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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. 

Davis Family, Lifestyle

The Davis Family, fall photos at Kauffman Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, winter 2021. Ever have those incredible businesses you admire and drool over? Chris’s business and what he’s created with The Lost Wax is my top recommendation and I am truly honored for his friendship as well. He’s supported my endeavors for years […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

The Taylor Family

This family is something so special. Their journey to finding each other has been a roller coaster of emotions all around. I’m so seriously honored to have met them and get to photograph their precious, precious family. This mom and dad has so much love for their two twins and their family, it’s not even […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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, Lifestyle

Stephanie & Josh Engaged

I love when couples are up for anything. Sheer long dresses with heels in the woods at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs, Missouri? Yes please. Stephanie didn’t complain a bit and was hiking and climbing in that dress like it was nothing. They laid on the ground on blankets, danced in fields in their […]

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The Bandy Family

Lifestyle sessions are my favorite. Especially when they involve everyone making breakfast together, jumping on the trampoline and playing in their secret play rooms. I always adore photographing this family in their environment. These girls will rule the castle one day. A real castle somewhere. Believe it. Enjoy family time at home with this little […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Bryce, Truman High School Senior

I’ve known this stud since he was a little guy. Little guy no more. Graduating high school from Truman in Independence in 2021, he has so many opportunities awaiting him. Bryce is a gentleman, respectable, kind, hard working, a great athlete, a Godly man. I am so proud to know him and his family and […]

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Lifestyle, Seniors

Lauren & Michael, First Time Parents

You bet ya… my favorite couples are the ones who continue to keep me around. They love my work and have continued to follow me through their engagement, wedding, pregnancies, their families growing, all the things… It’s so much fun getting to know my couples and to watch their story unfold. I’m pausing time for […]

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Couples, Family, Lifestyle

Lauren & Brennan, Nelson Atkins Engagement

Lauren & Brennan wanted a session at the Nelson Atkins Museum with that beautiful crisp fall air Kansas City offers for such a short time. Our fall’s timing has been odd this year. Later and later we all waited for the gorgeous yellows, oranges, and reds to pop up around the landscape. It’s like it […]

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The Rosson Bundle

Year after year, season after season, kiddo after kiddo the Rosson family keeps calling me back. Honored would be an understatement. I know you all are my friends, but it means the world to me when you all are my biggest cheerleaders and believe in my artistry and photography. I just love watching your family […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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Courtney & Cory, Engaged

Well we couldn’t have asked for a better fall day. 55 degrees with a glowing sunshine seeping through the late changing yellow and orange leaves. Courtney and Cory needed no coaching. They were so adorable and sweet on each other their whole Beloved (engagement) session, and their little fur babies came along, dressed their best […]

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Kali & Adam | Engaged 10.6.16

What a sweet way to start your wedding weekend celebration. Kali & Adam flew into Kansas City separately due to work schedules, and hadn’t seen each other in a few days, so after reuniting for their engagement session at Loose Park’s Rose Garden, they got to start their wedding weekend just them two, together for […]

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The Adamics | Fall 2015

One of my favorite things about photographing people is meeting people who do really interesting jobs and who have a huge hand in their community. Shanna has such a fun lifestyle. Once a Chief’s Cheerleader, now working with First Hand Foundation and throwing some of the worlds most killer Halloween parties, the Masquerade Ball. If you […]

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Children, Family

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Allie & her very hip family..

These girls really might be the most precious little things. Model poses, they’ve got it. Outgoing humor, they’ve got it. Rambunctiousness, they’ve got it. Cuteness, they’ve got it. Smarts and wit, they’ve got it. I easily kept mistaking them for teenagers or young adults. They were quicker in their wit and responses to my trying […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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Ali &Dillon | The Big Cedar Lodge

This rain! … October is everyones favorite time to shoot their sessions, and here in Kansas City it has been flooding and raining what seems like non-stop. Well, once I drive 3.5 hours to the Big Cedar Lodge down in the Lake of the Ozarks for Ali & Dillon’s Beloved session, the rain can’t stop […]

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Fall family portraits, emmy-ray, Jana Marie Photography

A lovely maternity + Loose Park

Aren’t they so lovely? This is such a dear friend in our wedding industry, one of the best florists in the midwest, Mrs emmy-ray and her so sweet, so silly husband. They are a really genuine couple who share the perfect balance of left brain and right brain. Their house is artistic and unique to her […]

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Couples, Family

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