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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/Baby Harrison

Meet Mr. Harrison. Born on Friday October 13th. He has worked really hard to get here, and then at the last minute decided he was going to change his mind. Danielle had a quick amazing 6hour labor, hours of pushing, to find out Harrison was trying to come out back first causing for a c-section. Danielle didn't take to the numbing medicine so she ended up missing the first 45 minutes of Harrison's life. But he is here, and she could not be anymore excited. I think she is equally as excited to eat sweet again as while she was pregnant she had gestational diabetes. 

So welcome Mr. Harrison. I know your Mommy & Daddy are over the moon to have you here. 

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Andrea Family

Andrea, DJ, Olivia, & Maddy are an incredibly sweet family. We met up in St. Charles at my favorite spot Quail Ridge Park for so fun fall pictures. Surprisingly though...Mother Nature gave us a day that felt more like end of June summer heat, but these guys still had fun and rocked their shoot. 

America The Beautiful

The past few years I have not went to see fireworks because I am not a huge fan of the noise and my youngest son really doesn't like them, but this year I went to our local town Wright City's Firework display. It reminded me of how much I love the fact that to celebrate our Freedom and the people who fought for it, we blow things up! Seems like such irony in that and I love it. I love the colors, the applause, the sparkle, and the looks on little kids faces as they explode. For some reason it really makes my heart burst with pride to be apart of this country. So in true photographer fashion...i snapped a few pictures of the fireworks before the smoke took over. Of course I had to do smoke bomb and sparkler pictures because as a photographer I would feel incomplete had I not.

Happy Fourth of July!!!

St. Charles Maternity Photographer/Maternity Photographer Jheart Photography/Ashley, Frank, Annie, and Baby Girl #2

St. Charles Maternity Photographer/Maternity Photographer Jheart Photography/Ashley, Frank, Annie, and Baby Girl #2

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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 Photographer/Family Photographer Jheart Photography/Nora Turns 1

Miss Nora....Wow, what a sweet little girl. I have had the pleasure of taking pictures for the Tierney family for about 3 years now and every session seems to get better than the first. They love the St. Charles riverfront so we frequent there a lot for pictures. All four of their daughters have been behind my lens and they always impress me with their smiles and uniqueness. Miss Nora is definitely an great addition to the clan, she is sweet, loves her Mama, adores her sisters, and LOVES DONUTS! Can't get much better than that right!

 

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St Charles Newborn Photographer/Family Photographer Jheart Photography/Ashlie & Baby Maverick

Ashlie messaged me while she was pregnant with Mr. Maverick to document his birth, well as luck would have it she went into labor while I was on my honeymoon. I was so bummed that I missed it but we found another way for me to finally meet this handsome fella. Ashlie wanted to do an amazing & special gift for Maverick's first father's day & I think she had the perfect idea! I will never say no to capturing a moment for a gift and this was is just too special. We met up at Quail Ridge Park in St. Charles, one of my favorites, to shoot this amazing love between Mama & Baby.

One thing she said was that this is the moment she has waited a long time for, being a mother is the only thing her heart has ever really desired. Taking him home from the hospital was almost unbelievable, and then to wake up to him everyday and just get to be his Mom...

This session really made my heart smile....

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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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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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