High school Seniors
Want to look stunning in your senior portraits?!? Let’s plan your session around what you like to do most! Sports, Cars, Horses, Dancing.
Dancers make me look good. It’s that simple. We’ll use the dancer’s beauty and talent to make truly stunning images.
Need wall art or an accent piece for your decor? Here are some of my favorite images from a few of my recent travels.
Doug received his "Master Photographer" designation from the Professional Photographers of America in 2015 at the International Imaging conference. SInce then he continues to create stunning portraits that you will be proud to display for years to come.
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The IPC. THE International photographic Competition is being held right now! I’ve entered images in this and various other PPA judgings since 2008 when I started getting serious about image making. Some years I’ve done really well.. some years I simply learned a lot through the process. Getting published and bragging rights aside, learning the[…]
THIS was my best senior season ever so I invited a few of my kids to help me with a special event to celebrate. We met at a kind of cold and empty warehouse in Belleville that was absolutely perfect for what I wanted. With ten kids attending I knew I would need help with the photography[…]
Yesterday Tommy & Lauren became husband and wife. An outdoor wedding near a little lake between apple orchards and grape vines on a beautiful warm October afternoon followed by a perfectly crisp fall evening – couldn’t be more perfect. Flowers, table settings, tuxes, dresses and makeup all perfect… still diminished in their perfection by a[…]
Marissa is just another kid. She likes doing girl stuff… she likes to dance… and doesn’t feel like going to school from time to time. There are plenty of days though, that she would love to be in school. Those days come more often than you might think because every few weeks Marissa and her[…]
Michael Barton talks about his first solo gallery show “Ordinary” comprised of his fine art photography presented in handcrafted frames as well as a few of his custom designed electric bass & guitars. Recorded on location at the Schoenherr Gallery of North Central College, Naperville, Illinois.
Reporter PJ Randhawa has been at NewsChannel Five since early 2015 and can be seen most weekdays reporting in and around the Saint Louis area. We found a bit of time before one of her news shifts to create some pretty awesome images for her social media pages. While I don’t admit to having[…]
Abby’s pregnant! She and her love came to see me recently to photograph her beautiful belly I love how the light in this image wraps around her sweetness and with her hair down she stays totally anonymous. They brought some cute little matching outfits and she brought some sweet little lacy things to show off her baby[…]
I was looking for a poster child to create a new set of dance images for my portfolio and Niyah’s mom needed some new wall art — a perfect match. We started in the studio and made some crazy cool images. Even the old concrete floor looks great with Niyah striking a pose! After some studio time[…]
Class of 2017! It’s time to plan your senior year.. or at least your senior portraits! We are already scheduling summer sessions for 2017 seniors. If you want the best senior photos this year, go with Howell Photography. We customize all our sessions to fit your needs and wants!! Call to schedule your appointment: 618-954-9250.[…]
Immensely talented musician, Michael Barton shares a bit of his background and mad woodworking skills handcrafting custom electric bass guitars. My connection with MB is through the photographic world where he is possibly even more talented behind the camera and a superb mentor and example for many of us “younger” photographic artisans. If you take[…]
These guys were the Indiana University professors and student teachers that I had the extreme pleasure of spending two weeks with while at the IU journalism institute for high school yearbook staff back in 1979. Their names escape me. Never saw any of them after those two very intense and thrilling weeks. These guys seemed[…]
Kelsey dances. She’s been dancing since she was about 4 years old. Recently I got to spend a few minutes with her making some pretty cool images at Belleville East’s Performing Arts Center. After our session we learned she was also the lead in East’s musical, Beauty and the Beast. Holy cow she has[…]
Music. There’s nothing much better than to immerse yourself in music… unless maybe it’s being able to write and perform it as well. Emily is the total package. Fabulously sweet and easy going. Wonderfully talented in her music. Earlier this fall I had the pleasure of creating her senior portraits. Of course we did a[…]
I can’t say it enough. I love watching and experiencing our band as they practice, prepare and perform. This video short is a compilation from the many opportunities I’ve had to record the Marching Lancers through this season. Thanks to Emily Winland, Jessica Knee, Katie Volluz, Nicole Lonsdale & Ryan Youck, some of my special[…]
Growing up our home was filled with music regularly as mom was the church piano player and dad was the music director. Some of my favorite memories revolve around singing together as a family on occasional Sunday mornings or when visiting the grandparents. In the College Choir at Marion College for a couple years I[…]
I really enjoy capturing images in less than perfect weather.. rain.. snow.. fog.. and a couple days ago I had a bit of inspiration with a beautiful foggy morning. This is pretty much my commute to St. Louis’ NewsChannel Five every morning. This was totally a spur of the moment so all I had to[…]
You never know when you’ll find something really cool… and today I was driving around Saint Louis simply looking for something.. cool.. something.. visual. And the flood wall that protects downtown from the Mississippi flood waters is indisputably cool AND visual (at least once you combine the really large spaces with graffiti artists). Meet Saratoga[…]
Never Miss An Opportunity To Be Awesome – Pretty cool slogan right? THIS is just a sample of what the Belleville East Marching Lancers go through to build their competitive field show! I hope to update portions of this as the season goes but thought this is too darn cool to not publish. NMAOTBA! Belleville[…]
It has been a pretty good competition season! The Professional Photographers of America just wrapped up 4 days of judging (aprox 5200 entries) and three of my four images were “merit” worthy this year with one of them being accepted into the prestigious loan collection after a nail-biting judge’s challenge! All four images were of human subjects which was a first for me as well as client images. “Poof” was[…]