Emily has photographed pretty much everything, but her true calling really is engagements, weddings, and families. Photographing couples and families is a passion. She always enjoys meeting people and getting to know clients.
Emily loves having the chance to tell each unique story in photos and being a witness to what might be the most significant moment in that person’s life. She realizes it is truly an honor to be trusted to capture the special moments which last a lifetime.
For fun, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, go on fun adventures, and explore the city that she loves! Emily describes herself as a “geek” who loves to go see comic book movies, play video games, and watch the best TV show ever, Game of Thrones.
Larry believes it’s important to be able to shoot in all styles. Mom wants the classic style while the Bride and Groom want a more journalistic and romantic style. If a bride can look at the back of his camera while shooting and her response is "aw", then he is doing his job!
Larry brings his overall experience in photo-journalism, his artistic eye developed from his years spent in the advertising field, and his love of family to every job. Not just for his own, but also the great fondness he has for seeing other family members coming together..
Larry finds laughter and keeping a light touch to be so important. And he will even allow his goofy sense of humor to eek out… "Why be so serious?" Did we mention that he is a Pinterest fanatic too!
Sheila’s passion is getting inside the head of a subject. Spending the time needed to get to know them. Letting emotions capture what they’re really all about. She is fulfilled after a session is over and the client's results mirror who they really are!
For her, photography is creating artwork. She loves the expressions on your face once she is done. When customers have so much fun, they just do not want it to end. And if you can make someone feel great about themselves, then it is all worthwhile.
When not working, she is listening to music and taking in the sights. Nothing like listening to a little blues while going down a highway on a sunny afternoon! Shelia is a member of the Missouri Professional Photographers of America.
Whether its videography or photography, Tony enjoys capturing candid moments. His reward is simply seeing the end result and the reaction as well as seeing someone happy with the work that he has produced.
Tony is still pretty new to the team, having joined Trotter Photo in the Fall of 2018. He cannot wait to get creative with a ton of new videos, in addition to helping with editing and production at the studios!
As a wedding photographer, Dominique finds himself in a highly privileged position: being the all-day witness to intense emotion from the intimate dressing room moments with friends and family, to the raw excitement and final release of tension of the reception. Dominique says that he often feels lucky to have the best seat in the house, at least through his telephoto lens! This is the position that gives him a chance to capture those fleeting instants that define the events of the day, looks and gazes that epitomize powerful sentiments. These decisive moments are why he loves photography! He sees wedding photography in particular as the perfect field for a quest that is, by essence, photo-journalistic. Evidently, couples and their parents also expect more formal family and wedding party photos. In his words, this is when his artistic vision comes into play as well, to create tasteful images that can stand the test of time, technically flawless but hopefully full of spirit.
When he is not photographing a wedding, Dominique is either teaching photography at Webster University, playing music, going to concerts, travelling with my wife, son and camera, seeking outdoor adventures and new cultural experiences.
Emily loves to photograph it all! Weddings, engagements, newborns, children, families, sports, events, and more! She enjoys the opportunity to be creative and loves building relationships with clients.
Emily has been photographing weddings for 11 years and is a trusted leader with Team Trotter and has been with the company for over five years. When not at work, Emily enjoys trying new restaurants, playing sports and attending sporting events like Cardinal games and tailgating for her home team Chiefs Kingdom! She looks for every opportunity to travel with her husband, and loves to encourage others to do so by sharing her personal experiences through vlogs.
Dayton enjoys taking all kinds of photos whether it’s taking your wedding photos, engagement photos. business photos, or product and branding photos. He enjoys meeting people and helping them to feel comfortable in front of the camera.
He realizes a lot of people really don't feel natural in front of the lens. He tries to get to know the people he photographs so he can create a comfortable atmosphere for great photos to happen. Unlocking what makes people comfortable and creating lasting memories is the best part!
When not at work, Dayton is a father of three kids that keep him on his toes. He has a slight addiction to antiques and anything vintage. Dayton has lived in seven different states and has called St. Louis home for the last 13+ years. He has yet to run out of new exciting places to discover. He loves live music and hanging out with his kids at the pool all summer.
For Thomas, photography is a common language between cultures, generations, and individuals. It brings life to the dead, common understanding from far away borders, as well as familiarity between individuals. And photos preserve the beauty of nature, the humanity that passes away, as well as the architectural achievements of men that crumble from the ravages of time.
When not at work, Thomas will often spend time in nature with his camera. He finds it energizing to spend hours both finding and photographing the very smallest of details: swirls of water in a stream, dew on a spider's web, sun glistening through leaves, tree bark intricacies, and millions of other patterns and activities in nature!
Denise is an experienced pro in the business and has fun getting to know clients both in studio and on location. She helps run the St. Peters location and photographs seniors, engagement sessions, kids and families, schools, sports and of course weddings.
Denise is one of those people who will tend to your every need on your wedding day. She will make you laugh, ensure you feel comfortable and is willing to help with anything on your special day.
David’s enthusiasm for photography is incomparable to any other. He is particularly known for his sports and wedding photography and is always eager to help his client anyway he can. He enjoys getting to know his clients and learning what they like so he can bring out the best of their personality. His precision and attention to detail is completely unmatchable.