Best locations for a family session in St. Louis Best locations for a family session in St. Louis, you ask? I am here to help! One of the critical components, in my opinion, for a successful family session is location. I am very particular about when and where I shoot. Light, texture, size, and colors […]
Looking for some family-friendly soups? I don’t know about you, but all I want is soup when it’s cold and snowing outside. Family-friendly soups are a must in my household. Although, I will admit my kids eat most foods. I am sharing 5 family-friendly soups that we all love during the winter. The best part […]
What question do I get asked as a St. Louis newborn photographer? As a St. Louis newborn photographer, one of the number one questions I get asked maybe “Is my home too dark for a newborn session?” My answer is “No!” After four years as an in-home photographer, and I have shot in every type […]
I failed my 365 project. I’ll admit it…I failed my 365 photography project for 2020. I could sit here and list all the reasons why I failed or how I tried to make it work. The truth is after 7 months or so I just got tired and uninspired so I quit….Well actually I quit […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the perks of being a family and newborn photographer is that I get to watch my families grow! Typically, most of my in-home newborn families,. return at 6-9 months for a milestone session and then for a 1 year family session. I can’t really explain how much I enjoy watching these babies grow. I often recommend your home for milestone and 1 year sessions. I truly believe there is something so timeless and emotional about photographing your baby throughout the year in the place that means the most to you and to them. Kids, especially babies, are SO much more comfortable in their own home.
Once a client books a lifestyle newborn session with me, one of the first question I often get asked is “When is the best time or age for our session?”. When you are choosing lifestyle newborn, you are getting the flexibility of timing. This means you are not stuck squeezing in your session during the first week or so of life, like in posed newborn sessions.
As a lifestyle newborn photographer, one of the number one questions I get is “What if my newborn won’t go to sleep during our session?. My answer is usually something along the lines of “don’t worry, we let the baby lead the session”. When I started out as a newborn photographer, I spent so much time trying to get babies to sleep soundly or lay exactly where and how I wanted them. This process only lead to stress from the baby, me, and the parents. It felt SO unnatural to me as mother and photographer.