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Sunday, December 30, 2012

The G family | Photos in Bee Tree Park



This fun, relaxed family met me in Bee Tree Park for their photos. Although it was a bit of a drive for both of us, we had a beautiful day and a fabulous time resulting in lots of captured memories! It took the 4 year old a few minutes to warm up, then watch out! Model extrodinaire if you couldn't tell by this shot. And baby brother, at only 3 months old, already trying to pull her hair!
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Happy little guy
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A special photo with Mom and with Dad
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Beautiful big sister
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And her photos with Mom and Dad
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LOVE!
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Want to capture your own family memories? It is not too early to book your spring family photo session. The trees bloom in mid-April!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sweet Gabe was a perfect model for his 3 month portraits. I love when parents want to be in photos with their babies. Not only will these parents love having photos of their precious boy on their walls, but he will have beautiful photos of his family to look back on.

Mommy and baby is always one of my favorites!

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Check out this adorable face!

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Can you tell this is one of my favorite sessions ever?
This handsome boy was fun to photograph. He gave lots of smiles and was ready to run and play. He has gorgeous eyes and lashes to show off, too!
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Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I loved photographing Olivia again. I first got to take photos of this sweet little girl with curly hair when she was 6 months old, and I had the priviledge of taking family photos back in April. You can see those here. The beautiful location for these photos was Herman's Farm and Orchard. The owners were nice enough to let us hang out a little after close to finish up our photos. May have had something to do with how unbelievably cute this girl is!
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So sad and sweet, rubbing her bunny's ears.
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Mommy and play time made her happy again!
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Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Three goldens and a 3 year old on their best behavior made for a fun session!
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According to Jayden, this is her best friend.  So sweet.
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Admittedly, things were easier once the dogs weren't involved!
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Jayden was an adorable model and gave me lots of laughs and personality!
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Daddy picked out this adorable outfit, and check out her boots!
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Hope you liked looking!
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

JJ is 2 | Hazelwood, MO



This is my third time photographing JJ and it is not getting any easier! He is all boy and wore out Mom, Dad, Grandma and me during his photo session. Grandpa knew not to even bother. I hope they love action shots!
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I love when families want in on some photos - so before we all got sweaty chasing JJ around, Mom and Dad joined in for family portraits.
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Every mom I photograph is worried about how she will look in the finished photos. I am the same way - cringing every time someone tags me on facebook hoping I won't have to beg them to take it down. But there is something about a photograph of a mom and her "baby" that makes every mommy look their most beautiful to me.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Any parents out there have heard it too many times to count - time flies and your little ones are all grown up before you know it. Don't wait on your next family photos.

Don't miss out on sweet moments. web_schrader_13
And capturing family love. web_schrader_20
And daughters who are BFFs. web_schrader_07

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oh, Nolan.  Full of giggles and energy, he gave his mom and me all kinds of trouble trying to get him to spend at least a few seconds being still.  As soon as the playground was in view at the park, he was going to get to it!  Lucky for us, only the back of him got covered in mud when he made a mad dash for the creek. 

A mix of mischevious and sweet here, befitting his personality.
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Look at him go! Must be headed for the slide.
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The light was lovely by the end of the session, still I think this one makes a great black and white. Which do you prefer?
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

The L family | Belleville, IL



These clients make my job easy. Not only are they an adorable family, but they bring along grandma as a photographer's assistant for me! Henry was turning 1, so we split the session between family portraits and shots of Henry smashing his first cake. Here are some favorites from the family session:
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And my favorites from the cake smash that followed:
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