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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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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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Timothy and Becky’s Wedding

Last Saturday, March 17th, my son Timothy and Becky Winka got married. We had been looking forward to this special day for a very long time. Becky is a fantastic person and fits perfectly into our family.

We started off the festivities with the Rehearsal Dinner at Maggie’s Lunch Box. Maggies is located in the heart of Fenton’s industrial and business center.  This adorable cafe/bakery outdid themselves on the food.  The food was absolutely delicious.  We played an adorable slide show of Timothy and Becky growing up that always brings tears to a mom’s eyes.

Saturday the skies opened up and let loose with a ferocious rain storm. I have not seen rain like that in a long time. I knew right away that our wedding photographer, Susan Jackson, would not be able to take the wedding party anywhere for outdoor photos. So off to Andre’s West everyone headed for indoor photos. We were very pleased with Susan. Not only is she a fantastic photographer but she is also a good friend. She was so kind and nice to everyone and a trooper for putting up with all the Nordmanns.

Andre’s West was very accommodating. The reception hall was beautiful. And Becky’s table decorations added a nice personal touch. The hostess of the evening was very gratuitous and helpful.  And you can always count on Andre’s for a good meal.  My husband John was Timothy’s best man and outdid himself with a beautiful toast to the bride and groom.

Millenium Productions was the DJ service for the evening. The music was terrific and was enjoyed by everyone.  The dance floor was always filled with guests partying the night away.  I will say that my grandson Cameron was the best dancer of the evening.

Nordmann Productions was the videographer.  That is Timothy’s videography company specializing in weddings, corporate and sporting events. Phil Betts was the videographer, filling in for Timothy who was busy getting married.  Phil was so kind to be around and was very unobtrusive.  We appreciated that he did not use any blaring lights.  We haven’t seen the video yet but I know it will be amazing.

If you are interested in viewing all of the images of the evening go Nordmann Photography’s web site. Go to Client Log In and the Event is Nordmann and the password is BT. I am warning you there are a lot of photos to view. Here are a few of my favorites.

The Beautiful Bride

The Handsome Groom

The Nordmanns

Just Married

Becky and Timothy

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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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Ruth & Patrick-St Louis Wedding 12.18.11

I had such a wonderful time photographing Ruth & Patrick’s Wedding on December 18th, 2011. They had a beautiful ceremony at the Hanley Road Baptist Church, and a wonderful reception at the Piper Palm House.
Butler’s Pantry provided a wonderful spread of food and drink and Jason from Millenium Productions kept the party in full swing. To top it off they had a Bag Pipe exit topped with sparklers.


          Best of luck to Ruth and Patrick!

Ceremony – Hanley Road Baptist Church
Florist – Krissy McArthur of MCK Designs
Dress – Ultimate Bride
Brides Ring – Shane Company
Reception – Piper Palm House
Caterer – Bulter’s Pantry
Cake – Sugaree
DJ – Jason with Millenium Productions
Videographer – Tim Nordmann with Nordmann Photography

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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.

BEST WISHES TO THE HAPPY COUPLE!

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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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