engagment

Amanda & Christina Engaged ~ Blanchette Park/St. Charles Wedding Photographer

Going into an engagement session where I haven't met the couple yet, makes me probably about as nervous as getting in front of the camera. Amanda & Christina however, were perfection. Watching them interact & constantly make each smile made my heart so happy. Blanchette Park in St. Charles did it again by providing an outstanding back drop for this session. 

I am so excited these ladies are in the 2019 JHP wedding line up. I know their day is going to be one to remember and a whole lot of fun!

St. Charles Photographer/St. Charles Family Photographer/Cherish & Steve 1 year

Cherish is my "best good friend"...said in my best Forest Gump voice. She is the kindest most genuine person I know. I don't think words can express how beautiful it is to see her happy in love. Bonus points because Steve is so good to her and an amazing man. I was beyond excited to shoot these. We even had an adorable doggie crash the party! 

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 Styled Shoot at The White Owl

This was my first ever styled shoot and I have to admit I might be addicted. Getting all the details together, low pressure to get amazing shots, and just laid back fn. It also totally helps that Megan & Tyler are so happy in love that it burst through my camera. I met Megan through a job as well as college quite a few years ago. Seeing her grown up and happy in love was such a blessed bonus to this shoot. Tyler is hilarious and constantly made her laugh, which always rocks pictures. 

I also need to thank the amazing hair & makeup gal Amanda Darby Bluestein with The Maplewood Beauty Bar Salon. Her skills behind the chair never fail. Seriously look her up if you are in need of wedding hair and make-up. She will take care of you! 

Thank you so much to The White Owl for allowing us to use your beautiful venue.

Disclaimer...this is a style shoot...the couple pictured did NOT get married :-)

St. Charles Wedding Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Stacy & Brandon Engaged - Busch Wildlife

I had the pleasure of doing Stacy's senior pictures a few years back and last night I had the joy of doing her engagement pictures to her high school sweetheart Brandon. They were so sweet and so much fun to work with especially since they needed no prompting when it came to the snuggling, kisses, and even giggles! Their June wedding is going to be absolutely gorgeous.

Congratulations Stacy & Brandon!

St. Charles Engagement Photographer/Engagment Photographer Jheart Photography/Kim & Randy

Kim & Randy started their love story by becoming neighbors! They currently live right next door to each other and I believe the rest is history. They are planning their wedding for June 2018 and are using The White Owl in Wright City. I was so excited when they told me this because that is where I got married in May 2017 and it was the perfect venue. So when they said they wanted to do their engagement pictures here WITH their pups I was double excited!

Kim & Randy are both super sweet & pair so well together. Kim likes to laugh and Randy has a great smile once you crack him. We had fun dancing & chasing the dogs for that epic family picture HAHAHA. Tiger and Bella definitely rule the roost at this house, but with good reason because look how stinkin adorable they are!

I am so excited to spend your special day with you next year!

 

Jheart Photography St. Charles Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer