Defying Gravity – {Nick & Andrew Senior Portraits}

Bold. Daring. Courageous. Athletic. Acrobatic. Fun. ….and maybe a wee bit crazy. :)  These are the words that come to mind when I think of Nick & Andrew.  They are twin brothers who are different in many ways, but similar in their ability to defy gravity.  Never have I done a session where senior boys have climbed large metal structures,  flipped off the edge of side walks in down town Kansas City, or jumped in the air on dirt bikes with great ease.  It was fun and entertaining to say the least.  Here is a small sampler from their session.

NA-42 webNA-12 webnick duo bikeNA-30 webandrew bike duo NA-105 webNA-130 webbrothers climb flip jump stand   NA-266 web NA-70 web NA-100 web

Kara – {Louisburg High School Senior Portraits}

I really enjoyed getting to know Kara.  She’s a loyal friend—the kind you can tell all your problems too.  She’s caring, compassionate, understanding, open minded, and gives others the benefit of the doubt.  She seeks to truly understand another before judging.  She’s a deep thinker and a planner.  She’s talented and beautiful and was a lot of fun to work with.  Best of wishes to you Kara this senior year and beyond.  I know you’ll do great!  Here’s a very small handful of images from your session.

brick wallKara-50 web duo  Kara-82 web trioKara-353 web Kara-389 web Kara-393 web

Saying Goodbye

As I write this blog post, Hadley, you are driving to your new home…off to your new adventure in Kentucky.  You and your family will be dearly missed.  I am sad to be losing such a fantastic photography assistant, but am excited for your new adventure.  You’ll do great!  I’m glad we were able to get a photo session in before you left.  I always knew that the result of your photo session would be TONS of great images!  And that’s exactly what we got.  Here is just a small handful I chose to share.  Love you Hadley and I truly wish you all the very best!

hadley pink dress trio

Got some cute ones of her best friend Jaden as well.  So glad you could come along Jaden!

HJ-88 webHJ-140 webHJ-162 web     HJ-215 web Jaden duoHJ-224 web HJ-239 webhadley field trio runHJ-506 web

Shannon – Louisburg High School Senior Portraits

Things have been super busy but I wanted to take just a minute to show off  some pictures from Shannon’s session.  She’s absolutely beautiful and didn’t seem affected by the blazing heat one bit….no sweaty, shiny skin.  You did awesome Shannon!

Shannon-376 webShannon-363 webShannon-66 webblack and grey Shannon-118 web    trucksoftball

Family Love

I’ve been excited to share pictures from this session for a while now.  I was excited for this session before I even met them because there is something I love about working with families of 3, and this one was no exception. This is one of those families you meet and walk away feeling lighter and happier because of it.  I don’t know what it was exactly (maybe their kindness, sincerity, light heartedness) but I really enjoyed my time with them.   I immediately grew quite fond of their little boy….and who couldn’t?!….look how cute he is!

Haggerty Family-2 webwalking togetherHaggerty Family-31 web   run Haggerty Family-38 web Haggerty Family-61 webfunny Haggerty Family-150 webtogether on bridge    stepping stones family fun unconditional love  I think this last one just might be my favorite of him!  Thanks you guys for letting me capture some of the family love and joy you share.  It was a pleasure.

Haggerty Family-296 bw web

Congrats Ryan and Alyssa

I thought it was a great idea for Ryan and Alyssa to commemorate their graduations with a portrait session.  Ryan graduated with his Masters and Alyssa with her Bachelors degree.  Congratulations to both of you, and thank you for letting me be a part of this time in your lives.   I wish you all the best!!  You guys are great!  Here are a few from the session.

r&a 4Housh-111 web   r&a sb Housh-184 web

Heather – Senior Portraits

I just wanted to share a few more from Heather’s senior portrait session.  She’s such a fun and cute girl whom I really enjoyed working with.  She’s also quite the photographer and artist herself.  She shared some of her work with me and I was quite impressed.  We were able to do her her pictures in both the urban and rustic settings.

heather trioHeather-159 webHeather-294-Edit-2 webHeather-248 webheather trio 2 web Heather-382 web Heather-489 web Heather-522 web Heather-580 web

My Little Ham

I was catching up on some work and came across some older photos (older meaning earlier this year.)  I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw these of my daughter “hamming it up” for the camera.  I’d forgotten I even took these.  I love it when I find these little treasures.  It’s kind of like finding a $20 bill in your coat pocket.


Mud-luscious and Puddle-wonderful

So what do you do when it rains and rains and photo shoots keep getting rescheduled?  You let them play in the mud puddles… “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”  -E. E. Cummings

item-86 web item-89 web item-91 web item-94 web


We love it when we have the opportunity to have family visit like we did this last weekend.  My husband’s brother and his family (who live in Kirksville, MO) stayed over for the weekend.  The cousins have a blast together and we just all enjoy our time together.  It was cold and cloudy over the weekend but we still managed to get a small photo shoot in.  Thanks for driving out to see us Bobby and Katherine….here’s a little sneak peak from your shoot.  And thanks again for the AMAZING chocolate cake!!  (I should have taken a picture of it.)  We love you guys!!

Fields-110 webClaire triosophie 2 girls runFields-65 web franny duo Fields-158-2 web Fields-258 web Fields-263 web vintage fields