Because They Only Stay Small for a

SHORT TIME

It’s a bit cliché, but time really does fly.  This stage will soon be replaced with the next.  Thankfully, portraits will last a lifetime.  The art on your wall will remind you of these special memories and help you freeze time for future generations.

Karen Thaemert Certified Professional Photographer

Certified Professional Photographer since 2011

Photographic Craftsman Degree since 2019

Schedule a Consultation Today
Download “Prepare for Baby’s Session” PDF

Because They Only Stay Small for a

SHORT TIME

It’s a bit cliché, but time really does fly.  This stage will soon be replaced with the next.  Thankfully, portraits will last a lifetime.  The art on your wall will remind you of these special memories and help you freeze time for future generations.

Karen Thaemert Certified Professional Photographer

Certified Professional Photographer since 2011

Photographic Craftsman Degree since 2019

Schedule a Consultation Today
Download “Prepare for Baby’s Session” PDF
St Charles Baby Photographer Crib and Portraits Bedroom

Because They Only Stay Small for a

SHORT TIME

It’s a bit cliché, but time really does fly.  This stage will soon be replaced with the next.  Thankfully, portraits will last a lifetime.  The art on your wall will remind you of these special memories and help you freeze time for future generations.

Karen Thaemert Certified Professional Photographer

Certified Professional Photographer since 2011

Photographic Craftsman Degree since 2019

Schedule a Consultation Today
Download “Prepare for Baby’s Session” PDF

Which best describes your baby’s stage?

Maternity/Newborn
Babies 3mo-1yr
Ages 18mo-5yrs

We “Freeze Time” so that you can remember these early days for decades.

When you watch your baby grow right before your eyes, you realize that one day soon, memories will be all you have of these first days in your little one’s life.  Portraits bring back floods of emotions.  Seeing a portrait might even conjure up that sweet smell of a freshly bathed baby, or how amazingly soft her skin feels.

We want to create portraits that you are proud to display around your home in locations that you see each day.  We want to “freeze time” for you because these first years are short.

Maternity & Newborn Portrait Sessions

Maternity & Newborn

MATERNITY sessions celebrate the beautiful shapes of your belly bump figure.  Momma, you and your belly are the stars of this session. Plan to have this photoshoot during your seventh month (or early in the eighth).  The goal is to have a lovely round bump as large as possible before you start suffering from additional water retention.

NEWBORN sessions are all about those little fingers, toes, and sweet little faces.  Newborns are best photographed within the first 14 days; earlier is usually better than later.  Premies and multiples can often still do “newborn poses” at an older age.  Don’t worry if your baby is a little older, we have many alternate poses that will work just fine.  Plan to have some poses with mom, dad, and siblings too.  Our studio is kept very warm during a newborn session and has a comfortable, private area for feeding your baby.

Maternity & Newborn Photographer St Charles

Baby’s First Year

Baby’s First Year

Oh my!  Your baby is changing right before your eyes!

How can you freeze these moments in time to keep forever?  We create art with your baby’s portraits.  Imagine being able to see those cute little cheeks every day as you walk past that portrait on the wall or display on the bookshelf.  You cannot actually stop time, but you can preserve these memories for enjoyment for years to come.

The Toddler Years from 18 Months – 5 Years

The Toddler Years from 18 Months – 5 Years

The first birthday is just the beginning of the joys of “toddlerhood”.

Here, you begin to see your child’s personality coming out.  Oh, the crazy things toddlers say and do!  You now get to immortalize these cute little nuances.  Shoes on the wrong feet? Crazy hair? Cutest smile EVER?  The toddler years “Watch Me Grow” series is the perfect solution.  The kids rule these sessions and you get to remember all those cute expressions before they turn into big kids.

Some people may think I’m crazy, but I absolutely LOVE photographing these little ones.

Toddler Photographer for Family Photography in St Charles