Newborn

Cheeks! Austin Family Photographer

Cheeks! Austin Family Photographer

You know the mood of the room at 3:00am when the house is quiet and you are up nursing your baby and you get overwhelmed with love and warmth and contentment? And even though you are bleary tired, you are happy to hold her? Yeah, it's so good. I remember that. It changes when they move and run and life becomes faster. I miss those moments of forced slowness, intentional quiet, unmistakable closeness. Nothing like it.  I love this session for the mood and emotion of that time with a baby.

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Family of Five in St. Louis

Family of Five in St. Louis

The Holly Hills neighborhood of St. Louis got a new addition 3 weeks ago. Holly Hills is one of those really adorable city neighborhoods where young families have returned to after the flight to the suburbs years ago. Historically named Carondelet and settled by Frenchmen (no wonder I like it so, ha!) it is home to the wonderful Carondelet Park, large trees, and adorable bungalows like the one the Lutkewitte family lives in. Welcome Clara!

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