newborn photography

Jake & Amanda Maternity/St. Charles/New Town/Marsala's Market

A few years back I stopped focusing on photography(I know, crazy right…)and became a Manager of the grocery store my father owned. It’s actually the grocery store our studio is directly across from now! BUT, when I worked there I had this crazy idea of shooting a maternity session inside while she munched on all of her favorite craving foods!

Amanda & Jake NAILED it.

Amanda’s outgoing personality, which is why she is a rocking St Charles real estate agent, showed no mercy when it came to going all out and getting silly. Then we busted out the ice cream, cause she brought her own spoon, and the giggles never stopped from there! Plus Jake’s face made every silly thing 100% worth it. You can tell that silliness is part of why he married her! Love it!

Marsala’s Market in New Town St. Charles was so generous allowing us to shoot inside their store. Even when we busted open the ice cream! If you are ever in New Town, stop in there for a delicious fresh made sandwich!

I am so excited to meet Brinn in a few weeks and to see their little family grow from 3 to 4. Big brother is very excited for sister’s arrival and those moments of them meeting are the best!!

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 Newborn Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Lorelei

Lindsey & Dan never share the name of the baby, unless you are their photographer & then you get to know secrets! When they told me the newest addition to their family was named Lorelei, I immediately fell in love and then after meeting her fell in love all over again. Loralei was calm, sleepy, and wanted nothing but snuggles! She is so precious, that even big sister is over the moon for her and of course her two guard dogs.

Congratulations Remiger Family! Looking forward to watching both these girls grow in the next year. #jhpfamily

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 Maternity Photographer/Remiger Baby makes 4

Lindsey & Dan are getting ready to welcome Baby girl #2 and if she is anything like sweet wild Miss Ellie they are truly going to have their hands full of so much love. We ended up with a gorgeous January day & were able to shoot outside at Quail Ridge Park.

Lindsey is absolutely stunning pregnant & it was such a joy to get to capture this moment for them. Hopefully Dan is ready for a house full of ladies!!

St. Charles Newborn Photographer/St. Charles photographer/MacKenzie Lynn

The Doggett's have been with Jheart since their engagement. Now two sweet little girls later, they are really loving all that life has to offer. Sweet MacKenzie was born after what Mom says was, "half a push and she was here! The doctor didn't even make it in!" Needless to say MacKenzie was very excited to join them and meet her big sister Annie! Ashley did an outstanding job decorating her nursery, so much so I might have her come redo my girls room!

Thank you Doggetts for adding another adorable baby girl for me to hang out with. 

St. Charles Photograper/St. Charles Newborn Photographer/Miss Megan

This is my first shoot with the Maestas' and they were just the most photogenic family. Miss Megan was welcomed by two very excited big sisters. I'm not sure what kind of super powers Kristin has to keep up with three amazing girls, but she is a rockstar at the "mom" thing. 

Even at 4 weeks new Megan was so sweet to photograph. Outside of a small fever scare, she has been an outstanding new addition. 

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.