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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My sweetheart Ady’s gotcha day was Friday, and somehow, that’s less than a week before national dog day. You know what that means… PHOTO SHOOT TIME! You may remember it’s been just over a year since I shared how my sweet pugs passed away. Ady came into my life at the perfect time. I seriously […]

It’s national dog day. Let’s celebrate!

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Ady the pitbull sits on a couch surrounded by stuffed toys for national dog day

I sometimes have clients who are excited to share ahead of time what they’re wearing for their upcoming sessions, which I love. If you’re every wondering what to wear for a family session, I’m always happy to offer suggestions, because believe me, I have lots of opinions! But since I also have a lot of […]

The Marciel family and what to wear for a family session

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A woman in a floral dress, man in khaki pants and a white shirt, and toddler in a light pink dress smile and pose together, illustrating what to wear for a family session

I was so inspired recently when Sara Armbrister reached out to me about branding photography for Aligned, a pilates, barre, and yoga studio she owns in Lawrence, KS. The brand needed some fresh content for the studio, which they wanted to share on the website and in social media. I love branding photography on many […]

Aligned Pilates Studio branding photography


Woman hangs upside down using pilates equipment

Carl is a friend from my college days, so when he got in touch to tell me he was getting married, I about lost my mind. Carl is an insanely handsome, talented, and hilarious guy who dated the most gorgeous women. I knew the moment he decided to get married, it would be to an […]

Carl and Megan’s elegant Crossroads wedding

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Carl and Megan walk hand in hand after their Crossroads wedding


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