“shine. for you are light and wonder.

for there are galaxies within you and stardust dances in your soul.

stars live in your eyes, and glory and grace live in your bones.

you are beautiful. you are light and wonder.

you shine.”


I’ve blogged their family session, but this stunning child needed her own post.

She has such a beautiful light in her eyes. Keep shining sweet child.

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If you are in St. Louis and interested in an child or family photoshoot, contact me here – I would love to hear from you! I will be available for photoshoots in Washington state this September and Arizona this November. You can also sign up to receive additional news and travel dates below under “connect.”


Vanessa Smith is a child and family photographer in St. Louis, Missouri.

Now offering child and family photoshoots in St. Louis, Missouri, Omaha, Nebraska, and Phoenix, Arizona

To schedule a photoshoot, please contact Vanessa here  or email info@vanessasmithphotography.com

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