Church is a photographer and videographer who owns Church Productions, a beautiful photography studio in the Grand Center neighborhood in St. Louis. A fashion shoot was happening at the studio and I was there to catch some of the highlights. There was Chi Anderson, the model and Stephany Smith the designer that were in charge of the looks. The actual fashion shoot was from 9am to 12pm on Sunday, January 30, 2022.

St. Louis Photographer Church holding R6 Canon with 70-200mm lens at a fashion shoot in his studio at Church Production in St. Louis on Jan., 30, 2022. Craig Currie
St. Louis Photographer Church holding R6 Canon with 70-200mm lens at a fashion shoot in his studio at Church Production in St. Louis on Jan., 30, 2022. Craig Currie

Chi is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She radiates positive vibes and magically turns a shoot into a fun-filled day of dance and laughter. Every time Chi came out with a new outfit, It was like watching a princess entering a ballroom. She is amazing!

Church is one of the best photographers in St. Louis and proves this every time he attends a shoot. His ideas are fresh and he loves doing things differently. He is unafraid and pushes the envelope when it comes to lighting and camera settings. He knows the rules of photography but chooses not to follow them. This thinking-outside-the-box ideology has enabled Church to create his own style, his own brand which is next-level art.

Stephanie Smith was the designer at the shoot and she specializes in upcycling clothes which is the process of taking old clothes and fixing them, giving them a new life if I may. She helped make sure the clothes were literally picture perfect during the entire shoot.

This is what some would say was a collaboration of talents together having blast and doing what we love best, our art.

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