Snow Day Photo Fun

This is an image I edited of the frozen Mississippi River from the Illinois side looking over into Missouri.

Mississippi River Lori Peterson Photography

Here is the before image:

2014 frozen Mississippi River St. Louis MO Lori Peterson Photography


Myra {Senior Portraits}

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!

Sofie {Senior Portraits}

Fall is the perfect time for getting out and shooting some images. Even better when you have a beautiful Senior step in front of your camera at a gorgeous location.
The light was amazing. The colors were phenomenal. She is stunning.
That all makes for a perfect day!
All those colors are real. That tree had so much orange on it that it was just unreal.

One of the really cool things about this location is the white sand. It made it look like we were shooting in snow with vibrant Fall colors!

Love all the Autumn colors in this one!
She is such a beautiful young woman. And oh so photogenic!

This dress has some amazing embroidery on it. And the red shoes with the Fall colors was spectacular!
I love it when my clients introduce me to new places. This day was absolutely amazing! She was so much fun to have in front of my camera and I just love, love, love all the resulting images from this shoot!
Thanks Sofie and Christy for a wonderful day and for introducing me to your family spot!

Wine Tasting {Parker’s Table}

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 7118 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, Mo 63117

Walking through History

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…..

Chatillion-DeMenil Mansion
Back of the house and the iron fence that surrounds it.

Red brick sidewalks.

Lots of iron fencing….

More iron work on the fencing…

What a beautiful gate door.