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Yoga for a Cure – St. Louis Event Photography

I had the privilege of photographing an incredible yoga event this last weekend at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Rise & Shine for a Cure: 108 Sun Salutations benefits Ovarian Cancer Research. The event was sponsored by Whole Foods and our own local Yoga & Spa Magazine. To see a complete slideshow of the event, please visit the St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness website. Here’s a preview (click on any image to browse the gallery):






August 23, 2011 - 8:47 am

Erin M. - Your photography is amazing!! Your compositions are just beautiful.

August 23, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Joanna - How cool! Is this an annual event?

August 23, 2011 - 2:12 pm

Claire - Simply stunning images.

August 23, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Christie - Oh, these are so cool! Love seeing something different, and what a great cause as well. Awesome post!

August 23, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Sarah Metz - How fun! These are so different and interesting. Great job, great cause!

August 23, 2011 - 4:22 pm

Lucy - This looks like an event you’d see featured in a magazine! That event was held in St. Louis?

August 23, 2011 - 4:26 pm

Stephanie - You always make everything look fabulous! Wish I hadn’t missed it this year.

August 23, 2011 - 9:24 pm

Sarah Duckworth - Wow – these are more than just pictures of an event – these are stunning! You did a fabulous job with these!

August 23, 2011 - 9:59 pm

TaraMc - Love these! Beautiful work and what a great cause.

August 24, 2011 - 6:20 am

Lisa Kelly - These are awesome images. The first one is stunning and the rest are so vibrant, it makes me want to do yoga….almost. Beautiful work.

August 24, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Lisa M - lauri, these are magical. what an amazing project. your images are beautiful!

August 24, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Meggan - what a lovely event!!!

August 24, 2011 - 10:36 pm

Anna-Karin - These photographs are so moving. Great to see so many people involved in this event and the photographs are great. The colors and the details , I feel as if I was part of this event just by viewing your photographs. Well done!

August 25, 2011 - 9:15 am

Clarice - Lovely images.

August 25, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Therese Marie - VERY COOL!! just loving these so much♥♥♥

August 26, 2011 - 10:38 am

Kristin - Wow! I love your perspective and the raw, natural beauty and framing. You are a wonderful person to share your talents with such a great cause.

October 15, 2011 - 10:45 am

Julie - These are wonderful!! great images from a cool event! Love them all!

Blog Carousel Theme: Love

This month’s photo blog carousel theme is LOVE or PASSION. And since August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, I couldn’t think of a better way to depict love right now, than by photographing the love only a mother can give! These are a few from a breastfeeding project I’m working on for Grace Hill WIC, an organization that is trying to encourage more breastfeeding in the communities it serves, with images that show what a beautiful, natural, and loving thing it is to do for your child. As a maternity and baby photographer, the project is a perfect fit for me. Don’t forget to take a spin on the carousel, and see how some very talented photographers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia chose to visually interpret love or passion. After my photos, next up on the carousel is>>>>>  Hudson Valley Photographer Dawn Sela. You don’t want to miss it!

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Breastfeeding in St. Louis
Bonding during breastfeeding


August 15, 2011 - 2:10 am

Simone Hanckel - Ohh…this is a subject dear to my heart. I’ll never forget the day my last baby gave it up! These photos bring it all flooding back, they’re just so beautiful.

August 15, 2011 - 6:16 am

Corey Sewell - These are so gorgeous! Love the moments you captured – I would love some of these with my little one!

August 15, 2011 - 9:31 am

Anna Mayer - Amazing. Amazing in every way. Nursing is such an amazing bonding experience and you have captured it in it’s most beautiful form. Wow.

August 15, 2011 - 4:22 pm

dawn sela - Such powerful images of loving and nourishing a sweet baby:) Great interpretation!

August 15, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Ruthi - Wow, the eye contact between baby and mom is just so special. These are gorgeous.

August 15, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Marmalade - There is no more pure expression of love than the images that you have featured for the theme. Beautiful.

August 15, 2011 - 9:55 pm

Blair Blanks - oh, my! that LOOK the baby is giving, that is pure love, totally and completely PURE…

August 16, 2011 - 12:06 am

alpana - your b/w’s are just so amazing and these images are just so powerful!

August 16, 2011 - 4:08 pm

Danna - ohhhhh Laurie!! these are wonderful! I wish I had photographs of moments like this with my own children……so lovely!

August 17, 2011 - 1:21 pm

Shannon - I just linked your article on Are the digital files included? on my site. Thanks for expressing so well exactly how I feel!
I love your dark contrasty B&W images!!

August 17, 2011 - 11:16 pm

Christie - Oh, melt my heart, these are beautiful. I absolutley adore these, gorgeous work.

August 23, 2011 - 9:48 pm

Sarah Duckworth - These are so amazing! As a Mother who enjoyed every minute of nursing my own children – these are precious – I wish I had these of myself and my babies!

August 24, 2011 - 9:17 am

Chicago Wedding - LOVE IT!!! so many great photos…bravo

October 20, 2011 - 9:29 pm

Erika - Stunning images. I love the tones in your black & whites.

Vintage-Inspired Gifts | St. Louis Product Photography

Looking for a gift? I dare you to go gift shopping at my favorite local shop, The White Rabbit, without finding lots of goodies for yourself too. It seems that everytime  I’m there, at least one of the items that calls my name is made by Knollwood Lane. Susan Medart, the creator of Knollwood Lane, adorns everyday useful items with the most fun vintage graphics! I recently got to photograph her items for her new website that will be completely revamped! It hasn’t launched yet, but I’ll be sure to let you know when it does! In the meantime, here are some of her wares:

St. Louis Gift Shop

St. Louis Gift Shop
St. Louis Product Photography
St. Louis silver jewelry
Silver Jewelry in St. Louis
St. Louis Baby Shower Gifts
Vintage Cars and Cowboys St. Louis
diaper covers
This is just a small peek at the line. To see the rest of the Knollwood Lane line of gifts, please visit The White Rabbit in person, or Knollwood Lane’s old website. Hopefully, I’ll have a chance to photograph more of her fun things soon!


August 13, 2011 - 1:18 am

alpana - What a delightful selection of products! Looking at the lovely photos it is making me want to go browse the products in person.

August 13, 2011 - 1:34 am

Therese Marie - OMG! that looks great… love the work, love the products :)

August 13, 2011 - 7:50 am

Christy Johnson - Wow, love it! I wish I were closer so I could check it out!

August 13, 2011 - 11:02 am

Paula - Beautiful images…I love these products. Will check back to check out her site.

August 13, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Christie - Wow, I love these!!! Just bookmarked her site, for future gift shopping … love the burp cloths!!

August 14, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Amy Rader - Very nice! Makes me want to shop!

August 14, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Clarice - Gosh these are really really adorable!

August 14, 2011 - 8:52 pm

Patti - Beautiful… off to check out the website!

August 15, 2011 - 7:21 am

PamN - Oh my – this shop is calling my name!!!

August 15, 2011 - 8:54 am

Kristin - Beautiful shots. I want to shop there! I love, love, love the products that you have shown here. That diaper cover is fab….I bookmarked her site too!

August 24, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Sarah Duckworth - Oh – I’d be in trouble if I lived near that shop – that’s for SURE! You made everything look amazing, too – wonderful work!

Feeding time.

Earlier this summer, while visiting family, there was another family hanging out at the same place. They were great guests. Hardly noticed they were there at all. But once I did, I found them fascinating to watch. And being a family photographer, I decided to get my camera out to capture their activities before they left. You hear family & child photographers talking all the time about the importance of portraits, and not waiting to capturing those little ones because the moments are fleeting and you can never get them back. Such was the case with this family too. A day or so after I shot this, the babies had flown the coop.

baby birds


August 7, 2011 - 2:31 pm

PamN - That is FABULOUS – so fun and interesting!

August 8, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Blair Blanks - and this is so “natural!” =) very nice shot, we have 2-3 nests in our eaves right now..I love watching the babies!

August 8, 2011 - 11:33 pm

Sophie Crew - LOVE that you captured this!!!!!!

August 9, 2011 - 12:57 am

Lisa Kelly - Wonderful image and how lovely that you recognised that they were a family too.

August 9, 2011 - 12:06 pm

Patti - Fantastic capture… love it!

August 9, 2011 - 3:16 pm

joy - whenever I need inspiration– i just come to your website.. You are divine.

August 9, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Anna-Karin - Beautiful!!
I love that you captured the feeding time of this little family.

August 10, 2011 - 10:19 am

Therese Marie - im a bird lover, I adore this.

August 11, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Christy Johnson - I love this post so much – so true! Beautiful image!

Growing a family… St. Louis Maternity Photographer

I’ve probably said it before, but one of my very favorite things to photograph is pregnancy. I think it’s because family is so important to me, and so to see that family created is incredibly special. A small peek into a maternity portrait session here in St. Louis:

St. Louis Maternity Photography
Maternity Portraits Ladue
Artistic Maternity Images
Pregnancy couples
St. Louis Family Portraits
And the tiniest peek at the resulting newborn session:
St. Louis Fine Homes

August 4, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Patti - These are stunning! The lighting is just beautiful.

August 4, 2011 - 6:56 pm

alpana - These are all so beautiful, Laurie. The third and fourth black and whites are to die for! Such a gorgeous mama.

August 4, 2011 - 7:20 pm

Christy Johnson - Absolutely gorgeous!

August 4, 2011 - 9:06 pm

Therese Marie - those made me gasp… AMAZING!

August 5, 2011 - 9:05 pm

PamN - I love the artful realness to these, instead of the “Anne Geddes” prop type of images…so, so beautiful!

August 5, 2011 - 10:09 pm

admin - Thank you!

August 6, 2011 - 1:14 pm

kathy wolfe - oh wow!!! amazing work!!!

August 6, 2011 - 9:28 pm
August 7, 2011 - 10:27 am

Pam - Your work is beautiful. I love your black and whites! First thing I said when I opened your work was,”wow!”

August 8, 2011 - 1:14 pm

Blair Blanks - I love the earthy-ness of these!

August 9, 2011 - 1:05 am

Lisa Kelly - I love your moody black and whites, they really suit the images and she looks so stunning. Beautiful.

August 9, 2011 - 8:51 pm

Anna-Karin - Beautiful!!
Love the joy in the family image with their daughter. So sweet!