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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. 

Sarah & Zack, Bardot Wedding

Sarah & Zack, married at The Bardot in Kansas City, Missouri on Nov 20, 2021 Sarah & Zack put a splash in fall wedding decor with a stunning unique palette and details. This wedding was just so sweet in so many ways. When weddings are easy, relaxing, thoughtful, they are the very best. From the […]

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Lauren & Andrew, Liberty Memorial Engagement

Andrew is a pilot so he flew in for their engagement photos. We had to shoot this day. They are doing their love long distance. The forecast said no showers. I mean, he’s practically a meteorologist. Yet that rain decided it was coming whether we liked it or not. They could have been extremely frustrated […]

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Couples

Taylor & Kyle | The Guild Wedding

Taylor & Kyle | Sept 15, 2018 at The Guild This day was just magic. People as stunning on the outside as they are on the inside, full of life and vibrant, relaxed and so graceful. This day was full of surprises. From the confetti popping when Taylor & Kyle were pronounced husband and wife at their ceremony at The Guild, […]

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Sarah & Stephen, Gritners Sunflower Farm

Such a fun and relaxing session on a perfect sunset evening celebrating the engagement of Sarah & Stephen at Gritner’s Sunflower Farm in Lawrence, Kansas. This was my first session at the farm, I’m not sure how. This place is magical. Sunflowers rolling over the hills for days. What a gorgeous site! And I love that […]

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Shannon & Jeff, Hawthorne House

Congratulations to Shannon & Jeff on their wedding together at Hawthorne House in Parkville, Missouri. It was so fun chasing all those adorable little faces around all day, seeing Jeff’s surprises throughout the day, dad’s face the first time he saw you Shannon, the pastor who married you and all his kind words… you two had […]

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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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Matt & Kim | A Lawrence wedding

A little bit of romance, and a whole lot of fun! Matt, my awesome friend with Hawleywood Films tied the knot with his very own dream girl this past weekend, October 7, 2016 at Abe and Jake’s Landing in Lawrence, Kansas. A pretty cool night club turned event space that runs along the river in […]

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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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Kayla & Tim | Stanley Event Space

Congratulations to Tim & Kayla on their wedding March 19, 2016 at the Stanley Event Space in downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Who would’ve even guessed that it SNOWED on their wedding day. I think that it’s considered extreme good luck.It was such a relaxing day regardless of the cold. No rush, everyone was happy and […]

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Whitney & Lucas | Weston Red Barn Farm

I had a little booth and table set up with wedding albums and canvas and soon after I was set up, I met Whitney and her mom at a West Elm Registry event at the Kansas City, Missouri plaza store. It was our meet-cute: “(Whitney) Hi, how do you know those two on this canvas?” “(Me) […]

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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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Featured on The Knot-Missouri & Kansas

We’ve had such a wonderful wedding we shot of the stunning Allie and Liam featured on The Knot-Missouri & Kansas last week. So excited to share. This is one of my favorite weddings ever! So many great details, so many great moments and a room full of people very beautiful and fun. Bonus! Even better, […]

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Ali & Dillon at The Elms | Excelsior Springs wedding

We say the world is getting smaller and smaller. I believe this the older I get. When I sat down with Ali & her mother for their first consultation, even though Britney with Plush Productions sent these beautiful families my way, we made the connection that I was hired by the grooms parents to document Ali […]

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Our own wedding, featured in a magazine..

Philip and I are IN a magazine for our very own wedding.  Its a little strange to see ourselves in print I’m not going to lie. But so fun also, having friends say they saw us in the current Spring 2015 issue of EA Bride Magazine. And JUST as great of news, our shot made […]

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Annie & Mike, A Lawrence beloved session

Annie & Mike have such big hearts. They purchased this Beloved photo shoot with Jana Marie Photography by bidding on it through First Hand Foundation’s fundraiser at the Midland Theatre last October (2013). I had the opportunity to be a court member, helping pull in the donors and donation items for the auction and got […]

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