Mom and dad very soon

We were contacted by Rob many months ago because we previously did a session for him and his wife. A few years back they were celebrating 10 years of marriage! They enjoyed the session with us so much that they knew they wanted to work with us again. This time they needed a maternity session since Laura is expecting. The baby is due in May so an April session with the beautiful spring blooms was going to be perfect. They selected the botanical gardens for this session, which was an excellent choice to get all the different types of spring colors in the flowers. Laura had a few things in mind when it came to the locations of the photos, it worked out perfectly because all of the areas she like had wonderful colors matching what they had chosen to wear. As we walked around the garden we talked about how excited they were to welcome their first child. They have nieces and nephews that are looking forward to another addition to the family. They done with the nursery – after a few snags with the furniture. Who knew that getting dresser right now could possibly take 6 months! Laura had to change the original idea on the wood color but actually loves how everything has come together. They have chosen a few names for their little one and have decided to wait until they see that sweet face to officially decide which name to use. How exciting! I will be wonderful for the family to finally hear who has joined them. We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with Rob and Laura again when we do a newborn session. We are hoping to have a new birthday club member soon! These photos are amazing and any others we take with this new family will be wall worthy for sure. Let us know when little one arrives.

Sister Soon

This adorable little family has had us take many pictures for them over the past few years. We started off with a maternity session before their first arrived, some spring sessions with animals, family photos – you name it. They’ve always called us! We know them so well that when I got out of the car little Gigi ran up to me to give a big hug. She said she was ready for photos and time to play. She’s just the sweetest! Gigi smiled the entire session, maybe not into photos the whole time but that didn’t deter her from smiling running and playing in the leaves. Actually that gave us some really great shots of the fall color and her excitement to be outdoors. This session was actually to document a little sister that’s arriving shortly. The whole family is excited to welcome her! It was such a windy day that we did have to find some areas to take photos that blocked the wind keeping mom and Gigi’s hair from flying around. Also they had joked that each family member was almost dressed for a different season. When they woke up it was chilly, they thought to go long sleeves and pants but it warmed up later in the day so mom put on a sleeveless dress. However we were totally able to make it all work in the photos. These images look just perfect! We know when baby sister arrives will get a chance to photograph them again. We are greatly looking forward to this session because Gigiis going to be a perfect big sister. Mom and dad will be so happy to introduce us to a new member of this wonderful family. See you guys soon! #maternityphotos #ravettaphotography #family #fallphotos

Baby coming soon

Each day as we work in the studio we work through our sessions and wonder what new sessions will contact us. The phone rings and we are happy to talk to a new potential client on the other end. On one particular day we got a call from Drew who was looking for information on a maternity session. He and his wife Meghan wanted to capture a few photos as they are soon expecting their first child. They lived nearby for years and even after moving farther away they always remembered our name. We took some time to go over the session options to discover a mini session would be perfect for what they wanted. We set up a session only a few days later than our chat as we looked forward to helping them create these memories. The couple arrived at our studio with a few props they wanted to use in the photos. I was happy to see they had thought about the items that would be special to them making the session more personal. A personalized blanket, ultrasound photos, onesie all gave the photos an extra special touch for their little baby. As we got started they informed me they were having a boy because they were not interested in keeping it a surprise. They were excited to pick a name and start bonding with their baby boy right away. With only a few weeks left in the pregnancy they are getting everything ready while enjoying these last weeks with a few date nights before the arrival. However we did talk about some family members that live nearby to help so they can keep up these nice evenings together every now and then. Since we offer a discount on a newborn session after doing a maternity session with us we hope to meet James after his arrival in October. #maternity #maternitysession #ravettaphotography #stlphotographer #studiosession


There are times we photograph a family or child every few months. They could be members of our birthday club or perhaps like to take advantage of the specials we run monthly at our studio. Other times we get a call from someone that we haven’t seen in a while because they have been busy with the kids. That was the case with this wonderful family because it has been a few years seen we saw them. Our spring special with live animals was the last time they came into our studio, but they didn’t forget what a great experience they had during that session. They knew contacting us for a maternity session was a perfect idea. We changed it up a bit by meeting them at the park instead of something in our office like the previous session. This park was close to them and we were excited to see a new location! We were not sure what to expect but what we got was an amazing family that helped us capture some amazing images in a lovely new park. The young girls were excited to take some photos showing off mom and their soon to be baby brother. We could tell that dad was excited to welcome a boy and share his name. As usual we got caught up in the moments taking so many photos that it will be very hard for this family to make selections. Stunning doesn’t even start to describe how this mom looks as she gets ready to welcome her little kings. Just look at these 4 photos and that is only a very small sample of the images they will have to remember this moment. We hope to work with them soon, perhaps we have a new birthday club member being born in October. #ravettaphotography #maternity #stlphotographer #outdoor