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Holly & Paul say I Do/St.Charles Wedding Photographer/Brookdale Farms Eureka

I was so excited for Holly & Paul's big day. Not only because I simply love my job, but because one request Holly had at random, was to not have flowers, but to have puppies instead! So, being the photographer that I am....I set out on a hunt for puppies. 48 hours later I was set up with 6 adorable bull/pit puppies that stole everyone hearts. These two also picked a GORGEOUS venue in Eureka called Brookdale Farms. The rustic charm, beautiful open hillsides, and old barn were a photographer's dream. Watching these two come together after 8 years surrounding by their kids, family, and friends was really a treat. 

I have also come to the conclusion that everyone should have puppies at their wedding. <3

Melanie & Corey say "I Do"/St. Charles Wedding Photographer/Quail Ridge Park Wentzville

Melanie & Corey had gorgeous weather at Quail Ridge Park in Wentzville where they said their "I do's". Melanie's gorgeous wedding gown that displayed her beautiful tattoo artwork was stunning with her side swoop hair do. Every detail was excellently executed and really made her look complete. The black and maroon colors complimenting everything about Melanie. I couldn't believe those were silk flowers!

I learned very quickly that the Groomsmen don't take each other too seriously when all together and they definitely love to joke. We had such a great time taking pictures and getting to learn a little bit about his friendship with each one of them. As Corey watched Melanie walk down the aisle he had to look to the sky to keep the tears from falling, which is perfection in the eyes of a photographer. 

Watching these two say "I do" with their family and closest friends really made me smile. The Lodge at Quail Ridge proved to be a perfect setting with wall to ceiling windows the over looked a pond and lush greenery. I can't wait to shoot more weddings there in 2019. The ukulele serenading Uncle's was probably my favorite part!

Thank you Melanie and Corey for asking me to be there to capture your wedding day. I loved spending the day with you and your family and friends. I am excited to see where this next journey in life takes you!

Alex ~ Senior/St. Charles Photographer/Main Street St. Charles

If I have had luck with anything this year, it has been my Senior boys. All of them have blown me away with how much personality they show through my lens. 

When you are with Alex, you can't help but end up laughing along with him. He happens to have the most contagious laugh & he really finds a lot of joy in the world to laugh at. Historic Main Street in St. Charles provided so many gorgeous sunset spots to showcase this handsome young man. 

Hopefully in a years time, he gets to make some visits to Mizzou as that is so far, his college of choice. However, any college would be lucky to have him!

 

Maverick + Oakley + Watermelon/St. Charles Family Photographer

I have to admit that Maverick walking + some yummy watermelon + their adorable doggie Oakley, made my top 10 favorite shoots. Maverick's wobble walk while trying to stuff his cute cheeks with watermelon was, well....I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Another Quail Ridge shoot for the win!

 

Annie & Austin Engagement/St. Charles Wedding Photographer/Blanchette Park Pictures

WOW! I have not shot at Blanchette Park in awhile and let me say they have done some GORGEOUS things to this Memorial Garden area. Not only can you rent it to get married, I got to shoot Annie & Austin's engagement session here and it was PERFECTION! It looks like a Secret Garden when you put too very love people in the middle of it and starting snapping pictures. I am over the moon excited to be at there wedding in September. 

 

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Louis Family Photographer/Lyla is 1 in a Melon!

When to very lovely, kind, beautiful people create life, you get a beautiful smiley baby girl. Sweet Lyla and her watermelon cake covered face I think really speak for themselves in this session. I couldn't contain myself when Mom told me she wanted to do a 1st birthday cake smash with watermelon!! I am now ready for long summer nights and yummy treats! 

Happy First Birthday Lyla!

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 Photographer/St. Louis Photographer/MacKenzie 6mth

I absolutely can not believe how quickly my milestone babies grow. MacKenzie has grown into the best cheeky baby I have ever seen. Big sister Annie is also a rockstar with baby sister. I love that I get to see this family every few months to capture these moments and check up with them! Indian Camp Creek Park is such a beautiful location and excitedly starting to turn green!! This was an session that helped me get out of this never ending winter doom....It made me hopefully Spring will be here soon! Now time to check out those cheeks!!

 

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. Louis Family Photographer/Jogerst Family Quail Ridge Park

The Jogerst family is getting ready to go from a family of 3 to a family of 4 weighing heavy on the boy side. That's right, Another baby brother is due in February! We were worried we were going to get rained out, but for the 30minutes we met up for, it was the most gorgeous sky the whole time. We even started to sweat a bit! So thankful Mother Nature held out! 

Isn't Nick's smile the best?