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Cape Cod | Nantucket| Cape Cod Photographer | Travel

My friend, Stephanie, and I took a trip to Cape Cod so I could do a little work (will post those soon).  We spent a day on the island of Nantucket, exploring on our mopeds, found a foot trail along the coast, saw the 2nd oldest lighthouse in the U.S., and all of the immaculately landscaped-wood shingled homes in Siasconset.  

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Impromtu photo shoot on the side of the road.  Chatham, Mass.

Impromtu photo shoot on the side of the road.  Chatham, Mass.

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Barre 3 instructor pose on Corporation beach at sunset.  

Barre 3 instructor pose on Corporation beach at sunset.  

Early morning fog on the Cape.

Early morning fog on the Cape.

When you travel with a photographer....#allthephotoshoots  Check out @Stephaniestewartmusic on INSTA!  

When you travel with a photographer....#allthephotoshoots

Check out @Stephaniestewartmusic on INSTA!  

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One of my favorite pics of Steph!  :))))

One of my favorite pics of Steph!  :))))

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My Grandparents built a house on the Cape in 1980.  Been there every summer since.  38 years! Excited to share my special place with Stephanie.  xo . 

My Grandparents built a house on the Cape in 1980.  Been there every summer since.  38 years! Excited to share my special place with Stephanie.  xo . 

Campbell + Evie | St. Louis Photographer

A few years ago, I was introduced and fell in love with Campbell, a 13 year old photographer from Oklahoma.  We have been planning to shoot together since we met and it finally happened.  We called Evie, a local teen model, for our retro roller skating themed photo shoot in the Grove.  Campbell's talent is simply incredible and I can't wait to see where she goes.  You are a shining star, Campbell, with a heart of gold.   xoxoxo!

 You can follow her @CampbellFrancesPhoto on Instagram.

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Here are a few of Campbell's photos.  SOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!

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And can we talk about how amazing Evie is!!!  Follow her @evie_theodorou on Instagram.

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**Clothes from Target & Forever 21

Michael's Challenge |St. Louis Photographer| Model | Inspiration

One of my goals for the year is to push myself out of my comfort zone.  Try new things.  Be creative more often.  Surround myself with creative, inspiring people.  So this weekend I grabbed Emily (who is 15 and is my good friend Rebecca's daughter) . and headed to our local Michaels Arts and Crafts store.  There is a challenge going around social media called #michaelschallenge--encouraging photographers to shoot good photos in poor locations.  So we did it.  And on the way home we stopped under a bridge, at a car wash and a Kentucky Fried Chicken.  I shot these for myself, for fun, for practice, for a challenge.  ENJOY!

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.  ~ heidi

Spire Energy |St. Louis Photographer

I was recently hired by Spire Energy (formerly Laclede Gas).  My job was to bring their brand to life.  Here is a small sampling of the images from our 3 day photo shoot.  Thank you to Spire for the opportunity, Becky McFarland (stylist), Vanessa Devonne (make up),  Susan Haviluck (producer), and all my models and friends to help me accomplish this!!

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Christmas Tree Bokeh |St. Louis Photographer

Want to know how to make Christmas tree heart bokeh?  Follow the easy, homemade way to create your own.

Chose a wide aperture (small number such as 1.8, 2.0, 2.8) and set your camera to manual focus.  Point the camera to the tree (further away is better) and instead of focusing on the tree, turn your focal ring until the tree is out of focus. This is what you will get.  

And this is what happens without the paper on the lens.  
Christmas Light Bokeh!

Left: Aperture 2.8, middle and right aperture 1.6

Left: Aperture 2.8, middle and right aperture 1.6

Would love to see what you create!