Lake St. Louis Missouri milestone and birthday Photographer

smiling baby sitter session in bucket happy baby

I am a milestone and first birthday photographer specializing in making authentic and fun memories for my clients. My home studio is located in Lake St. Louis, as most moms prefer indoors for these types of sessions.  I have babies from all over St. Louis and St. Charles counties come play!

Check out my latest work!

Here is a fun idea for a 2 year old who loves to get messy!

A tea party was a perfect way to celebrate turning 3!

"Without a doubt the best investment and the best photographer for my family. We cherish every picture she has taken and will continue working with her to document my little family growing up. So, so thankful for her talent and passion (and ability to get beautiful shots even when my two are acting their age)" - Lindsay

What milestones are important to photograph?

All of them!  I typically photograph the newborn stage up to 4 weeks old.  Those gummy grins your baby gives around 2-5 months is an adorable stage to capture.  Sitter sessions are perfect for older babies, who are not quite on the move yet.  And of course, celebrate babies first birthday with a cake smash!

Your baby grows so fast! Don’t miss a moment and freeze it forever!

What to should you expect at your birthday session?

FUN! Portraits first and then end with a cake smash. I try to mix it up and provide a nice variety of images at all of my shoots!

Check out this article that was written about the studio!

The process of working with Shell Enste Photography

Check out the portfolio!

I like to capture your baby just the way they are. The wrinkly nose, sweet eye lashes and tiny toes! Capturing your baby as they grow is so important. Make sure that my portfolio and style is exactly what you are looking for! Each session is designed for our clients wants and needs.

baseball themed lake st. louis first birthday session

Book it!

Here is a link for our booking page. A deposit is required and then the day of your shoot, the remainder can be paid via cash, check or venmo.

first birthday milestone photos

Yayy! Your photos are ready!

Within 3 weeks of your session, you will receive a proofing gallery & instructions on how to pick your favorite images. Additional digital images are available for purchase.

one year old flower arrangement
"Highly recommended and will definitely be using her again in the future." - Barbara C

Birthday and Milestone Pricing


45 minute session

Add a custom cake from JJ’s Safe Bakes for $35

10 digital images

Additional images and products are available to purchase.

Birthday clothing tips!

Neutral, neutral, neutral! Simple is perfect so I can focus on your baby’s little features. A themed outfit for a cake smash is perfect!

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