Jessica + Amelia : winter portraits | st. louis, mo portrait photographer

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Yeow, I better get these blogged before all the snow has melted!!
This week Iowa has had glorious warm weather, and I couldn't be more thrilled. :)
Love it.

Back in February I had the pleasure of attending a girl's retreat a friend hosted by St. Louis,
and I was super thrilled that I got to meet and hang out with Jessica Lauren while there!
I found her work awhile back through a fellow Jessica Shae intern, Madi,
and we have been e-mailing back and forth, and she guest-posted on my blog for Boho Blogtober.

Jessica has such joy that radiates from the inside out..so fun to be around!!
Her business is going places--lemme tell ya--and the passion she has inspires me.

I found Amelia through Instagram, and was excited she also got to come to part of the retreat!
Meeting blogging/social media friends is seriously the best.
She has a such sweet and gentle spirit, and yet a clear drive with her business.
I'm so excited to see how her photography continues to flourish!

Being around other young, creative entrepreneurs is always a huge encouragement.
I was so blessed by talking 'photog-talk' with these girls, as they just get what you're saying. 

Obviously we did a short shoot in the freezing cold at the camp,
and yes we had soaking wet boots and coats and camera bags and all that jazz :P, 
but the laughter and images were worth it..yes? :)
And we all agreed that doing a shoot with three people is way easier than just two..ha!
One person would be the 'coat-rack' and also hold 2 cameras and bags, while the other person photographed the subject...
and then you rotate around. 

Enjoy my favorites, and be sure to go check out their work!
These ladies are gifted.
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happy friday!
H. Elise

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  1. oooh, I love the poses and their hair color..I've always loved reddish hair, so pretty!

  2. So lovely! That minty green building is adorable.

  3. Wow, these are beautiful pictures! :) Their hair is such a pretty red. I love looking at their blogs.

  4. These are stunningly beautiful - thanks for sharing your inspiring images with us! =)

  5. Wow! The second to last is one of my favorites. I love the color in all the photos.


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