St. Louis Family Photographer

Matt+Carissa+Desmond+Grant. by Stephanie Bannon

Holy Moly this was a fun one! It’s ALWAYS great seeing this bunch but the looming huge black cloud made the session so much more exciting! The lighting was perfect, the air was cool and we moved fast. It was only a matter of time before we were going to feel the wrath of those dark clouds. The boys were super and we had a blast in those quick 30 minutes before the thunder and big drops started. We ended the session being wind blown and running to the cars but I LOVE how this session turned out!

Family. by Stephanie Bannon

These guys have been on the blog a lot lately! :) There was a new baby in December and a wedding a year before that. The cousins and in laws were all included and I'm pretty sure these guys couldn't like each other more! 

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Joe+Rose+Savannah+RJ. by Stephanie Bannon

These guys right here are pretty fun! I remember pulling up at this family's home for Savannah's newborn session. She was itty bitty. It's crazy how fast time sneaks by. Since that session there has been a lot of changes; a brother and a new home, just to name a few. Watching people grow and change is one of the best parts about this job. I get to see a little part of their story and that is always and honor.

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Kate+Anne. by Stephanie Bannon

These two sisters are about a cute as they come. I love Kate's sophistication and beaming smile and Anne has THE BEST hair. I also love how she always looks like she's up to something. These two are a hoot! Thanks for hanging in the cold with me guys! :) 

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Joe+Melissa+Ethan+Audrey. by Stephanie Bannon

You know what's fun about this family! At the end of a session they get huge lollipops, and I'm not talking about dumdums. :) I 100% love and support it! I even get excited to see what kind of lollipops they are going to be! Another great thing about this family is that the next time I see them there are going to be 5 of them! Yep! Come February, they will be a party of 5! I can't wait, and I'm sure they can't either. Congratulations!

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Dante+Dana+Leo+Lucie. by Stephanie Bannon

I can't help to think how great of friends these two will be when they get big! It was a cold morning but they came bundled up pushing their strollers, which were complete with their favorite babies. How fun is that!  They had the best smiles and couldn't have been better sports! 

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Matt+Julie+Ali+Brooke. by Stephanie Bannon

Oh boy! This gang has been around for a while, so they are pretty special. Not only do I get to take their pictures every once in a while but I also get to be friends with these cool guys! Like always, it was fun guys!

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Jason+Joy+Joel+Jamie+Josh. by Stephanie Bannon

Interesting fact: Joy delivered Jamie at the same hospital as I did my oldest. They were born the same day and are a few hours apart. :) If we would have know each other back then we could have had a party! These guys are pretty fun, each and everyone of them, AND if you need a video guy for your wedding Jason is your guy! 

Mike+Susan+Jack+Emily. by Stephanie Bannon

These guys are special. I first photographed them three years ago. Through those three years there have been a lot of changes and challenges.. This family is brave and loving and they have persevered. What a gift it is to see them live life. 

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Joe+Rose+Savannah+RJ by Stephanie Bannon

Happy Birthday to you sweet RJ! You make me work for that smile of yours but its so so worth it. And Savannah, you're one of my favorites! Your laugh is pretty priceless. :)

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Travis+Amy+Mark+Bennett+Hope. by Stephanie Bannon

Oh my goodness, these guys were a hoot! Typical kids and I love that! Hands down, they had some of the best smiles and Mark is SO in love with his little sister. You guys did SUPER!

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Jason+Joy+Joel+Jamie+Josh. by Stephanie Bannon

I've known these guys for a while now and its CRAZY to see how grown up the kids have gotten. Like, for real, I remember when Josh was born and Jamie, well, we discovered she was born the same day/year as my oldest and we were in the SAME hospital. Jason is a science teacher and does wedding videos on the side SO if you're getting married and need a video guy, he might just be your guy. Hit me up for his email. :)

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Graham. by Stephanie Bannon

Oh my goodness these two were sweet. Harrison, aka big brother, entertained me the whole time. He shared ALL his toys and EVERYTHING he knows. When he left for preschool he even gave me a kiss. . .all on his own. :) Graham, was super chilled out and about as handsome as they come.  They couldn't have been more of a delight. Congratulations on your new little man! He's perfect!

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Scott+Jennie+Lucy+Sam. by Stephanie Bannon

These guys are always so much fun to hang out with! For their session, we braved a new location and it turned out perfect. Everyone had a blast! There was water, rocks, sand and a really mean goose. . .that's pretty exciting right?!?! Really. It couldn't have been more fun. You guys were super!

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Matt+Kristen+Ann+Kate. by Stephanie Bannon

Holy moly! These girls are growing up. It is such an honor to take pictures for families over the years and these guys have been around since Kate was a born. Thanks for enduring the heat and trusting me year to year. It is an honor.

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Matt+Janice+Andrew+Sara. by Stephanie Bannon

If there was ever a smile that could make you melt, this girl's got it. Her eyes and smile are about the sweetest thing around. Her brother Andrew brought along his ball and glove and told me all his T-Ball stories. These two couldn't be more or a delight!

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Rich+Jessie+Ivy+Jett. by Stephanie Bannon

This post I'm going to let speak for itself. I have no words for it, except for its a beauty in so many ways. 

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Audrey. by Stephanie Bannon

These guys have got to be one of my favorite families. The first time I met these guys Luke (the oldest) was just turning one. He was snotty and it was freezing but we were determined to get one year pictures. It has been so fun to watch their family grow and I'm honored they have let me have a little peek into their lives. Happy 6 month birthday to Miss Audrey! You are about as sweet as they come!

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Ben. by Stephanie Bannon

May is bringing some big changes to this family. Ben is going to be graduating from high school, which is super exciting. Best of luck to you Ben! Enjoy every minute of it!

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Family. by Stephanie Bannon

Talk about a perfect April day! These guys couldn't have had a prettier day. The kids had a blast running around and we had a great time watching them. There was even a little playground time at the end!