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 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 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!

St. Charles Photographer/St. Charles Maternity Photographer/Chuck, Brooke, & Jasper + Baby

Brooke is one of the cutest pregnant women I have got to photograph and I think the best part is, she is kind of shy in front of the camera. Plus she picked my favorite colors for their outfits and my favorite location Quail Ridge Park in St. Charles. In October she, her fiancé Chuck, and their first born Jasper will be welcoming Sonny, a nice little brother for Sir Jasper to play with. I hands down think Jasper is going to be the BEST big brother ever. As soon as I told Jasper to run for a minute while I shot Mom & Dad, he took off so fast and did NOT want to come back!! HAHA But then he would shoot that million dollar cutest little boy smile and my camera would go crazy. 

This growing family is definitely now one of my favorite families to shoot. They were sweet, they laughed, they played, they hugged, they are everything a photographer wants to shoot. Thank you so much Chuck & Brooke for asking me to capture this special moment in your life.

St. Charles Wedding Photographer/St. Charles Photographer/Claire & Michael Cannon Beach

I recently spent a weekend in the mountains of Portland Oregon & one beautiful day at Cannon Beach with Claire & Michael. I know I usually am a St. Charles Wedding photographer, but when and friend of mine, Cieara with Cieara Ruess Photography went on a luxury trip we knew we had to find someone to shoot and we were so blessed with Claire & Michael. 

Claire and Michael met when her Dad invited him to their church's swing dancing club because he knew Claire & Michael would hit it off. Now, two and half year later they are still dancing together in the kitchens of their parents home. I don't know about you, but that is the most romantic thing EVER. They even showed off some of their moves for us!It is always pure joy when I get to shoot couples that have bursting love like these two. 

I do hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed shooting them. 

St. Charles Maternity Photographer/Maternity Photographer Jheart Photography/Ashley, Frank, Annie, and Baby Girl #2

St. Charles Maternity Photographer/Maternity Photographer Jheart Photography/Ashley, Frank, Annie, and Baby Girl #2

Family Photography

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 Engagement Photographer/Engagment Photographer Jheart Photography/SHEENA & JOSH

It is always a joy to get friends behind my lens, there is just something about capturing them that brings my heart much joy. Sheena & Josh definitely brought joy to my heart with this engagement session....

They decided to chose Busch Wildlife in St. Charles so we could rent a boat! I was beyond excited when they told me this & nervous to take equipment out in a boat that started to leak water as soon as they sat in it. Their love story started when they met through an online site called Plenty of Fish so their theme was, One Less Fish in the Sea. As you can tell they have truly found a special kind of love in each other. Sheena has such an amazing personality that compliments Josh in the most amazing way. I can not wait to capture their special day in September as they commit to each other for the world to know that they have found their "fish". <3

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