Fresh 48 // St. Louis Newborn Photographer

I had the honor of taking pictures for a dear friend’s “Fresh 48 Hospital Session.”  My biggest challenge with newborns has always been to not let those little toes and fingers distract me. Oh...and that little newborn baby smell — it’s just too much!

When we decided to do a hospital session with our newly formed family of four we knew that Katie would be the perfect photographer. She came to the hospital the day after Frankie was born and captured some beautiful images and memories. Labor and delivery can be such a blur and while you try to remember every detail, things happen quickly and little moments occur while you’re not even looking. Katie’s photographs have now forever captured our first moments with Frankie and welcoming her into our family.
— SARAH

Lone Elk Park Family Session

Fall family sessions are in full swing! I know how stressful it can be to find the time and put together everyone's outfits.  But I hope the final images reflect all the personalities in your family and become treasures for years to come. The Hill family and I met at Lone Elk Park earlier this fall for their session.  This is our third session together and I can't believe how much the kids have grown! 

Can we bring our pooch?

I'm what you call a "dog person." I'm not sure when this officially became an adjective for me, I'm guessing some time in my childhood. During the hardest moments of my life, I've had my dog at my side.  The presence of a good pup can be very therapeutic. So, when people ask if they can bring there dog to a photography session, I always say, "YES!" Dogs bring their family comfort, they make kids laugh and I find everyone is a little more relaxed. 

So, can you bring your pooch to your session? Please do! :) 

I read this in Kinfolk a few years back and it really sums my love for animals: 

"Few relationships are as available and helpful to our well-being as the relationship between humans and animals. The bond that is created brings value and meaning to our lives in a unexplainable, innate way.  Although there is debate over whether or not a dog is really "man's best friend," the significance of a relationship between man and dog cannot be denied.  Selflessness, loyalty, devotedness, unconditional love–qualities that are commonly found in companionship with a dog–are not often found elsewhere. Something special exists in this space. A comfort. A constant. A friend." 

Yetton, Elise. "Austin & Desmond"  Kinfolk: Volume Three