Samantha Kunza is going places. This all-star athlete is a senior at Timberland High School. Not only is she an wonderful woman, she is an amazing athlete ... she is All-American in hammer throw. For most of her life, Samantha has been perfecting the hammer throw ... I sort of think of it like the discus or shot but, but with a metal ball attached to a grip by a steel wire. The ball weighs upwards of six or more pounds and the winner is determined by how far the hammer is thr
Emily is a senior at Timberland High School. She plays doubles tennis and is going to college for nursing. I have known Emily since she she was in elementary school. I think this has been the first time in my life I've had that moment of disbelief of how quickly kids grow up! When I found out she had her driver's license, I just couldn't believe it. And now that she's a senior, I'm in complete shock. But it was a total honor to get to spend an afternoon with her to take these
Meet Allyssa! She is a senior at Timberland High School and has less than two weeks of school left! (I know, how crazy!) She's involved in broadcast media and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), and, in the fall, she will be going to St. Charles Community College to start her degree in nursing. She enjoys shopping, adventuring with her boyfriend, Trevor, and, like all of us, relaxing and watching TV. Allyssa is incredibly sweet, friendly and outgoing and has a wond
Meet Michael! He's a senior at Fort Zumwalt South. It was exciting to talk to him about journalism, since he works on the school newspaper. He said he enjoys features and writing about entertainment. Michael is hoping to go to Mizzou and he's interested in a career in writing, possibly comics. We also share a love of entertainment, especially the Marvel movies. It was a beautiful afternoon and a great time spent with Michael and his mom! I really like this picture of Michael!
Meet Kollette! She is a member of the Class of 2018 at Timberland High School. We were honored to meet her and work with her on her senior pictures. It was such a pleasure getting to know her. She keeps herself busy. She is a varsity dancer and on the soccer team. Last month she was named homecoming queen at Timberland. She is involved in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), and is looking at going to Maryville to become a doctor or nurse practitioner. The day of ou
Meet Evan! This super fun senior will be graduating in May from Francis Howell North High School. Evan plays volleyball and is involved in DECA. In the fall, Evan is heading to Maryville University to study cyber security. We met him on a particularly nice February day in St. Charles for his photo session. I don't know that we've laughed so hard during a session. Evan was a blast to spend the afternoon with. And we learned a lot about him, from his love of dogs (think squirre
These are the generous winners of last year's PEF dinner auction. Last March, I offered a drawing to my school district's silent auction at the annual foundation event. This lovely and gracious family were the top bidders in the auction and received a free session. Their bid was given straight to the PEF to be used for things like scholarships and grants for teachers. This lovely family took advantage of the wonderful fall weather to have their pictures taken. I love the boy'
I have so been looking forward to this session since I met Kenzie during her brother's senior session this spring. Kenzie is a senior at Fort Zumwalt North High School. She wanted to do her session on Main Street in St. Charles. It ended up being the same weekend as their annual Legends and Lanterns Festival, so it was super busy, but we found some fun nooks and crannies that were a great backdrop for the style Kenzie was looking for. You'll probably see me use the word "favo