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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

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

August 22-26 Gone Fishin’ LTD {St. Charles Children’s Photographer}

We’re going to transform the studio into a fishing pier – just without the bugs and the heat!

Toddler Boy with fishing pole, straw hat, on pier

What: Gone Fishin’ Limited Edition set-up one week only

When:  August 22-26

Where: The Studio

Who: Recommended for ages 9 months – age 4

Cost: $69 which includes one 5×7

Call today to schedule your child’s special portrait.

See all of the upcoming Limited Edition and Mini-Sessions by clicking HERE.  You may access that page at any time by clicking on the tab at the top, just above the blog header.

I’ve included a google calendar that lists ONLY Limited Edition and Mini-Sessions.  Some spaces have already been scheduled for the Gone Fishin’ LTD for next month.  Take a look at the calendar (you’ll have to scroll over to August 22 and following) and pick your time slot.  If you want an evening space, those will become available after we receive all the school sports and dance calendars.  At that time, the school-year evening hours schedule will also be set.

What is a Limited Edition or Mini-Session?  For only a few days, we put together and bring out an elaborate set-up which is much more than a typical portrait session.  It takes quite a bit of time and planning to get these sets prepared which is why it is only for a couple of days each year.  Limited Edition sessions last between 30 and 45 minutes.  The last time we did the Gone Fishin’ theme was in 2008 so you won’t want to miss out on this round!

Mini-Sessions are similar in that more props and planning are involved than for that of a regular portrait session, but they are based around a U.S. Holiday and are only 15-25 minutes long.  In addition, since we will only have 10-15 photos from which to choose after a mini-session, you are encouraged to view them before you leave the studio, and place your order at that time.  This expedited the ordering process and allows you to receive your portraits in time for the upcoming holiday!  All orders placed at the time of the mini-session will receive a 20% discount.

These are so much fun and your children will have a great time playing with unique props and set-ups (not to mention all the fun in the costumes and unique clothing).

Call today to schedule your LTD and Mini-sessions.  If it’s on the calendar, it’s not too early to get scheduled!  As of today, we have through February 2012 listed.

Talk to you soon.

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St. Charles, MO – FUN photographer for babies, toddlers and children!

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

Happy 6 Month Baby Boy!! {St Charles Baby Photographer}

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This little guy was SO happy.  Don’t I have the best job?  I love the appointments when we spend the entire time laughing and giggling.  Six to ten months is the BEST time to have a laugh-fest during the photo session.   Besides his general good disposition, he also LOVED his toes.  It was so cute watching him play with his feet at every opportunity.  LOL

You know, it’s the greatest compliment to receive referrals from clients.   It’s also humbling to have clients come back year after year.  I’ve enjoyed watching this family grow ever since big sister was a newborn.  I’m so thankful to be their family photographer!  I’m already looking forward to the 9 month session.  🙂

6 Month Baby boy in a hat St Charles Baby Photographer6 Month Baby Boy Portrait in St Charles Baby Photographer StudioBaby Boy laughing portrait by St Charles Baby PhotographerBaby Boy and Big Sister Portrait, St. Charles Baby Photographer

Baby Plan Portrait session by St Charles Baby Photographer

Karen Thaemert, St Charles Baby Photographer

K Thaemert Photography, St. Charles, MO