Megan Stoll Studios: Blog http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog en-us (C) Megan Stoll Studios meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:54:00 GMT Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:54:00 GMT http://www.meganstollstudios.com/img/s/v-5/u358222374-o796810248-50.jpg Megan Stoll Studios: Blog http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog 120 120 taking a break... http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2014/1/taking-a-break If you've found this blog, you've probably noticed that I haven't posted in a while... well, I'm taking a hiatus from blogging. Just wanted to make it known so that you weren't waiting on new posts from me!

Thank you so much for your interest in my work. Feel free to contact me about a session for your family.

Have a happy and healthy year!

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the baders [st. louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/11/the-baders-st-louis-family-photographer This is the third year that I've taken photos for The Baders and this year is extra special because they finally have their girl! I was very excited to meet little Lydia and take some portraits of the whole family plus grandparents at one of my favorite St. Louis parks: Bee Tree Park. Not much else to say except that all of the boys have started to get this whole "picture thing" down. 

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As always, it's a pleasure to capture these moments for your family, Drew & Stacey! Hope you and your family have a great holiday season.

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) family st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/11/the-baders-st-louis-family-photographer Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:38:35 GMT
the roopes [st. louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/11/the-roopes-st-louis-family-photographer Remember Tiny Thomas? He's growing into a big boy right before our eyes! He's six months old already, believe it or not. I met up with The Roopes at Twin Oaks Park last Sunday and the fall colors were at their height! Thankfully we were able to catch all of the beautiful leaves before they fell onto the ground. It was a gorgeous day to be out, as you'll see from the photos!

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As always, it was wonderful catching up with you and I hope you have a great holiday season!

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sam + joey [st. louis engagement photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/sam-joey-st-louis-engagement-photographer I love doing engagement sessions. It's so much fun to get to know a couple that's getting ready to commit to each other forever. This is Sam and her fiancé, Joey. If you couldn't tell already, I've taken pictures of Joey's brother's family. Click the link and you'll see the resemblance. I accidentally called Joey by his brother's name a few times, but he put up with me. (Thanks, John JOEY.) Sam & Joey have been together for a few years and it's obvious that they're a good match for each other. We went to Castlewood State Park for their session and took in the fabulous fall colors.

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Sam and Joey, I wish you all of the best next fall when you become husband and wife! Enjoy the journey!
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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) engagement st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/sam-joey-st-louis-engagement-photographer Thu, 31 Oct 2013 02:30:59 GMT
the lovelesses [st. louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/the-lovelesses-st-louis-family-photographer They say that the third time's a charm! That's definitely true. I have been blessed to capture portraits of their family for three years now! Brody is growing into quite a little man. Last year, I had to chase him around. This year, there was only a little of that happening. I was able to coax a few more smiles out of him this year, so we will call that a win! Always a pleasure, Cody and Tara!

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) family st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/the-lovelesses-st-louis-family-photographer Tue, 29 Oct 2013 02:53:10 GMT
waiting on baby gill [kirksville, mo maternity photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/waiting-on-baby-gill-kirksville-mo-maternity-photographer Tara and her husband Shane met one weekend in Kirksville. He was visiting a friend of hers and sparks flew. He asked her out and they had their first kiss at Thousand Hills State Park, the same place where he would eventually propose (in French, no less). Guys, are you taking notes? They've been together for ten years now and are starting a little family. Tara thought it would be neat to revisit the park that holds such a special place in their relationship. I missed my old college town plus the fall colors were just starting to pop, so I thought it was an excellent idea, too! We had a great time traipsing around the park just before sunset. Tara and Shane, you're gorgeous. Seriously, are you models? I can't wait to see what kind of gorgeous babies you make! You'll be excellent parents. Enjoy the ride!

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) kirksville maternity http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/waiting-on-baby-gill-kirksville-mo-maternity-photographer Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:53:50 GMT
the shipleys [st. louis family and baby photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/the-shipleys-st-louis-family-photographer I've known Kelly since college, so it's quite a trip for me to see her married with a baby! We all grow up so fast, don't we? She and her husband Tony have been together for nearly ten years, and last year right around this time they found out they were expecting. Lucas is such a sweet, happy baby! Kelly posts pictures of him smiling all of the time on her Facebook account, so I knew I'd have a challenge in front of me to get him to smile for this weirdo behind the camera (me). Usually that alone is enough, but Lucas was a tough customer. As you can see, I was able to coax a smile or two out of him! I had such a great time taking his three-month photos and look forward to capturing how he grows and changes within this first year!

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) baby family st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/the-shipleys-st-louis-family-photographer Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:54:51 GMT
the dieckmanns [st. louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/the-dieckmanns-st-louis-family-photographer I always enjoy taking family portraits for my good friends. I already know them well, so we can basically just hang out and then make some pictures while we do it! Noah is two and just a sweet little man who loves to explore! He's very talkative, too. We got him to sing a little bit of Itsy Bitsy Spider for us and it was off the hook. You know how we do it! Anyway, not much I can say about this sweet family except I was thrilled to take their portraits and I hope that they enjoy them! st. louis family photographer st. louis family photographer st. louis family photographer st. louis family photographer

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) family st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/10/the-dieckmanns-st-louis-family-photographer Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:18:48 GMT
lainyn :: class of 2014 [columbia, mo senior portrait photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/9/lainyn-class-of-2014-columbia-mo-senior-portrait-photographer  

 

Hi Everyone! This is Lainyn... she's a senior this year and you may recognize her from the photographs I took of her family last year. I met up with her in the early evening for a really fun session at her family farm. Lainyn raised these chickens on her own... how cool is that? She's hoping to study agriculture when she attends college next year. 

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Lainyn has an extensive scarf collection... this one is gorgeous but I want to borrow ALL of them!

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columbia mo senior portrait photographer I think this is one of my favorites. You can't look at this picture and not be happy. Sequins! Sun flare! STUPENDOUS SMILE!

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Lainyn, you're gorgeous and I had a really fun time getting to know you! Best of luck and just remember to soak it all in and enjoy your experience! 

 

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) columbia senior http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/9/lainyn-class-of-2014-columbia-mo-senior-portrait-photographer Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:59:13 GMT
sneak peek: lainyn [columbia, mo senior photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/9/sneak-peek-lainyn-columbia-mo-senior-photographer I had the pleasure of meeting up with Lainyn again this afternoon. It had been about a year since I last saw her for her family portraits. This time, we wanted to showcase her during her senior portraits.

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Take a look at one of my quick favorites from today's session. I mean, how gorgeous is she?!? She's got such a great smile! I had fun taking her senior portraits today! Stay tuned for more...

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) columbia senior sneak peek http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/9/sneak-peek-lainyn-columbia-mo-senior-photographer Sun, 15 Sep 2013 02:11:14 GMT
sneak peek: andrew james [jefferson city, mo newborn photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/8/sneak-peek-andrew-james-jefferson-city-mo-newborn-photographer Our best friends made a baby. He's pretty darn handsome. Take a look! I'll post more when I get back from vacation...

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) baby jefferson city sneak peek http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/8/sneak-peek-andrew-james-jefferson-city-mo-newborn-photographer Tue, 13 Aug 2013 03:31:03 GMT
the thompson family [columbia, mo family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/8/the-thompson-family-columbia-mo-family-photographer I always enjoy meeting up with The Thompsons. I've known them for over two years now (I think) and little Luke is almost three. He's turned into quite the talker since I last saw him. The main reason for this session was to get some newborn photos of their latest addition: Evelyn Grey. Evie was just born three and a half weeks ago, so she's pretty new. Surprisingly, I was able to coax a smile or two out of her! (And a couple of yawns, but that's okay.) We met up at my house for some newborn pictures then traipsed into a slight meadow that I had just discovered within my subdivision.

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columbia mo newborn photographer Those tall grasses, wildflowers and wild blackberries plus the gorgeous light of golden hour made this little meadow the perfect spot for some family portraits. Some photographers will only photograph during golden hour (the hour before the sun sets) and I've always understood why... the light is just so warm and glowy!

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Luke had a really great time picking wild blackberries. I don't think he liked the way they tasted, so he fed a lot of them to Daddy.

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As always, it was my pleasure taking your photos, Brian, Katie, Luke & Evie. I hope that you enjoy them!

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) columbia family newborn http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/8/the-thompson-family-columbia-mo-family-photographer Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:38:33 GMT
the brown family [st. louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/8/the-brown-family-st-louis-family-photographer I had the pleasure of meeting up with The Browns for a photo session in Forest Park a couple of weeks ago. We were blessed with a gorgeous, cool day... it definitely didn't feel like the end of July to us! We took advantage of it, for sure! Our journey began at the Boathouse then somehow we found our way near the Grand Basin! I worked up a sweat chasing young Tyler around! He's a very energetic (almost) three-year old and I discovered (with a little help from his parents) that he was game for anything I asked as long as he would receive a fruit snack in return.  

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I had a wonderful time getting to know you all! I hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer!

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) family st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/8/the-brown-family-st-louis-family-photographer Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:54:31 GMT
anora jane turns one! [st. louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/8/anora-jane-turns-one-st-louis-family-photographer Last week, little Miss Anora Jane turned one! Family and friends gathered at her house last Saturday for a backyard birthday party. There were water balloons, a cardboard clubhouse, games and toys! I can't believe that a year ago, I was taking her pictures at four days old. She's grown up to be quite a big girl with quite a personality. She was constantly on the move and really enjoyed all of that cake! Happy birthday, Anora! Great job party planning, Ashley & Herb.

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Aren't these little details great? Ashley and Herb did a great job setting everything up! I love the cake!

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Hooch had to take a minute to cool down in the garage after all of that exciting party action!

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This may be the first time that Ashley & Herb have seen this picture... it was all Zach's idea! This should be good to stash away to show Anora when she turns 21!

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Every cake smash needs a good clean-up crew. Hooch was up for the delicious job!

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Thanks for letting me capture Anora's first birthday party! I had such a great time and I hope that you enjoy the pictures! :)

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) baby birthday party st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/8/anora-jane-turns-one-st-louis-family-photographer Sat, 03 Aug 2013 21:28:15 GMT
sneak peek: the thompsons [columbia, mo family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/sneak-peek-the-thompsons-columbia-mo-family-photographer columbia mo family photographer The Thompsons just welcomed little Evelyn Grey into the world a little over two weeks ago. She's perfect. We had a lovely evening picking blackberries in this field and Luke is such a sweet big brother. Follow my blog or like my Facebook page for more updates on this session!

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) baby columbia family sneak peek http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/sneak-peek-the-thompsons-columbia-mo-family-photographer Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:51:14 GMT
sneak peek: the browns [st. louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/sneak-peek-the-browns-st-louis-family-photographer Today was a gorgeous day to go exploring with The Brown family at one of my favorite places in St. Louis: Forest Park! There's more where this came from. 

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P.S. I'm a sucker for weeping willow trees...

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) family sneak peek st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/sneak-peek-the-browns-st-louis-family-photographer Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:05:33 GMT
sneak peek: anora jane turns one! [st. louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/sneak-peek-anora-jane-turns-one-st-louis-family-photographer columbia, mo baby photographer True to what the invitation said: we had a little cake, we had a lot of fun, and Anora Jane just turned one! I had a blast chasing around this little cutie at her backyard birthday party this weekend. This sweet sneak peek is just a taste of what's to come...

 

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) baby birthday party sneak peek st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/sneak-peek-anora-jane-turns-one-st-louis-family-photographer Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:01:54 GMT
the mcanallys [st louis family photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/the-mcanallys-st-louis-family-photographer I just love it when I get to meet up with new clients. The McAnallys were definitely not an exception. They were such a joy to work with, and we had a lot of fun exploring Babler State Park together! There were some bugs, there was a little bit of sweat (thankfully, it wasn't as hot as it could have been) and there was lots of laughter. As you can see, this family is anxiously awaiting the arrival of another little one! 

I hope that you enjoy the pictures, Kenneth & Cassondra, and I wish you and your family all of the best. 乾杯! (Cheers!)

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I think that these two pictures have to be some of my favorites from the session - I love how goofy Andrew is acting and how sweet and innocent Eris looks!

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columbia mo family photographer Cassondra - you're gorgeous. Motherhood suits you very well.

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) family st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/the-mcanallys-st-louis-family-photographer Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:39:15 GMT
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Boys will be boys... girls will be girls. I spent Saturday morning visiting with such a sweet family. Here's just a little look at their hilarious, adorable children. And they've got one on the way! Stay tuned...

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) family sneak peek st. louis http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/sneak-peek-the-mcanallys-st-louis-mo-family-photographer Mon, 22 Jul 2013 03:35:03 GMT
teryn // one year [columbia, mo baby photographer] http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/teryn---one-year-columbia-mo-baby-photographer Time flies... doesn't it? Teryn has gotten so much bigger and now she's a lot more mobile, which meant that she gave this photographer a workout! She's got quite the little personality. She's definitely a big fan of new people. She ran all around Shelter Gardens trying to make new friends! columbia mo baby photographer columbia mo family photographer

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Always great to see your little family, DeeAnna & Stacia! Teryn is growing up to be such a sweet, beautiful kiddo. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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meganstollstudios@gmail.com (Megan Stoll Studios) baby columbia family http://www.meganstollstudios.com/blog/2013/7/teryn---one-year-columbia-mo-baby-photographer Tue, 09 Jul 2013 02:16:38 GMT