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How lucky am I that I get to call this my job. I wanted to share with you a session I did a bit ago in Utah. Pretty much what ended up to be a mountains and maternity session. I was in Utah photographing a fellow photographers family as well as teaching a lifestyle workshop that weekend. My friend from HighSchool, Emily, happily volunteered to be one of our lifesyle workshop families. She was due to have her baby soon, has two already beautiful children and is for real the sweetest person on the planet. I was so excited she volunteered.

We started the day with the indoor lifestyle shots. You will see a few behind the scenes of the workshop.  After we played inside, there was NO WAY we were not heading outside. It was mid day, so full sun which leads to very difficult shooting situations, but it was a great teaching opportunity of course and we got to die for amazing photos. Wait until you see her backyard! I have had a few people ask me which backdrop I used LOL! First of all, I don’t OWN any backdrops. Secondly, that backdrop is the mountains. As in, God created all of that! So amazing. And it’s her backYARD! Living the dream. Good thing she’s so sweet  :). Shoots like this make me extra happy. Instead of me blabbing away, take a peek. There are a ton. Make sure to scroll all the way through to the bottom. We had a ton of shots and some pretty epic ones towards the end.

On a side note. Not everyone can say they are in love with their job. I really am blessed. One of the biggest reasons I do this, well the only reason really, is to be able to capture memories for families. Emily sent me a note that made my heart explode. I have asked her if I could share as when you read it, you will understand why I am 100% obsessed with this “job”. I have copied and pasted her note:

“Em.

I just spent the last 20 minutes sobbing

You are so gifted. We have had at least 10 different photographers over the years and NO ONE even comes close to you. I am completely floored by your talent.

You captured my family perfectly. It’s actually really almost shocking, having never met my kids or husband or anything….you just nailed it. I can’t believe I am so lucky that I got to have you in my home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Seriously, these are my favorite pictures that I have now outside of my wedding day and I even wish I could go back and have you shoot that too! You are truly truly an outstanding talent. Thank you for letting me have these precious photos. I am going to print ALL of them!!!!!!!!!!! I truly can’t thank you enough. I can see why you have had so much success. Had you been here you would have shot Willas newborn photos as well. Seriously Em…..my favorite pictures of my WHOLE LIFE. I could write a testimonial about your work! Haha. And the one of roman looking out of the corner of his eyes on the bed….and Dom standing against the striped wall, and ALL the ones of him and his orange T. rex, and the ones of Danny holding the boys upside down, and the airplane pictures…..I could go on…..and on…..AND ON.

Bravo my friend. You’ve got some serious SKILLLLZ. ”  – (She cracks me up)

 

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Obsessed with this shot. Love his feet up top!

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Emily Lucarz is a newborn, child and family photographer in St. Louis Missouri. Her studio is located in Chesterfield, MO. She is averrable for travel. Just shoot her a message for details. You better believe Utah will be back on that list!

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I just love photographing other photographers. Heather Mohr from Heather Mohr Photography  is another St. Louis children photographer (if you are on the other side of the river, she is AMAZING, FYI:)),  contacted me a few months ago, wanting some photos of her little guy, Quentin. She is a great newborn photographer!! Heather has 3 children. Well, 4 really. She lost a baby girl, Madelyn, just shortly after birth at 34 weeks of pregnancy. She would be turing 6 this August.  Random fact, her due date was 1 day  different that Quentin’s. It was like she was his little Angel:)

Quentin was born on October 7, 2014. When we went in for his 6 month checkup, their pediatrician noticed he wasn’t holding his head up like he should be. He decided he needed Quentin to see a neurologist. A couple days after that visit he became extremely ill.  He was struggling to breathe, so they called an ambulance and had him taken immediately to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. He was admitted to the PICU and stayed for 5 days. While he was there, his heart rate kept dropping too low, so he had multiple EKGs and an echo, which thankfully were all normal. He was also seen by neurology and physical therapy while he was in the hospital, due to the developmental delays his pediatrician discovered. Both agreed he is behind, and should have therapy and further testing. Since then he has had an MRI (thankfully normal) and 1 round of genetic testing. He goes in very soon for more testing. He has started physical therapy, developmental therapy, and will be starting occupational therapy soon. With all of that, he’ll be in therapy 4 days a week. He is currently anywhere from 40-70% behind developmentally. He also has feeding difficulties (dysphagia), and is at risk for aspiration, so he can’t have solids until after his swallow study in July. So he will be in my prayers and I hope you can all add him into yours as well!  All of this being said,  he is the happiest, sweetest little guy!:)

Mom had to cancel her shoot a few months back when this was all happening, so we have just now had his baby session. I was of course emphatic. I used to treat children with all of the above going on (I specialized in feeding therapy) as a Speech Pathologist.  I just wanted to hug her when she walked into my door. We instantly connected and will be friends for life.

This session was so special for mom AND for me. To be able to provide her with memories of her sweet boy, loving his mom, meant more than I can begin to tell you. She has been through so much and will continue to need to help Quentin throughout his life. Every mom needs a good dose of love.

How can you not want to kiss his little face off! I sure know I do. Oh and Heather? Seriously the sweetest person on the planet. Love her to pieces.

 

 

 

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  • June 23, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Danielle - Emily, these are just beautiful! Heather- Just wow. Beautiful momma and handsome son. He is such a cutie pie! <3ReplyCancel

Guess who just had her baby! We get to do her newborn photography session next week in the studio, then a week after she is also doing a lifestyle newborn session in her home. I get to hug her a lot:)And oh my stars this was SUCH an amazing shoot. Not only is Raven beautiful, she is the sweetest person on the planet. Um, gold sparkle dress pregnant? Love her. Her daughter. Really? Talk about a mini mama. She just had another little girl. Having two boys myself, I won’t lie, I am a bit excited to get to photography some sparkle:)

I am totally obsessed with my job so I had extra fun getting to photograph something sparkly in the sun. Speaking of sparkly. Wait until you see my new studio. I will be opening a new photography studio in Chesterfield in just a few weeks.  I have a designer helping to make it amazing. There will be a client lounge with a TV for my newborn moms to relax, a coffee bar, a play area for the siblings, an AMAZING shooting space, a fabulous office and of course what will be an amazing closet. I spent most of the day today getting the rest of my papers signed, my insurance stuff all finalized, my building permits pulled AND spent the day at Rescued Furnishings with Nicole, customizing a few pieces of furniture to put in the newborn photography studio. Actually, it will really be a family photography studio. I have enough space to do some amazing things. Stay tuned. Make sure you are on my newsletter to learn about my open house this Sept, as well as to learn about some special mini sessions I will be opening up for all of St. Louis. My year is about full, but with the new space I can’t help but open day time minis. I can’t wait to share it all with you! Remember, hop on my newsletter to learn about when I open the studio! I book way out and I open my spots FIRST to everyone on there:)

 

Enjoy the highlights from this session! It’s one of my new favorites!

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Emily Lucarz is a newborn, child and family photographer located in St. Louis Missouri. Her studio is located in Chesterfield and she serves the entire St. Louis area.

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  • June 15, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    Jan Blind - These are absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

In the midst of the craziness and chaos, there really are some amazing moments.  Everyday, instead of seeing the crazy as being crazy, I like to think in my head, or write down for this purpose, things that bring me joy. This helps me to see the world differently. While I was editing this shoot, as cheesy as it may sound, I was so happy. The smiles on these kiddos faces made me think about my own and reflect why I am so thankful for the life I have been given.

For instance, Im thankful for all the piles of toys and laundry. Because it means my children are near.

It’s all about changing perspective.

I’m thankful for all the mess I have to clean up after a party. Because it mean’s I’m surrounded by friends.

Im thankful for all the files of photos sitting in my folders. Because it means I have work.

I’m thankful for the wrinkles that I’m getting around my mouth. Because it means I smile a lot.

I’m thankful that my clothes fit just a little too tight. Because it means I have food to eat. See, changing perspective ;).

I’m thankful for when my kids argue then come running to me. Because it means someone needs me.

I’m thankful for my dog who won’t say off my couch and pees on my floor. Because it mean’s he’s still with us.

Cup half full. Finding joy will leave you so much more satisfied than allowing the negative in.

 

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I hope you enjoy all the happiness these two children have. To be this little again.:)

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Wow! It feels so nice to be back on my blog. Everyone in St. Louis has been so amazing you have all been keeping me SO busy doing what I love so much, family photography! I promise I will get back on here and be better about highlighting all of my photography sessions here in St. Louis. This little peanut came in to be photographed for her 4 month milestone session in the studio. I just ADORE simple baby sessions! Even when I am totally booked up, I always have room for these mini baby sessions in the studio. They last 20 minutes and you walk away with darling shots to capture that precious moment.

 

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A darling 4 month old girl who had her photo taken in a yellow dress for a baby photography session in St. Louis MO

A darling 4 month old girl who had her photo taken in a yellow dress for a baby photography session in St. Louis MO

A darling 4 month old girl who had her photo taken in a yellow dress for a baby photography session in St. Louis MO

A darling 4 month old girl who had her photo taken in a yellow dress for a baby photography session in St. Louis MO

Emily Lucarz Photography specializes in newborn, child, baby, maternity, family and senior photography in Saint Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas. St. Louis baby photographer. Contact me to book your mommy and me or simple baby session now!:)

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