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I’d like you to check out The Soulard Fine Arts Building, which is the home of the St Louis Artist! Well, about 16 or so artists, at least! I had the opportunity to meet many of my neighbors and even photograph them in their studio spaces! I was able to provide a professional headshot for each artist, but also provide what I like to call a “lifestyle headshot” session as well. This helps you see the artist in their working environment and really picture what they do!

Please meet John M. Newman an architect and a metal sculpture and digital artist! John can be reached at jnewman@i1.net regarding any of his art work. He has very unique pieces!

Please meet John Lesch of John Lesch Design. John does custom furniture design and fabrication, which he characterizes as museum quality construction and period reproductions. The custom table pictured below is made of walnut with a bronze inlay. Please see more of John’s work at www.johnleschdesign.com. Contact John at johnleschdesign@sbcglobal.net.

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Please meet Mike Murphy with Mike Murphy Mosaics. Mike creates birdhouses, table tops, mannequins and wall art using stain glass, clear glass, glass beads and found objects. Find out more at www.mikemurphymosaics.com or email Mike at mikemurphymosaics@att.net.

Next up is Matt LaBerta with LaBerta and Sons Cycles. Matt has served the St. Louis area bicycle community for 20 years. He specializes in bicycle repair, custom frame building, custom wheel building and metal work and welding. Check out what he’s been up to here: LaBerta and Sons.

I’d like to introduce you to Ted and Katie Gast. Katie is an author and illustrator. She enjoys writing for children and creates art on her iPad. Learn more about her and her work at www.katiegast.com.  Ted is a scientist, artist and inventor!  Ted creates one of a kind abstract art pieces. Contact Ted at ted@archpaper.net to learn more about his work!

The Gasts own Arch Paper and C.F. Gast Co as well! Arch Paper creates 100 percent post-consumer cotton paper. Renew, recycle, repurpose! C.F. Gast Co is a representative for industrial instruments and equipment.

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Next up is Karen Landon with Idyll Arts. Karen creates beautiful watercolor drawings. Contact Karen at karenlandon3@yahoo.com to view and purchase a piece from her private collection. The pink daisy drawing pictured below was developed using a salt treatment to add texture! I love the red poppies watercolor I received from her! I can’t wait to have it framed!

I’d like you meet Cecilia Younger, a metal sculpture artist! Cecilia creates one of kind pieces. The metal sculpture on the left had just recently been painted and the one on the right has not been painted yet. She can be reached by email at chyounger@me.com.

Please meet Robert Michelmann, the owner of The Soulard Fine Arts Building and a metal sculptor himself! In the photo below, Robert is creating a metal frame that will go around the outside of a canvas print for a client. Robert does custom metal fabrication and stainless steel design and creations, ranging from stainless steel sinks and tables to complete stainless steel laboratories. Find out more about Robert at his website at: www.rwm-art.com.

Please meet Cole Meyer an oil painter also located in the Soulard Fine Arts Building. His paintings are finished off with ornate solid wood frames. Fine art commissions are welcomed. Find out more about Cole and his background at www.colemeyerarts.com.

Those are just a few of my talented neighbors, whom I gladly share space with at 1007 Russell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63104. Keep your eyes peeled to see more of their work coming to an art gallery near you!

The Soulard Fine Arts Building was built in 1910 and operated as The Jersey Farm Dairy. The terracotta frieze on the front of the building depicts a milkmaid with her cow and a bull.

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Please contact Natasha for your own lifestyle headshot session! Call her at: 314-680-8274 or email: natasha@natashamcguire.com. Thanks for visiting!:)

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Amy and Mike had a beautiful vintage wedding in St. Louis, MO. We started out the day at Hotel Ignacio in Midtown, which is a boutique hotel and according to their website is dog friendly! (I wonder if my Rottweiler would be allowed!?) It was such a cute hotel and the staff was super accommodating! It’s always so fun to open the dress bag on a wedding day and start playing with the details! Amy had lots of details! Her Casablanca wedding gown had a princess sweetheart neckline and loads of tulle and beading! I just love it, as you will see by how many photos I took of it! We used her vintage 1930’s wooden hanger to display the dress on. Her bridesmaids had their own custom hangers with their names on them! Her wedding invitations were custom hand drawn and also in a vintage style. They were a work of art! She wore black vintage Ferragamo shoes and a vintage garter with a tiny blue bow. All of the girls had floral robes to wear while getting ready, they were a mix and match style. Then came time for to me to head to the church, to catch some details of the church and the guys getting ready. The guys were cutting it close on time. They have it so easy, throw on your suit and walk down the aisle! The wedding was at St Cecilia Church, which was built in 1907. After the wedding we headed to Lafayette Square Park. I love all of the wrought iron fences and gates there! I had a great time second shooting for Cryrolfe Photography. I have so many photos I want to share so, I am going to break up their wedding into two blog posts. I need to do the reception justice, so it will be covered in part two! Their reception was at the Moto Museum which is attached to Hotel Ignacio.

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For more information about my wedding photography services please email: natasha@natashamcguire.com or call: 314-680-8274.

Click here for part two of Amy and Mike’s big day and photos at the Moto Museum!

 

 

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  • February 18, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Jillian - Natasha! This is beyond excellent! Great work :)

  • February 18, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Kathryn Schauer - Wow – perfection! Beautiful dress and location, and couple! Loved every one!

  • February 18, 2014 - 6:08 pm

    Danielle - Wow, love her dress! You captured this beautifully!

  • February 18, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    Rochelle - Gorgeous images for a gorgeous wedding and couple! Loved how you captured all the details. Oh and I’ve shot at that church before, isn’t it beautiful???

  • March 24, 2014 - 11:42 pm

    Moto Museum Wedding Reception | St. Louis Photographer » Saint Louis Wedding, Engagement & High School Senior Photographer - […] Ignacio. More photos of this romantic hotel can be seen in Amy and Mike’s previous blog post, here. You can check out the getting ready photos and their wedding ceremony as well! Previous […]

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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