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St Louis Professional Photography

I just finished photographing the Ultra Orphan Conference for Centric Health Resources and boy did it ever make me thankful for my health and the health of my loved ones. A panel of patients dealing with rare illnesses talked at the conference about the struggles that they go through dealing with their illnesses when it comes to their health care. Things that I really never thought about before. I can’t imagine fighting for my life while at the same time trying to find doctors and providers that know about my disease and how to treat it. I can’t imagine fighting to gain access to the medications that I need and then trying to figure out how to pay for treatments and the slew of meds that I need to survive. I’ve heard the numbers before, but these individuals really put it in perspective and made it real. Imagine paying over $100,000 a year for one medication. What about $300,000 for one medication? Now think about taking 10 different medications or more to treat yourself. I really can’t imagine. Can you? You’d never know these individuals are living with these rare diseases and struggling with everything associated with their illnesses. They look like you and me. They are uplifting and inspiring. Thank goodness for the various organizations, companies and individuals who work hard to improve the quality of life for those who are living with various illnesses while helping provide therapeutic advancements these people deserve. I am so thankful for my health today and I only hope that I never learn, from first-hand experience, what it would be like to have that taken away.

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  • Chelsey | MachC Photography - Wow, what an incredible experience to be there, hear their stories, photograph their journeys. Glad you were able to be a part of this conference, Yvonne. Love the shot here.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - What a fantastic experience and so glad you got so much from this!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - I love your “thankful” posts. I think you may have inspired me to start my own.
    I need to be more thankful…:)ReplyCancel

Urban Boy! | St. Louis Baby Photographer

Baby L is part of the Baby’s First Year Program and his parents wanted to make sure we captured him with his lil’ cast before it comes off next week. He had surgery on his thumb, which would make me mope around and weep, but not the L man! He crawls around as if he didn’t have a cast, bangs it to make some music and during all of this – he’s all smiles. He’s just as laid back and content as he was the first day I met him seven months ago. It’s such an honor to photograph these milestones during his first year of life!

Last night we met up in the city for L’s 10 month portrait session! He got to show us his mad skills at crawling, standing, sitting up and drum beats with his cast. He seemed to enjoy the surroundings and all the movement around him. Oh, and just in case anyone is wondering…we did not put the lil’ man in harms way on a busy street. This was a crosswalk in front of a street that was blocked off to traffic. Safety first! Enjoy the sneak peek!

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  • Marla - LOVE the urban pix! The boy in the street is amazing-lucky you found such a place that was blocked off but you’d never know!ReplyCancel

  • Jaidean - Oh, he is soooo cute! Love these!ReplyCancel

  • Stacia - what a little cutie!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - What a cutie and what a great spot!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - what a sweetie AND a trooper!! LOVE the last one of him in the street, but I have to admit I had to go back and read more closley when I saw it!! Thanks for clearing that up,lol!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - love these!!! such a cutie- and that smile just melts me! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Oh my gosh, what a cutie!! Poor thing though with the cast on his arm! Great images Yvonne 🙂ReplyCancel

New in the City | St. Louis Newborn Photographer

I had the great honor to photograph Mr G yesterday at the age of 6 days! He was the perfect model {despite all the poops!} Very laid back, content unless he gets hungry and loves the fresh air outdoors. He entered the world a week late, but he’s catching up quickly by getting on what seems to be a very good schedule, gaining weight and starting to figure out his days and nights. These are huge accomplishments for a newborn. His parents are very lucky to have such an easy-going baby in their city apartment and luckier yet to be surrounded by family from out of town to help with things right now. Hope you enjoy the sneak peek! We got some great portraits of baby G! Oh, and thank you so much for all the quarters for the parking meter. I’ll make sure to bring change next time I stop by! 😉

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