Our Family Sessions start at $99, and we offer packages that include digital images of your shoot. Click the link at the bottom of the page for the full pricing guide. Scroll down for more info.

It’s getting easier and easier to take great pictures of your family yourself. 

But what happens when you want to be in those photos too? You hire a photographer - that’s what I do.

Of course, we will get some posed photos of your family, but it’s often the moments in between the poses where you will see emotional connections. Focusing on interactions between family members can produce some amazing results.

By making you feel comfortable in front of the camera, we won’t need to fake emotions. They will come naturally. Natural beauty is best.


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"Mike was fantastic to work with. We took pictures with our two dogs, and Mike and his wife were very helpful in helping handle them, which was a big relief and made the whole session a lot easier. The pictures were beautiful, and Mike was able to capture everyone's good side. Would recommend to anyone looking for professional photos, be it a wedding, engagement, family gathering, or just some nice looking photos."


“What an amazing experience working with Mike at Mike Heine Photography. He was able to capture our daughter and her personality perfectly. He made everyone (including my husband who does NOT like having his photo taken) feel comfortable and calm. He was easy going and laid back but also incredibly professional and dedicated. We get our photos taken every year and these are by far some of our favorites. Our family highly recommends Mike Heine for your portraits!!”


On a blustery, frigid, gray day in March Mike met us at Creve Coeur Park to take family photos while our kids and grandkids were in town. I wasn't very optimistic about what we would get. We were blown away with the resulting photos. Mike has a great eye for location, posing and capturing the perfect shot. We couldn't be more pleased.

In addition, Mike is a delight to work with; extremely pleasant, patient. gentle and easy going with all the people he is working with.

I give him a 10 out of 5 rating. Have him shoot your photos - you will be so glad you did!!!


“Mike Heine Photography was amazing. We did family pictures, with a two year old, and he was so patient. Our photos turned out amazing. Looks like we finally found our family photographer! I Would highly recommend, 5 stars for professionalism, quality, and kindness.”



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About Mike Heine

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Hi! I’m Mike and I’m a relaxed family photographer in the beautiful city of Maryland Heights, but I work all over the St. Louis area.

I live in a cozy house with my family.

My favorite things in the world are gardening and DIY projects, and when I’m not shooting you’ll find me planting veggies in the garden. I couldn’t live without tea, granola bars, and my iPhone. I spend a lot of time with my kids and nothing makes me happier than cooking up new recipes.

My love of art is what got me into family photography. I’ve been a photographer for four years and I absolutely love it. My photography style is relaxed and laid back. I just love capturing all the special and happy moments for my awesome families, and the best thing about being a family photographer is that I get to capture beautiful memories and enjoy my clients’ reactions when they first see their finished photos.

You’re looking for a photographer who will make the shoot fun and easy, won’t make you pose awkwardly and can capture your family’s awesomeness – and that’s what I do!

Your shoot is all about making memories and spending quality time together. Whether it’s your first family photoshoot or your annual portraits, I promise you’ll enjoy yourselves and have those precious memories captured forever.

Family shoots take place  in a local park or anywhere you'd like and last 30 minutes to 2 hours.

If this sounds like you, then get in touch to book your family shoot!

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