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Hello there!
I'm a Photographer, Educator, Shop, sustainability guru, foster and adoptive mama, multiple hat wearing entrepreneur. My love language is hugs and my tank is filled by serving others. You can find me world travelin', renovating a vintage trailer/house or doing something fun with her husband, two boys and three fur babies. 

Christmas Minis, Christmas pictures, holiday portraits, Kansas City family photographer, Children photography, Kids, Winter, Classic winter, Christmas wreath

Christmas Minis, Spiking Family

Christmas minis were so so much fun last week with doors and windows open to this strange 60-70 degree weather the midwest has been having. Here is a peak at some of our favorites! Just look at those adorable little cheeks.. Merry Christmas to you all and your growing family. And a big thank you […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Newborn photography, Baby room, Children photography, Baby photographer, One week old, Babies, Baby girls, newborn session, Spiking

One week old baby Jacqueline

Welcome to the world baby Jacqueline. Honored would be an understatement to how I feel when professional friends in the creative world call me and want ME to document their life’s story. With weddings or elopements, their little babies and growing family, it means the world to me they trust me and love my work. Kathleen, you are […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

First birthday cake smash

In this season of life, there are babies and little kids just about everywhere we turn. At just one year year on this Earth, these little ones are smart. I’m learning that they are way smarter than I ever realized. They already have their little personalities, have formed some of their own little opinions and […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Year in Review, Best Year Yet, Jana Marie Photography, Thank You Cards, Best Clients, KC weddings, Referral Discounts, 2015

2015 In Review | Thank You

I’m so so thankful for almost 7 years of business with 99% amazing clients. I’ve been fortunate to have met such great people along the way from families, to little kidos, to couples who’ve been married for 50+ years, to couples all around the world getting married. Welcoming new life and seeing lives come to […]

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Children, Couples, Family, Lifestyle, Seniors, Weddings

Kansas City portrait photography + My little cousin turns THREE today!

I can’t believe it. I know they say kids grow up fast… but my little cousin and her little man (my second cousin) Kevin are just SPROUTING so fast! I can’t believe he turns THREE today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LITTLE MONSTER Kevin. Just look at that grin! So stinking cute.

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Children, Personal

Kansas City portrait photography + Makai turns TWO

Happy Birthday to the most happy little boy I know. Makai turns TWO on Thursday and we were so excited to play in the park for his photo shoot. Forget the pictures, my favorite thing was all the dog piles I got from sweet little Makai. I simply adore this stud! You know you are […]

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Kevin turns 1

vLet the photos speak for themselves. Worlds cutest baby cousin right here. HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY BABY KEVIN Also, count how many times you see just one tear about to fall from his right eye. If you guess the right number, you might get a prize.. like a cookie.. ok.. or two. FYI.this is my ultimate […]

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Children, Lifestyle, Personal

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