Saturday, August 22, 2015

Carrie P Photography is available for sessions year-round. Whether you want family portraits in your hometown, a newborn session within your home, or photographs of your little ones playing at a favorite park, the images will be captured beautifully. Carrie P Photography travels within the St. Louis metro area for sessions and can provide you with ideas for the perfect location or make the most of your home and yard. Email carrie@carriepphotography.net for availability. A limited number of weekend sessions are still available for fall 2015.

Family sessions are often a reason for celebrations: a milestone, a birthday, distant family visiting. This session was a different kind of celebration of a special family member.

Meet Gus. Wandering, sniffing, sweet hound dog.
Gus's mom contacted me, hoping she and her husband could find someone to capture their family while they were in town. She explained that Gus is their baby, he has cancer, and they wanted some photographs to help remember him when he is gone. During their session, Gus had a great time, sniffed lots of grass, got lots of cuddles.
I know it will be difficult to say goodbye to Gus when he has had his last walk in the park and belly rub. He will know he was loved.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Have you been thinking about having family portraits taken, but you don't know where to begin? Carrie P Photography provides suggestions on locations, what to wear, and how to prepare for your session to help you get the most beautiful results. There is no bad time to have family portraits taken, and the best time is now! Send Carrie P Photography an email to find out all the details of scheduling a session.

Sharing one final 2014 session! Fall family photo season is almost here, so it is time to start thinking about scheduling your session. Weekend time slots fill up first and limited weeknight sessions are available. It is not too early to choose your perfect date!

This is one of my favorite families to hang out with, so I was excited to meet up with them at Willoughby Farm for a family portrait session.
Be prepared for a bit of a walk if you choose this location. There are some gorgeous wild grasses and flowers in the nature / hiking area behind the farm, but there is a steep hill to climb on your way back to the farm. I'd say it's worth the walk!
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Do you have a great location in mind for your ideal family portraits? A certain style or backdrop that fits your personality and tastes? We can work together to make sure your session is everything you want it to be! Contact Carrie@carriepphotography.net today!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Carrie P Photography loves newborns! Carrie P Photography comes to your home for newborn sessions where you and baby are most comfortable. When your baby needs a feeding, a changing, or cleaning during the session, the best place to be is in your own home. This also helps for sessions involving older siblings. Older siblings can get ready for photos, play, or spend time with Mom or Dad while baby is being photographed. Newborn sessions can be scheduled in advance so you can relax knowing that you aren't searching for an available photographer after your baby arrives. Call 314.504.1821 to schedule your newborn, family, or child portrait session in the St. Louis/metro-east area.

Darling baby J has her 6-month milestone session approaching, so this newborn session blog is long past due! Big sister knew just how to soothe her little sister by talking sweetly when baby fussed. They are best friends in the making!

Two amazing, beautiful daughters. What more could a family want?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Looking for someone to capture your children during your newborn's first days? Every newborn session by Carrie P Photography includes sibling and family portraits. There's no need for a special location as most of the first days of baby's life are spent at home, and I can come to you where you and baby are most comfortable. A nursery or bedroom makes the perfect backdrop for family portraits, and I bring along all that is needed to set up a mini-studio in a small space in your home. Schedule a session today, and don't wait to invest in your family's memories!

I just met up with the B family for a milestone session, and it reminded me I hadn't shared this adorable newborn session from last fall. He is so squishy and sweet in these crocheted hats.

This little cutie has an awesome big brother. Some ice cream bribery may have been involved in getting this shot!
I know this can be a time when Mom isn't feeling her greatest, but I always encourage parents to get in a few photos. All too soon, your little ones will grow into adults who will appreciate looking back at a time they were too young to remember.
Contact Carrie by email to find out more and reserve a session for your newborn: carrie@carriepphotography.net.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Newborn portrait sessions are available year-round. I will bring props, blankets, headbands, hats, wraps, and baskets to your home within baby's first two weeks to capture the fleeting moments. Don't miss your opportunity to record the newness of your baby - flaky skin, wrinkly forehead, tiny feet - that changes so quickly.

Hello, sweet little L! This baby girl slept so well for me and had the most gorgeous skin. Made for an easier than usual session AND editing - I'll take that any time!
Take a minute to explore my gallery. I LOVE mini sessions, and they are a great way to try me out for under $100. If you would like more information, or to book a session, call or text 314.504.1821.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Carrie P Photography is available for newborn, child, and family portraits sessions in the Troy/ Edwardsville/ Collinsville Illinois area year round. Make your session unique with your choice of outdoor location or portraits in your home. Email carrie@carriepphotography.net to schedule.

It doesn't get much cuter than this. Twin 1 year old girls! It was a brisk December day, so I met this family at their home for the girls' session. The babies seemed to be taking turns being in a smiley mood, and both of them wanted to crawl right out of the frame.

Twins? Triplets? Families large and small should have beautiful photographs. Mini sessions are a great way to update family photos without investing a lot of money. Click on the Specials link for more information.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Carrie P Photography is available for spring and summer sessions in the St. Louis and Madison County, Illinois areas. All sessions include digital files, and mini-sessions are available in Maryville, Illinois only. Schedule a session for your newborn, maternity, child, or family portraits today!

The P family spends a lot of time in Forest Park, and during the fall it is a perfect place for a family photo session. We met at the Muny and lucked out with a warm November day and a gorgeous sunset. Mom admitted that her family hadn't had portraits taken since these girls were babies. I am so glad she chose me to capture them along with her handsome boys!

Want to schedule your own session? Contact carrie@carriepphotography.net. Want to see more work from Carrie P Photography? Click here.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The first hint of green is on the trees, and blooms will be here soon. Don't let your perfect Easter outfit go back in the closet! Book a family session with Carrie P Photography this spring. There are many great spots for photos in Collinsville, Troy, Edwardsville and the surrounding communities. All sessions include digital images.

This fun family met me for a session at Willoughby Farm last fall. This is one of my favorite spots for summer and fall sessions. The kids had a stomping competition on the steps to get some smiles and got to climb on a tractor when they needed a break.

Spring and Summer sessions now booking. Contact Carrie P Photography to schedule a session at 314.504.1821.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Carrie P Photography is a family, child, and newborn photographer in Troy, Illinois serving St. Louis and the Metro East. Outdoor sessions are available year round. Carrie P Photography offers digital files with every session.

Look at this gorgeous girl! E turned one year old last fall and enjoyed some cake at the apple orchard in celebration. She was a speedy runner, too, so it was nice to have Mom and Grandma along to assist. I loved her dresses and all the accessories mom brought for her session. And look at that fancy cake! Can't wait to see you at your next milestone!
If you are looking for a spring session, this is the time to schedule. Trees bloom in mid April! Call or text 314.504.1821. Email carrie@carriepphotography.net.

Monday, February 16, 2015

I love that this family updates their family photos yearly. You can see previous sessions here and WAY BACK here. The pups are always in on the photos, and now there is also another baby girl on the way! I am imagining that the photos with 3 dogs, a baby, and a 7-year old may be a bit challenging on our next go around.
The B family had just moved into a new home with some lovely land we were able to use for a sunset session. I *always* recommend sunset sessions and here you can see why!
Spring is quickly approaching, and it is a great time for family portraits. Check out pricing for regular sessions or try a mini special this spring!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

There is never a bad time to think about your next family photo session. If you have a special milestone, birthday, or anniversary approaching, it is a great time to combine a family portrait session with photos for a special occasion. If you have a location in mind or need some ideas, I can make sure you love your photos. Email carrie@carriepphotography.net for more information.

I met up with the J family at the campus of Saint Louis University. They had some locations in mind, and we got a quick tour of the campus while scouting a few more.
C was almost 2 and non-stop moving, but handsome all the while. I love how the family coordinated the denim and checked patterns in their clothing choices.
Don't let another year pass by without updating your family photos. Contact Carrie P Photography for your 2015 portrait session!