Kairos Studios is owned and operated by Brittany + Michael Smith, founders of Kairos Photography + Films, and is located at 812 S. Main St., in the heart of historic St. Charles, MO.

We are a natural light studio with large windows, white walls, ten-foot ceilings, a seating lounge, table and chairs for client meetings or co-working, a small kitchenette, and views of Main Street and the Riverfront. We also have backdrops and small props available for use during your rental. Take advantage of our wide-open shooting space for indoor sessions, wedding day prep, or small gatherings. Step onto the brick steps in front of our iconic blue door into the character and charm of Main or take your clients to the Missouri Riverfront and Frontier Park to finish off your time together! 

Our hope is that this will become a hub for creatives + the community as we open our doors for photography + videography, content creation, creative co-working, and community events.  



Hey, y'all! I'm Britt Smith. I've been a photographer in the St. Louis area for more than a decade and I know that indoor spaces with good light are hard to come by! I'm a full-time creative, but I'm also mom to four wild littles, so I understand that time and money are two of our most valuable resources!

When you rent from Kairos Studios you'll get access to an affordable indoor spot in a prime location with bonus perks along the way. Plus, I'm here to champion your creative endeavors along the way! 

About the owner

Once your date is reserved, we'll connect to start chatting about possible locations for your session. We generally recommend choosing one location and if it's a place you haven't been before, it might be helpful to visit during the time our session will take place.

That way you have an idea of the light, crowds, closing time, etc! If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let us know because we would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!


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If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

We put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)


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On the day of your session, we'll connect to make sure the weather still looks like it's going to corporate. We'll exchange numbers and finalize our meeting location. Please plan for your session to take about two hours from start to finish. 

The SEssion

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All images from our sessions are typically delivered within about two weeks of the shoot date via an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download images to share on social media. 

Your gallery will remain active for six weeks. 


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We are proud to offer our clients a variety of ways to turn their images into keepsakes. Wall-mounted canvas prints to decorate your home, beautiful handmade albums and more. 

And we offer a lifetime guarantee on all our products so you never have to worry about the quality of your investments fading over time! What a special way to remember this season you’re in!


All studio memberships include:
-A designated number of hours in the studio
-Access to the studio calendar
-No minimum booking time
-Use of backdrops, props, furniture, and themed setups
-Use of kitchenette and access to coffee maker, drink fridge, etc. 
-Private parking
-Free entry to creative co-working days
-3-month commitment with month-to-month options after that
-Can book additional studio time at a discounted rate

Studio memberships

2 hour minimum
$400 - 4 hours
$750 - full day

weekend rental

1 hour minimum
$325 - 4 hours
$600 - full day

Weekday rental

All rentals include access to our natural light studio and use of all furniture and backdrops.


*All event rentals will be charged a cleaning fee of $50.

Includes all of the membership benefits, plus:
-up to 12 hours of studio time
-no minimum booking time (can reserve 1 hour at a time or all hours at once)
-30% discount on additional studio time

Tier three

tier two

Includes all of the membership benefits, plus:
-up to 5 hours of studio time
-no minimum booking time (can reserve 1 hour at a time or all hours at once)
-15% discount on additional studio time

Tier one

Membership Tiers

Includes all of the membership benefits, plus:
-up to 8 hours of studio time
-no minimum booking time (can reserve 1 hour at a time or all hours at once)
-20% discount on additional studio time




Studio Booking Calendar 


A membership program for creatives of all types including networking + collaboration opportunities, creative co-working, workshops, and community events.

Stay tuned for details.

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, we take photos for a living and we even feel like a deer in the headlights when we're in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. We're well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 

We're Awkward and my kids don't sit still.

No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule.

Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 


Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images. 

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format. 

How will we receive our photos?

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CONtact Britt

Please send an email to Britt at brittany@kairosphotographystl.com with dates and details of your rental and anything else we should know.
We can't wait to see what you create in the studio!

or start your membership