Here's some things you might enjoy. Bundle in layers, you can always remove them if you get too warm.
1) Anheuser Busch Lights Walking Tour. (Tour is FREE, ice skating, & food available for purchase.)
2) Missouri Botanical Garden Glow (Tickets required. IMO, this is very worth it.)
3) Zoo Lights. (Tickets required. Nice family event.)
4) Steinbrenner's Rink in Forest Park (Skating is FREE if you have your own skates, or you can rent skates)
5) Six Flags Lights (Fee)
6) Tille's Park is a great drive through light display. (Fee)
Recently newlyweds, Hannah & Kellan, visited Swan Song Inn. They donned their wedding attire, and we had a fun afternoon photo session. It’s always so uplifting seeing a couple so in love, enjoying their journey. Notice the guitar shaped dock; that was the vision of Inn owner, Doug Colson. Not only did he have the idea, but he built the dock! At the end of the photo session, Hannah & Kellan enjoyed a paddleboat ride around the lake, which seemed to be the perfect ending to the day. If you find yourself near Marshfield, Missouri, take a trip to Swan Song Inn, & find out for yourself how relaxing it is. This time of year is the perfect time for a Fall getaway, to sit on their porch, or out in the gazebo, and enjoy the view, and a lovely fire to keep the chill away. Visit their website www.swansonginn.com
Fall is a great time for outdoor photos, as the foliage changes, the colors add pop to your photos. High School Seniors, and Engagement Photo sessions often present the option of wardrobe changes. Parks are often a popular location for photos because they often offer different landscapes as backgrounds for your photos. One obstacle that has to be considered when wanting wardrobe changes during your photo session is where you will be able to change. So, what type of obstacles present the biggest challenge in an outdoor photo session, aside from the weather? A private place to change and convenience to the area you are using is important. Changing cuts into your session time, which is why you don’t want to go overboard on wardrobe changes. I suggest clients limit their wardrobe changes to 2 or 3, which includes the outfit they show up wearing. The other obstacle is where you can change, as most parks may have restrooms, they may only be open seasonally, and may not be the best choice of a place to change. Joyce Geiser Photography has a solution for our clients! We provide clients a portable changing room for wardrobe changes. It’s large enough for simple wardrobe changes and portable that we can pop it up whenever needed. Now that a solution has been provided, let’s get your photo session scheduled so you can enjoy the Fall colors too. Complete the Contact Me form and I’ll be in touch soon!
September is a great time to get your Senior Pictures done. Do you know why? Because the weather is finally cooling off from the heat waves, but it’s not so cold you freeze. Soon the beautiful colors of Fall will appear! Don’t you want to grab some of the color as background to your Senior Pictures? Senior Pictures in Festus, Mo offers those Fall colors! Go to my website, www.joycegeiserphotography.com and fill out the Contact Me form, and submit it. I will contact you in 24 to 48 hours to discuss your options for Senior Pictures in or near Festus, Mo.
What are your options? That’s a great question! Often clients ask to change outfits for their Senior Pictures, which is not a problem as long as the location offers facilities for changing. However, most parks close their buildings for the season once school has started. Remember that if you plan on changing outfits, you will need a private place to change. How long will my session take? I schedule Senior Pictures for weekends, allowing up to 2 hours to complete the session, this includes time for wardrobe changes. Most likely, we won’t need the full 2 hours, but plan for it with your schedule, then you won’t be late to your next event. Show up dressed in your first outfit. Once we are done shooting for it, you will have ten minutes to change into your second outfit, then we will repeat the process if you have a third outfit. Are you active in extracurricular activities such as football, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, choir, etc…? Great! bring your uniform, and any props related to the activity, such as the ball, school jacket, pom pons, music instrument, or choir books. We will discuss your activities in more detail before your Senior Pictures to make sure we both are prepared to get you some great photos. What should you wear? Let’s meet to decide on a location, then we can talk about wardrobe possibilities. Please be aware that the two hours covers your photo session, including wardrobe changes, but wardrobe changes are limited to 3, we want most of the time to be focused on creating epic photos for you. By the way, a parent will need to attend the first meeting as that is when the contract is discussed/signed, the retainer fee is paid, and we schedule the date of your photo shoot. If you are under 18, a parent will need to attend the photo session too. We’ll go over everything when we meet in person. Contact me today, let’s set up an evening to meet and discuss Senior Pictures in more detail and get your appointment scheduled. Talk with your parent(s), and let me know if you prefer to meet at Bread Co in Festus on Gannon Drive, or McDonalds in Festus, also on Gannon Drive. We only need a half hour to 45 minutes, and I have openings to meet between 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. What works best for you? We can schedule meetings for weekends also, the time will depend on schedules. If you need a weekend meeting, I can accommodate that also.
Communication is key in getting the Senior Picture experience you hope for. Contact me today & let’s set up a brief meeting to discuss this in more detail. Visit my website and fill out the Contact Me form. www.joycegeisesrphotography.com