For 4 years, I have made a spring pilgrimage to St Louis, MO. Each year, on the Monday following Easter, I load up and hit the road. There about 4.5 hours of drive between me and my other “family”… my Shutterfest people.

What is Shutterfest? Well, that is a tricky question. It’s a conference, it’s a workshop, it’s collaboration, it’s energy, it’s crazy, it’s a party, it’s education, it’s fun and frenetic and frustrating and fascinating… it’s Shutterfest

Shutterfest is a photography event held at St Louis Union Station full of opportunity to speak with instructors and mentors. We spend 3-5 days creating, learning, stretching ourselves as artists. Some of us plan things months in advance. Shutterfest is full of energy, and 💕 love. There has been at least 1 proposal each year and this year there were two. Our “family” waits until shutterfest to announce engagements and new babies… because we all speak the same language– the language of cameras and photography (with a little bit of video thrown in for fun).

truthfully, I am so very sad when the trip comes to an end that I start counting the days until next year.  Maybe, next year, you will join me!


About studioonmain

Photographer and artist striving to be the best and provide each client with images that they will proudly share with family and friends, display in their homes, and cherish forever. Shooting for perfection in every frame.

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