Fun and Free

Having kids close together isn’t easy. I should know, mine are 13 months apart. I really didn’t know how life could seem any harder during the baby and toddler years. I felt like I was always on survival mode, and just really needed someone to throw me a life saver. Now that my kids are beyond the toddler stages, I hold an extreme special place in my heart for other parents who were like we were with toddlers very close in age. However, for this sweet family, they have 3 close in age, and my mind is completely blown! I don’t know how they do it, but however they are doing things, they are doing AMAZING! The boys were so full of life and fun, while the little sister, only 2 months old was the cutest and chillest baby ever. I loved our time together last weekend! Also, bonus that they brought Grandma along! Love when people want to include grandparents in the family photos! :-) Thinking about how cool it would have been if I had cool photos of me with my Grandfather when I was young always makes me excited for other people who think to do things like that.

Beautiful Baby Girl | St. Louis Newborn Photographer

The other week, I got to spend a fun Sunday morning with this family and their new new baby girl! I've been photographing this family since their oldest was 6 months, and feel so honored that I get to visually document the different phases of their life. And by the way, the have the BEST DOG EVER! :-) 

Congratulations again Sarah and Peter! 

XO,

Pearl

Stubborn Love

After a few months of hibernating and being in a creative rut, my imagination has been reignited. Spending time with other creatives will do that, and I am so thankful for my creative community.

In a photography group I am in, we were challenged to come up with a shoot based on a song. I struggled with this a lot. But, then was hit with loads of ideas while out running the other day. (Another reason I love running....it fuels my creativity) Anyway, Stubborn Love by the Lumineers was the song I chose for this shoot, and I know the song is about a wife or girlfriend who has had an affair, but for whatever reason, I always think about being young and wild and free when I hear this, and I wanted to capture the kids doing just that, innocent, young, free.