Lawton|Family

L1Check out this adorable and photogenic family!  It’s always fun shooting a family session especially when the family is your neighbors and babysitters.  It was a true laid back session and they were up for anything which made them super easy to photograph.  The Lawton’s live just  a few houses down the street from us and their beautiful teen twins babysits my little toddler whenever I’m away photographing sessions.  Of course, we scheduled their session on a weekend so the girls could be free of baby-sitting duties! Thank you for hanging out Lawtons!

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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.

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Martise Family|Des Peres Park, MO

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Enjoyed an afternoon at the park with our friends the Martises.  I spent some time chasing after their cute and very active little broods at Des Peres Park.  🙂  Our friends wanted to do an outdoor Easter photos so we grabbed some baskets filled with Easter eggs and let the kids have some fun with them.  I love the colors that the family wore, contrasting colors of yellow and dark blue really popped in their photos.

Thanks for hanging out with me Martise Family!

~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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A New Year and a New Adventure!

Happy New Year!!!  It’s a new year and a new beginning for me here at Christina Schmidt Photography.  This year I am tackling blogging — Hooray!  Well, maybe I should say “I’m going to attempt blogging.”  I have never been a stellar writer and I remember writing what seemed like endless papers after papers in college.  While I can probably ramble on incessantly in person, I can never seem to figure out what to say when it comes to jotting it down on a piece of paper or when I’m faced by my brightly lit computer screen.  To top my inability of writing,  I am also learning how to navigate through my blogging program.  I am chuckling at myself right now as it took me an hour to figure out why some of my images that I’ve attached were small and others were huge!  Now I think I know what my sweet grandmother felt when she first opened her e-mail and Facebook account — completely overwhelmed.

Never the less , this year we all get to start fresh.  A chance to tackle on new projects and new adventures to improve ourselves and expand our knowledge.  I hope to achieve that this year in many aspects of my life but first I will start by starting a new blog with my first newborn client of 2014.  If you’re still reading this, please continue on below for a short description of my session but no worries I have added many photos for your viewing pleasure of this sweet babe.

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On New Year’s Day I spent a little bit of time with my very first newborn of the year, Mr. Jonathan Arthur or Jonty as his mum and dad likes to call him.  Yep, I said “mum” alright!  His dad is originally from London and I wonder if little Jonty will inherit his dad’s lovely accent.  I absolutely love accents, they sound so interesting, exotic, and unique.  Sweet little Jonty came into the world on December 22, 2013.  He slept lightly during our session but I was very pleased that he slept the entire time which gave me the opportunity to capture all of his sweetness.  The session took place in their beautiful home in Saint Charles County.

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I began the session by going straight up to the nursery to check out the lighting while mom finished nursing Mr. Jonty.  The “castle” themed nursery allowed gorgeous natural light in which made it perfect for our session.

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I can tell immediately that Jonty and his dad already have such a special bond.  Jonty responds well to his dad’s voice and according to his mom he sleeps like a rock when he is in dad’s arms.

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His mom was so adorable and very sweet!  She said she was very excited to get his photos done and I can tell just by how well prepared she was for the session.  What a sweet babe and beautiful family!  I am very honored to capture this unforgettable chapter in their lives.  Thank you Courtni and Tom!

Please enjoy more of Jonathan Arthur’s photos below.  🙂

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