St. Charles family photographer

Maverick + Oakley + Watermelon/St. Charles Family Photographer

I have to admit that Maverick walking + some yummy watermelon + their adorable doggie Oakley, made my top 10 favorite shoots. Maverick's wobble walk while trying to stuff his cute cheeks with watermelon was, well....I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Another Quail Ridge shoot for the win!

 

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Charles Cake Smash/Ellie's Wild One Cake Smash!

Wobbly walking one year olds that crush their cake smash are exactly what life is about. Mom had the perfect outfits, with an adorable crown to showcase Ellie's Wild One birthday! After chasing her throw Quail Ridge I can confidently say, she is a "Wild One" & I might need to do more cardio in my spare time......

Quail Ridge park is my absolute favorite park, especially at sunset. They have a few playgrounds, disc golf, and a doggy park!

So I am conducting a poll...anyone else eat cake like this? NO? Just Ellie & I? hmmm...well you are missing out!

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 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 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/MacKenzie 6mth

I absolutely can not believe how quickly my milestone babies grow. MacKenzie has grown into the best cheeky baby I have ever seen. Big sister Annie is also a rockstar with baby sister. I love that I get to see this family every few months to capture these moments and check up with them! Indian Camp Creek Park is such a beautiful location and excitedly starting to turn green!! This was an session that helped me get out of this never ending winter doom....It made me hopefully Spring will be here soon! Now time to check out those cheeks!!

 

St. Charles Wedding Photographer/Warrenton Wedding Photographer/Wyatt Wedding

One of the greatest pleasures of my job is having a bride who is stellar at DIY. Sarah & Ryan's backyard farm wedding was the perfect setting for all of Sarah's gorgeous decoration work. Sometimes meeting a bride & groom for the first time on their wedding day is nerve racking, but after watching Sarah look at Ryan with such love an admiration, I knew this day was going to be perfect. 

When I asked Sarah what they are most excited about it she said this, "We see marriage as a union of two people dedicated to spend their lives together"....and if you really look at their faces in these images, you can see how much love is between them. 

I had a magnificent time hanging out with their families, helping them eat a whole hog roast, and sampling the delicious homemade carrot cake. I mean, how could I not??

This was a perfect day to start your "beginning"

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Amber, Travis, Kenz & Landon - Quail Ridge Park

The Irvin Family has always been a great joy to capture. Quail Ridge Park in Wentzville has been amazing this season, I absolutely love shooting there. I honestly can not believe how grown up and beautiful Miss Kenzie is, I think I first took her pictures when she was 7 or 8! Landon is an such a ham. I always know he is going to make me laugh during our session. This family always does amazing things in front of the camera that it makes my job that much more fun. Plus I think Amber needs to become my personal stylist. Her outfit choices are always so so good!

Irvins I hope you have an amazing holiday season & I can't wait to see you next year!