KC Newborn Cutie

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family and their brand new baby, just a few days old! Typically the newest of newborns sleep so much you can get those sweet posed, sleeping photos, but this girl was wide awake almost the whole session! We still got some adorable photos of her, proud big brother, and her glowing parents.

Gage | One-Year Portraits

I love shooting one-year-old photos – they’re just starting to take their first steps (or in Gage’s case he’s already been walking three months!), they laugh and smile all the time, and they’re just FUN. I love all the props Gage’s mamma had for this photo shoot – it turned out beautifully.

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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.