My name is Brandi Thomas; owner and founder of SI Studios and sole photographer of Forever famous memories. I am a wife and mother to 3 boys. I love to photograph HS Seniors and Mommy's to be more than anything else. I am a college graduate with a degree in marketing/management so running the business and marketing side has always come natural and being a photographer has been such a dream come true for me. I was able to make that dream even bigger with the re-branding of SI Studios in 2021. What started as a ME ONLY photography business has turned into a Multi Media Production Studio, 7200 sq ft of artistic fun, and a place for all creative people to learn and be just that.........CREATIVE! Being a female business owner has been the most amazing ride of my life and I am so thankful that I am able to live this dream!!!!!! To read the WHY for Soulful Illusions Studios please visit here>>> https://foreverfamousmemories.mypixieset.com/kp-forever.../ NONE of this would have happened if it wasn't for Miss Kaylee Priscu!!! Photo Credit: @Jacob Peterson
MEET THE GIRL BOSS
Meet Jeffery Thomas (JT). Jt is husband to the owner Brandi Thomas. While Brandi is the boss and calls the shots, you can guaranteed nothing comes through her office without JT giving his advice. He is the Chief operations officer and makes sure operations run smooth day to day. Without JT there would be no structure (literally he did all the build out exactly as we requested). Jt makes sure we have all the props and set we need and also keeps the business financially structured as well. There is not a lot JT isn't involved in. Problem? Ask JT....... Need something built? Ask JT...... Need business advice or mentorship? Ask JT....... They say behind every great man is a woman......well in our case behind our great girl boss is this guy......making sure everything is in check.
SET DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Kayla came to us via the internship program at Webster University. She started her internship in May and by the end of June we had offered her a permanent spot on the team. Kayla handles all paperwork, making of flyers, phone calls, studio tours and much much more, plus she is the receptionist during the weekday business hours. Kayla is still a student at Webster University and will graduate in May 2022 with a degree in photography. She operates her own craft and photography company Alienated Photography/Alienated Creations and is also a lover of animals and used to be a vet tech prior. There is not a whole lot Kayla is not involved in. When you see her say HI!!!!!!
STUDIO EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Mr. AG Shaw, retired Army Sergeant, world traveler and expert in studio lighting. AG is the Executive Photographer and owner of Metro Phototainment and will join the team as studio manager and in house photography instructor. "I am a man who understands that a great image is more than a memory, it is an emotion that gains equity through out the years. Some day your children will show their children images of you, holding, hugging or cheering them on when they were little balls of energy. Imagine the wonderful conversations they will have huddled over a much cherished album or standing by an heirloom wall portrait. This is what Metro Phototainment is all about. My associate Photographers at SI Studios and I want to help you build lasting memories with fun, energetic service. We see your life as a work of art. We'd like to show you what we see.
A.G. SHAW w/Metro Phototainment
PHOTO STUDIO MANAGER
IN HOUSE INSTRUCTOR
Chevy K Martin is a local producer/engineer specializing in independent films, music videos, audio production and artist branding. With 16 years in as an audio engineer, he is self taught as well as a self taught musician. He got his first guitar at 5 years old (a Mini electric Fender), he played tenor saxophone in high school, taught himself piano and music theory. He has 5 years experience doing photography and video production (which is also self taught) He is musically inspired by every genre of music from country to classical from rock to hip hop, favorite artists include Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Eminem, Elton John, Grateful Dead, the Gorillas, Ludacris and Joyner Lucas. Film production inspired by legendary producer Rick Rubin, famous photographers Peter Mckinnon and Jordi Koalitic and directors like James Cameron and Darren Craig, also pro colorist Waqaz Qazi Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialRebelliousLLC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialrebelliousllc/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dJ34xLFHagJa9dsqccEMQ
CHEVY K MARTIN
W/REBELLIOUS PRODUCTIONS LLC.
OWNER/CEO OF REBELLIOUS PRODUCTIONS LLC
INDEPENDENT FILM MAKER
MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCER
SI STUDIOS ONSITE SOLE ENGINEER/MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCER
Matt is the host of Daily Dirt w/Dustin Diggs. Matt is an expert in tv production having produced several commercials, tv shows and podcasts. Matt now owns and is the lead film director for Artist United Network where he films shows such as Kickin it with Keenan, Rise and Grind STL w/AG Shaw, Model Mania w/Brandi Thomas and so many more.