St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Louis Family Photographer/Lyla is 1 in a Melon!

When to very lovely, kind, beautiful people create life, you get a beautiful smiley baby girl. Sweet Lyla and her watermelon cake covered face I think really speak for themselves in this session. I couldn't contain myself when Mom told me she wanted to do a 1st birthday cake smash with watermelon!! I am now ready for long summer nights and yummy treats! 

Happy First Birthday Lyla!

St. Charles Wedding photographer/St. Louis wedding Photographer/Dee & Carl Engagement Main Street St. Charles

Historic Main Street in St. Charles Missouri is always a beautiful stage for pictures. Dee & Carl illuminated it even more during their session. They way they make each other laugh and care for their sweet Pup made this session one to remember. 

I am really excited to hear the details of their big day, but in the mean time they are really enjoying traveling and just being engaged. Makes my heart melt! I hope you love this session as much as I did! Especially the delicious sweet treat at the end! Riverside Sweets on Main Street is a must stop if you are ever in the area.

 

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Louis Family Photographer/Mollie & Henry : Mommy & Me Session

Mollie was one of my best friends in 4th grade, Mrs. Clark's class, we go very far back. Seeing her now, as a mother, to beautiful Mr. Henry whom had my heart from the moment I saw those cheeks, really brought me so much joy. I even got to see her Mom, who used to be my Girl Scout leader! 

Henry is a baby that you just want to kiss those cheeks and chubby toes! He is not only head over heels for Mama, but Grammy can make him giggle so good! Henry is 6 months worth of love and laughter. 

St. Charles Senior Photographer/St. Louis Senior Photographer/Makayla Senior 2018

If you want to meet someone who is full of smiles and ambition, MaKayla is your gal. After high school she plans to map her future to become an archaeologist! She is kind, funny, as well as beautiful and I loved my time hanging out with her. Plus, as you know, anyone that brings a Pup to their shoot, is instantly a friend. Taco was a little excited for his first behind camera's scene, but he rocked it and loved all the hugs, cuddles, and kisses!

MaKayla, I really hope your last few days of high school are memorable and that you never strive for anything short of greatness. 

St. Louis Wedding Photographer/St. Charles Wedding Photographer/Sparks Wedding: The Corner Gates

Jen messaged me through a mutual friend in regards to shooting their wedding day. Their wedding day was the first time I met them or worked with them. Upon finally getting to meet them I was instantly put at ease. Their smiles were HUGE the entire day, they went with the ultimate flow of a crazy wedding day with grace and Jen even stated at one point, "Today is already amazing, because I am marrying this guy". Does it get any better than that? 

The Corner Gates is a perfect hidden event room off Cherokee in St. Louis Mo. The intimate feel as soon as you walk in really sets the pace for a romantic wedding. I have to confess when I go to wedding I always seem to remember the meal, and the food was outstanding! 

I know that Jen & Mike are going to celebrate a great life together and I really can't wait to see what this life brings them.

Dress: The Ultimate Bride

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Louis Family Photographer/Stephens Family

Despite Mr. Grant showing up with pants covered in water, from an exciting ride to the park, the Stephens family were a joy to capture. Mom says he is a serious little boy so smiles weren't easy, but as soon as Mom & Dad started the tickles all was well! 

Lafayette Park is really starting to look gorgeous with color! I can not wait for all the spring colors to emerge!!

St. Charles Photographer/St. Louis Photographer/Jessica & "Bean"

I almost couldn't contain my excitement when Jessica messaged me with her Mommy & Me session idea. How can you NOT love Tutu's & Heels & Cowgirl boots?? 

Jessica is an amazing Mama. She is rocking is single Mama life with a beautiful little girl whom she nicknamed "Bean"! (I love the nickname!)  The joy from the session really filled my heart with so much happiness. I love when clients come up with amazing ideas that bring their personality to the shoot!

St. Charle Senior Photographer/St. Louis Senior Photographer/Jozie at Missouri Botanical Gardens

I was beyond excited when showing up to the Missouri Botanical Gardens to see all of the gorgeous spring colors and flowers. Jozie is getting ready to leave her senior year and head to Ole Miss in the fall. I asked Mom what her plans were after the house was quiet, to which she replied, "Live!" HAHAHAHAHA

Jozie also brought her handsome boyfriend Rob to the session and watching them together was just wonderful. They have been together since Freshman year and plan to stay together while attending schools in separate states. I am totally routing for these two because they are so sweet to each other and the smiles don't lie!

Jozie I hope you have an amazing last few weeks and an outstanding Freshman year in college! 

St. Charles Senior Photographer/St. Louis Senior Photographer/ Cameron Senior

The only thing I remember from high school is cheerleading and being being horribly awkward. The big hair, no idea how to do make-up, and no fashion sense what so ever. Meeting seniors this year has really blown my mind how handsome and runway ready they all are, but I have been having a blast with all of them. 

This time The Landing in St. Louis Missouri provided our back drop to show case Mr. Cameron. Cameron is looking forward to attending SIUE in the fall. He plans to pursue engineering, but until then is rocking the last 19 days of his high school career. Cameron is a handsome, polite young man who I am so lucky I got to meet and work with. I can't wait to hear what he does in this world. 

St. Charles Wedding Photographer/St. Louis Wedding Photographer/Melanie & Corey Engagement

Melanie & Corey rocked this engagement session. Bowood Farms in St. Louis Missouri was a gorgeous back drop to make up for this unpredictable Missouri weather. I loved seeing green things in pictures again! 

I had so much fun working with Melanie & Corey. The way Corey makes her giggle, made my heart smile. I met Corey in high school and absolute love who chose for a partner in life. Melanie is so sweet and full of smiles. They are going to have an unbelievable summer wedding.