~ Happy New Year ~

Let me be the first to wish all my friends, family and clients a Happy New Year! I am looking forward to 2010 and getting excited to work with all my wonderful brides.
Check back in just a few days for the official "Kelly Manno Baby Pool" - When is this baby coming? Will it be a boy or a girl? Guess correctly and you could win a $100 Gift Certificate for a future session. In the meantime enjoy these photos of my husband and kiddos enjoying all our recent snow.

"....And...That's a Wrap!"

That's a wrap folks! My 2009 shooting season is officially over and Maternity leave will be here soon. Camera is packed away, and images are edited. I ended my season with a beautiful winter wedding with Mike and Emily!Nothing like a little "Rock Band" to get the guys ready for the big day :)
Thank you to Emily and Mike for being so wonderful to work with, I couldn't think of a better couple to end my year with. Thank you Beth Berry for second shooting with me on this wedding.
It is now officially time for me to enjoy Christmas with my family and prepare for Baby # 3 to rock our world in a few weeks! Look for a big Maternity update soon with lots of photos, information, and even a "Baby Pool" where you can guess when this baby is coming and win a $100 Gift Certificate!

~ Twins are Twice the Fun ~

I LOVE twins, I mean LOVE them! Completely fascinated! So, even thought my schedule was FULL and I was busy as a beaver, when I got a call from Mama Jessica saying she just brought home identical twin girls from the hospital and needed photos she got me, hook, line and sinker.Look at all those little feet!Arms full of babies - I love it! Mom and Dad did not find out they were having twins until their 20 week ultrasound! Can you imagine?!?!?!I honestly did not want this photo shoot to end, I could have stayed at their house and played with these babies all day, they were so sweet, and so sleepy, and so beautiful.

~ Erica and Frank ~

Erica and Frank are both very fun, light-hearted people their entire wedding day was a blast! Thank you so much Erica and Frank for such a fun day, and to Gail, my super trooper second shooter!

~ SEEN ~

Over the weekend Studio Altuis held their annual "SEEN" photography showcase and competition. I was honored that 4 of my images were selected to compete among hundreds of other images from the most talented photographers in our area.

Description: "Every December, lovers of photography come to Studio Altius to view a collection of the best photography created in that year from St. Louis area photographers. This show is called SEEN and it celebrates photographers, professional and amateur, across all genres. It is the culmination of a contest to find the best of the best in St. Louis."

One of my images even took home a 3rd place trophy. And even though the others didn't win, the pictures wanted me to tell you "It was an honor just to be nominated" :)

Here are my four nominated images:

Third Place winner! Beautiful Babies Anna and Kate! Even more fun that the awards was getting to spend an evening with some of my best girls. Jenny, Steph, me and Sherry.Me showing off my photo of Luci!Sherry and I are both pregnant and literally due DAYS apart. We both go to the same OB and we are both using the same Birth Photographer so it's going to be a race to the delivery room! Ha!

Dave, owner of Studio Altuis.

~ Baby Victoria ~

Doesn't that first photo just melt your heart? Meet Baby Victoria. Her mom and I are from the same hometown and old soccer buddies, we were reconnected at a wedding earlier this summer and she asked me to photograph her new little bundle of joy when she arrived last month! Enjoy!

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