Meet Our Instructors
Stephen Weiss. is a photographer and the previous owner of Creve Coeur Camera, a chain of retail stores in the mid-west.
Mr. Weiss, a graduate of St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, purchased the company in 1998. He comes from an extensive background in retail, photography, and marketing.
Mr. Weiss is the Photographer for the St. Louis County Hazmat team and has extensive experience as one of Gateway Motorsports Park track photographers specializing in NASCAR and NHRA races.
His portfolio includes: Gucci, Cristal Advertising, Charter Communications, the Coca-Cola Company, Edward Jones, and many other companies. He has extensive experience with fashion, table top products, portraiture and travel photography at it's finest.
Travels include: Cuba, Iceland, Costa Rica, Spain Japan and many other parts of the world.
Casey has been photographing for 22 years. She started on film when whe was 8 years old and taught herself the trifecta of exposure through trial and error and many notes.
In her more recent years, she was the store manager for the Columbia, MO Creve Coeur Camera location where she further developed her skills as a professional photographer.
She had her first art show in 2015 showcasing her work on film and was even able to develop everything in her own darkroom and make her own frames for her photos.
She is a very patient teacher and a wealth of knowledge.
Come learn with her!
Rosetta Patton has a genuine love for photography. She has many levels of “passion” when it comes to photography. Rosetta annually attends the Indianapolis 500 (and has for 25 plus years); Brickyard 400; and in past years the MotoGP. She has received several awards for her displayed photography and has sold several of her photographic prints as well as donated pieces for silent auctions. Her work is often shown at Capital Arts Gallery in Jefferson City, Missouri. Her photos reveal how she strives for perfectionism!
Rosetta has photographed weddings as well as portraits for school pictures. She also loves photographing orchids at the Missouri Botanical Garden, nature scenes, children events, and concerts.
Rosetta is a retired educator of 30 plus years. During her thirty years, Rosetta spent 15 years as an elementary school principal at Ferguson-Florissant School District. She was always the photographer for events at her school. She taught science, photography and was the yearbook sponsor in her early educational career.
Rosetta was employed by Creve Coeur Camera for over two years where she taught one on one lessons and photo classes. Early on in her career she free lanced for the St. Louis American Newspaper. Rosetta has taken photo classes at Webster University.
Rosetta currently is the photographer for Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers. Rosetta is a volunteer photographer at Delmar Gardens West Nursing Home and at her church.
Rosetta was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. She now resides in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri.