This family gets more beautiful with every. Single. Session. I swear. Love them to pieces.
We usually try to write up a little something about each of these sessions, but we felt this new mom said it best.
Amber (mom): "Joel wanted everything to be normal and comfortable with the least amount of posing. I was exhausted because I generally get 4-5 hours of interrupted sleep at night with Lola, but I still wanted photos that captured us at our best. Lola was her normal chill self. As long as she was fed and tummy time didn't take too long, she was happy. Franklin was excited someone new was there to give him attention. He's not so sure about what the baby means to him yet, but as long as he is also getting love, he is happy. We went through what a good day would be with Jenna in tow (tummy time, breastfeeding, playing together on the bed, porch time, a walk) and I think the pictures really captured how happy those moments make us in between all the exhaustion of having a newborn."
For this session we wandered around the Grove Neighborhood in St. Louis, had a mini-dance party & then stopped for a game of Candyland! Mom leaves us with this advice: "Jenna is a pro! Just be yourself and do the things you love. Jenna is great at capturing the fun and it translates into photos that are real and beautifully depicts who we are!"
We met the McGrath family at Forest park on a beautiful October evening. They had the toddlers and puppies in tow and came ready to make some magic. We ran through the park, played in a dried up lotus pond, had some snacks by a willow tree and found a cool tree to hang out on. Carrie tells us why it's important to her to have photos taken: "Our lives are so full. Everyone of us is living these full and fast lives where days and weeks and months slip by in lists of to-dos. Taking the time to go have the photos taken is a stake in the ground saying, "This time is sacred. This time is the only time we have." Then putting them up and looking at them each day reminds me again that the time we have is a gift." Beautifully said. :-)
The Webers were a delight to photograph. They're an incredibly easygoing family and enjoy the simple things in life like shopping at the local farmer's market, romping around on playgrounds & then coming home to cook a big meal and read stories until bed time.
If you're looking at these and thinking, "I wish I had photos like this of my family!" Chances are, we'd be a good fit. The real moments in life are hard to capture, but that's my passion and I am committed to creating an experience for you rather than just a series of posed photos. I want you to remember this day fondly and enjoy yourself, and have that feeling again every time you look at your photos. Email me to set up a session. I am looking to add more travel dates to my schedule.. So let me know what city you’re in & we will get it booked!