When I met up with the McCaslin family for their maternity session earlier this summer, I had such a great time getting to know their family. Daryl and Ashley were just a few weeks away from completing their family of 5. They weren’t sure if they’d be welcoming home a boy or a girl, but […]

The McCaslin family’s maternity and newborn sessions

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A mom and big sister gaze at their new baby during their newborn session

I, like many of you, took advantage of the pandemic and those insanely low interest rates to refinance my home. While going through the paperwork with Envista Credit Union, my loan advisor looked up from my paperwork. It kind of made me stop for a moment, because that’s never a good sign when you’re asking […]

Bryan and Bre’s elegant Topeka, KS wedding

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A bride smiles at the camera while her husband holds her and smiles after their Topeka KS wedding

It’s been awhile since I’ve written more in depth about some of my sessions. But after I visited the Roberts family for their Kansas City newborn session, I knew I’d have to share the details of our day. Janea and JP invited me into their home after the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Eleanor. […]

The Roberts’ Kansas City newborn session

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The Roberts family snuggles their new baby during their Kansas City newborn session

I’m so excited to share details of Sarah and David’s wedding, which I had the pleasure of capturing recently. I absolutely love their story, which they were so candid in telling at their wedding. Long story short, David pursued Sarah for what was probably an eternity in his book. The two of them worked together […]

Sarah and David’s stunning Abe and Jake’s wedding

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Groom kisses his bride in downtown Lawrence, KS

I’ve had so many clients this year take beautiful family photos and allow me to capture unforgettable moments I was proud to witness. Still, when the end of the year rolls around, so many people don’t think about going back and ordering prints. Yet gifting photos for Christmas is a meaningful way to capture moments […]

3 ways to give photos as Christmas gifts

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Giving a photo as a stocking stuffer is an example of how to gift photos for Christmas

My friend Melody officially launched her small marketing and content studio late in 2020. At the time, we did a branding shoot that gave her content to fill her website and to get her business running smoothly. Still, her brand story was so wonderful, we knew we’d want to go back and do a second […]

How lifestyle photos can tell a brand story


Toddler licks a spatula covered in cookie dough

Remember that Little Jerusalem engagement session I wrote about not long ago? I am so excited to now share Laura and Adam’s gorgeous Kansas farm wedding and tie a little bow on everything I loved about working with them. This couple got married at their home in Overbrook, KS, and it was the most incredible […]

Laura and Adam’s Kansas farm wedding

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Bride poses with her horse at her Kansas farm wedding

What do you do when you want a destination wedding, but some of your most beloved family members can’t travel? You do what Brittany and Jeff did: you plan the ultimate trifecta of wedding celebrations. Planning a destination wedding takes some work, so make sure you discuss it with your photographer to make sure you’ll […]

Planning a destination wedding with your photographer

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Newlywed man and woman walk laughing on a beach

There are hidden gems throughout Kansas that are so breathtaking for capturing incredible photos. Western Kansas in particular is filled with chalk formations and bluffs that seem to pop up out of nowhere. What’s cool is they are ancient formations that are filled with sea fossil remains from prehistoric times, when Kansas was under water. […]

Laura and Adam’s Little Jerusalem, Kansas engagement photos

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Couple holds hands for their Kansas engagement photos at Little Jerusalem

I know, I hear it all of the time. Things like, “Our life is so chaotic. I don’t know to deal with kids in family photos.” I’ve had parents cancel at the last minute. I’ve had people panic over tired kids, over tears. Believe me when I say I’ve seen it all. Now, trust me […]

Kids in family photos: How to make magic in chaos

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