Marlenee|Family|Des Moines, IA

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Last month, I drove up to Iowa and spent a weekend with one of my best friends from college.  Their family grew by one and it was a great excuse for me to drive up and meet her newest baby girl they named Noa.  She and her husband along with big brother Eli and chocolate lab Duke live 15 minutes just outside the city of Des Moines.  It’s always very refreshing to see wide open spaces and farm land.   Most importantly, it was very nice catching up with one of my best friends.  See their family session below and a few of one month old Noa.  🙂

~C.S.

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Monnig Girls|Mommy And Me

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This beautiful mom of two happens to be one of my husband’s childhood friends, so we tend to get together whenever they’re in town.   It was a gorgeous day and the light that morning was just perfect for a few outdoor photos at the park.  The girls loved having a “picnic” at the park and they also enjoyed my smooth dance moves.   It is never a dull moment when you’re photographing babies, I get to perfect my dance moves and get my cardio in at the same time.  Thank you for hanging out Monnig girls!  We miss you ladies already!

~ C.S.

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Vivienne|Newborn

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Please welcome Miss Vivienne Marie R. born July 7, 2014 weighing in at 7 lbs 3 0z and 21″ tall.

I met Miss Vivienne’s mom through my book club circle.  It has been a while since she was able to attend book club so when she emailed me to book Ms. Vivienne’s session I was more than thrilled to do it!  Baby Vivienne did not want to miss a thing during her session; she likes to open her eyes and peek out at her surroundings. 🙂  Fortunately, I was able to snap a few quick shots of her in the adorable tutu that her mom picked out.  It was also a very gorgeous July day so we took advantage of it and stepped outside for a few photos.  Vivienne’s fur brother Chewy even made it in a couple of the photos.  Be sure to give them some love by commenting at the bottom of this blog!

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– C.S.

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Berkley|One|Faust Park

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I am always very flattered when past clients, especially newborn clients return for another photo session with me.   Miss Berkley recently turned one and she and I spent some time together at Faust Park to celebrate her first birthday.  I enjoy seeing my little clients grow!  I hope to see more of this sweetie in the future.  Here are a few photos from her session.

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Beard|Family Faust Park Chesterfield, MO

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Meet Lucy.  This sweet little babe just recently turned one and her parents wanted to celebrate with a nice family session with me.  So glad they did because upon meeting Lucy she gave me the warmest welcome complete with her wide toothy grin and a nice wave “hi”!  Their entire session was filled with Lucy’s toothy smiles and flirty personality which made my job super easy.  Check out the Beard Family’s session below!

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Want a session like the Beard Family’s?  Contact me at christinaschmidtphoto@gmail.com and we’ll plan your very own photography session!

Molly | 3 Months | Tilles Park Brentwood, MO

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Just a little over three months ago I photographed this little blue eyed doll for her newborn photos.  Hard to believe that she is 3 months old and have such a cute personality already!  We started in her home for a few indoor shots of her holding her head up, like the photo above.  We then hopped in the car for a quick drive to Tilles Park and took some photos of her and her mommy and daddy.  It was a tad windy but we enjoyed being outdoors and the warmth of the sun.

~C.S.

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Leah is ONE!

Guess who is celebrating her FIRST birthday?!    Little Miss Leah or Leahbug as her mom loves to call her!  Leah’s mom and I are friends so naturally a play date is a must when you have little babes around.  Since the mid west decided to throw us some frigidly freezing temps lately, we were forced to do a mini session in my make shift studio at my home.  But no worries, we were not short of a complete sweetness from Miss Leah!

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