Family baby children photography

Nola has been a Columbia, MO family, baby, and children photographer for over 20 years!  Make your appointment now with Creations by Nola Photography by calling 573.489.6655.  

Your family is constantly changing and always busy. Don’t forget to take the time to have professional photos taken to document all the changes. Need pictures for a special occasion with extended family and grandparents? Finally time for a simple and elegant immediate family portrait? Call and make an appointment today at 573.489.6655 or email at

As a professional photographer, Nola is very personable and full of life!  Patience, patience, patience! When it comes to children, especially the really young ones, you can never have enough patience, and that is especially true when taking their pictures. I love working with little guys and gals and capturing their spirit, their essence. Its amazing how their personality develops at such a young age and I take my time c that.  I carry toys and will utilize Smarties if its ok with the parents.  I will use anything I can find useful to help with a grin and smile while taking their pictures.  First and foremost, I want the session to be fun for everyone!  I love making people laugh and smile and tell me that I made the photo session more enjoyable than they imagined! 

We specialize in on-location photography sessions.  Babies and newborns are always more comfortable at home.  For children and family pictures, Mid-Missouri has so many beautiful outdoor locations that it only makes sense to take advantage of those.  Some of the places include Rockbridge State Park, Capen Park, Shelter Gardens, Stephens Lake, Mizzou columns, the State Capitol and the Governors’ Gardens.


The attention should be on the person or persons being photographed and not on the clothing.  Please coordinate and choose carefully.  Neutral colors work best and should have a timelessness to them.  Avoid logos and loud colors as they distract from the subject.  Babies and newborns usually photograph best in minimal clothing and a diaper with a cover works the best.  When more than one person is clothing styles, colors and tones should match to be sure that attention is not drawn to the clothing instead of the people.  Choose color coordinated, non distracting outfits such as: white shirts and jeans or khakis, black shirts and jeans or khakis, or matching colors of the same tonality


Sittings usually around $25 per hour during the week, $50 on the weekends. Please allow at least an hour.  Usually, digital images may be bought outright for $30 each or all of them for $350.00.  If enlargements and other prints are desired, they may be purchased through Creations by Nola Photography and for prices and options, please go to Reorder Pricing  All prints and enlargements ordered through Creations by Nola are professionally edited and retouched and then printed at Millers Professional Imaging.  Need someone added or eyes opened or braces removed?  No problem!  If Nola is not able to photoshop these herself, her lab will gladly do so.