Baby Boy

St. Charles Family Photographer/Jogerst New Addition!!!

I had the joy of meeting and working with the Jogerst family while Katie was pregnant with Mr. Nathan. This time I was welcomed into their home for an adorable family session with now 3mth old Mr. Nathan and spunky big brother Nick, who always reminds me I should be working out more, esp in the cardio department! 

I love this session and the cozy feel to their home. If you have been a JHP follower, you also know I am a huge sucker for doggies in family pictures....

 

St. Charles Newborn Photographer/Newborn Photographer/Jameson Patrick

Erika & Mac finally got to meet handsome Mr. Jameson Patrick after waiting a few days past due. I believe he has been nicknamed "Buck" by family and it is perfection with his adorable nursery. Austen is so proud to be a big sister that she did a sweet dance for me! We also got to hang out in her room and look at all her toys. Where when I asked if I could move it, she said, "You should just stick to your house." HAHAHAHA I love kids.  While shooting Austen cuddling her brand new baby brother with so much love, admiration, innocence and protection my gushy heart melted. It's going to be such a blessing to watch these two grow into best friends over the next year. 

Congrats Cormier family. He is perfect & I just adore your amazing family. 

St. Charles Photographer/Columbia Photographer/Landry - Newborn

RC & Lauren have prayed for sweet Baby Landry for a few years. You can tell how big of a miracle he is in just by the way Lauren looks at him. She has adapted into Motherhood which such patiences and grace. Spending the morning with them reminded me just how beautiful life is through children. 

Landry's nursery was a photographers dream as far as decoration. It was the cutest wilderness/lumberjack theme I have even seen. When my kids where little we did Winnie the pooh and Disney characters, the themes now are just elegant and so unique! 

Thank you Strands for welcoming me into your home to capture this beautiful moment in your life. 

St. Charles Photographer/St.Charles Maternity Photographer/Cormier waiting for baby Jameson

Mac and Erika are an amazing beautiful couple who are enjoying their honeymoon phase by welcoming another little one. They are two extremely passionate people that are going to love this little boy fiercely, just like they do Big Sister Austen. I had an absolutely amazing morning capturing their love and joy for this new addition to their family. It's not often I get a couple that needs no direction in front of the camera. 

I can't wait to meet Mr. Jameson <3

 

 

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Louis Family Photographer/Jogerst Family Quail Ridge Park

The Jogerst family is getting ready to go from a family of 3 to a family of 4 weighing heavy on the boy side. That's right, Another baby brother is due in February! We were worried we were going to get rained out, but for the 30minutes we met up for, it was the most gorgeous sky the whole time. We even started to sweat a bit! So thankful Mother Nature held out! 

Isn't Nick's smile the best?

 

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Baby Harrison

Meet Mr. Harrison. Born on Friday October 13th. He has worked really hard to get here, and then at the last minute decided he was going to change his mind. Danielle had a quick amazing 6hour labor, hours of pushing, to find out Harrison was trying to come out back first causing for a c-section. Danielle didn't take to the numbing medicine so she ended up missing the first 45 minutes of Harrison's life. But he is here, and she could not be anymore excited. I think she is equally as excited to eat sweet again as while she was pregnant she had gestational diabetes. 

So welcome Mr. Harrison. I know your Mommy & Daddy are over the moon to have you here. 

St. Charles Newborn Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Waylon Newborn

Waylon is going to be one of those little ones that always hold a special place in my heart. Watching him join the world and getting to capture that moment was so amazing. This time, as the Stevens invited me into their home, I got to meet big sister! She is 4 years worth of amazing and loves her little brother to pieces. She instantly wanted to show me everything little brother had and really welcomed me into their life. It was so wonderful to see how much she truly loved this new piece of her life.

Waylon's room was decorated with coloring pages that look like old American style tattoos! Which I learned during the shoot that Dad used to be a tattoo artist. Loved it! Just wait until you see the adorable outfit Mom picked for him that matches his room!

Watching this new family of 4 snuggle up on the couch really reminding why I love what I do. It's moments like this that are so incredible you just don't ever want to forget them. 

St. Charles Photographer/St. Charles delivery photographer/Welcome to the world baby Waylon

Capturing a birth is one of the most amazing things someone can ask me to be apart. Hanging out with a couple while they wait one of the most sentimental moments of their life is a huge honor.

I knew I was going to love these two when I walked in and they were rocking out to music while they attempted to get more sleep. Erica let me know about 6:30pm that she had already been in labor for about 13 hrs & they were still not quite ready to go to the hospital. Then around 9:30 she let me know they were headed to the hospital since the contractions were 5 minutes apart. Unfortunately the hospital sent her home because she was still only 2cm dilated. So the story goes...she went home, took a shower, some Benadryl...got out of the shower...and water broke! Back to the hospital they went at about midnight! 

I got the call to finally join them at 4am, when she hit 8cm and the nurses felt like he was going to be coming pretty quickly at that point. However handsome Mr. Waylon was NOT ready....he spent another 4.5 hours inching his way out. With the final push that brought him into the world, he barely cried, he just snuggled right up to Mom. I am so excited to get to see them all again soon to shoot his newborn pictures so make sure you keep an eye out for that!

St. Charles Photographer/St. Charles Maternity Photographer/Chuck, Brooke, & Jasper + Baby

Brooke is one of the cutest pregnant women I have got to photograph and I think the best part is, she is kind of shy in front of the camera. Plus she picked my favorite colors for their outfits and my favorite location Quail Ridge Park in St. Charles. In October she, her fiancé Chuck, and their first born Jasper will be welcoming Sonny, a nice little brother for Sir Jasper to play with. I hands down think Jasper is going to be the BEST big brother ever. As soon as I told Jasper to run for a minute while I shot Mom & Dad, he took off so fast and did NOT want to come back!! HAHA But then he would shoot that million dollar cutest little boy smile and my camera would go crazy. 

This growing family is definitely now one of my favorite families to shoot. They were sweet, they laughed, they played, they hugged, they are everything a photographer wants to shoot. Thank you so much Chuck & Brooke for asking me to capture this special moment in your life.

St. Charles Photographer/St Charles Wedding Photographer/ Danielle Devin Maternity Film

Since I am new to the film world, I haven't started including them in the original shoots blog. I wait, so that I can really share the film part. These few shots have my heart....The color , the lighting, the grain...all of it. I love them. I am excited to print so of these to have on hand to show clients. St. Charles really does not have a lot of film photographers so I am really excited to start adding this to the Jheart Photography creatives. 

Again as I photographer I am blessed to have Devin & Danielle has clients, and I really can not wait to meet their little boy! Curve River State Park in St. Charles/Troy was a perfect spot for sunset. I'm so glad the rain ruined our first location! Sometimes Mother Nature knows what she is doing for us photographers.