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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nikki, Francis Howell Central Senior {High School Photographer}

I’m excited to share that the blog has a NEW location.  Please view this post here: St Charles, High School Photographer

It’s time that I share some of the recent high school seniors I’ve been photographing!  First up, Nikki from FHC.  I’ve know her for many, many years.  I had the privilege of photographing her sister two years ago too!  Both girls were in my kids’ choir when I was working as the church Director of Music and Worship.  🙂

Nikki has grown into a beautiful young lady.  Her smile is contagious and you can tell that we had a great time during her shoot.  We went down to Main Street in St. Charles trying to hit different spots than we did with her sister.  Of course, we made sure to include her dad’s bar in the background of a few images since those have great meaning for him.

The sky was such a GORGEOUS blue, I had to make sure to include it in at least some of our poses.

Francis Howell Central High School Photographer Girl Portraits

St Charles high school photographer on location for high school pictures

High School Photographer Senior Pictures in St Charles and St Louis

I know most of the yearbook deadlines have passed, but for those of you who want some fun, creative poses that you can’t get from the contract photographers, give us a call.  There are still 2012 grads on the schedule for spring portraits.

If you’re a 2013 grad, contact Karen about being a studio representative for YOUR school.  Your work for the studio as a rep will help you earn FREE stuff for yourself.  You and your parents will be thrilled!

Karen Thaemert

High School Senior Photographer

Get Your Required Photos and Come to Me for Everything Else!

636-947-5956

St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, St. Louis area, Troy, Foristell and more…

Another 1 Year Old {Baby Photographer in St. Charles}

This blog post has moved to the new website.  Please view it here instead: St Charles Baby Photographer

Sigh… It’s hard to believe that another of my little baby plan babies has turned one. What’s even more difficult to comprehend is the fact that I photographed big sister throughout her first year and beyond. Time really does fly. It doesn’t matter if you’re watching your own children grow or some one else’s family. I guess that’s why my job is so important. I get to freeze a few moments every couple of months/years and preserve expressions, memories, chunky cheeks (and legs). I am so thankful to be a part of your lives. 🙂

This was a typical 1-year session. We got some formal poses, some informal ones, a few playing, some in the bucket and even a couple with big sis. I just love all the many expressions I got from her. (If memory serves correctly, it was probably my little helper, Sarah, who got all these expressions).

One year old studio portraits in St. Louis area by St Charles Baby Photographer

Our studio specializes in all things baby!  From maternity to toddler days and beyond, we are equipped for the little ones.  Older children can play in a fully-stocked toy area only steps from where we are photographing.  Our residential studio is both comfortable and familiar for your young family.  Joining the Baby Steps, Baby’s first year program means you’ll capture important milestones in your baby’s life.   You’ll receive a beautiful, 10×20 framed collage with one image from each session.  That’s a gorgeous keepsake you will always treasure!

Call Karen today or Click here to Email to sign up.   Remember, we photograph numerous babies for the plan and most families schedule 3-4 months in advance before they leave the studio at a current session.   Please call today if you want your first choice for session times!

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Karen Thaemert, CPP

Serving St. Charles, St. Peters and the surrounding areas.

636-947-5956

November special Number ONE {Family Photographer in St. Charles}

Ok, I feel really bad.  I’ve been teasing the Facebook crowd about some really great things.  Today is the day when I start with the November specials!  I’m excited to reward you, my loyal clients and my future new ones too.

Throughout November I will post some specials that I think are really special.  I rarely do this but thought it was time for some killer deals.  I am thankful for the wonderful FAMILY of clients I have met over the past six years that I’ve had my portrait business.  To celebrate all of you, my first special is for families.

On-Location Family Portrait Session

Purchase an on-location family session for the $90 session fee and receive a free Accordion Book (valued at $120) featuring images from that session.   That’s an AWESOME deal.  Everyone who sees the accordion albums loves them.  But wait there’s more! (I’ve always wanted to say that , LOL).  For every ten people who schedule a future family session, I am giving away a free 11×14 Gallery Wrap Canvas.  That’s a $312 value!  Everyone who refers friends also gets the regular referral gift (free 8×10).

Here are the full details:

  • Purchase an on-location family portrait session for $90 (immediate family)
  • Call 636-947-5956 or email karen@karen-photography to purchase the session
  • Hold that family photo session any time between now and Friday, August 31, 2012 and you receive a free 3×3 Accordian Album.
  • Comment here on the blog or on the Facebook Business page that you scheduled a family session (that way we can keep track of 10 bookings to give away the canvas)
  • All referrals and referrers receive the regular referral gifts (free 8×10 or save them up for the larger gifts)
  • You must purchase by 11/11/11 to be eligible for the freebies above
  • Every time we reach 10 new family bookings I will assign each person a number and use a random number generator to pick the winner of the canvas (that means at 10, 20, 30 etc)
  • You may purchase more than one family session.  They make great gifts too.  For multiple purchases, your name would count as multiple entries.  (If you purchase one for yourself and one for a gift, you are counted as TWO bookings)
  • Additional accordion albums may be purchased for the add-on prices as is listed in the pricing booklets.
  • If you do not hold the appointment by August, 31, 2012, you forfeit the free gift(s) and it becomes a regular portrait session.
  • Gallery wraps and Accordion book gifts are not transferable and are for the above family session only
  • Any St. Charles, St. Peters, St. Louis, Wentzville, or other location within 15 miles of the studio may be selected for no additional charge.  Locations farther than that will have an additional travel fee
  • A family session is for immediate family.  Larger family groups may also purchase at the group rate which fits your group size.  Larger family groups are also included in this special

Pass the word on to your friends.  The more people who sign up, the more albums and canvas wraps I give away.

Keep in touch with all studio news!  There are more specials coming this month.

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Keep in touch this month.  There’s more to come!
Karen Thaemert, CPP
(edited to add phone number and email)

Expecting Cooper in a few hours! {Maternity Photography for St Peters}

This blog has a new home on the new website: Please view this post and many more here: St Charles Maternity Photographer | K Thaemert Photography

In celebration of baby Cooper’s arrival in a few hours, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share these beautiful maternity portraits from their session last month.

This gorgeous mom is a friend of mine whom I met at exercise class.  We were all thrilled when they got pregnant and have enjoyed continuing our workouts throughout her pregnancy!

I love showcasing the beauty of a growing pregnant belly. We photographed this session in the studio in both casual clothes, wraps and fabrics. One of my favorite parts of the session was working with their older boy.  He was so well-behaved and really such a cutie.   I let him take MY picture and he did a pretty good job.  (I should post that too – maybe on Facebook).  He is so adorable, I’m sure he’ll make a terrific big brother.

Beautiful pregnant woman and family photos

Pregnant woman studio portraits

Beautiful portrait of maternity in silhouette in St Charles Missouri

A maternity session is not something that everyone wants to do, but I would like to insert a quick comment.  I usually hear “I wish I had done maternity pictures” and I never, ever hear “I wish I hadn’t”.  Just like the fleeting newborn days, pregnancy only lasts a short time (yes, I do remember that at times it feels like it’s forever, LOL).  It’s a time that you probably want documented and a safe, private portrait session with a trained photographer is a wonderful way to beautifully capture this very special time.

It’s your choice what you wear and how much belly shows in your portraits.  Your 8th month is an ideal time to photograph your growing belly.  Give Karen a call today if you are pregnant and considering a maternity photo shoot.  636-947-5956

Thanks again, Becca for trusting me to photographing your beautiful self (and family).  I cannot wait to meet Cooper.  You are in my thoughts and prayers today!!!

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St Charles Maternity photographer, serving St Peters, and the St Louis area!