kansas city wedding photographer
I cultivate images with vibrant, joyous, intimate moments, minimum posing and zero stress. My approach is warm, laid-back and personal. I captures moments that warm your heart and touch your soul. The images we create are inspired by stunning scenery and real connections between the families and couples I photograph and the people that mean the most to them. Be sure to read reviews – you’ll find dozens of glowing comments from clients.
Yup, that's me (to the right). Ugh. Don't worry, I hate having my photo taken too - even though I'm a photographer?! But I really think that's kind of normal for my trade. That's why I've perfected the right techniques to help you relax...I know how stressful (and down right uncomfortable) some photographers make you feel.
I love gorgeous light; birdcage veils; long, summer, Saturday morning runs; outdoor, diy weddings; homemade cheesecake; my two dogs; sharing a glass of wine at twilight on my best friend's porch; my family and especially my clients for appreciating my art.
Other things you should know:
I am one of those crazy dog people. I hire dog/house-sitters when I am gone. I fly out family to dog-sit. They've never been kenneled.
I went from Des Moines, Iowa; to Columbia, Missouri; to London, England; to Cedar Rapids, Iowa; to Denver, Colorado; and now I love and explore Kansas City, Missouri. Life is an adventure, grab it with both hands.
My best friend has turned me into a wine snob -- and I'm kind of ok with that.
Despite all of my journalism school training and AP style, I suck at punctuation (specifically commas). It's just not my thing. I no longer apologize.
contradictions (clearly, I’m nuts and love putting things in parenthesis)
I was in advanced math classes all through school (secret: I hate math).
I have a political science degree but no desire to ever become a lawyer (fact memorization is not my thing).
I believe that a woman can do anything she puts her mind to… I use mine to garden, cook, bake, knit, sew, play music, decorate, design and generally be creative. Insert Beetlejuice line: Delia, “…but I must express myself. If you don’t let me … I will go insane and I will take you with me!” It’s kind of like that. :)
qualifications & resume
Beyond my madness, I also have skillz. ;)
I’ve worked with, around or on photography since a very young age. I graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia’s renowned School of Journalism (it’s where I also got that poly sci degree mentioned earlier). I interned at a news website in London for 5 months prior to graduation. I also worked at the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a staff photographer prior starting my wedding photography business in Colorado and Missouri. I worked as a photographer, photo editor and assistant director of photography at the local newspaper in Columbia. I still freelance for newspapers, magazines for editorial and commercial assignments. There is nothing better in life than variety.
I have covered everything from sports action to the drama of a police funeral and presidential candidates including the Iowa Caucuses in 2007. Journalism has provided an excellent foundation for conceptualizing assignments. The nuances of this process produce better work, whether the final product is a business portrait, a magazine spread, or a once in a lifetime event.
My work has been published in the LA Times, CNN, Fox News and various other news organizations as well as magazines and other publications. I've also been published many times in magazines and prestigious online wedding publications.