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baby agnes (& family!)

    You know it’s going to be a good shoot when the dad is wearing a shirt you just bought the night before and you (the photographer) are wearing a shirt that he’d like to go buy today. Great minds think alike… or maybe just ridiculous ones…

     Well the shoot was meant to be for baby agnes, but of course there were plenty of shots of mom, dad and big brother henry. Such an adorable baby girl, and such a funny, wonderful family!

    For something different, scroll to the end of the post… the boys had to have some fun too, you know.

Veronica + Adam :: engaged

    This is my favorite couple of the entire year. Pretty bold statement, I know. I might hurt some feelings there. Or maybe not, because, well… this is my sister & her fiancee (who happens to be my wife’s brother. interesting story there). So I hope none of you other awesome couples of 9art past & present will take offense at me singling these two out as my favorites. 

     Veronica & Adam will be married in about a week and a half. Just crazy… first of my (3) sisters to get married. Her being old enough to get married makes me feel a little old… just a little. But not in such a bad way.

Regardless of my oldness, I am more than happy for them. A very special preview of their engagement session that highlights their love of outdoors, vintage props, and being goofballs in general. Enjoy! 

(Source: veronica&adam)

FALL SPECIALS (w/ a side of awesome sauce)

     It’s nearly fall. There’s something in the air. Something that makes people stop and say ‘oh crap, we need to get some family pictures done!’ That might not be your exact wording, but admit it, you’ve thought something like this. 

Or maybe… you’re a lovely lady whose wedding happens to be next year. You are either 

           a). about to get engaged                                                                                              

           b). ARE engaged (congrats!)

and it’s about that time to start planning things out for the big day in 2012. 

 Well I’ve got something for both categories! Listed out below are some fall goodies for those who have been thinking about booking 9art but have been waiting for that little incentive. If you have questions about anything or would like to jump on it and book, you can e-mail or call 417.622.1379. 


Note:: These specials only available to those who do not currently have a session booked with 9art. 



If you are a 2012 bride and you book by November 1st, 2011, you have access to some special pricing. 9art offers a range of packages to suit your budget and needs… there are also some newer offerings we’d like to let you know about. Here’s a couple of fun add-ons we are offering for a limited time only:


#1: 1/2 off 2nd shooter! We ordinarily offer a ‘2nd shooter’ as an add on for your day at a rate of $1000; until November 1st, we are slashing the price in half and offering it for $500. That’s essentially 2 photographers for the price of one… and Allyson Neely, our 2nd shooter, does a fantastic job…. we promise she is well worth it. :)

 what does a second shooter entail? E-mail me and I’ll be happy to elaborate. 

#2: free engagement session + 25 free wedding invitations (sweeeet 5 x 7 cards featuring clever design, the vital info for guests, & of course, your engagement pics). 


AND…. If you commit to packages 3 or 4, I’ll take $300 off the normal package price!

»»» Take a look at wedding packages & pricing HERE



I love families, and I want to cut you guys a deal too. So here’s a couple of fun offerings for families that book their session for a date that falls between October 15th & November 15th:


        #1:  $100 off any family package!

        #2:  new 6 x 6 ‘brag books’ only $65 (ordinarily $150) w/ purchase of 8 x 8 (book 

               or family package). These things make awesome gifts!

        #3:  book a mini portrait session for your kid(s) (20 minutes of camera time, in or 

               out of studio) and only pay $20 sitting fee! Perfect if you want just a couple 

               of great portraits of your kiddo, or maybe shots featuring their oh-so-cute 

               halloween costume!

»»» Take a look at family packages & pricing HERE