I have so many new clients stopping by to check out my site. Well unfortunately there isn’t much to see 😦

I’m a busy mommy with lots of school commitments and it’s really hard to keep up with all of my awesome sessions here. With that said I will try my best to update from time to time with pictures. It’s pretty sad that my last update was in February… sigh. Keeping coming back, I’ll have an update soon.


Gremillion Wedding

Now that the holidays are over I can finally blog some favorite pictures from a wedding I shot in November. This was a hugely celebrated wedding, not that all of them aren’t but the bride and groom were two really good friends. The groom was a high school friend of my brother’s who later became his roommate so I’ve known him for quite a while. The wedding took place at the beautiful Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard and the reception was at Orlando Gardens in South County.

Special thanks to my friend and second photographer for this wedding, Stacey of Anastacia K Photography. She was amazing and tons of help. Thanks to my hubby for being our assistant, without him we couldn’t have gotten most of our amazing shots.

Last but not least thanks to Angie and Josh, your wedding was spectacular and lots of fun.

Baby Willow

The sweetest baby girl was born 10 days late this last December. Her arrival was highly anticipated by her mommy, daddy, grandma’s, grandpa, aunt’s, uncle and by friends. She was worth the wait. I couldn’t wait for this photo shoot. We had a lot of fun that day. Grandma joined us and it was a pleasure to be with Willow, mom and grandma. I felt very honored. Without further ado Baby Willow’s pictures…

lots of mommy love

one of my personal favorites

we used a quilt that mommy has had since she was a baby

a special picture for dad, he coaches a volleyball team

Catching up

I have a lot of catching up to do on my sessions and I plan on working on that but before I do I have something to announce (nothing major). I won’t be taking any session appointments in the month of December. I’m going to use the month to reconnect with my family a little and enjoy the holidays. This doesn’t apply to clients with appointments already.  Thanks ahead of time and if you need anything photo related please feel free to contact me and we can talk about availability.

A Winner and Upcoming Stuff

I know it’s been almost a week but the winner was certainly clear. #5 Jillian was the winner!!! Wasn’t she a cutie. I loved every single one of these pictures and like I said I am very glad I didn’t have to vote for a favorite.

Thanks to everyone for voting. Our fall specials are done for the year but with all these indian summer days we’ve been given lately let me know if you’d like to sneak in a family session. I will be at a holiday boutique show here in St. Louis next month and will have a drawing for a free session. If you’d like information you can e-mail me at hjtorbs@sbcglobal.net. Also present at the holiday boutique will be products from Silpada, Sian’s Posh Boutique and etsy seller (and cousin) Livvie Lee. Livvie Lee will also have a drawing that night for a $10 credit for her store. It’s an opportunity to do a little selling, a little buying, a little wine drinking and a little gossiping 🙂

October Sessions Contest

It’s giveaway time!!! My first ever giveaway!!! There were so many great clients and pictures in October it’s going to be extremely difficult to pick a favorite. I’m so glad I don’t have to vote 🙂  Sara at Less Ordinary Designs has graciously agreed to give the winner a free card design ($15 value) AND 100 free 4.25 x 5.5 glossy value cards. She has a fantastic Etsy store you can find here. Her designs are perfect for every occasion but this giveaway is just in time for Christmas.

Without further ado…. the pictures!!!

#1 JP

#2 Eli

#3 Allie

#4 Elise

#5 Jillian

#6 Hunter

#7 Gillette Kids

#8 Natalie

#9 Kyle

#10 Chloe and Camryn

#11 The Finn Family

Good luck to all my clients. Spread the word, have your husband, your family members, your church friends, your mailman, your mom… EVERYONE!!! Come and vote. Use the poll beneath to vote for your favorite.

The deadline for votes is this Friday, November 5th at 9:00 pm.

Special Thanks to Sara of Less Ordinary Designs.

Allie’s Senior Shoot

Allie is a beautiful, sweet, friendly and smart senior at Lutheran South. I always compliment her and her parents on what a fantastic young woman she is becoming we are all huge fans of this homecoming queen. Not only myself but my children too, she’s our favorite babysitter. We had a lot of fun during her session. Her mom, brother and sister joined us on our walk through Forest Park. Here’s a sneak peek of her session….

Here is link to her slideshow

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