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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)

Expecting Baby Girl {St Charles Newborn Photographer}

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I’m excited to share a series of two sessions.  It’s fun to meet an expecting couple, photograph, get to know them and then WAIT for the baby to arrive.   I think sometimes I have as much anticipation awaiting the big day as the couple’s own family members.  Today, I’m sharing a beautiful couple at the maternity portrait session and the arrival of their beautiful newborn, baby girl.

Purple was our color of choice for most of the two sessions and such an appropriate choice for baby girl photos.

St Charles Newborn Photographer Maternity Portrait in studio

We also pulled down the brown background for a very classy maternity portrait.  Maternity sessions have so many possibilities.   An expectant mother might bring all of her own clothes; she might bring anything from a beautiful dress to a man’s big white button down shirt or a favorite top.  I also have a variety of fabrics in the studio with which to wrap the mom.  Wraps can either cover the belly or leave it bare.  The lighting in the studio is set so as to show off the beauty of the growing belly while still keeping it modest and hiding areas of “concern”.    I have a number of wraps which cover bare arms and still allow the belly to show.

St Charles Newborn Photographer Maternity portrait with backlighting

This expectant dad was extremely fun at the maternity session.  We did have a few laughs and everything was all very relaxed!

St Charles Newborn Photographer expectant mom and husband portrait

Finally, for a clean, beautiful look, we photographed on the bright white background.  It’s hard to believe that soon after, a beautiful baby girl arrived!

St Charles Newborn Photographer maternity portrait of couple

And now, I introduce to you their beautiful first born!!  She was such a wonderful little doll.

St Charles Newborn Photographer, baby girl portrait in studio

St Charles Newborn Photographer Sleeping baby girl portrait

This next photos are special since the knitted baby cocoon was made specially for her!  I love the colors and as a knit and crochet crafter myself, I really appreciate the love that went into creating it.  As an added bonus, she was extremely content inside the cocoon and posed perfectly for photos!

St Charles Newborn Photographer, Baby girl sleeping in basket portrait

St Charles Newborn Photographer Baby sleeping in blanket

And here’s a full image of the cocoon:

Sleeping baby girl portrait by St Charles Newborn Photographer

Happy, new parents…

Portrait of new family by St. Charles Newborn photographer

St. Charles newborn baby photographer "Lion King" pose of baby girl

To schedule your own maternity and/or newborn portrait session, call the studio at 636-947-5956.  Maternity portraits are normally photographed around 8 months and newborn portraits are best photographed before 10-14 days old (the younger the better they stay asleep and pose).  It is a good idea to schedule both a few months prior to your due date.  I am always flexible with moving a newborn session, but cannot guarantee an opening if you are not already on the calendar.

Looking forward to many more baby portraits!

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St. Charles newborn photographer & Maternity Photographer

Serving St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, St. Louis, Florissant, Lake St. Louis, Wentzville and the 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

1st 2011 Newborn! {St Charles Newborn Photographer}

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I get to share my first newborn of 2011.  I just adore these fresh babies!  This little girl was such a sweet and easy subject.  She slept like a rock up until near the end of the session.  Such a dream.

What did you miss in 2010 when my blog was MIA?  You missed seeing the maternity for this little one.  I’ll share those first.

Woman at her maternity portrait session by St Charles newborn photographer

Couple Maternity portrait by St Charles Newborn Photographer

Maternity portrait of couple by St Charles Newborn Photographer

And BABY makes three:

Newborn Baby sleeping in a basket by St Charles Newborn Photographer

Newborn Baby sleeping on pink chair by St Charles Newborn Photographer

Newborn Baby sleeping by St Charles Newborn Photographer

Newborn baby propped on her hands by St Charles Newborn Photographer

Newborn Baby with Daddy portrait by St Charles Newborn Photographer

Black & White Newborn Baby with Mom and Dad by St Charles newborn photographer

Newborn baby with parents by St Charles Newborn Photographer

Congratulations to you both!  She’s an absolute doll!!

I’m also thinking about two other dear clients,  Erica & Scott.  She is scheduled to be induced today.  I pray they were able to get to the hospital safely in this horrible winter weather and have an easy delivery.  It’s already lunch time…  maybe their new baby is already here!

I have many more newborns to share with you, dear blog readers.  I’ve already photographed a couple, one is being born today and a few more are still growing.  Makes me happy, thinking of all these upcoming newborn portrait sessions.  I love them!

Karen Thaemert – St Charles Newborn Photographer

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