st. charles wedding

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!

Audrey & Mwinzi ~ Marry Me Cottage/St. Charles Wedding Photographer

This year I have developed a love for small intimate weddings. 

Audrey & Mwinizi's day is at the top of the list. Marry Me Cottage in O'fallon is the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony. You pull up to a beautiful open garden filled with so many colorful flowers. Audrey & Mwinizi chose to get married in the back garden surrounded by beautiful white flowers and beautiful green foliage. Audrey walked into what seemed like a secret garden. 

Watching these two connect at the alter, was the most romantic moment I have ever witnessed behind my lens. They really didn't need 150 guests, they just needed each other and it was beautiful. 

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 Photographer/St. Louis Photographer/The Maplewood Beauty Bar Salon

The Maplewood Beauty Bar is where I have been getting my hair done for the past two years. Amanda the owner has done my hair for many years before that, just at different salons where she rented her spot. Now, Amanda owns an amazing salon off Manchester Rd in Maplewood, where you can get any number of your beauty needs taken care of. Spray tan, highlights, color, cut, blow out, wedding hair and make-up, and she even hosts Botox nights! 

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Amanda also has an amazing team that conquers weddings with her! Kristin on the left can also be found behind a chair at the salon to help with all your hair needs! Heather on the right, is part of the rockstar wedding team that will glam up your whole wedding party. Want to book your wedding hair team with the salon? Well, Amanda and her team will either travel to you, or let you rent out the whole salon where she will have breakfast & Mimosas waiting for you! You can spend your whole wedding morning there getting ready with your girls. You would have a nice clean place to get ready and spend the morning relaxing with your girl squad! 

Not only is The Maplewood Beauty Bar an adorable decorated and set up salon, it is also kid friendly. You may even get to meet Amanda's son Morgan while you are there! There is nothing better than a family friendly place to get your beauty needs. Sometimes as a Mom, it's just not possible getting away from the kiddos but I never feel uncomfortable about bringing my kids in to the salon. Amanda will greet them and ask them what they want to watch on TV! 

If you are up for a new look, hair do, or just want to try something fun, contact Amanda. If you are looking for that perfect wedding look I know Amanda will conquer it for you. Find her on Facebook to keep up with her fun girls night out events. She has little clothing companies come in all time for pop up events! I also love a good clothing deal with some girlfriends and a drink!

Thanks Amanda for giving me gorgeous hair!