meet your photographer - victoria
I'm Victoria, the owner & principal photographer of Fresh Pine Photography - St. Louis Motherhood Stories. I'm so glad you're here! I was born and raised in Southern IL (O'Fallon, to be exact) and am now raising my own family of four here with my partner, William. I have a beautiful, wild preteen daughter and an adorable, brilliant seven year old son who keep my soul and heart on fire. When I'm not photographing clients, you can find me gaming, doing puzzles, or cuddled up watching a movie with this crew!
I picked up a camera in July 2017, determined to document my kids’ childhood with a realistic, lifestyle approach. Who would have guessed that day could blossom into such an amazing career capturing memories for so many families?
As a photographer based out of Southern IL (O'Fallon/Scott Air Force Base area), I’m proud to serve families in all of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area and the Metro East. I specialize in snappin' birth, babies, & families and would love the opportunity to capture some truly timeless memories of your crew!
Documenting my clients’ journeys through motherhood has brought me so much joy. From pregnancy through childhood, and every milestone in between, it makes my mama heart so happy to watch them start families and continue to grow.
I've had the honor of documenting memories for hundreds of families since my photography journey began about five years ago. To say I feel incredibly blessed to get to work with such wonderful humans (big & small) each day is an understatement!
I have a deep passion for all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I am a huge advocate for women's birthing rights and am happy to offer an extensive list of referrals for my clients to utilize during their pregnancies and postpartum.
You can check out this list here to learn more about my favorite doulas, midwives, chiropractors, and more!
I love helping mamas embrace their changing bodies during pregnancy and the fourth trimester. Those baby bumps (and squishy bellies after birth) are some of my most favorite things to capture. Our bodies are so strong, capable, and inspiring - they deserve to be celebrated. Being able to provide beautiful, raw photos of such an intimate season of a woman's life brings me so much joy!
Being invited into the birth space is a true honor to me. I have been called to birth work for years -- after the birth of my daughter 11 year ago, I began researching birth trauma and learning more and more about physiologic birth. I learned about the necessity of advocacy for birthing women and their rights, and the importance of education and empowerment surrounding pregnancy and birth. I hope we soon experience a shift in the way society views birth, and I hope to play a role in that shift! Removing the fear and replacing it with wisdom and empowerment, I know we can do it!
This passion deepened once I became a birth photographer and continues to grow with every birth space I step into. I plan to shift my focus later down the road to a future in midwifery, but for now snappin' these precious babes' entrances will do!
LOOKING FOR A BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER?
My Current Availability
If you're expecting in 2022 or 2023 and interested in hiring Fresh Pine Photography - St. Louis Motherhood Stories for your birth, here is a quick (mostly UTD) summary of my availability! I only take 4-5 birth clients per month, so book now to reserve your due date on my calendar!
October - no availibility
November - 1 spot
december - 1 SPOT
january - 1 SPOT
february - 2 SPOTs
march - 2 SPOTs
april - 3 SPOTS
may - 2 SPOTS
Here's what my clients have to say....
Taylor & Jarred T.
"Can’t recommend Victoria enough! Our fresh 48 pictures were amazing & our newborn session with a 2.5 year old turned out just as amazing! She was very patient with our toddler during the newborn session and snapped some amazing pictures of his personality. Thank you Victoria for capturing these precious memories of my family!"
I want to help you create stunning, authentic memories that your family can cherish for a lifetime. I'm here to capture it all - from your bump, to your birth, and as your babies grow.
FRESH PINE PHOTOGRAPHY - ST. LOUIS MOTHERHOOD STORIES