Sunday, October 17, 2010

I've Moved!

I have moved to Mary Elizabeth Photography Blog at wordpress. Please find all the new postings there!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Berries Up Close

I bought a new lens with macro capabilities and was dying to try it out, so I went in my back yard and starting looking around. Now, if there is one thing you should know about me it is this: I am NOT a gardener! The only thing growing in my preexisting garden areas are things that got there on their own. I have a cotton plant (no joke) and then there is this most amazing 3 feet tall weed with beautiful dangling berries. The colors of the berries; hot pink stem, vibrant green new berries, and deep purple ripened berries; was irresistible so I took my new camera on over and took a few shots. I love the colors, and think this set of three will make nice home decor for my kitchen!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Walter Wedding - Saint Louis Wedding Photographer

Mandy and Dan are a wonderful couple who are so in love. I had the pleasure of being the second shooter at their wedding and of course, you know me, I like to show off! Here are some of my favorite shots I created. Enjoy!

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Awesomely "ONE" Ben - Saint Louis Child Photographer

I met a very energetic little boy this week. Ben turned one and his mother wanted to keep this memorable moment forever. We took him to Bee Tree Park and let him run loose! He loved stopping for rocks, leaves and more. I almost had to run to keep up with him, I wish I could bottle it up! The favorites capture his boyish smile, and his beautiful blue eyes!!

Mr "Blue - Eyes" Avery - Saint Louis Child Photographer

Last week I had the great pleasure of photographing one of my newest families. Little Avery just turned three months and we have begun his "First Year" series. Everyone in the family is beautiful and photogenic, and I had such a great time getting this little man to coo and smile. His sister loves chocolate milk, so instead of saying "chesse" we all said "chocolate milk"! Here are just a few of my favorites, and I cannot wait to see him more as he grows throughout the year!

Mr Dylan - Saint Louis Newborn Photography

I am so excited to show these photos. Sydney contacted me about a month and a half ago and asked me to do her son's newborn photos in her hospital room. Of course I said yes! Dylan was born on Sept 7, and I had the pleasure of meeting him in person on Sept 9. These are some of my favorites from the session yesterday. It was very hard for me choose these because Dylan is so cute, and Sydney herself is an absolutely stunning new mother!

Model Search

Model Search - I am looking for a pregnant woman to do a "glamour maternity" session. Must be willing to wear boudoir-esque clothing, allow me total creative control, and willing to allow any or all photos to be used for marketing purposing. Will have hair and makeup done and a free photo session with 1 free 11x14 printed for them. Stretch marks will be erased if you have any. Please submit your own photo and due date to Submission deadline Sept 30. Two women may be selected.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Most Wonderful Lorelei - Saint Louis Child Photographer

I am always taking pictures, but never of my own family! It seems I always have time for everyone else. NO MORE!! Today was beautiful, and my baby girl was even more breathtaking! Lorelei is about to turn 5, going to be a big sister, and deserves to be showcased!!

Mark and I took a 3 hour excursion at Shaw Nature Center and allowed Lorelei to pretend to be "Alice" for the day. She loved winding in and out of the wild flowers, following the shaded paths and discovering all kinds of fun! Here are some of my favorites! Though, out of 260 photos taken, I chose 115 worthy of printing!! And that was making hard cuts!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sweet and Lovable Mr. Nicolas - Newborn Photography

I have had the great pleasure of photographing my cousins' beautiful children Jilly and "Bobert" for the past year now and it has been fun every time! They are great in front of the camera, always smiling on cue and giving me great "face".

Last week this family of four became a family of five when baby Nicolas was born. Of course I couldn't wait to get my hands on him, or my lips for that matter! Good thing they are family!

Without further delay, I introduce Nicolas!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Incredibly Sweet Mr. N - Saint Louis Baby Photographer

I am so happy to be friends with the family of this beautiful little boy! I had such a great time with all of them, they are truly some of the kindest people I could know! They even sent me home with pancakes!! YUM!