Family Portraits

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

2016 Fall Mini Portrait Sessions // St. Louis, MO

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited to finally announce my Fall Mini Portrait Sessions!  YAY!!  Sorry it has taken me so long - I kept going back & forth on where I wanted them to be this year & while that was rattling around in my head I was also staying very busy keeping up with my current work load!  I've already had a hand full of people inquire, so some of my spots have been filled, but I've got plenty left to go around!   

Feel free to CONTACT  me from my website, or via email at INSPIREDGERT@GMAIL.COM

Here are some of the basic details...

Ourdoor Fall Mini Portrait Session, St. Louis Missouri // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

& Here are some more specific details...

Morning sessions every 30 minutes from 8 AM - 11 AM
Evening sessions every 30 minutes from 2:30 PM - 5 PM

All sessions Saturday October 29th - Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
(except for the 11 am spot - that will be at Oak Knoll Park)
Morning sessions on Sunday, October 30th will be at Castlewood State Park
Evening sessions on Sunday, October 30th will be at Creve Coeur Lake Park

$130 - cash or check (made out to Inspired Photography) will be accepted.  If you would like to pay with Credit/Debit card, that is fine as well, however there will be an additional 2.5% convenience fee added.

There will be a $10/person fee added to groups over 5 people.  Dogs Welcome.

20 minute session (I'll have some props & blankets, but feel free to bring anything of your own as well - stuffed animals/toys, a book for your children to read, a special family quilt, etc.)

Edited Digital Files in your own online gallery from which you can view, download, & share
You will also receive a Print Release & no minimum print order is required!

Again, feel free to email me at INSPIREDGERT@GMAIL.COM to book an available spot, find out specific location instructions, or just to ask me any questions you may have.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

I can't wait to capture all of your beautiful families this fall!

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

Lillian // St. Louis Child + Family Photography

This is Lillian - isn't she beautiful??!!  She is so spirited & fun too!  
I love getting to do sessions like this -  Letting these girls dress up & be a star in front of the camera for their 5th Birthday photos is so special & so much fun!  Remember the fun photos I shared from Karoline's Birthday session a little while back?   Spending time romping around with these little ladies is so refreshing...I hope I can do lots more like this!

St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday
St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday

When she told me she could do a cartwheel into the pool & I asked if she was going to, of course she said yes!  What a fun way to end her the session!

St. Louis Outdoor Family, Child Photography, 5th Birthday

Cecily & Adella's 7 Month Sweetness // St. Charles Child Photography

Look who's back...Cecily & Adella!!  Can you believe how big they've gotten?  I have so much fun getting to capture so many sweet littles growing up - my cheeks were hurting from all the fun we were having during their session.  haha  If you want to compare this cuteness to how tiny they were when we met go see their newborn session here - Welcome Cecily & Adella.
Instead of 6 month photos we opted to wait until the girls were sitting a little better, & since they were actually 1 month old for their newborn session we figured it would be alright to wait a little bit...& it was perfect timing.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!  

6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com

Seriously...aren't they so beautiful??!!

6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month twin photography // www.inspiredphotographystl.com
6 month 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

Jayden's 6 month cuteness // St. Charles Family Photography

Are you ready for this?

This little guy had me grinning from ear to ear the entire time I was with him...&...yep, I'm still grinning now as I post these images!  haha I had the privilege of capturing the beautiful wedding of this little dude's parents a few years ago.  & I was so excited when they wanted to revisit a spot where we did some of their engagement photos for his 6 month session - it was pretty perfect - just like their sweet growing family. 

Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
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Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos

Sometimes you just can't contain the excitement!

Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos

I love getting to share in so many special seasons for my clients - it's such an honor & a joy to watch them grow into strong, happy, beautiful families!

Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
Inspired Photography // 6 month photos
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It's easy to see that the love just keeps on growing.  It was so good to see you again Steve & Farren...& of course meeting Jayden was a wonderful treat too!!

Inspired Photography // 6 month photos

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!  :)