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I met Aubri and Sean via email only about a week before Luca was born. I was planning on doing their maternity portraits, but Luca decided to surprise us all with an earlier than expected arrival. Aubri and Sean are such a friendly and warm couple. I’m a little obsessed with their loft and all […]

Luca Newborn | St. Louis Lifestyle Newborn

Typically Fresh 48 sessions happen in a postpartum hospital room or the home within 48 hours of giving birth. This Fresh 48 session was a bit different, because sweet Miles had to have a bit of a NICU stay after inhaling some meconium at birth. I wanted to make sure we got a session where […]

Miles Robert NICU Session | St. Louis Newborn Photographer

Every birth I’ve attended is amazing. It’s where I get to witness the love, strength and determination it takes to bring a baby earth-side. But the birth of Miles Robert changed me, rocked my world, and left me in awe at the power of the love for one’s child. I drove to Barnes-Jewish hospital around […]

The Birth of Miles Robert | St. Louis Birth Photographer

You might recognize Lisa and Mark from their maternity session I did this past fall. Their sweet Maria Elizabeth finally joined our family on January 5th. She was absolutely precious and barely made a peep during the entire session. Her nursery theme was “You Are My Sunshine” and they did such a cute job of […]

Maria Elizabeth Newborn | St. Louis Newborn Photographer

I absolutely love it when I get to take newborn pictures for my birth clients. I am always amazed to see how much baby has changed since time of birth to when I get to see them for their newborn session. Dean was no different, he had changed so much and definitely started looking more […]

Dean Thomas Newborn | St. Louis Newborn Photographer

I had been on call for a few weeks before I got the call. I brought my photography gear everywhere with me just in case. Thankfully, on the night of November 27th, I brought my camera bag to a friend’s birthday party. I had a feeling I would get a call from Allison and sure […]

The Birth of Dean Thomas | St. Louis Birth Photography

Sweet little Maria was born on Saturday and I can’t wait to take her newborn pictures. Even though it was a cloudy day during their maternity session, Maria was born on a beautiful sunny day in January. It fits her nursery theme “You Are My Sunshine” perfectly! St. Louis Maternity Photographer | St. Louis Newborn […]

Millay Maternity | St. Louis Maternity Photographer

One of my favorite parts about newborn sessions is that they don’t have to take place in the magic 4-14 days after birth. They can occur even when baby is 2-4 months old and beyond. A lifestyle session simply captures your family in the current season you find yourselves. My goal is to document a […]

Eliza Marie | St. Louis Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Gretchen Day Photography

I got a text from Katie around 7:30 am on Friday, October 19th letting me know that she thinks her labor has started. Knowing that this was her third baby, that she was 42 weeks (scheduled to be induced the next day), and had a 4 hour labor last time, I knew I needed to […]

The Birth of Donix | St. Louis Birth Photographer

This year I decided to do 4 sets of Fall Mini Sessions because fall is busy season for photographers #familychristmaspictures. October’s Mini Sessions took place in the lovely Tower Grove Park. The leaves hadn’t quite turned the magical colors we are seeing now, but there is definitely a hint of fall in the air! Hope […]

Fall Mini Sessions – October | St. Louis Lifestyle Family Photographer | Gretchen Day Photography


Gretchen Day Photography

St. Louis maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn, & family photographer