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My Beautiful Life

Did you know chickens make wonderful pets?
Hello I’m so glad you’re here! Let me introduce myself, my name is Mary Rust and Beautiful Life Studio or BLS is my company.
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Me with my hubby Mike on vacation last winter, I am usually a brunette!

Living just outside of St. Louis, in Innsbrook, MO, with my darling husband and two brilliant children, you will also discover my love of animals that includes; seven hens and a handsome little bantam rooster named Zeus. Three dogs, an outdoor cat and my indoor, grandpa cat Moses.  I talk about Zeus, Piggy and my newest pup Bruno a lot, so let me introduce them to you.

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Psst…did you know I give free mini sessions to rescued fur/feather babies and their humans? You can find a great rescue animal HERE. This is my Piggy & Zeus

 

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Bruno Bear my personal polar bear and LGD, guarding his flock

Growing up I had envisioned my life would be somewhat glamorous, a little Sex in the City, Carrie Bradshaw type of life in a big city with fashion and excitement! {Though I did get to travel to Brooklyn, NY to shoot a wedding, yes, I travel where love takes me!}

#reality

#fantasy vs #reality

Alas, God knew I was destined to fall somewhere into the Green Acres life style, with muck boots, hay and and all things humble. I couldn’t be happier where I am. There is plenty of excitement and things to do here … have you ever tried to catch a chicken? While I am happily living on our few acres of paradise and dreaming of a few more animals … I can no longer imagine a home without chickens clucking in the yard or having to ever buy store bought eggs.

A few of my lovely eggs. Chicken people get "egg"cited about eggs & your friends start buying you Chicken themed gifts {Thanks Steph <3 you}

A few of my lovely eggs. Chicken people get “egg”cited about eggs & your friends start buying you Chicken themed gifts {Thanks Steph!}

A supportive husband will make all of your dreams come true…even if your dreams include owning chickens. {Remember that ladies!}

Mike and the girls when they were young & the Amazing Taj Ma Coop he built for me!

Mike and the girls when they were young & the Amazing Taj Ma Coop he built for them!

My children and a few friends have worried I am close to being a crazy chicken lady, it is all fine because I know I have not become THAT  fabulous of a chicken lady…I am working on it. A girl has to have goals.

I am the middle, middle youngest child or 5 of 8, not to be confused with 7 of 9. {Star Trek fans will get that} My siblings and I are all close, I mean the kind of in the hot tub with your clothes on wrestling; double dog dare ya, CLOSE.  I adore and admire that about my family. Mom and dad laughing at us, rolling their eyes and just having another glass {wine is the official beverage of the Welch clan}. Ah my family. Family takes effort to stay close and family is brilliant; and you should keep tabs on them and take photos, because life is short and you need your family in your life. {If only to bring you wine when you run out and to take your surplus eggs.}

From our last sister day. This was the only unquestionable photo I could post from that day at Nabolies Winery.

From our last sister day. This was the only unquestionable photo I could post from that day at Nabolies Vineyard {You can have your wedding there too}. Vikki is across from me, many of you may know her. She used to work with me before she abandoned me for Seattle…

Mom and Dad {Love them to bits}

Mom and Dad {Love them to bits} still growing strong

Building Beautiful Life studio has given me the ability to care for all these wonderful animals and encourages me be an amazing wife and mum to my children.  I am grateful to every clients have past, present and future. I know the value of each of you and can’t ever thank you enough for working with me. The most amazing part of being a wedding photographer has been the honor of following clients from their wedding day into their maternity and growing family days. Realizing the photographs I create for you may someday be cherished and loved by your great great grandchildren, is my beautiful life. So I thank you all so much for those moments together.

I hope to post more about home life and the chickens, because so many of you love them! You can keep tabs on me and all of my home adventures daily through instagram. Take care I hope to hear from you all soon!

xoxo

Mary

 

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