kid photography

Cormier Family - Jameson 4mth/St. Charles Photographer/Blanchette Park St. Charles

The Cormier family has been with Jheart since Austen was born and watching her grow into a kid really has me in a fit of giggles. Now with the addition of Jameson, her pinchable cheeked baby brother, I almost can't handle editing their albums. His looks of "What in the world have I gotten into" and her free spirit had me laughing so hard I had to video flipping through the images to their Mom! All laughs aside, Jameson is perfection. A chubby, bald, cheeky smiled bundle of perfection. Can you believe the flowers at Blanchette Park in St. Charles??? I love what they have done with the garden area! 

 

St. Charles Photographer/St.Charles Family Photographer/Ellie turns 2

Miss Ellie is one of the cutest tiny humans on the planet. She was a little shy at first with me and then before I knew it she was jumping on the bed and dancing for me. It is incredible to think little miss is 2 now and going to be a big sister! Ellie is going to be amazing at reading books and teaching her little sister to jump and dance! Thank you Remiger family for welcoming me into your home to capture Ellie turning two. I loved the in home session while she played in her room. I can't wait to meet the new addition to your family.

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 Maternity Photographer/Waiting for Baby McKenzie

I love the Doggett's. This family has been with Jheart since the very beginning. I have been around for the engagement, the wedding, Baby Annie, and now Baby MacKenzie! I am so excited that their family is welcoming baby girl #2 in November. Annie is the cutest little girl and absolutely hilarious. She is so full of character! She is going to be an outstanding big sister judging by the way she loves her new kitty! These pictures are one of the reasons I love Quail Ridge Park in St. Charles. The back drops around golden hour are just so beautiful and when you add a baby bump you get dreamy pictures. 

St. Charles Photographer/Hilton Head Island Family Vacation 2017

It has taken me entirely too long to blog this, but here it is finally......

Wow. Our first family vacation as a family of 9. That's a lot to take in. First and foremost though...we survived. We actually did it & survived, plus we had an amazing time. We wave jumped, we shopped, we ate seafood, and we laid by the pool. All for which makes for an amazing vacation. 

I did blog our visit to the Coastal Discovery museum...check it out HERE!

My family owns a beautiful home on the coast of Hilton Head Island and they are amazing enough to offer it out to us for a whole week to stay. Of course as soon as we reached the house we took a walk on the beach...after the crazy storm had passed. Beach storms can be intense and in a matter of minutes!

The second day we enjoyed a beautiful dolphin cruise where we not only saw many dolphins but BABY DOLPHINS! Everything is better in baby form. The girls as you can see wore out easy and got a litttttle hot. So naturally they melted on the boat. The Island Explorer on the Hilton Head salt marsh was a wonderful experience that I encourage anyone who visits the island.

One evening for dinner we ate at a delicious seafood place called The Crazy Crab, which on some evenings they have a lady come and do crab racing! Another than that they also have a TON of homeless cats that come to eat your crab left overs! We only got to see one, but from what I was told there is usually a lot more that hang out around there. The older kids decided to try crab for the first time! Some enjoyed it but Parker was not a fan. Across from the restaurant in the parking lot there was a place with the funniest statues that Gabby decided we needed to do a photo shoot with. You can tell she is my child!

On Wednesday before we left we spent the evening shopping at Coligny Plaza. The kids got to spend their spending money on gifts to bring back home and for Hunter's birthday that we celebrated the 3 older boys (including my husband) got skim boards to try out on the water! Hunter was a natural! He did so good. Parker is more of a perfectionist so it was harder for him to grasp the concept and to give it time. But watching my husband work with him and be patient with him really reminded me of why I love him. My kids are so lucky to have an amazing father as a Step-Dad. 

Hilton Head was an amazing spot for our first family vacation. We really enjoyed our time together and the adventures. I can't wait to book next summers adventure on the beach and adding new excursion to the list. I am seriously DYING to go shark fishing! 

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 Family Photographer/ Family Photographer Jheart Photography/Salman Family

I first meet Yasmin when I did preschool pictures for her son at Good Shepard Preschool in Hazelwood and she immediately wanted to know if I did family portraits! I obviously said, "Of course!". I was so excited to get to work with this family and their 4 kiddos! We headed out to Busch Wildlife in St. Charles to capture these beautiful images.

Zach is the oldest who at 14, & I wasn't surprised that he did not utter one word during the session, yet mastered all of my requests. He also sweetly obliged while the little ones climbed all over him for the group shot! HAHA. Anna is a BEAUTIFUL girl and "Daddy's Little Angel", with the most amazing eyes. For me she was pretty quiet but I have a feeling her and her brother Junior can get into some trouble together. Now, Junior is #3 and he is HILARIOUS! The whole time he was totally cheesing for my camera, which we all know I live for that with kiddos! Lucas was the star of the shoot because we were doubling up and also getting his 1 year birthday pictures done and he is just seriously cute. He loved the grass so much it was hard to grab his attention, but when I did...OH THAT SMILE!!!!!

I hope you love this shoot as much as I did because it really was a lot of fun!

 

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St. Charles Family Photographer/Family Photographer Jheart Photography/Heywood Family

Considering I have a big family myself, I really really enjoy shooting big families. The Heywood's have been clients for a few years, but this time I got to meet their newest addition and he did NOT disappoint! Kellen is absolutely adorable and Mom said, "If you are going to have a surprise addition...they should all be this good!" Historic O'Fallon in the outskirts of St. Charles was a great spot with the old house to capture this adorable family.

They Heywood clan is full of love and laughter and it was an absolute joy to capture them.

 

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