St Louis lifestyle family photos at home in the kitchen, #kitchengoals

Have you ever day dreamed about something magical that you want for your future? Can you visualize every detail? Does it make you feel warm and fuzzy? For one of my incredible friends/clients, their dream kitchen was something they made into a reality. I am so excited to share photos from this session with you all.

“We are remodeling our kitchen and we will definitely need to have photos in there once it’s finished.” That’s all I needed to hear to know that Caroline was dreaming big and we were about to have photos that were #housegoals and #kitchenenvy.

I was there to document their family in a new space that is filled with so much thought and love.

Lifestyle family photographer, photos at home, kitchen remodel
St Louis Children & Family Photographer
We had an awesome contractor.  He listened to everything we wanted and never tried to steer our design into another direction.
— The Phillips

When I asked Caroline about how they made it all work, she raved about her contractor and said “ As far as the design, Jon and I had been dreaming of this kitchen for years so we knew exactly what we wanted. Our cabinets are from IKEA and we get so many compliments on them.  No one can believe it.  Twice a year, IKEA has a huge kitchen sale, it’s saved us thousands. “

Kitchen Remodel Goals, St Louis lifestyle photographer

Overall she said that the remodel was pretty smooth, some things got a little behind but nothing over a month. They went big on appliances and light fixtures and cheaper on the cabinets and countertops. She told me “ I would not change a thing. Marble countertops would never fit our family because they stain and white cabinets, to me are white cabinets, I would rather Have a pretty lighting.  “

I have to agree whole heartedly. Pretty lighting is something I search for in every home and in their kitchen it’s like a dream come true for this photographer:)

At the bottom of this post I have linked everyone involved, even added direct links to the gorgeous light fixtures:) But before you scroll all the way down I have to share MY favorite part of their kitchen. The sink is an Undermount sink by Kohler. I am obsessed with it and it was part of some of my favorite photos from their session. Take a look.

Contractor Dave Molner of Molner Homes

Counter tops Cambria Britannica from Stone Trends in Chesterfield MO

Appliances by Kitchen Aid

Under Mount Kitchen Sinks by Kohler

Faucet Direct link by WayFair
*Brilliance Champagne Bronze

Handles/Drawer pulls

Porcelain Tile Flooring Ambassador Floor Company

Paint on shiplap seen on island Sherwin Williams Alabaster

Subway tile Home Depot

Lighting from Circa Lighting
* Direct links
Over the island light
Wall Mounted Library lights (Brass)

Cabinets IKEA

Thank you so much for taking a look at all of the hard work that my clients put into their home. I love that I was able to (not only feature my beautiful clients but to) highlight all of the little pieces they put together in order to make their dream kitchen come true. I feel so privileged to be able to document all of the moments in the lives of my clients. From remodeling to birthdays, Summer sprinklers to baptisms, family pizza night to ice cream at Ted Drewes, I look forward to every adventure with all of my families.

St louis family photos, Lifestyle photographer, Kitchen remodel