Need to know-before your session

Baby, children and family sessions are on-location in the St. Louis, Missouri or surrounding areas. Locations are chosen based on your individual vision for you session. After scheduling your session, we will discuss the details of your session, including clothing choices, groupings and any other desires you may have.

Maternity sessions typically last about one hour, at an outdoor location of your choice. These sessions are best done between 30-35 weeks.

Newborn sessions are best penciled in 2-3 months before baby’s estimated arrival. As soon as baby arrives we will schedule a firm date, sometime before baby is ten days old. A typical newborn session can range anywhere from 2-5 hours, based on the baby and his/her needs. This leaves plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes and keeping baby content. Newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your own home with the possibility of some outdoor poses, weather permitting.  Although photographing a baby before ten days is ideal, beautiful poses can still be achieved if baby is older.

Feel free to contact Stacia Shaw Photography with any other questions you have regarding your session.