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Plappert | Family

PLAPPERT

FAMILY

Here in central Illinois we have a saying, "don't like the weather? Wait around a few minutes, it'll change!"  Change it did on this little family shoot.  We started out with a light breeze and light cloud cover to when we wrapped we were 3 minutes from heavy rain busting loose.  BUT! We had a nice 45 minute window and captured some memories with this little family.  As a father myself I understand how FAST those little years go and I'm sure its no different with this family.  Check out a sample from their session.  

Is a photo a throw away because the technical aspects are wrong, or is it a keeper because it provokes an emotion?

Is a photo a throw away because the technical aspects are wrong, or is it a keeper because it provokes an emotion?

There are images I take that are "testers", shoot a pic to test my exposure , focal range, depth of field etc.  And sometimes you get a true gem like this one :)

There are images I take that are "testers", shoot a pic to test my exposure , focal range, depth of field etc.  And sometimes you get a true gem like this one :)

Classic!

Classic!

Kayla + Dan | Engaged

Kayla + Dan

ENGAGED

Tonight we had the joy of capturing an engagement session.  We have been out of the wedding side for a few years.  We stepped away due to our family growing and a wedding was a lot of work with 3 kids under 5.  So now they are a little older and it's time we dip our toes back into weddings.  Kayla and Dan made the drive up from one of my favorite cities,  the home of the Cardinals, St Louis.  These two were an absolute breeze to work with and from the sound of the upcoming wedding it will be a great event to cover.  This shoot had me dripping sweat,  fighting May Flies,  and I stepped into some very soft sand on the river front and soaked my shoes and ankles......but HEY, anything for the shoot right?!

Sometimes a picture doesn't need to be perfect to work.  I just like this.

Sometimes a picture doesn't need to be perfect to work.  I just like this.

Aaaaand here I soaked my shoes.  Totally worth it!

Aaaaand here I soaked my shoes.  Totally worth it!

Rushing | Siblings

Rushing

SIBLINGS

These three are not your everyday clients.  These three are my own personal models.  Any time we need to work on something or try something they know its time for photos.  They drive us crazy sometimes but we wouldn't trade them for anything (cliche I know).  It was time for some updated photos so we "persuaded" them with promises of ice cream if they were good.  These are probably the best photographs we have of our kids to date.