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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!

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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 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!!

Sneak Peek: Adam + Sheena = Amazingness

3 Oct

Do you know what happens when I really love a photo? My chest tightens up and my eyes sting and I feel like I’m going to hyperventilate. (Yes, I am the most dramatic person you know.)

I may or may not have been breathing into a paper sack while preparing these photos…

Hope you love them as much as I do : )

The next 2 are my favorite. Ever. In life.

And just to prove that my randomness knows no bounds…I give you…a dog on a chair:

Dogs are people too. And people need portraits.

There will be many more where those came from…

Holiday Card Mini Sessions!!

26 Sep

Tis the season to start thinking about photos for Holiday cards (and holiday gifts)!

It’s one of those things you always say you’re going to do next year, right? You get a holiday card in the mail of the beautiful, smiling, family next door or your cousin sends a card with her gorgeous kids on the front. This, of course, is just days after you hastily stamped the envelopes of some mass produced cards with snowmen on the front. Snowmen no one even knows. Instead of the beautiful faces of your family. Sigh.

But this is the year to make it happen!

I’ve put together a great little package to make it all tidy and easy for you. I’ll be offering a full day of Holiday Card mini sessions in the Edwardsville area. You’ll get a nice selection of photos of you and yours, a set of awesome Holiday Cards (pick from 5 designs), and a bit of print credit too.

Check out the details below and then contact me ASAP to sign up! There’s only room for 5 sessions so act fast. Samples of the card designs follow. Be sure to check out the Things to Know and Fine Print at the bottom of the post : )

Holiday cards are also available for any client who has had a photo session since April 2011. You’ll just select from your finished photos. Rate is $40 per set of 25 cards/envelopes, $50 per set of the tri-fold.

Cards are printed on a flat 5×7 card, front and back. Front is shown on the left, back on the right. Colors can be customized!

(Click to view larger!!)

(Tri-fold, outside on top, inside on bottom.)

Don’t forget that beautiful framed photos make wonderful (and affordable) holiday gifts for your family members!

Things to know:
It will be late October, so dress appropriately and take advantage of the chance to show off great chunky sweaters or tailored pea coats, hats, scarves, etc. Rock those layers baby!

You’ll be able to select 1 of the 5 pre-made holiday card designs to be personalized with your names and selected photos for the included set of 25 cards. Additional sets will be available for $40 (may choose different design for each set purchased if you like). There is a 6th design option which is a tri-fold card. Add $10 for this option.

Fine Print: Rate applies to groups or 5 of less. Email for details on larger groups, additional fees will apply. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to hold a spot, the remaining balance is due at the session. A rain date has been set in case of inclement weather. Due to the “mini” nature of the sessions, DVDs of all finished, high-res files with print release will be sold for the “mini” price of $80.

Email maggie@maggiemedemaphoto.com to secure a spot!