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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. 

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Spring Engagements at the Nelson

Jennie & Brent are just shy of about 5 weeks until their wedding day. What better way to celebrate your engagement than to do what you love, relaxing on a perfect sunset evening while being fed grapes at a picnic at the Nelson. Spring in Kansas City, Missouri has just been beautiful. I hope this was […]

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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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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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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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Ever seen a baby in high heels?

I’m always reminded how lucky I am, and very humbled that my clients return time and time again. This is my beautiful couple of whom I shot their wedding a couple years ago, Laura and Ryan. And this is their 1 week old baby Georgia. As sweet as she seems. I’m so excited to get […]

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Sunhats & Sandals | Aprils baby shower

Today is when it hit me… my amazing friends April and Zeth really are having a baby girl. A beautiful little girl named Sailor. The opening of the gifts was when I stopped April and said “Oh my gosh, you’re having a real baby.” And then two minutes later she opened a reusable baby wipe […]

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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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