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Senior Photos St. Louis Special

This is our last Senior Photos St. Louis special.  And it will not get any better than this sale.  You can SAVE $47.50 on a 1 hour Garden Session.  Regularly it is $95.  And for the 1st 5 seniors that schedule their senior portrait session,  you will get 25 FREE CUSTOM DESIGNED GRAD CARDS.  This is a great deal for your Senior Pictures.  

AND if you know any of our Class of 2013 spokesMODELS – AT THE TIME YOU SCHEDULE YOUR SENIOR PHOTO SESSION – use their name and get an additional $50 photo credit.  This special is good through September 28th.

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St. Louis Wedding Photography

Yes, I have been nudged back into wedding photography. I photographed Jessie and Ian’s wedding on a 107 degree day last Saturday. Jessie and Ian were terrific and the heat really was not that bad. My son Timothy was the second shooter on this amazing wedding day and was so much fun to be with. Jessie and Ian’s St. Louis wedding photography was a fun filled day.

I started at the Chase with Jessie getting ready and Timothy went to the Pedroli household to capture Ian getting ready. We then went to the Basilica for a beautiful ceremony and then to Villa Duschene (Jessie’s high school) for fun photos. Jessie and Ian wanted some photos at the Arch – so we quickly took some photos in the 107 degree heat. And then back to the Chase for a beautiful and fun reception.

Redbird was the surprise guest of the evening. He stayed and entertained the guests. I have never seen so many cameras at one event.

The evening ended beautifully with a few last shots.

Wedding Vendors
Flowers – Bloomin Buckets
Cake – Sweet Peas

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St. Louis Wedding Photography

I am back in the saddle photographing weddings. I had retired from wedding photography but circumstances in our business now have me me back into St. Louis Wedding Photography. I was a bit apprehensive about photographing Melissa and Mike’s wedding. But they are so nice I felt at ease immediately. It actually felt great to be back in the wedding photography world.

We started out at their church Canaan Baptist Church for a beautiful ceremony and then for fun photos down at the St. Louis arch. And while we were downtown we swung by Busch Stadium. We ended the day at The Falls in Columbia, Illinois.

Here is a sneak peek of a few of my favorite images.

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St. Louis Senior Portraits

I have found that our studio attic is a favorite locations amongst our seniors to be photographed. Shelby Swanner from Seckman came to the studio to help me out with some dance photos. Shelby has been dancing her whole life and is quite accomplished. I love doing something different with our St. Louis Senior Portraits.





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Family Portrait Fashion

Every time we schedule a client for a Family Photo Session I always get asked what should our family wear? It is very hard for me to explain fashion over the phone so I came up with a little Family Portrait Fashion. These images are just guidelines. The trend is to blend fashion and colors. Matching is not in anymore. But blending of colors and styles is the best for Family Portrait Fashion.






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Class of 2013 spokesMODELS Part 4

Here is the last group of our stage 1 high school senior spokesMODELS. These amazing 32 current juniors are shouting out about our St. Louis Senior Photography. I can’t say enough how terrific this group is.

Dana Sell from Webster Groves High School

Session – The Garden/Studio
Favorite Subject – Math
School Activities – Student Council, Star, Deca
Favorite Movie – Transformers
Favorite Food – Pasta
My Favorite thing in my closet – Hoodies

Kelly Shaw from Lafayette

Session – Safari at Lafayette High School Pool
School Activities – Dive Team, Pole Vaulter

Shelby Swanner from Seckman

Session – Garden/Studio
Favorite Subject – History
Favorite Musician – Adele
School Activities – Deca. Renaissance
Favorite Book – Just Listen
Favorite thing in my closet – my high heels

Sami Thomas from Webster Groves High School

Session – Safari at Webster Groves High School
School Activities – Cheerleading, Band Drum Major

Madison Thorpe from Ursuline Academy

Session – Safari
School Activities – Dance Team
Favorite Subject – Math
Favorite Book – The Help
Favorite Movie – Soul Surfer
Favorite TV Show – So you think you can dance

Melissa Tychonievich from Webster Groves

Session -Studio
Favorite Subject – Art

Kelly Wertenberger from Ursuline Academy

Session – Studio and Safari to Tillis Park
Favorite Subject – Science
School Activities – Cooking Club, Junior Ambassador, Science Club
Favorite Food – Steak
Favorite Magazine – People
Favorite things in my closet – everything

Annie Hartwig – Westminster Christian Academy

Session – Safari at her home
School Activities – Choir, NHS, Tennis
Favorite Book – Redeeming Love
Favorite Movie – Bennie & Joon
Person I would most like to meet – My mom’s mom, my name sake
My Favorite thing in my closet – My boots and dresses

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Class of 2013 spokesMODELS Part 3

I have a passion for high school senior photography. And we have the best group of spokesMODELS that represent Nordmann Photography and are willing to shout out about us. Here is our next group of 8 spokesMODELS!!

Brian Meyer from Webster Groves High School

Session – Safari at Moss Field and Webster Groves High School
School Activities – Football
Hobbies – Drums
Favorite Subject – World Religions
Favorite Comedian – Ralphie May
Person I would most like to meet – Jack Lambert from thte Pittsburgh Steelers

Lacy Major from Nerinx Hall

Session – Garden/Studio
Favorite Subject – Math
Favorite Musician – Chris Brown
Favorite Book – A Thousand Splendid Suns
Person I would most like to meet – Jesus
Favorite Movie – Harry Potter Series

Isabelle Nelson from Whitfield

Session – Garden/Studio
Favorite Subject – English
Favorite Book – Water for Elephants
School Activities – Cross Country, Tennis, Photography
Person I would most like to meet – Selena Gomez
My Biggest High School Achievement – Moving to Japan my sophomore year and attending the American School in Japan

Francesca Nicastro from Cor Jesu

Session – Garden/Studio
Favorite Subject – Algebra
Favorite Comedian – Pietro my brother
School Activities – NHS, Spanish Club, IMPEL
Favorite Food – Pasta
My Favorite thing in my closet – my shoes

Paul Receniello from Webster Groves High School

Session – Garden/Studio
School Activities – Football, Orchestra, Track (shot put)
Hobbies – Playing the violin and bass guitar
Favorite Car – My Mustang

Madeleine Roberts from Parkway North

Session – Garden
School Activities – Color Guard, Choir
Favorite Subject – Math, Photography
Favorite Musician – Amy Grant
Favorite thing in my closet – my shoes
Favorite Movie – I am Sam

Sydney Rolfe – Eureka High School

Session – Garden/Studio
Favorite Subject – Art
Hobbies – Volleyball
Favorite Movie – She’s The Man
Favorite Food – Stir Fry
Person I would most like to meet – Jesus

Adalie Schmidt – Incarnate Word

Session – Safari at Busch Soccer Park and the Meramec River
Favorite Subject – History
Favorite Book – Pretty Little Liars
School Activities – NHS, Mission Committee – Varsity Soccer
Favorite Restaurant – Olive Garden
My biggest accomplishment in high school – Receiving a college scholarship to Iowa State to play soccer.

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Class of 2013 spokesMODELS Part 2

Here is our second grouping of spokesMODELS for the Class of 2013 and some of their favorite things.

Helen George – Webster Groves High School

Session – Garden/Studio
School Activities: Choir, Theatre, Thespians
Favorite Magazine: Seventeen
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
Favorite Comedien: Tina Fey
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Singing, Writing

Gabby Grossberger – Parkway North High School

Session – Garden/Studio
School Activities: Peer Teaching, STARS, FBLA, Special Olympics, Relay for Life
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Book: A Walk to Remember
Favorite Movie: My Sisters Keeper
Musician: Carrie Underwood
Person i would like to meet: Oprah Winfrey

Gabby Harris MICDS

Session – Safari at her home and Garden/Studio

Mary Keathley-Ursuline Academy

Session – Studio and Safari to Sand Volleyball pit
Hobbies: Volleyball
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Food: French Fries
Favorite Book: Lord of the Flies
Favorite Thing in my Closet: My Shoes

Kimmie Klopfenstein – O’Fallon Township

Session – Safari to City Museum

Gabby Korte – Oakville High School

Session – Safari to Forest Park
School Activities: Soccer
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Food: Cinnamon Bagels
Favorite Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
My Favorite Thing in My Closet: Nike Tennis Shoes

Troy Korte – Oakville High School

Session – Safari to Forest Park
School Activities: Soccer, Hockey, Golf
Favorite Subject: History
Favorite Food: Fruit
My Favorite Thing in My Closet: Ties
Person I Would Most Like to Meet: Selena Gomez

Shea Kreft – O’Fallon Township

Session – Safari to Soulard

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Meet our Class of 2013 spokesMODELS Part 1

Our spokesMODELS are the first to partake in all our new and different techniques. If it does not work on a spokesMODEL than we know we will not try it out on any of our senior clients. But if a spokesMODEL loves it than we will definitely offer it to our clients. As an artist, I am always striving to better myself as a photographer. I am always exploring different lighting techniques. Lighting is such an important part of a photograph that we use several different lighting styles to create a very pleasing image. Natural light is not always the best option. It may be the cheapest option but it may not always sculpt a body to create a desired image. On each model we used new and different types of lighting including several lights, reflectors and shaders in all of our outdoor and indoor images.

Posing is also key to a great photograph. Posing does not have to be stiff but I pride myself on bringing out the best feature in each one of my seniors. And sometimes just a little twist or turn or the placement of a leg or foot can make or break an image. No one has a perfect body but it is my job to make sure that each senior looks their best.

All of our spokesMODELS are good students and involved in activities in and out of school. Every year I am amazed as to how caring, thoughtful, and involved our models are. Every spokesMODEL is a paying client but by representing Nordmann Photograpy each spokesMODEL has the opportunity to earn discounts on their senior photos and cash rewards. They believe in our product and truly appreciate the Nordmann quality and are willing to shout out about us.

We are so excited to shout out about our 32 spokesMODELS representing 14 local high schools.

Meghan Bach from John Burroughs

Session – Safari to Forest Park
Hobbies : Swimming
Favorite Subject:  Physics
School Activities:  THIMUM
Favorite Magazine:  People
Person I would Most Like to Meet:  Kate Middleton
Favorite Foods:  Ice Cream
 

Lily Butterbrodt  from Parkway North High School

Session – Garden/Studio
Favorite Subject:  Chemistry
School Activities:  Cheerleading, Choir, International Club
Favorite Magazine:  People
Person I would Most Like to Meet:  Taylor Swift
Favorite Food:  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
 

Cassie Dace from Cor Jesu

Session – Garden/Studio
School Activities:  Cheerleading
Favorite Subject:  Literature
Favorite TV Show:  Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Food:  Spaghetti
My Favorite things in My Closet:  My Red Dress and My Shoes
 

Elizabeth Darrell from Whitfield

Session – Garden/Studio
Favorite Subject:  English
Favorite Magazine:  Seventeen
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Book:  Harry Potter
Person I would Most Like to Meet:  Hillary Clinton
 

Ciara Day from Rockwood Summit

Session – Safari to Baskin Farms
Hobbie: Equestrian

Kylee Fink from O’Fallon Township

Session – Studio/Garden
Favorite Book:  The Great Gatsby
School Activities:  Marching Band and Winter Guard
Favorite Subject:  Biology
Favorite Musician:  Adelle
Favorite Food:  Chocolate
 
 

Theo Franks from John Burrough

Session – Safari to Soulard
Plays Soccer for John Burroughs

Laura Gentry from O’Fallon Township

Session – Garden/Session
School Activities: Marching Band, Lacrosse
Favorite Subject: English
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
My Favorite thing in my Closet: My running shorts
Favorite Book: Hunger Games

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Austin Senior Portraits

I am so excited to shout out about a fellow photographer from Austin, Texas.  Amy Weison is a phenomenal Austin Senior Portrait photographer in Round Rock, Texas.  We belong to a photography forum called UPPPA, an acronym for United Professional Portrait Association. We are a group of photographers that are looking to better ourselves through great posing, lighting and creativity.

Click here Austin Senior Portraits and check Amy’s great photography out.  Amy has three different web sites – weddings, seniors and children.  If you need inspiration for your own portraits take your time and browse through Amy’s web site.  She is a true inspiration to her fellow photographers.

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