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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. 

The Todd Family, Lifestyle

They did NOT want normal fall photos. So we got ice cream in our bell bottoms instead. YESS! “You can’t buy me love, but you can buy me ice cream” hit home as a special quote for them too. What a special day. I just adore Jess and her family. Seriously, check out these epic […]

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Children, Family

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

Senior portraits 2018

Rayna, HS Senior 2018

Chrisman High School – Class of 2018 This High School Senior session was so special to me. This is my stunning niece, and I can’t believe she’s graduating high school already in less than 4 weeks. I cannot say enough words about the beauty she radiated during her session. It’s as if her lovely heart beamed in […]

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Lifestyle, Seniors

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Christina turns 2, or 4, or…

Happy second birthday to my beautiful little friend, Christina. I LOVE my little friends. They are my favorites. When you ask her how old she is, she’s two, but four fingers definitely go up. I love it. Thanks for being so adorable on a perfect summer night at golden hour. Holding hands with you walking […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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Chris & KC’s Maternity Session

Uwwww, so steamy out here on this beautiful spring day in Independence, Missouri! This is how twin babies are made everyone. [smiles] The lovely Chris & KC captured their maternity session in this sheer flowing dress, so charming and sweet together. Excitedly awaiting their new little girls to come (twins), we wanted to pause for a minute, […]

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Couples, Family, Lifestyle

Katy & Josh | Beloved

How do you even begin to put in to words how much you love your best friend. The fact that she asked me to take these about melted my heart. I’m so (in every bit of the word) honored. Katy has been with me through thick and thin since kindergarden. We have had a pretty […]

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Easter spring minis

Here are some of our favorites from our Easter Spring mini sessions last week on the Independence square. What adorable children, newborn babies and great families to work with. I hope you all had as much fun as these pictures show. We did a lot of working out with these kidos running around playing with […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Rosson family | Independence square

I say it every year. The Independence square and surrounding neighborhoods are always lavishing in fall color. Some of the most gigantic and beautiful fall trees are in our local neighborhoods. Just walking the dog every evening feels so magical. So where did we do this families adorable fall family portraits? Right here in the […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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Happy Anniversary Nick & Amanda

Back to where he first proposed… celebrating Nick & Amanda’s first year of marriage with an Anniversary shoot from Philip and I. Nick is my husband, Philip’s brother if you can’t see the resemblance. And it seemed like just last week Amanda & Nick got married. We LOVE having Amanda a part of the family. […]

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The Kackley family | Independence photography

These are my big hearted friends Laura & Craig. With two of the most precious little munchkins, super hero Liam and little red headed Olive. They are actually living in the house we just moved from, and let me tell you, after living there almost 3 years, they transformed this home when they moved in. […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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Candice family portraits | Indep square

This sweet girl below, Miss Courtney, had interned for me a few weeks this past spring. She has such a kind spirit and her dad and family were all so cute. I’m sure they’re used to her snapping photos of them all the time, because they were perfect subjects. I hope you enjoy. Thank you […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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The Shulers | Indep fall portraits

Some of my favorite little guys ever! I constantly am the one chasing them around the pews of our church before and after service. Peaking around corners to scare them into a hug they so unwillingly didn’t want to give. Always hearing the “naner naner boo boo” from behind me as I converse with my […]

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Children, Family

Featured Kansas City photographers, Jana Marler, Britney Beach, EA Bride staff

EA Bride co-worker, engaged.

One of our very own is engaged. Britney Beach is one of the main guru’s who makes EA Bride Magazine  in the Kansas City area, what it is. We all called this engagement about a year ago so I’m really thrilled to be planning my own wedding along side Britney. She is creative, hard working, […]

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Emily + Aaron, Stone Church + Baltimore Club wedding

If I were to have a big sister, Emily would be it. Her little sister Katy has been my best friend since I was 5. And Katy will actually be my maid of honor also at my wedding. I know Katy, Emily and their whole group of friends and family spent a lot of time […]

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Jenna & Mitch in historic Independence

Kansas City engagement photography on the Independence square. This is what a Beloved session is all about {smiles} Totally in love, so sweet together and nothing but fun and friendly flirting. I loved these two.. and to receive an email from Jenna after their engagement session about how amazing of a time they had and […]

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