Young Stone is an excellent all around photographer with a real passion for food, product, and still life photography. And the reason he enjoys this type of photography? The control he can have over the environment. He appreciates being given every opportunity to produce the best possible image.
Though Stone is not originally from St. Louis, one of his favorite things to do is explore the city. He loves trying new restaurants and coffee shops as well as revisiting St. Louis’ beautiful landmark attractions. He says that St. Louis is both the driving force and the inspiration behind his unique style of photography.
Emily has photographed pretty much everything, but her true calling really is engagements, weddings, and families. Photographing couples and families is a passion. And 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!
Shelia’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, photograhy 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.
Antonio reallly enjoys doing all types of photography, but his favorite type of photos are candid ones. He also likes photography that captures whatever environment people are in particularly with photos that use natural light.
Antonio loves both photography and videography. His reward is simply seeing the end result and the reaction as well as seeing someone happy with the work that he has produced. For Antonio, it makes it all worth it.
Antonio 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 in our on site lab!
Emily loves to photograph it all! Weddings, engagements, newborns, children, families, sports, executive portraits, events, candid’s, and more! She enjoys the opportunity to be creative and loves building relationships with clients, their families and friends.
Emily is a trusted leader with Team Trotter and has been with the company for over five years. When not at work, Emily looks for every opportunity to travel with her husband, encouraging others to do so by sharing her personal experiences via videos and photos.
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.
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!