Posts Tagged ‘St. Peters Missouri family photographer’

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 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

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Sweet Baby Girl

February 8th, 2012

At only eight days old, Camryn was very calm and content for her photo session ~ at least as long as we kept her tummy full!

What a lucky girl to have big brother Scott!

Awe!

 

At only eight days old, Camryn was very calm and content for her photo session ~ at least as long as we kept her tummy full!

What a lucky girl to have big brother Scott!

Awe!

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Lillian

January 26th, 2012

I am thankful every day for being blessed with such a wonderful job. Singing and laughing with 2 year old Lillian made my day – what a sweetheart!

Not sure what’s going through her little mind right here, but I love this expression!

Belly laughs are awesome!

Happy 2nd Birthday Lilly!

 

I am thankful every day for being blessed with such a wonderful job. Singing and laughing with 2 year old Lillian made my day – what a sweetheart!

Not sure what’s going through her little mind right here, but I love this expression!

Belly laughs are awesome!

Happy 2nd Birthday Lilly!

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Tyler turns two | St. Peters Family Photographer

November 10th, 2011

Some of my favorites from a great session with a beautiful family and their adorable little guy Tyler who just turned two. Dark brown eyes and blonde curls – could he be any cuter?

 

Some of my favorites from a great session with a beautiful family and their adorable little guy Tyler who just turned two. Dark brown eyes and blonde curls – could he be any cuter?

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McAFee Family | O’Fallon Family Photographer

July 28th, 2011

I’ve known Brian since he was a kid playing football with our son Chad so he almost feels like one of my kids. He now has a sweetheart of a wife, Laura and two beautiful children Hagen & Addison. I loved being able to spend some time with them recently and welcome baby Addison. Congratulations to a wonderful family! Feel free to leave them a comment on the blog.

Hagen is very proud to be a big brother!

Amazing what a bribe from dad to go to McDonald’s will do for a smile!

Addison was determined to stay awake and not miss a moment of her first photo shoot, but we did get a few sleepy baby shots. She is just precious!

Congratulations McAFee Family!

 

 

I’ve known Brian since he was a kid playing football with our son Chad so he almost feels like one of my kids. He now has a sweetheart of a wife, Laura and two beautiful children Hagen & Addison. I loved being able to spend some time with them recently and welcome baby Addison. Congratulations to a wonderful family! Feel free to leave them a comment on the blog.

Hagen is very proud to be a big brother!

Amazing what a bribe from dad to go to McDonald’s will do for a smile!

Addison was determined to stay awake and not miss a moment of her first photo shoot, but we did get a few sleepy baby shots. She is just precious!

Congratulations McAFee Family!

 

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Thank Heaven For Little Girls | St. Charles Family Photographer | Hermann Family Photographer

June 21st, 2011

I had the pleasure of photographing two great families recently. The Wunderlich’s at their home near Hermann and The Bushong’s in Old Town St. Charles. Both families have two adorable little girls. The girls are all so sweet – I can’t stop smiling as I go through the photos from their sessions!

Grass in your toes is the funniest thing!

I’m a Little Teapot

 

I had the pleasure of photographing two great families recently. The Wunderlich’s at their home near Hermann and The Bushong’s in Old Town St. Charles. Both families have two adorable little girls. The girls are all so sweet – I can’t stop smiling as I go through the photos from their sessions!

Grass in your toes is the funniest thing!

I’m a Little Teapot

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Center Stage Dance Academy| St. Peters Dance Photographer

June 16th, 2011

After so many years of practically living in the dance studio, I always enjoy any opportunity I get to hang out in a dance studio. I recently got the chance to spend some time at Center Stage Academy of Dance to photograph their dancers. The students, parents, and teachers were awesome and the photo shoots stayed right on schedule! Here are a few of my personal favorites from the week (It was so hard to choose!). An email with details on accessing the galleries will go to all parents by Saturday, June 18. Thanks for a great week!

Did I mention Edward & Jacob were there?

Cool tap costumes that lit up! We did these shots in the dark – a new experience!

Here’s a sample of a custom designed collage. Please contact me directly cathy@cathyhartmanphotography.com for details.

 

After so many years of practically living in the dance studio, I always enjoy any opportunity I get to hang out in a dance studio. I recently got the chance to spend some time at Center Stage Academy of Dance to photograph their dancers. The students, parents, and teachers were awesome and the photo shoots stayed right on schedule! Here are a few of my personal favorites from the week (It was so hard to choose!). An email with details on accessing the galleries will go to all parents by Saturday, June 18. Thanks for a great week!

Did I mention Edward & Jacob were there?

Cool tap costumes that lit up! We did these shots in the dark – a new experience!

Here’s a sample of a custom designed collage. Please contact me directly cathy@cathyhartmanphotography.com for details.

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Dancers Scott & Melissa

June 7th, 2011

I love sessions with dancers, and this session with Scott & Melissa was no exception! Scott was one of my students many years ago. He met his wife, Melissa while dancing on a cruise ship. They both now dance in Myrtle Beach. It was so much fun to hang out with them and their daughter Molly to get these shots.

What fun – jumping with mom & dad.

And rolling down the hill with dad.

Thanks Scott & Melissa for a great shoot!

 

I love sessions with dancers, and this session with Scott & Melissa was no exception! Scott was one of my students many years ago. He met his wife, Melissa while dancing on a cruise ship. They both now dance in Myrtle Beach. It was so much fun to hang out with them and their daughter Molly to get these shots.

What fun – jumping with mom & dad.

And rolling down the hill with dad.

Thanks Scott & Melissa for a great shoot!

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John & Jackie Sneak Peek Part 2

May 26th, 2011

Here is part 2 of John & Jackie’s awesome wedding! I’ll be posting a slideshow tomorrow to include some of the reception shots. I’ve been smiling (and laughing) all day looking at those!

So glad the rain held off for the outdoor ceremony – it was beautiful!

The children’s vows and watering the family tree were both such special touches!

 

Here is part 2 of John & Jackie’s awesome wedding! I’ll be posting a slideshow tomorrow to include some of the reception shots. I’ve been smiling (and laughing) all day looking at those!

So glad the rain held off for the outdoor ceremony – it was beautiful!

The children’s vows and watering the family tree were both such special touches!