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
Roy started his career as a musician playing with other musicians at Scotty’s Music Studio in Overland, MO. He would hang out most days jamming with local artists, and learning about music from great musicians like Chuck Berry, Dewitt (Scotty) Scott Sr., Mike Heath (Big Mike) to name a few. While jamming with local Saint Louis musicians, Roy discovered his love for producing and engineering music when he met Super Producer Carl Nappa at a master class recording session. At the end of the session Mr. Nappa asked him to join his school, and he did the following day. As a result he has worked as a musician engineer & producer with STL bands/musicians; Empathy, Rip James, Skys Past, Slushwave, Thrush, Beauty Destroys, Your New Favorite T-shirt, NoneSense, Superhero Rockstars, and so many more. Roy is currently working on a rock project titled “Superhero Rockstars...and is currently working on several new projects. Photo Credit: Matt Schmitt
RECORDING STUDIO MANAGER
INHOUSE AUDIO ENGINEER
Antione was born and raised in Saint Louis Mo. Graduated from Rooselvelt High School. He has a Bachelors Degree in Project Management. Antione started this journey into promotion and exposure in November of 2016, as a cameraman and blogger for his business "Soldierbyblood LLC". He joined Mycitymymusic, a Podcast Network, as a Co Owner in 2018 and Now Runs the Second Location. He loves engineering, producing and creating content. He loves the energy of creative people and more than anything enjoys helping others create something meaningful. You need video work done? This is your guy!
ANTIONE LARRY w/Soldierbyblood.com & Lou-we-wood Productions