About Karen Thaemert – Certified Professional Photographer

I cannot think of a single career or job that suits me better than photographer.  I grew up with a camera in my hand.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been snapping pictures! I think it started with a family vacation back in my childhood. I can credit my love for the camera to my dad, an accomplished photographer.  He has passed his hobby on to me!

I have such a love for kids!  I actually went to college to become a teacher.  I had a wonderful experience as a classroom teacher before we started our own family.  Our kids are all growing quickly (the youngest is already double-digits, Yikes!)  You will likely meet some of them along the way.

I love living through YOU and your families.  I love watching your family grow.  When you come here for portraits, you really do become part of the Thaemert Studio family!  I love hearing about your family fun (and stories), and the trials too.

When I don’t have a camera in my hand, I love scrapbooking, sewing and computers! All have played a role in specializing my photography services.  There’s no end to my creativity.

I am very proud that I have joined the elite in our field by completing the national certification requirements.  As a certified professional photographer, I am always striving to better my skills, techniques and creativity.  To learn more about the process about being a certified professional photographer, read my page “What is CPP anyway” or visit the photographic commission site certifiedphotographer.com

I am proud to be a local photographer for the American Child Photographer’s Charity Guild. The ACPCG’s mission is to provide families of desperately ill children complimentary portrait sessions. If you find yourself in this position or know of someone who can benefit from such a service, please direct them to the ACPCG website.

I enjoy working with local businesses and charities, if you think we would be a good fit, please get in touch.

I look forward to serving you as your personal photographer and designer!


Karen Thaemert, CPP

Certified Professional Photographer, St Charles