Monday, August 30, 2010

I Heart Faces Photojournalism Challenge! {St Charles MO Children’s Photographer}

I_Heart_Faces_Photography_125This weeks challenge theme is “Photojournalism”- the criteria is that your photo tells a story- and of course there has to be at least one face in the photo! :)

This tell a VERY precise story of my kiddos! #1 tormenting #3 while #3 uses his noggin to find a way to circumvent the torment, LOL and #3 mothering #4, making sure he is safe and sound and out of harms way! I love this photo.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Little Guys

They may be the littlest 2 around here….but make no mistake…they run it!



Friday, August 27, 2010

Fix it Friday!

It’s Fix it Friday at I Heart Faces! I did not take this photo – I am just taking a shot at editing it!~ anybody can join so get over there and grab a copy and take a stab at it yourself! OR- just go browse through all of the other fab fixes. It is really amazing how different they all turn out!

My fix was done in CS5. I adjust levels, hue/saturation, and curves. Cropped it, bringing her closer and putting her eyes in the upper right third, added a color fill layer to blue up the sky (which I am not sure I like), and sharpened it. And…voila! What do you think?


The original

Fix it Friday

My Edited version



Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Gift That Will Last a Life Time! {St Louis Family Photographer, Kristi Hollowell}


Monday, August 23, 2010

Had to share just a few more of this gorgeous Senior! {St Charles Senior Portraits by Kristi Hollowell}

She is just too gorgeous not to share a few more!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another amazing senior! {Kristi Hollowell; St Charles Senior Portrait Photographer}

This sweet and gorgeous girl is another one of my awesome Senior Reps! She and her family were out of this world fun and just such great people. I am so lucky to have such wonderful reps this year! Thanks E- and I will have the rest of your photos up in my gallery ASAP!!!





Friday, August 20, 2010

Fix it Friday !

It’s here! Fix it Friday and you KNOW it is one of my favorites! Todays photo is SO cute as is just needed some minor tweaks. I did my fixes in CS5. I adjust levels, curves and saturation. Cropped putting her eyes in the upper right 3rd of the photo, added a tiny bit of “sun” light behind her, removed a little of the cyan color cast and voila! I came up with fix #1! For the “slight vintage” effect I ran TRA “Super Fun Happy” and turned the opacity down to about 75% and erased the effect over her pretty blue eyes so that they still stood out! What do you think?




                                        Here is the Original

Fix it Friday


                                  My first “fix”   



                             And my “Slight Vintage” fix




                 And just for fun- here is a little comparison bar!



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Black and White Wednesday! {St Louis Senior Portrait Photographer}

I found this fun theme through my good friend’s blog (thanks Cass!)- I NEVER do B&W, well- hardly ever, and today just before I found this blog, just by chance- I did this. I just thought this beautiful senior portrait would be gorgeous in B&W! And she is!Lauren-N_0075web

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Stunning Senior Rep, Sneak Peek! {St Charles Senior Portrait Photographer, Kristi Hollowell}

Seriously! I majorly lucked out. Look at this beautiful girl. The best part is- she is just as fabulous inside as she is outside! We had such a super fun session- her personality is awesome and I hope I captured it! L~ thank you so much for repping my company. I couldn’t ask for a better rep. If you would like to see more of Miss L- please “like” my Facebook page here.

By the way- I am still looking for Seniors to rep my company! If you are photogenic and outgoing- please drop me a line and a photo! There are lots of perks including a FREE session with me and lots of opportunities to earn cash and other fun stuff!


Friday, August 13, 2010

More Stuff For 2011 Seniors! {St Louis and St Charles Senior Portrait Photographer}


Another Fix it Friday at I Heart Faces!



You know how much I love FIF! If you have never joined in the editing fun- head over to I Heart Faces right now and check it out!

Here’s the deal….I did not take this photo. IHF puts up a photo every Friday and we (me, you, and anyone else who cares to join in) take a stab at “fixing” it. Then we all share our “fixes”. It’s easy and FUN and very helpful. It’s neat to see how different all of the edits are. I always find things I wuld never even have thought of.


So, again, todays photo was super cute already and really did not need too much. I did my fix in CS5. First thing I did was a creative crop to bring the little guy a bit closer and to add a bit of interest. Then I adjusted levels, curves, and saturation nust a smidge. Then I sharpened the whole thing just a teensy bit, and VOILA! I like the finished product! Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment. And hey! While you are here…I just started a FB biz page and would LOVE some “like-ers”! head over there and like me if you do (like me that is).


                                         This is the “before” pic.

Fix it Friday


                                                             And after my edit…..



                                 And a fun little comparison bar!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Calling all 2011 High School Seniors! {St Louis and St Charles Senior Portrait Photographer}

Senior Reps

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Holiday Early Bird Special {St Louis & St Charles Family Photographer}


Friday, August 6, 2010

Another FUN Fix it Friday at {I Heart Faces}



Here it is. Another fun Fix it Friday! I did not take this photo- I just grabbed it from I Heart Faces for the weekly fun of “Fix it Friday”. If you have never participated. Head over there right now and check it out!

Today’s photo was already pretty great and I really did very little to it. I adjusted levels and curves and hue/saturation just a tad, sharpened up a little, cropped it so that his eye was in the magic rule of thirds line and voila! This is what I came up with. My fix was done is CS5, by the way.

Hey- if you are reading this, please leave me a comment and follow me here as well as on Facebook! I would love to have you :)


Here is the photo I Heart Faces put up! (see what I mean? pretty darn great already!)

Fix it Friday

And here it is after my edit in CS5!

Fix it Friday After


And a comparison bar just for fun!

Fix it bar

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

…and a sweet boy {St Louis Family Photography by Kristi Hollowell}


Sweet Girl on a Pretty Lake {St Louis Family Photographer; Kristi Hollowell}


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Eep! How exciting to be the IHF fan of the week :)

I am so excited to be named “Fan of the Week” and to have my purple contest photo entry recognized! Thanks SO much IHF. I love it there. If you are unfamiliar with I Heart Faces…you really need to go check it out ASAP because you are missing out on some majorly fun stuff and great information. It’s a GREAT community for all. Thanks IHF!


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