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Recent Photography Work and Posts

28 Aug 2017

Sonja + Jason – Engagement Photography – Keeper of the Plains in Wichita, Kansas

  When I met with Sonja and Jason during their consultation, they had one request. They knew they wanted their engagement photography session to be at Keeper of the Plains in Wichita, Kansas. They are moving away from Wichita soon and wanted their photos to commemorate their time living here, and having their session at Keeper of the Plains was the perfect way to do that. Keeper of the Plains has so many great spots for a photography session. Of […]

13 Aug 2017

Kacie + Casson – Engagement Photography – Son Wray Ranch in Newton, Kansas

  What made this engagement photography session so unique and fun was hands down Kacie’s creative ideas. I initially met with Kacie and Casson for their consultation to discuss wedding photography for their 2018 wedding at Son Wray Ranch in Newton, Kansas. Photography is important to Kacie so she wanted a wedding photographer who could help beautifully execute her creative ideas. Of course, I was excited to hear about their wedding and the photography ideas she had for both her […]

30 Jul 2017

Best Sparklers for Your Sparkler Photos: A Comparison of 9 Popular Sparklers

Taking an awesome sparkler photo can be tricky, but the results are so fun and unique when taken correctly. It can be easy to get caught up in getting the timing and settings right and just grabbing any sparkler. However, the type of sparkler you use in your sparkler photos can make a huge difference in how it looks! During a recent engagement shoot, we were trying to get just the right look for a sparkler shot that the future […]

30 Jul 2017

Lindsey + Steven – Wedding Photography – George Pyle Park in Hutchinson, Kansas

Outside ceremonies are always so beautiful, but watching the weather report for them the week before makes me so nervous for the couple. Even up to the day of Lindsey and Steven’s wedding, the weather report kept changing. One minute the report would show clear weather and the next it showed rain right at the time of their planned gazebo wedding in Hutchinson, Kansas. We watched the skies all morning and, right before their ceremony time, the dark skies rolled […]

30 Jul 2017

Digitals or Albums: Should I Get the Digitals Only or Album Collection for My Wedding Photography?

  I have a confession to make. Even though I’m a professional photographer, I was a die-hard “digital files only” girl until recently. In fact, that’s the reason why (as of this posting), all of my packages include the digital files and I have one package that only includes digital files, no prints or products. I completely get that a lot of couples just want the digitals so that they can keep costs down (hey, weddings are expensive!), print on […]

30 Jul 2017

Valerie + Kade – Wedding Photography – Kingman, Kansas

  This was such a fun wedding on a beautiful day! The weather was surprisingly cool for a Wichita wedding in late May, but it ended up being perfect. After meeting with Valerie and Kade for the first time at their consultation, I knew I would love working with them. They wanted their wedding day to be fun yet meaningful, and their real excitement was about their marriage and starting their lives together. In each photo I took of them […]

30 Jul 2017

Morgan + Corey – Engagement Photography – Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, Kansas

  I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much in one photography session. Morgan and Corey are such a fun couple, and Corey kept us all entertained with his jokes and his “model” poses! Morgan’s style for her upcoming wedding is a rustic barn theme, so she wanted something similar for her engagement photography. We searched around for just the right place and decided on Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, Kansas. There are so many different styles and […]

30 Jul 2017

Emily – Senior Photography – Sedgwick County Park in Wichita, Kansas

We started Emily’s senior photo session at Wichita Northwest High School to photograph her in one of her favorite spots: the softball field. One of Emily’s passions is softball, so it was fun photographing her with her bat, glove, and on the field where she feels inspired and comfortable. Emily recently found out she will have the opportunity to continue her softball career in college, so it was an exciting time to be capturing her on the field. After her […]

30 Jul 2017

Alex – Senior Photography – Family Farm in Protection, Kansas

  I had the opportunity to photograph Alex’s senior pictures on her family farm in Protection, Kansas. The great part about having the session on her family farm was having the family’s history as a personal touch in each of the photos. Alex is incredibly sweet and kind, and she has this wonderfully contagious smile. When she smiles, it just lights up everyone around her. Alex seems to love farm life and to have a strong connection with her family […]

30 Jul 2017

Blaise – Senior Photography – Downtown Wichita, Kansas

  When I met Blaise during our consultation for his senior photography session, I discovered that he has a unique hobby. Blaise has a love for filmmaking, and his passion for it is really inspiring. Blaise spends a lot of time with the Tallgrass Film Association in Wichita, Kansas and gets super excited talking about the Tallgrass Film Festival. His love for filmmaking started at a young age, and I only imagine him getting more and more passionate about it. […]

30 Jul 2017

Maggie + Matt – Wedding Photography – St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Wichita, Kansas

  Maggie and Matt’s wedding was the perfect mixture of beautiful, romantic, and fun. The wedding was at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Wichita, Kansas and the reception followed in the beautiful backyard of a private residence. The wedding ceremony reflected the deep love Maggie and Matt have for each other, and the reception was laid back and truly a celebration of their love. One thing that stood out to me about this couple was their kindness throughout the […]

30 Jul 2017

Lora + Nathan – Couple Photography – Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, Kansas

  For Lora and Nathan’s couple photography session, we went to the beautiful Great Plains Nature Preserve in Wichita, Kansas. I had so much fun photographing Lora and Nathan. Not only are they funny and easy going, Lora and Nathan are so genuinely in love with each other that it shows in every interaction between them. You can see their love in the way they look at each other, speak to each other, and especially in the way they laugh […]

30 Jul 2017

Addie – Senior Photography Session – Sedwick, Kansas

  I loved working with Addie during her portrait session at a farm in Sedgwick, Kansas. One of my favorite things about Addie is that she is such a thoughtful, kind person. She is always thinking of other people, is down to earth, and is wonderfully mature beyond her age. What I also love about her is that, although she is respectful and considerate, she has a playful, silly side that is contagious and makes her fun and easy to […]

30 Jul 2017

Charlie – Chocolate Labrador – Pet Photography Session – Derby, Kansas

When I had the opportunity to photograph Charlie at his home in Derby, Kansas, I jumped at the chance. Charlie is a 10-week-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy and is everything that is wonderful about a puppy. He’s playful, goofy, and awkward. Yet, he’s also, sweet, sleepy, and so loving. When I first walked in to meet Charlie, I almost didn’t see him. He sat quietly on a brown couch, which he has claimed as his own, that is nearly the […]