LEARN!!  I promised myself early on that when I find myself blessed with moments of downtime, I would try my best to spend it learning from fellow photographers.  The Illinois Chapter of the Professional Photographers Association hosted a workshop yesterday and I spent my time in a senior portrait photography workshop with Teri Quance from Quance Design housed in Houston, Texas.   During the workshop, Teri really challenged us photographers to reflect on our vision, passion and what’s important to us in our personal business.  She was so inspirational!!  I can’t wait to implement some of her very cool ideas into my promotional products for senior business.

2013 Seniors

The deadline for becoming a part of my new Senior ROLE MODEL program is fast approaching!  Please check out the link on my website and Facebook pages and fill out an application if you are interested. Role Models chosen can look forward to “first class treatment” during our March group and individual photo session (hair and makeup provided), as well as other great opportunities.   We know you have a big story to tell Seniors!!  We are ready to capture the visual ROLE called YOU!

2012 seniors, graduation is approaching!   Now is the time to place orders for invitations, thank you cards, coffee table books, and DVD slideshows for your upcoming graduation parties.  If you haven’t had had your senior picture taken yet, it’s not too late!  Book your session now to get your images back in plenty of time for graduation!

Tip for Tuesday:  Seniors have you heard of Pinterest?  It’s a fun site for loads of great ideas.  Including, but not limited to… How to pair cute outfits!!  Check it out!!

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

 

 

I guess time does fly when you are having fun!

Last Tuesday has come and gone already?  If I didn’t have a calendar telling me so, I wouldn’t believe it.  Since my last update, I must confess…it’s not been all fun and smiles.  A few days found me a bit under the weather with a head cold, but the weekend sunshine and fun shoots on my agenda had me feeling rejuvenated and back to business as usual.

Friday, I had the honor of photographing the graduation ceremony for Anthem College.  I loved the energy coming from the graduate’s sense of accomplishment as I photographed the ceremony and individual still shots of the grads.

Congratulations on your achievement Anthem College graduates and best of luck in your future endeavors!   Watch for my post of photos from this event later this week.

/><strong>Saturday’s</strong> sunshine took me to Old Towne St. Charles for an engagement session.  Sarah and Nick came along with their two pups and a little colder air than we anticipated.   Despite the chill, the sunshine offered a beautiful day for this sweet couple.  I am really excited about some of the shots I captured with this family (furry kids included) in the making.  I am looking forward to shooting Nick and Sarah’s big event at Herman Hill in late September.</p>
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<p><strong><a href=Sunday took me back to my first love, DANCE!  What fun I had capturing my granddaughter’s in action at Dance Connection Performing Arts Center’s annual  Competition Team Extravaganza held at Francis Howell Central High School.  It is certainly a joy to still have a personal connection with dance through my granddaughters and the studio.  Check out my Facebook page for more pictures of Madeline and Olivia’s dance Extravaganza.

Yesterday afforded me the opportunity to get out and LEARN!!  I promised myself early on that when I find myself blessed with moments of downtime, I would try my best to spend it learning from fellow photographers.  The Illinois Chapter of the Professional Photographers Association hosted a workshop yesterday and I spent my time in a senior portrait photography workshop with Teri Quance from Quance Design housed in Houston, Texas.   During the workshop, Teri really challenged us photographers to reflect on our vision, passion and what’s important to us in our personal business.  She was so inspirational!!  I can’t wait to implement some of her very cool ideas into my promotional products for senior business.

2013 Seniors

The deadline for becoming a part of my new Senior ROLE MODEL program is fast approaching!  Please check out the link on my website and Facebook pages and fill out an application if you are interested. Role Models chosen can look forward to “first class treatment” during our March group and individual photo session (hair and makeup provided), as well as other great opportunities.   We know you have a big story to tell Seniors!!  We are ready to capture the visual ROLE called YOU!

2012 seniors, graduation is approaching!   Now is the time to place orders for invitations, thank you cards, coffee table books, and DVD slideshows for your upcoming graduation parties.  If you haven’t had had your senior picture taken yet, it’s not too late!  Book your session now to get your images back in plenty of time for graduation!

Tip for Tuesday:  Seniors have you heard of Pinterest?  It’s a fun site for loads of great ideas.  Including, but not limited to… How to pair cute outfits!!  Check it out!!

Until Next Tuesday!

~Cathy

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Rachel & Brian Married | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

October 25th, 2011

Rachel & Brian’s wedding day at Riverbend Chapel in Washington was amazing. This is such a beautiful location and the weather that day could not have been more perfect all the way to the beautiful sunset over the river at the end of the day. Rachel was a gorgeous bride and the wedding party was so much fun! I am so happy I was able to be a part of the special day! I had a hard time narrowing down my favorite shots from the day, but here are a few.

 

I love that Rachel & her sister Sarah did the alterations to the dress themselves! You girls did such an amazing job!

You girls have grown into such beautiful women both inside and out – your mom would be so proud!

Mason had a great view for mom and dad’s first look before the ceremony.

Congratulations Rachel & Brian!

 

Rachel & Brian’s wedding day at Riverbend Chapel in Washington was amazing. This is such a beautiful location and the weather that day could not have been more perfect all the way to the beautiful sunset over the river at the end of the day. Rachel was a gorgeous bride and the wedding party was so much fun! I am so happy I was able to be a part of the special day! I had a hard time narrowing down my favorite shots from the day, but here are a few.

 

I love that Rachel & her sister Sarah did the alterations to the dress themselves! You girls did such an amazing job!

You girls have grown into such beautiful women both inside and out – your mom would be so proud!

Mason had a great view for mom and dad’s first look before the ceremony.

Congratulations Rachel & Brian!

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Amy & Mike Wedding | St. Louis Wedding Photographer

October 11th, 2011

I met Mike & Amy last December while they were visiting St. Louis for the holidays. The currently live in Southern California, but planned their wedding in St. Louis to be near friends and family. They were so easy to talk to and I felt an immediate connection. Their ceremony was held at Provincial House Chapel on the UMSL campus.. They traveled in style in a vintage Bentley to their reception at Maggianos in Brentwood. It was a beautiful day from the emotional first look to the acapella choir Amy surprised Mike with! Here are a few favorite shots from their amazing day.

Congratulations Mike & Amy!

 

I met Mike & Amy last December while they were visiting St. Louis for the holidays. The currently live in Southern California, but planned their wedding in St. Louis to be near friends and family. They were so easy to talk to and I felt an immediate connection. Their ceremony was held at Provincial House Chapel on the UMSL campus.. They traveled in style in a vintage Bentley to their reception at Maggianos in Brentwood. It was a beautiful day from the emotional first look to the acapella choir Amy surprised Mike with! Here are a few favorite shots from their amazing day.

Congratulations Mike & Amy!

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Circus Image Winner | St. Louis Photographer

September 29th, 2011

I’m so excited my image from the circus titled “Just Missed” won first place in the photojournalism category at St. Louis Camera Club last night. I took the image at the Moolah Shrine Circus in St. Charles. Wow, and I just realized I posted to my blog two days in a row – maybe I’m finally about to get caught up from vacation! Now, back to editing.

 

I’m so excited my image from the circus titled “Just Missed” won first place in the photojournalism category at St. Louis Camera Club last night. I took the image at the Moolah Shrine Circus in St. Charles. Wow, and I just realized I posted to my blog two days in a row – maybe I’m finally about to get caught up from vacation! Now, back to editing.

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Nv Dance Force | St. Charles Dance Photographer

June 29th, 2011

I always love working with the dancers at Nv Dance Force! Last year we sweltered in the heat at Forest Park, and this year we started out in the cold rain in Old Town St. Charles. But, no matter the weather, the dancers are troupers! We finished with some groups outside around the studio, set up in doors for a few days, and finally got some great stage shots at the Showcase on June 18. Here are a few of my favorites.

 

I always love working with the dancers at Nv Dance Force! Last year we sweltered in the heat at Forest Park, and this year we started out in the cold rain in Old Town St. Charles. But, no matter the weather, the dancers are troupers! We finished with some groups outside around the studio, set up in doors for a few days, and finally got some great stage shots at the Showcase on June 18. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Life is a Cabernet

October 13th, 2010

On Monday, October 11, 2010 The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) St. Louis Chapter presented its 15th Annual Action, Luncheon and Fashion Show – “Life is a Cabernet”. Donations at this event support local patient services as well as globally funding research and clinical trials. The St. Louis Chapter contributes significantly to the critical research being conducted at the Advanced Center for Parkinson Research at Washington University School of Medicine. You can learn more about Parkinson Disease and the St. Louis Chapter on their website www.stlapda.org. My dad has suffered from Parkinson’s for 34 years. He never complains and maintains a great sense of humor while continuing to battle this disease. He and my mom who is a constant caregiver are a true inspiration to me. I was honored to attend and photograph this event. You can see all the images on my website www.cathyhartmanphotography.com under client proofs/events. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

Debbie Guyer Coordinator & Honorary Chairperson Bill Donius

There was quite a frenzy getting in final bids for all the great silent auction items

The luncheon was delicious and this desert was amazing

Master of Ceremonies for the Fashion Show Victoria Babu – KTRS 550 am & Kent Ehrhardt – KMOV News 4

Loved the Fashion Show!

Brooke & Melissa Dubman

Joel Perlmutter Medical Director St. Louis APDA & his wife Monica

Tango Entertainment by Michael Flanagan & Joanne Fountain

My inspiration – my mom & dad – Bill & Donna Peacock

 

On Monday, October 11, 2010 The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) St. Louis Chapter presented its 15th Annual Action, Luncheon and Fashion Show – “Life is a Cabernet”. Donations at this event support local patient services as well as globally funding research and clinical trials. The St. Louis Chapter contributes significantly to the critical research being conducted at the Advanced Center for Parkinson Research at Washington University School of Medicine. You can learn more about Parkinson Disease and the St. Louis Chapter on their website www.stlapda.org. My dad has suffered from Parkinson’s for 34 years. He never complains and maintains a great sense of humor while continuing to battle this disease. He and my mom who is a constant caregiver are a true inspiration to me. I was honored to attend and photograph this event. You can see all the images on my website www.cathyhartmanphotography.com under client proofs/events. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

Debbie Guyer Coordinator & Honorary Chairperson Bill Donius

There was quite a frenzy getting in final bids for all the great silent auction items

The luncheon was delicious and this desert was amazing

Master of Ceremonies for the Fashion Show Victoria Babu – KTRS 550 am & Kent Ehrhardt – KMOV News 4

Loved the Fashion Show!

Brooke & Melissa Dubman

Joel Perlmutter Medical Director St. Louis APDA & his wife Monica

Tango Entertainment by Michael Flanagan & Joanne Fountain

My inspiration – my mom & dad – Bill & Donna Peacock