st. charles family photographer

Amanda & Christina Engaged ~ Blanchette Park/St. Charles Wedding Photographer

Going into an engagement session where I haven't met the couple yet, makes me probably about as nervous as getting in front of the camera. Amanda & Christina however, were perfection. Watching them interact & constantly make each smile made my heart so happy. Blanchette Park in St. Charles did it again by providing an outstanding back drop for this session. 

I am so excited these ladies are in the 2019 JHP wedding line up. I know their day is going to be one to remember and a whole lot of fun!

St. Charles Family Photographer/St. Louis Family Photographer/Burgess Family Lafayette Park

Paula is a high school friend of mine that thanks to the amazing Facebook we have been able to reconnect. I 100% love seeing old high school friends. It is such a blessing to get to see where life has taken them. Paula is married to an officer and they have two beautiful children. Little miss took some warming up, but after that it was such a wonderful shoot. The fall colors at Lafayette Park are just breath taking this time of year and really was the perfect location for these fall mini's. 

 

 

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. 

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 Photographer/St. Charles Maternity Photographer/Waiting for Baby McKenzie

I love the Doggett's. This family has been with Jheart since the very beginning. I have been around for the engagement, the wedding, Baby Annie, and now Baby MacKenzie! I am so excited that their family is welcoming baby girl #2 in November. Annie is the cutest little girl and absolutely hilarious. She is so full of character! She is going to be an outstanding big sister judging by the way she loves her new kitty! These pictures are one of the reasons I love Quail Ridge Park in St. Charles. The back drops around golden hour are just so beautiful and when you add a baby bump you get dreamy pictures. 

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 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/Murphy Family

The Murphy's and I have been together for quite a few rounds of pictures and each time I am always amazed at how smart their girls are. Not only smart, but polite and extremely well behaved. It is nice to see Miss Morgan, the youngest, finally warming up to me to give me some really beautiful smiles.

Normally I am shooting around St. Louis and St. Charles, but this time I got to shoot in old town Wentzville and I really love the different back drops it has to offer. It was really nice to get out of a park and try so new fun creative things. 

Another wonderful family session Murphy's. Thank you for asking me to capture these for you!