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It’s hard to believe my nephew is a one year old baby boy now! It seems like just yesterday we were doing his 10 day old photo session! I thought it would be fun to put a few 10 day old photos side by side with his one year old photos! He’s so grown up! He can crawl. He can drive. Well, he can sit in his Mercedes motorized toy car anyway. He can drive a motorcycle…  He looks adorable in his new green wagon. (His mom was very closely near by for safety.) He loves being read to. The book shown below is one of those touchy feely type of books. It’s called “That’s Not My Dinosaur.” He seems to really like it! I need to thank Shelley with Usborne Books for helping me pick this out for him! If you need any books for young ones, definitely contact her! I even got to sneak in on him after his nap. He has such cute bed head hair! I miss him already!

I’m so proud of my sister! What a wonder mommy she is!

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A Chaumette Winery Wedding by Natasha McGuire. Chaumette Vineyards and Winery was the perfect backdrop for Kristin and Aaron’s wedding day. The bride and her maids got ready in one cottage and the groom and his groomsmen were in another cottage. Everything was near by, which makes for a low stress wedding day! They had the cutest flower girl and ring bearer! After one group photo the ring bearer even helped the flower girl with her dress. The grass was a little wet and slippery that day, so he wanted to help her off the lawn! At Chaumette you may have an indoor or an outdoor wedding ceremony, they have multiple location options for both. It was very rainy leading up to Kristin and Aaron’s wedding day so they moved the ceremony indoors. We were lucky enough to take all of the bridal party and bride and groom portraits outdoors though, as you can see the light was gorgeous! I had a great time second shooting for Todd Studios.

Aaron getting ready for his big day… He is a pro at tying a tie! Tutorial photos below!

Sharp dress men. And that adorable ring bearer again! He’s always prepared for a little baseball time!

He had lots of help getting ready… Whoops, I think that’s the ring bearer’s jacket! Oh and who needs scissors when dad has a KNIFE!?! (I’d make that face too Aaron!) Eeeekk.

And three become one. They involved their son in the ceremony as well. Lots of happy tears in the room!

Lots of beautiful ruffles on her wedding dress!

The bride and groom are big hockey fans! Go blues! (Oh and whoever that other team is!) Hee hee.

Dessert tables are so pretty and yummy! The band was great too! They were so good they extend the reception time to allow for more dancing!

The heart shaped Chinese lanterns were a big hit and very romantic!

Congrats again you two! What a perfect day! If you plan to have your wedding at Chaumette Winery, please let me know! I can’t wait to go back!:)Email me at: natasha@natashamcguire.com  Or call me at: 314-680-8274 for more information about my wedding photography services.

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Birth story photography is the most awesome thing ever! This is the story of how my nephew, William came into the world.

I received a text message from my sister on the evening before she went into labor, which read: “Need you to be on call. Having contractions!” Two hours later I received: “Pain is intense please come.” My car was already packed. I headed to St. Louis Hills to pick her up and take her to Missouri Baptist. We were sure this was going to be a false alarm, but thought she should just get checked out. My brother-in-law and my parents were both out of town. It wasn’t time for William to be born yet! However, he was tired of waiting!

Once we got the news from the nurse that she was in “active labor“, my cousin Erica and I high fived and cheered! My sister wasn’t quite as excited. She had planned on her husband and her parents being in the delivery room and they were hundreds of miles away! But, as you can see below, everything turned out perfectly! To be able to capture the first moment my sister laid eyes on her baby boy was amazing. I’m so grateful for an experience I will never forget! Based on all the tears of joy from the rest of the family, they were pretty excited too!

Thank you Melissa and Greg for allowing me to be a part of this amazing day! The day William Kevin Russell was brought into this world!

Interested in birth photography for your new addition? Contact Natasha at: natasha@natashamcguire.com or 314-680-8274. Centrally located in St. Louis, MO.

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Photo shoot tips: 1. Choose your outfits at least a week a head of time. Select solid fabric colors and avoid bold patterns or prints. 2. Try on your outfits prior to the session. 3. Get a full night’s sleep the night before. 4. Eat a good meal and drink lots of water leading up the shoot.

Well, I’m pretty sure Aaron did not do a single one of those things! But that is okay! He rocked out his high school senior session! Literally. We had Imagine Dragons playing and Aaron sung and danced along! We met up at Quail Ridge Park in St. Charles County. Aaron is an avid runner and goes to this park quite often. During our session he jumped off a bridge, ran through the woods, performed his track and field exercises, and mimicked one of his childhood photos of him playing air guitar shirtless. (I left that one off the blog, for his mother’s sake! ) We also got some nice suit and tie photos for the grandparents.

Aaron was a blast to work with! If you’d like to schedule your high school photo session with Natasha McGuire Photography, please call me at: 314-680-8274 or email: natasha@natashamcguire.com

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I recently had the pleasure of touring a special events rental location called the Bluffs on Broadway! Definitely one-of-a-kind! The property sits sevens stories above the Mississippi River on a limestone bluff! It originally featured the largest riverboat gothic mansion on mansion row, built in 1849. A fire in 1979 destroyed the then vacant home beyond repair. Fast-forward to the year 2000 when Mark Widmann purchased the land and designed this special events location, which also serves as his home.

The home has a state of the art audiovisual system which allows for music to be heard throughout the home, on the bluffs edge and as guests approach the house. The lower level has a 12′ bar and plenty of dance floor space! For those that enjoy a beautiful view the property has more than 4,000 square feet of decks and patios. For those that enjoy contemporary art work the property has lots to view and appreciate.

And most importantly when you book an event at the Bluffs on Broadway you will not be competing with noise, traffic or wandering guests from other events across the hall or from the next floor. Your special event will receive the absolute privacy and personal attention it deserves.


Contact Joe Wand, the director of sales, for more information on renting the Bluffs on Broadway for your special event. Joe@thebluffsonbroadway.com or call 314-231-4808. Please contact Natasha McGuire for more information on special event photography. Natasha@natashamcguire.com or call 314-680-8274.

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