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Behind The Lens

Hi, I'm Syerra a photographer and owner of Striving Envision Photography, a native of Baltimore, MD, but currently residing in St. Louis, MO. Striving Envision Photography was started with the belief that as we envision those special moments that should be captured in life we strive to make those moments last forever. I use photography to capture my clients' vision whether it's a special event, a branding/portrait session or a glamorous shot at the world around us.

I moved to St. Louis, MO after I got married to the love of my life. There I work in the youth and young adult development industry where I motivate and inspires my students to reach their dreams: but the best way to model this for them was to pursue my dream fully. While still working in the youth and young adult development industry, I spend my free time capturing  special moments like baby showers, vow renewals, birthday parties, church events, etc. I also send time worshipping God, hanging with my family + friends, or reading a great book. My goal is to capture visual representation of people living their best lives in the small and big moments of their lives.


My photography sessions are about going into people's spaces and creating emotional connections with them. By having conversations, I discovered that I can get my clients to almost 'forget' the camera and think of me as their friend while shooting great memories. Each session is suppose to tell a story and I would be delighted to tell yours. If you think we would be a good match and you want your story told, I would love for you to reach out to me!


"I loved working with Striving Envision Photography! I felt so relaxed. It was all very genuine, authentic and fun. She got great shots without me even noticing. Book her today!"

Melissa Lau

For the past couple of years, photography has helped me discover a natural gift I was unaware I had. My passion was always to do photography but who knew I had a knack for it. I have realized the joy I get from capturing some of the special moments clients have and that I get to make those memories last forever.

       Syerra Meadows-Haynes


"Capturing the moments of today that will wow your heart tomorrow"

Let's Talk

E     strivingenvision@gmail.com
P    (314) 492-1229
        St. Louis, Missouri