Best Newborn Photographer {St. Louis Newborn Photographer}

Nichole Jean Photography was recently named one of the best Newborn Photographers in St. Louis.  Expertise rated the best newborn photographers in the St. Louis area.

I am truly honored to be amongst such talented photographers.  When I chose to leave my career of 20 years, I had no idea where I would find myself.   For the ten years prior, I had been working as a paralegal at a prestigious law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham in St. Louis. I have always loved photography, but had never really thought about making it a career.  After the birth of my youngest son, I began to recognize how passionate I was about photography.   With each class I took, I found myself more intrigued.  I practiced constantly and couldn’t learn enough.  Of course, it didn’t hurt that I had this new baby at home and I wanted to document everything he was doing.

Not long after, I found myself constantly thinking about photography.  I started really thinking about whether I could pursue photography as a career.  My husband and a few dear friends were very encouraging and supportive.  After many sleepless nights, I decided to Go For It!  I jumped with both feet!  I was scared!   I knew if I didn’t take the chance, I would always look back and wonder “what if”.  I didn’t want to have regret, but I also didn’t want to go through life feeling as if I settled or took the easy route.

Being a mother and having grown children has given me the appreciation and understanding of just how fast time flies with our children.  I have adult twins, who grew up way too fast.  The twins were seniors in high school when I had my youngest.  Between the children there is an 18 year span.   (Yes, many thought we were crazy and some even chose to rudely tell me this after I was pregnant!)

My husband and I had no idea just how difficult it would be for us to conceive.  I thought it would happen right away.   Not so, we tried for several years.  After many tests, multiple miscarriages, an ectopic pregnancy and infertility treatments; we began to think we weren’t going to be able to have a baby.  We even saw an Eastern Medicine doctor..underwent acupuncture, cupping, cooking herbal concoctions…you name it.  It was so emotionally draining!    AND then just when we thought we couldn’t take it anymore, we were blessed with the pregnancy of our son.  With each day passing, I prayed I would carry my baby full term.   When he arrived, he was absolutely perfect…more than we could have ever imagined.  We had been so incredibly BLESSED!  I thank God every day for bringing Knox into our lives, he has brought so much love and joy into our family.

The first year of Knox’s life, I was so happy to have this wonderful baby! But at the same time I was feeling very sad.  I was experiencing empty nest with the twins leaving home.  I couldn’t believe they were grown, where did the time go?  All of these things led me to where I am now.  I realized how much I missed with the twins when they were little.  It was so hard with two, I was very young and everything was so challenging!   I wasn’t alone.   I had my husband who has always been supportive and an amazing father.

All of these events have led me here…I do believe this is where I am meant to be and what I am meant to be doing with my life at this time.  I took a huge leap of faith and chose to Go For It!   I’ll be honest, it hasn’t been easy!  I have experienced many ups and downs throughout this journey.  I am no where close to where I want to be, but I do feel I am on the right path.  I love what I do and I feel I am “designing my life”.

To be recognized as one of the Best Newborn Photographers in the St. Louis area is a huge honor and I am so very grateful!

 

St. Louis Best Newborn Photographers

 

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Nichole Jean is a St. Louis, MO photographer specializing in {dreamy, natural, artistic} maternity, newborn, and child photography. Serving Edwardsville and the surrounding areas.

Recently recognized as one of the Best Newborn Photographers in the St. Louis area.

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