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January 22, 2015 10:15 PM Blog
This was totally cool because my friends from Tulsa were able to come see me! We had a great time out in our woods, yes, that same spot I mentioned yesterday! The leaves at the time, mid-October had fallen quite a bit but still maintained color, there was so much yellow everywhere, I love it! Here are some of my favorite shots and seeing these guys again cannot come soon enough!!
January 20, 2015 11:45 PM Blog
Brenna wanted to do some boudoir photos for her fiance as a wedding present but as we talked it evolved into what you see here. Can you say adorable???? I sure can! This is one of my favorite sessions of all time, I seriously love these. And hey, who says boudoir has to take place in a bedroom? I love that we shook it up and not only went outside but brought in her fiance's love of Renaissance fairs! Brenna is a real doll both in looks and personality and I've truly enjoyed working with her an ......
January 4, 2015 11:00 PM Blog
Yes, you read that right. 2013. If you didn't believe that I'm horrible with getting photos to the blog, you should now! Thankfully, while I may not blog as much as I should, I can say that all of my clients do receive the utmost of attention and photos are delivered in a very timely manner. Usually, not counting holiday times, sessions are edited and ready for private viewing within a week and a half. Longer of course, if we're dealing with Christmas and New Years ......
January 3, 2015 10:40 PM Blog
I know, I know, I'm not supposed to apologize for not blogging but wow, I am really horrible at it!! Usually I'm just running so crazy with shooting and editing that I just plain don't spend the computer time to do it. But right now is off-season (seriously, who wants to get out in this weather for a session, no one!) so what's my excuse?? My husband and I are building a new home! And it's exciting not just for my family but for my photography as well. A great place ......
December 1, 2014 01:41 PM Blog
Here is something from a snow in the beginning of 2014. Oops. :)As a last minute thing, Arielle came out for some great pictures in the snow. She's so adorable and we also had some fun with glitter. My husband hates glitter, but he was gracious to allow me to use it outside. ;-) I love that first one with glitter flying out of her hand.
November 30, 2014 11:45 PM Blog
Kate and I have been friends since our first year of college and I've been doing photos for her family since 2008. I think I can safely say that, at least so far, each session has been better than the one before it. This is one I am especially proud of. When we first walked down to the bottom of our property to my favorite spot - seriously, love this spot and have done many sessions there, yet they all look different - I was disappointed that the colorful leaves were mostly g ......
November 18, 2014 10:35 PM Blog
This is another fun session that was never blogged, oops! :)Had a great time getting together with this family earlier this spring for Mother's and Father's Days presents from the kids. Not just that but new additions to the family as well and took a few engagement photos for one of the girls.The first photo is also one of my favorite sibling photos I've ever taken. I just love not only the overall composition but how they are all grouped together cute as buttons.View the album ......
November 15, 2014 10:48 AM Blog
I have already had the privilege of shooting Matt and Tracy's wedding in September, but we never did get around to sharing many of their engagement photos until now. We had a great time in July on what was thankfully a good day with decent weather and temperatures! We met on Matt's family farm and were able to utilize not only his grandparent's house but several areas of the farm including a beautifully golden, recently harvested field. The colors were just amazing. Here ......
October 16, 2014 11:30 PM Blog
I just wanted to brag on my bride a little bit. She had the most unique bouquets I have ever seen to date. I love them! I felt like the little girl in Despicable Me getting to photograph them (It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!) except that they're not fluffy, they're just so totally awesome I was going to die. I seriously love these. AND, I even get to copy some of her own words from the equally unique programs from the day: The bride's bouquet includes her Great-Gr ......
October 8, 2014 11:17 AM Blog
Now that I have finally caught up on bringing over - manually (of course) - all of my blog archives, I can start posting some new stuff regularly! Here are three pretty awesome kids. We met for a mini-session of sorts and it actually went very quickly as each of these kiddos was a willing participant and we ended up with several shots of each individual and group photos that Mom can print and hang. These four images are my favorite group shot and individual shots.And yes, her&nb ......
September 25, 2014 11:46 PM Blog
The beginning of the month, I had the privilege of working with this beautiful family and despite it being yet, another, hot and steamy evening, we had a great time. Adorable baby girl wasn't into it so much but we got some great shots anyway. We spent some time around one family place then headed to a second for more racing themed shots. She was so cute sitting there in that huge tire!View the album on Facebook. ......
September 8, 2014 12:51 PM Blog
I want to take a bit of a break from moving over my older blog entries to post Delani's session. I just finally finished posting the rest on Facebook. This was such fun! As you already know, my field of sunflowers this year grew with gusto (as opposed to last year!) and I did several family sessions around and in the flowers. They were getting close to dying though and I really wanted to do something one-on-one with someone before they were gone. Delani's mom had me ......
August 31, 2014 09:57 PM Blog
I have taken a bit of a break from weddings for the earlier part of this year and the summer but wedding season starts up in September with Cary and Megan! My friend Kate will be assisting me on this wedding and she joined me for their engagement photos. A few of the photos here were taken by Kate. In early August we took a bit of a walk down Festus Main Street and used some of the great architecture along the way. I even had a chance to break out my fish eye lens! ......
August 26, 2014 04:28 PM Blog
Here we have the Duncans! It was a pretty hot day in May, very humid, seems like every time I'm at this location it's unbearably hot! And Father and Son (Andrew and Collin) are polar opposites when it comes to being photographed - I'll let you guess which side of the coin they each fall on. ;-) We had a great time though and got lots of great shots. Especially Collin's collage of faces! I loved seeing it when it came in as the 10x10 print that Sarah order ......
August 19, 2014 09:00 PM Blog
One year ago to the day, on July 4, 2013, I had the privilege of photographing Kimberly and her doggie Ellie Mae while Kimberly was currently going through chemo for breast cancer. One year later, we met again to celebrate the journey that she had completed. Here are some of our favorite shots. The blue and the red outfits both looked amazing in the setting we chose.View the album on Facebook! ......
August 19, 2014 06:43 PM Blog
This is really just a post for me to see what this is going to look like. :)I'm in the process of moving to a new program for my clients' image proofing and ordering and it comes with all these great features including a blog section and I'm trying to decide if I should leave my previous blog for this. So we'll try a couple of posts and see. ;-)Updating that I love it! There are a few downsides to moving my blog to this program but I think that having the site be more coh ......
August 17, 2014 11:50 AM Blog
This bunch was the fourth group to take advantage of my bright and fun sunflowers. The girls were so not into it, but I got some smiles anyway. Little Man just grinned the whole time, so adorable.Here's a good selection of what we captured, I love the blues and the pink accent with the sunflowers' yellow and green.View on Facebook!
August 16, 2014 11:48 AM Blog
When a client orders a copy of every photo from their session... it's extra hard to choose what to post here!! ;-)The Steffen family came out on a VERY hot and steamy Saturday for a mini session in the sunflowers with their adorable little 2 month old baby girl. She was such a little trooper! ;-)View on Facebook!
August 7, 2014 11:46 AM Blog
Erin has been my friend since the 7th grade and Jim married in about 6 years ago. I'm so happy to get to do photos of them every year. I was even privileged enough to be there for the birth of their second child who is now, I can't believe it, almost 2 years old.They were one of the families to come out for the mini sunflower sessions and how cute is this? Unfortunately, we had one majorly disagreeable little guy. But he did manage a few smiles and we got a couple of candids and funny outtakes!V ......
August 6, 2014 11:31 AM Blog
So how about this, for one adorable family???We got out right at two weeks ago, my first sunflower 2014 subjects! Oh, yes, my in-laws let me grow a great little field of sunflowers. They were so much fun and I did several mini sessions here, but also the Whitehead family, who were the first, for their full session.It was so hot and humid, it was pretty miserable. But what else can you expect from Missouri? In July? Really, this summer could be a lot worse! Largely, it's been pretty good to me.Mo ......
July 14, 2014 09:57 AM Blog
I have known this awesome mom for quite a while and though we don't live close to one another any longer, I was honored that she had me do some family pictures when they were in town visiting their family. We met at Bee Tree Park in Arnold, MO and had a great session. Girl #2 wasn't so into the session at the start but once we got going she was showing off as much as her sister. One face swap later and we have a great family photo perfect for framing. As well as many others! The following are th ......
June 30, 2014 09:53 AM Blog
I first met Heather online back in 2009 when I was hospitalized with the pregnancy for my second child. My water had broken just before 21 weeks and I was spending weeks 26-29 (when she was born) in St. John's Mercy. Heather and I found each other, possibly through Baby Center, and were talking because in her own pregnancy, she was experiencing low fluid. We had a lot in common and continued to keep in touch. My daughter spent 3 months in the NICU and it was about the time of her release that I ......
June 24, 2014 09:50 AM Blog
Here is sweet little Bella! Her mom was totally prepared for this session and everything came out so adorable. I loved it all! The outfits and the props, all of it. She even had grandma's pearl necklace for little Bella to wear and the canopy was just, well, totally awesome. Bella wasn't quite sure what to do with that cake, she was so dainty!View on Facebook! ......
June 22, 2014 09:36 AM Blog
Ok, I have to admit, this is one of my favorite couple's sessions ever. I had a great time with Brenna and Ed and the family that tagged along. I loved how they interacted, both so at ease and natural. View on Facebook!
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