Elle & Mike 12.10.11 St Louis Wedding

Our Dear friends Harry & Janet saw their last child married on December 10, 2011. Congratulations to Elle & Mike who had their ceremony at the beautiful St John Nepomuk Church highlighted by the processional being led by a bagpiper. Their reception was held at the wonderfully decorated Monsanto Hall at the Missouri Botanical Gardens with lovely flowers by Tina Barrera and the delicious cake by Sugaree Baking Company.


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So the latest rage in Social Media is Pinterest. To bottom line it Pinterest is a site that you can have pin boards of all of your favorite things. On mine I have several boards. I have Books I love, Senior Looks, Great Shoes, Places I would like to go, Accessories and more. Not that I ever would purchase any of the items pinned or go to any of my favorite places. My boards are my dream arenas. And I can share my interests with all of my Pinterest friends. So if you are so inclined you can follow me on Pinterest. And then I can follow you on Pinterest. I can pin something you like and you can pin something I like. It is like being friends but not really.

Here are a few of my boards.

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Social Media

I am so overwhelmed with social media. It has taken over my life. Facebook is all consuming but I love to keep up with my friends, family and customers to see what they are up to. I don’t post much on my personal Facebook page – just when inspired to do so – but will comment or “like” other friends comments. But our business pages – now that is another story. We have our business page Nordmann Photography that has to be attended to daily for our high school senior photography. We have another Facebook page Nordmann Portraits reserved mainly for children’s photography and family portraiture. Then we have Nordmann Weddings dedicated to all of our future and past brides. For the people wanting video we have Nordmann Video. Ok and I know this is getting ridiculous but how can we forget about our Sports Photography – Nordmann Sports. Oh and we can’t forget our latest endeavor and recent facebook site for the women who want to bring the sexy back into their lives Boudoir Black Diamond.

So I think I created a monster with all of these different pages but my justification is that we do have different audiences. I never want to bore people with Boudoir Photography if they were just interested in High School Senior Photography. Would a bride be interested in sports photography over wedding photography? So not only am I a photographer but also a social media designer and writer. Wait – I never signed up for this job as a social media guru. All I ever wanted to be was a photographer.

Stay tuned for tomorrows blog. I will be talking more about social media and time wasters such as Twitter, Instagram and now Pinterest. And guess who is wasting her time with all the above?

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Gnome Fun

Our grandaughter Hadley last Halloween came to our studio for a fun Gnome shoot in our studio garden. She was definitely playing the part of a garden gnome since she just saw the movie Gnomeo and Juliet. It was fun to see Hadley act the part.

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Infant Photography St. Louis

I had so much fun photographing little James. He came in with his parents and was a delight to photograph. We had to work hard for a smile. But we succeeded on one image. Baby photos are a treasure to have. And creating them in black and white is a forever keepsake.

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St. Louis Senior Photo People’s Choice Award

It is that time of year again for you to choose your favorite Class of 2012 senior. In order to choose your St. Louis senior photo you will need to go to Facebook and LIKE our Nordmann Photography business page. Go to the senior you like the most and make a comment or like their photo. The voting ends next Tuesday when we will be choosing our St. Louis senior photo favorite. The winner will have a wall portrait created and hung in a special place in our studio, bragging rights and a special gift from Nordmann Photography.

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The Cinderella Project

I realized over a year ago that some girls were not going to prom because they could not afford a dress. I thought how sad that was and wanted to do something to help. So I gave a photo credit to every senior photographed who donated a slightly worn prom dress. I called it Lisa’s Closet. I ended up with a closet full of dresses. I realized very soon that I did not have the resources to find recipients for all of the dresses. And that is when I heard about The Cinderella Project.

A few weeks ago they were featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and KSDK. I knew I found a home for my closet full of beautiful prom dresses. I met with Diane Wolferding from The Cinderella Project. She explained to me how each girl in need of a dress gets a VIP invitation to shop for a prom dress. They are treated like royalty when shopping. Many hair salons have donated their resources to provide hair and makeup for the VIP for the night of the prom.

The Metro St. Louis Cinderella Project is an event sponsored by the Community Council of St. Charles County. Promoting confidence and self esteem in junior and senior high school women. The young women are referred to the Community Council by high school counselors. Over 40 high schools in the metro area were invited and over 150 girls participated in 2011!

We will be continuing to collect slightly worn and never been worn prom dresses that need a new home. So when your come in for your senior photos bring one in. Or if you are cleaning out your closet and find that you have a prom dress to donate just drop it by.

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Welcome to our New Blog

Welcome to Nordmann Photography and our 1st blog for our new Nordmann Photography web site. Just to introduce ourselves, we are a family owned company, specializing in St. Louis High School Seniors, Portraits, Weddings and Children. We have two sons involved in our business. Our son, Kevin, is owner of Nordmann Sports and has become the premier St.Louis sports photographer. Our other son Timothy is the videographer and owns and operates Nordmann Productions specializing in weddings, sporting events, recruiting tapes and corporate events. My husband, John, does everything and I mean everything. St. Louis photographer, Lisa Nordmann, (that’s me) has been the owner and operator of Nordmann Photography for 19 years. I love photography. I am constantly learning by going to workshops, reading, testing, and seeking. It is my life.

We will be featuring some new things that we are doing at Nordmann Photography including some favorite images from our shoots. We will be featuring some of our clients and people we find interesting. You can follow us on Facebook for some of our latest endeavors – Nordmann Photography, Nordmann Sports, Nordmann Portraits, Nordmann Weddings and Nordmann Videography. So stay tuned until tomorrow when we will be officially starting our new blog.

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