Booking a session with us is the first step on your journey to capture family memories that will last a lifetime.  We can't wait to work with you so let's begin at the beginning....

1.  Email or Contact Us for our availability.
2.  Once a date has been confirmed, complete the booking information sent via email.  It contains a contract, invoice, and session guide to help you prepare for the big day!
3.  Arrive at your session and get ready for some fun with big smiles and laughs!
4.  Within a few days after the session, we will post a sneak peek on Social Media.
So exciting!
5.  After that, your on-line gallery link will be emailed to you for proofing.
6.  Select your images, download, and enjoy your memories!

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the newborn experience

cake smash sessions

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Because newborn sessions are lengthy, they are scheduled Monday through Friday, with evening appointments available. These sessions are best when baby is still small and curly, so we can get those cute poses you see on our blog!  

Wondering when to schedule your newborn's session?  We know babies come on their own time, so we love to book newborn sessions while you're still pregnant, setting up a tentative date, to ensure a spot on out calendar.  Don't worry, we adjust the date as needed and are flexible with a new mom and baby's needs. 

Newborn sessions are held in our cozy studio, with access to a large prop assortment. Once we set a date, you will receive booking information to prepare for baby's session - which is where the fun begins!  Want to do the session in your home? Contact us for more info!

Have an older newborn?  That's ok - contact us and we can customize the perfect session for your little one!  

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the newborn experience

We encourage newborn sessions within the first 14 days of baby's life.

Your baby's first birthday is exciting and we want to help you remember this time with baby's 1-year photo session, that will conclude with a cake smash!
You will tell us your child's birthday theme and we will discuss possible "looks" for your session.  We also send you a guide to help you plan the session. 
If your child isn't walking yet, that may be best for the cake portion, to keep them from running away!  If they are walking, it may just take a little extra time to keep them involved in the smash part!  
Since we have to coordinate this event with a baker, these sessions are held Monday through Friday, with an option for a weekend appointment for an additional cost.  We do provide the cake.  If you would like to add family photos, we can combine sessions as well, for the rate of a weekday or weekend portrait session, with a complimentary cake smash at the end.
We recommend these sessions before baby's first birthday, if possible, so we can get them back to you in time for your first birthday celebration!

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cake smash sessions

We love customizing your baby's first birthday photo session!

We offer a custom experience for our clients.  We try to base locations and "looks" on the needs and goals of your photo session.  Regular photo sessions are around an hour long, with lots of poses and variety!  Clients will receive a planning guide upon booking their session.  We try to make it easy and to make the session as stress-free as possible!
Our sessions include posed images, as well as some candid shots, in which we will direct you throughout the session!
For head shots,  we offer an in-studio option with backdrop of your choice, for a more standard look.  We also offer outdoor head shot sessions, or can take your photo at your office or other location, for a more editorial look!

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maternity, family, senior & Head shots

Since 2010, we have shot almost 200 wedding in the Washington and St. Louis area!  We love weddings and have been known to cry during the maid of honor's toast, or sew buttons back on a groomsmen's jacket!  We are not there to only photograph your wedding - we are there to help you plan every step of the way, from your timeline to locations, and everything in between!
We offer wedding packages that include all of the edited images from your day, usually around 150 images per hour, on average.  We also strive to get your images back to you in under one month, because as excited as you will be to see them, we will be just as excited to deliver!
Although we do not offer videography, we think that is also a great idea to capture your day!  We work with a large group of creative videographers and can give you those recommendations as well!  (You just have to promise to let us see your video, too!)  We love our couples and spending the entire day with them is something we also remember long after their wedding, and it's truly an honor to be able to call this our career!

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we are honored to be a part of your special day!

We strive to edit your images and get them to you quickly.  You will receive your photos in under one week.

Once we set your date, we will send you booking information, which will include an invoice.

Photogenics will grant you permission to print your photos, and will retain the copyrights.  We do recommend specific print labs for the best quality at the same price as local discount stores.

Our editing process includes color correction and simple touch-ups.  More defined editing, such as digital slimming, teeth whitening, etc., is billed at an hourly rate.  Please ask for more information!

Since the studio is small, outdoor family photos are strongly recommended for variety and space.  If you have small children, we can always begin outside with family photos nearby, and finish in the studio with portraits of the children!

We totally understand!  We live in Missouri, after all, so we can be flexible with this, or find a covered location!