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Why Do Brides Wear Veils? (And Other Wedding Traditions Explained…)

At this point in my wedding photography career, I’ve seen countless traditions. Bridal bouquets, garters, cake cutting, first dances, etc. are a major part of many American weddings. I’m sure you’ve seen them all too. They can be a ton of fun! Or seem kinda odd. It didn’t take many wedding clients for me to […]


Swope Park Kansas City Engagement Session//Brittni + Caleb

THESE ARE MY PEOPLE. We met up at Go Ape in Swope Park Kansas City (where Caleb works- you should go there because he’s awesome) at 8:30am for Brittni and Caleb’s engagement session. I’m going to be straight with you- I am not a morning person. If you ask me to be anywhere before 10am […]


Kansas City Vintage Anniversary Session//Becca + Ryan

It’s no secret that I adore working with Becca and Ryan. I photographed their wedding last year and tbh I think Becca is my biggest hype girl (and you have no idea what that means to someone in a creative career). They’ve decided to do an anniversary session every year to document their journey together. […]


Tobacco Barn Farm Wedding//The Farleys

I promise I’ll write something good about this wedding soon but I just know that Meagan and Eric are dying to see some of their photos and who wants to wait on me to put into words how incredible their wedding day was.  


The Legacy at Green Hills Kansas City Wedding//The Evans

In Cailie’s first email to me, she compared her and Travis’ relationship to that of Monica and Chandler on Friends. So obviously I was pumped and knew I’d be the perfect “Phoebe” on their wedding day. And that’s basically how it went. Cailie had an amazing floral crown and the perfect boho dress. I showed […]


Country Club Plaza Proposal//Hannah + Travis

Hannah and I already knew each other from the photography world. And it turns out that Travis and I worked together at Freddy’s when I was 16. I loooooove photographing proposals- honestly they may be my very favorite thing to photograph. I cry 100% of the time. This one was just a little extra special, […]