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I am a traveling storyteller; a photographer & educator telling epic life stories around the globe. We are based out of Kansas City or wherever you're from.  Proving you can be both a goofball & romantic. If not adventuring, you can find me cuddling with my fur babies on the couch with my laptop & a cold glass of milk, renovating an old vintage trailer of some sort with my husband or climbing trees with our kids outdoors.

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Lauribeth & Patrick, Engaged

Lauribeth & Patrick celebrated their engagement at their cozy downtown Kansas City condo, then at Penn Valley Park and Loose Park. Some of Kansas City’s best local spots. Fall colors are rolling in, the weather has still been warm and these two are soaking in their engagement. Congratulations to the gorgeous Lauribeth and Patrick. Your […]

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The Tunbergs, Newborn

My dear I’m quite obsessed with this little family. Bo has been a great friend, providing lots of the video content you see for my business, working on lots of weddings and projects together. I felt as if I knew already his wife Mika already due to social media and hearing all about them from […]

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Children, Lifestyle

Madison, Chrisman High School Senior

Once again, more of my friends children are graduating high school. I can’t believe Madison is a 2021 graduate. She has always been so stunning but man, her glow and her beauty during this session was out of this world. She has a sort of Lady Gaga vibe that I am here for. Congratulations Madison, […]

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Brennen & Chloe, Timberbarn Wedding

Chloe & Brennen, married at Weston Red Barn Farm’s Timber Barn in Weston, Missouri on Oct 3, 2020. It feels so good to be back. Weston’s Timberbarn just feels like home away from home. After meeting Donovan, the owner of the Red Barn Farm, I felt even more connected to this place. You see, when […]

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Kylie & Ethan Engaged

Another one of my awesome White Iron Ridge couples. I love that I’m celebrating with so many couples getting married at the brand new venue in Smithville, Missouri. It is going to be a magical experience. Congratulations Kylie & Ethan. You are such naturals in front of the camera.

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Whitney & Nick Engaged

Whitney & Nick flew in this past week, we did their engagement photos on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City on Monday, and they got married on Saturday at the Hobbs Building. What a fun celebratory week for them. They soaked up all of Kansas City’s fall, had the colors of the trees, the […]

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Sara & Weston

Sara a former volleyball player of mine and her little one Weston joined our Fall Mini Sessions at the Bingham Waggoner Estate in Independence, Mo. last week. This little cutie woke up from his nap on his drive over not a super happy camper. But he fell in love with our tangerine dream, our orange […]

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Children, Family

Megan & Scott

Engaged, we celebrated shoot #2 at the Nelson Atkins Museum. I mean, you just have to get winter portraits AND beautiful fall portraits right? We had so much fun playing in the snow so it was time to put on their fancy outfits, heels and get dolled up for a date night. It’s been such […]

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The Gall Family

One of my mini sessions, and this one was so fun. Their playful poodle made his appearance, their kids were so joyful and attentive (seriously, never met kids who listened so well) and their overall stylish family just rocked this golden fall sunset. I absolutely admire Beth & Zach beyond words. These two are such […]

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Children, Family

Jenn & Homer, 1st Family Photos

I can’t even begin to understand what it has been like for my couples who have planned weddings during this covid season, or more importantly who have HAD BABIES during this time. What a crazy experience I’m sure. For my awesome couples like Jennifer and Homer, they had their baby and then just a couple […]

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Children, Family


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