St Louis Photographer | Sara Tegman Photography | 10 on 10

10 on 10 is a project where 10 photographers will post 10 images on the 10th of every month. We will be posting and linking to each other so you can click through our tour every month on the 10th. This is an incredibly talented group of ladies and I am very humbled and grateful to be in such company. Please join me.

Over the last week I came home for the July 4th holiday. My family is small and close knit. My sister and brother and I are all very close in age and are great friends. Our children are also close in age. They love to be together. My brother loves building memories and camping is one of his favorite activities. There is a campsite in the Kettle Moraine State Forest he loves to go to. The Kettle Moraine is made up of about 30,000 acres across Wisconsin. It is a lone campsite and the hike to get to the site is about 3/4 of a mile into the forest. Idyllic and dreamy doesn’t even describe our night in the woods. I am not a camper. I love my starbucks and running hot water, but something about the stillness, campfire and closeness of being with my family will forever become a warm, loving memory.

Now please click through to my dear friend, Kristy Lane | K. Lane Photography | Allen Child Photographer and see what brilliant images she captured for 10 on 10.

Amy Lucy - Oh, what could be better than camping with cousins. What a wonderful day you chose to capture. I love the one of them in their jammies. Wonderful work, Sara!

Gail Pomare - these make me joyous and heartbroken at the same time. I love that you can share this…. I don’t love that I can’t. :( Perfect day to remember forever!!!

shannon - i want to be there right now. what an awesome day in the woods!

molly - oh this looks like SO much fun! i bet the kids will always remember this camping trip!

Mary - LOVE that the girlies are camping in Matilda Jane!! Nice :)

Smegs - Love these Sara! Great pics, great fun, great memories!

Stephanie Moore Studios {Tucson AZ Photographer} - Looks like so much fun Sara, love these!

Jules - such perfect memories … looks like a wonderful time!

Becks - Love that you captured your camping adventure. I am not a camper either but it looks like the kids were having fun. XO

melissa deakin - hi sara!
what a beautiful project this is!
these images are spectacular…what great memories!

Mary Schannen - These are so fun!

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St Louis Photographer | Fifty Two on Friday | Free

There is nothing more freeing than jumping off the pier at dusk.

Please check out the extremely talented, Breeze Floyd | North Stonington, CT photographer.

aubry - so free and what a beautiful shot… it feels so peaceful.

Gretchen - Gorgeous, I love the dof here. I almost feel like I”m about to hit the water, fabulous image!

kara jo - so fun, perfect summer shot

breeze - too fun! love love!

Jasmine - Oh I just did this last night. It is so freeing. Great shots. I hope you had a fabulous vacation!

kelsey {las vegas high school senior photographer} - So fun! Looks cold out though lol

maureenwilson - so so true!! love it.

Jules - this looks like so much fun! hope you had a great holiday!

Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography - just wonderful, sara…

Stephanie Moore Studios {Tucson AZ Photographer} - Perfect photo for free. I love your action shot and it’ so beautiful!

Shannon Harrison - Love the anticipation of this and the teeny curl of the toes. Great capture Sara!

Melanie - Love these shots! This is exactly what I wanted to do for this week…but never found myself a pier!

wendy - Love this! It reminds me of my childhood trips to Lake Michigan and jumping off the dock into the murky waters.

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Val Spring - You are so right my friend! Such a feeling of freedom!

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St Louis Children Photographer | Sara Tegman Photography | Frame It

Please join me in clicking through the circle of 18 other photographers, including my friend, Rebecca at Fresh From God Photography, Southern California.

Jenny - someone is rockin the LB! love it

Stephanie Moore Studios {Tucson AZ Photographer} - Oh that black and white is absolutely gorgeous! You rocked that LB this week!!!

Gretchen - Oh my…love the lensbaby! Adore the second shot deeply.

angie - beautiful photos! love my some LB!

Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography - wowzers, framing via the field and the LB, very technical and creative at the same time. awesome.

maureenwilson - LOVE that BW LB shot!! sooo pretty.

aubry - such sweet expressions. love the framing of the grass around her.

jules - love the emotion you caught in these! so thoughtful and beautifully framed!

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breeze - So amazing! Love love love.

wendy vonsosen - Love this! That first one is beautiful with your Lensbaby. And the black and white is gorgeous!

Val Spring - Love these, Sara! Especially the b&w. The conversion is just perfect for that image and adds the perfect mood to it.

Shannon Harrison - You know the BW is one of my favorite ST shots of all time. Big time LOVE.

Melanie - wow – I love how the blur just shoots your eye straight to the subject – I would never have thought to frame that way, it works so well!

Jasmine - Love that first shot! You have such gorgeous girls!

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St Louis Photographer | Sara Tegman Photography | Emotion

Emotion is such a great theme for this week. It is such an essential part of what we do. I was at a shoot this evening. And it is always nerve-wracking to meet a family you have never met before. It struck me so odd that I am in this scenario often. But I love it and thrive on it. It is my job to put them at ease, from the moment I get an email, a phone call, or a text message it my sole purpose to help make the process less stressful and more fun. If I succeed in this, my outcome when I do get to shoot with my families is quite wonderful. We all strive for the emotion in our images, whether you are the one in the image or you are the one looking at the image. I want to evoke emotion. Some of the hardest images to get any emotion out of are not of my clients……they are of my own children. But when I do, true bliss.

Now, please turn your attention to Rebecca | Fresh From God Photography | Southern CA and see what her take on emotion is this week!

Jules - such a beautiful portrait … love the light!

Shannon Harrison - Oh Sara. Good gosh! This is so dreamy and pretty. Love the light that just wraps around her pretty face.

Jasmine - What a gorgeous shot. That light is so beautiful!

kara jo - love so much:) What a dreamy picture!

wendy - I saw this this morning and was floored. Reminds me a little of a certain ws teacher we both know. I LOVE everything about it, Sara! We’re headed to the beach tomorrow. Can’t wait to see what I can capture.

Gail Pomare | Aroha Photography - Sara, her face is mesmerizing. stunning.

admin - Isn’t it funny, I did not know her yet…..didn’t even know she was going to have the WS offered…….I wasn’t even really a follower. Now, I am star-struck. Love that woman. Have fun at the beach.

aubry - what a sweetie.. the lighting is gorgeous

Stephanie Moore Studios {Tucson AZ Photographer} - OH Sara I ADORE that black and white, it is perfection!

Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography - her face certainly says it all!! amazing job once again!!

maureenwilson - oooo totally gorgeous!! love love. I might need this blown up in MY house!!

kelsey {las vegas high school senior photographer} - Love this! So fun! She is so happy!

Val Spring - Breathtaking. This is so filled with emotion. I love your work.

breeze - This is just gorgeous! love!

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St Louis Photographer | Sara Tegman | Whimsical

Our theme this week is Whimsical. What is whimsical? Playfully quaint, acting in an appealing or amusing way. My daughter just got new running shoes. She was complaining that her running shoes were too small. Too small? I just bought them in January, she has worn them less than 6 months! She put them on for me and sure enough, the toes were so crammed into the end. I felt guilty and ashamed for even doubting her. So off to buy some new tennis shoes. There is only a few places here in town even worth spending time finding new kids tennis shoes. I drove there after dinner one day this week. The girls had been in camp all day, they were tired, uncooperative and whiny. I just wanted to get the search over with. We walked into the store. It was the very first pair she tried on. How can this be? I had been in the store less than 5 minutes. I think we were living in a dream world. This never happens. But this time, we paid the bill and jumped in the car. I often have to think about my theme way in advance to get the right shot. This week, it was about my daughter and her new pair of running shoes. I just wanted an image of her running and I combined my thoughts with a photography style I love called panning. Panning is shot at a super low shutter speed to create the blur or movement shown in the background while the subject is in focus. It is a very difficult thing to master. I didn’t quite “get it”. But the idea of her lightening fast in her new tennis shoes? Priceless.

Please join me in visiting all 19 photographers and their 52 week projects. Rebecca Mitchell of Fresh From God Photography | Southern, California will no doubt have an amazing take on whimsical this week. Check it out!

Gretchen - Love it my creative friend! Sweet girl!

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Jules - here’s to summer and super fast running shoes!

maureenwilson - love the motion in the second image!! very cool

shannon - could she be any more perfect in her hat and “lightning fast” running shoes? totally priceless!

kara jo - Nice action shot! I love new shoes:)

Gail Pomare | Aroha Photography - those are her magical shoes. LOVE love love

Jolie - Lovely!

wendy - Such a cute girl. New shoes are the best when you’re that age! And I think panning should be one of our 52 themes!

Stephanie Moore Studios {Tucson AZ Photographer} - So cute, she is so sweet. Love the acitons shots!

Melanie Pitcher - Very cool, I’ve been meaning to practice panning and I just always forget! Great job, it really added such movement and action to the images!

aubry - love that action shot!

Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography - love these!! her hat, how she is running, how you show the speed through your technique, awesome, my friend!!

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