Baby and Children

Karen has been photographing babies and children since 2006.  Our most popular plans include the “Baby Steps” – Baby’s First Year Portrait Plan and the Watch Mr Grow Plan for ages 18 months through age 5.

High School Seniors

Senior year is a year of many “firsts” and even more “lasts”.  We want to make your senior session exactly fit your personality and give you an experience of a lifetime.  A pre-session consultation will help us plan your photo shoot.

Family and Heritage

We are living in a time of the “Most Photographed Generation”, but sadly most of those photos will never be printed and in a few years will be lost in the digital wasteland and forgotten.  Let us photograph your family as well as the generations within your extended family.  Specializing in products to hand down to generations, we will help you tell your story.

Real Estate Photography

Our team helps real estate agents and homeowners sell FASTER and for MORE MONEY than listings with bad or average photographs.  Karen is among the top real estate photographers in the mid-west and is regularly asked to teach other photographers on the subject.  Well done, professional real estate photos help your listing stand out and bring more potential buyers to the property.

Karen Thaemert is a Certified Professional Photographer

Certified Professional Photographer

One of only TWO in St Charles, MO

Karen Thaemert is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) – one of just 12 in the St Louis metro area (including Illinios).  P.S.  Congratulations to Joan Williams for joining me as the only TWO CPPs in St Charles.  🙂

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Session Fees:

Professional Fee paid to the photographer for her time on site and holds your calendar time.  Fees vary.

  • Studio Session $65+
  • Location Session $115+
  • Senior Sessions $95-195
  • Family Heritage $145-215 (includes a wall portrait)
  • Executive Portraits (Head Shots) $85+

Portrait purchases

Portrait purchases are made after the portrait session.  Both a la carte and packages are available.  Packages include mostly printed options along with a few digital options.  We do not have minimum or maximums.  Print package prices begin at $288 and digital packages begin at $660

All real estate and corporate jobs are digital product based.  You will receive the final product via DropBox.  Our real estate turn around time is listed as 1-3 days.  However, it is rare to go beyond 24 hours.  Prices begin at $100 for a small home (under 1200 sq ft) with the average home between $150-200.  We do not shoot HDR which tends to make images have a fake color and generally an odd feel.  All of our images are photographed with professional lighting for the best clarity, brightness and natural look.
We have a few special plans that K Thaemert Photography has become known for in the St Charles area:

  • Baby Steps – Baby’s First Year: $135, includes no session fees and a 10×20 framed photo collage at the end of the year
  • Maternity Plus Newborn: $105 session fee
  • Watch Me Grow Plan for ages 18mo-5 years: $115, includes no session fees and a 5×7 from each session
  • Mini-Sessions – Seasonal/Occasional: $35
  • Client for Life – one free session each year, forever: $399 (included with some weddings, or enroll 3 or more children in either the baby or toddler plans).

Why Choose Us

  • Karen has over TEN years experience photographing children, families and high school seniors
  • A beautiful studio is available for indoor, classic portraits
  • Karen absolutely LOVES children of all ages (yep, even the big ones)
  • With an education degree, Karen knows how to work with little ones
  • Guarantee that you will love your portraits or we will reprint or refund.

Recent Blog Posts

I see the LIGHT! A High School Senior session at night

By | Monday, 1:16 pm|Categories: High School Senior, Lighting Expert, Location Portraits, Missouri, Photography, Senior Photographer|Tags: , , , , |

Photographing a Senior Session at night?  Really? Yep!  Tyler's session began much later than we had scheduled and that took us well into the evening, past dusk.  Thankfully, I had both experience photographing at night [...]

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By | Saturday, 7:18 am|Categories: Baby Photographer, Boy, Family Photography, St. Charles Photographer, Studio Portraits|Tags: , , , , , , |

And Baby Makes Five | St Charles Newborn Photographer One of the biggest joys in my photography career has been a continued relationship with my clients through many years.  Watching a family grow and keeping [...]

Fall Family Portraits | St Charles Family Photographer

By | Friday, 8:02 am|Categories: Family Photography, Heritage Portraits, Location Portraits, St Peters Photographer, St. Charles Photographer|Tags: , , , , , |

Fall Family Portraits | St Charles Family Photographer Outdoor family portraits can be many things and Karen's main goal is to first make it fun for the adults and the kids.  Even on a dreary [...]

LHS Senior | St Charles High School Senior Photographer

By | Thursday, 6:14 pm|Categories: High School Senior, Location Portraits, Senior Photographer, St Peters Photographer, Studio Portraits|Tags: , , , , |

LHS Senior | St Charles High School Senior Photographer Oh yes!  We had a great time at Trey's senior pictures photo session.  We started out at the studio where we photographed the yearbook image and [...]

Celebrate Baby’s First Year | St Charles Baby Photography

By | Wednesday, 5:51 pm|Categories: Baby Photographer, Baby Portrait Plan, Boy, St. Charles Photographer, Studio Portraits|Tags: , , , , , , |

        Celebrate Baby's First Year | St Charles Baby Photography There's nothing better than watching a baby grow throughout the first year.  The first milestone we celebrate is holding his head high. [...]

Fall Family Photos at Wappelhorst | St Charles Family Photographer

By | Wednesday, 3:24 pm|Categories: Children, Family Photography, Location Portraits, St. Charles Photographer|Tags: , , , , , |

    Fall family portraits can be the most beautiful photos.  If you love the beautiful warm tones of fall, September and October are the prime times here in St Charles.  Family Photographer, Karen Thaemert [...]

Sweet Baby Girl {St Charles Newborn Photography}

By | Saturday, 3:29 pm|Categories: Baby Photographer, Newborn, St. Charles Photographer|Tags: , , , , |

Sweet Baby Girl {St Charles Newborn Photography} There's nothing better than snuggles with a newborn baby.  There's nothing better than newborn photography.  I love wrapping them up and snuggling them.  The studio is a very [...]

Emily & Drew Wedding Video

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Emily & Drew's Video: {St Charles Wedding Photographer} I wanted to create a shorter wedding video to share with prospective brides and thought I'd share it on the blog as well. I loved the colors [...]