Always a joy

It’s always a joy to photograph this family. They are near and dear to my heart. It’s been such a pleasure to photograph them over the last 10 plus years. It’s amazing to watch little newborns grow into girls into young woman. I enjoy seeing the way they interact and each of their special traits arise. They are truly a special family and so glad we went on an adventure around Kansas City to capture them.

Back where it all began

I love when I have clients that suggest fun locations. I can always count on that with Krissie and Travis. This time they decided to go back to the site of their engagement photos. Somehow 10 years has slipped through our fingers and we adventured there again. It was fun to look back and recreate some of their same poses and include their 2 children. It was a gorgeous day and we had fun reminiscing. I always enjoy capturing this family and hope I have the chance to for the next 10 years as well!

Last Two

I absolutely love becoming a families goto photographer. I love watching kids grow up to adults. I love getting to apart of a families milestones. This family is pretty dear to my heart and I can hardly believe it was time for the last two kids to be ready for senior photos. I first meet the twins when they were very young. It reminds me how quickly time really does pass. Our session allowed me to wander Kansas City which always makes my heart happy. They introduced me to some new hot spots and we went to some good oldies. It was a fun morning capturing what makes these two who they are.


When I think of my interactions with this family I immediately think of authentic. Even though it’s been a while since I have seen them they remain steadfast to that very word. I got to sneak a few family photos before we focused on Mateo. That last time I photographed him was 8 years ago. He was just as respectful, quiet and assured as I remembered him to be. He choose a few of his favorite locations in Kansas City to be photograph at. I also happen to love those places so it worked out well. He even showed me of a hidden bridge I was unaware of and fell in love with. It was a such a great session with such an authentic, kind and handsome young man.

Lifetime Clients

One of my all time favorite thing about photography is having a lifetime client. I have photographed milestones in this family from engagement, to wedding to births to first steps to yearly family photos. I simply adore it! This family has a special place in my heart! I love that they want to try new places and explore the possibilities. We had so much fun at the tree farm. I am also hugely appreciative to Krissie because she is the creative mind and extreme talent behind my awesome website. Check it out while you are here, she did such a great job!



In a blink of an eye

In a blink of an eye Parker went from a little girl to a woman. Her family is near and dear to our hearts and we have watched her grow up over the years. What a joy she is. I had so much fun reminiscing, laughing and getting caught up. She was so chill about her senior session and it was such an enjoyable one to do. I am impressed with her self assurance, inner beauty and as always I am taken by those gorgeous eyes. It’s hard to believe we are already doing her senior session but I am blessed to be the one behind the camera to capture this milestone.



If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you know I deeply love this family. It’s been exciting to watch them grow as a family and be included in newborn photography, family photos through the years and now senior sessions. Last year I photographed their oldest and this year I get to photograph their first set of twins. They were so gracious to share the spot light with each other. It was fun to focus on what made each of them special however.  Micah has an abundant amount of natural athletic talent. He is unassuming about his abilities though. Savannah loved every minute of getting to be a model for a day. It was fun to see her smile so easily and strike a pose. They are both remarkable young people and such a privilege to get to spend the day with.



I love a good excuse to see this family. Hard to believe their little guy is already a year old! What an honor to get a few hours to peer into a great family and capture them being them. It’s moments like capturing Gus’ first step and the priceless look on his mama’s face that make my job awesome. I also love this family gives me the license to be artistic and try new ideas and techniques. Pretty much they are amazing clients and I am so glad they are mine!


Picking up where we left off

After you spend even moments with this family you immediately regret not spending tons more time with them. They are the kind of people in our family’s life that pick up right where we left off. We do not get together nearly as much as any of us like. Any minutes I can steal away to hang out I know my heart will walk away full and blessed. They are the kind of friends that have deep understanding because they have walked a similar path.  I miss them dearly when we don’t see each other and am always grateful when we do.



















Precious Moments

A few short months ago my sister in law got married.  What a joy and privilege it was to capture her day!  She has dreamed of this day for a long time.  I could not be happier for her and her husband. One of the special parts of this wedding was finding ways to include my mother in law who was in the hospital.  It was touching as Sharlie found ways to include Mary in each part of the day. She was on the phone viewing Sharlie getting in her dress. There was not a dry eye in the room when Mary expressed how beautiful she thought Sharlie looked. Sharlie had a photo of both of them as part of her bouquet.  Mary had 3 different views via skype for the ceremony, probably having the best view of the wedding. When the last toast had been toasted and last dance was done Sharlie’s first stop was visiting her mom in the hospital. What a precious time it was as they recounted the wedding to Mary.  Mary had the biggest smile on her face taking it all in.  These important moments that I had the opportunity to observe are etched in my mind. My mother in law lost her battle with cancer 3 short weeks later. I know she longed to see Sharlie on her wedding day and was so utterly proud of her.  I am so glad she was apart of seeing them become man and wife.  I am also glad we have these images to remember such an important joyous day in our family.