Last fall photographer Gail Fleming leased a small studio at 449 N. Euclid. She photographs her subjects on location, so the tiny space serves as a place to meet with potential clients and display her work. The Consulate Building, at the corner of Euclid and Washington, is populated with small businesses like Gail's, including fashion boutiques Borough Vintage and Calla Lily (for prom & special occasion dresses), Christiane Fine Jewelry, Jennifer Walker Jewelry, The Purple Door Salon, and Lorrice Edwards Design & Interiors.
Gail graduated from Webster University in 1998 with a Fine Arts Degree in Photography. Immediately after graduation, she started her business operating out of her home. Gail leased a space on Brentwood for a while, but when her son entered kindergarten closer to her home in South City's Francis Park Neighborhood, she re-located her business to the CWE, which was where she wanted to be all along. Gail and her husband Robert, who is Art Director of Stealth Creative downtown, met in a martial arts class.
Gail specializes in wedding and children's photography. Her customers find her through word-of-mouth and from websites such as stlouisweddings and stlwed.com. A list of her many photography awards can be found on her website. In the "most unusual wedding" category, she photographed a couple who met at a Star Trek Convention and staged their "Star Trek Wedding" at the St. Louis Science Center. The wedding party dressed in character, and the wedding cake was in the shape of—you guessed it—the Starship Enterprise.
She finds that children photograph more naturally where they are the most comfortable— at a playground, playing in a pile of Autumn leaves, or in their own backyard. To see more of Gail's work, her price list, and calendar of available dates, check out her website here.
Gail Fleming Photography, 449 N. Euclid, (314) 518-9921.