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  • Welcome to Traci Branscum Photography – The Blog!!!

    Hi there and welcome to my blog. This is where I showcase my recent sessions, keep you updated on specials and of course update you on life at the Branscum household.

    My goal in photography is to capture life's moments and provide them as lasting memories for my clients. I love the photos that allow our spirits and personalities to shine!

    Please contact me via my website or here at the blog to schedule your own custom portrait session.  Thanks again for stopping by the blog and feel free to leave comments on post.  I love hearing from both clients and future clients.

    My profile picture was taken by the fabulous Holly McCaig.  Holly specializes in both senior portraits as well as weddings.  She is wonderful to work with so feel free to contact her if you are interested in that type of service.  You can check out Holly's site here.

Matthew {6 months} ~ traci branscum ~ children’s portrait photographer … fenton, missouri

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe this little guy is already 6 months old and how much he has changed since his newborn session.   He gave me tons of smiles.  He is also starting to look so much like his big brother!

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Of course it was also another chance to grab some photos of big brother!

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What great friends these two are going to be!

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Such a fun and sweet family.



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Thanks so much T Family for the opportunity to capture some new memories for you all.   I love my baby planners and can’t wait till our next session!

Lindsay - March 3, 2014 - 4:07 am

These are precious, great job!!!

Pat Hillyad - March 3, 2014 - 5:45 am

As usual, these pictures are all great!!! You do a fantastic job!!

Tina Hillyard nana to ben and matthew - March 3, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Once again Traci the pictures are just so adorable cant wait to order them this is one proud nana

ARLEN Walters - March 3, 2014 - 5:15 pm

They are great photos they have grown so much. You take great pictures.

{sneak peek} The R Family ~ Traci Branscum ~ Family Portrait Photographer ~ Fenton, MO

I had the pleasure of meeting the R Family last week.   They purchased a gift certificate I had offered for The Debbie Gray Golf Classic with proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.   Mom and I communicated about their family interest and Dad suggested throwing their interest into this fun themed session.   They are big Redskin Fans and what a better way to implement that family hobby then to head out to a local football field and capture some photos.

We captured some family shots…


We played…



We gave our game faces…

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Our silly faces….



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And of course lots of smiles!


These kids were wonderful to work with and it was such a fun session even battling the cold weather we had.   They were all such troopers!

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Such a fun loving family!

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Thanks so much R family for the opportunity to capture some family memories for you all   I hope you love the sneak peek.  Your gallery will be up shortly.

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Nancy OKEEFE - December 6, 2013 - 11:59 pm

I sure do have a beautiful family!

Mary - December 7, 2013 - 5:26 am

Those pictures turned out awesome!!! What a good looking family!!

John Gray - December 7, 2013 - 5:37 am

Traci – these pictures are beautiful! Very well done and I would agree that this family (my niece and her husband and kids) were wonderful to work with. Thank you so much for donating the certificate to our annual golf tournament. I will continue to send referrals your way if I know of anyone needing a photographer. Thank you once again.

Debbie Gray - December 7, 2013 - 7:20 pm

These pictures are just fantastic. You have completely captured this family and their personalities. Great job.

Margo Dill - December 7, 2013 - 11:56 pm

I love these photos. What an amazing idea. Such a cute and wonderful family!!!! 🙂

Joy - December 8, 2013 - 12:27 am

Such cute photos!!

Elizabeth P - December 8, 2013 - 1:12 am

Love the pics! What a fun idea & beautiful pictures!

Mary Snodgrass - December 8, 2013 - 1:29 am

love all the pics, even the black and whites. everyone is so photogenic!

Mandy Phoenix - December 8, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Wow!!! What a great idea for a family of red skin fans!

Molly Price - December 9, 2013 - 12:19 am

Stunning photos of a good lookin’ family!

becky - December 9, 2013 - 4:07 am

Adorable family!! And great pictures both color and black and white.

Jeff - December 9, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Great work! fam looks superb.

Jennifer Zelch - December 10, 2013 - 4:11 am

Adorable! Cute ideas and cute family!

April Chism - December 10, 2013 - 4:47 am

Wow, beautiful family!

{Sneak Peek} The H Family ~ Traci Branscum ~ Family Portrait Photographer ~ Webster Groves, MO

I always love the holidays and how it gives me the chance to see previous clients and how their children have grown.   I met the H Family last year when the littlest was barely walking and this year the little 2 year old is moving!   Big brother and big sister are both lots of fun as well.  We met up at The Hawken House in Webster Groves to capture some outdoor photos first.   Of course, this time the year the weather is so unpredictable and happened to be very chilly!!!   We were battling red noses and shivers…lol.   However, all the kiddos were great troopers and gave some great smiles!

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We decided it was best to head back to their home and warm up for some more family fun!

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Love so many things about these black and whites….

the curls…

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the playfulness …

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the love …

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Thank you again H Family for the opportunity to photograph your fabulous family.   Your kiddos did wonderful and were a joy to be around.

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Double the cuteness…Twin Boys ~ Traci Branscum ~Children’s portrait photographer~Town and Country, MO

How excited was I when this mom contacted me about setting up a session for her adorable little boys.  See, I have known this mom for over 30 years (yeppers, showing my age a bit here) and remember over a year ago seeing on Facebook that she was expecting twins!  They lived in New York at the time but I loved seeing photos and updates of her life as a new mother.

So thankful for good ole Facebook in rekindling friendships and bringing people back together.   Tara is a beautiful person inside and out and I was honored when she asked me to capture some photos of her family.  

Of course, with twin boys you have to be prepared to move…well this particular day the wind gust were up to 60mph and move we did…lol.

These sweet little guys were such troopers as well as mom and dad.   Battling the wind and cooler temperatures can be tough not to mention mom and dad chasing after them.   I can only imagine how busy they keep their parents.   Mom and Dad seem to have it so well under control and their precision with tag team was quite impressive.

We captured some individual photos of the boys. 

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These two have the best personalities!  Such fun little one year olds! 

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What a fabulous family!  Mom and Dad are great with them.   They pass off to one another like professional athletes…lol.

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These timeless black and whites….boys being boys and playing and exploring.  (of course one little man would have eaten everything from the rocks to pine cones)

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Thank you “C” family for allowing me the opportunity to photograph your family.  Tara it was wonderful to catch up and so glad you are back in the Lou.   Hope to catch up more soon!

Tara - November 26, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Traci! What fun it was catching up and working with you…and Brynn was such a great little assistant! The boys LOVED her! I can’t believe what great pics you were able to capture in such crazy, windy weather…gotta love Missouri weather!
Thanks again!!!

Teresa - November 26, 2013 - 7:29 pm

What a gorgeous family! The little guys are so cute.

Margaret - November 27, 2013 - 2:30 am

Great pictures.

Norma and Ben - November 27, 2013 - 4:58 am

Traci, you did a fantastic job of capturing the boy’s expressions and showed how lively they are. The Clifford family group pictures are outstanding. Great job!!!

Sheila Cunningham - November 29, 2013 - 11:06 pm

Tara, love the pics! I didn’t know this is what Traci does – and does well, I might add. So glad you girls reconnected with such an adorable outcome.

Jan Freese - November 29, 2013 - 11:10 pm

Great pictures of the Clifford family! You were able to pic up the personalities of the boys beautifully.

Lindsey - November 29, 2013 - 11:50 pm

They are getting so big! We can’t wait to meet them !

Kristi Deneke - November 30, 2013 - 12:09 am

The pictures turned out wonderful! Traci, it was great to see you and meet your daughter. You did a great job on the pictures.

Baby Alexander {2 months} ~ Traci Branscum ~ Professional Portrait Photographer … St. Louis, MO

One of the best emails to receive are the newborn session inquiries!   Love the initial conversations that take place in the planning stage of a newborn session.   I get the chance to learn about the families interest and what they are looking for in the newborn’s session.

This particular family was so wonderful to work with.   I knew from the emails back and forth between mom and I that we would get along great and the session would go wonderful.  Even more exciting was a chance to go downtown and shoot!

Sweet Alexander came a bit early and spent time in the NICU so they were able to schedule a newborn session when he was home and a bit stronger and bigger.   What a doll!   He is such a pretty baby and did so good during the session.

We ventured up to the very cool rooftop of the downtown loft!   What amazing views and such a fun urban feel to the photos.

Speaking of views and backgrounds…..check out this great moment of mom and baby.


Beautiful baby smooth skin and sparkly baby blue eyes…


The adoration these two have for their sweet baby boy just radiates…

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Of course we had to include their first “baby” as well…

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Always love black and whites…



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Thanks again K family for the opportunity to photograph your amazing family.  I can’t wait to capture Xander’s photos over the next year!

Tim - November 20, 2013 - 5:45 am

Thanks Traci – they look great!

Greg - November 20, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Wonderful photos! Really looking forward to meeting Xander!

Kellie Sheeran - November 20, 2013 - 11:25 pm

Wow. Beautiful photos of an amazing family!!

Angie - November 21, 2013 - 5:16 am

Thanks Traci! I love them all. Making final decisions is tough!

Tommi Rogers - November 21, 2013 - 11:12 am

GREAT pics! congrats Angie! what a cute lil Zander!

Susan A - November 21, 2013 - 11:47 am

Love the photos!! The one of all of you on the bench is so cute!!

Krystal M - November 21, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Beautiful photos 🙂

Janice Robertson - November 21, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! Great christmas gifts for grandparents and family!

Jessica C - November 21, 2013 - 1:58 pm

These are wonderful! It is so nice to see pictures since I am all the way in VA. I particularly like the ones with your first baby 🙂

Courtney Etheridge Young - November 21, 2013 - 3:12 pm

These are the most beautiful family photos I’ve ever seen! You look so happy! Boys are so much fun. xoxo

Wendy Cors - November 21, 2013 - 6:44 pm

Wonderful, captured the family perfectly through the camera!!!!

Aunt Rainbow - November 21, 2013 - 7:49 pm

How beautiful! My fav, the close up of Angie and the beautiful smiling Zander.

Misty - November 21, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Beautiful photos. I love the one of him smiling over your shoulder!

Michele - November 22, 2013 - 12:12 am

Awesome Family Pics! You guys look so happy! Sending warm wishes for lots of love, health and happiness!
– Rich and Michele DeFortuna

Kristin Trimmer - November 23, 2013 - 1:01 pm

They are great Angie!! He is perfect I’m so happy for you guys

Jessica - November 25, 2013 - 4:14 am

Love these! Angie – you look so natural & radiant 🙂 What an adorable little boy!!

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