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Peaceful Bride Ritz Carlton

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Ritz Carlton

Peaceful Bride At the Ritz

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Natural Light Please



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Natural light please

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Lafayette Park

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Sassy Headshots

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Sassy Headshots

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Flowers and Bride


Flowers and Bride



Photographing a wedding bouquet is great fun.  I keep the background very simple usually just on a chair, with plenty of naturalal light.

i’ll do a few at F4 for the whole bouquet to be in focus. Then the series that 1.2/1.8 to create a shallow depth of field.  Those  always look great.


Shadows on the Bride

Photographs of the bride will always look best in natural light. One of my favorite poses is to place the bride near a window. As long as it’s not direct sunlight hitting the bride, the quality of the light will be soft and diffused.



Shadows on the Bride

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Attorney Headshot

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Attorney Headshots

Branding headshot for Corporate and Executives.  St Louis and Region covering Missouri, Illinois and Midwest.   Shari Photography creates definitive images that reflect the client and the brand.

Bold Headshot Country Lane

Bold Headshots

Headshots Portraits

Bold Headshot Country Lane

Still one of my all time favorite headshots – It was a perfect setting on a country lane in St Charles.  I gave plenty of dead space to keep the effect strong.

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First Dance Weddings

wEDDING photographyTo get the first dance tight shot you need a  good lens-  70-200 IS 2.8L.  Anything smaller and you will be in their face and that won’t do.

The 2.8 is really important.  Most dances take place in low light situations, so you need a fast lens.

We get a whole range of shots- wide to tight.  My favorites are the tight shots.

The way we like to light the scene is by suing an off camera flash-  we love Alien Bees because they are sturdy and affordable.

We use Pocket Wizards and then try to stay the hell of each others shots!

While I prefer to use a Speedlight on top of my camera to give a more even light, Jayson likes to work with only the rim light effect of the studio light.

So our couples get a lovely range of pictures.

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Wedding Ring

Rings detail


Wedding ring detail shots.

Sky is the limits when it comes to creativity.

Push the boundary and think outside the box.

The sequence should not take very long on the wedding.  Ideal lens is

100 mm f2.8 macro.

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