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They're Expecting! - Catalano Family Session 2017


I was so fortunate to get to take more photos of this adorable family! My mom and I took a little road trip to Washington, MO and the area they had picked out for their photo session was so cute. We weren't able to make it down to the water because the sun was so bright, but we definitely made the best of it! 

Also, keep an eye out this fall for their newborn pictures! I hope you all have a great Sunday and the rest of your week isn't too hectic! 

It's a Girl!!! - Wagner Gender Reveal!


Gender reveals are always an exciting time! That's why I felt so honored to be able to capture this special moment for the Wagner's. Between fighting the sun, heat, slight breeze, and the difficulty of balloon craziness (that one's for you Aunt Nikki!) we were able to make it work and give this family some special photos for the big reveal. 

Remember, if you are interested in booking me for any of your upcoming photo shoots click the contact tab and send me a message! I hope you all have a great month of July!

90s Inspired Fashion Shoot


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A couple months ago I had the pleasure of getting to photograph one of my best friends. She decided that the look she wanted for her "break out shoot" in a sense was a 90s theme inspired by Cindy Crawford. I had so much fun shooting in one of my favorite spots in St. Louis, the Jewel Box which is located in Forrest Park. I'm sure you've noticed that a lot of my photo shoots have been around that area. 

It really felt good to get back out there and start photographing the things that I love, people and fashion based content! 

I would also like to remind everyone that I am still booking throughout the rest of 2017! Family sessions, weddings, children, babies, maternity, look books, etc. If you are interested in booking a shoot click the contact bar above and send me a message! I hope you all have a great rest of the week!

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Current Beauty Favorites


Hi guys! Sharing some of my current beauty favorites on the blog today. I've always been in to makeup and beauty so I want to start doing more posts like this here. So, I wanted to share with you guys some of my new and holy grail finds that I've been loving over the past couple months. Also make sure to comment some of your summer favorites or blog post ideas you would like to see!

1. Tarte Brazilliance Plus Self Tanner - This stuff is GREAT! I have more fair toned skin so this stuff is perfect for me. It's not too dark and has the perfect olive undertone so it doesn't turn you orange. It's a gel formula and comes with a mit that is super soft and makes applying the self tanner so easy! I feel like it is super difficult for you tanner to come out streaky and uneven when you use this... I don't know how they do it, but if you are just starting out with self tanner this is a perfect option for you! I've used many different self tanners throughout my life and by far this is my favorite.

2. Kat Von D Lock It Foundation - I've been using this product for about a year and half now and I still absolutely love it. If you're looking for a full coverage foundation that doesn't feel heavy then this is the one for you. It's also sweat proof so it makes going out in the heat bearable if you have to. I love the flawless look that it gives me skin and it covers all of my redness which is amazing. 

3. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer - This took me forever to try, but once I did I understood all the hype behind it! This concealer is absolutely amazing. It gives you a flawless looking undereye and also doesn't crease on you. I only use a few little dots because a little goes a long way, so it will actually last you a decently long time. I also really like the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, but the Tarte concealer is giving it a run for it's money. 

4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - This stuff is amazing for the summer when you want that natural summer glow. I will say though, if you like a more matte look you probably won't like this powder, and some days it's not my favorite. However, on days when I want to glow up I always reach for this powder. It's super lightweight and makes your skin look flawless!

5. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlight - I love putting this under my foundation or on days when I want a more natural look I'll just put this on under my Hourglass powder! I use the shade Champagne Pop ( Becca's collaboration with Jaclyn Hill) which is the perfect color for almost any skin tone! It's also super pretty if you want to add a little bit of glow to your shoulders or collarbone if you're wearing something that shows a little skin! 

6. Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer - If I made a video or blog post called "Jaclyn Hill Made Me Buy It" this would be one of the top items on the list. This is seriously the perfect shade of bronzer for me! I know they recently made a darker shade (yay!) so if you're a darker complexion than me you'll have to try that one out... but when I'm at my palest or when I have a little bit of self tanner on it always looks good! It also doesn't hurt that it smells like a tropical paradise!

7. Tarte Ready Set Radiant Setting Spray - I've been looking for a good setting spray for a while now and I decided to give the Tarte one a try after testing it in the store (it smells amazing btw). I'm already almost out of it because I really can tell a difference in my makeup when I use it and it definitely holds up... it's been gym tested even though I never suggest wearing makeup to the gym.

8. Casey Holmes x Smashbox Spotlight Palette - It is no secret that this girl LOVES a good highlight... if I'm not glowing to the heavens then you know something is wrong with me haha! However, my Spotlight Palette in Pearl has such a variety of ways that you can use it and I love that. You can have a nice natural glow or layer the different shades to make a highlight so beaming that it blinds everyone near you. It comes in two shades and I definitely will be picking up the palette in gold for the summer time!

9. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - It is no secret at this point that I am a fan of Tarte Cosmetics! I have loved their blushes for as long as I can remember. Their shade range is beautiful and the formula is amazing. It doesn't feel heavy and a little bit goes a long way because they are SO PIGMENTED! The color that I have been reaching for the most lately is Achiote, but I really love so many of their blushes all year round. They're also mostly a matte formula which I love to layer highlight over.

10. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner - At the beginning of May I decided to pick up an old favorite of mine, I'm alway trying to find good liquid eyeliners to use. I've always said that the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper was my holy grail (and it still is) but I forgot how amazing the Stila liquid eyeliner was! It's so easy to create a wing because the tip isn't too stiff. It's not quite as precise as the Kat Von D liner but it's definitely one of my top picks!

11. Benefit Roller Lash - This is hands down my holy grail mascara. I'm so in love with this stuff that I always come back to it and it's so hard for me to try new mascaras. It really separates and curls my lashes and just makes them look so pretty and natural! I'm not a fan of mascaras that clump your lashes together so I was super excited when Benefit launched this mascara because I can't live without it now!

12. Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadow - I always say you can always add a little bit of glitter to your makeup look... so this liquid glitter eyeshadow in Kitten Karma is amazing! It's such a gorgeous rosey toned color and I love it. There's no fall out when you apply it, and the best part is that it doesn't burn your eyes when you apply it. I definitely want more colors in this so maybe you'll see them in a YouTube video in the future!

13. I've really only been wearing a few lip colors over the past couple months... I've been obsessed with the KKW collaboration with Kylie Cosmetics my favorite colors have been Kimberly and Kimmie. They're so lightweight and feel very comfortable on the lips. I've also been loving my matte lipstick in KoKo K which was my first lip kit I bought. They're just the perfect nude lips and I've been very into just keeping a natural lip look lately. 

WOW I feel like I just talked about so much stuff, hopefully you were able to understand everything that I wrote about because I know I tend to ramble at times. Anyway, let me know what some of your favorite beauty products have been lately in the comments below! Thanks for reading!!

Life Update


Wow I have not blogged in forever! I have been so busy with work and just trying to keep up with life, but I really want to get in to blogging. I'm trying to figure out new things to blog about, so make sure to leave a comment or tweet me (@paigedieckmann) with new blog ideas!

Basically everything has been crazy, I'm gearing up to get a small promotion at work soon so I have been crazy busy trying to learn the ropes.

I also joined a gym! I've been feeling super insecure about how I look over the past couple of months and just decided I needed a change! If you guys would like a blog post on my health and fitness journey just let me know and I will get one up as soon as possible! I can also make a video on it as well (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa_qMflv8PBya_Br0ThlnXQ).

So basically what this blog is going to be is everything that I want to write about so it could be photography projects I'm working on, life updates, beauty related stuff, etc. Basically anything that helps you get to know me a little bit on a more personal level!

Well guys, it's been super fun writing this post! Let me know of any blog post ideas you would like to read and see and I will be sure to write something up! I think that once things start calming down I'll be able to keep up with this blog more! Thank you guys for reading and I hope you have a great week!

 

WELCOME!!


Hi and welcome to my brand new website! It has been a long time coming that my site would get a revamp and I am so excited that it is finally happening! I have put my blood sweat and tears into making this something that really showcases who I am not only as a photographer, but as a person as well. 

Let me take this time to officially introduce myself. My name is Paige Dieckmann, and no, I didn't always know that I would be a photographer. To be honest, my first passion growing up was always writing. I probably had hundreds of notebooks growing up with story ideas and the beginnings of books I would "one day get published". Writing is still a huge passion of mine, but once I got in to the art of photography, I never looked back. 

I've always had a more glamorous approach to my photography, but it wasn't until I took one of my first studio photography courses that I discovered that I wanted to make a career out of fashion and glamour photography.

I finished my BA in Photography at Webster University in 2015 and hope to someday move to Chicago or New York to pursue my passions as a fashion and glamour photographer. 

But let's move on to something a little more interesting. What am I doing when I'm not taking photographs? You can find me reading a good book, playing video games, and exploring my further love for fashion and beauty. 

So tell me a little bit about you, what makes you tick? Leave me a comment and let's get to know each other. I'd like to think of us more as friends than just a photographer and her clients.

This is the first step to my long journey into the unknown...

So let's go.