St. Louis Newborn & Family Photographer telling the AUTHENTIC love story of family
Shooting a family session can be tricky. In the past I would go over a shot list prior to my session. I would dream up all kinds of amazing scenarios in my head. After a few sessions, I found that this often lead to disappointment on my part. I would get a energetic toddler that […]
5 tips from a St. Louis Family Photographer As a St. Louis Family photographer the beginning of the year is usually a slower time. This is the time of year we start to plan out our next year and evaluate the previous year. As a family and newborn photographer in St. Louis for almost 4 […]
What does lifestyle newborn mean? If you search google for lifestyle newborn in St. Louis, you will find hundreds of photographers, anywhere from studio to lifestyle to documentary. As a parent, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what each style means and what is best for your family. Instead of describing all the […]
One of the benefits of living in a large city like St. Louis is you have your pick of family photographers. Scroll any local mom group and you will see hundreds of photographers available at a range of prices and variety of shooting styles. This means if you do your homework you can find that […]
So you have booked a newborn session with me and you maybe wondering, what happens next? Now that we have secured your due date on my calendar, now the fun begins! You instantly get access to my amazing VIP Facebook group. This is a laid back group exclusively for my clients. In this group, I […]
family swinging little girl on blanket during a family photography session
In-home newborn photography, often called lifestyle newborn photography, has become quiet popular over the years. People fell in love with the emotion, light, and simplicity of in-home photography. There is something so timeless about capturing your baby in the place where you brought them home. As an expectant mama looking for someone to capture those […]
When I first started my family photography business, I lacked confidence. I started it on kind of a whim, like most momtogs do. I loved shooting my kids so I figured why not jump into a business. Once I started booking families and had no idea what I was doing. Ha! So, I had tendency to let them take the lead. I would let clients choose locations, shooting times, and gave no direction on clothing or expectations. I bet you can guess how I would leave these sessions, sooo unhappy. I knew that I wasn’t producing the quality images I wanted to provide my families and what they truly deserved. I knew that I needed make some changes and could do so much better.
Motherhood is at the heart of my business. When I am shooting a family session , I find myself drawn to the mother-child bond. Sometimes it will be wild and crazy, other times delicate and quiet. Nonetheless, it is what my heart longs to capture. While shooting, I look for details or moments during the session that make me feel something.
If you have been following my work for a bit, then you know my love for capturing newborns in their homes. In-home newborn and family sessions will always have my heart. But during a global pandemic, like COVID-19, I want to provide all of my families the opportunity to capture their brand new baby even if they do not want to be indoors. I shot my first sunset newborn session shortly after St. Louis allowed photography to start again. I was honestly a little unsure of how this would go. Once I saw the gorgeous light we had for this session, I instantly knew this would be such an amazing option for so many families, especially families with toddlers.