Eli's Bar Mitzvah {St. Louis Bar Mitzvah Photographer}

January 14, 2019 · Events

Here are a few moments from sweet, funny, lovable, adorable Eli’s Bar Mitzvah rehearsal last month. Mazel tov to his beloved family!!

Eli’s Bar Mitzvah {St. Louis Bar Mitzvah Photographer}

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Graduating Senior Blaire {St. Louis Senior Portrait Photographer}

January 2, 2019 · High School Seniors

On a mostly cloudy, rainy day, I still had a blast dodging raindrops and excitedly finding brief glimmers of the beautiful sunset lighting during Blaire’s high school senior portrait session in the beginning of December. Our crazy short Fall season had quickly taken away all of the leaves a couple of weeks earlier, but I think I was still able to find some great colors and textures. Blaire is such a sweet young woman (with perfect skin)! I love the simple, ┬ápulled-back hairstyle she chose to allow her beautiful face shine! Congratulations on your upcoming graduation in the Spring, Blaire, and good luck in college!

Graduating Senior Blaire {St. Louis Senior Portrait Photographer}

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The December 5th Fund {St. Louis Lifestyle Photographer}

December 12, 2018 · Events, Family Bonds, Snapshots

On Sunday, an incredible organization extended their generosity and kindness to my little brother Jesse, his wife Alecia, and their four children. The December 5th Fund brought approximately 30 volunteers out to my brother’s house to clean up and organize every floor and room, the front porch and back deck, and the garage. Along with local businesses, the organization donated time, furniture, gift cards, plants, bedding, household necessities, and so much more. While they worked to take care of the mess that cancer has brought into Jesse and Alecia’s home, they gave Jesse, Alecia, and their closest friends and family members a very special day to help them forget about the fight that we’ve all been battling together over the last nine months. You can read more about the organization by visiting their website. Here are some images from the first two-thirds of the day…

The day started with a delicious breakfast at Rooster on South Grand. I’m so happy Jesse liked my suggestion to go there since they offer great vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options (there were seven of us picky eaters), as well as lots of meat options to satisfy the rest of the group!

After breakfast, a smaller group had fun bowling for two hours at Pin Up Bowl on Delmar Blvd. in the U. City Loop!

As Jesse, Alecia, and the kids headed to the Blues Game, I went to their house to get some shots of the beautiful job the volunteers had done. What an unbelievable amount of Love they contributed. My heart is swelling.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and businesses who helped make this day special!

The December 5th Fund {St. Louis Lifestyle Photographer}

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  • Jenn Yates · Posted December 16, 2018 at 8:03 pm · Link · Reply

    Wonderful pictures Neshama. Keeping you & your family in my thoughts.

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Holiday Family Portraits in the Garden {St. Louis Family Portrait Photographer}

November 28, 2018 · Family Bonds

I had a nice time getting to know a fairly new-to-St. Louis family a couple of weeks ago in the Botanical Garden. It would have been even nicer if it wasn’t dark, cloudy, and in the forties during their family portrait session! Luckily, I was still able to get some sweet moments captured and the girls didn’t freeze in their dresses!

Holiday Family Portraits in the Garden {St. Louis Family Portrait Photographer}

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Love This Senior Marley! {St. Louis Senior Portrait Photographer}

November 11, 2018 · High School Seniors

Oh gosh, I just love Marley (and her mom and her sister)!! I think it was about seven years ago that I took a few formal portraits of her at a friend’s Bat Mitzvah, then again at another friend’s Bar Mitzvah a couple of years later, and a third time last year during her sister’s high school senior portrait session. So, by the time it was Marley’s turn for senior pictures, I was ecstatic! I had so much fun creating these beautiful images of such an amazing girl! Here are some of my favs…

Love This Senior Marley! {St. Louis Senior Portrait Photographer}

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My Daughter's 1st Homecoming! {St. Louis Portrait Photographer}

November 4, 2018 · Kiddos, Snapshots

I can’t believe our first baby is now a freshman in high school!! She attended her first homecoming last night. Here are some portraits we took at the park before meeting up with her friends for pre-homecoming dinner!

My Daughter’s 1st Homecoming! {St. Louis Portrait Photographer}

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Family Portraits in the Prairie! {St. Louis Family Photographer}

October 24, 2018 · Family Bonds, Kiddos

After photographing both of these kiddos a few times when they were babies, seven years went by before I got to see them again, so I was incredibly excited when Mom booked a family portrait session this Fall!! Of course, I always have a great time during sessions, but it’s especially fun when the children are happy, easy-going, and adorable like these two! Thanks to a couple of suggestions from Mom, I fell in love with a location at which I had never been, so that added some new inspiration to the shoot. I went a little wild while picking out my favorite images, so there are more than I normally have time to share, but here they are…

Family Portraits in the Prairie! {St. Louis Family Photographer}

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2019 High School Senior Marni {St. Louis High School Senior Portrait Photographer}

October 7, 2018 · High School Seniors

I’m so happy to share these high school senior portraits of Marni! She is athletic, kind, and absolutely gorgeous! I had a great time exploring parts of Forest Park that I haven’t used in awhile during her senior portrait session a few weeks ago. Here are some highlights from her photo shoot…

2019 High School Senior Marni {St. Louis High School Senior Portrait Photographer}

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Sunset Shoot with Hannah! {St. Louis High School Senior Photographer}

September 24, 2018 · High School Seniors

I had a blast with Hannah during her first senior portrait session last month, but she wanted one more outfit, so we did a short session a couple of weeks ago. I don’t have time to share all of my favorite images, but at least wanted to post one, so here it is!

Sunset Shoot with Hannah! {St. Louis High School Senior Photographer}

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Mazel Tov Rylie! {St. Louis Bat Mitzvah Photographer}

September 23, 2018 · Events

Mazel tov to Rylie and her family! I photographed her older siblings’ B’nai Mitzvah a few years ago, so it was especially nice to see everyone again and to be able to capture these sweet moments for them during Rylie’s Bat Mitzvah rehearsal over Labor Day Weekend. Our synagogue is under major renovation, so I lost a lot of my favorite places to photograph, and I was also challenged to avoid all the construction in the background (which was EVERYWHERE)! Here are a few of my favorite images…

Mazel Tov Rylie! {St. Louis Bat Mitzvah Photographer}

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