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Undivided attention – St. Louis Family Photographer

I typically do have the nicest clients, and I want to thank all of you for that.  As busy season ramps up, I need to ask you for your continued kindness so we can all go into the holidays truly able to celebrate what’s important. When I’m photographing you, meeting with you for ordering, or delivering your portraits, I’m sure you appreciate that I don’t conduct business with other people on my phone. Please be aware this also means that when you call, you may get my voicemail, if I’m with another client whose turn it is to receive my undivided attention…or if it’s during non-business hours.  I always return calls and emails as soon as I can. If you have a busy schedule too, are difficult to reach, and we end up playing phone tag back and forth, it might be best to email me any questions you have, and I can send you a reply that you can receive at your convenience.  Your continued understanding and kindness will go a long way during the coming weeks. Thank you!

September 30, 2010 - 4:46 pm

Beth - Answer your phone during a shoot? I’m a happy recipient of your undivided attention, so I hope nobody expects you to change that!

The Apple Girl

Here are some more images of the lovely Miss C, the girl in the Apple Crepe recipe from the other day. She was wonderful to work with, and I just love the golden light at sunset.

September 1, 2010 - 12:36 pm

Stacie - How very beautiful! (and I LOOOOOVE Honeycrisps!)

September 1, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Rhonda Stark - love your work! she is a gorgeous girl and that 4th shot of her in the pink dress and flowers is so enchanting!

September 2, 2010 - 6:03 am

Lisa Kelly - She is gorgeous. Lovely image.

September 2, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Kelly - Oh, wow! These are absolutely STUNNING! Love the colors, and the filtered light and, well, just everything about them!

September 3, 2010 - 9:00 am

Sandie - She is stunning – as are these photos – love them all!

September 8, 2010 - 7:35 am

Krysia - What a GORGEOUS girl. She looks like a Ralph Lauren model. Perfection.

September 10, 2010 - 7:17 am

Lina - Absolutely stunning!!! Love it You have amazing talent, truly.

September 10, 2010 - 11:05 am

Corey Sewell - What a beauty – and the images are all gorgeous too!

September 11, 2010 - 8:36 pm

Magan Blasig - Good gosh, I love these! Absolutely awesome! :)

September 21, 2010 - 8:22 am

Lori - Oh Lauri – beautiful and so inspirational. So happy to have stopped by your blog today :)

September 23, 2010 - 3:08 am

Jane Eaton Hamilton - Love love these. Love the outfits and the props, and of course, the gal is sooo beautiful.

Honeycrisps! | Mondays for Moms

It’s honeycrisp season! I can’t wait to get some today. Once I tasted these, they instantly became my favorite apple. I don’t say that lightly either. They’ve absolutely ruined my taste for other apples. Kind of sad, but true. The combination of crunchy, juicy, and sweet all rolled into one apple. I’ve missed them.

I don’t know if they’ve hit the stores yet, and I won’t find out until I do my next grocery trip. But I do know Eckert’s has them, and they just opened their apple-picking season.

Honeycrisps are best enjoyed just biting into, but because they have that great crunch, they work well in cooking too. Since apple season is starting, I’m sharing an apple recipe you can use for honeycrisps or Granny Smiths…maybe it’ll put you in the mood for fall. I got this recipe from a friend, and I’m sure somewhere along the way, it came out of a cookbook. It’s the kind of breakfast that makes you want to get up in the morning:

August 30, 2010 - 2:11 am

Kristie Chadwick - Yummy!

August 31, 2010 - 9:32 am

Jennifer - What a great idea. Lauri! That image is stunning – so perfectly styled!

August 31, 2010 - 3:05 pm

Julie - Gorgeous image!! Perfect for fall! And that recipe sounds yummy! I also love honeycrisps! Those and russets are my fave apples!

September 1, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Rhonda Stark - yummy .. i love honeycrisps .. they are the best of the best! and i will be saving this recipe .. thanks for sharing!

Whatever it Takes | Mondays for Moms

Today I’m updating you about 7-yr old Dylan, and his trip to New Orleans to interview people about the effects of the oil spill on the sea life. But first, don’t miss my announcement the other day about our September minisessions:

This is an awesome opportunity for a great deal on portraits – but this requires quick action on your part!! In the past, my September minisessions were only open to clients who had a session earlier in the year. This year, my first day sold out immediately and I opened up a new one, making it available to new clients as well. There are two packages available, both at extreme discounts! Another minisession day is planned for November (the October one is sold out) but the prices will be higher due to the rush services a November session will entail. So don’t miss out – book today!!

Okay, enough of that. Let’s get to Dylan’s video. This is an update to our story a couple weeks ago about Dylan, a 7 year old St. Louisan, who was so concerned about the animals caught in the BP oil spill, that he took action. WITkids, an organization that helps kids “do whatever it takes to make the world a better place,” provided Dylan with a video camera to use on his trip to New Orleans so he could conduct interviews. They have now posted one of his videos about sea turtles, and it’s frightening to hear how much oil they get out from inside the turtles’ digestive systems….and interesting to hear how they do it! Check out his facebook page One Starts Many,  and his video on the WITkids facebook page, Whatever it Takes! to find out.

September 18 Minisessions

Family Portraits St Louis

August 22, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Jennifer - OH how I wish I lived near you. :)

August 23, 2010 - 6:47 pm

admin - Jennifer, that would be great! I booked some people today who sound like they’re going to be a lot of fun to photograph, so I think this day will be a blast!

August 24, 2010 - 8:55 am

Fran - Hoping you still have openings – I have 2 little ones I’d like photographed.

August 24, 2010 - 9:56 am

Jennie - OMG! I always wanted to hire you for our family photos. I just left you a voicemail.

August 24, 2010 - 12:57 pm

Stephanie - Uh-oh! I forgot to schedule mine before you opened them up to everyone. Save a spot for me please!!

August 24, 2010 - 1:04 pm

admin - Hey everyone – call or email and we’ll get you scheduled. Thanks!

August 24, 2010 - 8:13 pm

allie - Oh my gosh- your images are truly breathtaking, as always, Lauri. the images on your splash page are so moving- all of the captures within this piece are AMAZING– gorgeous work.

August 25, 2010 - 10:13 am

Marissa - Thanks Laurie! I’m looking forward to meeting you.