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Mr. Personality, 9 month boy {St. Charles, Baby Photographer}

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LOL, I have more fun in the studio with these babies!  Even boys at the young age of 9 months old love goofy noises.  I think this little man is so accustomed to having his big brother around that everything is fun.  He was busy, curious and silly the entire photo session.  I loved it!  He also sat still for us for a few minutes.  Truly a photographer’s dream.

Today I want to share a few of my favorites in the collage.  Can you just imagine his big belly laugh when you look at the center square image below?  He was wiggling in the rocking chair and interacting with us; showing his silly side.

Thaemert Photographs of 9 month baby boy

I also want to share his mom’s favorite image from the session.  I can understand why too.  He just looks so happy and sweet all at the same time.

9 Month baby boy studio portraits in St Charles

This baby boy is a member of the Baby’s First Year portrait plan, called Baby Steps.  He visits the studio at the ages of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months and after that 1 year visit, he and his family will receive a framed, 10×20 portrait collage with one image from each session.

Alternately, some families on the Baby Plan opt for just 3 sessions at the ages of 3 or 4 months, then 6 or 7 months and finish up with the first birthday.  Either plan is a GREAT way to celebrate baby’s first year and all the many changes that happen.  The collage is the perfect wall art for showing each milestone baby reaches during the first 12 months.

Anyone who wishes to join the Baby Steps program should call the studio before the baby is 3 months old to schedule the appointment.  Depending on your availability and our calendar, you may need up to 8 weeks to get your desired appointment day and time.   We love babies and would love to meet yours!!!

Thanks for visiting.

Karen Thaemert

Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

St. Charles, Missouri

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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

9 Months and Such a joy! {St Charles Baby Photographer}

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Some babies are just happy.  This baby boy is one of those “just happy” little guys.  He loves to interact and smile.  You might remember his 6 month portrait session!  This one was just as enjoyable.

His mom always finds the cutest clothes.  She’s especially good at finding adorable shoes and hats.  It was a bare-feet kind of session so you won’t get to see any new shoes in this post, but fear not!  You get to see an adorable little plaid hat.

First, I’d like to share the 10×20 digital collage I created from three of my favorite poses.  All Collages are mounted and sit on a small easel or easily be put into a frame.  I usually frame portraits for my clients, but some choose to do it on their own or go to a local framer.

I just love the brown and blue tones in this first set!

Digital portrait collage of little boy by st charles baby photographer studio

This little rocking chair has served me well for many years.  He really liked sitting in it (not all babies like the unsteady rocking).   Really, what he wanted most was to get OUT of the chair and explore.  Still, I’m fast and was able to not only get a few great shots, but surprisingly, I was able to get a good one of him with Curious George.  That monkey, by the way, has been photographed many times in our studio.  Big sister brought him along too!

9 Month Old Baby Boy in rocking Chair by St Charles Baby Photographer

He loved my plush, blue boy’s chair too.  He must have felt big and important in it because he looked so proud of himself.  I love to have them peek over the back of the chair too.  He didn’t mind sitting on his knees and really enjoyed our game of peek-a-boo.

Baby boy sitting in blue chair at portrait session by St Charles Baby Photographer

9 month baby boy wearing a hat peeking over the chair portrait by St Charles Baby Photographer

In this last pose, mom is just outside of the frame (or maybe her hand even made it in the shot and I edited it out).  He was very sturdy on the apple crate, but I didn’t want to take any chances.  Don’t you just love his chunky little baby feet?  I have the best job in the world!  I enjoy my time with these little ones so much.  Thank God for the invention of the camera.  Without it, all those little things (like cute little feet and goofy smiles) would soon be forgotten.  It’s awesome that I get to help preserve those special little details for so many families.

photo of 9 Month baby boy sitting on white apple crate by St Charles Baby Photographer

He’s a Baby Steps portrait plan participant so you’ll see him again in a few months.  I’m sure his parents are already planning his first birthday party.

If you are interested in the Baby Steps baby plan, take a look at this page.  Let me know you know you found it from baby’s Jame’s blog entry and I’ll have a special price for you!

Thanks for visiting.  Happy Wednesday!

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St Charles Baby Photographer for the St. Charles and St. Peters and surrounding areas

Growing Baby Newborn to 9 Months {Baby Plan Photographer, St. Charles, MO}

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When asked if I ever photograph babies, I often reply with the words, “That’s almost all I do”.  The majority of my subjects are under 2-feet tall!  May I introduce a sweet little member of the Baby Steps, first year plan.  Her big sister is a Baby Steps graduate too, so I’ve enjoyed this family for a number of years.  🙂

I am sharing images that go back to the newborn session since the blog was not updated last year.

The newborn session was wonderful.  She was sleepy and calm!  Her parents were great to work with and so photogenic.

Sleeping newborn baby girl on parent's hands

Portrait of baby girl in daddy's hands

Newborn portrait session of baby girl

And here are a couple from the 3 month session.

Portrait session, baby's first year photos

Portrait session, baby's first year photos

At 6 months, she was really starting to show her sweet personality.  She was happy to sit in any bowl, bucket or basket as well as directly on the floor.  There were so many sweet smiles and faces in these images from which to pick.

Baby's first year portrait, St. Charles, MO

Portrait session, baby's first year photos

And this leads us to the 9 month session.  Again, she was just so easy to photograph!  I love her smile and look how big she has gotten.  At 9 months, standing is the big milestone.  One of my favorite poses from her big sister’s 9 month session is one where she is standing at that same pink chair.

Baby Photography in St. Charles, MO

K Thaemert Photography baby plan portrait session

Baby Plan Portrait session for a baby girl

Don’t you just LOVE that purple tutu?

There are her first nine months…  be on the lookout for the 1 year old session in a couple of months.

Enjoying my job as St. Charles’ favorite baby photographer!!!

Karen Thaemert

Meet the happiest little girl! {St Charles Baby Photographer}

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I get to photograph many babies throughout the year.  Some are happy, some are stoic, some are curious and this little girl was SO, SO very happy.  At her 9 month appointment, we laughed the entire time.  Her mouth was wide open in the biggest smile I’ve ever seen.  Usually I’m trying all my tricks to get wide smiles.  This time, I was trying to find ways to get her to close her mouth!  LOL

Here are a few from her 6 months session:

6 Month baby girl studio portrait by St Charles Baby Photographer

6 Month little girl portrait by St Charles Baby Photographer

And now, a few from the 9 month Happy Baby session!

9 Month baby girl portrait by St Charles Baby Photographer

9 Month baby girl close-up by St Charles Baby Photographer

9 Month little girl on purple by St Charles Baby Photographer

9 Month baby girl very happy by St Charles Baby Photographer

Can you tell we had a laughing good time at her baby plan portrait session?  I’m sure her family just adores every minute they spend playing with her!  I can’t wait for the 1 year appointment.  🙂

The baby plan is 3 or 4 appointments during baby’s first year.  Come to 3, 6, 9, 12 month sessions or just  3 times between 3 and 12 months as it best fits your schedule.  We’ll document your baby’s milestones and amazing growth through the 1st birthday.

Call today if you are expecting or have a new baby.  Visit the Baby Plan Information Page for all the specifics!

Karen Thaemert

St Charles Baby Photographer

Baby Turns 1 {St Charles baby Photography}

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Wondering what you missed in 2010 when my blog was MIA???This little sweetie at her newborn, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months sessions… that’s what!

Newborn Baby Girl Portrait Session by St Charles Newborn Photography

Photo of baby, age 3 Months by St Charles Baby Photography

3 Months Old

Photo of baby girl at 6 months, St Charles Baby Photography

6 Months Old

Photo of baby girl, standing St Charles Baby Photography

9 Months Old

So, now, it’s 2011 and she’s just turned 1 year old!!  I’ve had a terrific year with this family.  We smile and laugh quite a bit at each session.  I’m so thankful to know them and look forward to many more sessions in the future!

Happy birthday to you….

Photo of little 1 year old girl St Charles Baby Photography

1 Year Old

Photo of 1 year old girl on pink chair St Charles Baby Photography

1 Year Old

Photo of a 1 year old girl with her birthday cake St Charles Baby Photography

1 Year Old with cake!

Karen Thaemert, St Charles Baby Photography

St. Charles, MO