I am SO in love with this newborn photography shoot! Mom and dad brought it not ONLY a beautiful new baby girl, but their adorable daughter as well.  Photographers would pay to get clients this adorable! I can not WAIT to get some of their photos up on my studio walls. Mom and dad sure make beautiful babies.  There are certain photo shoots where I walk away not wanting them to end!  This was for sure one of them. Gosh I have the best job ever. Just saying:)

Here are some highlights from their newborn photography session!

Those LIPS! You can’t make that up. Oh my adorable.

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This may be in my top newborn family shots of all time. Totally. Obsessed.





I am a newborn and family photographer located in Wildwood Mo. My studio is located just outside of St. Louis. I tend to book newborns months out, so if you are thinking about a photoshoot, try to book as early as you can. Feel free to always call last minute, I sometimes have reschedules, etc. All of my newborn posed sessions are done in my photography studio in Wildwood. My studio is located inside of The Porch. If you are ever there, make sure to run upstairs and say hello!







  • Wow… those are some beautiful little girls! This just might be one of my favorite sessions I’ve seen you do!ReplyCancel

  • This family is absolutely gorgeous!! What amazing moments you captured. I would be covering my walls with this images!!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness Emily – these are just pure brilliance. I LOVE every single one of them. Gorgeous family and perfect shoot!ReplyCancel

  • These images are gorgeous! The babies are beautiful and the parents just glow! Emily, you always seem to capture the beauty in people.ReplyCancel

  • Monica

    Wow!! What a beautiful family. Such a precious baby. I just love how you capture that new mom glow. She must be smitten over these photos with her babies!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my word GORGEOUS!!! I wish I had photos like this of my family! Emily you are amazing and what a darling family!!! I would be plastering these all over the place!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Baker

    Oh my gosh Emily you outdid yourself here. What amazing captures and what a stunning family. Their expressions are priceless and I love every single one!!!!ReplyCancel

  • robin spalding

    you never fail to amaze me with your talent emily! these are gorgeous! wow! the one with the baby smiling… omg soooooooooo precious! when i have a baby i hope you can come to cali to photograph my family and i like this!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful images. I adore the one of the big sister by herself. Stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Lacey Eggert

    These are absolutely stunning!!!! What a beautiful family!!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • As always, just STUNNING images. Oh, this family looks so beautiful and happy.ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    Ahhhh! If those were my babies, I’d have a GIGANTIC print of them on my wall. Love!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    Beautiful family and images!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    Gorgeous images, gorgeous family! If this were my family, my walls would be plastered with these photos!ReplyCancel

  • heather

    Wow! These photos are amazing. I wish I lived closer you would be my go to girl. How special for the parents to have these beautiful images.ReplyCancel

  • Robin

    Wow! Every moment captured is a moment of pure magic and shows the amazing connection this family has! They are gorgeous and a natural in front of the camera! beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Jackson

    Oh my gosh Emily…these are absolutely STUNNING! Such a gorgeous family and mama seriously looks like that after 3 kids? Totally jealous :) SO SO beautiful!!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Jackson

    I totally meant 2 kids…typo! :) ReplyCancel

  • Karin

    Absolutely stunning family!ReplyCancel

  • natalie

    Oh goodness, how gorgeous. I love how you captured so much love this family shares. This is such a beautiful family. Amazing images.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    So glad I clicked on this link – what a beautiful family!! You really captured family love in it’s truest form :) ReplyCancel

  • Lori

    WOW!!! These are amazing! I regret not having family pictures like this! I would love this for my family!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon

    Beautiful family and the kids are adorable! Love the one of mama and big sister laughing!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina

    These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • OMG I LOVE these! :D <3 what an adorable family. Sweet bebe pics, too :) ReplyCancel

I have been so excited to share this beautiful sunset St. Louis family photo session.  I am so lucky to have the job that I do.  Of course Im super busy all the time but the families I get to meet and ultimately get to become friends with make everything all worth it.  There is something extra special about the connection of families during photo shoots.  Moments between moms, dads and their kids.  After all my shoots, I get asked quite a bit, “do you think we got anything?” I always have to laugh.


I am not your normal pose your family type of photographer.  Families are not perfect. We don’t all sit still, smile for the camera and say “cheese”!. That word is actually outlawed at my shoots :).  I just had a photo session of my own family down in Florida. I can now appreciate the ability of a photographer to capture moments when kids don’t want to play along. Holy moly. Being on the other side was ROUGH!  :)

Ok back to this family photo shoot :).  I love them. We had a ball.  All I have to say to them is, good luck deciding what to print. Im pretty sure I will be making my OWN wall of your shoot somewhere in my house haha! Ok maybe my studio.:)

For real love this family. We realized we have so many random connections it was tons of fun. Amazing, amazing family. Big hearts. Love love love them! Best. Job. Ever.


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Thank you for taking the time to look at highlights from their darling family photo shoot held outside St. Louis, Missouri! I am a newborn child and family photographer located just outside of Saint Louis, in Wildwood, MO. I tend to book about 3-6 months out, so if you are thinking about a photography session, feel free to contact me for details! You can also keep up with updated photos and specials on my Facebook page.




  • Kelly Welch

    Beautiful! I hope my shoot turns out half as good as this adorable family!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Martin

    These are gorgeous! Makes me so excited to see ours!ReplyCancel

  • You are one talented photographer. These photos (and well, heck, all of your photos) are absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

How can you ever get tired of being a newborn photographer. I get to kiss and snuggle babies all day long. When a chubby newborn comes into my studio in Wildwood, MO, my heart melts.  There is something about chunky babies I can not get enough of.  We sometimes have a trickier time getting them to bend in half as their chub gets in the way! :).  But once they are posed, there is nothing cuter.  Kalder did not disappoint! Here are a handful of shots so you can enjoy her as I got to.


On  a side personal note. This frog pose that I do very frequently is done safely.  There are many new photographers out there whom have not been trained and it makes me nervous. So when you are thinking about booking your newborn photography session, make sure they have a ton of experience.  :)



I seriously have the best job ever. I have a studio where I photograph all my newborns, which is located in Wildwood, MO. I am also a family and child photographer. I serve the entire St. Louis area. If you would like to book a newborn session, please email me though my contact tab. You can see more information regarding pricing HERE.  The best time to book your newborn photography session is in your second trimester to guarantee a spot!:)



As I sit her unloading my camera from my last few shoots, this shot stood out to me.  It was not planned, dad was not even supposed to be in any shots. Although I love daddy shots. The peanut came to see me for her newborn photography session. This was her at 3 months as she is starting her millstone sessions for her first year. The 3 month sessions are just mini photo shoot sessions. They document how fast babies grow. She was done with me after her 30 minutes and dad picked her up for some snuggles. She peeked over at me and I had to snap a picture. He eyes are to DIE FOR! What a peanut.


I LOVE that I get to see so many of my newborns grow. They all have a special place in my heart. I am one blessed girl with one pretty amazing job.



I am a newborn, baby, child and family photographer located in Wildwood, MO which is just outside of St.  Louis. St Louis baby photographer.

  • So beautiful! I always love those unexpected and unplanned shots, they turn into the best of the entire shoot.ReplyCancel

Dramatic backlighting is my thing.  This shoot was SO fun for me.  People ask me all the time if I specialize in newborn photography. The thing is, I don’t specialize. I LOVE newborn photography. I do.  I love posing little itty bitty newborn, I love lifestyle newborn photography, I love backlit mom images.  But there is a part of me that needs to get super creative at sunset. I supposed it feeds the inner artist in me a bit. When families book a photo session with me, they know I only shoot at sunset for this very reason. If you are a photographer reading this and would like to learn more about this type of backlighting, feel free to pop over to The Chic Critique as I taught a course on it not too long ago.   I even go over how to edit backlit images. Backlighting during shoots is SO much fun when you know all the little tricks to get your best shots.


With this session, it was meant to be miss Scarlett’s 1 yr photo session. Her older sister came along (they have a huge family). I am SO glad she did. We had a total blast driving and chasing the sun.  Here are some highlights from her shoot. LOVE.