beautiful boudoir – outdoor maternity shoot – St. Louis newborn photographer

There is something so special about photographing a mom to be.  There is something even extra special when a mom wants maternity photos taken after she has already had bunches of kids! This beautiful mom contacted me about doing some maternity shots, and we decided the way to go was to do indoor and out.  The time of the year was iffy, we didn’t know how cold it would be so we decided to just do it right!  This mom to be is an amazing mother. The patience and love that she has for all of her children is amazing. You can tell her and her husband can read each others mind with all those kiddos.  They are totally blessed. I loved this beautiful boudoir – outdoor maternity shoot – St. Louis . I am so glad mom was game to take me up on it too!

For those who are interested in booking a maternity session with me. I like to do my maternity shoots around month 8 of your pregnancy. This is the time where are still feeling ok and can still walk!:) I do provide the white gown you see in the below photographs. I also have a few other options for you to wear at your shoot. You are more than welcome to bring other outfits to your shoot at my newborn photography studio in Wildwood.  Before your session we totally plan and style your shoot to make sure we get exactly what you were wanting.  If you are thinking you would like a specific location, the rain, the snow, etc., let me know! I LOVE to photograph in all the elements. Boudoir maternity photo shoots are not for everyone and I do only a handful of them. When done beautifully, I LOVE them.  I also love doing cute and fun as well. Styling and planning maternity photo sessions is SO much fun! This mom to be and I had a blast. Love her.

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Matilda Jane Benefit for Lyndsie – St. Louis family photographer

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I am SO thrilled to announce that we are having a Matilda Jane Benefit for Lyndsie! The super sweet Alisha Capeless, who is a trunk keeper in the Chicago area, wanted to do something just for Lyndsie. So, we will be having a Matilda Jane trunk show in my studio on Sunday, April 6th.

All the proceeds will go towards Lyndsie! If you don’t already know about Lyndsie, make sure you read her story!!!  Be sure to start from part 1:) The timing is PERFECT as these dresses are all PERFECT for Easter!!!

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Come Explore the Spring 2014 Matilda Jane Clothing Collection,
It’s A Wonderful Parade at:
Emily Lucarz’s Photography Studio
16957 Manchester Rd.
Wildwood, MO  63040
My Trunk Show will take place on:
Sunday, April 6, 2014 
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All Sales Commissions from this Trunk Show will be Donated to Lyndsie Blythe who is currently battling breast cancer.  To learn more about Lyndsie’s story:
With each purchase, you will also receive 1 FREE photo during the trunk show of your child in a Matilda Jane outfit.  Also, you will receive a coupon off of a future photo shoot with Emily just for attending.
Please RSVP by phone or email at:
Come find the perfect Easter Dress and some Spring outfits for you and your sweet girl(s).
Matilda Jane Clothing offers girls’ and womens’ clothing in sizes 6 mths – sz 14 and women’s XS – XL.  You’ll want to check out this adorable clothing line in person.​​
If you are not able to make it to the trunk show, you can still support Lyndsie.  Please go to, select your items via the wishlist function and send an email copy to yourself to ensure it went through, include​ as the Trunk Keeper and include Emily Lucarz as the “Jane” of the show.  You can also email Alisha Capeless directly with your wishlist as well.  Alisha will contact you to confirm your order and payment information.
To reserve your spot, pleas e-mail  at  We will have 5 families per 30 minutes so you all have a chance to have your photo taken in your new purchased dress!
Live spaces are limited, but you can still donate, see the above directions. I look forward to seeing you all!!!!
Hugs for all doing this for Lyndise. It means the world.
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Whats in my bag – Chic Magazine – St. Louis family photographer

Whats in my bag. Well. We have all seen them. In US magazine, People, etc etc. Everyone always has cool stuff in their purses or bags! I always wonder if they REALLY carry that stuff in there.   I mean really. Who carries all that stuff with them ALL the time. Like mini sparkly compacts (do people even use pretty compacts anymore?) fun bottles of perfume, and perfect packs of nail files haha.  So when Chic Magazine asked to feature me and what’s in my CAMERA bag, I panicked. Holy cow.  I mean… I know I’m fun ;), haha, but does my BAG portray fun? When I do a photo shoot, I don’t mess around. I don’t carry much with me. I do my thing. Im in the ZONE :).   So I agreed, of course. I mean how FUN to have that little section in a magazine, ya know?  So off I went to dump out my bag. I found function. AND FUN! WOO HOO! Thank goodness my mother in law bought me that super cool wallet and I did have a pink sparkly hair tie haha:) Anyways, here is a screen shot of the two pages from the magazine:) At least I have a fun orange Kelly Moore camera bag! I have to say, it did make me want to go shop for more camera straps.:)


Sorry about the small pics! To see in full, make sure to grab their magazine! You can get a digital or print copy. SO awesome. Love.

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Emily Lucarz Photography is a St. Louis family photographer. She also teaches photographers globally through the Chic Critique Forum.

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Boudoir Maternity Session – St. Louis newborn photographer

Boudoir Maternity Session – St. Louis newborn photographer :

I have no words. Never did I think in a MILLION years  I would do a boudoir shoot.   Well funny I even say that. This shoot was just a maternity shoot. However. This was moms FOURTH pregnancy and her PLANNED last child, so why NOT have a fun sexy shoot for mom. I have to say planned last child, because when a mom has this many kids,  she will only stay infertile with a LOT of work haha! I have many non-fertile friends, and I pray for them daily.  It’s very difficult emotinally. However, when you have a VERY fertile mom, you pray for them in different ways. Lord. Give her the patience and strength to deal with 4 kids under Kindergarten age.:) I have 2 and I am ready to enter the world of crazy after 3pm. I am just being honest:)

This is just a sneak peek blog post. After I came home from her shoot, I just felt the need to blog her.  There are a handful of clients before her on my editing list, BUT….she is due in. Get this. TEN days! Well, that’s her induction day. But still.  She does not have much time. So here she is. I am SO lucky to get to be a St. Louis newborn photographer. It’s THE BEST JOB EVER. Oh. I DO love shooting outside. For those who know me. Sunset. That’s where it’s at. Guess what? I drug her and her family out tonight as well. Stay tuned for this beautiful St. Louis mamma to be. Love this family. So beyond darling. Sigh.


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Emily Lucarz Photography specializes in newborn and family photography. She photographs maternity, newborn, children and families in the St. Louis area. To book a shoot, please email her up above, or give her a call at 314-915-2010. She will happily say hello and talk about fun details with you.:)

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newborn photographer St. Louis – Max

This newborn photography shoot was extra special for me.   I have known little Max’s mom since we were 3 years old. We went to Rainbow preschool together, elementary school, Jr. high, then both graduated from Parkway West.  It was not until High school that we would be come as close as we did.  Actually were were attached at the hip.   We were together pretty much 12 hours a day between class and poms.    We got in trouble together :), went through great loss together, more than once, had many fun adventures together and just loved each other. We went away to different colleges after graduation. Her, Mizzou and I, The University of Illinois.  We spread apart as that happens after graduation.  It was not until I moved back here to St. Louis after having lived in Chicago for 11 years that we would spend time together again.  The 5 hours we got to spend together (yes it was a long shoot, we had a lot to catch up on:)) with her new baby was like full circle for me.  I sat there thinking, gosh, if we would of only had a telescope back in 1997 to see what she and I would be doing 12 years later.   It’s funny how things work out.  I always knew she would be a beautiful mom. She didn’t let me down:)

Max is just perfect. The little guy  has a minor heart defect, but it’s something that he can have surgery for in a couple months and life a totally healthy life! Praise God. She went through years of trying to have this perfect little angel, and perfect he is.


Meet Max.


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Max LOVED this frog pose! It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite poses. He ROCKED it. Cutest little froggy ever. Love him!  Here are a few highlights from the shoot. We had SO many shot it was hard to pick just a handful! He rocked his shoot before he decided it was time to poop every 10 minutes. Oh wait, more like every 5 minutes haha!  He is the winner of producing the most laundry for a newborn photographer. Just saying. good thing he’s so cute and I love them so much!!  HAHA!:)Oh Max.

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When I have my newborn sessions, the photos that end up being my favorite are the mom pictures. I don’t know if that is because I’m jealous and want them too, or if it’s just because that new love with a mom and a baby are insanely emotional and beautiful. We always do posed and family shots. Sessions do last a long time because I don’t let my clients leave without getting all the shots we can possibly get. I never book two sessions in one day so my clients get to stay, not feel rushed and capture all we can in a full day of baby snuggling.

This is one of my all time favorite mom photos. When Max reached up to touch his mamas face. I think the whole room melted, and cried….and cried. Ok like me, but I count for the whole room, right?:)


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It does not always happen, but sometimes when newborn babies are awake, they look right at the camera. It has been happening to me a LOT as of late, and Max did not disappoint. Is he not the CUTEST BABY EVER!!!!  Holy cow I could smooch him all day!!!  I think I cried 10 times while editing this shoot looking back on how darling he is. I can’t take it! Love him!!!

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I just loved this shot with Max and his daddy. There is something extra special when you see how tiny a newborn baby is in their daddy’s hands. We had tons of these shots with dad smiling, etc.  This one was our favorite. Something so super sweet about it. By the way, dad got teary eyed seeing their slideshow. Just saying :).   All that means is he’s an extra cool dad. He’s a keeper Meg:)

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I have no words. Actually yes I do. Do you know when you look back at mom photos in the 60s? Or 70s? You see moms looking gorgeous and say, “wow, Mom, you were beautiful”. In 20 years, this will be that shot. Max will be saying the same thing. “Wow. Mom, you were beautiful.”


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Congratulations on baby Max. He’s perfect.

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Emily Lucarz is a newborn photographer St. Louis.  Her studio is located in Wildwood. There she has all of her newborn photography shoots as well as simple baby shoots. Emily has a baby registry program for new moms who are interest in booking a newborn photo shoot.  Emily has baby registry cards that you can hand out at your baby shower that will count towards prints, products and digital files. To find out more about Emily’s newborn photography baby registry program, click here.

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