Oh Stella. We all knew you would be beautiful after your mom’s to die for maternity session. Some people are just meant to make babies. If you missed Stella’s pre birth in belly session (haha) you must check it out HERE.  Stellas mom loves photography. When she called me to book a maternity session, she really wanted both posed newborn photography photos as well as in home lifestyle photos. Her beautiful nursery and adorable puppies had to be in the photos of course. So two shoots we did. I do lifestyle sessions as add on sessions, so everyone can then enjoy both. If you are pregnant and can’t decide, just email or call me, we can talk about that to make it work for you as well. PLUS, my new photography studio in Chesterfield MO is AMAZING! It will be open in just a few weeks. Make sure you are following me on Facebook as well as signed up for my newsletter. I will be having an open house, and I MAY just have some surprises!!! Sign up for my local St. Louis area newsletter here.  For my general newsletter, sign up here. I do travel for sessions and send that announcement as to where to all of my followers first.

Here is a video sneak of her session, with more photos below. I had a hard time picking which to blog of this beautiful family!!


The “frog” pose was mom’s favorite. Not all babies will do it, and Im super super crazy about safety, so we don’t always get this shot with each newborn, but she just NEW mom wanted it. Then we ran into the issue of what do we want on her head. We just adored this leaf crown and the bling crown. So we did both 🙂 Why not. She was so perfectly sitting there in this pose, happy as could be. We did this shot first, and I think mom would have been content had she woken up. I have never seen someone SO excited after the first 5 minutes, it was SO cute 🙂

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