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2023 Senior Portraits – St Charles & St Louis Areas2022-10-14T03:05:34+00:00
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You Deserve a Senior Experience that’s exactly right for

YOU!

Senior year is busy. You don’t need to worry about how, when, or where you’ll do your senior pictures. We listen to you and give you a method to help us create a fun and unique senior portrait experience that captures your personality perfectly.

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Certified Professional Photographer since 2011

Photographic Craftsman Degree since 2019

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You Deserve a Senior Experience that’s exactly right for

YOU!

Senior year is busy. You don’t need to worry about how, when, or where you’ll do your senior pictures. We listen to you and give you a method to help us create a fun and unique senior portrait experience that captures your personality perfectly.

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Schedule a Consultation Today

You Deserve a Senior Experience that’s exactly right for

YOU!

Senior year is busy. You don’t need to worry about how, when, or where you’ll do your senior pictures. We listen to you and give you a method to help us create a fun and unique senior portrait experience that captures your personality perfectly.

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Don’t Settle for “Good Enough”

Anyone can take a picture!  Your phone is filled with snapshots (that you probably haven’t printed).  When you hire an expert in PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY, you can be sure that your portraits will be of high quality, the posing is flattering and the lighting is perfect.  Lots of people “take senior pictures”, but not everyone can make a portrait that deserves to be passed down for generations.

Ready to Book my Senior Experience!

Whatever makes you unique, let’s showcase it by photographing you being yourself.  Whether it’s a sport, music, gaming, academics, outdoor activities, or whatever is your thing; it’s how your session can be customized to showcase who you are.

What Do You Do for Fun?

What Do You Do for Fun?

Adorable girl next door photo of high school senior

Showcasing “Everyday Kids” and bringing out each unique personality.

Every teen is unique and deserves to have a photo session that highlights his/her true personality.

Senior Guy every day photo looking cool

Photo sessions done the way YOU want them.

Short and sweet, at the park, in town or at the studio.  It is tailored to your personality and portrait goals.

Everyday kids amazing studio portrait in St Charles, MO studio session

Making you look your best, indoors or out on location.

Indoors is great when the weather is extreme but it’s also great in creating composites or just for something different.

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Here’s What Happens Next!

1.
Schedule

A

Consultation

2.
Book

Your

Photoshoot

3.
Have a

GREAT

Session

4.
Order

Portraits You

LOVE

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Questions & Answers

How can I book a session?2022-06-02T01:16:27+00:00

It is best to call the studio line to talk with Karen.  A number of factors go into planning your senior session and after a few discovery questions, we will have a clear idea of how, when, and where is the best place for your senior session.  During business hours, please call/text 636-947-5956.  In the evenings, you can email: karen@thaemertphotography.com

What’s the best time of year to take senior photos?2022-06-02T01:00:59+00:00

Now that’s a tough question.  Not to sound “cheeky”, but any time of the year can be good and bad.  The weather can be great any month of the year in Missouri.  It can also be terrible.  It’s better to plan your shoot around your outfits and ideas.  If you want a field of flowers, early spring is ideal, but if you request a field of flowers in November, you will get a field of tall grasses.  (This was an actual request and we pulled it off!  I liked the warm tones of the grasses better than any spring flower anyway).  Every season has its drawbacks.  I pretty much have a solution for heat, cold, rain (yes I’ve photographed in the rain), snow (what’s that???), and everything in between.  The only thing that is tough to work with is strong winds and long hair.

So, my suggestion?  Plan your outfits and get on my calendar whenever you want.  If it’s July, plan for an early morning shoot.  If it’s a rainy spring, plan to be flexible with the timing of your session.  If you want snow, we’ll put you on the calendar and wait and pray for that ONE day (which is definitely going to be a spur of the moment.)

Do you have any deadlines to consider?  Schools often have dates when specific things need to be turned in.  Please check when yearbook submissions (if I am submitting your yearbook photo), parent ads, etc are due.  Also, if you want photos for banquets, awards ceremonies, and other events, please give adequate time for us to deliver the photos.

Where should we go?2022-06-02T00:57:54+00:00

The St Charles and St Louis areas have SO much to offer and have much variety.  Here are just a few of your options:

  • ANY of the local parks (too many to name)
  • Main Street, St Charles (and/or the riverfront)
  • 2nd Street area St Charles
  • New Town, St Charles
  • Main Street, Cottleville (with parks nearby)
  • Busch Wildlife
  • Your house or property
  • Your school
  • Your church
  • Your athletic club or another place of recreation
  • Someplace that has meaning to you
  • Forest Park
  • Other St Louis Attractions (Many may have fees, and arrangements must be made ahead of time)

We must keep in mind that other people use public places and some places require us to gain permission before arriving.

I use a long camera lens and can make almost any location work.  We will need to discuss the time of day once a location has been selected.  Some locations can work at any time of the day.

 

What products are available?2022-06-02T00:52:07+00:00

Our studio focuses on delivering a complete product to you.

I believe in the Power of the Printed Portrait

We can frame and design the perfect product.  We understand that most of our clients are not photographers or designers. We have both retouchers and designers on staff who will give your portraits the best care.  All ordered portraits are fully retouched to remove blemishes, stray hairs, and professionally enhanced to make you look your best.

Some of the products that are popular among our high school senior clients include

  • Metal wall portraits
  • Albums and books
  • Wrapped canvas
  • Framed portraits
  • Gift portraits for you to keep and share with family/friends
  • ALL Printed Portraits come with accompanying digital images
What are the Session Options?2022-06-02T00:54:11+00:00

We have a variety of session options for high school seniors.

  • The SIMPLE SENIOR SESSION: for no-frill senior sessions.  One location, unlimited outfits. Studio or outdoor location as it best fits your personality.  Weekdays only.
  • The SENIOR EXPERIENCE: Multiple locations, unlimited outfits.  Professional Hair & Makeup is optional.
  • COMMISSIONED ART SESSION: showcasing your special talents in a one-of-a-kind digital art composite or painting
This is overwhelming. Can we sit down to talk about what we want?2022-06-01T22:40:09+00:00

Absolutely!  We actually encourage ALL of our high school senior clients and parents to sit down with us before your session to plan the session and see the beautiful portrait products we have to offer.  We prefer to have the consultation in person at the St Charles Studio or your home.  This option gives the most flexibility for you if you want wall portraits or wall collages. However, since a number of our clients drive quite a distance or have demanding sports schedules, we also can connect via video call or phone.

All Creative Concept add-on sessions require a consultation (or more if necessary).  Because the Creative Concept Session is specifically tailored to match your personality to create a product that can only be dreamed-up, we must collaborate together to plan, orchestrate, design, and execute the perfect artwork.

You take YEARBOOK photos? What about the contract photographer?2022-06-01T22:34:01+00:00

The majority of the schools around the St Charles and St Louis area have a specific photo studio that takes the high school senior photos.  Those are either taken at the school or at the contract studio.  For some families, this is good enough for senior pictures.  Most seniors and parents want better variety, better quality, and an experience that is more fun!  Since 2006 our motto has been:

Get your required yearbook photo and come to us for everything else.

For the schools that do not have a contract photographer, we will photograph a number of poses from which you can select your yearbook pose and we will send it directly to the yearbook advisor.  We have a very good working relationship with Lutheran High School, St Charles, and share a Dropbox folder which makes delivering the photos especially easy.

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