Three adorable High School Graduates + props + fantastic location + sweet light = SUCCESS!

These young ladies, about to embark on a new chapter in their lives, have grown up together for years.  They wear necklaces with each others initials on them.  They know what each other is thinking and can finish each other’s sentences.  It was amazing and comforting to watch them together during the photo session.  Thank you so much for letting me capture your friendship!

Senior Portrait Photographer St. Louis Metro

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Senior Portrait Photographer St. Louis Metro

Senior Portrait Photographer St. Louis Metro

BFF sessions with me are completely affordable, especially if you have also had your individual senior session with me.  These sessions aren’t only for graduates…do you have someone turning 11 in your house and they want to have a photo session with all their friends, or do you have someone turning 16.  These would all be great opportunities to take advantage of these group sessions! Check out these images that my former wedding photographer partner, Sasha Craig shot of her daughter’s 13th birthday.  These sessions will preserve those friendship memories forever!  If you are a California client…please contact Sasha Craig for all of your photography needs.  She is amazing!

Sasha Craig Photography_0463Sasha Craig Photography_0464You can find the details of my BFF Sessions here on my website.   If you would like to schedule a BFF session…contact St. Louis Senior Photographer, Wendy Zippwald at 509-475-8081 or wzippwald@yahoo.com. Have a great day!

I am so excited to be back blogging and gearing up for a great year of Wendy Z. Photography.  Our family is now settling in at Scott Air Force Base.  We definitely loved our two years in Northern California, but we are ready to open a new chapter in the St. Louis Metro/Metro East Illinois area.

It is senior portrait time here in O’Fallon, Illinois and I’m now accepting new clients!  They are “without-a-doubt” my favorite type of session.  Seniors are at an awesome stage in their lives.  They are so easy-going,  tend to know exactly what they want for their portraits, and have a great sense of style.   These things equate to a relaxed and fun-filled Senior Portrait session.

One of my latest senior sessions I had before I moved to St. Clair County, Illinois was with Rachel.  She ROCKED her session!  Thank you for allowing me to be your Senior Portrait Photographer!!

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Are you in need of a O’Fallon High School Senior Photographer in Illinois?  I would love to document this amazing stage of your life.  Email me @ wzippwald@yahoo.com for all the details or give me a call at 509-475-8081!

*I am also available for High School Senior Photography in Belleville, Mascoutah, Swansea, Troy, Lebanon and the St. Louis Metro.

It has been a pleasure watching this family grow.  I will miss photographing these cuties.   He is a sweet big brother and her expressions are “priceless”!Vacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z Photography

Summer sessions are now booking.  If you are in need of a Vacaville Family Photographer and would like more information about Wendy Z Photography, email me soon!

This past weekend I held my first photography workshop since moving back to California.  It was a full house with a ton of intense camera talk.  My DSLR Photography 101 workshop covers camera buttons/settings to the Exposure Triangle to composition tips and finally if the group is ready for it…manual settings.  I am thrilled to say that everyone came shooting on auto and left shooting on manual!  YAY!  I can’t wait to see how their images change from the ones they were taking before the workshop.  I get to do this in our private Facebook group that I set up for each workshop so that the attendees can keep in touch with each other and so they can ask me questions, even after the workshop is done.

The light (sunny to cloudy) changed on us constantly outside, but they did have a few minutes to shoot their lovely subject (me) before we had to end.  There is so much information to cover in 4 hours.

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Here are some images from one of my workshop attendees, Jessica P (shot on manual settings).  Thank you for sending these!

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When you come to my photography workshops, I  like to have a few treats for you.  You get to keep my new/revamped manual…an amazing wealth of information to look back on after you get home.  I also treat you to Free Shipping coupons from my favorite consumer printer, MPIX, as well as lens cleaner clothes and lens cap holders.  This time I added another special touch…since we are in wine country.

Photography Workshop_Wendy Z Photography_0859Photography Workshop_Wendy Z Photography_0860Here is some of the feedback I received from those who attended:
“Wendy, Your workshop was FANTASTIC and very high yield. I walked in with a very limited photography knowledge of anything other than using the automatic settings.   I left with a solid foundation of the basics of shooting in different modes, including “manual”!  Thank you for sharing some tricks of the trade!!   I will spread the word and highly recommend your workshop!! ~ Jessica”

“I’m so glad I was able to attend today!  I learned SO MUCH.  Now I think I CAN read the manual and understand the camera language.  As before it would have been a foreign language. . ” ~ Another Jessica:)

I love teaching photography workshops and will have them as often as I have people in need.  If you are interested in upcoming workshops with me, please send me an email to:  wzippwald@yahoo.com.  I teach this workshop as well as an Advanced Photography and Lightroom Workshop.  I don’t have any scheduled right now, but will do so when I have interest.  I am also available for photography mentorships.  If you are interested in starting a photography business and would like to know how or just have questions about certain aspects of the business, check out my mentoring information.

I had the pleasure of meeting these amazing “parents-to-be” a couple weeks ago.  They are awaiting their first born son, and I know from meeting them, that this little boy is going to be loved beyond belief.  He will be a lucky little man!  Congratulations you guys!  I am so glad we were able to get your maternity photographs done be fore he came knocking on the door:)  Vacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z Photography