Illinois wedding

Macy & Bobbie Engaged/Belleville Illinois/Jheart Photography

When Macy & Bobbie called me and told me about their plans for an intimate backyard farm wedding, I melted. I am a huge sucker for the small romantic weddings, especially if it’s on gorgeous family farm property where you know it’s safe to have a big party!

These two beauties met while working together, which now days seem extraordinary because seems like everyone is meeting online. The Saturday we worked together was that crazy, 60 degree weekend here in the midwest, confirming how bi-polar midwest weather is! Since it was SO beautiful, we took it to the streets and started off in their town of Belleville. Macy & Bobbie wanted to shoot downtown in the heart of the city for some beautiful urban looks. Downtown Belleville reminded me so much of Historic St. Charles with cobblestone streets, old adorable houses that look so cozy, and a really cute businesses along the main strip. Bar Seven is where we ended, was such a fun dive bar with a super cute alley way, that we obviously took advantage of.

Macy & Bobbie were such a joy to work with and to get to capture their love in my lens. I am stoked to be at their wedding in September. I already feel like one of the family and it makes me even more excited to meet the whole family!

St. Louis Wedding/Wedding Photographer Jheart Photography/ Janelle & Steve Married!!

Janelle is a long time friend whom I met through my ex-husband's military unit. She is one of the few choice woman who helped me get through one of the toughest things I have ever done...deployment. Janelle was one of the few wives that stayed true to herself and her family during that time and it was something that helped keep me grounded. I was MORE than excited when Janelle asked me to capture their small intimate family wedding at their HOME just outside of St. Louis! How different and fun is that!?! Their huge yard is the perfect place for an intimate outdoor wedding. It was probably the most relaxed wedding I have ever been too and it was perfect. Janelle & Steve not only have love for each other, but they are now a family with 7 kids and you can tell through these pictures that they all have so much love for each other.