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I Love Photographing Toddlers! {St. Charles Children’s Photographer}

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Toddlers are so much fun!  They are cute, silly, witty and they say the most adorable things.  I’ve had the great pleasure of watching this little doll grow up.  The first time I photographed her was at HER newborn session.  She and my daughter, Sarah have a very special bond and I love it when she helps me during sessions.  Many of the adorable expressions you see here are elicited from my favorite studio helper.  First, I’ll share a quick collage of a few favorites from the light purple and white backgrounds.

Adorable Toddler Girl Photographs in St Charles

And here are a few more of my favorites.  (It really was difficult for me to select a “few” favorites).  As is true to tradition, her mom found adorable outfits, shoes, hair accessories and for little brother… an adorable hat!

3 year old toddler girl sitting at K Thaemert Photography

Fun toddler photo at K Thaemert Photography

Chlidren Photographer of 3 year old

And finally, one last one of baby brother!

Brother Sister portrait at st charles photography studio

Thanks for stopping by!  It’s so fun for me to share these favorites.  I really do love my job!  Babies are great, big people are too but toddlers really hold a special place in my heart.  I know that toddler photography is not for everyone.  I think my small stature and fun nature really helps set the tone with these little people.  My teaching background also helps us create a bond.  Bring on those 18months to 5 year olds!!!!

I’m looking forward to seeing these children grow over the next few years.  The Watch Me Grow toddler portrait plan is a great option  for little ones from 18 months through age 5.  After just two sessions you’ve more than paid for the plan.

Thank you for selecting me as your family photographer!  🙂

Karen Thaemert

Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

St Charles Children’s Photography

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Laura: Class of 2012 St Charles High {Senior Photography}

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Happy New Year!

I am happy to share some more high school senior photos, this time of the gorgeous Laura.  We had an amazing evening and afternoon for this session.  Due to the short daylight hours, we had to break this into two different days.  The first part was shot just before and just after the sun set so I got to be creative with lighting.

Seniors have the option of multiple locations and outfits. It’s a great way to get variety. Don’t you love the outfits she selected? The earrings were purchased just for the occasion!

The first part of the session was shot at New Town, St. Charles and the latter part down on the riverfront.  I love shooting at both locations. Every time I go to either place, I always find a new nooks and crannies and I get a new look for each senior. (Ok, there are a few spots that everyone wants, but I do try to change it up and make each session unique.)

Beautiful photographs of high school senior girl in St Charles

Here’s one of the collages I created for purchase.  It’s a 10×20 mounted portrait collage featuring four different images.  My favorite shot is the one on the bridge.  It was getting dark, so I had to stage this like a studio shot.  Perfectly placed lights allowed us to get such dramatic results!

St Charles portrait photographer for high school seniors

Here’s a close-up of the bridge image.  It’s pretty small in the web version of the collage:

St Charles High School Senior Girl sitting for photo on bridge

We are still scheduling 2012 graduate sessions.  To get on the calendar, please call as soon as possible.  Shortly we will be adding in 2013 studio rep and graduate sessions into the schedule.

If you or someone you know is and 2013 graduate and is interested in representing the studio, please use this link: St Charles – K Thaemert Photography Studio Representatives

I’m looking forward to another great year of High School senior sessions!

Karen Thaemert, CPP
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High School Senior Portraits in St. Charles and the surrounding areas

Nikki, Francis Howell Central Senior {High School Photographer}

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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

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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.

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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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New big Sister!!! {Children’s Photographer St. Charles}

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Guess who is about to become a big sister!  Yay, Horray.  Tomorrow is the day.  🙂

I first met this sweet little darling when she was a newborn. Unbelievably, these photos are from last week’s 18-month session.  We really did have a great time during her portrait session.  Games like peek-a-boo and Nerf balls kept everyone entertained (adults included, ha ha).  My trusty little side-kick was here too and is probably responsible for most of the great expressions that were captured.

I really do enjoy photographing toddlers.  It’s a completely different game focusing on older babies who are growing into little people.  I love when they are able to talk to me and play my games.  She sure enjoyed the baby doll and teddy bear and her own Mickey Mouse.  Dad saw the Radio Flyer mini-wagon sitting on the shelf and it was the perfect prop/play toy near the end of the session.  It really was a play-day for us; way more than just a photo session!  Chairs, toys, dolls, necklaces, wagons, stools, stuffed friends… wow, a kid’s dream!

18 month little girl with beads toddler photography by Children's Photographer St Charles

Photo of toddler playing with bear and beads by Children's Photographer St Charles

Toddler girl, Mickey Mouse in Radio Flyer Wagon by Children's Photographer St Charles

Hee, Hee.  I call this a “stinker smile”.  Isn’t she just the cutest?

Children's Photographer St Charles, MO photo of toddler girl making a "stinker smile" cute grin

Peek-A-Boo!!  A favorite game.

children's photographer St Charles, toddler girl playing peek-a-boo in St. Louis area

My wonderful handy-man, husband made this fence (and that baby bed above).  Both worked perfectly for this photo session.  She loved hiding behind it and peeking at me!

Children's Photographer St Charles portrait of toddler girl

And last, but certainly not least….  Ta Da!!!!!!!!  Here I am world.  On Friday, July 1, I become a big sister.  Watch out world.  🙂

Children's photographer St Charles, Toddler girl with arms wide open.

I’m really looking forward to meeting her new little sister next week.  As you can see, this mom and dad make ADORABLE children.

So, what happens when a baby is older than 12 months and has graduated from the “Baby Steps” 1st Year Portrait Plan?  They join the “Watch Me Grow” plan which goes through age 5.  It’s a great deal if you plan to have yearly portraits done.  The plan is for 18 months, 2, 3, 4, and 5 year sessions and includes a 5×7 portrait or smaller to fit the frame of your choice.  You also get special notice of all limited edition and mini-sessions throughout the year.

This little girl has graduated from the Baby Steps plan and is now in the Watch Me Grow plan.  I get to see her every year and it just warms my heart to know that we will stay in touch all these years and beyond.

Thanks for visiting the blog!  I love to hear what you think.

Have a great weekend!

Karen Thaemert, CPP

Experienced Photographer, St. Charles, MO