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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. 

The Deltoro Family

For photographers, we all crave that perfect light around sunset, the “Golden Hour.” The way it gives everyone that perfect angelic halo glow, the softness in the shadows, the warmth as it hits our skin. I once had a session at sunset, but it was a gloomy day in Kansas City. The couple was about […]

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Children, Family

Russel Proposes!

Congratulations Russel & Brittany on your engagement. One of our photographer’s documented this proposal so sweetly for Russel and his whole family who poured into every detail to make it JUST perfect for Brittany. So charming having all your family there to celebrate with you. SURPRISE, and congratulations to the beautiful couple!

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Couples, Proposals

Lauren & Tommy, Engaged

Lauren & Tommy celebrated their sincere and sweet engagement at the Nelson Atkins Museum with their fur baby. I can’t take it. I can tell when couples have something special together. They are best friends, and I could feel it. That spark and endearing relationship will keep them strong for so many years. I can’t […]

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Couples

The Rossons, Lifestyle

The Rosson family fall photos, at their forever home in Independence, Missouri fall 2021. My college coach used to say, “If teachers, coaches or parents tell you they don’t have favorites they’re lying. Some just connect better with others.” Well that my friend is the Rossons. Not only are they wonderful friends but this is […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Mackenzie, Newborn

Joe & Miranda’s newborn family photos, in Smithville, Missouri, Summer of 2021. This baby has been prayed for, thought about, loved on and in the making for hundreds and hundreds of days. Every bit of her was worth the wait for this mama and papa. Bursting with joy, thankfulness and smitten for this beautiful Mackenzie, […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Tresa & Quinn, Beloved

Tresa & Quinn’s family lifestyle session at their home in Kansas City, Missouri, Summer 2021. These two have such a special family. I love that they rescued their adorable pup too. I’m just not sure what I love more: them, their pup or their amazing home. A great combination if you ask me. I love […]

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Couples

The Ergo Family at home

There’s been something so special about how covid has forced us to stay in, document in our yards, in our homes and stay intimate. Actually, I REALLY love coming to peoples homes and doing lifestyle sessions. They are so intimate, in your environment with all your favorite things. It’s so special. I hope we continue […]

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Children, Family

Lauribeth & Patrick, Engaged

Lauribeth & Patrick celebrated their engagement at their cozy downtown Kansas City condo, then at Penn Valley Park and Loose Park. Some of Kansas City’s best local spots. Fall colors are rolling in, the weather has still been warm and these two are soaking in their engagement. Congratulations to the gorgeous Lauribeth and Patrick. Your […]

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Couples

The Tunbergs, Newborn

My dear I’m quite obsessed with this little family. Bo has been a great friend, providing lots of the video content you see for my business, working on lots of weddings and projects together. I felt as if I knew already his wife Mika already due to social media and hearing all about them from […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Sara & Weston

Sara a former volleyball player of mine and her little one Weston joined our Fall Mini Sessions at the Bingham Waggoner Estate in Independence, Mo. last week. This little cutie woke up from his nap on his drive over not a super happy camper. But he fell in love with our tangerine dream, our orange […]

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Children, Family

The Gall Family

One of my mini sessions, and this one was so fun. Their playful poodle made his appearance, their kids were so joyful and attentive (seriously, never met kids who listened so well) and their overall stylish family just rocked this golden fall sunset. I absolutely admire Beth & Zach beyond words. These two are such […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Stephanie & Josh Engaged

I love when couples are up for anything. Sheer long dresses with heels in the woods at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs, Missouri? Yes please. Stephanie didn’t complain a bit and was hiking and climbing in that dress like it was nothing. They laid on the ground on blankets, danced in fields in their […]

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Couples

Ayden High School Senior

It’s hard to believe these kids I saw running around as toddlers are all grown up and graduating high school. It’s been fun celebrating with all my friends kids and watching them become their own unique individuals. Congratulations Ayden. Enjoy college, some of the best years of your life are to come!

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Lifestyle, Seniors

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

Jamie B’s Birthday

My girl and bestie Jamie B celebrating her beautiful spirit with photos for her birthday. These spring colors just scream her style. I love that she glows where ever she goes and is a beaming light always. Life wouldn’t be the same without you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE!

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Lifestyle

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