Contest winners

Emily & Mike were our contest winners for the free session in downtown St.Charles. The day was freezing.  The area was crowded.  And the couple… so so cute.  We were so happy to spend the afternoon with this special couple and enjoy all Christmas time has to offer! Enjoy their card that was part of […]

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TBran - L O V E

Dawn Devall - Karin!!! these are so stinkin perfect!!! One question though, were you on ice skates too??? If so, I’m really impressed!

admin - No Dawn, sorry. I was on solid ground. It’s effort enough for me to stay standing on solid ground. Ice skates with a camera??? Forget it.

Rainy - I’m jealous….damn basketball!

Susan Kuchenreuther - I never thought watching two people kiss over and over again could be so much fun. Oh, to be young and in love again! The photo session was so much fun, and your pictures of Mike and Emily are the greatest. Mike’s mom, Sue

Lacey & Phillip {Wedding Day}

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love the midwest.  And more specifically – I love the “middle of nowheres” that the midwest holds.  The cities are great and hold location after location for great photos, but it’s the “middle of nowheres” that lead to some of the greatest images with […]

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Lacey - The pictures look awesome. You and Roger did an amazing job. Thank you so much for being a part of our day. Can’t wait to see more! 🙂

Marla - What amazing photos! You did an awesome job capturing the day and the memories!

Brandy - These pictures are amazing!!! I can’t wait to see the rest!!!

Jade - BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Amanda Zika - I am in LOVE with the photo of them through the cross. Ah-MaZiNg!!!!! These photos rock and what a gorgeous couple. I am sure they are going to have a touch time choosing favorites.

I too loved the dairy theme. I am sure they are going to be so thankful you captured all of these memories behind your lens. Great job as always Karin and Roger!

Lisa - Love #10 (way cool)- 13 & 18…beautiful wedding!

Lisa - Love #10 and 13 & 18…beautiful wedding!

Dawn Devall - O.M.G. I continue to be amazed! These are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE them! They need to order one of each…….in wall portraits!!

Patricia Brandmeyer - Philip & Lacey you make a beautiful couple, so much in love and it shows. Great Wedding I had a good tim. Grandpa would have been so proud and happy for you, of course he would have had some —- to give you but he loved you very much and I’m sure he is watching you everyday. He enjoyed working for you on the farm, that really made his day !! you made him feel needed in a way that was therapeutic.!! Yeah I missed him that day in particular but he’s celebrating with the Angel this Christmas and I know he’s watching all of us. Love always Grandma B

Patricia Brandmeyer - Nice Wedding to be remembered always

And the winner is…

Nothing like making it suspenseful!  I apologize for the tardiness of the results. The Secret Santa had a very difficult time choosing.  Amanda, Michelle, Linda, Emily, Danielle, Laine, Jennifer, Tamika, Michele, Renee, Dawn, Emily, Megan, Emma, Michelle, Katherine, Amanda, Sara, Emily W. Brea, Gary, and Rainy – your answers were so warm and cozy and […]

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Emma Soland - Well Dang!!! I was soooo hopeing we would win! Congrats to the 2 that did! Merry Xmas to everyone!

Rainy - Oh my gosh!!! Hannah and I, being super competitive, really wanted to win! Yeaa! Photo shoot with Karin and Rog, what a great Christmas presents. Super excited!

Emily W. - OMG -this just made my day and it’s only 7:30 AM!!!!! We are very excited!!!! Cant’ wait until Saturday!!!

Dawn Devall - I think it was rigged! I am totally kidding! Congrats Rainy and Emmy:)

megan - haha Dawn- I just txt rainy the same thing-congrats girls

Nikki Emig - Congrats Emily and Mike. I am so happy for you guys:) Have a blast on Saturday!! Karin will do an amazing job and she makes you feel right at home:)

Vanessa & Brad {Wedding Day}

NOTE – the free session contest is still going on – please scroll down for more info and enjoy Vanessa & Brad’s photos along the way. Will attend ceremony; we don’t like cake – only bubbles. Will attend both!  We love cake and bubbles! Will attend reception; we don’t like bubbles – cake tastes better. […]

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Amanda Zika - Oh wow! This couple has some style! Every part of this wedding is fabulous and unique. And of course the Karin, Roger and Dawn captured every little detail. Karin, I love that photo better than your O.N. slippers too! P.S. don’t let the slippers know 😉

Dawn Devall - It should be illegal to be that beautiful! And the best part about it that makes her even more beautiful is that she doesn’t know it! Awesome wedding!! Everything about the day was perfect! Karin and Roger, i need to carry extra pants for now on, I think I almost needed them after you choking on the creme horn….
These pictures are PERFECT again of COURSE!!!!!!

T Bran - What a beautiful day for them – and beautiful photos for them to enJOY for the rest of their life together. They should be extremely thrilled with them.

clary - I hardly know what to do with myself and those colors!! Love the gray and orange plus the details shots…they are perfection:)

Free Session Contest

I love the holidays.  It just is a great time to snuggle in and enjoy all the season has to offer.  Historic St.Charles MO is always a favorite spot of mine, but on the weekends before Christmas it really brings out the holiday spirit.  The smell of Kettle corn, the sounds of carolers, carriage rides, […]

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Amanda - Holiday spirits in the young and elderly. Giving of time and love. Cuddling with hot cocoa, fires, and loved ones. Overall bringing families closer together.

Michelle - Christmas reminds us that we are thankful for our families even if they have Jerry Springer tendencies. Spending time with who we love the most!

Linda - Showing others what the holidays are all about: Spreading joy, donating to great causes to help others and families in need, laughing, remember good times!

Emily - Christmas reminds me of how much we take people and things for granted. My father passed away in 1999, and Christmas is the time of year I think about him the most. I get extremely depressed during Christmas at times, but it helps me appreciate the people I still have around me even more. Especially my wonderful husband! Love and miss you dad!

Danielle Mazander - Cheesy stocking stuffers (mini-kleenex packs, chocolate coins)
Gaudy tinsel on trees
Christmas ornaments I made in 1st grade
Aunt Bethany on Christmas Vacation
Chocolate-Crinkle cookies

Laine - Sitting on the couch infront of a fire with the tree lights on and my kids snuggling under the blankets watching old chritmas movies

Jennifer Hilling - The holiday season is about giving, loving and spirituality. It’s about spending the time of your life with the people you love. Sharing memories and laughter and maybe a glass a
wine or two.

Tamika - Enjoying Christmas through my son’s eyes…his anticipation for Santa, his love for decorations, & the joy it brings him knowing he is celebrating Jesus Christ…

Michele S. - The pure bliss of enveloping my children in a legacy of tradition and spirit of selfless giving that will guide them on their life’s journey.

Renee - Holidays to me are watching my 2 year old enjoy making all of those annoying Christmas decorations play music (all at once I must add!)

Dawn Devall - That my kids truly know in their hearts why we celebrate it. That’s the best gift ever given and ever received. Hands down!

Emily Ann Bleier - Hope you, Roger & Curt have a Merry Christmas!!

Megan - This year at Christmas everyone needs to be reminded what the holidays are really about….it has been a tough year for many with the economy, so just embrace the love and holiday spirit that surrounds us.

Emma Soland - Christmas!!! The guilt free shopping, lights and decorations, the feeling it evokes leading up to the main day,creating a imaginary world for my son, one word PERFECT!

Michelle - Christmastime: giving gifts.. over-eating.. over-drinking:).. preparing for a new year.. celebrating life.. being with those I love, especially my soon-to-be husband♥.. Snow!

KLott - National Lampoons Christmas vacation, ugly holiday sweaters, miniature gift bows made into earrings, getting to start our own traditons as a new(ish) family, egg nog!

Sara Beer - Stringing popcorn with my mom all night and the feeling of accomplishment six-year-old me got from finally putting it on the tree. Gaudy Christmas ornaments that I made in grade school that my mom was so proud to display. Cuddling with my husband in our new apartment, looking at our first Christmas tree together. Watching my nieces/nephew open their gifts – wrapping paper and bows flying – and that “This is JUST what I wanted!” expression on their face. Driving around with family all night just to look at Christmas lights. And a full 24 hours of A Christmas Story. I could go on…but these are a few of my favorite things about Christmas 🙂

Sara Beer - Oops – I totally didn’t read the 25 words or less thing!!! 🙂 sorry!

Amanda Zika - Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock, Christmas is here and it really rocks! Jesus’ birthday and presents galore! Stockings hung and the fire aroar.

Emily W. - The holiday season is –snuggling by the fire, decorating, kisses under the mistletoe, Christmas morning surprises, cheery music, glowing lights, snow, laughter, gathering together – tradition.

Brea - In the husle/busle stopping to reflect:
Past-Cheerished life-long memories
Present-Loved ones here to share them with
Future-New Hopes, New Dreams…New Year

Gary - The best part of Christmas as you might think, is being with family….but needing a drink. But seriously, the best part is receiving gifts. 🙂

Brea - In the husle/busle taking time to reflect: Past-cheerished life-long memories…Present-Loved ones I have to share them with…Future-New Hopes,Dreams…New Year

Rainy - Dr. Suess say’s it best in the Grinch…”What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

Love, Give, Eat, Drink and Be Merry!!!

Amanda Zika - So did I win 😉 ????? The suspense is killing me!

Emma Soland - I agree! I’ve been on here all evening waiting!!!haha

Brea - Who won!! Who won!! The suspense has me on pins and needles!! I have been checking my email and the web site all day!!

Karin - Thanks to all that entered! Your answers were all FABULOUS! Please go to the home page of the blog to see the results!