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Updated: St. Louis Boudoir Photography Marathon – Jan 14 & 15

29 Dec

Ladies there are still spots available for the St. Louis Boudoir Photography Marathon on January 14 and 15!

This is perfect timing – first of all because the finished photos will be ready in time for you to make a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift and second of all, because it is that holy and wonderful time known as the Victoria’s Secret Semi Annual Sale. (The first bit was intentional, the second bit is just serendipity!)

Here’s the deal:

St. Louis Boudoir Photography

Location details will be shared at the time of booking – but I will tell you its a fabulous St. Louis hotel!

And here are the open session times:

Saturday
9-10:30
11-12:30
1:00-2:30 – Filled
3:00-4:30

Sunday
8-9:30 – Filled
10:30-Noon – Filled

If you’re interested just shoot me an email at maggie at maggiemedemaphoto.com noting which session time you’re interested in.

Here’s a few shots from a recent session. Like all of the publicly available boudoir photos, they are faceless to protect privacy and shared only with client permission. If you are interested in a session and would like to see shots including faces (and really – the portrait style ones are ah-maz-ing) just shoot me an email and I have a selection that I can share with you directly.

St. Louis Boudoir Photography

St. Louis Boudoir Photography

St. Louis Boudoir Photography

St. Louis Boudoir Photography

St. Louis Boudoir Photography

St. Louis Boudoir Photography

Looking for more samples? Use the “Categories” drop down on the right to select Boudoir!

Lindsey & Jake – Steator Wedding Photos

14 Nov

It is high time this blog got caught up! Who wants to see a wedding?!

Lindsey and Jake got married in early October (my most favorite wedding month) and had a perfect outdoor ceremony followed by a reception with the craziest, most awesome dance floor ever! But we’ll get to that… We started the day with a trip to the salon:


Part of our wedding packages – food delivery as needed! That’s right ladies, he’s handsome, he shoots a mean photograph and he delivers double cheese burgers to brides who are short on time and big on hunger!


I’d like to show you a photo or two of the bride eating her double cheese burger while getting her hair done, but I’d like to stay in business. So instead I will show you this photo…


With the hair done it was back to Lindsey’s for the girls to finish getting dolled up and have a bit of fun.


Love that one! Everyone should have a crazy amount of fun on their wedding day!! Below – more fun. The photo on the left was taken when these ladies were at a grade school sleep over. The photo on the right, is the bride busting out the nostalgia and I think the bottom shot speaks for itself : )

Something to be said for having friends that long.  Love this next one – just hanging out in the living room, getting ready for her wedding, no big deal : )

Meanwhile, the guys were hanging out and having a few laughs of their own.

Lindsey and Jake’s ceremony was hosted by close friends who not only let them use their property, but went above and beyond to create an amazing ceremony space. The wedding had a baseball theme, so the tent was set up right over the infield of this backyard baseball diamond, how amazing is that?!


They even had homemade valet parking! Are you kidding me?!

A few shots of the bride all ready to go…

And then we were ready for some couples shots – but – they didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony so we got creative and made it happen!

A few from the ceremony. But just a few cus I know you’re itchin’ to see the purdy posed ones : )

Love this next one. Jake and Lindsey got engaged on this home plate so it was only fitting that they got married at it too!

After the vows it was time for some more couple shots (sans blindfold) and a few with the bridal party.

Seriously, Lindsey – wow – gorgeous!

I love these next 3 big much. They’re all my favorites because I can’t pick just one!

Before calling it done we stopped by the Woodland High School football field to help ourselves to some football photos. Let me just say that I am obsessed with the next photo. I love it. I was really just checking my settings to get the light right but the way Lindsey is standing makes this photo. Love love love.

To the bleachers! Big shout out to this bridal party for making these photos amazing. All I said was “go sit in the bleachers and pretend like you’re at a game!” and bam, perfection!

Time to load up the Party Bus. And oh what a party it was. There is a lot of happy in these photos!

The bridal party put up a baseball bat arch a la A League of their Own for their entrance!!

A little first dance…

A little toast…

A few dances with the parents…

And then it was time to daaaance!! And did they ever. But as mentioned previously, I would like to remain in business so I won’t be sharing the truly amazing photos that resulted from this dance floor. No, I’ll just keep those to myself in case I ever need to blackmail a bridesmaid.

To kick off the dancing, Lindsey requested a special song and gathered all her mom’s girlfriends to put together a special surprise dance for her mama. She picked a song they’d loved to dance to when she was little. The song? Going Out Dancin by Rod Stewart! As you might infer by…you know…my name…I’m inclined to love me some Rod Stewart. Her mom was obviously surprised, love this:

And from there all dancing hell just broke loose…

For future bride’s I’d like to remind you to consider a few important things when selecting your bridesmaids. You need girls who will really be there for you in a pinch.

For example, will she put out the imaginary fire on your dad’s pant leg??


Will she mop the dance floor mid-song when someone spills a beer?

Such responsibility should not be taken lightly.

Typically when I’m shooting dancing photos I just try to move through the crowd and snag some actions shots. Usually I go unnoticed. But some strange phenomenon was taking place at this reception and I kept getting pointed at. I would sneak into the middle of the floor, snag a few shots, turn around and someone would point at me! The first few times I thought it was a coincidence. After that I couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on, so I just went with it. That said… Ladies and Gentlemen my favorite pointing pictures from the evening…

See?! I have no idea. But I know I had a real good time!

Lindsey and Jake – Thanks for letting Zac and I be a part of your big day! Every part of it was beautiful and you are very blessed to have such wonderful (and fun!) family and friends. Cheers to you!

Psst…Planning a 2012 wedding? Give us a holler soon if you’re interested in wedding photography. We have great packages for 2012 but the schedule is filling fast and there’s only room for a few more weddings on the 2012 calendar!

The Worst Bumbo Ever

2 Nov

So I have this awesome little Godbaby named Claire…

She’s cute.

And she has the cutest, chubbiest little thighs you ever did see.

Trouble is, her cute chubby little thighs don’t really fit in her bumbo seat! And where is a baby to sit if not in a bumbo? Well Zac and I were very dismayed by this business of Claire not having a proper seat so we decided to make her her very own bumbo, with plenty of room for her thighs.

So we told Claire about it and she was all, “Whoa! Fer real?!”

And we’re like, “Yeah for real.”

So we bring out the homemade, roomy bumbo and we put her it in…

“Umm…what the hell kind of bumbo is this???”

She promptly decided it was the worst. bumbo. ever.

And then she sounded the alarm and alerted the surrounding 16 counties that we were torturing her for the sake of cute photos.

And we promptly removed her from the pumpkin before anyone had time to call DCFS and report people in the woods stuffing babies in pumpkins.

Eventually we introduced Claire to a better, more suitable seat. And it was still bright orange…


And she sat happily ever after.

 

 

Kathleen, Craig & Owen ~ Edwardville Family Photos

24 Oct

There is an unbelievable amount of happy in the photos I’m about to share with you. On any given day I love my job. Tonight, I love it crazy amounts.

Can you blame me? Look at all of this happiness!!

And this little face!

Little man was really diggin that wooden chair. I grabbed that thing on a whim for $11 as I was walking past an antique store. It has proven to be the most popular thing I own.

This one is pure and complete joy. It’s like the photographic equivalent of warm cookies. I’ve already looked at it 100 times tonight.

The variety of light in the Gardens at SIUe has been amazing this fall. So different from one spot to the next and so beautiful everywhere I turn!

Love this last one… When Owen sat down next to his mama for this picture he looked over at her feet, then he crossed his ankles. I died.

More to come I’m sure : )

The Escue Family ~ Edwardsville Family Photos

24 Oct

I met up with the Escue family at the Gardens at SIUE – which has been providing some seriously amazing light and fall color in the past few weeks! These are great example that even if your kids are a bit grown up and busy with high school or living away at college – it’s still worth it to get some family photos!

Love the laughs in this one : )

These two girls have the same gorgeous eyes! Love it!

The beau stopped by for a few shots : )

Holiday Card Sale!

19 Oct

What better way to make your holidays happy and personal than by making great use of your favorite photos! As the holiday season approaches Maggie Medema Photography will be offering a series of sales to help you send happy wishes, deck your halls and put fabulous gifts in the hands of your favorite people.

Keep an eye on the blog and the Facebook fan page for the latest!

We’ll begin with some casual . natural . happy holiday cards!

This offer gets you 50 5×7 flat cards, printed front and back for $60. That’s a $20 saves off the regular price!

Sale ends October 31, 2011 – so don’t wait!!
Offer available to anyone who has had a session/wedding in 2011.
Photo session not planned until after that – get in touch for details on pre-ordering and locking in the sale price.

You’ll select from five fun designs, all featuring an awesome chalkboard design made to compliment your photos. We can customize the greeting with your names and alter the colors to match your photos. Some may say Merry Christmas but we can customize messages to fit your personal celebrations. Festivus cards anyone?

Check out all 5 designs. Fronts are on the left, backs are on the right. You can even mix and match the various fronts and backs to make the perfect card!

Click to view larger!!