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Welcome!  We Photograph Family portraits, we love High School Senior Photography too!

K Thaemert Photography serves the greater St Charles and St Louis areas.  We have two divisions: Portrait and Commercial.

PORTRAIT: Families, High School Seniors, Babies and Children

COMMERCIAL: Real Estate and Business Portraits

St Charles Certified Professional Photographer for Families, Graduates and Business Customers


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.

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 and up
  • 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 ELEVEN 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

Are Your Grads Ready to Celebrate? We Are!

By | Wednesday, 2:12 pm|Categories: High School Senior, Senior Photographer, St. Charles Photographer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The time has come. The time to celebrate your high school senior graduates and all they have accomplished over the years! In the blink of an eye they went from the little kindergarteners you were [...]

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By | Tuesday, 10:07 am|Categories: Baby Photographer, Children, Family Photography, St Peters Photographer, St. Charles Photographer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are your little ones arguing again? That’s no fun, but the fact that they have each other is priceless! Siblings have a unique relationship that’s different from other relatives. They can be super close one [...]

Why Are Senior Photos Special?

By | Tuesday, 9:53 am|Categories: Photography, Senior Photographer, St Peters Photographer, St. Charles Photographer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you ready? Do you have spring fever yet? I know I do! If your senior hasn't gotten their senior pictures taken yet, it's not too late! Spring is a great time to get outdoors, [...]

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By | Wednesday, 3:32 pm|Categories: Baby Photographer, Children, Family Photography, Maternity, Newborn, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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I Have an iPhone. Why Hire a Professional?

By | Tuesday, 9:22 am|Categories: Baby Photographer, Children, Family Photography, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes people ask me, "why should I pay for photography? It's too expensive, can't I get the same picture with my iPhone? My friend's daughter, or Aunt Lucy has a nice camera; she can do [...]

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By | Tuesday, 9:57 am|Categories: Baby Photographer, Children, Photography, Studio Portraits|Tags: , , , , , |

Did you know that at 18 months your baby is now a toddler? He is into imitation and learns by imitating everything they see. I use this knowledge when photographing 18-month olds.  I love trying [...]

Why the Little Blue Stool?

By | Monday, 12:53 pm|Categories: Photography, St Peters Photographer, St. Charles Photographer, Studio News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you've been following me for any amount of time, or ever been photographed by me, you'll know about my little blue stool. This stool goes beyond just helping me reach what I need. This [...]

Enjoying the amazing Fall Weather | St Charles Senior Photographer

By | Monday, 10:54 pm|Categories: High School Senior, Location Portraits, Senior Photographer, St. Charles Photographer|Tags: , , , , |

St Charles Senior Photographer - We had AMAZING fall weather! This year was the best year for outdoor fall portraits - I've been shooting senior pictures and family portraits for over ten years and this [...]

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 [...]