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St. Charles Photographer/St. Charles Wedding Photographer/Jennifer & Alex 5 years

A few years after I started my business Jennifer asked me to shoot their wedding. It wasn't just any wedding either, it would have been the first paid wedding in my career. It was this wedding that made me fall in love with weddings. The details, the excitement, the hustle, I really fell in love with all aspects. 

So naturally I was so excited when she asked me to shoot their 5 year anniversary back in beautiful Herman where they got married. We went to the Herman Hill Inn, Cottages, & Vineyards which is an adorable place to stay on top of the hill. It was so great to see these two still so happy in love. They have expanded now and have a little 3 year old boy name Lucas who I am dying to meet. Thank you so much Alex & Jennifer, it was amazing to see you and even more of a blessing to get to capture the love you two have for each other. 

St. Charles Family Photographer/ Family Photographer Jheart Photography/ Quail Ridge Park Jasmine, Andrew, & Mr. Nash

I met Jasmine when she won a St. Charles based contest I did years ago for a maternity give back session. That session is still one of my favorite maternity sessions I have done to date. Naturally I was beyond excited when she asked me to capture their first family photos together! We went back to where the maternity pictures where at Quail Ridge Park in St. Charles because it has the most amazing sunset backdrop. Nash just turned 2 and he definitely reminded me what it is like to have a toddler around again because he is ON THE MOVE! Loved getting to see his bright outgoing personality and the love his Mama & Dad have for him <3

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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.


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