Whenever I post my mini sessions, the number one question I get asked as Family Photographer in St. Louis is “Are Mini Sessions right for me?”

Photography Tips

March 14, 2021

Is A Mini Session Right For Me?

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mcquade family holiday session at meert tree farm festus mo


Holiday Session with the McQuade Family Holiday Family Sessions always make me think that it’s Christmas in October! Okay, so maybe it’s not. But October and November are always my favorite time to get those Holiday portraits going. You get them back in time to send out those Holiday cards you swear you are going […]

Family, Uncategorized

October 21, 2021

McQuade Holiday Family Session


I am so excited! Tree Farm Mini Sessions are FINALLY here! I love this time of year between Fall and then the holidays that come (minus all the snow, mind you), this is such a magical time of year. And it’s the perfect time to update those family photos AND get your photos for those […]

Family, Mini Session, Winter

October 12, 2021

Tree Farm Mini Sessions | Festus, MO

family fall session at queeny park with grandfather grandchildren


As a St. Louis Family Photographer, my biggest hurdle is always the weather. It’s something I simply can’t control in the least. And when I have a session that is time-sensitive, it always takes the stress level up a notch. But I had faith that this family fall session would take place and the weather […]

Fall, Family

October 11, 2021

Carb Family Fall Session | Queeny Park


There is absolutely nothing sweeter than images with a baby. Perhaps I am biased when it comes to this but I absolutely adoring capturing littles. This session took place at one of my favorite places to shoot – Queeny Park. This was such a sweet little family to capture, too. This little sweetheart was such […]

Fall, Family

October 3, 2021

Queeny Park Fall Session | Yarber Family | St. Louis Family Photographer

Fall Mini Sessions St. Louis Family Photographer
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This is the question I get asked a lot as a St Louis Maternity photographer is when to take pregnancy photos. First, I will start by saying that the answer is going to be different for every mom-to-be. I will hopefully give you some helpful tips so you can make an educated guess on when […]


September 30, 2021

When To Take Maternity Photos | St. Louis Maternity Photographer


As a photographer who specializes in family and maternity, it was quite the scenic change to take on a wedding reception. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had eloped in Florida but decided to have a reception closer to home so they could celebrate with all their family and friends. I was absolutely honored to capture this […]

Summer, Wedding

September 27, 2021

St. Louis Family Wedding Reception | Brookdale Farms

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As a family photographer, it comes with the territory that I always capture moments of my family. And of course, I am very lucky that my children allow me to do this, most of the time. There are days when my children just flat-out refuse to cooperate. And on those days, I just put the camera down and enjoy the moment with them.

Fall, Family, Motherhood

September 24, 2021

Backyard Series | St. Louis Family Photographers


Vanessa Summers Photography gives her story on how and why she got started in Family Photography.


September 20, 2021

My Story | St. Louis Family Photography

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extended family session at klondike park st. louis family photographer


Extended Family Session by St. Louis Family Photographer at the beautiful Klondike Park in Augusta Missouri.

Family, Summer

September 19, 2021

Family Session at Klondike Park | Family Photographer in St. Louis


As a family photographer in St. Louis, I love this time of year for family photo sessions.

Fall, Family

August 25, 2021

Reynolds-Nasello Family Session | St. Louis Family Photographer

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