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Lori Probst

Dive into Underwater Portraiture with an Award-Winning Photographer

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Lori Probst, an acclaimed artist and an international award-wining underwater photographer, is known for her arresting underwater portraits that push the possibilities of movement, color, and light. As a 35-year certified scuba diver, Lori leveraged her knowledge of photographing and post-processing marine life worldwide –  from Indonesia to Honduras – to create an underwater photographing experience like no other.

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Lori’s works with her highly discerning clientele out of her Saint Louis-based Probst Portraits studio. From in-studio maternity photoshoots in her indoor heated pool to milk bath portraits in a tub – Lori relentlessly pushes her artistic boundaries producing unique, graceful, and ethereal artwork.

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A recipient of several coveted professional photographer degrees, Lori generously shares her knowledge and expertise with other aspiring underwater photographers. With a hands-on approach, her class “Dive into Underwater Portraiture” covers the principles of underwater photography and post-processing techniques that turn images from dull to vibrant.

Underwater model wearing purple dress photographed by Outex ambassador Lori Probst

When Lori is not in her studio or underwater, she is with her husband Jim of 37 years, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 dogs. One of their passion projects is raising Monarch Butterflies from egg to release. To date they’ve released over four thousand of the iconic species into the world.

Underwater model wearing purple dress photographed by Outex ambassador Lori Probst

About the photographer

Today, in addition to running her Saint Louis, Missouri based studio, this nurse of 20 years turned photographer has gained a loyal following of portrait and commercial clients, striven to tell their subjects' stories.  Lori is well known for her photography of underwater, maternity, milk bath, children, high school seniors, landscape, and commercial images. 

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Lori Probst is nationally recognized for her photographic excellence and dedication to moving the industry forward and encouraging education. She has been awarded her Master of Photography Degree, Photographic Craftsman Degree, and earned a Certified Professional Photographers of America Certification. However, it's not the awards and accolades that motivate Lori. She uses competitions to challenge herself as an artist, which fuels her never-ending pursuit of elevating her clientele's work and explores how best to advance the underwater classes that she teaches.

Photo Awards

  • 4 time top 10 Photographer in the state of Missouri
  • 2 time top 3 photographer is the state of Missouri
  • 3 PPA (Professional Photographer Association) Loan Collection images
  • 8 PPA (Professional Photographer Association) Merit Images

Through her love of travel and desire to teach, Lori has shared her knowledge and experiences with other artists by teaching photography.  PPA is the largest photographic association in the world tracing back over 150 years.  They represent over 34,000 photographers worldwide in their effort to bring legacy to their clients.  Lori is also a board member for her state professional photographer association, MOPPA. 

Lori would love to tell your story locally or in far-off lands.   

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