Over the next few minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in St. Louis. You will also read about everything we could think to include on the topic at hand.
We will start this off by listing some of the best local photographers for when you need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or want to capture memories at any special events. After that where to go for photo printing whether you want to print something off your phone, get a passport photo, need digital marketing materials, or whatever will be discussed, and they will be followed up by photography studios.
You can always try to “develop your skills” by taking lessons at the best photography classes in your area, sorry, we really tried to hold that corny joke back but couldn’t. Even if there aren’t many left these days the best places to buy cameras and repair shops near you will also be discussed. You can expect them to also sell new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, and more equipment and accessories.
After all of that is out of the way it will finally be time to get you out of here with a list of places to take beautiful pictures, plus where you can buy some loosely related items like camera phones or security cameras. Some of the places we mention could definitely be in multiple lists but we will do our best to put the right shops in the right lists and let you know when a place can handle multiple needs.
You can also expect to find a local map at the end of the post to help you figure out where all the St. Louis camera and photo places we list are located. The Midwest region is one that we have written many other guides for in the past for those that are interested.
There is no better way to commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event then to have a great photographer near you capture the scene:
- Derek Coffman Photography
- Dream Light Art Wedding Photography
- Ravetta Photography
- Lyle Whitworth Photography
- Sarah Corbett Photography
Dream Light Art Wedding Photography offers shoots for elopements, engagements and weddings. Ravetta Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, family, children, event, photo booth, team sports, school events, and corporate celebrations.
Weddings, engagements, families, babies or children, seniors, sports, and pictures for a business are all services provided by Lyle Whitworth Photography. Wedding moments, engagement sessions, and instant film coverage are all services provided by Sarah Corbett Photography.
To get any kinds of photos printed, processed, or developed head to:
- O’Fallon Printing at 214 S Main St
- Minuteman Press at 4135 Mexico Rd, St Peters
- Fast Signs at 4101 Mexico Rd #C, St Peters
- Goellner Printing at 301 S Main St, St Charles
- Graphic Connections Group at 174 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd, Chesterfield
- Electro Image at 17295 Chesterfield Airport Rd #200, Chesterfield
- Goellner Printing at 301 S Main St, St Charles
Each of the above is a good option for photo printing near you. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
Whether you need developing and printing for passport photos, brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, digital prints, real estate advertisements, other marketing materials, or just about anything they can probably handle it. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any specific photo printing needs we suggest you look through those links and find a place that offers exactly what you want.
Studios For Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you have serious matters to attend to:
- Carretto Studio at 2603 Virginia Ave
- Shane Michael Studios at Harvester Rd, St Peters
- Monochrome Photo Studios at 125 N Main St #201, St Charles
- Limelight Studio at 1342 Bass Pro Drive, St Charles
- La Femme Glamor Studios
- Ooh St. Lou Studios
Carretto is a local fine art photography studio that is a good place to go for legacy albums, edited digital files, wedding day coverage, South Asian weddings, and engagement sessions. La Femme Glamor specializes in studio portraits for married women and brides-to-be and they can even do boudoir photography.
Individuals and businesses near you can use Ooh St. Lou Studios’ photography and videography services. For group or bigger sessions they rent a larger studio or shoot on location, depending on the demands of the customer. They provide individual or group headshots, portraits of individuals, couples, and families, as well as performance and other photography.
Shane Michael Studios can take great pictures for weddings, couples, engagements, families, graduating seniors, events, and more. Monochrome Photo Studios is a good option for families, weddings, senior portraits, and professional head shots.
Senior portraits, sports, head shots, and family photography are all specialties at Monochrome Photo Studios. Their studio is located on Main Street in historic downtown St. Charles and they are happy to provide both outdoor and studio sessions.
Limelight Studio & Digital Arts Centre is a 3,000-square-foot multi-purpose studio that caters to a wide range of performance, workshop, and digital photographic arts demands. They provide actors, talent, and models with headshots and promotional pictures, as well as commercial, lifestyle, corporate, and portrait photography.
Composition and image fundamentals, lighting, portraiture, posing, aperture and focus, photographic triangle, lightroom, photoshop, street pictures, HDR, macro, and more are all taught through the St. Louis School of Photography located at 11806 Borman Drive. They also teach students how to operate a drone safely and how to follow regulations.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In St. Louis
Schiller’s Camera at 9240 Manchester Road carries Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, and Sony digital cameras as well as 4K ultra high definition, 8k, Bluetooth capable, DSLR, GPS capable, mirrorless, NFC capable, point and shoot, waterproof, and Wi-Fi capable cameras. They also purchase secondhand cameras and lenses.
Best Places For Selfies
Here is a list of great places to take beautiful selfies in your area:
- Tower Grove Park
- Kiener Plaza Park
- The Mural Mile
- Fort Zumwalt Park
- City Centre Park
- Saint Ferdinand Park
- Faust Park
- Blanchette Park
Kiener Plaza is a park featuring a grassy lawn and a large stone paved plaza where public events such as outdoor free movies and a winter festival are hosted. The Mural Mile which runs down the riverfront between Victor and Chouteau Avenues is one of the best spots in the city to experience art any time of year.
More than 250 graffiti artists from all over the country traveled here contribute to this painting on the Mississippi River floodwall making it a great place to take selfies near you. Celebration of Lights, The Fort Disc Golf Course, Founders’ Day, Heald Home, Lake Whetsel, Operating Model Railroad Display, Zumwalt’s Fort, and trails and walking routes are some of the attractions at Fort Zumwalt Park.
Faust County Park is home to Faust Historic Village consisting of 16 structures built between 1840 and 1908. It has a huge playground, walking route, wedding location, and reservable picnic site, as well as the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House where over 1,000 butterflies fly freely in a glass conservatory. It definitely offers many of the best photo opportunities in your area.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some really nice high megapixel cameras these days and these stores should have what you need:
- T-Mobile at 4179 Lindell Blvd
- Comm Depot at 2629 Cherokee St
- Verizon at 1318 State Hwy K, O’Fallon
- AT&T Store at 324 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St Peters
- Abc Wireless at 1255 Dunn Rd, Florissant
- Boost Mobile at 2174 1st Capitol Dr, St Charles
From the highest megapixel camera phones with the latest bluetooth technology to cheaper options for those on a budget you won’t have any problem finding what you need at those stores.
You can either buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them at:
- DK Stuf CCTV Mart at 3993 Bayless Ave
- Citywide Alarms at 7733 Forsyth Blvd #1100
- Burnes-Citadel Security at 5027 Columbia Ave
- Beishir Lock & Security at 5423 S Lindbergh Blvd
- ADT Security Services at 0016 Office Center Ave #103
- Gateway Lock & Security Cameras at 17667 Wild Horse Creek Rd
- Hayes Home Security at 606 Cordes St, O’Fallon
- Assurance Protection at 615 Jungermann Rd, St Peters
- Gateway Lock & Security Cameras at 17667 Wild Horse Creek Rd, Chesterfield
- Westco Security & Technology Systems at 215 Chesterfield Ind. Blvd, Chesterfield
- Prep Security at 3010 MO-94 #E, St Charles
Some of those will be good stores to buy security cameras in your area while others will take the next step and monitor what is going on.
You might also want to check out our posts on:
- KC Camera Repair Shops
- Chicago Camera Repair Shops
- Indianapolis Camera Repair Shops
- Louisville Camera Repair Shops
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope you learned a little something about cameras and photos in your area today. You read about all kinds of topics like where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security.
Anyone that is still here probably has a solid grasp on the local photography scene themself. If so don’t be shy, tell us what we got wrong or share your own tips in the comments.
We hope you have fun buying cameras and taking photos in St. Louis.