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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 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 Wedding Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Hailey & Joe Engaged

I had such a good time with these two. Hailey and Joe have been together for 4 years and are getting ready to experience what the Navy military life has in store. Hopefully he will be done with basic in time for the April wedding! Joe is a more quiet person so I was nervous at first, but then as soon as he started to interact with Hailey, he loosened up and they connect so good. I do believe that Joe's quiet jokes is what keeps Hailey around. Joe is a volunteer firefighter for Dupo IL and when Hailey said she wanted some pictures with the fire trucks I was ready! I love that they added a special touch to their session.

Hailey & Joe's April Wedding is going to be an awesome start to the Jheart 2018 wedding season. Both of them are so sweet that it does not surprise me that they found each other and fell in love. 

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 Wedding/Wedding Photographer Jheart Photography/Matt & Jenni Wedding!

This wedding that was on the outskirts of St. Charles in Troy Missouri, was full of love, family, & music. Wedding day details are my favorite part of capturing the day. You always know how much love and work went into planning the wedding day by each tiny detail. Plus you learn so much about the couple in all the details. One of the best parts of this wedding is that not only did they join hearts, but they became a family of 7, with their 5 beautiful children. I really enjoyed spending the day with this crew, they made me laugh and they pulled at my heart strings with the love they have for each other, which is always two things I want from a wedding....

Congrats Jenni & Matt! I wish you many years of joy and happiness together.

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 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 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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St. Charles Engagement Photographer/Engagment Photographer Jheart Photography/Kim & Randy

Kim & Randy started their love story by becoming neighbors! They currently live right next door to each other and I believe the rest is history. They are planning their wedding for June 2018 and are using The White Owl in Wright City. I was so excited when they told me this because that is where I got married in May 2017 and it was the perfect venue. So when they said they wanted to do their engagement pictures here WITH their pups I was double excited!

Kim & Randy are both super sweet & pair so well together. Kim likes to laugh and Randy has a great smile once you crack him. We had fun dancing & chasing the dogs for that epic family picture HAHAHA. Tiger and Bella definitely rule the roost at this house, but with good reason because look how stinkin adorable they are!

I am so excited to spend your special day with you next year!

 

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