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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
Get your required yearbook photos and come to me for everything else!
High School Senior Portraits in St. Charles and the surrounding areas

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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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636-947-5956

St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, St. Louis area, Troy, Foristell and more…

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

Tommy’s Senior Session {Ft. Zumwalt East, St Peters Senior Photography}

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Hey there Blog fans!  Time for me to catch up and share what has kept me so busy.  Here’s Tommy.  We had a great time taking his senior pictures!  We started down on Main Street in old town, St. Charles.  I love the variety down there!  We found worn out walls, rubble, and used the great colors of our historic town.

Photos of high school senior boy St Peters Senior Photography

High School Senior Guy with car truck pictures

Tommy loves his Jeep (he comes by it naturally, visit  Axle Boy  if you have your own jeep.  You can get yours outfitted for some off-road fun!)  He even washed it for such an occasion as a senior photo shoot.  Naturally, we had to get a few shots to showcase it!

I love it when seniors bring props, whether it’s a car, jeep, truck, motorcycle or sports equipment.  Anything that makes a session unique and “yours” is a great idea.

To schedule your own senior session, call today.  Got a day off school?  Let’s shoot your pics.  Most evening sessions and weekend sessions are filled through October (only a couple of spots remain), but if you have a week day time available, we can definitely coordinate our schedules.

Thanks, Tommy, for having K Thaemert Photography shoot your session.  You were GREAT!

Karen Thaemert, CPP

Your favorite photographer for Rockin’ Senior Pictures

636-947-5956 (business hours please)

St Peters Senior Photography Info

Thunderstorms can’t stop this Family Portrait! {Wentzville Family Photographer}

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Back in late winter, I was asked to donate to the Immanuel, Lutheran School auction in Wentzville, Missouri.  I was happy to help their school and church with my donation of an outdoor family session, a beautiful frame and portrait credit (so the family can fill the frame)!   I often wait months before hearing from auction winners.  Well as it turns out, they are long-time friends of my husband’s family.  I was thrilled to find out they won the auction!

I think they first contacted me during one of our crazy winter snowstorms.  Now that it’s blazing hot and mid-summer, it’s hard to remember back to those cold snowy days.  We photographed this session on a day when the St. Louis area was under severe weather alerts and experiencing crazy thunderstorms.  Thankfully, the rain held out until after I left.  Later on that evening (after my next photography assignment), the heavens opened up and everyone ran indoors for cover.

Photography family session on-location by Wentzville Family Photographer

Outdoor portraits of family by by Wentzville Family Photographer, St. Charles

Ok, this next one is just a crazy out-take.  I thought the kids would giggle when they saw it.

Kids being silly for family photos at their home by Wentzville Family Photographer

Mom and Dad photo by Wentzville Family Photographer, St Charles

I love this shot of just the girls!

Photo of Mom with the girls, Wentzville family photographer

And not to be outdone… Here’s one of just the guys.

The guys posing at the outdoor photography session by Wentzville Family Photographer

I like to take some solo portraits of each of the kids.  I love, love, love the laugh of this young man!  He told me afterwards when I was about to drive to the next engagement that he didn’t get to pose exactly how he wanted to.  I hope he forgives me for missing his cue.  I think he was having a good time anyway.

Young boy laughing photo by Wentzville Family Photographer, K Thaemert from St. Charles, MO

And now his handsome big brother…

Wentzville family photographer photographs a young boy

Little sister gets her turn in front of the yellow flowers!

Wentzville family photographer and young girl photo

And last, but certainly not least, big sister gets a turn.

Teen photo of girl by Wentzville Family Photographer

I love photographing outdoors at any time of the year, but there’s just something about summer evenings that make me smile.  I hope these images made you smile too.

We are scheduling outdoor family portrait sessions through the fall.  (Yes, there are already fall sessions on my calendar).  If you want portraits of your family, call the studio today to set up the appointment.  The office line is 636-947-5956.  Want to get a head-start on your Christmas cards?  I can design a family photo card from your session images too!

Thanks for visiting.

Karen Thaemert, CPP

St. Charles, MO Wentzville Family Photographer

What to Wear – Family Portraits {St Charles Family Photographer}

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My friend and fellow photographer, Danielle Neil, from Columbus, OH,  posted some “what to wear ideas” last month on her blog.  Now that we’re moving into the Family Portrait season, it’s a great time to think about how you will coordinate your family for your own portraits.  There’s always the jeans and t-shirt idea, but what about something a little classier?

Often, it is easiest to shop at one or two stores.  When clothing stores release new clothing lines, they usually have a common theme or color and that helps you coordinate them.  I’m often asked questions if  they should match or coordinate?  My preference is that you coordinate because each person gets to be his or her own personality while still looking good within the group.

Now is the time to schedule your summer portrait session.  You want to have your first choice for your family photos!  We already have a number of June and July sessions scheduled and will continue to fill the calendar.  There are even a couple of fall sessions already booked!

Outdoor sibling portrait by St Charles Family Photographer

Family Portraits in St Peters Park by St Charles Family Photographer

family photos with dogs St Charles Family Photographer in St Peters park

St Charles Family Photographer studio portraits of family

I hope these examples and the ones from Danielle will give you some ideas with your own summer outfit choices.  Have a TERRIFIC time shopping.  Don’t stress over it, and we’ll have a great time.  Remember to call me soon for both summer AND fall appointments.

Your choice for family and group photography in St. Charles, St. Peters and the surrounding St. Louis area.

Karen Thaemert – family photographer