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  • Welcome!

    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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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!

Jessica K's Senior Photos Preview

Jessica grew up with my little sister, and even though she moved away, I was happy to be able to capture her senior pictures for her yesterday. It was supposed to be a perfect cloudy day for pictures. But instead we got beautiful sunshine and lots of wind. Great weather for being outside, but not perfect for pictures. So we avoided the shadows and waited out the wind when we could. The wind did play to our favor in a couple of shots, though, by adding a little body or flair to her hair. There were so many good pictures to choose from the 623 we took! I’m having a hard time narrowing it down! I’m so excited to get these previews to you, K family! The proofs should be coming in about a week. Enjoy!

July 6, 2009 - 4:32 pm

Erica - Love the one on the bridge!!!

Faith Lutheran VBS 2009

Last week I donated a lot of time capturing precious moments at our church’s VBS. It was quite the task! I had just about an hour and a half to take pictures at about 20 different sites, over 400 kids, and over 200 volunteers. Whew! No wonder I was suffering from heat exhaustion by the end of the week! (the 95+ degree weather didn’t help at all either…) Here are a very few of my favorite shots from the week. It was so hard to choose!

Pastors: John, Drew, Jon (my husband), and Tim

July 6, 2009 - 4:31 pm

Erica - Thanks so much for the lovely picture of me with the popcorn!! 🙂
Does this count as a comment?!?! 🙂

Seriously, I LOVE the VBS pictures!! Great job!! Lots of action shots that turned out GREAT!! Thanks for your time. Sorry you got sick from it! This STL heat will get ya! 🙂

Fun! Fun! Fun!!

While in Wisconsin…

This week my hubby was away on a mission trip. So rather than waiting unpatiently for him at home, I packed our bags and bravely took the two kiddos up to Wisconsin to visit my best friend and her family and my in-laws as well. They all live along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, so of course I had to get some pictures in while we were there!

We cant wait to meet you, little baby!

We can't wait to meet you, little baby!

by white bushes cropped copythese are my kiddos at 2 1/2 years and 3 months

Pictures Edits-Changing Colors

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter. This mom almost didn’t order this picture because she was bothered that she forgot to change pony tails to match the color of a last minute dress change. The original ponytail was orange. But it just didn’t quite match her beautiful red dress. So with some photoshop magic, viola! Instant change. 🙂 And because she spoke up about her desires, I was able to fix the picture so she could order one she would have missed out on. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me!

original orange ponytail

original orange ponytail


...photoshop's change to red

darker red

darker red