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

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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

3 & 6 Month Sweetie {St Charles Baby Photographer}

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I just adore this little sweetie.  My youngest daughter calls her “Ladybug”.  Well, Ladybug is just about the happiest little baby I’ve ever met.  She gave me smiles, smirks, silly faces, serious looks and pretty much everything in-between.  These photos are from the first two of four sessions as part of the Baby Steps, Baby’s first year plan.  Her color “theme” is bright colors so the collage photo for 3 months features a bright pink flower and a bright orange one in the 6 month pose.

So, first I’ll share a few of my favorites from the 6 month portrait session.  I just love the hot pink beads with her bright flower headband!  Nothing cuter that a little baby bootie, huh?  That hat box belongs to the client’s family (I need one of those…  I should probably get one before they are gone.)  LOL  That’s her pig and we thought it was SO cute when she was playing with it and the dress-up pearls.  It was such a fun session!!  Oh, and mom kept with the silver theme with another beautiful dress.  I love it!

6 Month Baby Girl Portraits by St Charles Baby Photographer

And here are a few from her 3 month photo shoot.  Don’t you love her silver dress?  It’s so nontraditional and absolutely adorable!  I wanted a pose where the dress was completely visible.  The last one was the perfect way to show it off and show her sweet smile!  The 3 month photo session is often the toughest one for smiles and keeping baby’s attention.  Thankfully, this was a very enjoyable session!  Here she is…

3 Month Portraits by St Charles Baby Photographer

Most baby plan participants select a 4-session plan.  That means that I photograph four times between 3 months and 1 year.  The 3 month milestone is when baby can hold her head high when resting on an incline or a parent’s shoulder.  The 6 month milestone is when she can sit unassisted.  Although, that white bowl will help an unsteady baby sit a little better than flat on the ground.  Later on, at the 9 month session we celebrate standing while holding on, and at the 12 month we celebrate the first birthday!  (Hopefully not walking!  LOL)

Thanks for visiting the blog!

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St Charles Baby Photographer

Serving St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Peters, Troy Missouri and the surrounding areas

Baby turns 3 Months {St Charles Baby Photographer}

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Today I am sharing with you a very sweet little baby girl and her family.  You’ll get to see her again since she is another baby on the Baby Steps, First Year plan.  (Yes, pretty much all my babies are on the portrait plan.  It’s a GREAT deal)  First, is her 3 month photo session.  In my opinion, that session is the toughest one of all the ages and stages.  It really is rare to get smiles so I’m thrilled to have so many cute expressions from her.  The other thing that makes it so tough is the fact that they no longer sleep curled up like a newborn but they cannot yet sit unassisted.  Actually, it’s difficult for a 3 or 4 month baby to sit propped in a poser or basket!

So, here she is… showing off her strength.  Look how well she holds up her head!  Don’t you just love the purple and green together?

3 Month Portraits of little girl by St Charles Baby Photographer

And, since I have frequently not kept up with the blog, I’ll share a few favorites from both the maternity and newborn photo shoots.  I had a nice challenge photographing mom for the maternity since this is our second maternity session together.  I wanted to give her unique poses yet make it familiar enough to coordinate with the first pregnancy.   She’s such a beautiful mom and mom-to-be!  Here’s a few of the proud dad too (who by the way is GREAT with the kids!)

Maternity Newborn portraits by St Charles Baby Photographer

I hear clients tell me all the time, “I wish I had gotten maternity portraits done”, or “I wish I had done this with the first pregnancy”.  The thing is that you can never get those days back.  You try to remember what it was like and how you looked.  (Ok, some of the time, we try to forget), but for the most part, it is so important to have a memory of that special time.  Look how quickly the days and months pass by.  I’m preparing for that little girl’s 6 month session in the near future!

Call the studio today and schedule your baby’s appointment.  Thanks for allowing ME to document those special milestones in your family’s lives.  Time really does fly!

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St Charles Baby photographer at your service! (also newborn and family photographer)

St. Charles, St. Louis and the surrounding areas.

636-947-5956 (studio line)

Sweet 1 year old {St Charles Baby Photographer}

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Today I want to share an adorable little girl at her 12 month photo session.  She was part of the Baby’s First Year portrait plan.  Each of her sessions were cuter than the previous.  This one was probably my favorite one!  She really liked posing for me.  The cake shots were pretty much perfect (she smiled, made a little mess but not too much, and I got some great shots), she loved the bubble bath in the yellow bucket and dare I say it?  She posed just perfectly in the bath towel.

It’s funny.  I get the bath towel shot only about 25% of the time.  Most babies are pretty much done with photos by that point and would much rather crawl around and get OUT of the towel.  This was a nice change!

Don’t you just LOVE the colors from this session?  The soft pink, tan and yellow coordinate just perfectly.  Oh, and I got to use my favorite painted drop again!  Double score!!

St Charles Baby Photographer First Birthday portraits

The Baby Steps, First Year plan is a great way to document your baby’s first year.  It’s crazy how much babies change in that first year!  The plan is for 3 (or 4) sessions between the ages of 3 months and 1 year.  Most of our clients opt in for that 4th session.    If you sign up for 3 sessions, you will bring your baby at the ages of 3 or 4 months, again at 6 or 7 months and finally at 12 months.  For the 4-session plan, you simply bring baby at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.  Those ages coordinate with the  stages of the first year (holding head up, sitting, standing, first birthday).

This current Baby Plan has been an active part of our studio for the past five years and our clients LOVE it.  Call today if you have a new baby to schedule your first year sessions.

Karen Thaemert, CPP

The FAVORITE St. Charles baby photographer!

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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

6 Months and Sitting Pretty in Pink {St Charles Baby Photographer}

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She’s sitting pretty in pink, silver, orange and even in the natural tones.  LOL

Here’s a little girl from a family I’ve been photographing for the past few years.  Her big brother has graced the blog a few times and so has she, already!  I must say it again, but I absolutely love working with 6 month old babies.  The milestone of being able to sit is so monumental.  It makes a happy baby even happier (if that’s possible).  From this little one, I captured sweet smiles, huge smiles, little grins and pretty much everything in-between.

I just adore the silver dress she’s wearing in this first pose.  It’s so non-traditional and very beautiful all at once.  I believe she is enamored with my youngest daughter who loves to help in the studio.  Those of you who have met her will, no doubt, agree that she’s a very valuable asset to me during 6 and 9 month portrait sessions!  She is “baby crazy” as we tell her.  It’s a good thing too.  I’m positive that the big huge grin in the second image is compliments of something fun and silly.  She does silly things that only a 9-year old can do!

St Charles Baby Photographer, St. Louis, MO portrait of little girl

We really decked her out for this shot.  What more can a girl want than beads, flower headbands, fur and a very cute pink and white striped hat box?

Photography of baby girl sitting in pink hat box By St Charles Baby Photographer

St Charles baby photographer picture of 6 month old baby girl in necklace

This pose is my typical bowl shot.  We use it for the end-of-the-year collage in the baby plan.    The collage has one image from each session.  This 6-month pose in the bowl is one we often use for that series of photos.

St Charles baby photographer image of baby girl in bowl wearing orange

As you can see, it was a VERY fun photo session.  I think her mommy is already planning the next one (9 months).

Our baby plan is a 3-session plan which is typically between 3 months and 1 year of age.  However, many of our clients like to come in for an optional 4th session.  A 4-session baby plan is photographed at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months old.  Each one marks a new milestone.  At 3 months, a baby is just holding up his or her head, at 6 months a baby learns to sit, at 9 months standing while holding on something is a great accomplishment and 12 months marks one year!  Either way you do it, the Baby Steps plan is a great way to document your baby’s growth during the first year.   I know how fast kids grow!  Trust me.  Don’t miss documenting this time in your baby’s life.

Come back soon.  I have much more to share.

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St. Charles Baby Photographer

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

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