A remarkable lady, and a sweet family

I first became friends with Diane along the sidelines of soccer. Even though we no longer enjoy those sidelines chats we have managed to remain in touch. I always look forward to a coffee with Diane. I love to hear her passion for her kids and the ways she teaches and embraces what inspires them. I enjoy hearing how she loves and supports Dan and champions their family business. She is pretty remarkable lady. We have talked about doing a session for many years and I am so glad it worked out this fall. It was fun getting to chat with the kids and capture this sweet family.

A fun adventure

Elle’s session was one full of fun adventure. Which may have included a bit of hiking. I loved that she had ideas and thoughts but was also interested in direction and trying different things. It was super hard to narrow these photos down for a sneak peek. This girl is stunning and does not take a bad photo.

 

Meaning

I love so much when a client suggest a location that has meaning to them.  I love when there is a story behind the scenery. This location was a place that has deep memories and meaning to Eli. It was fun to hear him reminisce about spending countless hours on that bridge and road.  We happen to choose a perfect date for the fall to show off it’s beauty. What a joy to photograph this family in this significant location.

 

45 years

This couple is celebrating 45 years of marriage which has lead to 3 children, that lead to 6 grandchildren. I always love seeing a family move from a small nuclear family to an extended family. Where legacy merges into everyday life. It was fun to watch the life 2 month old twins has added to every member fighting for a chance to love on them.  So much life and love happens in 45 years and what an honor to photograph a family that wants to embrace and remember that.

 

My chance

I usually go to Jodi to feel beautiful. She does remarkable things with my hair. I always enjoy an appointment with her. I was ecstatic when she approached me about doing some head shots. It was my turn to make her feel like the beauty she is.  This is a precious woman of God is filled with wisdom, perseverance and whimsical.   She is a gem of a woman and I am privileged to capture who she is.

 

Time

I miss seeing these friends. They were apart of an extended family in a precious time of our lives. It’s sad and crazy so much time has lapse since last time we saw each other. We enjoyed laughing about the last session we did involved “twinkle twinkle little star” about 800 times. No need for me making a fool of myself this time. It ended up being a warm but beautiful day to capture this awesome family. I enjoyed getting suggestion from the kids and trying new spots. The time was too short and I pray we don’t let so much time between visits.

 

Telling Her Story

For Emma’s senior session we went all over Jefferson City and beyond to capture some of her favorite places and to tell her story.  Her story is one of theater, music, faith and family. Emma is a sweet, unassuming, laid back kind of girl.  She has a smile that is contagious. She was up to try anything.  It was a blast for me to try new locations and new ideas.  I am go glad I got to capture this beautiful senior.

 

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Another Photographer

When another photographer, who happens to be very talented, asks you to photograph her family, you feel honored and scared at the same moment. A million questions flood my head; style, technique, locations, creativity, etc. However, my very wise husband reminded me “do me”. So that is what I did.  I was able to fully enjoy photographing this family.  They are goofy, full of energy and love each other.  It’s a great combo! I am so privileged to create photographs of their family. DSCF8079

 

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Move

Leah was one of my first friends so many years ago when I moved to Kansas City.  I think the unique thing about Leah is I heard her story the very first time I meet her. I don’t know about you but when you hear someones story, you just feel more deeply bounded to them.  This was the case with Leah.  I have been her friend through singleness, jobs, marriage, infertility, preemies, kids, and a move.  This time it’s her turn to move.  I know because we have continued our friendship through my move that many states separating us won’t change the occasional check ins and prayer requests.  I am grateful for a time of social media so I can continue to see glimpses into her life.  I was overjoyed to have the chance to photograph her beautiful family before the big move.  DSCF8843

 

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A Genuine, Fun Family

What you see, is what you get with the Jett family.  And typically what you get is fun.  They are up for just about anything, just about anytime.  I love how they embrace life and try to live it to the fullest.  It was fun to explore an area of Missouri I had never been.  Our session was a bit of an adventure as we dared to do majority of it on a country dirt road often yelling “car” to make sure everyone got out of the way.  After the car would pass we would continue with the session.  It was a fun adventure, and my privilege this very genuine, very fun family.

 

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