Congratulations on your soon-to-arrive bundle of joy! 

This is such an exciting time in your life and there is no better way to capture these memories than with custom portraits.

Documenting your pregnancy is a great way to share these moments with your loved ones and your future child.

Your session can take place in my St. Louis Studio or on location somewhere in the area. Setups including your partner and other children are encouraged and included at no extra charge! 

I recommend scheduling your maternity session for between 32 and 37 weeks, though I am happy to schedule outside of this window if you prefer. 

Most families will continue their journey with a newborn session.

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In order to give each family a customized and detailed experience, I only take a set number of sessions per month. The schedule, especially for weekends, is often booked up a few months in advance.

For maternity I recommend booking early in your second trimester for a session between 32-36 weeks.

For a newborn session, I pencil in your due date and then we pick a firm date when baby gets here. You should aim to lock in your due date spot in your second trimester.

For all other sessions it is recommended to book 6+ weeks in advance. Booking early also allows time to schedule your planning meeting without a rush!

Already past these dates? Feel free to reach out to see if there are any last minute spots open!

You can see my signature process on the Services page, but you can learn more about each of the different sessions we offer and their detailed information inside each of their pages!

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Maternity ⟶

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Newborn ⟶

Motherhood ⟶

Birthday ⟶

Milestones ⟶

The answer to this is not as simple as giving you a hard number. Because you only buy what you love the, total investment for each family is different.

The session fee for full sessions is $250-350 depending on the type of session you would like.

**Collections, albums, wall art and digital images are NOT included in the session fee**

A la carte wall art starts at $800, albums at $1000. Most families will choose a collection that includes wall art, an album and, for most collections, digital images.

Most families will invest $2900 or more on Heirlooms and Collections.

All wall art is offered in few different finishes to match any room. Canvas, acrylic, wood rounds, and framed prints with many options are all included for your wall art.

The short answer is yes... but no one ever does.

It is really important to me that I am helping my families create heirlooms that will still be around 100 years from now. I know that digital images are important and that is why they are included in most Collections. But, technology changes so quickly... That USB of images you were given 5 years ago is no longer practical. Some computers don’t even come with a USB drive anymore. USBs will someday go the way of the floppy disk. The idea of cloud storage is so new, there is no way to know how long it will last or how your family will be able to access it in the years to come. Printed images are forever. 

Even images that were not properly cared for, and using lower quality materials, can be beautifully restored. Once a digital image is corrupted, it is gone forever. 

Outdoor mini sessions are offered each spring and fall.

Additionally I offer Milestone Mini Sessions every other month, perfect to capture those quick moments in between full sessions.

The heirlooms

Timeless memories

There are many different options to fit your family’s unique style and needs, from custom individual albums and wood folio boxes to sets of wall art in a variety of finishes designed specifically to fit your space. I am here to help you create perfect art pieces for your family and home.

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testimonials

In their words...

Rebecca

Best experience ever!! Irene is a miracle worker. Her studio is filled with gorgeous gowns for you and tons of looks for your newborn. 

She made me feel so beautiful and told me how to pose for the perfect pictures. Irene is a baby whisperer and got the most perfect pictures of my precious boy. She knew exactly what I wanted and had everything set up when we arrived. Recommend 10/10 every time!!!!

Clarissa

Irene was amazing!!! She took every idea we had and made them even better. I’ve so far had my maternity and newborn photos with her and already have two more sessions booked!

 She’s so attentive and really takes her time to find the perfect shot. A true baby whisperer! I highly recommend Four Fireflies Photography!

Andrea

We used Irene at Four Fireflies Photography for a maternity and newborn photoshoot. She was so wonderful and patient with our sweet little baby. He was very fussy, we were stressed as new parents, yet she made us feel comfortable and even let us come back and try another day when our baby wasn’t as crabby 😂

I highly recommend her services, the studio was clean and full of fun newborn props. She has a great touch with the little ones. We will be using here for future family photos!