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Undeniable love

I hold this couple close to my heart.  This gorgeous woman your about to meet for the first time on my photography page is one of my best friends.  Like 15+ years of history, embarrassing blackmail-able stories, laugh so hard you cry best friend.  I am kinda at a loss for words describing how happy I am to show these images.


Maria and Andy,

I am so happy for you!  SO HAPPY!  When you two started dating, so many of us were just giddy with excitement because some how – we just knew this was it.  I cannot wait for you to start your lives as husband and wife this October.  I am so thankful you are letting me capture your day.  (I had to do some convincing with Maria to let me be her photographer.  And I am so excited she caved)


You two are perfect.  That’s it – just perfect.

Forest Park is kind of Andy and Maria’s “place”.  This location is where Andy popped the big question that started this amazing adventure.

I have so many favorites from this session.  This.  This is maybe at the top of that list.  I just cant decide!

The tree was alive – and attacking us.  It was pretty hilarious. 🙂

This is another one of my favorites, just saying.  <3

Maria – you are beautiful.  Don’t ever forget that.  Ever.  Andy – you are lucky as hell. 🙂 Dont you forget that either 😉

I love you two!!


Maria Rehagen - July 6, 2013 - 1:56 pm

SHERRY! Love them!

Mary Kay Nolen - July 6, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Me, too.

Cristin O'Hearn Norman - July 6, 2013 - 3:53 pm

@[614802349:2048:Mary Kay Nolen], we go to church with Maria and Andy.

Mary Kay Nolen - July 6, 2013 - 4:26 pm

They are so cute!!!

Kelly Digby Jedlicka - July 7, 2013 - 10:02 pm

The photos are wonderful and Maria and Andy are such a beautiful couple!

Rachel Yost - July 14, 2013 - 5:36 am


Kathryn Schauer - July 21, 2013 - 12:28 am

Great set!

Natasha McGuire - July 21, 2013 - 1:43 am

Great job Sherry!

Donna Caster - July 22, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Great images!

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The Boy. Month One

I am not sure how this has happened – but our little guy Dominic is one month old already!  Just a fair warning now, this post is photo heavy! 🙂  I obviously have not had a chance to even introduce him here yet!  If you follow me on instagram (@sherry_lane) you already know Dominic quite well!!

Dominic made his entrance a memorable one, for sure.  He was born a few weeks early at 38 weeks and 2 days on May 31st.  Also known as the day tornado’s went through our neighborhood!  I went to the hospital after having lots of contractions that morning.   Was happy to be admitted and not sent home.  I progressed a bit slow through the whole day and Dominic was delivered at 8:12pm.  Pretty much the same time severe weather was hitting the area.  Everyone in the hospital was moved to the hallways away from the windows.  They tried to get us to move – but um yeah.  I was delivering!!  We were not able to go home for the first week we brought Dominic home, but once our house was cleared as livable we all got settled in.  HUGE thanks to my parents for letting the five of us literally take over their home for a week!!!  We are so thankful we did not have any major damage.  We will have to deal with some repairs over the next few weeks – but nothing compared to what some streets just a few blocks over had.


Dominic Sawyer

May 31st, 2013

7lbs 11oz



I am so incredibly thankful to my friend Anne Menitrup – with Anne Meintrup Photography.  She photographed my birth(and also maternity and newborn <3 ) and I will be forever thankful to her 🙂   To see a few of the sneak peeks click here!




The faces this kid has – well – are hilarious.  I just love every.single.one of them.  haha.




One month stats:

11lbs 11oz  (that is correct!!  He gained FOUR.POUNDS!!)

23.5 in

0-3 month clothes

size 1 diapers

eating every 2-3 hours during the day

eating every 2-4 hours over night

pee on mom and dad:  lost count!!


Having Dominic home with us is kinda hard to describe.  We were so shocked that we were having a boy after having two girls, we just assumed it was another!  Everyone knows how nervous I was to have a boy.  But I am just smitten with him 🙂  I feel like he has been a part of our family forever.   I am so excited to see what kind of crazy little boy he grows up to be.   I am just soaking up this baby stage every single day.  I know how fast it goes 🙂   I am super thankful for yet another healthy, beautiful baby.   We love you so much already Dominic!!


Maria Rehagen - July 6, 2013 - 2:01 pm


Sherry Lane - July 6, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Dominic’s blog debut 🙂

Pamela Stanton DeGrendele - July 6, 2013 - 4:05 pm

So so cute!

Donna Harris - July 6, 2013 - 6:15 pm

His face looks so much like yours, especially in the last photo. 🙂 you are smitten with his cuteness and it’s obvious why!

Sherry Lane - July 10, 2013 - 3:03 am

Thanks Pam!

Donna Caster - July 22, 2013 - 6:27 pm

He is too stinking precious. Love.them.all.

The Boy. Month Two » Sherry Lane Photography - August 15, 2013 - 2:36 am

[…] Just as a reminder, here he  is at one month old.  And his full One month post is here. […]

Jeremy, Jackie and Violet – St. Louis Family Photographer » Sherry Lane Photography - November 21, 2013 - 5:18 pm

[…] many months!  Remember that tornado that ripped through St. Charles?  Yes the same night my sweet Dominic was born!  They had  lots of damageHopefully to be completed […]

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Nussbaumer Family – A visit from France!

I was super excited when I heard Betsy and her cute little family were coming to the states for a visit!   It was the first visit for Betsy and Ruben in about 5 years!  And sweet little Amy’s first visit ever!!  Betsy and I met in 5th or 6th grade, we couldn’t quite recall!   I remember going to sleepovers for her and her twin sister Becky’s birthday on New Years Eve!  Roller blading back and forth between our streets!  In high-school we kinda did different activities but still talked here and there.   And then in college Betsy went overseas to study in France and that is where she meet Ruben 🙂  And the rest is history!

Here is the adorable Nussbaumer family!  I am so glad we were able to meet and catch up with each other!!  And that I got to meet Ruben and cutie-patootie Amy. {Thanks for letting us borrow your house Gloria! 🙂 }

During their stay at Betsy’s mothers house, Amy became quite fond of loving on their  Cat.  Betsy gave her this cute little Kitty and a souvenir from her first visit to the states.  So cute!!

Amy learned lots of new milestones while they were here for about a month.  She is one of the best clappers in town now!

So adorable 🙂   Ruben and Betsy are so sweet.

Annnnd they are pretty hilarious also.  I seriously love this one.  🙂 hee hee

And of course we finished up with some St. Louis Cardinals gear!  Amy is proud to take this back to France and represent!!

Ruben, Betsy and Amy – Thank you SO MUCH for meeting up and letting me capture your adorable family while you were here visiting in the states!!  I hope you are all settled back in France and getting back to your normal time zone!! :]  I hope we can do this again sometime!!

Cookie Hardin - May 22, 2013 - 6:54 pm

Awwwww, these are adorable! She’s so cute! She looks like her Mommy. lol

Gloria Stukenbroeker - May 22, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Thank you Sherry for sharing these! You did such a great job with Amy. It was really good seeing you again, brought back memories. Use my house any time!

Jenny Hodges - May 22, 2013 - 8:20 pm

What a little cutie! I love the one of her sitting in the chair! Such a beautiful family & how nice you got to see your friend again 🙂

Chelle Conway - May 23, 2013 - 12:03 am

so beautiful

Elizabeth Nussbaumer - May 23, 2013 - 7:04 am

All I can say is WOW. You did an awesome job, Sherry, just like I knew you would! Thank you so much for coming over so soon after your move and taking time to visit with us! Good luck with the end of the prgnancy; can’t wait to see pictures of your new little one!

Teresa Sweet - May 23, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Look at the eyes on that little girl! WOW! These images are gorgeous, as always, Sherry! What a beautiful family…

Candy Howard - May 23, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Oh my goodness, what a cutie! These are great!

Sherry Lane Photography - May 24, 2013 - 2:42 am

SO Glad you like them! 🙂

Sherry Lane - May 24, 2013 - 2:44 am

Good seeing you too Gloria! Thanks for keping my girls occupied! They still talk about coming along 🙂 And Francesca asks if every baby is “Amy” heehee

Chantel Swartbooi Minaar - May 24, 2013 - 5:21 am

Beautiful pictures, lovelly family.

Elizabeth Nussbaumer - May 26, 2013 - 8:07 pm

Awww, Francesca is a cutie too!

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Chris & Christy – Engagement Paaaaartay!

I was MORE than excited to get this call.  I have known the Garofalo Family…. for a long time! I grew up with Michelle and Christy at dance (5-6-7-8  holla!) waaaaay back when.  They were like sisters to me!  And their awesome parents Lynn and Mike!  Were like another set of parents!    {PS.  I am soooo looking for some old photos to add into this 🙂 🙂 } When I heard my wittle sis Christy was engaged I was so happy for her! And more than excited they asked me to photograph the Engagement party for them!!  The answer was heck yes!!  We have been in and out of contact for the last oh I don’t know…. 8+ years?!  But I am so excited that we have connected again and we just take off like there has not been years between our conversations!  That is how I know we are “family” 🙂


Now onto their fun day at Montelle Winery!


The details were SO adorable!!

And of course, the BEST cupcakes ever!!  Jilly’s!!  YUM.O.

Sisters!!! <3

Seriously. Love you guys!!! XO

The adorable couple!  Chris and Christy… all together now,   awwwwwwwwwww 🙂

Just one little gift opening, From Chris’ parents.

Chris hand made this adorable ring box for his proposal!  (I am going to see if I can get the link to how it all went down.  There is an awesome video floating around of the whole sheeebang!)

A lovely toast by papa Mike 🙂


See! They are watching the awesome video….! 


Gooooooorgeous ring.  Gorgeous. 

Some of the bridesmaids

Chris’ parents!

The (soon to be) combined families!  Looks like a FUN bunch!!  (bunch!! lol, at the winery….  cheesey pun intended…… ha.)

Another bridesmaid showed up! 🙂


And I of course stole the beautiful couple for a super quick mini session of just the two of them.  (Are you still here? This is a long post! lol)



Thank you again guys! I seriously had SO MUCH FUN with you all!!

Congrats Chris & Christy!!  Have fun planning your wedding!!


Sherry Lane


Teresa Sweet - May 8, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Sherry, these are great photos of the event!!! I absolutely love their color scheme! Awesome job capturing their special night.

Thereasa Gwinn - May 8, 2013 - 9:51 pm

What a fun looking family AND party!

Caroljean Strawn - May 12, 2013 - 4:22 am

What Teresa said…lovely job! 🙂

Dawn Templeq - May 12, 2013 - 3:07 pm

Very sweet! I love the colors, details, and everyone is so happy!

Sherry Lane - May 13, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Thanks Teresa!

Jenny Hodges - May 14, 2013 - 10:18 pm

Montelle winery is beautiful & what a cool party! love all the details!! Beautiful colors & photos! 🙂

rochelle - May 15, 2013 - 7:59 pm

What a fun party! And wonderful pictures of course!

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Molly – 6 Months old!


Oh hey Miss Molly! How are you SIX months old already?!  I am sure your mom and dad are saying the same thing!!  Just a warning, this girl has the BLUEST EYES.  Like for real.  No editing on them, so, get ready for some beautiful-ness!


I met Matt and Jenny when they were expecting little Molly, and then for their newborn session.  I enjoyed getting to see them again!


Molly was pretty smiley the whole time!!  When dad took her up closer to the loud waterfall, she had a moment of serious-ness.  But man o man, I love it!!  Those eyes!!


I love this next set of photos.  All I can picture is, THE. CLAAAAW.  LOL (name that movie!)


Such an adorable family!!


Oh this baby.  She is just SO CUTE!


And that claw again!  But I mean, come on!  That face!!


Ok, at this point Miss Molly had had enough with her little session.  Matt was blowing raspberries on her cheek – and I just died laughing watching her reaction.  Every.time. she would scrunch that adorable face up like it was giving her some major chills.  It was the cutest thing ever.


Thanks again Matt and Jenny ( and Molly!) for letting me capture some memories for your family!  I loved seeing how Molly has grown since her newborn session, and cant wait to see her this fall for her FIRST BIRTHDAY!  It will be here before we know it!!




Sherry Lane

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