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Maternity

Capturing the emotion between parents during pregnancy is a wonderful documentation for the baby’s future.

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Newborn

Babies are so incredibly tiny only first few days of their life. Capture this precious time to remember it forever. 

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Baby

All those first moments happen so fast. Let’s capture the personality of your baby in different stages of their development.

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About First and Forever Photography

First and Forever Photography specializes in Newborn, Maternity and Baby photography in the St. Charles and St. Louis area.

My mission is to capture the emotion in a natural, organic way while having a safety of your baby as my utmost priority. I practice safe posing following the methods of the world renowned award winning photographer Kelly Brown, who specializes in capturing newborn and baby photographs and educating photographers all over the world.

My caring and gentle approach with your baby will make you feel relaxed allowing you to enjoy these special moments. 

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Kind Words

I love what I do and the best reward is to make parents happy! Below are some of my clients’ testimonials.

“We highly recommend Iveta Dietz at First and Forever Photography. She made our newborn session amazing. She welcomed us into her home/studio, accommodated our schedule, and took the time to inform us of various options with our shoot. She was professional, fun, and wonderful with our baby girl. The finished product was completed ahead of her promised time, and we were blown away by the quality and love captured in the photos. Finally, we had a canvas print completed and she worked directly with her lab to make sure our final product was of perfect quality. From the start to the finishing touches, with a few surprises added in, the experience was memorable in all the right ways!”

Juli R.

June 2018

“Iveta took my son Ridley’s newborn pictures and I could not be happier with the results or the experience. She is incredibly warm, professional, patient and thoughtful. My babe was completely at ease with her. She has such a skilled and gentle touch, I would definitely suggest just letting her do her thing!

Nicolette T.

February 2018

“Absolutely loved Iveta Dietz and her work. She did my maternity session and my newborn pictures. She is very professional and absolutely amazing with babies (and dogs). I would highly recommend her to whoever is expecting a new Little bundle of joy or just want to get great pictures of their kiddos.”

Lindsey C.

January 2018

Contact and Questions

For more information please fill out the contact form below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you!

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When is the best time to photograph my baby?

The best time to photograph newborn babies is within the first two weeks of their life when they are still very sleepy and flexible to be posed in a nice and curly way.

Where does the session take place?
Your newborn session will take place in my studio in St. Charles, Missouri. For in-home session inquiries, please fill out the contact form with your details and additional information and I will get back with you shortly.
How long will the session take?
Newborn sessions can take between 2-4 hours. I take extra time with posing to make sure your baby is comfortable and most of all safe.
What should we bring for the session?
Bring your baby and yourselves. You can feed your baby at the beginning of the session so the baby is nice and full. If the baby uses formula, please bring it with you. All the props and outfits are provided.
Are parents included in the photoshoot?
Most of the parents are quite camera shy, but they usually end up taking few photographs with their tiny baby to be able to remember this special time. Your baby will only fit in your arms for few weeks.
When is a good time to book our newborn session?
Babies can sometimes come unexpectedly, but I will keep the approximate due date in my appointment calendar to make sure to keep your spot. The best time is to contact me around the end of your second trimester to make sure I have that time available.
What should we wear?
Dress light because the studio will be kept quite warm to make sure your baby is comfortable. As far as clothing for the photographs the best would be tops with no patterns or logos on them. White, black, grey, light brown or other neutral colors usually photograph very well.
Can we bring our other children to be photographed as well?
Absolutely! There is nothing more rewarding than capturing the beautiful connection and love between the siblings. The sibling portraits are usually taken first and then one of the parents entertains them while we focus on your newborn baby.