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St. Charles Missouri Photo Shoot

by Kay~Kacey on 4/8/2009

So this past weekend I met up with a bunch of ladies that I met on the Clickinmoms forum. We went to a fabulous photography seminar called Tots to Teens. (yes, it was about photographing toddlers to teenagers.) It was put on by Sandy Puc and it was so amazing. The seminar went from 1pm to 7:30 and she had the audience enthralled for every minute of it. So some of the ladies stayed overnight, and we went on a photo shoot in Old St. Charles the next day.

It was snowing that morning but cleared up a bit by the time we were shooting. Snow in April. I’m so over it.


Freezing cold. But we had a blast. It was the first time I’ve shot with other photographers, and I learned a lot. Like, it’s really hard to get the model to actually look at you with so many cameras going at once. I take my time getting shots, yes, I’m slow. I found I missed some of the shots because right as I took them, the person would look at the next camera…  They all have more experience than I do, so it was great watching them in action.

mitten photography
Did I mention it was cold? Traci is a freak. :rofl: She just had on a sweater and said she was fine. She so totally had to be lying? Right?? She’s a trooper, she was headed down to the Cardinal’s season opener after the photo shoot!

photography in the cold

Really cold. Who knew you could take all these photos with mittens on??


I had the best time getting to know all these great photographers. We talked non stop photography for two days. Doesn’t get much better than that! I’m going to link out to all their photography websites and blogs when I put up my final edited photos of each of them. So make sure to check back. That might take me awhile. I’m slow on my photoshop skill on portraits.


Each of us took a turn at being the model. We threw off our coats, model, then yank our coats and mittens back on. Notice on this one we finally had a reflector out. Yes, we should have been using it all along, but we didn’t figure out we had one along until we were at our last area where we were taking shots. By then, we were just looking for a nice heated inside location.

camera bag

I had some serious camera bag and camera strap envy going on here. I’m so getting a girlie camera bag and strap!

Tomorrow, some fun photos from the shoot, then I’ll post the fully edited portraits after I have time to work with them. Okay?

It is so much fun to hang with people who share your passion!

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Tori Lennox April 8, 2009 at 9:52 am

It looks like a blast, Kacey!!!

Kate April 8, 2009 at 10:20 am

I think I’m getting overly excited here (at work) just looking at their lenses. I mean, I actually had to turn on the office fan.


Kacey April 8, 2009 at 11:36 am

It was a blast! I had some serious lens envy going on too, Kate. But did I mention it was so cold I passed up a beer?? :coffee:

Spread Your Wings April 8, 2009 at 11:59 am

sounds like a great time. i can’t wait to see your images.

Suzanne April 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm

That looks like so much fun! Bet you can’t wait to do it again–when it’s warm!

Flea April 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

The lenses were AWESOME. *sigh* Some day.

Jill April 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

Looks like you really had a great time! The pictures are awesome! I love your perspective…which was more of watching everyone, what they were doing, and taking the whole experience in rather than shooting things for portfolio reasons! (I’m sure you got those shots too…)

Thanks for sharing!!

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