Natalie and Dennis are Engaged (AND Expecting!)

Natalie was one of first high school seniors that I photographed several years ago. Since that time, I’ve had a few photo sessions with her family as well. And now she is building a family of her own, so needless to say, this was a very special photo session for me!

Natalie and Dennis actually have TWO awesome life events that they are about to celebrate: their marriage AND the arrival of their daughter, Olivia.

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Jackie and Dylan are Engaged!

This fantastic couple is getting married soon. We enjoyed an incredibly fun engagement photo session at Shoal Creek Living History Museum – a beautiful, rustic setting I absolutely adore. I loved working with Jackie and Dylan. They interact so lovingly and so naturally in front of the camera, which is what I always hope for. And, my goodness… they’re incredibly photogenic!IMG_1233 IMG_1293 IMG_1330 IMG_1360 IMG_1361 IMG_1382 IMG_1432 IMG_1452 IMG_1457 IMG_1481 IMG_1482 IMG_1502 IMG_1508 IMG_1525IMG_1575 IMG_1537

Alexis and Jason are Engaged!

What do a laundromat, a historic business district, a gourmet hot dog restaurant, and a drive-in movie theatre have in common? This super fun engagement photo session with Alexis and Jason! We explored some non-traditional, but wonderfully photogenic areas of good old Independence on our journey to document this great couple’s engagement.

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Paige and Jeff are Engaged!

I’ve said it before, and I don’t mind bragging by saying it again: I have awesome clients. The best anyone could ask for. Like Paige and Jeff, for example.

Their engagement session was incredibly enjoyable. They’re a fun, laid-back couple, which makes my job easy. It’s anything but work. But they had a hard time putting on their “serious faces” when I asked. I always enjoy the softer smiles from couples in love, but I soon realized that Paige and Jeff as individuals and as a couple are naturally full of life, laughter, and big smiles — the kind of stuff I soon realized I didn’t want them to tone down.

Happy goodness. Good happiness. Paige and Jeff!

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Stephanie and Ryan are Engaged!

I think this might be the most KC-reppin’ shoot of my career thus far: Union Station. Liberty Memorial. The Crossroads. Loose Park. And a fountain. Maybe when Stephanie and Ryan get married, we can sneak off for a bit and grab some Gates BBQ. Nothing goes better with a wedding dress than BBQ sauce, right?!

But more important than the awesomeness of Kansas City is the awesomeness of Stephanie and Ryan together. I loved witnessing the joyous energy and excitement that they share. And I can’t wait to capture the incredible moments of their upcoming wedding day.

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Andria and Travis are Engaged

In honor of Andria and Travis’ engagement, we spent a nice spring morning out at Kauffman Stadium celebrating their wonderful love and the wonderful Kansas City Royals. It was every bit as fun as you may imagine, even though there was no hot dog race. By the way: Relish, although you don’t win as often as you statistically should, I will always cheer for you passionately.

This post goes out to all you loyal Royals fans (Andria and Travis first and foremost, of course), Sluggerrr, 1985, George Brett, the “Lemonade! Lemonade! Lemonade!” man, and LOVE!

A photo session for these die-hard Royals fans just wouldn’t be complete without some Fireworks Friday action!

Angie and Chris

Angie and Chris are in love. I knew this before our photo session because they told me. I knew this after our photo session because they showed me. It is absolutely obvious that each is the other’s favorite person. They entertain one another. They share an energy together. They are good and right together. I hope these pictures show just a fraction of the emotion that is apparent when they are together.


Katie and Scott

Any time I get a chance to take photos in a new place, it’s like Christmas for me. Any time I have clients to want to do things a little differently, it’s like my birthday. So working with Katie and Scott at the Kansas City Maverick’s ice skating rink was like having my birthday on Christmas. It was awesome! Except for the fact that my three-foot stepladder fell out from under my feet toward the beginning of the shoot. I am quite certain that I chipped an elbow bone, which doesn’t sound nearly as painful as it actually is. Or maybe I have a low tolerance for pain. But when the proverbial horse bucks you off and throws you to the ice, you check to make sure you didn’t break your camera, wipe a tear or two from your eyes, make sure your clients know it’s OK to laugh, and then get right back up on that horse (slowly and carefully, of course).