keithleeSTUDIOS » St. Louis, Missouri Area Portrait Photographer (Weddings, Engagements, Boudoir, Seniors)

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I’ve known Keith for several years now…we used to be part of a car club and learned how to work on cars together. These days, I have little to no time to work on cars since my weekends and nights are busy shooting pictures or editing but it was great to hang out with an old friend and meeting his fiancee, Marie. I think anybody who knows or has met Marie would agree that she is a super sweet girl and it was awesome working with the newly engaged couple this past Saturday. So how tall is Keith? I think he’s like 6’7″ and makes most people feel short. :) But this couple is definitely NOT short on love and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in July!

Keith

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More pictures from my travels thanks to work! Ok, it might pale in comparison to California but it had been a looooooooong time since I had been in Boston (aka Beantown). I didn’t get to explore much of the city since the conference I was attending took most of our days. However, on the last day, we finished earlier so we checked out the ICA museum. Unfortunately, a show had just finished so we only got to see a limited amount of pieces. As you can tell from some of the pictures, the building is modern and sits along the coast with a great view of the port…

Anyhow, enjoy some of the pictures… Boston is a beautiful city with a ton of history. I just wished the Habs would have beaten them in the playoffs. :P

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Last month, I had the opportunity to head back to the beautiful state of California (for work). I brought one body and only two lens (35mm and 85mm). I was a little nervous traveling with $5K worth of gear in my carry on but it was totally worth bringing it to get some great images. First of all, I don’t understand how can anybody be in a bad mood when you are surrounded by palm trees?! The weather was awesome but got chilly when the sun went down. We didn’t have too much time to check Los Angeles/California but at least we got to walk around Manhattan Beach (which happens to be the capital of Beach Volleyball). I envy all the photographers who get to work in this beautiful state… just as long as you don’t have to deal with the traffic :P

I see the ocean!
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Fish head anybody?
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Michael – “Look! Dolphins!” I fail boated on this moment since I had my wide angle lens on.
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We think there was some kind of booty jam video was being filmed on the beach. Let’s just say there was music, lots of jiggling and what appeared to be baby oil being rubbed on.
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Some birds don’t like being photographed… as Mike found out.
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If you’ve been following my journey into portrait photography since the beginning, then you’ll know that I took my first leap into this area when Ali (my fiancee) allowed me to shoot some pictures of her at the Lemp Brewery a couple years back. Shortly afterward, I had enough courage to ask my friends Katie and Shane (who we affectionately call ‘Shatie’) if they would stand in front of the camera for me so I could get more practice. I didn’t have a set agenda or ideas of what I wanted to capture which made for a long day (luckily we broke for lunch and a bear at some point!). A year later, my photography business is doing well with bookings just about every weekend (sorry babe! *kiss*) but I refuse to settle on just what I know. I want to continue to push myself into different areas of portrait photography so I can get a better understanding on what’s possible and to help capture the images I have in my head into the camera. Once again, I asked Katie and Shane to stand in front of the camera for me but I had a specific list of items I wanted to tackle… while some things worked out, other items didn’t. The weather didn’t exactly help either but ‘Shatie’ were awesome to work with as I gave them various directions to follow throughout the evening. Thanks Katie and Shane! Enjoy some of the pictures (which were edited differently than my usual style) and look out for more stuff in the future!

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If you didn’t know, I’m getting married in two months and last weekend, our friends Clark, Kelly, Jenn and Mark hosted our couple’s shower and we had ALL the ingredients for an awesome party…

Our closest friends – check!
Candy bar – check!
Cocktails – check!
Beautiful home – check!
Great weather – check!
SingStar – check!
Gifts – check! check! check! check! check! check! check!

Thanks again Clark, Kelly, Jenn, Mark and everyone who made the time to celebrate with us! Enjoy some of the pictures I took throughout the afternoon (don’t mind the editing or lack of… I didn’t spend much time on them)

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  • Ali - April 11, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    We need more photographer friends so that YOU could actually be in pics of your own couple’s shower!!! :(ReplyCancel

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