I absolutely love getting to see my client’s brand new babies again for Fresh 48 sessions a day or two after birth. It amazes me every time how much a day can change a baby! Maggie picked out the most adorable swaddles and headbands to use for Hannah’s Fresh 48 session. It was wonderful to […]

Hannah Alice’s Fresh 48 | St. Louis Birth Photographer

Sweet Kailey arrived into the world a week early surprising her parent’s Kristen and Jonathan. Kristen and I were besties in high school and it was a delight to watch her bloom in her new role as a mama. It was like she’d been doing it for years. I absolutely love capturing how smitten first […]

Kailey Alane | St. Louis Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I think I might do a little happy dance anytime I receive a birth inquiry. I was equally happy to get Lilly’s email about her upcoming home birth. I met Lilly, Sadie and their daughter about a month before Lilly was due and we connected immediately. Conversation was easy and filled with a lot of […]

The Birth of Isabelle Francesca | Empowering Home Birth | St. Louis Birth Photographer

Maggie and Todd’s house was one of those homes you walk into and immediately feel at home. Their daughter, Cleo, is the same age as my daughter, so it was fun to interact with her and see all the similarities. When I first arrived, Cleo was very interested in my camera bag wanting to know […]

Baby Clayton | St. Louis Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

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

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

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

Kaitlyn and I have known each other for over 20 years of our lives. We went to the same church growing up and did activities like soccer, basketball, and girl scouts together. So when she asked if I would do her newborn pictures, I felt so honored and of course said yes! There is something […]

Miles Augustine | St. Louis Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Gretchen Day Photography


Gretchen Day Photography

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