Category: Vacations

Total Solar Eclipse in Leasburg, Missouri 2017 {St. Louis Child Photographer}

August 22, 2017 · Kiddos, Snapshots, Vacations

My family and I, along with some close friends, met in the path of totality, at one of our favorite campgrounds, Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort, in Leasburg, Missouri to witness and experience the amazing transformation of our sky during the 2017 solar eclipse. We were lucky to have 2 minutes and 5 seconds of totality surrounded by the beauty of the Meramec River.

One of the most memorable parts of my experience was the changing of the light, from a typical sunny summer day to a dimming warm light that casted detailed shadows like we had never seen. Hearing and feeling the shared excitement of family, friends, and strangers brought a unique feeling of connection and solidarity. Not only did the sky radiate with the colors of a sunset and the bugs start chirping as we had heard would happen, but our children actually decided to change out of their swimming suits and put on dry clothes because they were “done swimming for the day” as the moon continued on it’s journey past the sun. Only after the eclipse was totally over did they realize that it was still early afternoon and, with a hot summer sun once again blazing above their heads, there was still plenty of time to float down the river a couple more times.

Here are some moments I was able to capture…

Total Solar Eclipse in Leasburg, Missouri 2017 {St. Louis Child Photographer}

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Arkansas Spring Break {Family Vacation Photographer}

March 30, 2017 · Kiddos, Snapshots, Vacations

A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to join her and her daughters (who are also friends with my children) in crystal mining and camping in Arkansas for a few days during Spring Break. If you know me, you know there’s a slim chance I’ll say no to an invitation to go camping. It’s my favorite thing to do!! We camped on Lake Ouachita at Joplin Campground and had a blast mining for crystals. It was such a beautiful few days away from home!

Arkansas Spring Break {Family Vacation Photographer}

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Field Trip to Hidden Valley Ski Resort {St. Louis Lifestyle Photographer}

February 12, 2017 · Snapshots, Vacations

My sweet blog post about my son’s field trip was hacked so I had to delete and re-upload it. It’s too bad there are mean people in the world who don’t act in Love toward other humans.

Here are some photos I love so much!! “S” had a blast skiing for the first time!

Field Trip to Hidden Valley Ski Resort {St. Louis Lifestyle Photographer}

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Memorial Day Camping 2015 {St. Louis Vacation Photographer}

February 12, 2017 · Snapshots, Vacations

I got hacked, so I had to delete my previous blog post with sweet memories of our Memorial Day camping trip with friends two years ago. Boooooo for mean people in the world. Here are the photos I had shared before!

Memorial Day Camping 2015 {St. Louis Vacation Photographer}

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Camp Ben Frankel {St. Louis Vacation Photographer}

October 25, 2016 · Kiddos, Snapshots, Vacations

I was so lucky to visit my daughter’s Jewish sleep away camp for four days last summer with a mission to capture the joy and community at this very special place. Here are some of the moments I preserved! For more information about this sweet, small, wonderful camp, visit http://campbenfrankel.com.

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Everyone works together to clean up the camp in preparation for Shabbat.

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And the boys begin a Shabbat Walk down to the girls’ side of camp for some photo opps with friends.

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Havdalah was so beautiful!

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I spent my last day at the Maccabi Games!

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Thank you to “Chief” for allowing me to experience your amazing camp, and thanks to all of the staff, counselors, CIT’s, and kiddos for making me feel welcome!!!

Lots of love…Neshama

Camp Ben Frankel {St. Louis Vacation Photographer}

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  • Kalanit Chappell · Posted October 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm · Link · Reply

    These pictures are fantastic, and perfectly catch the camp experience at Camp Ben Frankel. My daughter, who has been to Ben Frankel, for four years now, cannot get enough of looking at them! My younger daughter cannot wait until she is old enough. I love the variety of activities, the diversity of the children, and ALL THE SMILES!!!

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