The Only Certified Newborn Photographer in the 209! We are a Full Service Company, offering digitals & products with most collections.
While specializing in Newborn photography we also photograph Children for milestones & cake smash sessions.
This is Michelle
Michelle Patereau is the owner & photographer of Blessings in Focus. She is a Certified Newborn Photographer, who has studied under Ana Brandt. She has been in business for 10 years & has numerous awards and publications. Her main focus is on Newborn photography, as she has studied this field for some time. She has taken several workshops for newborns, including safety and best practices. Michelle will also photograph children from 6 months (sitting age), along with yearly milestones.
Michelle is a mom of 3 children; 2 boys and a girl, has a fur-baby, Lola and has been married for 21 years. In any spare time she loves to watch baseball and is a huge St Louis Cardinals fan! She is also learning ASL and is a caregiver.
To her, being a photographer and having clients welcome her into their families for life events is a joy and honor. She enjoys being part of your lives as families and children grow. It's such a special bond to share those moments & create imagery that will travel through generations.
“How do I begin to express the love and care our baby received from Michelle?!? From the moment we booked our appointments she was careful and considerate with not only our time but most of all our babies time. From asking questions throughout our milestone sessions on when does baby usually nap and when does she eat, so that we could get her in to photograph at opportune times to capture Emilia at her best. When Emilia, aka Millie, was a newborn Michelle made sure to position her perfectly not just for that perfect shot, but to make sure our baby was comfortable and not harmed in any way. At each session, from there on out, Michelle made sure that our vision as well as hers were met. From newborn to our one year cake smash Michelle was professional, friendly, loving to our babe and her willingness to help with all our needs was five star!!! I have recommended her to several of my friends and family and can't wait for her to photograph our next baby! Always a pleasure working with Michelle.”
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