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Amy and Jon’s St. Louis Wedding Day

I really did retire from wedding photography.  But how could I say no to the wonderful Pedroli family.  I photographed Jessica Pedroli’s wedding 2 years ago and fell in love with this family.  Soon after Jessica’s wedding, Kim – mom to Jessica and Amy – called me to say Amy was getting married.  A long story short – and trying to say no gracefully – I graciously accepted the invitation to photograph Amy and Jon’s wedding.  I new right away I would need a good team of photographers to help me with this special day.  I incorporated the help of my son Timothy Nordmann and my friend and fellow colleague (and best wedding photographer in St. Louis) Susan Jackson.

The day was a long one. 12 hours.  And at the end of the day I was exhausted but very pleased with the amazing pictures I knew we captured.  Amy and Jon were married last Saturday, on March 22nd.  The ceremony was at the College Church and the reception was at the Chase.  How can any bride go wrong with those amazing venues.

I wanted to share some of my favorite images.

We started the day off with Susan photographing Jon and his groomsmen getting ready at the Pedroli house.  And I ventured over to the Chase to get Amy and the girls getting ready.

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Then we went to the College Church – St. Francis Xavier for the ceremony.

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Our next stop of the day was off to Villa Duschene High School – Amy’s Alma Mater.  Susan grabbed the girls and I grabbed the guys for some fun shots.

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Then on to the St. Louis Arch for some Bride and Groom photos and Wedding Party photos.  Susan took my favorite image of the day with Amy and her veil.

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And the we headed back to the Chase for more photos and the reception.  The reception hall was decorated so beautifully.  The Pedroli’s had a candy table that extended the whole wall of the room.  The variety of candy was mind blowing and fit right into the theme of the evening, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.

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And who should show up for the best entertainment of the evening.  None other than the mascots from the St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Blues and University of Missouri.

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I always end the evening with a romantic photo of the bride and groom.  I absolutely love the beautiful connection between the two of them.

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The Pedroli and Bennett families were so gracious and could not have been nicer.  It was an honor to end my 20 year career of large event wedding photography with these amazing families.

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White on White Session

I have fallen in love.  My dear friend and fellow photographer Susan Jackson shared this great lighting technique.  I loved it when she showed me her images.  I tried this new lighting with a few of my Class of 2015 spokesMODELS.  Wearing a white shirt really adds to the dimension of the images.    I started out with Alex Martin from Webster Groves High School.  I think she looks amazing.

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I then continued with Hope DeRouse also from Webster Groves High School.  What a great look Hope has.

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And I finished up the day with Kate Hanson from MICDS.  A true model look.

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I am in love with this session.  I think this will be our most popular session for the Class of 2015.

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Would You Like to be a Class of 2015 spokesMODEL?

Who would like to be a Class of 2015 spokesMODEL?  If you are interested than please fill out this application.  

I am looking for current juniors (Class of 2015) who want to get their senior photos taken by us.   You need to love our photography.  We want spokesMODELS that love us and want to shout out about us.  We are looking for very involved current juniors.

A good example is Jazmyn Ferguson from MICDS.  She is a cheerleader at MICDS.  She loves our photography and talked about us constantly to her friends.  She referred us 5 senior clients in 2013.  This year she has sent us 2 Class of 2015 spokesMODELS and I know there will be more to come.

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We are looking for current juniors who are involved in several activities in their school.  Such as Lonita Benson from Webster Groves High School.  Lonita is a cheerleader and involved in DECA.  Lonita already brought us 3 spokesMODELS for the Class of 2015.

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Every spokesMODEL will get a FREE “model” session.  It most likely will be at a location of my choosing.  I am always looking for new locations to photograph.  I also am always looking for different opportunities here at the studio.  We also have another favorite location to photograph at and that is “The Bluffs”.  Morgan Medelberg from MICDS chose “The Bluffs” location for her FREE Senior Session.  Morgan sent us one Class of 2015 spokesMODEL so far.

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I love it when our spokesMODELS love their model session images and their senior session images.  Carina Marino was a Rising Star model for us.  She came to us right after her Sophomore year and I did a mini model shoot with her.  Our Rising Stars get to try us out with no commitment and get FREE social media images. Carina then became a Class of 2014 spokesMODEL.  Carina always talked about us to her friends and sent us 3 senior clients.  Carina chose some amazing images from her Rising Star Session, Model Session and Senior Session for her final products.

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So if you are not afraid of being in front of a camera, are involved in school activities and want to shout out about Nordmann Photography.  Please fill out our on-line application.  I am in the process of choosing our Class of 2015 spokesMODELS now.

 

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Carina Marino – Class of 2014 spokesMODEL

Carina Marino is a Class of 2014 spokesMODEL for us. She has talked about us to all of her friends and shouted out about us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. She did a mini commercial for us on You Tube about what it meant to her to be a spokesMODEL-click HERE to view the commercial.. In other words, Carina did absolutely everything I asked her to and went above and beyond.

Carina is a current senior at Cor Jesu Academy and very involved. She is in the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Admissions Ambassador and Benin Babies. Her favorite book and movie is The Lucy One. Her favorite comedian is Jimmy Kimmel and she loves to read Seventeen Magazine. Carina’s favorite restaurant is Pizza – a – Go-Go. And her favorite subject is Spanish. Her favorite store is Dress – Up – Boutique – and her clothes are absolutely adorable. One of my favorite things about Carina is that she loves participating in the Italian Culture (I am 100% Italian). Go Italy!

With Carina’s enthusiasm and hard work, she brought in several clients to us. And I will be forever grateful to her and all her hard work.

For Carina’s FREE senior session. She chose to a Safari – The Streets of Soulard. I wanted to show off her album – which comes from Italy – and her amazing images. The album starts out with her Rising Star Session, then her Model session, then her Cover Model Session and then her Senior Session.

Click HERE to view her album.

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St Louis High School Senior Photo Albums

One of our most popular items that St. Louis High School Seniors love are our albums. We offer traditional albums as well as the modern “Magazine” style. We offer a wide variety of sizes, cover choices (leather, metal etc.) and finishes that will make a wonderful remembrance of that special time in the life of your senior.

Here is a recent album we designed. All of our albums are custom designed to match the images from the photo session.

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Mackenzie Toth – spokesMODEL of the week

Meet Mackenzie Toth from Ursuline Academy.  Mackenzie is one of our Class of 2014 spokesMODEL and is our favorite high school senior of the week.  Look  what Mackenzie has to say about our photography.

“Lisa made my shoot a lot of fun and made me feel not nervous at all! I had the best time ever and she made me feel great in front of a camera! I love how she makes you feel and looks and she is a great photographer! Her ideas were amazing and she made you feel gorgeous! I definitely recommend Lisa Nordmann for senior pictures and any other pictures! She is really good at her job and knows what she is doing! Thank you for my amazing pictures Lisa!”

Here are a few of Mackenzie’s images from her St. Louis Senior Photography Session.

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Meet Our spokesMODELS Part 4

Here is our next group of amazing Class of 2014 spokesMODELS. Our spokesMODELS are a very big part in our marketing campaign. They help shout out about our high school senior photography. Enjoy our St. Louis Senior Pictures.

Remi Roberts attends John Burroughs School where she enjoys US History and belongs to the Diversity Club. Here favorite movie is Stick It and likes the Harry Potter Series.

Her favorite comedian is Cedric The Entertainer and she likes LuLu Lemon. She would like to meet President Barack Obama. Her favorite musician is Lil Wayne. Her biggest accomplishments so far are placing 2nd in the bars at state, 2nd place floor in region and winning the All School Debate.

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Mackenzie Toth attends Ursuline Academy where she enjoys Spanish and English. She enjoys hanging with friends, shopping and dancing.

Her favorite magazine is Seventeen while her favorite movie is Friends with Benefits. Here favorite stores are Splash and Nordstrom. Her favorite musician is Luke Bryan while she enjoys eating sushi. Her favorite thing in her closet are her shoes.

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Catherine Ulivi attends Nerinx Hall where she participates in theatre lighting, tech club and the academic team. Her hobbies include singing and playing the clarinet and the saxophone, guitar, bass guitar and piano.

Her favorite subject is Math and her favorite book is The Uglies series. Her favorite comedian is her dad, her favorite movie is Inception. The person she would most like to meet is Steve Jobs and her favorite things in her closet are her high heels.

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Jessica Wollenberger attends Lafayette where her favorite subject is Psychology. She is involved in the Choir, Field Hockey and Super Fans. Her favorite movies are The Notebook and Cool Runnings.

Her favorite restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory and her favorite store is V.S. Pink. The person she would most like to meet is TJ Oshie. She enjoys Vogue magazine and her biggest accomplishment in High School so far has been getting an A in Math.

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Robert Wunderlich attends John Burroughs School. His favorite subject is Physics and is on the Cross Country team. His favorite book is The Great Gatsby.

His favorite musician is U2, BBQ is his favorite food. His favorite comedian is Larry the Cable Guy and his favorite restaurant is Crown Candy Kitchen. His favorite TV show is The walking dead.

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Meet Our spokesMODELS Part 3

Here is our next group of amazing Class of 2014 spokesMODELS. Our spokesMODELS are a very big part in our marketing campaign. They help shout out about our senior photography. Enjoy our St. Louis Senior Pictures.

Taylor Husman attends Eureka High School. She is a member of NHS, STUCO and plays soccer. Her favorite TV show is Law & Order and her favorite movie is Taken.

The favorite thing in her closet are her shoes and the person she would most like to meet is Cara Delevigne.

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Miah Majors attends Nerinx Hall High School where she belongs to the Pep Club and the Diversity Club. Her favorite subject is Math and her favorite book is Shanghai Girls.

She enjoys Seventeen Magazine and likes the movie My Sisters Keeper. Her favorite musician is Beyonce and would like to meet Michelle Obama.

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Morgan Medelberg attends MICDS where her favorite subject is Marine Biology and belongs to the Cross Country team and Track & Field.

Her favorite TV show is The OC and likes Jay Leno. Her favorite musician is Taylor Swift and likes smoothies.

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Julie Meyer attends Mehlville High School and is active in varsity cheerleading, special olympics, steering committee and freshman mentor program.

Her favorite subject is English and her favorite book is The Help. She enjoys The Pasta House and would like to meet Kourtney Kardashian.

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Emily Nienas attends Ursuline Academy where she enjoys History, hanging with friends, swimming, volleyball and shopping.

Her favorite magazine is Cosmo and likes the movie Pitch Perfect. Her favorite TV show is Pretty Little Liars and enjoys the Cheesecake Factory and Forever 21. Her favorite food is pizza and pasta.

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Chris Oligschlaeger attends Eureka High School where his favorite subject is Engineering. His favorite book is the Percy Jackson Series. His activities are Golf, Speech and Debate, Quiz Bowl and Chess.

His favorite TV show is the Big Bang Theory and likes Will Ferell. He would like to meet John Stewart and likes the Beatles.

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Meet Our spokesMODELS Part 2

Meet Chase Angle from MICDS.  Chase is a 3 sport athlete participant in Football, Basketball and Track.

Chase’s favorite book is The Great Gatsby and his Favorite Comedian is Seth McFarland.  His favorite musician is Little Wayne and his favorite TV show is Hell’s Kitchen.

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Chandler Angle is Chase’s twin brother.  Chandler also attends MICDS and is a 2 sport participant – in Football and Track.  Chandler’s favorite movie is The Avengers and his favorite subjects are English and Art.  The person he would most like to meet is President Obama.

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Lonita Benson from Webster Groves High School is involved in Cheerleading and National Honor Society.  Lonita’s favorite subject is Math and loves to read Seventeen Magazine.  Her favorite move is Benji and her favorite TV show is Law and Order:SUV.

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Krisitne Clanahan from Nerinx Hall and is involved in Orchestra, Jazz Band and Chorus.  Her favorite book is Catcher in the Rye and her comedian is Kristen Wiig.  Kristine loves to shop at Juicy Couture.

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Olivia Grondalski is from Cor Jesu.  Olivia’s favorite subject is Honors’s Anatomy and is involved in Cross Country and Campus Ministry.  Her favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast.  Olivia’s favorite food is Popcorn and she loves to shop at Forever 21.

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Mikayla Ham from Oakville Senior High School is involved in Drama Troupe, Student Council, Art Club and Speech and Debate.  Her favorite TV show is Parenthood.  She loves to eat Gyros.  And would like to meet Ewan McGregor.

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Maddie Hetlage from Nerinx Hall is involved in Cross Country, Swimming and Track and National Honor Society.  She loves smoothies and her favorite restaurant is Chipotle.  Princess Bride is her favorite movie.  Maddie is proud of her high school accomplishments of making it to State all 3 years for Cross Country.

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Meet our Class of 2014 spokesMODELS Part 1

I could not be more excited about our Class of 2014 spokesMODELS.  Each of these amazing young seniors are involved in their school and have made a difference in our company.  They chose to be part of our marketing plan for the class of 2014.  I want to share a little something about each one.

Jazmyn Ferguson from MICDS is involved in Cheerleading, Choir, and The Voice Newspaper

Jazmyn’s favorite Movie is The Notebook and her favorite Store is Express.  Jazmyn would like to meet Michelle Obama.  Her greatest achievement this year has been appointed to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Board of Directors.

Jazmyn was chosen by her peers, friends and family to grace the cover of this years Nordmann Photography Senior Magazine.

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Carina Marino from Cor Jesu is involved in National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Campus Ministry and Cor Jesu’s Admissions Ambassador.

Carina’s favorite movie is The Lucky One.  And her favorite comedian is Jimmy Kimmel.  Carina reads Seventeen Magazine and her favorite subject is Spanish.

Carina was our 2nd runner up in our Cover Magazine contest and graced the back cover of Nordmann’s Senior Magazine.

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Alyssa Clausen from Nerinx Hall is involved in Nerinx’s School Musicals, Choir and Orchestra.

Alyssa’s favorite subject is English.  She shops at Forever 21 and would love to meet Julie Andrews.  Alyssa’s favorite food is Mac and Cheese and her Favorite Movie is Mamma Mia.

Alyssa was the 3rd runner up in our Favorite Senior Contest.

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Lauren Kight from Jersey Community High School is involved in Track, Cheerleading, Concert and Symphonic Band.  Lauren was recently inducted into the National Honor Society.

Lauren’s favorite Book is The Great Gatsby.  Her favorite movie is The Titanic and she shops at Express.  Lauren’s favorite subject is Honor’s English and US History.

Lauren was our 4th runner up for the Favorite spokesMODEL contest.

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