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Welcome to Offshoots Photography, a supreme choice for natural light portrait photography in the St. Charles county, Chesterfield, MO and surrounding areas!


I am Sheila Ziff, the owner and photographer of Offshoots Photography. I invite you to check out my portfolio, and read on to learn more about me and my services.


Does this sound like you?

  • I don’t have the time or energy to get my family together and coordinated for a portrait session.
  • I don’t know what we would wear.
  • The kids wouldn’t sit still for all the ice cream in the world.
  • I don’t know what to expect.
  • I don’t know where we should have them taken.
  • I wouldn’t know how to act or pose.
  • It’s too expensive.

That is okay. I get that you are apprehensive. Investing your time, energy, and resources into a portrait session can feel overwhelming. However, let me let you in on a secret…I do all of the work so you can enjoy the experience! Let me say that again, I do all of the work, so you can enjoy the experience!

Starting with a brief pre-session consultation, I will answer any questions you may have and provide suggestions you would like for everything from outfit and location ideas to tips for handling kid related issues that may or may not arise to addressing all of your fears and concerns.

We will also discuss any special requests you may have and I will make sure to have a plan in place to meet those wishes come session day.

During a typical photo session, we will spend 30-60 minutes together as I capture posed and candid images of you and your loved ones while you all relax and just have fun with one another.

Soon after, we’ll come together for your gallery reveal and ordering consultation, where I will help you step by step as you decide which prints you would like. I will even have my tape measure handy so we can determine the best size products for each area of your home if you’d like. It will be fun and super easy!

My availability is open and flexible, and should easily fit into your family’s schedule. I space out my sessions in order to provide each of my clients with a boutique-like experience, which means I allow enough time to provide you with the greatest customer service and the best quality images.

Unlike other photographers, I do not charge a session fee. What I ask for prior to our session is a non-refundable retainer fee to reserve your session time and date, which can later be applied to your order, saving you potentially hundreds of dollars right out of the gate!

Sheila was THE best! She had the prettiest locations already picked out and captured the EXACT look I wanted. She was also absolutely INCREDIBLE with my very energetic, goofy daughter. Very patient and knew JUST how to get her to cooperate for those perfect shots. She made both my kiddos feel like models!! Definitely recommend! Family portraits are the thing that seems to ALWAYS get out off and forgotten, but it’s something we all need and deserve. So thankful Offshoots Photography captured ours!!

~ Jessica H., O’Fallon, MO

Contact me today to begin planning your session.

Photographically yours,

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