bride & groom

Jared & Cassidy Kilpack Wedding at Oak Ridge Estates Bowling Green Missouri

Spring in the midwest is so unpredictable. Jared called me the Thursday before the wedding because their original venue flooded. I couldn’t believe it! Luckly, God had greater plans to bring these two together because the gorgeous Oak Ridge Estates in Bowling Green Missouri was open and ready to host these two’s perfect day. Even with the venue change so many family & friends came to support their love!

When I first saw Cassidy, she looked nothing short of a Disney princess. Just look this stunning gown by Hayley Paige from Maiden Voyage Bridal. I fell in love with the cascading layers and beaded top. From her shoes to her flower crown she made mouths drop.

Not to mention, I will always love a wedding that serves a good slice of pizza for dinner!

Congratulations Kilpacks! Thank you so much for asking me to capture your first day of forever!

Vendors:

Dress: Maiden Voyage Bridal

Designer: Hayley Paige

Floral: DIY silk

Venue: Oak Ridge Estates

Food: Pizza Hut

Photography: Jheart Photography

Annie & Austin Wedding/New Town St Charles Wedding/St. Charles Wedding Photographer

Annie & Austin’s wedding day was nothing short of magical. The flowers were stunning, Annie’s dress was timeless, and Austin never stopped smiling. The Chapel at New Town is full of beautiful airy light that is every photographer’s dream! I had never shot a wedding here before and I seriously can’t wait to shoot more. The colors around New Town this time of year cast an abundance of beautiful fall colors all around them. New Town really is a gorgeous small town with a community that is like no other. Annie was nervous before walking down the aisle, but as soon as she saw Austin, her smile grew and the whole chapel was in awe, I mean…could she be more stunning?? These also had a party like no other with Annie’s brother’s band rocking the event tent!

Flowers: A moment of Grace

Dress: The Wedding Gallery

Venue: The Chapel at New Town

Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse

Invites: Invitations by Dawn

St. Charles Wedding Photographer/Wright City Wedding Photographer/Pogrelis Wedding

This season is causing me to majorly fall in love with intimate backyard weddings. Whitney & Ben's property was the perfect spot for them to say "I do!" I had so much fun with them and their entire wedding party. 

Have you ever seen a more stunning bride? Whitney in her gorgeous dress that she personalized to her style and the attention to details she put into the whole day really made this wedding beautifully unique. 

Thank you so much Ben & Whitney for asking me to capture these for you. It was such a blessing to be apart of your forever. 

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 Wedding Photographer/Illinois Wedding Photographer/ Gloeckner Wedding

I met Hailey a few years back during another session. Since then I have had the pleasure of working with Hailey & Joe a few times and every session is amazing. Needless to say I was so excited when their wedding day came & I got to capture it. Their ceremony was at a gorgeous historic church called Church of the Holy Family in Chaokia IL. I was instantly in love with the charm of this gorgeous church. After the service we headed to the beautiful Weingarten in Belleville IL. This place had the greatest scenery for a gorgeous spring wedding. 

Congratulations Hailey and Joe. I can't wait to see what this life brings to you.

 

St. Charles Wedding Photographer/Chaumette Vineyards/Chaumette Wedding

Chaumette Vineyards was a gorgeous spot for a beautiful wedding day. The open fields, the grapevines, and the overlook of Missouri is just breath taking as you stand on top of a hill to say your vows. Not only is the wedding venue perfect for your rustic wedding day, Chaumette offers the cutest rental cabins for your bridal weekend stay! 

I loved shooting here and couldn't believe how gorgeous this October wedding was. From the moments of anticipation and getting ready, to that feeling of relief as you see your loved one at  the other end of the aisle. I love capturing weddings. It brings out all the feels for sure. 

St. Charles Wedding Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Hailey & Joe Engaged

I had such a good time with these two. Hailey and Joe have been together for 4 years and are getting ready to experience what the Navy military life has in store. Hopefully he will be done with basic in time for the April wedding! Joe is a more quiet person so I was nervous at first, but then as soon as he started to interact with Hailey, he loosened up and they connect so good. I do believe that Joe's quiet jokes is what keeps Hailey around. Joe is a volunteer firefighter for Dupo IL and when Hailey said she wanted some pictures with the fire trucks I was ready! I love that they added a special touch to their session.

Hailey & Joe's April Wedding is going to be an awesome start to the Jheart 2018 wedding season. Both of them are so sweet that it does not surprise me that they found each other and fell in love. 

St. Charles Wedding Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Cole Wedding Klondike Park

Last year I was asked to capture Josh's proposal to Ms. Sheena and it was BEAUTIFUL down on Main Street in St. Charles. Then, we did another amazing shoot at Busch Wildlife in St. Charles for their engagement pictures. So it would only seem natural to pick another gorgeous location like Klondike Park for their beautiful outdoor wedding. Sheena put so much into every detail of her wedding that it really made my job fun. I love putting all the details together.  Her ring box was one of. my favorite pieces. The dreamsicle favored cake wasn't too shabby either!

It was a great joy to be able to celebrate with them as they joined together as one. They really know how to throw a celebration!

Thank you Josh and Sheena for entrusting me with capturing this amazing day. 

Venue: Klondike Park

Dress: David's Bridal

Designer: OLEG CASSINI

Rings: Hannoush Jewelers

Flowers: BOUQUETSBYKEEPSAKES

Cake: Wedding Wonderland Cakes

Photographer: Jheart Photography

St. Charles Wedding/Wedding Photographer Jheart Photography/Matt & Jenni Wedding!

This wedding that was on the outskirts of St. Charles in Troy Missouri, was full of love, family, & music. Wedding day details are my favorite part of capturing the day. You always know how much love and work went into planning the wedding day by each tiny detail. Plus you learn so much about the couple in all the details. One of the best parts of this wedding is that not only did they join hearts, but they became a family of 7, with their 5 beautiful children. I really enjoyed spending the day with this crew, they made me laugh and they pulled at my heart strings with the love they have for each other, which is always two things I want from a wedding....

Congrats Jenni & Matt! I wish you many years of joy and happiness together.

St. Charles Engagment Photographer/Engagement Photographer Jheart Photography/Samantha & Zack

When I sat down & had coffee with Sam & Zack to talk about their wedding day, I would honestly have NEVER guessed this session would go this way. They were both pretty quiet when it came to chatting about the wedding details and very laid back about the engagement shoot. Needless to say I was over the moon about how these two came to life in front of the camera and just enjoyed having fun with each other. I couldn't tell you how many times I complimented their love for each, it was hard to keep them from kissing and giggling at each other.

Their engagement story starts during a game of Mini Golf and Zack sealed the deal on the 16th hole. It is the cutest engagement story and one she will always cherish. When it came down to a few nights before the session I was thinking....Let's go to Swing Around in St. Charles and recapture the moment! Come to find out they regular Mini Golf places during their time off and they are actually both pretty good at it! Of course we had to do a 16th hole proposal reenactment! Sam was still just as elated! I also learned...he does this EVERY TIME they go play mini golf...can we all say SWOON worthy right there!

Thank you Sam & Zack for having me capture this moment for you. I can't wait to hear more details of your beautiful golf course wedding.

 

Jheart Photography St. Charles Wedding Photographer