The Guffey Families {Mini Session}


Watching families grow each year is one of my greatest joys. Seeing pregnant moms one year bring their 7 month old the next is incredible. Then watching children grow up and become teenagers is the really cool part of my job. I love photographing both of the Guffey families and am honored that they choose me each year to document their families growth.


Last year this little lady wasn’t here yet – however we got some lovely maternity photos. And isn’t she the cutest? The whole session she was incredibly inquisitive and wanted to get her hands on everything. And I didn’t mind one bit!



These new parents have their hands full, but sometimes it nice to remember that they are husband and wife first.



Enter our second Guffey family!


These three have gotten so big since last year. Seriously, they have become little adults and that is exciting and terrifying all wrapped up in a bow.



Each one of these sweet kiddos have wonderful personalities and they really showed through these photos.




As you can see they have some of the prettiest blue eyes I have ever. Thank you Guffey’s I hope to see you this fall!

Emily + Patrick {Mini Session}


I’m fairly certain this is what love looks like. You know, that sweet, silly, ardent love. The kind that happens and you can’t wipe that silly smile off of your face. Emily and Patrick were one of my favorite couples to work with and I think I laughed more than I actually photographed. Ok, perhaps it was equal parts shutter click and giggles.



And then they pulled out the jerseys. These two are huge Blues fans. And every time I see a blues game I think about these two and how they might be celebrating a Blues victory.



And to prove how they were cracking me up….



Maxfield Family {Mini Session}


This trio of dashing men are being raised by two of the most incredible parents I have ever met. Mark and Sarah are the epitome of sacrificial love in almost every way. They serve their church and are often never recognized – and I think they might prefer it that way. They lead by example and are such an encouragement to myself and all who interact with them.




Each one of these sweet boys have a different personality and it has been a true honor to see each one grow up.




Jackson {Family} . Mini Session


As a photographer when you get the perfect combo of gorgeous lighting, a happy baby and wonderfully coordinated outfits you know that the session will be stunning! Enjoy this fun, bold and very happy mini session


Isn’t that little guy simply the cutest. I loved his big bright eyes!







Over the next couple of weeks, I hope to inundate you with tons of beautiful sessions that I have been waiting to blog!

Celebrating Sister {Personal}

Growing up I had an instant best friend. She was born 16 months after me and became my mini me. Well, a much more destructive bubblier version of me. Who knew you could pack so much trouble and sweetness in a tiny little baby. But there she was – my sister.

This month I finally got the opportunity to photograph my sister, Ashley. Over the course of many years with great (and hard) moments she is still my instant best friend.

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Her smile encourages all who see it. She is full of laughter and sass. And with that sweetness, comes her silly faces. And boy was this session filled with them.

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She is the peaNUT butter to my jelly. My salt to my pepper. My peas to my carrot

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Ashley is kind and so sacrificial, but she is also one of the hardest workers that I know. It was nice to capture her softer side as the sun set over Creve Coeur Lake.

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And because she is Ashley- here is a funny face.

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Happy Birthday Sweet Sister! You are another year older – and for the love of tacos- hopefully a year wiser. I admire you in so many ways. You encourage me by your kindness and sacrificial love. Keep lighting up the world with your smile!

Mommy & Me {Mini Sessions}

Mommy and Me minis updated

Spring is the time of tulips blooming, gorgeous magnolia trees filling up with lovely pink blooms, and Mothers Day. This Mommy & Me mini sessions is to celebrate soft moments between you and your mom or you and your children. Celebrate the beauty of motherhood with Sweet Sarah Marie Photography!

Updated date: April 30, 2017
25 minutes || sessions in the morning and afternoon
15 Digital Prints with an online gallery
Print release

The sessions will take place in Forest Park, St. Louis which boasts of a variety of lovely options of gorgeous flowers.

To book your session: Email
We are filling up fast and contact me today!

Big News for 2017


Each year I am thankfully able to share big changes for the coming year, and 2017 is no different. I want to first deeply thank  – you. Yes, you. The loyal readers, the dedicated clients, and even the first time reader. Without you, this business would not be growing each year and for that I am eternally grateful.

Enter the Big News:

  • Enhanced Customer Experience- I know that the best role for me is behind a camera, that being said, keeping up with paperwork is not by strong suit. So, after a ton of research I have decided to bring on Honeybook as a Client Management System. The main point of the system is to make your experience better and to make me look even cooler. Clients will be able to view customized brochures, sign paperless contracts, and pay online seamlessly with Honeybook. This program is used by some of the best photographers across the nation and I am so excited that my clients will get to enjoy the program as well.
  • Adjusting Roles – I have some bittersweet news to share. Jonathan has had several new opportunities open up for him! Sadly, this means he will be stepping back from the day to day business. However, since I will remain the primary shooter, the client experience will still remain the fun, energetic, and friendly experience you have come to expect from Sweet Sarah Marie Photography!
  • Pricing – I have adjusted the pricing for 2017. If you would like me to send you our new pricing so that you can budget for this year, email me and I will send it your way.
  • A New Focus – This past year I was blessed to get to know so many incredible High School Seniors and I adored hearing their stories and plans for the future. Every Photographer has a specialty and SSMP’s will grow to include High School Seniors as a specialty. If you know of any 2018 Seniors, please direct them to the website as I would love to get to know them and their story.

I would love to hear about your big 2017 news. If you are having a baby this year, graduating, getting married, etc. let me know in the comment section!