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Audrey & Mwinzi ~ Marry Me Cottage/St. Charles Wedding Photographer

This year I have developed a love for small intimate weddings. 

Audrey & Mwinizi's day is at the top of the list. Marry Me Cottage in O'fallon is the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony. You pull up to a beautiful open garden filled with so many colorful flowers. Audrey & Mwinizi chose to get married in the back garden surrounded by beautiful white flowers and beautiful green foliage. Audrey walked into what seemed like a secret garden. 

Watching these two connect at the alter, was the most romantic moment I have ever witnessed behind my lens. They really didn't need 150 guests, they just needed each other and it was beautiful. 

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. 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 Photographer/St. Louis Photographer/Jessica & "Bean"

I almost couldn't contain my excitement when Jessica messaged me with her Mommy & Me session idea. How can you NOT love Tutu's & Heels & Cowgirl boots?? 

Jessica is an amazing Mama. She is rocking is single Mama life with a beautiful little girl whom she nicknamed "Bean"! (I love the nickname!)  The joy from the session really filled my heart with so much happiness. I love when clients come up with amazing ideas that bring their personality to the shoot!

St. Charles Photographer/Columbia Photographer/Landry - Newborn

RC & Lauren have prayed for sweet Baby Landry for a few years. You can tell how big of a miracle he is in just by the way Lauren looks at him. She has adapted into Motherhood which such patiences and grace. Spending the morning with them reminded me just how beautiful life is through children. 

Landry's nursery was a photographers dream as far as decoration. It was the cutest wilderness/lumberjack theme I have even seen. When my kids where little we did Winnie the pooh and Disney characters, the themes now are just elegant and so unique! 

Thank you Strands for welcoming me into your home to capture this beautiful moment in your life. 

St. Charles Photographer/St.Charles Maternity Photographer/Cormier waiting for baby Jameson

Mac and Erika are an amazing beautiful couple who are enjoying their honeymoon phase by welcoming another little one. They are two extremely passionate people that are going to love this little boy fiercely, just like they do Big Sister Austen. I had an absolutely amazing morning capturing their love and joy for this new addition to their family. It's not often I get a couple that needs no direction in front of the camera. 

I can't wait to meet Mr. Jameson <3

 

 

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Louis Family Photographer/Sophie Lafayette Park

When Sophie walked up with her perfectly colored lace dress and matching flower crown, I knew that we were going to have a beautifully colored photo shoot. The falls leaves with her maroon dress were so good. Sophie really liked the camera too. She had fun while twirling and tickling mom & dad to showing me a very special pet she brought with her for pictures. 

Thank you Mom for finding me and asking me to capture these for you!

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Autumn & Summer

Autumn & Summer were a wonderful twin sister duo session at Quail Ridge park in St. Charles. Immediately I knew we were going to have so much fun because they way they interact with each other can make anyone giggle and have a good time! I loved the way they made each other laugh!

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 Photographer/St. Charles Family Photographer/Kayla Family

Kayla has been in front of my lens a few times and her family never disappoints. This time I got to meet her side of the family and they are just as much fun as Kayla. I loved that they really wanted fun shots and weren't afraid to be goofy! Grandma is the greatest. When I get older I aspire to be this kind of Grandma. She had me laughing the whole time. Now I see where Kayla gets it!

St. Charles riverfront is always a beautiful spot to take pictures. It was a great setting for the start of fall! The leaves really are starting to change and it makes me ready to break out boots, pumpkins, and flannel! 

These pictures should really make you smile!