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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 Senior Photographer/St. Louis Senior Photographer/Tyler Senior Session with the adorable Diego

Every so often I have clients ask if they can bring their fur babies for some pictures. I will ALWAYS say yes to that! Tyler brought his boxer Diego and it was magic. Tyler alone was pretty amazing and definitely born to be in front front of the camera. Plus I might start asking Tyler for wardrobe help because his outfit choices were ON.POINT for this session. This "Mom wardrobe" could totally use a make over!

Tyler is loving his senior year at McCluer North. He will use his A+ program for the first two year of college and then hopefully fulfill his dream of joining his friends at the University. Mom is looking forward to having him around close for a few years. Lafayette Park was the perfect setting for this session as the colors were just perfect for this fall day. 

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 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 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 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. 

St. Charles Newborn Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Waylon Newborn

Waylon is going to be one of those little ones that always hold a special place in my heart. Watching him join the world and getting to capture that moment was so amazing. This time, as the Stevens invited me into their home, I got to meet big sister! She is 4 years worth of amazing and loves her little brother to pieces. She instantly wanted to show me everything little brother had and really welcomed me into their life. It was so wonderful to see how much she truly loved this new piece of her life.

Waylon's room was decorated with coloring pages that look like old American style tattoos! Which I learned during the shoot that Dad used to be a tattoo artist. Loved it! Just wait until you see the adorable outfit Mom picked for him that matches his room!

Watching this new family of 4 snuggle up on the couch really reminding why I love what I do. It's moments like this that are so incredible you just don't ever want to forget them. 

St. Charles Photographer/St. Charles Family Photographer/Kayla Family

Kayla has been in front of my lens a few times and her family never disappoints. This time I got to meet her side of the family and they are just as much fun as Kayla. I loved that they really wanted fun shots and weren't afraid to be goofy! Grandma is the greatest. When I get older I aspire to be this kind of Grandma. She had me laughing the whole time. Now I see where Kayla gets it!

St. Charles riverfront is always a beautiful spot to take pictures. It was a great setting for the start of fall! The leaves really are starting to change and it makes me ready to break out boots, pumpkins, and flannel! 

These pictures should really make you smile!

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.