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February 28, 2017
    Let’s face it. We all think our babies are the cutest, the best, the smartest, the prettiest, and a total rockstar. Right? So what is the problem with that? During motherhood, our cute little babies...
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Let’s face it. We all think our babies are the cutest, the best, the smartest, the prettiest, and a total rockstar. Right? So what is the problem with that? During motherhood, our cute little babies turn into teens, siblings come along, peer pressure begins, and suddenly your adorable baby forgets about that beautiful light that Mama used to see in them. They are swamped with homework, worrying about college, and feeling not as good as the kid next to them that’s killing their algebra test. Oh, and did I mention their crush just broke their heart and Mama didn’t even notice because she is swamped with work?

Now, before you prepare your speech for your Failure as a Mother Award, there is a point to this blog. (Put the wine down) There is a simple cure for this, and you are capable of doing it. I’m looking at you Busy Mama. Ready? Make your teen feel special. Take just one day and remind them of all of the feelings that you have for them. Let them know they are the cutest, the best, the smartest, the prettiest, and a total rockstar. It is what they want and need. Just one day. When was the last time you made them feel as good as you did when they were little?

Taking Senior pictures with us is the first time most of our teen clients have ever felt beautiful. They tell us that they felt like a model, and as gorgeous as the girls they see in magazines. They crave the opportunity of escaping from the reality of high school and have all eyes on them, and only them. Girls love to laugh with Mom, twirl around in a beautiful gown, and be the carefree girl that they used to be able to be. Life gets in the way, and there isn’t anything you have done wrong as the Mother of that gorgeous baby of yours. Sometimes, they just need reminded of how special they are to you. They need to know that no matter what happens in this crazy world, they are your perfect baby, and they are loved.

We would be honored to capture the last fleeting images of your beautiful baby in their Senior Portraits. They deserve it, and you do too. You have cared for and loved that baby bird all the way to the edge of the nest. You have prepared her for the flight that she is about to embark on. That should be documented and celebrated.  There has never been another before her, and there will never be another again. Let us take one day to help you make her feel special. Of course you don’t love your baby more than your teenager, for she is your baby.

 

 

 

 

July 23, 2016
Belleville West Highschool | St. Louis Senior Photography Q – Who is your favorite style icon, celebrity, or fashionista? A – Nicki Minaj Q – What is your favorite quote or piece of advice someone has...
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Belleville West Highschool | St. Louis Senior Photography

Q – Who is your favorite style icon, celebrity, or fashionista?
A – Nicki Minaj

Q – What is your favorite quote or piece of advice someone has given you?
A – “Dance like no ones watching.”

Q – What was your favorite part of your Senior portrait experience with DCCP?
A – I loved the hair and makeup part. I’ve never been done up by anyone other than myself.

Q – Tell us about your experience with DCCP.
A – I started off getting my hair and makeup in the AM and had a lot of fun. Me and my mom followed Dawn to various spots in STL. We had a lot of new experiences and just went with the flow. It seemed to work best rolling with the punches. Had a fun-filled day and was exhausted by the end in the best way.

Q – Now we would like to hear from Mom! Tell us about your experience with DCCP.
A – Madeline and I had a great day. Dawn had amazing ideas and locations. All of Madeline’s pictures turned out way better than you’d ever imagine. Every picture is unique in its own way. Very difficult to choose. I would definitely recommend DCCP to everyone for ANY photography needs.

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July 22, 2016

Althoff Catholic Highschool | Golf State Champion

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Althoff Catholic Highschool | Golf State Champion

Q – Who is your favorite style icon, celebrity, or fashionista?
A – Zendaya

Q – Tell us all about your experience with DCCP.
A – This was a happy experience! I felt like a model & the pictures were amazing! Dawn & Joe made it a great experience.

Q – What is your favorite quote or piece of advice someone has given you?
A – “You do you”

Q – Now we would like to hear from Mom! Tell us about your experience with DCCP.
A – It was awesome! Dawn & Joe make the photo shoot so much fun! They took us all over the city & to Forest Park. The photographs were amazing & very creative!


July 21, 2016
Q – Tell us about your favorite middle school memory so far? A – My favorite 8th grade memory was our trip to Washington D.C.. It was so much fun and exciting, I learned a lot, and will never forget it. Q...
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Q – Tell us about your favorite middle school memory so far?
A – My favorite 8th grade memory was our trip to Washington D.C.. It was so much fun and exciting, I learned a lot, and will never forget it.

Q – Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A – In 5 years I see myself hopefully going to a good college, studying to be a pediatrician.

Q – Tell us all about your experience with DCCP.
A – My experience was so amazing including the makeup artist who was so great and nice. I was a bit nervous before the shoot started but I got comfortable fast. I was a little worried I wouldn’t look like myself, but when I saw myself in my pictures I couldn’t have been any happier. I loved looking at the pictures after the shoot, they were so amazing and gorgeous and even more beautiful than I imagined. You guys were great to work with, your pictures are amazing, and I can’t wait to do pictures with you again.

Q – Now we would like to hear from Mom! Tell us about your experience with DCCP.
A – I had been admiring Dawn’s work on Facebook for about a year and a half. About a year ago I decided to do an 8th grade photo shoot with DCCP with my daughter. Dawn & Joe were nothing short of amazing from my very first phone call… so informative and friendly and helpful…answering any and all questions I had. The day of the photo shoot Kailynn was a little nervous but she felt so at ease almost immediately. Dawn and the makeup artist were wonderful and appreciated the help and insight in picking out Kailynn’s outfits. The photo shoot was above and beyond my expectations. Dawn and Joe helped guide Kailynn and again made her feel comfortable. Dawn will go to any extreme to get a great shot! Very quick in the turnaround from the photo shoot to the viewing process and wonderful in helping out through the process of narrowing down choices. DCCP made my daughter not only feel beautiful, but more confident. Within 2 days of the shoot she was wanting to do it all over again! And watching her smile while seeing her stunning pictures brought to life nearly brought me to tears. Every momma wants her daughter to feel she’s beautiful and this was the first time i felt as though she actually saw what I see every day. Thank you so much DCCP!!!