2019 weddings, anniversary, Bridals, Engaged, Engagement Photos, Family Portraits, Photography

Changed and reorganized.

A couple weeks back I wrote about change that was coming to Blair Photography. Well, it is here.

I started Blair Photography almost 18 years ago and have worked hard to satisfy hundreds and hundreds of clients. Along the way I have met so many people who started as a client and remained a friend. I’ve been blessed beyond measure.

I’ve recently been looking at the business I have built, compared to the current trend in the photography industry and realized it’s time for me to change… and this will be best for my clients and myself.

Moving forward I will only accept a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions. I have two wedding packages and one portrait package. That’s it. No discounts. No specials. If you want to book my services, my skill and my dedication, give me a call. I LOVE working for clients who get it. Who get that what I do is a mixture of art and science. … Seeing the light and feeling the moment. Oh, and don’t worry. I’m not leaving the photography world. I’m just reevaluating my value and my desire to do things in a manner that put me with clients who really have the same goals I have. I want to make amazing photographs that tell the story of their lives, one frame at a time.

And don’t worry. All currently booked sessions and weddings will go on just as contracted. If you have a Gift Certificate, perfect. Don’t forget to use them, as they expire 12-31-19.



2018 weddings, Bridals, Engaged, Missouri Weddings, Outdoors, Photography, Wedding Photography

Why I love bridal portraits.

I love doing bridal sessions. It is a great way for the bride to have a run through with her hair, makeup, flowers and… me.  It gives me an opportunity to get to know the bride a little better, to see where her comfort level is in front of the camera when in full dress. Sadly, it seems the tradition of bridal portraits is fading away, and I think that’s a shame.

As a photographer, I spend a lot of time studying old photos, looking at them not just for “how pretty” they are, but for the historical significance the portraits hold. You can see the similarities between great-grandma’s features and her great-granddaughter. Regardless of how the trends may change, the dresses may differ, the gaze off to nowhere has been replaced by an open mouth laugh with the brides head thrown back, I cannot escape seeing the relationship between them.  Not doing them… in my mind… robs future generations from being able to do the same.

So I’m offering 50% off bridal portrait sessions when added to new wedding packages for the next five wedding contracts. Or, if you’ve recently booked your date with me, I’ll extend that offer to you.  I think they’re THAT important. Here are a few photos from the past several years.  Just a tiny sampling of the bridals I’ve shot…. but the truth is… school starts tomorrow and my time on the computer is short today, so I didn’t find as many as I should have.  Enjoy!