St Louis Family Photographer – The Muny & Forest Park

Working as a St Louis family photographer I love shooting at the Muny & in Forest Park.  These two St Louis gems are by far some of the best places for family pictures.  Throw in a great family that is gorgeous and love to love each other, and I call that a slice of heaven!  This session was primarily to celebrate baby sister’s one year milestone, but it quickly turned into a family affair.  Watching big brother love on her as well as Mom and Dad made my heart gush.  It doesn’t get much better than this.  Have a look for yourself!

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The Muny at Forest Park

Did you know The Muny is almost 100 years old?  In 1916, the Parks Commissioner Nelson Cunliff selected a grassy areas in between two oak trees for a series of performances of Shakespear’s “As You Like It.”  Some trees and bushes needed to be cleared from the hillside as well as a retaining wall built to level the performance area.  Averaging crowds of around 8,000 per show, As You Like It was the first production on site at The Muny.  Now open seasonally in the Spring and Summer, the area is home to many shows and productions each year.  It provides seasonal employment, as well as internships, and can be available for rental.  Learn more about it here!

Danielle is an Edwardsville newborn photographer also specializing in children, maternity and family photography in Edwardsville, Illinois and the surrounding areas including Glen Carbon, Maryville, Troy, Collinsville, O’Fallon, and St. Louis, Missouri. – See more on Instagram!