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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. 

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

When my funny family gets behind the lens..

It’s always a weird feeling being on the other side of a camera. When WE become the muses for a change, I totally understand how my clients feel. It can be weird friends, I get it. But find a photographer you can relate to, and that makes you feel comfortable enough to be you during […]

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Lifestyle, Personal

Dyana & Ryan | Californos Wedding

Hints of Kate Spade inspiration and a jaw dropping Anthropology gown meets winter in Kansas City. Our last 2016 wedding was nothing short of fun and lots of laughing. Dyana and Ryan are true comedians, and with their friends of course, there was never a dull moment. How they survived the winter months in Kansas City beats […]

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Weddings

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Amanda & Gene | 10.29.16

Amanda and Gene are married at one of our favorites, The Cidar Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas October 29, 2016. Congratulations to the beautiful couple. Amanda and Gene had not had many photos together through their dating life. And then bam, all of a sudden we were photographing their Beloved (engagement) session, then we had a […]

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Weddings

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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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Couples

Tresa & Quinn | KC engagement

If only every session could be as fun as this one. I think we laughed and giggled 80% of it. Tresa and Quinn are such a light and they reflect CRAZY happiness together. I seriously love these two. Congratulations. Can’t thank you enough for being excited about having us along for your big day!

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Couples

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6.14.16 Kim & Matt

I’ve been waiting for the time I got to photograph Matt and his awesome beautiful Kim. It’s his turn now after videoing Philip and my wedding a couple years ago in the Rocky Mountains. Matt has been my go-to videographer in Kansas City and a super great friend for MANY years. We went to high […]

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Couples

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Erica & Peter | A Nelson Atkins picnic

If anyone can pull off a Beloved engagement session in the Kansas City summer heat, topping at 100 degrees, it would be these two! Besides the heat (or maybe including the heat? wink), this session represented exactly the relationship they have. Fun, fashionable, and relaxed as they picnic-ed at their favorite picnic spot in Kansas City, […]

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Couples

Rachel & Jon | Mark Twain Ballroom 5.21.16

Rachel & Jon in all honesty, do NOT know how to take a bad photograph. They are both just flawless. He a fireman, she a nurse. Sweethearts for over 10 years, married on Rachel’s parent’s anniversary… its quite the fairy tale. Their setting, their overall theme and their floral design is just what every girl […]

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Weddings

A Colorful Prairie Fire Amanda & Gene

Spring is here and colors are everywhere, the dogs love being outdoors and the beautiful midwest sunsets are back. Amanda & Gene claimed they weren’t photogenic nor good at PDA. I beg to differ. What a fun colorful Beloved engagement session at Prairie Fire this week. To the weather, please stay around. You are amazing […]

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Couples

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Sara & Rex, A Christmas Wedding

Sara, sweet Sara…. I met this smiling face in 2008 when she played volleyball for me at Longview college. She was such a leader, always encouraging and fun, always kind and so talented. I’m so proud to know her. She’s just as amazing in person as she seems in the images below. She met the […]

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Weddings

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Henson family

I was so excited to share these images from the Fort Osage Christmas Tree Farm with the Henson family. We did these early November to leave them enough time to order their holiday cards. But I didn’t want to share them so that I wouldn’t spoil their surprise in the mail, if any family had […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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Megan & Jordan Wedding at Buffalo Lodge

Congratulations to Megan & Jordan. They survived one of the hottest and windiest days of summer and still had a stunning wedding at the Buffalo Lodge in Kingsville, Missouri. You wouldn’t even know it was so hot looking back at all the laughter and genuine happiness radiating from everyone. So happy for you both and […]

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Weddings

Jonna & Kyle + The Boulevard Brewery {Kansas City weddings}

Jonna & Kyle…. there are no words for the expressions I get from just being in their presence. These two simply have fun written all over them. Along with elegance, class, respect, sexiness, crazy outgoing-ness and any other vibe you get from just looking through these photos. We had so much fun spending the (most […]

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Weddings

Kansas City Lifestyle | Danielle

Another beautiful senior who knows how to work her stuff. PS. Did I mention how excited we were for our first 75 degree day of 2011?

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Seniors

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