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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. 

The biggest mistake a photographer can make

You’ve heard it from someone you know personally I’m sure. In my case, I’ve heard it from four close friends and I’ve had about six phone calls from others photographer’s couples who want me to photograph bridal portraits again so they can have something at all from their wedding day.   Their Photographer lost their […]

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Business

Control your business

Educate yo’self

We’ve said it for years.. our goal from 2015 on was to start doing more educational classes, online teachings-offerings-and freebies, and tips & tricks from planning your wedding to where’s the best honeymoon spot, to how to balance work life and business for entrepreneurs, to what should I wear for my lifestyle beach session at sunset…. […]

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Business

Kansas City portrait photography + Janet & Bruce + Beloved

Janet and Bruce… two very incredible people that I adore and hope to be like in my marriage when I have been married as long as they have. They travel and adventure.. they love being outdoors and active.. and they are both very involved in their families lives as well as our church, Birchwood, in […]

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Couples, Lifestyle

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

In the dessert + WPPI Las Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photography International convention in Las Vegas Nevada… along with 16,000 other amazing photographers and a TON of us fun kids from Kansas City. It is, and always will be an amazing blast.  There are many more photos to share and stories to tell, […]

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Lifestyle, Personal

Beloved {couples}

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Couples

Camille & Ryan Engaged

They always say that it’s best to love like children. With no worries, no concern about what people look like, just living life, loving what they’re doing and enjoying the moment they’re in. After Camille’s multiple attempts (after falling repeatedly) up the snowy hill, after the chilling cold of a snowball smeared into your face, […]

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Couples

The Double B’s & the weiner dogs

Britni and Bobby are the double B’s. The weiner dogs are, well, the weiner dogs. I really adore this family. Not only are they just super rad people, but I also get the privilege of shooting Britni’s sister, Erin, and her fiance Joe’s wedding this year, and then I did their cousin Kayla‘s senior photos. […]

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Couples

Jenni & Kevin’s warm winter day {KC wedding}

My very last wedding of 2010! And we’re in KC… and it’s winter.. everyone knows what winters are like in the midwest. But their wedding was FABULOUS with the beautiful sun shiny 50 degree weather. We couldn’t have been any luckier. Jen looking fabulous, the boys completely loving on the camera all day, the stain […]

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Weddings

Melissa + Kory | Longview Farms Engagement

Cory and Melissa’s proposal story {slash} how they met story made my top ten list. Because of so many authentic proposals, I have been inspired to create a top ten favorite proposal story column to my blog (that will be coming at the end of the winter). So stay tuned to read Melissa & Cory’s […]

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Couples

Christina + Brett | Terrace on Grand wedding

Finally right? It is YOUR turn Mr and Mrs Christina & Brett! You guys looked so fabulous on your wedding day and how special everything was down to the smallest detail. I especially like when my clients invite me along to taste test their reception food {especially when its my favorites MACARONI}, meet their other […]

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Weddings

Zach & Bailey Engaged at Royals Stadium

Super fans they are. That’s right.. we got a special treat.. a two hour tour of the entire Royals Stadium in Kansas City. Only people who go to THAT many games and get a little brick on the Kauffman grounds with their name together on it, can get this special kind of treatment. I’m surprised […]

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Couples

Fun things to do with a bucket of minos + Kami & Cory wedding {Lee’s Summit, Mo}

I bet you’re all wondering what the title means.. well you must see these pics to completely understand how that works. I wish every fall day was like. The weather was perfect, families were at Faulkners ranch riding horses, fishing, getting lost in the corn mazes and picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve. Other […]

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Weddings

Erin & Joe Engaged

So not only did Erin and I play volleyball together at Truman High School… but we represented during our good ole’ days of Northwest University Intramural Volleyball. That’s right.. we brought home the enormous, sparkling gold trophy to brag on our rights of IM Champions. {Not really, we just got black and white long sleeve […]

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Couples

Matt & Shayna {Lee’s Summit, Mo wedding}

Shayna forgetting her something blue and and and.. The boys and their adorable groomsmen photos.. The confused flower girl once she ran out of flowers to drop down the isle.. The infamous little red headed boy who danced the night away.. The bride and mother of the bride’s constant need for a tissue..{or was that […]

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Weddings

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