Family Portraits | Lake Olathe

This mama and I became fast friends through our kids a few years ago, so I was super excited and honored when she asked me to take their family photos. I love these kids and how they can be real around me. We got some great facial expressions, silly photos, and true authentic shots! These are just a handful of my favorites from the session. (And aren’t the fall colors gorgeous?)


Photo of the Day: Orange Star Flower

I’m in love with this beautiful new addition to our dining room! It’s called an orange star flower, and and I believe it originates from Africa. According to one website, it can be planted outside in zones 7-11. I live in northern Missouri, which I believe is more like a zone 6 – can anyone confirm? Will this plant die outside in the summer, or will it just not come back next year?

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Spring/Summer Portrait Special

It’s official – my husband and I are taking a mission trip through Project H.O.P.E. to build homes in Nicaragua! To raise money for the trip, I am running a portrait special. You can get a one-hour Kansas City-area photo shoot, plus 20 of the best high-res photos on disc for just $79. My portrait session typically runs $79, so basically you get 20 digital photos free! I’ll be running this special through the end of June. Contact me to schedule your portrait session – dates are filling up quickly!

My last mission trip to Haiti was incredibly impactful, as I know this one will be too.

Photo(s) of the Day: A Heavenly Day

Yesterday was a very special day – our beautiful Baby K was baptized. We were so blessed to have so many people there to witness the occasion – close family, Godparents, friends from our small group, and a large and loving congregation. I feel so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives … looking after and praying for Baby K. To all of you … thank you!

Pastor Jake did a great job…

But she still wasn’t too happy! One day she’ll understand.

Mommy, Baby K, and Daddy

Baby K and her boyfriend.