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Hey there! Welcome to Charming Hearts Wedding Photography! You're getting married and we are over the moon happy for you! ❤😍 Being three happily married women ourselves we know the exciting adventure that awaits you as you take the next steps together. So many wonderful moments. And we can't wait to walk with you on your journey to "I do".


We are located out of Centralia, MO, and Columbia, MO. Me, I'm the owner, Lori and I LOVE working with couples. Making sure you laugh, have fun, and melt into romance while we grab engagement and wedding day portraits, is a must! I want all of my couples to have an exceptional experience and never lose focus on what the day is about. You! Making sure you make time for yourselves and get the portraits that matter is what I strive for.


Helping me in this are two amazing and passionate photographers, Jennifer and Bri. These two ladies' second shoot, or if you only need one photographer they assist at Charming Hearts weddings. The three of us, bring an exceptional set of talents and skills to give you the excellent experience you’re looking for. 


We understand what it takes to make your day amazing from the time you say that you want to book Charming Hearts all the way until after your big day when we lovingly put all your finished wedding day products in your hands. Establishing trust and nurturing relationships is key. We are celebrating you, real people, and the moments you share. Your love is a wonderful adventure, and we are delighted to help you tell your story.


Hello! My name is Brianna Thoenen and I am a photographer based out of Columbia, Missouri. I have the amazing privilege to second shoot for Charming Hearts and have loved every minute of it thus far! Photographing such magical moments is my passion and I love getting to meet new people, travel, participate in unique experiences, and be a storyteller; a memory keeper. Outside of photography:


Along with some fun facts about her. 

  • I love to spend all my time on outdoor adventures with my family. My high school sweetheart and I have two beautiful daughters that keep us forever on the move in all the best ways! 

  • My first career was in medicine and biology. I am a big science person and actually started my professional photography career photographing wildlife, nature, and landscapes. I have major goals of photographing for NASA and Nat Geo. 

  • I love SEC football, Roll Tide! 

  • My favorite place in the entire world is anywhere as long as I have my camera, my family,  and a good book. Maybe some coffee too....I love coffee.


Some 'fun facts' about me. 

  • I married the love of my life in February 1996!

  • We have two amazing kids.

  • We have two dogs and a cat. Surprise, surprise...they get along perfectly!

  • I love romance novels. I not only read them, but I have some published novels myself.

  • Anything chocolate with peanuts, walnuts, or almonds is a must on my list.

  • I look ridiculous when I wink.

  • I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do photography. 

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Herron. I started mentoring with Lori a few years ago where I began assisting at weddings, to second shooting and now a lead photographer.


Here's some of those 'fun facts' about me. 

  • I married may best friend, biggest fan and the love of my life, September 2015

  • We are the proud parents to two daughters. Our youngest girl loves school, dance and playing wiffleball.

  • We have four fur babies. Two dogs that love us and two cats that seem to like us. LOL!

  • I was in health care for nine years before I became a stay-at-home Mom.

  • I volunteer for a group in our community that helps families who have fallen on hard times. I've served as president of that group for three years now. I recently started volunteering as coach for my daughter's wiffleball team.

  • My longtime love has been photography! Lori took my wedding photos. We got to know each other and became friends. I started mentoring with her and now we've been a team for the last few years. I am truly blessed to be where I am.


You will be taken care of. Throughout the entire experience, we will help guide you and ensure that you receive the highest level of service possible.

You will love your images. We are proud of the work we produce, and we'd love to have the opportunity to capture gorgeous images of your wedding day. 

We care about you. We care about documenting your day in a very authentic, candid and creative manner that will tell your story for decades to come. 

You will have fun! Yes, you will enjoy the experience of taking photos on your wedding day! We promise, you're going to laugh and have a good time with us as your photographers. 


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