1st Birthday Photos

Briar Funke's First Year! // St. Charles Family Photography

I have  been wanting to share all of this sweetness with you for quite some time now!

I have had the amazing opportunity to capture so many beautiful families as they grow (some even before mom & dad say "I DO") - it truly is such an honor & such a joy!  So, I wanted to put a little post together from one of my First Year Packages to give everyone an idea of how important & awesome it is to document all of the beautiful growth that takes place in such a short amount of time!  (I'll try to post a couple more families soon too!)

I believe it really is so important to have precious images like these to cherish many many years from now - right?!  & not just for you, but for your kiddo's too!  Don't we all love looking back at photos of us & our parents from years ago?  It's always good to have something to look back on & remember the joy &  beauty in these fleeting moments!  

If you're interested in having this sweet season of your life captured please check out some of the details on my CONTACT page & send me a message - I'll get back to you with lots of details, answer all of your questions, & we can make some plans to freeze a few of life's blissful moments for you!

MATERNITY:

First Year Photos, Maternity Old Town St. Charles // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, Maternity Old Town St. Charles // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, Maternity Old Town St. Charles // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

NEWBORN:

First Year Photos, Newborn Photographyr Old Town St. Charles // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, Newborn Photography Old Town St. Charles // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, Newborn Photography Old Town St. Charles // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, Newborn Photography Old Town St. Charles // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

6 MONTHS:

First Year Photos, 6 Months Child Family Photography Faust Park // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, 6 Months Child Family Photography Faust Park // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, 6 Months Child Family Photography Faust Park // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, 6 Months Child Family Photography Faust Park // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

ONE YEAR:

First Year Photos, 1st Birthday Child Family Photography, Old Town St. Charles, MO // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, 1st Birthday Child Family Photography, Old Town St. Charles, MO // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, 1st Birthday Child Family Photography, Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, MO // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, 1st Birthday Child Family Photography, Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, MO // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
First Year Photos, 1st Birthday Child Family Photography, Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, MO // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

Thank you Jake, Colbi, & sweet little Biar Gray for continually inviting me to share in so many beautiful seasons of your life!  Love you guys!  :-*

First Year Photos, 1st Birthday Child Family Photography, Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, MO // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

Cecily & Adella's 1st Birthday // St. Charles Family Photography

So, I was just thinking about these two adorable little ladies & realized that I never posted their First Birthday Session!!  Gasp!  haha  So, since they are so stinking adorable & since I've already posted their Newborn & 7 month sessions - I just had to show the conclusion to their wonderful First Year Package.  
It was so much fun getting to watch these two littles grow & change in their first year of life!  I'm sure they'll have their crazy sister moments throughout the years, but I think they will most definitely be best friends through it all - you can already tell what a sweet bond they have with each other.  I hope I'm able to see more of them through the years & capture them throughout their journey of sisterhood.
xo

Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

Are they putting a smile on your face yet?  How could they not?!

Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

I was pretty sad that their first year sessions were over too! haha

Outdoor, First Birthday, cake smash, Twin Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

Alden's First Birthday Fun // St. Charles Child Photography

I'm so excited to share this adorable First Birthday Session with y'all!  

Do you remember Alden's Newborn photos from last year? If not, then you should go take a peek now Welcome Alden - it so fun to see how much they grow & change in such a short period of time!  This little man has brought so much joy to his mom & dad...& pretty much everyone he comes in contact with.  He's one of those little boys that smiles ear to ear when you just say hi to him!  It's making me smile as I type just thinking about the twinkle in his eyes when he smiles at me.  What a treasure!

I love how simple yet fun all of Linda's ideas were for his session...I hope you enjoy them!

Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

We even got to sneak out when Alden was sleeping for a few of just Bob & Linda - gosh I'm so thankful for them in my life.

Husband & Wife At Home Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Husband & Wife at Home Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Husband & wife at home, Lifestyle Photography, puppy, hunter boots, Shop KM2 // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

We love you Alden!  Thanks for always bringing so much joy & sweetness with you wherever you go...can't wait to see the awesome little man you grow into!

Baby Boy First Birthday Lifestyle Photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

Michael is One! // St. Charles Child Photography

Gosh I love this family!  
I had the privilege of capturing Chris & Kathryn's wedding a few years ago & now I get to be a part of capturing their family as it grows - what a treat!  Their little stud muffin, Michael John, just celebrated his 1st Birthday - which is cause for celebration & a fun photo session too, right?!  :)

St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography

Chris & Kathryn bought this old chair & gave it a makeover by painting it a fantastic bright yellow.
& how fun is the chalk paint on the back? 

St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography
St. Charles Child Photography

Love you guys!  So glad I got to do these for you...& I'm already so excited about getting some more of your growing family in the fall!  :)

Annabelle is ONE // Missouri Botanical Gardens // St. Louis Child Photography

I know I've been posting lots of kiddos lately, but tis the season I guess.  haha  I promise I'll be posting more weddings & engagement sessions soon - it's just about that season now as well.  ;)

But for now I want to introduce you to my adorable niece, Annabelle Constance...she is the sweetest, cheeriest, cutest little thing ever!  I love the way she laughs, cuddles her little baby doll, pats me on the back when we hug, & smiles so big you think her face is going to get stuck that way.  haha  She has a way of turning my heart to mush & I love that I get to watch her grow up.  

1 year old Child Photography

She was a little sleepy & hungry when we started our journey, but warmed up after some food & then really piled on the charm during the 2nd half of the session.  haha  

1 year old Child Photography
1 year old Child Photography
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She wasn't too sure about those leg warmers, but you could tell she felt adorable as can be in them.  ha

1 year old Child Photography
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See what I mean about her big smile...we were all laughing & having so much fun!

1 year old Child Photography
1 year old Child Photography
1 year old Child Photography
1 year old Child Photography
1 year old Child Photography
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1 year old Child Photography

Oh darling girl...I love you so! 

xoxo

Aunt Gert

1 year old Child Photography