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What is an Offbeat Bride? The definition of “off beat” means: not conforming to the ordinary type or pattern; unconventional. Unusual, eccentric. Differing from the usual or expected.

I absolutely love when brides embrace this type of style and make their day uniquely their own!

I recently attended a photography conference in Santa Barbara and one of the shooting opportunities was called The Offbeat Bride Shoot! The photos below are some of my favorites. Our models are fellow photographers that were also attending the conference! I had an absolute blast photographing them! Not to mention we were shooting on the beach and at sunset! So beautiful!

Our first couple is Lauren and Seth Pinson. Lauren is a wedding photographer based out of Northern Texas. You can learn more about her at: laurenpinson.com. Lauren and Seth found their outfits at Mod Cloth! Her off white dress has little black hearts on it! It almost looks like polka dots but if you look closer you will see they are little hearts!  I absolutely love lace! Her lace jacket was another fun vintage touch! And how about those kitten heels!? Too cute! Did you notice her peek-a-boo blue hair? What a fun way to add a pop of color! And I love her hubby’s flat cap, bow tie and suspenders!

Our next couple is Mycah and Bobby Burns of Redmond Digital Media. Bobby is wearing a flat cap and polka dot shirt under his jacket. Mycah is wearing an off white vintage dress with lace long-sleeves and flowy full skirt. Her lace headband and brown lace up boots are very boho-chic! Mycah and Bobby danced for us and then shared a few quiet moments together as I looked on from a distance! They had a romantic and playful vibe about them. I recently learned they just celebrated 10 years together! Congratulations you two!

Our third model couple is composed of Jamie with Jamie Ivins Photography based out of Milford, Massachusetts and Julie with Julie Wilmes Photography based out of Fort Worth, Texas. One of the most awesome things about these photographs for me, is that I learned so much from the two of them! Soon after this photo session they each gave five minute speeches to a large group of fellow photographers. I was so encouraged after they spoke. The overall message I took from both of them was, to just be yourself! Be yourself, people will appreciate you for who you are. Of course they said a lot more than that and I wish I had it recorded! Jamie and Julie you guys are amazingly awesome!:)

Our photography conference was held at The Fess Parker Hotel. We had a gala dinner that night. What a fabulous place for a wedding reception! I love they string lights they have strung up around the Plaza.

Our photo shoot organizer for the Offbeat Bride shoot was Carrie of Carrie Swails Photography! Thank you Carrie!

California, I’ll be back for more soon!:)


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  • March 21, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Lauren - These are awesome! I love seeing everyones different style! I’m definitely going to have to print one or two for our home!

  • March 21, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    Julie Wilmes - Thanks for taking these, you did an incredible job! I had a great time at the shoot and I’m sure Jamie did too :) Glad you liked my talk!

  • March 22, 2014 - 11:54 pm

    Jamie Ivins - These are awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Castlewood Park in St Louis County was a great location choice for Allie & Stephen’s engagement session! We moved to multiple locations within the park and Allie & Stephen were open to trying new things. For example, I had them walk apart from each other and then with their eyes closed try to find one another without talking! When they found each other they celebrated with big hugs and big natural smiles! We traveled to the ruins within the park and heard movement within the park. Pretty sure the squirrels were keeping an eye on us!

Allie and Stephen have participated in trail rides within the park, so they had lots of good memories there! We found a stream, where they had rock throwing contests! And last but not least we were able to incorporate photos in their Cardinal jerseys!

When describing their e-session Stephen said “I loved the session. Neither of us are really comfortable in front of a camera, so the guidance was awesome. The outcome of the pictures were awesome because they seemed natural. Everyone we showed them to agreed the natural ones of us were their favorite.” Allie said “We loved it! It was in one of our favorite places and really captured our laid back relationship.” When asked what did she most enjoy about the engagement session she said: “Being natural. We both don’t do well with forced, fake poses. We end up looking uncomfortable in the picture.” I’m so glad I could give Allie & Stephen what they were looking for in their engagement photos. We had a lot of fun that day too!

I loved hearing about how Allie & Stephen meet. They were neighbors in college and quickly became friends. Their first date wasn’t until after knowing each other for a month or two! They were the only ones left on campus while everyone else was away on Christmas break. They drove 30 minutes to get to the restaurant and Stephen’s windshield started to crack! It was freezing outside and Stephen was afraid the entire windshield was going to shatter while they were driving! Stephen said “The date itself, like every time we go out, was personal, natural and fun. It truly felt like we had already been dating for years.”

Thanks for hanging out with me at Castlewood Park and I can’t wait for your upcoming wedding in April!

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  • August 2, 2015 - 1:31 am

    terri correnti - Love these pics ! They are beautiful! Congrats to my cousin Stephen and his beautiful wife Allie. You two are perfect together!!

My high school senior model search is on! I am looking for a limited number of soon-to-be high school seniors to help represent my photography business!

If selected, you will participate in a photoshoot, have loads of fun, make new friends, hang out with me and represent my brand!

You’ll receive facebook profile photos and custom timeline images. You’ll be featured in Natasha McGuire Photography marketing publications. You’ll earn free or discounted senior sessions. You’ll create an ongoing relationship with the other models and myself! We’ll have various opportunities to get together as a group and just have fun!

I’m looking for outgoing personalities, students who are comfortable in front of the camera or have a willingness to warm up to the camera! I will help with this of course!  :) Those who participate in school and or community events, make for good spokesmodels.  It’s important that you are active with social media and have an interest in fashion and or photography.

Requirements for my high school senior spokesmodels include promoting my photography business by word of mouth or on social media. Models should post announcements 2-3 times per month on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Models must represent my business exclusively. Models work hard at referring their friends! It won’t be hard to do, I promise we will have fun!

After three referrals and completed sessions the model will receive a Free Platinum Session ($300 value). After seven referrals and completed sessions the model will receive a Free Platinum Session and a $200 print credit ($500 value). After ten referrals and completed sessions the model will receive a Free Platinum Session, $200 print credit and a 16”x20” Special Shape Metal Print ($920 value). After fifteen referrals and completed sessions the model will receive a Free Platinum Session, $200 print credit, a 16”x20” Special Shape Metal Print and a Mini Keepsake Box ($1770 value)!

How to Apply:

Please answer the following questions, then submit the answers to me via email. Email me at: natasha@natashamcguire.com

Please note that only a select few models are selected each year and are chosen from various high schools. If you have friends from other schools who might be interested in the model program, please spread the word.

The Senior Model program is NOT your senior session. All models will be under contract and required to schedule a regular session. Images from the Senior Model photo shoot will not be available for purchase until your viewing and ordering appointment.

All questions must be answered in full to be considered.



Cell Phone

Parent’s Name and Phone Numbers


Facebook, Instagram and Twitter URL (Or connect with me on all three.)

High School

List 5 words that best describe you.

Describe your personal style.

List your Hobbies/Activites/Interests.

Why do you want to be a Senior Model for Natasha McGuire Photography?

Are you willing to promote Natasha McGuire Photography multiple times a month via word of mouth or on Facebook and other forms of social media?

Once I receive your answers you will be emailed an online questionnaire to further determine if you’d be a good candidate. If you are selected to move forward, from there we’ll set up an interview. Which is really is an opportunity for us all to get to know each other!

I am looking forward to working with my models, having fun and helping them enjoy their last year in high school! Please contact me now! If the questionnaire makes you think of homework… feel free to call me and tell me your answers! Text, call or message me.:)



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Are you getting ready to enter into your last year of high school? What an exciting time!

I love high school senior photography! I love to help brainstorm photo session ideas, from the location to the outfits!

With spring just around the corner, I’ve started the search for my 2015 High School Senior Models!

Would you like to be a model for your high school with Natasha McGuire Photography? Do you know someone who would make a great high school senior model? If so, contact me!

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from high school seniors from previous graduating classes.

This is Jackie from Lafayette High School in Wildwood, MO. For Jackie’s session, we started at the World’s Fair Pavilion, and then moved all around the park. Jackie is a state championship winning Volleyball player for the Lafayette Lady Lancers Volleyball team!

This is Julie from Ursuline Academy in Oakland, MO. Julie plays on the Varsity Volleyball Team. I had the privilege of photographing a game this year and, of course, her team won! View more from Julie’s session here.

This is Keith from Parkway West High School in Ballwin, MO. We meet up at the entrance to the North Riverfront Trail in downtown St. Louis, near Laclede’s Landing. There’s a small park there called Rootwad Park also known as Trailnet RiverView Park that has cool artwork and sculptures!  We stopped by the century-old Laclede Power Building and then we headed down to the flood wall or graffiti wall, just south of the Arch.

Maggie is from also Lafayette High School and is Jackie’s twin sister! Maggie is also an award winning volleyball player! Maggie is headed to the University of Oregon after high school. So, it was only fitting she had her photo taken with the ducks at Forest Park! We found another great pond after we discovered that the waterfall was closed for the winter!

Aaron was a great high school senior model! He’s from Timberland High School in Wentzville, MO. He’s on the track team and is a marathon runner! See more from his fun session and a previous blog post here.

Ellen is from Hillsboro Senior High School in Hillsboro, MO. That’s also were I graduated from! Go Hawks! We did Ellen’s session at my parents property, which is just down the street from her house. There is a nearby purple flowering tree, so pretty. Loved shooting here with Ellen!

There are lots of perks to signing up to be model rep for me! I will only be accepting a limited number of soon-to-be high school seniors. If you have an interest in modeling and representing Natasha McGuire Photography please contact me asap! Email me at natasha@natashamcguire.com Call or text me at: 314-680-8274.

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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.


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.


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.


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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