This is an image I edited of the frozen Mississippi River from the Illinois side looking over into Missouri.
Here is the before image:
Fall has been so kind to us here in St. Louis. The colors, the weather…it’s just been perfect. And with great weather and beautiful colors comes fabulous shooting weather! This was one of my favorites to do because her Mama is a very good friend of mine. I adore this girl and her family. She is not only absolutely gorgeous, but she is also very kind and amazingly intelligent. Clients like this make my job incredibly easy!
I recently realized that I never posted the images from the wine tasting at Parker’s Table! Parker’s is an awesome shop here in St. Louis. Not only do they have a great selection of wine and beer, but cheese as well. They won’t hire me to work at their cheese counter because there will be zero profits in that area! They get their cheese from Baetje Farms, which is right here in Missouri!
If you are in the St. Louis area, head over to Parker’s and check out their awesome stuff! They are located at
In St. Louis we are very lucky to have such a rich and colorful history that still surrounds us. We can actually visit and touch and see parts of our heritage here. There is a neighborhood right off the highway, tucked behind old trees and facing big brick buildings where beer was brewed by the Lemp family is the DeMenil House.
Their history is not tragic as the Lemp history is, but their story is important to St. Louis too. The home was built in 1848 and was originally a farmhouse. When the DeMenil family purchased the home they added on to the house and it became a Greek Revival Mansion and it is pretty much unchanged from that time.
The neighborhood is still quiet even though there is a busy highway right next to it. Traffic is slow. And now that Cherokee Street is such a booming area and it is within walking distance, more people are discovering this historic little gem tucked away between big buildings and the highway.
If you took a walk around the neighborhood, this is what it looks like…..