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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 Green Family

I need these kids to follow me to all my sessions to get others to laugh and giggle as much as them. This session was FULL of energy. Mom and dad fully contributing too. *smiles* I can’t get enough of all the long lasting spring around Kansas City. If you get an opportunity to do […]

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Children, Family

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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Senior portraits 2018

Rayna, HS Senior 2018

Chrisman High School – Class of 2018 This High School Senior session was so special to me. This is my stunning niece, and I can’t believe she’s graduating high school already in less than 4 weeks. I cannot say enough words about the beauty she radiated during her session. It’s as if her lovely heart beamed in […]

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Lifestyle, Seniors

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Spring minis, Floral backdrop

Oh melt me. These adorable dimples, the dance parties, the ornery cousins and all the twirling in our spring dresses along with this stunning floral backdrop made for some pretty fantastic spring mini sessions in Kansas City if I do say so myself. One of my favorite ways to photograph children is to just watch […]

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Children, Family

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Spring Mini Sessions are here…

You don’t want to miss out on this adorable spring session: the beautiful orange, peach, pink, yellow floral wall. This session is great for mom & kids, families, children, couples, high school seniors, portraits. We will also have 2 other scenes: an all white wall and flooring for a more basic look, and a more […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

Johnson Family at Kessler Park

If you ever want to know how to make your kids happy, just take them to a fountain of water. Lore and Victor just lit up when we finally said, “Let’s go across the street and play in the fountains.” All of their smiles and little personalities beamed so big when we let them play and just be […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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A “Wild One” 1st Birthday

Tis the season for baby birthdays and newborns. This “wild one” turned ONE! The last time I photographed this family was when I did his big brother’s first birthday photos at Lake Tapawingo about 5 years ago. During this session at Blue Springs lake, there were so many moments I saw photo flash backs in my […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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Codi, Zach & Ira

Codi & Zach’s last session with little Ira, they thought they’d frame a ton of black and white images, but realized the color photos were just so awesome. And for some reason, this session was just so dreamy in black and white. I’m a pretty big sucker for black and white images because I believe […]

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Children, Family, Lifestyle

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Lauren & Tyler Engagement

One of the best parts of my jobs is meeting new people and learning about them, how they met, what they do. I always have such interesting clients. Lots of engineers, lawyers, architects, I swear most of my clients are nurses or teachers. A lot of people with great hearts and a desire to help […]

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Rachel & Jon | Beloved Engagement

Just this week, Kansas City lost two veteran fire fighters in a very large fire close to home. They had just saved some people from the building and then it collapsed. When I think about their heroism and the reality and heartbreak that’s spread across our city right now, I just can’t help but think […]

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Gifting a new mom with a Newborn session..

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Mr & Mrs Personality + beloved engagement

If you are hungry, I dare you not to check out this website: Casey and Brandon are the creators of Crazy Dog, located in Warrensburg, Missouri. I still haven’t personally been able to taste the declisiouness of their wings, hot dogs, or fries, but my moment is soon to come. Ha. They are definitely go […]

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Fur, belly fat and eating teeth + 10 weeks

Floyd is 10 weeks (two weeks ago). The first time I saw him do this, I about peed my pants. I knew I wanted to do a photo shoot of him, so his fate was already determined. This is his fun lovin personality always. Look at that face after the mess.. he thinks he’s in […]

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A love of every color + The “bra” is engaged {KC Beloved}

Before I started looking at these pictures to edit them… I didn’t even realize Bethany & Adam’s initials together spelled BRA. How did I not see this during their session? So funny, I thought I’d keep it. Just one more silly thing we had at this Longview Beloved session in Lee’s Summit Missouri, where it […]

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Kauffman Gardens + Kansas City beloved

These two were nothing less than giggly and fun. I really enjoyed watching them laugh at everything they did together. There is no better medicine in life than burning easy calories laughing and having a good time with the company of the ones you love. Very much looking forward to Laura & Ryan’s wedding day. […]

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