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    I fell in love with photography when I was teaching in China. My eyes were opened to a world of beautiful faces and incredible art as I roamed the streets and markets of Shanghai. I took pictures of every new and exciting detail and scene to help me remember my time there when I returned home.

    Photography is the memory of our lives. Photographs never change, even when the people in them do. My family lost my brother-in-law at a young age shortly after I returned from China. All we have left of him are the memories through our pictures. I wish we had more pictures of all of us together to show my kids the love and laughs we shared. Losing him motivated me to be a better memory creator for my family, and it fuels my passion for creating beautiful, timeless images that capture smiles and spirit.

    My goal as a photographer is to make this easy for you. I'm a mom of 5. I get that things need to be simplified in life. Let me give you pictures you'll love and an experience you'll enjoy. Now is the right time to schedule your session! Contact me--let's do this for you!

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End of Summer Scheduling

Can you believe it’s the end of July already? Wow. This summer has flown by fast!

I’ll be ending my summer on several good notes. For starters, my family is headed off for a well-deserved vacation (albeit short our van after engine failure…long story…) to northern Wisconsin to spend a week at my husband’s great aunt and uncle’s cabin near Mercer. We’re looking forward to a lot of down time, lazy days, boat rides, fishing, and camp fires. I couldn’t imagine a better vacation!

After we get back from vacation we’ll be packing to move into our new house. Praise the Lord!! We have been waiting over a year for our house in Minnesota to sell…we are so blessed to be able to be back on our own after living with my family for the last year!

I’ll be laying low with the photography stuff until we get in the house. So be thinking about the fall pictures you’d like to schedule for your families, babies, or seniors!

Know someone who's engaged?

I’d love to add some engagement pictures to my portfolio, but I just don’t know anyone who is engaged at the moment. If you do (know someone who is engaged and in need of some engagement pictures), please send them my way! I’ll be giving a special half price session to my first engagement couple!

And the winner is…

Diana Creek!

Congratulations, Diana! Please send me an email with your address to lani.palmer@yahoo.com so I can mail your gift certificate!


Thanks to everyone who participated. This was so much fun…I know I’ll be doing it again before the end of the year. There’s so much to celebrate…we’ll be moving into our new house at the end of August…we’ll be celebrating our 5 year anniversary at the end of the year…so many reasons to host another give away! Check back for the next one! 🙂

Doc and Chris' Wedding

The winner announcement will have to wait a few minutes more. 🙂

The day before we left for my husband’s aunt’s 2nd wedding found out she didn’t have a photographer. Well, I couldn’t let that be. So I took a few pictures for them to have something to remember it by other than the video. Doc and Chris have been dating for just about as long as Jon and I have been together, so we’re extremely happy to officially welcome Doc to the family and see his stocking up on Grandma’s wall this Christmas. 🙂

Since it was Chris’ 2nd wedding, it was pretty casual and low-key (which was especially fine by Doc and my husband too!). And we all felt so sorry for Chris who got laryngitis the day before her wedding. It’s no fun to be sick, but it’s especially no fun to be sick on your wedding day. So we kept the pictures low-key too.

Doc and Chris, a thousand congratulations! We’re so happy for you both! I hope you enjoy these special moments I captured for you!! 🙂

Give Away!

I am so thankful for all of my blog followers (you know who you are!). So to say thanks, I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to lmtphotography. Just leave a comment on this post with your name. I will announce the winner on Monday, July 13th after I get back from a wedding this weekend. And thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

July 6, 2009 - 3:34 pm

Crystal Fox - Lani – I love the way all of your pictures turn out and how you use your passion for the advantages of others as well, they all look great! 🙂

July 6, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Liz Trimble - Lani, you do such beautiful work! Your talent shines through in all th epictures you take. I need to call and make an appointment for Ethan.

July 6, 2009 - 8:22 pm

Amy LaRosa - Lani, I love your pictures! I’ve seriously been wanting to get our kids pictures taken and it is just one of those things I never get around to doing! We have not even had a family picture taken since our son was born and he just turned 5!!

July 6, 2009 - 9:29 pm

Diana Cree - Lani,
Do love your pictures-you obviously have been blessed with a gift and I hope to scheduling a family picture some year and another family picture of my whole extended family. Pretty interested in senior pictures for my youngest Michelle next summer

July 6, 2009 - 10:27 pm

Sam Martin - Lani, I’m sure you’ve heard hundreds of times how amazing your pictures are, but I will say it again. Your pictures are simply amazing. I’m sure we’ll be making an appointment for my senior pictures soon.

July 7, 2009 - 2:57 pm

Steve and Kathy HIicks - Corey is re-joining the family after graduation in August, finally, would love a picture of him with all of us with that lovely certificate! He’s been gone almost two solid years without seeing us! So glad we’ll be re-united with our son at last. Please consider our joy and need of an amazingly done family photograph from an amazing photographer! Love and hugs, Kathy and Steve Hicks

July 8, 2009 - 2:25 am

Becky Turner - Hey Lani! Your two kids are so adorable. I love seeing updates of them pop up on here. Your photography is really beautiful, you are so creative! I’m still thinking to have you take some shots of Lia when she turns a year old in September. Can you send me your prices? 751 River Glen Dr. O’Fallon, MO 63368

July 8, 2009 - 4:54 am

Becky Popejoy - Lani, I love keeping up with your pictures of Haven via Facebook. I have a whole new appreciation for photography since Katelyn was born. You are most definitely talented! I love what you’ve been able to do with your photoshop program to get the best picture possible. Your scenery choices are also impressive.

July 8, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Caroline Nahm - Lani,
WOW!! Your work is amazing!! You are truly blessed!!
Do you do 10 x 13 pics?? I need an updated family pic and one of the boys, but I need 10 x 13 size. Let me know. Thanks!!

July 9, 2009 - 2:03 am

Janine Ushe - Lani,
Your work is great! We would love to get pictures of Noah for his first birthday. I hope you are your family are doing well. Haven and Noah need to meet sometime. Give me a call next time you come up to STL.

July 9, 2009 - 2:07 am

Sarah Smith - Lani,
You have such a unique eye, it very awsome. Have you ever done a picture party? Or heard of one? I would like to do something like that.

July 9, 2009 - 2:13 pm

Mary Matlock - Lani,

What an awesome gift you have in capturing the person in your pictures. Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

July 9, 2009 - 11:13 pm

LuAnn Kaaz - Thanks for taking Jessica’s Senior pictures. They turned out great!