Malayssa | 2013 Holt High School Senior

One of the reasons I love high school senior photography is seeing, first hand, their love for life and excitement about what the future holds. They are truly all one-of-a-kind and it’s so fun to see each of their personalities shining through in their portraits.

One of the highlights to the 2013 senior season was meeting Malayssa. She was one of the nominees for the first-ever Radiant Images Photography Senior Portrait Scholarship. Malayssa was nominated by one of the high school counselors to receive the scholarship for her hard work and dedication to helping her family while still working hard at school. She is planning to attend college to major in nursing. I greatly admire her spirit and tenacity while facing challenges in her daily life. She has a bright future ahead of her. It was a real pleasure to present her with the 2013 senior portrait scholarship. Well done Malayssa!







2013 Senior Portrait Scholarship Awarded

It was an honor tonight to be among 30 community presenters at Holt High School for their awards night honoring 2013 graduates. Radiant Images presented at Senior Portrait Scholarship to a very deserving young lady. This all came about after several years in business and being blessed with wonderful, loyal clients I felt a duty to give back in some small way. Because one of my areas of focus is high school seniors,  I spoke with a guidance counselor at Holt High School and told her about my desire to award a senior portrait scholarship. She loved the idea and enlisted several other counselors who each nominated a student to receive this scholarship. The recipient was chosen based on recommendations from the counselor nominating them and also their own words written in their essay as to why they felt they should be awarded the portrait scholarship.

It was a difficult decision, all of the nominees certainly deserved to be honored. The 2013 recipient has overcome challenges and obstacles in her life with grace and determination. She is an inspiration to those who know her. We are proud of her accomplishments and know that this is only the beginning for her.  The 2013 recipient of the Radiant Images Senior Portrait Scholarship is Malayssa Hughes. Congratulations Malayssa, you are a beauty! To view Malayssa’s senior images, please go to her blog post.




{Evidence} | Winter in the woods | St. Charles County Photographer

It was a bit on the chilly side, sleet even fell for a brief time, but we were able to get some wintery shots for the singing group Evidence. I simply love these girls…they are each beautiful, inside and out, they love the Lord and praise Him through their music. As I type this one of the members, Ashlee, will be preparing for the arrival of her second child. We wish her and her family many blessings. It was a fun time and quite the privilege for me to photograph them. Thank you Evidence for entrusting your winter image collection to Radiant Images Photography! To read more about Evidence or to donate to their ministry, please visit them online at evidencesings.comContinue Reading

Radiant Images Photography sponsors BreakDown St. Louis 5K walk/run

Every once in a while an organization comes along and makes a huge impact on society. This is exactly the type of organization BreakDown St. Louis is. To quote their mission, “BreakDown STL is a peer-to-peer performing arts outreach organization that empowers teens to make positive choices regarding sex, relationships, drugs and alcohol. BreakDown STL provides candid and preventative health education in a high-energy, relevant performance that integrates real-life situations with contemporary music, dance, drama, and motivational speakers in a multi-media format.” Continue Reading