Baby Josie Arrives

There is really no greater honor as a photographer than to be invited into a moment as precious and intimate as a new baby being born. Sarah said I could share a few photos from Josie's birthday today. It was really hard to choose just a few when the whole day is full of intense, emotional and beautiful moments but I think these share the story pretty well. Thank you Cody and Sarah for trusting me to be a part of these moments! Birth photography isn't something I do very often as it's very hard to coordinate, so I'm really glad this worked out!

The Great Game of Business - Professional Head Shots

It was an honor to work with some of the awesome people over at The Great Game of business creating new head shots full of personality for their website and advertising. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day!

Morton Family

These are some of my very favorite people and some of the very first people to ever trust me as their photographer when I first started my business. We had a cold windy day for their family photos and a little bit of a rough start for the kiddos but after some food and switching to a sunnier location, we got lots of smiles and had lots of fun! 

Sibling Photo Shoot

It was so fun working with this group of awesome siblings who all have great things in store for them! I feel like they belong on the cover of a newspaper or something! When it's freezing and cold outside, we get creative with indoor location possibilities. Thanks to University Plaza Hotel for letting us shoot these in their lobby!

Chris Portfolio

Chris is my youngest brothers best friend and basically an adopted part of my family. He's working really hard at college right now and wanted to surprise his mom with some new photos of himself as well as start a small portfolio for some modeling jobs to earn some extra money. We got to work inside since it was freezing and pouring rain on the day of his shoot and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out! 

Ollis Akers Arney Corporate Head Shots

I take a LOT of corporate head shots. And they are honestly one of my favorite things! I love the challenge of creating an image my subject will love that looks modern and show they have a great personality. I do my best to avoid stiff looking and outdated photos and provide a fresh twist on the typical head shot. Sometimes companies need that classic look though and I am happy to provide that. Here is just a small sample of some of the head shots I got to take for the lovely people who work at Ollis Akers Arney.

Julia - Kickapoo High School Senior Class of 2016

I had so much fun taking Julia's Senior Photos! We had such a variety of outfits and locations. I got my own private cello concert and I LOVED her classic Audrey Hepburn feel. Plus, we had perfect weather, a princess dress and glitter. So. Much. Fun.

Allen Family Photos

Working with this family always makes me love my job even more. 3 beautiful girls and just some of the sweetest people you'll ever meet. We got lucky and scheduled these outdoor photos for the perfect summer day when it was nice and cool and the flowers were all in bloom at Nathaniel Green park. 

Dakota and Hannah's Engagement Photos

This was my first time getting to be present for an actual proposal! Such a good idea and so fun! Dakota and Hannah are such a great couple and I'm loving these shots we got at Springfield Lake Park!


Kissinger Wedding

I've known Cody since he was just a little kid. It makes me so happy to see him with Sarah who is just obviously his perfect match. It's always fun to photograph the weddings of friends I know and care about so much. Before the wedding, we went out to the family farm to get some intimate photos of just the bride and groom. I love how they turned out. Congrats Cody and Sarah! Excited to see what the future has in store for you. I know it will bring you many years of happiness together.