Who I Am
I'm a Gen X mother of 3 girls with pink streaks in my curly hair and a fabulous husband! When I'm not busy with photography or being a mom/wife, I'm likely teaching a photography class at Maple Woods, reading, knitting, drawing, or attempting to relax (I'm not very good at the last part...there's ALWAYS something that needs to get done). Give me dark chocolate with a glass of good red wine and I'm a happy girl!
Our oldest is a sweet, caring, and creative young lady who loves playing mom and teacher with her younger sisters. She's often found crafting with whatever materials she finds and comes up with some unique creations.
Our middle baby is spirited, fearless, and loves making people smile. She loves climbing and doing whatever it takes to make others laugh. My mini-me in many ways, but she has her daddy's love of adventure!
The baby of the family is full of personality with her "I do what I want" attitude and being like Maggie with making others laugh. She makes herself known in various ways as she has to often talk over her loud sisters.
I am a wedding and portrait photographer in the Kansas City area (and beyond) offering sessions for families, couples, youth activities, and more! If you are in need of updated family photos, someone to capture all the details of your special day, headshots, branding photos, or show the love and excitement of your new engagement, I'm your gal! Feel free to check out info on the experience, the investment, or drop me a line so we can chat!
Why I Do What I Do
I grew up in an age where photos meant capturing an image (with no way to immediately tell if it came out), praying it was properly exposed, composed, etc, and then trusting the film to an outside source for processing and again hoping the film gets processed without issues (I know how easily film can get ruined during the development process as I teach film darkroom photography).
I have always loved to look through old family photos and learn more about the family I never got to meet or hear stories from my parent's childhood. Now as a mom, I love being able to share those same photos and stories with my daughters plus make new memories and photos with them to add to the collection of images and stories.
Just For You
I know photography can seem like an unnecessary or excessive expense. I've lived those days of living paycheck to paycheck and robbing Peter to pay Paul, but I have NEVER regretted having the photos of my family, friends, and beyond! Memories are only so good. Photos are far better because they HELP you remember what you may have forgotten!
I will do my best to provide the best memories, both of the time spent during our session or big day to the images you get back for your own collection to pass down to future generations.
About My Blog
As my girls will ALL be in school starting this fall, I'll be posting here more often with various tips, tricks, and to brag about all my awesome clients! I'm a wealth of photographic knowledge so if you have a question, let me know! I LOVE teaching photography as much as the actual picture taking! I hope you check back periodically for all the latest I can offer! Feel free to check out my fine art photos as well and they're available for ordering prints. I'm always happy to answer questions about which printing options will be best suited for my work, so do not hesitate to ask!
Thanks for stopping by!