It's no secret that I like to photograph large families. In fact I tend to know when my clients show up at a park that I have never met. They drive "the Catholic van" ...Read More
This past Christmas (well technically, it is still Christmas until tomorrow ... but you get what I mean) I was on Main Street ALOT for my kiddos to perform in the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps. I thought since I am down there, I might as well do mini sessions! Main Street is always perfectly decorated during Christmas. There is such a cheer that surrounds that place. Not like a mall where everyone is grumpy and mission oriented. It seems like the people on Main Street really soak up the season.Read More
I just love it when a family really grasps who they are as a family and runs with that for a session. And when you have all boys, what do they usually love? Superheros. Jumping of things. Getting dirty. Looking cool.Read More
By now, some of you have received the 2017 client gifts, but I wanted to send out a public thank you. Thank you to all of you that supported us in 2017. We are glad to have gotten to know you over this past year and can't wait to see what 2018 will bring you. Please enjoy the peach scented bath bomb, the champagne flavored gummy bears and the 2018 calendar!! It wouldn't be a Cori Nations Photography gift without something special. If you find a fox eraser in your bath bomb, you win a 2018 session!
You are all in our prayers! May 2018 be your most blessed year yet!
In love and thanksgiving,
The Nations Family!
It's Cyber Monday, and I thought I would launch a fun idea. I love Christmas decorations, and music. I pretty much just love all things Christmas. Enough to celebrate it early. ;) So we are launching limited mini sessions at St. Louis' capital for Christmas, MAIN STREET in St. Charles! Dates are 12/2, 12/3, 12/10 and 12/23. Times vary. Please click below to see!
These are 30 minute sessions for $60. They are $5 off today, 11/27 only!
It has been said that “when two people are in love, they can conquer the world.” Said by someone I once met, but I don’t remember who said it. But, take it from me. It was said. I see this in my work every time I get a couple in front of my lens.Read More
The Forest Park Stroll Mini Session - October 7th
We will meet at a location (listed below) in Forest Park,and stroll to a nearby location perfect for your family. This way each families session is different from the next!
Pictured Above, this wonderful area in front of the Muny box office is always beautiful this time of year!
5 sessions available here:
7:30am, 8:15am, 9:00am,
9:45am and 10:30am.
Other images in the area:
this diverse area (pictured below) by the skating rink is full of surprises!
5 sessions available here:
2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm̶and 6:00pm.
Edited: 5:00 and 6:00pm no longer availble
Other images in the area:
These sessions will last 30 minutes, and cost $150. Invoices must be paid within 24 hours for time to be secured. First come first served basis.
Please Contact Us to schedule.
We had a great time at Aurora Lord's and I's Maskcara Launch Party. It was a day filled with beauty and fun. and an amazing venue. The Stone House of St. Charles is one of the most beautiful venue's in St. Louis, if not THE most beautiful! Seriously you need to check it out.
These beautiful ladies signed up for social media headshots wearing the Maskcara Beauty makeup, and they just had the best of times. I had a great time photographing them as well. I think I got my steps in that day going all around The Stone House of St. Charles, because we went into every room! Even the bathroom!
One of the reasons why I started selling Maskcara Beauty is because of how pretty the makeup is! It is just so fun to have something so glamorous! For not the glamorous price tag!
So excited, that I made a video for you to hear how excited I am! ::
I've been hitting the ground running for the last few years (okay, decades) and I've really just not paid much attention to myself. I work. A lot. And I love every minute of my life. But, sometimes I feel like I need to just 'do me' and have a break. Let my hair down and relax. Or get all gussied up and have a night out on the town (or just dinner) with my husband.
But that part always gets me. "Get all gussied up." I don't do "gussied up" because I don't know how. Or should I say I didn't know how! Because I do now. All you beautiful women who grace the front of my camera, I admire. So I am learning to do this 'girl' thing in pampering myself. I am learning to apply makeup in a natural and beautiful way. You see, I've always wanted to. But never knew how to. Nor, did I want to pay GAZILLIONS for the makeup that really is well made. That is when my dear friend (and amazing makeup artist from St. Louis' leading makeup Duo Makeup Artistry by A & C.) came to me with this beautiful makeup line: (more about our launch after the break)
It's beautiful is it not?! We are having a Launch Party on August 13th, 2017. Come and see Aurora show you easy techniques for beautiful makeup application in 10 minutes flat, and have the opportunity to get your social media portraits taken by Cori! The launch party (along with yummy drinks, snacks and of course chocolates) will start at 3:00. Social media portraits will take place before the Launch Party!
Social Media Portraits:
You will have your makeup done by Aurora, and then have a 10-20 minute session with Cori to get beautiful images for profile pictures or resume's. These are $50 a session, and INCLUDED in the price is $25 worth of product of your choosing, and 5+ images! Sign up with a friend and get your pictures taken together! After your session, you will have the opportunity to purchase the makeup Aurora uses on you so you can recreate your look at home.
To sign up for your social media portraits go here: http://www.slottr.com/roryandcori
A PayPal invoice will be sent for a $25 deposit. Remainder due during the session. Invoice must be paid within 24 hours to reserve your spot. This is an Adult Only event.
You may ask WHERE IS THIS PARTY?! It is at one of the most beautiful new venue's in the St. Louis area. If you'd like to learn more, and RSVP to the event, join my closed Facebook group, Picture Perfect.
Want to see more of the products, check out my site here!
Click shop in the menu.
I can't wait to offer this to mom's who want to get "all gussied up" for their images! What do you think?
Love you all bunches,
Change is in the Air!
We promised that last year we would lower our pricing, and we did drastically! But with our new little one, the cost of childcare going up, and soon to be high schoolers in the house, we have made the very difficult decision to raise them slightly.
BUT, before this becomes a permanent change we are offering our clients the ability to pre-order their sessions (no limit!) at the previous $250 per family session, $250 newborn session, or $1,000 first year sessions. You will receive a physical gift certificate good for each session you pre-order. Think Christmas sessions! Spring sessions! Birthdays!
This offer will only be good until June 1st, 2017.
We love our clients and hope that this makes the transition easier for all of our clients. Please know, that it wasn't without great stress that this was decided.
Here is a preview of our new 2017 pricing, we can't wait for you to see what we changes we have in store for the remainder of the year and into 2018! Click the image below:
We now offer photography mentoring. If you are interested in learning photography on a one-on-one level? We work with all levels of students to reach their goals in photography. Whether your goal is to become great at photography for a hobby or to become a professional, we can help! Click HERE to contact us!
The photography summer camps are filling up, click HERE, to learn more.
I was excited to work with the amazing Valenza Team to photograph one of their latest listings. This home is suuuper cute. I fell in love when I stepped onto this lovely front porch!
This bedroom paint color!! This will be in my home someplace. I had to ask what color it was. Veiled Violet by Sherwin Williams!
You can see more of this home at their open house this weekend, and by going to this LINK!
Do you have a daughter that is just begging to learn photography? Do you have a daughter that just loves to see the details in things around us? This was me when I was in middle school. I ALWAYS wanted to learn photography. But, there was no one around to teach me. That is why I CAN NOT WAIT for these summer camps!
These classes are presented as a week long camp lasting 90 minutes each day. This camp will be filled with loads of information as listed below. The information presented in class will be supported with games to help the girls remember the information. At the end of the classes we will also have a time where the girls can share a favorite image they have taken. Please join us on the last day for a showing of the best images taken during the week.
The classes will discuss the following:
I. History of Photography/The Photographerʼs Toolkit
II. Exposure: ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture
III. Camera Settings (White Balance & Basic Settings)
V. Lighting, Posing, Careers in Photography
All classes will be held in my home (Holly Hills, 63116) with an occasional trip to the park close by. This year we have a few options for camp:
- 9:30am-11:00am - June 5th-9th.
- 3:00pm-4:30pm - June 5th-9th.
The cost is only $50 for all 5 classes! Any camera can be used for this class. Each camp is limited to 7 girls, ages 10 and up. Classes may be repeated for greater understanding.
More questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ready to register your daughter? Click below!
It's Spring! Time to get out and learn the camera you got for a present! (Or maybe will get for Mother's Day?!) Just in time for spring graduations, summer vacations and fall sports!
Now accepting registrations for the class on April 8th, at 9:00am and the class in Perryville on April 15th. This is a 2 hour class with a 45 minute shoot out to get hands on instruction!
This 2 hour 45 minute class will include the following topics:
- The Gear - Camera, Flash, and Lenses
- Settings - Raw vs. Jpeg, and White Balance
- Understanding Exposure - ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture
- Lighting - Inside and Outside
- Composition and White Balance
Included is also an invitation to a private Facebook Group where you can post pictures you have taken, ask me (or others) for advice or critique's, and talk with other members of the group about photography.
Register here for St. Louis (April 8th). This class will be held on April 8th, in my home in Holly Hills (63116), from 9:00am-11:45am. Light refreshments will be served.
Register here for Perryville (April 15th). This class will be held at Ladder's and Lace, (278 Acorn Ln, Perryville MO. 63775) from 10:00am-12:45pm. Light refreshments will be served.
There are many things a business owner forgets. Many things a mom forgets. Many things I forget. I have loads and loads of ways to try and make sure I don't forget. I have a to-do list a mile long...Read More