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    I am a natural light photographer born and raised in Saint Louis. I am a wife, mother, friend, and volunteer. I love the color red and I absolutely, hands down, truly believe that sprinkles can make everyone's day better. I can't wait to hear from you, this is going to be fun!

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James is 6 Months old!

This blog post has taken me a while to write, because we had so many great images from James’ six month session! I could not narrow them down. His mom had a room with the most beautiful light, I joked that I would bring all of my clients to her gorgeous room! This is why I like going to the clients house to work with babies! They are always more comfortable, and I love the natural light and feel a home brings. Without further ado… here is James!

Mary Catherine - April 12, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Great choices, Cori!

Dia - April 13, 2014 - 12:37 pm

I absolutely LOVE that last picture! Great shot!

Meet Olivia!

Get a load of this little beauty! You can tell how much big brother Cash loves his little sister! They were so sweet together. This family was such fun to work with, and it was incredibly hard to narrow down their pictures to post on the blog. During our Premiere Session little Olivia slept soundly in her little bassinet, and I got to meet their dog Henry. These are the things that I cherish about my clients. Getting to know their family, and getting to document interactions between them. Without further ado… meet Olivia!


It’s that time of year!

I am so excited to be heading into spring! I love the flowers, the smells, and especially the warmer weather! You know it has been a long winter when the kids are complaining about snow! I also love the fact that it is engagement season! All the love birds are coming out in full swing ready to announce their engagements with pictures! After clients book with me, they usually ask the same question. “What should we wear?!” I am a firm believer that you should wear what feels comfortable, and makes you feel like a rock star. Because that is what makes a picture more than just a picture. It will become a memory that you will cherish forever! Here are a few suggestions for colors!

In ancient times, the creation of purple dye was an incredibly lengthy, expensive process. Purple garments became a symbol of wealth and nobility, even royalty; and were sought after world-round. Although violet is now far easier to come by, the color is still associated with its royal roots. A violet-themed engagement outfit exudes playful sophistication and looks great on camera! Small accents of purple, such as scarves and accessories, can also liven up an otherwise muted palette!

Indigo – or deep blue – is a rich, exceedingly popular color which looks beautiful in almost any setting. Outfits with blue elements create a sense of calm and quiet – perfect for a more introverted couple or natural backdrops. Blue can be dressed up or down to fit your tastes, and can be used either as a main color or accenting in
your outfits.

Nothing says fresh and new quite like the color green! Green comes in a wide array of shades, ranging from a yellowish, pea-like hue all the way to turquoise! Green looks beautiful combined with earth tones, and therefore makes a wonderful choice for outdoor shoots and backdrops of wood and stone. Even small accents of green, such as jewelry, scarves, or shoes, look wonderful with whites and tans.

Ah, yellow! The color of happiness, of light and sunshine. Yellow is a wonderful color to wear in outdoor, buttery natural-light shoots, and looks amazing on camera! Although yellow can be difficult for some to wear because of its tendency to wash out skin tones, patterns with yellow or a single yellow garment in an otherwise neutral palette adds wonders to your images. Adding yellow florals, jewelry, or accents also helps to make your photos go “POP!”. We love yellow!

Orange is a tangy, optimistic color that demands attention! Strong, joyful, and happy, adding orange to your engagement session is always a hit on camera. Couples with a more extroverted nature might enjoy orange-themed outfits. Orange also looks wonderful in urban settings, such as against concrete, brick, and stone.

Red is one of, if not the, strongest of colors in the rainbow. A symbol of power, passion, and love, red is a bold and striking color for your engagement session. Since red is truly a brilliant, attention-grabbing color, we recommend peppering your outfit with red accents instead of making red the main color for all garments. Pairing red with denim or darker neutral tones makes for striking engagement images that create lasting impressions on your wall.

Most of these suggestions could also be used for family, sibling, teen or best friend sessions also. The opportunities are endless! What is your favorite color combination?