The St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association's Gypsy Caravan organizes one of the largest antique, craft, and flea markets in the Midwest, with up to 20,000 people expected to attend this year. The 7 a.m. early-bird ticket grants a full two hours of perusing before general-admission ticket holders, who risk becoming antiques themselves during long waits for admittance. Nearly 400 outdoor and 72 indoor vendors will occupy booths plying antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, furniture, clothing, and other unique wares. Complimentary shopper’s guides plot out retail excursions with maps, vendor lists, and navigational star charts. Browse toys, DVDs, and comic books at Tim Metzger's table; deck yourself out in vintage jewelry and custom-made apparel at the Blackberry Exchange booth; or please your feathered friends with a recycled-tire bird feeder from Chalily Pond and Gardens.
Eleven Fourteen Photography's crew pours its passion for boudoir photography into each meticulously composed shot. Photographer Chaz Murphy collaborates with his clients for sultry photo shoots that exude their distinct personalities. His shots skew toward the sexy, but he's happy to stray outside the conventional strictures of boudoir photography. In addition to shots of subjects in lingerie, he also captures flirtatious images of them in bathing suits, wedding dresses, or everyday outfits, depending on their preferences.
With a decade of experience, Robert Greenfield helms RG Insights Photography, where he and his team cover all the nooks and niches of photography. They shoot everything from family portraits to fashion shoots and weddings, as well as sporting and musical events, nature, and pets. The image experts can even help marketing companies create catalogs of stock footage, taking the most elegant possible pictures of company stock certificates. Their skills extend to the edit room, where they apply artful touches, such as areas of color within otherwise black-and-white images. Their technical know-how also enables them to recover images from SD cards and print photos on phone cases and iPad folios. They plan to soon offer photography classes for small groups, ensuring personalized attention.
A self-proclaimed jeans and T-shirt gal, Lindsay Hoss infuses her photos with her personal style, capturing images marked by rich colors and vibrant outdoor settings. Shoots on-location lets her visit new places regularly and helps her capture clients at their most natural. Lindsay's laid-back attitude and passion for each project helps her capture relaxed moments with ease, resulting in memorable sessions for families, couples, kids, and moms-to-be.
Since 1984, Apple Studio has brought out women’s most sensual, playful, and confident natures during romantic portrait sessions taken in an inclusive, relaxed environment. Before each shoot begins, friendly photographers help put nerves at ease by taking clients through past work to find the most appropriate style to match their comfort level and personality. As subjects lie in various flattering poses—the studio recommends bringing four to five outfits, from favorite lingerie to full scuba gear—soft lighting and strategic camera angles enhance each shot, resulting in a series of scintillating, tasteful vignettes. Pictures are typically ready in about two weeks, available in everything from retouched prints to digital copies on CD.