Newborn Photography Edwardsville, IL

About Willow & Mohr

Newborn photography by Nichole and Heather at Willow & Mohr

Nichole Kolb

With the support of my family and friends, I chose to leave a successful career as a paralegal after 20 years to pursue my dream of being a photographer. Several factors attributed to me building up the courage to make this life change. My twins, Dylan and Stephanie, were in their senior year of high school and I couldn’t believe how quickly the time flew by!

Meanwhile, after years of infertility and uncertainty, my husband and I were blessed with the birth of our son, Knox. Seeing how fast the time went with my twins, I wanted to take this new opportunity I was given to document everything about this new chapter in our lives. So I began picking up my camera daily and, thankfully, my journey has led me here.

While I always had a love for imagery, I began to realize I really wanted to create beautiful images. I knew immediately what I wanted to photograph….pregnancy, birth, newborn and baby’s first year. My love for babies and photography has brought me to an incredible place. I am blessed to share this exciting time with my clients and wake up every day doing something I love so much.

Having two adult children, I know firsthand how quickly our children grow up. So cliche’, but seriously where does the time go? All I have now are memories and photographs from their childhood. As a mother, I can promise you, one day you will be so thankful for those photographs.

Nichole has been on the cover of The Milky Way Newborn Posing Guide, seen in TAoPaN Magazine,  featured in Shutter Magazine multiple times and has been named one of St. Louis’ Best Newborn Photographers in multiple consecutive years.  Nichole prioritizes safety above all else with newborn photography.  She has been certified by APNPI for newborn photography safety.  

Nichole Kolb Edwardsville St. Louis Family Photographer
Heather Mohr St. Louis Edwardsville Family Photographer

Heather Mohr

I have been in the business of photography since 2014, and have loved every minute. I also have a B.S. in Economics and an M.A. in Human Resource Management, and had a progressive career in the field of HR for over 12 years, alongside running a photography business. In addition to photographing people’s families, I am passionate about personal development and growth, both in myself and others. 

I believe parenthood is the most life-changing adventure any person will ever experience. As a parent myself, I understand how fleeting time is. You want to remember every single detail, from fuzzy ears to tiny toes, to how perfectly your baby fit in your arms. My goal is not merely that of being your photographer, but to be your family’s visual storyteller, giving you a documented history for generations to come.

I enjoy donating my spare time to charitable organizations, particularly those that involve supporting families facing baby loss, NICU stays, and childhood cancer (Gold Hope Project). I have given birth to 4 amazing babies. However, my first, Madelyn, was only with our family for a short time. It was that loss that taught me documenting the dearest moments of life and, most importantly, documenting love.

It is often our photos and videos that become our memories. They enhance what time tends to dull. Photography gives the gift of never forgetting the details.