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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Park Photos in St Peter’s {St Charles Family Photographer}

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I’m excited to share this session here on the blog.  Not only is this little 9 month old a cutie pie, but the entire family is awesome!  The baby was teething, however I was able to shoot fast and capture some fun moments in between his discomfort.  He loved my little brown rocking chair and red Radio Flyer wagon.  He loved his Mommy & Daddy too.  I’m so thankful mom has great friends (also my wonderful clients) who told her to call for a session!

Take a look:

Outdoor Family portraits at the park by St Charles family photographer

I really enjoy family portraits and outdoor sessions.  Now is the time to get your family together for a fun shoot.  Anyone wishing to use photos on their Christmas cards should schedule ASAP.   All portrait orders which must arrive for Christmas, must be placed by December 5, 2011.

Some favorite locations include: Creve Coeur Park, Blanchette Park, McNair Park, Main Street- St. Charles, New Town and the St. Peter’s Park at City Hall (Rec Plex).  You may have a favorite local place too.  I’m happy to try something new!

Need ideas about what to wear?  Contact me and I’ll walk you through the process of planning for Family Photos.

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St Charles Family Photographer

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6 Month Baby Girl {St Charles Baby Photography}

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I am very excited to share this session with you.  I got to use one of my favorite backdrops and also one of my newer ones!  I just love how all of the photos turned out.  I’m sharing images from another baby’s first year plan participant.  Her big sister is a graduate of the Baby Steps plan.  I love seeing these little ones grow from newborn or 3 months of age through the first birthday.  The photos below are from her 6 month photo shoot.  She is showing off her newest skill of sitting on her own.  I love this age because we get to put babies on and in so many different props and posing boxes/baskets/buckets.

The beautiful tan/sage/pink background is a hand-painted drop which I’ve had for a number of years, but it’s not often requested.  I have to say that it’s easily one of my favorite formal backdrops.  I think it worked PERFECTLY with her pink tutu and head-bow.  The pearls are mine and added an extra special touch to some of the poses.

Now, that RED background is my new door.  You can see it a little better in Tommy’s Senior session post below.  I really intended to use it with teens and little boys, but within the first two weeks of having it here at the studio, I realized that it’s great for little girls too.  I think it’s perfect with my black and white damask hat box.  Don’t you?  As soon as I saw the outfit her mommy brought, the ideas started churning in my head and I fell in love with this new set.

Well, on to the photos.  That’s really why you, my wonderful blog readers are here anyway, right?  Leave me a comment and let me know that you were here.  🙂Baby Plan photos of 6 month little girl, St Charles baby photography

Glad you stopped by.  If you have a baby between the ages of newborn and 4 months (or if you are currently expecting a baby), give me a call to sign up for the Baby Steps Baby Plan.  You’ll be happy you did.  My favorite part of the plan is the 10×20 framed collage you get at the end of the year with one image from each session.  It’s neat to see how much the baby has changed during the first year!

Talk to you very soon.

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St Charles Baby Photography, serving St. Louis, St. Charles and surrounding areas

Welcome Baby – 5 days old {St Charles Newborn Photographer}

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Newborn portraits are such a beautiful way to document a baby’s first days.  Today I am pleased to share with you a collection of studio portraits from this beautiful family.  At only 5 days old, she was a gem.  I have photographed this wonderful family for a number of years.  I met them when big sister was a newborn!  Here’s big sister’s NEWBORN portrait session (on the old blog).

Photography for newborn baby in St. Charles and St Louis

I get asked all the time, “How early should we have our baby photographed?”  My answer is always the same, “The SOONER the BETTER.”  If you are expecting and are planning newborn portraits, remember that the adorable, curled-up poses are rarely achieved after a baby is 10-14 days old.  Think about it.  When a baby is inside the mommy, it’s legs and arms are curled tightly against the body.  It’s a comfortable, familiar position.  After 10 days or so, baby begins to stretch out and feel comfortable in these new positions and it’s much more difficult for your photographer to achieve those beautiful tight poses.

I just love photographing newborn sessions.  I get to provide families with beautiful, professional portraits.  I get to capture those days/moments which only last a short time.  I know not all new mommies are ready to be photographed and that’s ok too.  Some are, some aren’t.  (We’ll just photograph dad and baby and use just your arms in an image or two).   You are more than welcome to catch a few z’s on the couch while I create precious poses of your new little sweetheart.

Expectant moms should call the studio as soon as you know that you are pregnant to assure that we can fit your newborn appointment in to our schedule.  Keep us informed as the big day nears!

Fun fact:  What happened 9-11 months ago?   The St. Louis area (and many other places around the country) experienced days of snow storms.  ‘Nuf said????  LOL  Baby boom is coming…

Call today to schedule your baby’s first portrait session!  636-947-5956

Karen Thaemert, CPP

Your favorite St. Charles newborn photographer!

Tommy’s Senior Session {Ft. Zumwalt East, St Peters Senior Photography}

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Hey there Blog fans!  Time for me to catch up and share what has kept me so busy.  Here’s Tommy.  We had a great time taking his senior pictures!  We started down on Main Street in old town, St. Charles.  I love the variety down there!  We found worn out walls, rubble, and used the great colors of our historic town.

Photos of high school senior boy St Peters Senior Photography

High School Senior Guy with car truck pictures

Tommy loves his Jeep (he comes by it naturally, visit  Axle Boy  if you have your own jeep.  You can get yours outfitted for some off-road fun!)  He even washed it for such an occasion as a senior photo shoot.  Naturally, we had to get a few shots to showcase it!

I love it when seniors bring props, whether it’s a car, jeep, truck, motorcycle or sports equipment.  Anything that makes a session unique and “yours” is a great idea.

To schedule your own senior session, call today.  Got a day off school?  Let’s shoot your pics.  Most evening sessions and weekend sessions are filled through October (only a couple of spots remain), but if you have a week day time available, we can definitely coordinate our schedules.

Thanks, Tommy, for having K Thaemert Photography shoot your session.  You were GREAT!

Karen Thaemert, CPP

Your favorite photographer for Rockin’ Senior Pictures

636-947-5956 (business hours please)

St Peters Senior Photography Info