Saint Louis Wedding Photographer | Natasha McGuire Photography » Weddings, engagements and portrait photographer in Saint Louis.

How do I get the best bride and groom photos on my wedding day? The short answer: Allow time for pictures of just the bride and groom to be taken while no one is around. These photos are often called “The Romantics”.

Schedule 15-20 mins out of the day when there are no family or bridal party members around. How do we accomplish this? Have the bridal party hangout in the limo or bus while you are having your private session. Or have the bridal party go to their own short cocktail hour at another destination or just not within view of your romantic private session.

Benefits of having your own private photo session include: Feeling more relaxed because you don’t have people waiting on you or starting at you.

Taking a few minutes to look at each other and soak in your day. Taking this time will add to the memories you have of your wedding day. Go for a short walk and talk to each other. Your photographer can photograph you from a distance for a couple of minutes and allow you some private time to talk.

When should this time be scheduled? This can be done immediately following a first look, right after your ceremony or even during your cocktail hour or reception. It’s only a few short minutes, the time will go by so fast! It’s a special thing you can do for the two of you. Something you will always treasure. You could even bring wine or your beverage of choice!

The time for photos of just you and your groom can easily be scheduled into the day. Contact me at: and I will create your very own custom timeline!


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Are you currently looking for a unique place to get married in St Louis MO? Are you craving an outdoor wedding, but the weather has you skeptical? How about a venue that has an outdoor wedding ceremony location and an indoor reception location in St. Louis, MO near Historic Soulard?! Look no further than The Mad Art Gallery. Not only that but, the venue has one-of-a-kind art displayed on the walls and was a former 1930’s police station! Their original jail cell makes an awesome photo booth! I say it’s a win, win! I had a great time photographing Mike & Shelly’s wedding here, when I second shot for Lynn Terry Photography! If you’d like a unique wedding venue, I highly suggest you check out this location! We had some fun with a 1950’s Bel Air vintage car in the surrounding Soulard area! Lots of details in this blue and red wedding! The groomsmen wore hipster checkered gingham shirts with red ties. The girls wore tea length blue or red dresses with cheetah print shoes! I love the style of this offbeat wedding!

I’d love to photograph another wedding at The Mad Art Gallery! Contact me for more information!

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  • April 18, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    Vivian Brooks - Your pictures make me wish we could do our wedding pictures all over again!! What creative and touching pictures!! I’d love to have wedding pictures taken there!!!

My beautiful mother, Sheila, is a Scentsy Consultant based in St. Louis, MO. She is a grandmother to William, a mother to myself, Melissa, Tiffany, and Kevin. A wife to Kevin. A mom to Maddie & Joey her Shih Tzu puppies. A mom to Lil Joe the cat. She is very giving of her time to her friends and family, which I believe is one of the most valuable things you can give. She is one of the nicest ladies I know. And…she loves Scentsy Wickless Candles!

My mom and I love to talk about our small businesses and how we can help them grow. I asked her to let me photograph her and blog about her. I want others to know her and not keep her all to myself!

I also believe every woman should have beautiful photos of herself, especially mothers. Mothers are very good at having photos of their children taken. However, once their children get older they desire photos of their mothers! My mom has a new sparkle in her eye, ever since my nephew was born. This is a wonderful time in her life and I wanted to capture it. Forever.

So, I styled her hair and told her to make her eyes smoky. My mom is also a talented make-up artist! We moved near some good window light. She was shy. She felt funny being photographed. But from behind the camera I said “Mom, I love you!” She said “I love you, too sweetie.” And you can see the love in her eyes.

And because she’s such a great mom she’s decided to give away one Scentsy Warmer and Wax Bar! **Giveaway Time!! ** The Shale Warmer and the Huckleberry Sage Wax Bar are up for grabs! How do you win? First: be sure you a fan of my photography page: Second: Share this story on Facebook or Twitter, comment on this blog post, or pin the photos to Pinterest!

That’s 4 ways to win! Enter up to 4 times a day for the next 9 days. We’ll select a winner on April 1st, 2013. No this is not a joke! You will win a FREE Scentsy Warmer and Wax Bar!

Sheila’s house is available for parties!! Would you like to host a party and receive all of the benefits, but have the party at someone else’s house? She has offered up her home for Scentsy parties for any interested hosts! Just leave the comment below “Party at Sheila’s” and she’ll contact you to get your party booked! She’s happy to supply a party location! She has so much fun product currently in stock that she thought this would be a great way to let you see it in person! So let’s Party at Sheila’s!

Give away prize pictured below. The warmer and the wax. Not the baby.:)

Attention Contest Participants: Please email your contact information as well as how you have entered for each day that you enter. For example: (1) Facebook Share, (1) Pinterest Pin, (1) Tweet, (1) Comment. Winner will be drawn at random on April 1st, 2013. This contest is not sponsored by Facebook.


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  • March 23, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    Lisa Darden-Edwards - Tasha,
    I’ve always loved your Mama and your family and it’s so nice to see how beautiful she still is and I also love seeing your wonderful photography!

  • March 25, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Brittany @ Brittany's Joy - I’ve always wanted to try out scentsy but haven’t had the opportunity; I’d love to win!

  • March 26, 2013 - 8:58 pm

    Michelle - I’d love to try that scent!

  • March 28, 2013 - 5:01 am

    Michelle - And that warmer looks fabulous (and would really look great in my kitchen)!

  • March 29, 2013 - 3:48 am

    Michelle - I love that’s there’s no fire!

  • March 30, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    Raelena P. - I love Scentsy!

  • March 31, 2013 - 6:37 pm

    Michelle - Happy Easter!

  • April 1, 2013 - 12:42 am

    Raelena P. - Happy Easter :)

  • April 1, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    Michelle - Crossing my fingers!

Hello and welcome to my very first blog post! I must say I have a little bit of stage fright! What if I get booed? Ah well here goes… I’m sitting here at my desk drinking a fruit smoothie that my husband just made me, while my space heater is kicked up on HIGH! We keep frozen strawberries, blueberries and bananas on hand. The frozen banana makes it resemble ice cream! (Ok, a girl can dream.) We add healthy stuff to it like protein powder and liquid vitamins! We pretty much have a smoothie every day! It is a fun way to get your vitamins!

I just looked over at my puppy lying on the floor and she has THREE dog toys laying next to her! She is a herder that is for sure! She even walks around the house carrying two at a time in her mouth! She makes us laugh!

Every night after she eats her dinner I give her a couple of carrots. That’s her dessert! Tonight I gave her some praise for finishing her food and she literally jumped in the air in excitement for the carrots that were coming her way! You see she is a picky eater. I asked her vet if I should be worried about this and he said “Well, she has a nice waist line and she’s not skin and bones, so she seems to be doing just fine!” I think any of us ladies might like that description! Ha!

She is my first dog ever! Ok if my parents are reading this: Dad’s hunting dogs, don’t count! I was afraid of them so I never went near them! So yes, at age 33 I got my first puppy! And I got a Rottweiler! (I’m not messin around!) Ha! Her name is Storm. Yes, I used to be afraid of dogs and now I am the owner of a Rottie! Life is funny!

Around the time we started talking about getting a dog my husband, (boyfriend at the time), was about to have back surgery. I had the idea we should get a dog to keep him company while he was recuperating! Well, things didn’t quite go as planned and all of a sudden I was the primary puppy owner! His back was going to take a long time to heal and I was going to have to take care of the pup! So I enrolled Storm and myself in puppy class 101! Storm and I have had a special bond ever since!

Check out my Rottweiler puppy pics, 8 weeks old and then now at age 2 yrs old! Her toys have gotten larger in size along with her!

Feel free to leave me comments below! Good night friends!

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