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

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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!

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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)

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

Beautiful Maternity {St Charles Maternity Photographer}

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I am excited to share this blog post.  Here’s a recent maternity session of a beautiful mother-to-be.  Her dress was simply gorgeous (and it wasn’t maternity either, so she can wear it all summer long!)  Her request was “light and airy portraits”.   I think we accomplished that.

Wow, it makes me feel terrific, knowing that I get to document this time in a mother’s life.  I sure wish I had gotten professional portraits done when I was pregnant.    The few snapshots I have of myself are certainly nothing stellar.  LOL  I just love capturing these moments of pregnancy and those days of anticipation.

It is my hope that the beauty of each woman shows in her maternity portraits in each and every photograph.  Soon this little  beauty will be born and I look forward to photographing her her as a newborn.

Maternity portrait of laughing mom by St Charles Maternity Photographer

portrait of Expectant mother sitting, St Charles Maternity Photographer

Pregnant woman wrapped in white fabric by St Charles Maternity Photographer

Maternity silhouette of woman, by St Charles Photographer

Smiling pregnant woman by St Charles Maternity Photographer

Thanks for all the referrals and support!

Karen Thaemert – St Charles Maternity Photographer and Baby photographer

St. Charles, MO