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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 Newborn Photographer/Newborn Photographer/Jameson Patrick

Erika & Mac finally got to meet handsome Mr. Jameson Patrick after waiting a few days past due. I believe he has been nicknamed "Buck" by family and it is perfection with his adorable nursery. Austen is so proud to be a big sister that she did a sweet dance for me! We also got to hang out in her room and look at all her toys. Where when I asked if I could move it, she said, "You should just stick to your house." HAHAHAHA I love kids.  While shooting Austen cuddling her brand new baby brother with so much love, admiration, innocence and protection my gushy heart melted. It's going to be such a blessing to watch these two grow into best friends over the next year. 

Congrats Cormier family. He is perfect & I just adore your amazing family. 

St. Charles Family Photographer/Phoenix Family Photographer/Stinson Family shoot at White Tank Mountains Arizona

Megan is a very near and dear friend to me. Recently she relocated to Phoenix for a better job for her husband so I decided I was going to go visit. How could I not visit without capture her and her adorable 4 kids. Gabe, Audra, Maxwell, and Ella. All of them are amazing kids and rather hilarious. 

Megan & I became friends when she won a contest I did for my photography business and we were instant friends. We then continued to bond or motherhood, wifehood, and just life. Megan has such a beautiful heart and I really enjoyed spending the weekend with her and her crew. 

Can't wait to go back Megan <3

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 Photographer/St. Charles Family Photographer/Austen turns 4

The last time I photographed Miss Austen was when she turned 1. This time I got to go to a new park, Castelwood State Park, which is a beautiful place for pictures! This beautiful girl has grown so much! Not only in height but in complete personality. She did NOT miss a beat when I asked her to pose, smile, put hands on hips, and show me some sass. Dad may not be aware, but I think...he is wrapped around that teeny tiny little finger! The next big promotion is coming for Austen though as she is going to be a big sister! Mom is a beautiful pregnant mama and my heart is so happy for their growing family. From what I hear, Miss Austen sings to the baby in Mom's tummy overnight Blackbird by Paul McCartney. How unbelievably heart melting is THAT!

I am so excited to see the Cormier family grow and to see how much Miss Austen loves that baby sister or brother. Congrats Cormier family! 

St. Charles Photographer/St Charles Family Photographer/Eagan Family

Jessie and I were best friends in middle school in Hazelwood and have both ventured out to St. Charles. I would say we learned a lot those years, at least I know I did. Middle school seemed to be the weird age of boys, clothes, hair, and really finding yourself.

Jessie now has two adorable redhead boys named Seamus and Ewan.  Ewan got nicknamed by big brother as Boomer...so if you ask him what his name is...he will tell you Boomer! I love it. Seamus is a budding soccer stud who has made Mom & Dad so proud. Actually, he busted out his soccer ball while Jessie and I chatted after the session. It is really great when kids find passion in something at an early age. Meanwhile Boomer kicked his blow up Ninja Turtle for the cuteness win! 

This job has blessed me so much, especially in this moment to see Jessie and how good life has been to her. Another amazing session at Quail Ridge park in St. Charles. Thank you so much for asking me to capture these for you.

St. Charles Photographer/St. Charles delivery photographer/Welcome to the world baby Waylon

Capturing a birth is one of the most amazing things someone can ask me to be apart. Hanging out with a couple while they wait one of the most sentimental moments of their life is a huge honor.

I knew I was going to love these two when I walked in and they were rocking out to music while they attempted to get more sleep. Erica let me know about 6:30pm that she had already been in labor for about 13 hrs & they were still not quite ready to go to the hospital. Then around 9:30 she let me know they were headed to the hospital since the contractions were 5 minutes apart. Unfortunately the hospital sent her home because she was still only 2cm dilated. So the story goes...she went home, took a shower, some Benadryl...got out of the shower...and water broke! Back to the hospital they went at about midnight! 

I got the call to finally join them at 4am, when she hit 8cm and the nurses felt like he was going to be coming pretty quickly at that point. However handsome Mr. Waylon was NOT ready....he spent another 4.5 hours inching his way out. With the final push that brought him into the world, he barely cried, he just snuggled right up to Mom. I am so excited to get to see them all again soon to shoot his newborn pictures so make sure you keep an eye out for that!

St. Charles Photographer/St Charles Wedding Photographer/ Danielle Devin Maternity Film

Since I am new to the film world, I haven't started including them in the original shoots blog. I wait, so that I can really share the film part. These few shots have my heart....The color , the lighting, the grain...all of it. I love them. I am excited to print so of these to have on hand to show clients. St. Charles really does not have a lot of film photographers so I am really excited to start adding this to the Jheart Photography creatives. 

Again as I photographer I am blessed to have Devin & Danielle has clients, and I really can not wait to meet their little boy! Curve River State Park in St. Charles/Troy was a perfect spot for sunset. I'm so glad the rain ruined our first location! Sometimes Mother Nature knows what she is doing for us photographers. 

St Charles Newborn Photographer/St. Charles Photography/Baby Christopher - 24hrs New

Sweet baby Christopher! It has been a long time since I have had the joy of holding a sweet newborn, probably about a year since my nephew was born, and it was magical. I forget how sweet they smell and how cuddly the are in your arms! Kristen and Josh now have 5 beautiful children and are such a sweet family. Kristen delivered at St. Luke's which is just outside of St. Charles in Chesterfield and she had many good things to say about her delivery experience. Considering she is a pro now I am glad that they took good care of her and baby. Good enough that she got to go home right after this shoot!