Surprise your favorite person with a Higher Focus Gift Certificate this season!  You can provide a great gift that can be used for any of our services.


If you want one for $50, no problem!  If you want one for $500, no problem!  We can make a gift certificate for any amount.  Go HERE to contact us for your gift certificate.  These are great for your high school senior who needs their senior portraits.


Gift certificates are also great for that mom or dad who wants that new family portrait.


Our gift certificates can be used for everything ranging from photo sessions to our photo booth.  Go HERE to contact us to learn more.

Learn more about Higher Focus Photography:


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Stay Focused,

Tim and Jill

Give the gift of life this Holiday Season

Did you know that our world has a water shortage?  It’s hard to believe since earth is covered by so much.  Even with our advancements in technology, nearly 1 billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water.  All around the world, people will spend an entire day searching for  water to drink, bathe, wash, and cook with.  Despite their best efforts, they don’t always find safe water.   This leads to disease, economic loss, and even death.  Most of these people have nothing and they are just trying to survive.  To them, water is life.

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This is why Higher Focus Photography has partnered with Living Water International.  Go here to learn more about Living Water.  We believe we can make a difference by helping to provide clean, safe drinking water to those who need it most.  You can help.  What if giving clean drinking water was as simple as sending a Christmas Card?


We are hosting a fund-raiser for Living Water International on November 21.  If you donate just $75 directly to Living Water, you will receive a 20 minute portrait session that includes 24 Holiday Cards for you to share with your friends and family and a free 8×10 photo for you to keep or give as a gift.  You get to choose from 3 different backgrounds and you can make your selections that day.  We are scheduling our 20 minute sessions from 10am – 4pm.  At the time of this posting, we already have someone booked for 3:30.  Call and schedule your session today! 636-273-6600 or contact us by clicking HERE.

Find out what Living Water is doing around the world:

If you can’t donate $75 or are not able to participate in our fundraiser, please consider giving anyway.  You will make a difference in someone’s life by clicking HERE.

Stay Focused,

Tim and Jill

Make your party memorable with our photo booth!

I’ve been seeing a lot of invitations for Halloween Parties.  Showing up in costume is a must!  If you’re like me, you’ve been thinking about what you’ll be wearing for the big night since the weather started getting cooler and the leaves started turning.  Maybe you’re hosting a cool party for all of your favorite ghosts and goblins.  How do you turn your party into the one hot spot that everyone will want to haunt?  Our photo booth!


Make your party memorable by giving your guests a fun experience with great pictures, cool props, and fun backgrounds.  To learn more about our photo booth, you can contact us HERE.


If someone shows up to your party without a costume, you can provide them one for the photo booth!


We can even make your party go viral with our video app that shares the fun on social media.

We don’t require a lot of space and we can set up almost anywhere.  So, the next time you want to throw a party (or even a get together) give us a call!  We’ll bring the fun!  Got questions?  Click HERE.


Everyone will want to be there!


Learn more about Higher Focus HERE.  Don’t wait!  Book us now for your Holiday party!  636-273-6600

This High School Senior doesn’t slow down…

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Amanda Lang took time out of her busy schedule to visit with us for an indoor/outdoor photo session.  Here is a behind the scenes look at Amanda’s outdoor session:

We are booking for the fall season now!  Questions?  You can email us by simply clicking here and selecting “contact us”.

For more examples of high school senior photo shoots, visit us here.

Want to talk to someone right away? Call us at 314-623-1587.  We’d love to hear from you!

Stay focused,

Tim and Jill

Photography Made Easy…


Avoid this mistake!

You’re there with your camera…

The moment has arrived.  You knew it was going to happen.  You’ve been expecting this.  You’re ready.  It’s happening!!! You raise your fancy camera, snap the image, and… What happened?  Something went wrong!!!!  The image looks horrible and the moment is lost!  You’re thinking, “Why is it blurry?  Was it a setting?  Why is it so dark?  Maybe I used the wrong lens…”

We’ve all been there.  The good news is there are simple ways to avoid common mistakes with DSLR cameras and we’ll show you!  Higher Focus Photography is hosting our next series of “Photography made easy” classes on March 4th and March 11th at 7pm.  We will be covering how to choose the right lens for capturing that special moment; how to take a crisp image; how to draw a persons eye to your subject; using light to create dramatic images; shooting like a photo journalist; and much more.  You’ll have the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned and show off your new skills at our studio!  Bring your manual and we’ll go through it and explain the important parts that seem difficult to understand.

The series is $100.  You will receive a $100 gift certificate that you can use toward a portrait session, purchasing products, or can be given as a gift to someone you love.  Call 314-623-1587 to reserve your seat.  Don’t wait!  There are only 10 spots available.

Stay Focused!


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Memories Found


Christina Tenti is an activist, a writer, and an empathic entrepreneur.  I had the pleasure of meeting her at a networking event where I recorded video of her giving an amazing presentation about elephants.  When it was over, I had this nagging question, “what is an empathic entrepreneur?”  So, I invited her for coffee.  We spent hours talking about her business, her passions, and her love of elephants.  Christina was gracious enough to share this story:

There was a lump in my throat as I sorted through treasured photos, searching for an important picture of my grandmother’s ring that was stolen and I wanted to have re-created. In my search, I was brought back in time to life in the past by these treasured mementos. I believe that there is no other piece of our history than a photograph to bring to life the people, the times, and emotions of our days, sometimes so long ago. Our memories are there in photos, seemingly in real life. Time can stand still as we peer into boxes or sit with albums that contain pieces of the past. We are captivated and we remember or are reminded of almost every detail surrounding the times we honor, the people we miss, the motivation that spurs us on to create new memories in the present.

As I reached inside those boxes and traveled back in time, I wondered if other people felt the same joy as I was feeling. So, I asked friends on social media to identify the most important item in their home. Every response was the same:  their photos. That’s why we continue the momentum to document life, accomplishments, changes as they occur in pictures. There’s no better way to communicate and share milestones in our lives with family and friends. The photos we treasure adorn the walls in our homes, offices, and the homes of family and friends people we love.  Photographs are the one investment that offers a lifetime of tribute to our journey, spurring on the desire to create new, continue to grow, honor those we love, the moments we want to capture forever. So, stop what you’re doing. Travel back in time. Grab the opportunity to capture the present as only photographs can. I found my lost photo and am creating a new ring to honor my grandmother. Don’t hesitate to preserve your own memories in photographs that you’ll treasure forever.

Thank you Christina!  I love this story!

You can follow Christina Tenti at:

It’s worth getting to know her!

Stay Focused!


Wings of Hope

We recently had an afternoon photo session with one of our models at Wings of Hope in Chesterfield, MO. Wings of Hope is an emergency medical air transport facility that flies all over the world bringing medical aid to children and families. We were blessed and honored to be allowed to video and photograph many of these planes with our model, Andrew. Mixing video and still images with music is great way to catch people’s attention , create awareness, and entertain. Enjoy!
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