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!

Lauren Slamb - Nixa High School 2016 Senior

Had fun creating some magical senior photos with Lauren on this beautiful Spring day! A huge thanks to her parents for coming along and helping carry all of the props and hold the reflector and blowing the bubbles! :)

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!

Academy of Hair Design - 2016 Hair Wars

I have a blast photographing these fun and creative photos for The Academy of Hair Design every year. Their students are incredibly talented and the attention to detail is clear. The models did a great job as well. I think the photos we created are a great example of what teamwork between barbers and cosmos, estheticians and a photographer can create.

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! 

The Strathdee Family

I've known Robin and James for a long time and I was so excited when Robin contacted me about family photos saying that she'd like to do some photos with a creative twist, as well as some more classic family pictures. 

This family is a big fan of Crossfit so incorporating that into their photo shoot was only natural! I love showcasing my clients unique personalities. 

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.

Linville Family

Family photos for the awesome Linville Family! What better time to update the family pics, since Brett is graduating this year and will be headed off to college soon? Always a pleasure to photograph this family.

Murray/Buffington Wedding

When children you used to babysit for when you were a teenager start getting married...that's when you start to feel old. Again, SO much fun to photograph the wedding of people who are near and dear to me. This was an out of the box wedding and was tons of fun! Congrats Josh and Emily!

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!


Hair Wars - 2015

This is my 3rd year working with the students from The Academy of Hair Design doing Hair Wars! Every year they blow me away with their talent and attention to detail. This years theme was "Shapes" and it was cool to see all of the different ways the students translated that.