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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. 

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Hannah & Sam, KC Engagement

The elegant Hannah & Sam celebrated their engagement season with winter photos on one of the few warm days Kansas City was blessed with this February. We are so excited to be documenting this duo’s love story from engagement to their big day at the Nelson Atkins Museum. We are counting down the days Hannah & Sam. […]

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Colette & Eric’s bunch

We documented Colette & Eric and their little bunch at Kessler Park in Kansas City as they passed through, but just right before we left for our work trip to Singapore and Thailand and I’ve been itching to share these adorable four for a couple weeks! The life and love in this family is just […]

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Children, Family

9 month old Baby Sailor

All smiles is growing more and more. Extending her grin even larger than before. I love her so much, this baby Sailor. Happy 9 month photos. 3 more to go, can you believe it? See all her 9 month of galleries here.

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

2013 was blissful..

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Family, Lifestyle, Personal, Weddings

featured portrait photographer, couples, love, fall, KC photography

A photographer’s Beloved session..

This is my GORGEOUS friend Melissa, and her handsome husband Shay. They have been married for EIGHT years… and Melissa just told me last fall that they had NEVER had professional pictures together (other than their wedding day of course). :::jaw drops::: You see, this is about the craziest thing I’ve heard, because Melissa herself […]

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Fire trucks, senior photos, creative school portraits, Jana Marler, Color Guard, Blue Springs School District

Blue Springs High School + Color Guard

I had the privilege of taking the portraits for Blue Springs High School’s Color Guard team. Jessica is their coach, and after her Beloved session with her husband this spring, she really wanted to have me take their professional portraits at the high school.  It was seriously the breath of fresh air that I needed. […]

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Lifestyle, Seniors

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Bohemian camping at Lake Jacomo

The Butlers.. always one of my favorite families to take pictures of. We always have a new “stylized session” to run with and this time, has probably got to be the most darling. If you love the outdoors, you’ll love theses beautiful blondies in their floral head pieces, wrapped with a touch of Bohemian.. and […]

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Keepsake boxes + studio samples

I love these. What a simple idea.. I used to take shoe boxes you know, when we were kids, and we’d decorate them or buy fancy ones at the store to fill up with our lovely memories… Well now we have something as beautiful as a keepsake box, a high-end and creative way to display […]

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Wolverine loves my roommate!

My roommate is in love with a man who I say closely resembles wolverine, or Hugh Jackman.. whichever he thinks compliments him most!  And he very much loves her too. I admire how much they tease, laugh, are silly, and then a couple seconds later-romance and Beloved-ness is flying everywhere. (..this is me, slowly backing up […]

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Kansas City Babies, Tutus, Pinks, girls, head band, Jana Marie

Lily, A perfect little Munchkin

It’s easy for me to say that I think all babies I meet are so precious and perfect. I can’t help it, I love kids.     … but this time, when I say this baby is perfect, I “mean” she is perfect. This little Lily is flawless in every way. She was the most […]

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