Winter at the Missouri Botanical Gardens | St. Louis Family Photographer

Baby, it's COLD outside. More like frigid. Frosty. Wintry. Miserable. Wretched. Wait, wait, wait! This post is getting off to a bad start! Don't get me wrong. I love cold weather... only when there is snow! We should have something pretty in exchange for having to wear so many layers just to get to our cars.

This time of year in St. Louis can be difficult for photographers. There are limited places to go with a family that can provide shelter from the elements. But, from time to time, St. Louis provides a nice day in January to get outside and grab some portraits. This day happened to be one of those glorious Spring days in the heart of winter.

We had chosen to have the portraits of the Arnett family in the Missouri Botanical gardens when their session was scheduled; because we thought the weather would be unpleasant in January. We lucked out! So after taking a few inside we ventured outside to soak up the sun!

Check out the looks! I love this picture on so many levels!

The Arnett family is such an endearing family. The kind of family that you feel their quiet support of you. The kind of family everyone should be friends with. Don't you just feel that from the image above?

A dad and his boys!

I tend to prefer the un-posed pictures because I feel that they tell the whole story. The ins and outs of their relationships. You really get to know them. You, my faithful readers, may not know this family, but you can sure see the love!

"There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and a son" -Author Unknown

"Son, you'll outgrow my lap, but never my heart." - Author Unknown

We were able to travel through the gardens to find some spots that showed us a bit of color during these dreary months of winter. The Missouri Botanical Gardens didn't let us down!

Arnett family, I cannot wait to watch these boys grow. Let's just pray it isn't too fast!