Lake St. Louis Missouri Photographer

sleeping baby swaddled neutral

Newborn | Milestone and Birthday | Family

I am a family and newborn photographer located in Lake St. Louis Missouri.   Shell Enste Photography serves clients in St. Louis and St. Charles counties including:  Chesterfield, Des Peres, Ladue, Glencoe, Town & Country, Frontenac, Wildwood, Ellisville, Ballwin, Manchester, Creve Coeur, St. Charles, Cottleville, O’Fallon, Wentzville and more.  I’ve had clients travel to see me as well!

Finding the perfect photographer is hard!


I get it! I have been in your shoes before! At Shell Enste Photography, I help you through each stage to make it an easy process from start to finish.

family photo on a lake
"I would recommend Shell 100%! She did our newborn pictures. I absolutely loved every photo and will cherish them for a lifetime. Even before meeting her, she was very timely in her responses and so easy going (exactly what a first time momma needed and appreciated)!! All of her tips were on point. She had so many gorgeous props that helped highlight our beautiful baby girl! She was so friendly, and instantly I felt at ease with her. She handled our sweet baby with such gentleness. Shell took every step to make sure our baby was comfortable and us too! We will absolutely have Shell be taking all of our future pictures! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts." -Jenny

What makes me different than other photographers is I’m fun, carefree and have endless patience for newborns and toddlers.

Newborn Portfolio

baby boy in a bucket with brown around

Milestones and Birthday Portfolio

twins for first birthday photo shoot

Family Portfolio

Sunset family photos in lake st. louis missouri

How amazing to have photos of the moments you will tell your children stories about.

dad kissing mom who is holding newborn baby boy photographer
little boy holding his little sister
"Not only does Shell take beautiful pictures but she also takes time to play with the kids to capture them in the moment. She is very patient and took her time with my 2 year old. We are very happy with his pictures." - Danielle P

Why should you have a photo shoot?

Just think. Back when our parents had a photo shoot, they would get prints and put them on the walls or in photo albums. These are the memories we cherish 25 years later. We want to go back in time to experience it all over again or even for the first time, but all we have are the photos.

This is what you are doing for your future generations! Preserve your memories today so that they last a lifetime!

About your photographer!

Hi there! I’m Shell Enste, a super fun, professionally trained newborn and family portrait photographer with a timeless & classic style. I love being able to offer my clients an incredible experience that provides them beautiful art of the most important moments in their life.

Lake St. Louis Newborn Photographer

Need more information or have questions? Please fill out the form below and I will get back to you within 48 hours!