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What to do in winter – St. Louis Children’s Photographer

When it’s too cold to go outside, what better way to burn off energy?


But be quiet, because down the hall, your little sister is napping…

February 2, 2009 - 9:24 pm

Robyn Osten - awww… I LOVE it! :) That lips one is toooo precious!!! Love it.

February 2, 2009 - 10:19 pm

sheila - Awe love these!!
I would still like to try the jumping on the bed shot with my kids!

February 3, 2009 - 1:41 am

Dena Robles - Would you just look at those sleepy droopy lips! It’s the tiny little details like this that we can so easily forget about our children.

February 3, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Carrie Steffe - oh those lips!! Wow!

February 6, 2009 - 9:58 am

Jeanette - Oh, I just LOVE these. Perfection.

February 26, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Jennifer Berry - wow. this is my first time on your blog. these are incredible. i love the motion in the first shot. all of them are perfectly composed and sharp. the capture of the light in that second picture is amazing and those lips!!!

A happy update on the computer woes…

Thanks to all those who had sympathy for my computer woes the last few weeks.  The hugs and consoling while I ranted were helpful, believe it or not!  Well, I’m so thrilled to be typing this from my very FAST computer!  It’s been a few days without one at all, weeks of fighting malware, and YEARS of it working so slow.  It’s new nickname is Speedy. I think it actually works better now than it did new! Is that possible?  I have to give kudos to Brad at The Rescue Team.  He did an amazing job getting rid of everything that made work impossible, including the malicious infection that so many people are struggling with.  And here’s a tip he passed on…if you’ve fought virtumonde/vundo and think you got rid of it but can’t do windows updates, then you probably didn’t get rid of it.  Call him. He’ll find every little bit of it and squash it.

January 18, 2009 - 6:06 pm

Pammy - Yea! I am so happy for you Lauri! I have a local computer place where I live in Cali that has come through for me too in times of dire need. This sounds like a really helpful resource for you and I am so glad they resolved your issues.

January 18, 2009 - 6:34 pm

Debbie - YAY! I’m so glad you’re back up and running. And by the way – I LOVE THE NEW LOOK of the blog. How did I miss this up until now? Looks amazing.

January 18, 2009 - 11:56 pm

Tammy - Oh, I am so happy for you, Lauri! They sound great! I see that they can do things remotely, too! That’s good to know!

January 19, 2009 - 2:35 pm

Shellie - That is awesome news!

January 19, 2009 - 3:15 pm

Kelly - So glad you found someone reliable and awesome to work on your computer and get you all fixed up!!!

The new blog is beautiful. :)

January 20, 2009 - 7:47 am

Anna-Karin - Yay!!!
Happy to hear you have a working computer again.

January 22, 2009 - 11:02 pm

allie - just a quick note to tell you how much your splash page images melt me. and the images on the header of this blog…. just gorgeous.

January 25, 2009 - 9:49 am

Sheri N - Oh don’t you hate having a virus on the PC! Glad that it is all fixed up now!

January 25, 2009 - 3:44 pm

sylvia - Great news! Glad your PC is virus-free!

January 26, 2009 - 2:54 am

Jane Eaton Hamilton - Wow, glad you’re back up and running. It must be a real relief.

January 26, 2009 - 4:11 pm

Holli Dunn - It’s so good to hear you got it all worked out! Malware bites! Whoo hoo on the better working computer!

January 28, 2009 - 6:06 am

kim prochazka - I’m so glad to hear your computer is up and running again! YAY! I know how terrible it is when it breaks – especially with a trojan or virus.

Warm up your java

Before Christmas, my computer got hit by one of the worst trojans out there… virtumonde aka vundo. I’ve been fighting it for weeks, and it’s rendered my computer virtually useless. I haven’t been able to do any client work, or even load a new DVD burner I’ve been needing to use. My computer is now in the hands of someone who can hopefully help.

You don’t need to go anywhere questionable on the web to get struck. The infection happened while opening an account at to send large files to a client, and I don’t know if their site is to blame or not, but I have since found out that it wouldn’t have happened if my Java was updated.   Protect your computer and your wallet…keep Java updated!

~posted from the Webster Groves Library since I have no computer, and I couldn’t write a post on my iphone! :(

January 17, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Barbara Breitsameter - I have a 3 month old new editing computer that is useless because a virus that I got around the same time. I feel your pain. I am working on my old Dell now.

Love your new blog! I have such admiration for your work.

Did you see Julie Klaasmeyer’s new studio??? Oh my, if you thought her home studio was fab wait till you check out her new 8000sf studio.

January 17, 2009 - 10:02 pm

Anna-Karin - What a bummer!
I sure hope you get your computer up and running soon. It is so hard to be without access to internet and the computer when you depend on it like a photographer do.

January 18, 2009 - 12:07 pm - what a sick feeling. i hope you get your computer back soon!

January 18, 2009 - 12:38 pm

Kristina Provinsal - omgosh I’m so sorry this happened to you. How utterly sad and what a poor feeling of powerlessness. I hope it gets fixed soon and thank you for sharing, I will make sure I protect myself.

January 18, 2009 - 1:42 pm

Lisa Kelly - OH wow, that is so awful. It is really scary how these things can happen and how much impact they can have on our businesses. Fingers crossed you are up and running soon.

January 18, 2009 - 1:54 pm

rhonda - sorry to hear about your computer’s sickness .. but thanks for posting this .. i’m bad about updating stuff .. no more though!

Belly Abstract – St Louis Maternity Photographer

I love maternity sessions. They’re my roots in portrait photography, and I still enjoy the time I get to spend with expecting parents, anticipating the new life coming into their lives. This one’s a little different… but the hands say it all.


January 13, 2009 - 1:33 am

allie - Lauri, this is BEAUTIFUL. Love the feel of this image.
your new blog is fabulous. :)

January 13, 2009 - 7:25 am

MARIE - I just love that shot…

January 15, 2009 - 9:46 pm

Daveen - This is divine! A piece of art!

January 17, 2009 - 7:04 pm

Angela Crutcher - This is stunning! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

January 17, 2009 - 7:24 pm

Melissa M - Love this!!

January 17, 2009 - 8:20 pm

TaraMc - This is just perfect.

January 17, 2009 - 8:32 pm

Robyn Osten - Lauri, your work is just breath-taking and this is no exception. It’s so clean, and simple and gorgeous! I love it!

January 17, 2009 - 8:35 pm

Jennifer - oh thats really awesome ,love this the shadows really add to this!

January 17, 2009 - 8:44 pm

Carley Mac - stunning and beautiful :)

January 17, 2009 - 9:58 pm

brianne brose - I LOVE this…amazing texture. Great work!

January 18, 2009 - 10:23 am

Tara Staton - this is just beautiful!

January 18, 2009 - 12:12 pm

Laurie - Oh, STUNNING! Love your photo art, Lauri without the e!

January 18, 2009 - 12:39 pm

Kristina Provinsal - These beautiful mom hands do say it all and you captured them brilliantly. Beautiful image that will be treasured forever I’m sure.

January 18, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Shellie - What a gorgeous work of art!

January 18, 2009 - 1:56 pm

rhonda - wow .. gorgeous image!! and your b+w’s are beautiful .. lovely work! and your blog is very peaceful!

January 18, 2009 - 2:01 pm

Martha - Love, love, love this… (and congrats on getting your computer fixed)

January 18, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Cindy - Stunning!!! I’ve been a fan of your work for awhile now. I’m adding you to my reader and look forward to seeing more!

January 18, 2009 - 5:01 pm

ashley mcnamara - BREATHTAKING!!! I would have this HUGE on my wall. Wow!

January 19, 2009 - 6:13 pm

Joyce - Completely stunning!

January 20, 2009 - 3:03 pm

kim prochazka - Oh wow – this is absolutely gorgeous. I agree – this would be huge on my wall!

January 21, 2009 - 2:30 pm

brandy - I LOVE this…what an awesome work of art. I would die to have a picture from my pregnancy like this.

January 22, 2009 - 10:22 am

Kimmi - Yes, the hands DO say it all…. gorgeous image.

January 25, 2009 - 9:49 am

Sheri N - wow – what a awesome shot.

January 26, 2009 - 4:12 pm

Holli Dunn - This is SO gorgous!

January 27, 2009 - 6:06 pm

Jackie Jean - gorgeous shot! Love your conversion :)

February 2, 2009 - 1:38 pm

MARIE - I love your conversions…

February 2, 2009 - 4:21 pm

Heather - Whoa!!!! STUNNING!!!!

February 6, 2009 - 9:58 am

Jeanette - Stunning.

February 25, 2009 - 2:02 pm

jodi - gorgeous, artistic, I love this shot.

April 10, 2009 - 8:10 am

Paula - lauri lauri – i don’t believe i have ever seen such a wonderful maternity shot. wow….. you rock, girl.

Dreaming – St. Louis Newborn Photography

A single sneak peek for the parents of this brand new little guy:


January 17, 2009 - 6:54 pm

TracyT - LOVE these ! Beautiul beautiful work!

January 17, 2009 - 8:19 pm

TaraMc - Wow! What a stunning image. Beautiful baby.

January 17, 2009 - 9:15 pm

Robyn Osten - I love the wrinkles in his forehead. So stinkin’ cute!!!!!

January 17, 2009 - 9:16 pm

lisa m - oh….look at that furrowed brow! so amazingly beautiful!

January 17, 2009 - 9:25 pm

JenniferS - Awww how incredibly sweet! Wonderful work!

January 18, 2009 - 12:12 pm

Laurie - Gorgeous image – love the tones, the peacefulness – great capture.

January 18, 2009 - 5:08 pm

LauraB - PERFECTLY sweet. Beautiful…

January 19, 2009 - 7:42 am

heather - Sleeping little beauty!

January 19, 2009 - 7:17 pm

MaryAnn T - Lauri, this is a gorgeous portrait!!! I love everything about it, especially the texture.

January 21, 2009 - 11:51 am

Gilbert Yu - What a cute little guy! I love that pose!

January 24, 2009 - 8:47 pm

stacy s - *sigh* sheer perfection! :-)

January 25, 2009 - 9:50 am

Sheri N - Love the little tiny wrinkles on the forehead! What a cutie little baby boy!

January 26, 2009 - 4:12 pm

Holli Dunn - BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

January 29, 2009 - 8:02 pm

Jen Lane - Siiiigh.
Absolute perfection. The baby and the photograph.