I was honored to photograph the wedding of my friends Sam O’Keefe and Shelby O’Keefe in October, 2013, and today it is being featured on glamour.com! I had a great weekend with them in St. Louis and I’m glad the people,weather, and location all came together to create the beautiful conditions for this shoot.
JULY 4 – Remnants of rather tame pre-firewrorks celebration downtown St. Louis. In Minnesota, where fireworks have been illegal pretty much forever, I remember these little guys well back into my childhood. And I don’t think that box will ever change.
Will Sullivan had a goodbye-to-the-downtown-apartment BBQ last week; I was excited to see the sun set from the 12th story roof. Emily Rasinski modeled for me as the daylight faded behind the City Museum‘s new ferris wheel. This is a composite of two images (in the good shot of her hair, I cut off her arm) and I’ve been trying to learn new ways to apply layer masks and different blending modes. I guess it’s time to crack open the old Photoshop Bible and/or get back on Lynda.com…
The evening ended around 10:30 when we realized we had gotten locked outside, still on the roof. I Macgyver-ed us back in using a notched-out REI membership card. As a survival-equipment store, I think they would have been proud.
I’m not exactly a dog lover, not really a cat lover either, but I’ve found myself more and more amused by my roommate’s toy poodle, Angel. Most of the time tiny dogs are terribly annoying and pretty much helpless, but Angel has an attitude that would take on a pit bull (which actually happened not too long ago, Lauren had to hold Angel back from going after one in the park). I’m still glad I don’t have to worry about her medical bills or food expenses but I admit I’ll miss having her energy around when I move next week…
Woke up Tuesday morning to the sound of giant squirrels playing tag on the roof. After I cleared my head, it turned out that our building was getting re-shingled and no one had bothered to let us tenants know. Very nice, I love being jolted from sleep at 7am. These guys were figuring out how to cover a hole in the roof over the porch.
(I think he’s totally giving me the finger…)
Happy birthday Chris Boyce! Belated now, of course, but I was there in person. This is from Boogaloo, a bar with SWINGS as barstools.
My new neighborhood threw me a welcoming party! They called it the Central West End Art & Taste and invited everyone else in the city, which was fine with me. I went all three days and it was the best surprise party I’ve ever been to, even though a lot of the other guests were told to pretend they didn’t know who I was. Andrew came in from Columbia too, with a cameo in shot #2.