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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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St. Louis Senior Photos

This is part 2 to yesterdays favorite senior pictures St. Louis. Today I wanted you to see some amazing St. Louis Senior Photos from some of our sessions. Check out the rest of our work on our web site www.nordmannphoto.com.

One of our most popular spots to be photographed is in our window seat just like Beth Sitterly from Webster Groves High School.

Forest Park in St. Louis has been a favorite for St. Louis Senior Photos. Chris Yount from MICDS was showing off his soccer skills.

The coveted ring light that makes everyone’s eyes look amazing. Alexa Franke from Clayton High School couldn’t look more beautiful with this light.

And we can be edgy with some photoshop skills. Paige Long from Mehlville High School was photographed right in our front yard of our studio.

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Senior Pictures St. Louis

I am so excited about our Class of 2012 Senior Pictures St. Louis.  We accomplished many goals this past year with finding new locations to photograph at, new lighting techniques and new products to offer.  Here are a few of our favorite Senior Pictures St. Louis from the Class of 2012. Check out our senior galleries on our www.nordmannphoto.com web site.

Our first image is of Darci Roberts from Whitfield at our favorite location in Forest Park, St. Louis.

We had so many great senior sessions at our Bluffs Location. Here is Emily Wunch from Webster Groves High School in our pool.

Our most chosen feature in our Garden Session this past senior season was our brand new waterfall in our brand new garden. This is Lauren Cooper from Marquette.

One of our seniors favorite backgrounds in our indoor studio was the silver ceiling tiles. Chandler Truelove from Parkway North loved this photo of her and her music.

One of my favorite senior photos is from our Bluffs locations. Here is Becca Green from Cor Jesu dancing on our dock.

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Senior Photography in St. Louis

It is that time of year again when we are gearing up for our St. Louis senior photography season. We will soon be featuring on our web site all of our Class of 2013 spokesMODELS. We have been very busy finding new locations to photograph at, new backgrounds to create and new lighting techniques to use. We are always trying to improve ourselves here at Nordmann Photography. I am very excited about all of our spokesMODELS. There is still time to be a Class of 2013 spokesMODEL by filling out this ONLINE APPLICATION. We are still photographing our spokesMODELS but here are some of my favorite images taken so far of each spokesMODEL.

Gabby Grossberg from Parkway North

Kelly Wertenberger from Ursuline Academy

Kimmie Klopenstein from O’Fallon Township

Melissa Tychonievich from Webster Groves High School

Madison Thorpe from Ursuline Academy

Dana Sell from Webster Groves High School

Shea Kreft from O’Fallon Township

Sami Thomas from Webster Groves High School

Annie Hartwig from Westminster Christian Academy

Adalie Schmidt from Incarnate Word

Brian Meyer from Webster Groves High School

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Adalie Schmidt-St Louis Senior Class of 2013 spokesMODEL

We are in full swing photographing our Class of 2013 spokesMODELS for our high school senior photography. I was so surprised when Adalie Schmidt came with her mom to our info night a few weeks ago. I photographed Adalie’s mom and dad’s wedding several years ago. It is always such a delight when you run into past clients. Adalie is an amazing soccer player from Incarnate Word and has already signed with Iowa State. Here is her Video from her spokesMODEL session.

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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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