St. James still has a charm that many cities don't, and Taisia Gordon had that in mind when she opened her photography studio back in March.
Located at 116 N. Jefferson St., just a few doors down from the Leader-Journal office, Taisia Gordon Photography LLC, offers professional wedding and portrait photography.
"We've been in the building since the first of the year, but we opened it in March," she said. "We like the small community. I just love doing this, especially working with lots of different people."
Gordon says a great deal of her work takes her out of town, but she hopes to do more local work in the near future.
St. James, in particular, "has a lot of potential," she said. Gordon, her husband and two daughters have lived in St. James for about seven years.
Originally from New York, Gordon's educational and professional background is in natural resources and forestry.
Before taking on photography full time about nine years ago, she spent her 20s in digital mapping and doing wedding photography "on the side."
"I finally decided to leave that and go back to my to creative side," she said.
To contact Taisia Gordon Photography, call 573-263-5641.