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I'm Merinda and I'm so happy you're here. This blog a journal about our lives, travels, fashion, and style. Stay a while and say hello!

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A Winter Wedding for Jon and Katie

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Weddings

I have so much to say about Jon and Katie’s beautiful November 25th winter wedding.   As I walked into the hotel room of the Magnolia Hotel, Katie and her bridesmaids were trying to open a bottle of champagne with a “no mess” goal.  Laughter and anticipation of spraying Champagne is a wonderful environment to start the […]

A Romantic and Artistic Palace Engagement Session

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Engagement Session

Knowing I would be in San Francisco for a weekend wedding, I decided to book at least one iconic spot in town for a romantic session of my own. Many can attest to the undeniably unique and artistic beauty of California’s coastal town, San Francisco. As fate would have it, I found my client Sunisa […]

Engagement Session Planning in St Louis

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Engagement Session Planning Yes! You’re engaged!!  Your engagement session planning has to be on your mind.  Where? How can I make our images represent us?  I prefer to schedule engagement sessions at a local park right before sunset.   To create beautiful park photos the weather and sun is the biggest concern.  My studio policy for engagement […]

It’s time to look back at 2016!

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It has been an amazing year for A Sweet Focus!  28 Weddings Traveled to Yosemite, Sacramento, Napa, Las Vegas, Charleston, Orlando, Lake Worth, Key Largo, Syracuse, Punta Cana and Jamaica. 2 Wedding Photography workshops 24,465 delivered images The opportunity to meet the sweetest and most amazing people.  Couples and their families that treated me like an old […]

New Orleans Oak Alley Session and Workshop

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Wedding Photography and Engagements, that is what my Facebook followers have seen the entire year.  I have had a successful wedding season.  Yay! And as I look back on this Halloween Day I remember last year.  This time last year I took a trip to New Orleans.  I had signed up for a workshop with […]

St Louis Arch and Hockey Engagement Session

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Engagement Session

Nicholas and Ashley met me at Laumeier Sculpture park in St Louis for their engagement session.  Laumeier Park holds special memories for both of them, Nicholas proposed to Ashley at this park. Our session was a perfectly relaxing session that created images full of emotion and connection between the two of them.  Nicholas and Ashley choose […]

Drew and Katie Mount Vernon Engagement

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Red roosters, a pair of yellow labs, a pond with a overhanding willow tree and the remanence of an outdoor fire.  That’s what I found when I visited Drew and Katie’s Mount Vernon farm for their engagement photos.  They wanted a location that meant something to them.  The couple had found the farm with a […]

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