The W Family | St. Louis Maternity Photographer

The W family… that has such a nice ring to it! I am so lucky to know this family and to be a part of this special time in their lives. And in just one more week, that little lady is going to get a little camera time herself because she just made her big appearance! Welcome Baby A! Can’t wait to capture you all as a family!

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K is having a baby! | St. Louis Maternity Photographer

Do you remember this session with my cousin Kate and her fiance, Jared? Well, fast forward two plus years and they are married with baby number one on the way! Kate called me when she realized she had no good maternity pictures yet, and we’d made no plans to take any! What a slacker cousin I am! Luckily, even though baby is expected to be here any day, we had time to squeeze in a quick photo shoot. I am so lucky that they are the cutest couple ever and were able to make even my dingy, winter-brown, backyard look gorgeous! I can’t wait to meet baby E when she arrives! And yes, we’ve already planned her newborn session!

This is not my usual processing, but I thought Kate looked so gorgeous that it warranted a little extra oomph. :)

M | St. Charles Maternity Photographer

On Sunday I once again was able to combine fun and work, which is a good thing since I am technically still on maternity leave for just a bit longer. :) Tim and I took our kids to see the B family. They’ve moved into a new house and it was wonderful to see them settled in in time for the arrival of their new little bundle of joy! It was so fun to see their new home and to see many of my pictures gracing their walls! Their oldest, J, has been one of my favorite little subjects for almost two years now! He was my first newborn and it’s been fun to capture his milestones!

M wasn’t feeling all that great so we kept our session short so we could visit longer. Still, I think we captured a beautiful pregnant mommy and it was a good thing, because baby brother J arrived the next day at 32 weeks. He is doing well, but we are praying that he grows quickly so he can come home to mom, dad and big brother J. We love you already J!!

A little sprout for a spring baby!

Mommy-To-Be, Miss H | St. Louis Maternity Photographer

On Monday, I had the opportunity to second shoot a maternity session with a friend of mine. It was SO much fun and Miss H was such a beautiful girl and up for anything! We changed out backgrounds and added props and she was a great sport throughout! I wish I’d only looked half this awesome when I was pregnant! I also realized how much fun maternity sessions can be even with four inches of snow on the ground!

My Audrey came along and was also a great sport as this session lasted about three hours! She watched her shows, fed herself lunch and then wanted a few shots of herself similar to the last one. Maybe I’ll save those for her someday when she’s going to be a mommy herself!

I have a lot of pictures to share; Miss H was too cute and I just couldn’t choose a favorite! Untitled-6 Untitled-5 Untitled-4 Untitled-3 Untitled-2 IMG_8637 IMG_8692

Bumps Are Beautiful

My good friends S & M are expecting their first little one and I offered (or asked, or begged…) to take some maternity shots for them. They were so kind as to indulge me! They were willing models and we had a wonderful time! Can’t wait to meet their little peanut! Burchette2 Burchette Maternity