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  The November air was crisp.  The long, dirt road took us up and down through the Flint Hills until we came to a field of Longhorn Cattle that surrounded a sign for Circle S. Ranch.  They stared at us inquisitively as we continued to a rustic entryway. Katie and her favorite ladies got ready […]

Circle S Ranch Wedding: Cranberry & Gold : Lawrence Wedding Photographer : Aaron & Katie

November 20, 2017


I have been in the wedding industry for nearly seven years and each year, I still receive multiple emails from my brides asking my thoughts on a first look.  Have you ever asked yourself one of these: Will it save time if we do a first look? What will my family think if we decide […]

First Look Pros & Cons

November 17, 2017


Have you ever thought those movie love stories were completely made up?  That there was absolutely no way that two people happened to cross paths in the most random place? Catherine & Kris’ story could be taken right out of a Hallmark Christmas Special. Just ask Kris how much cologne you have to buy to […]

Belle Plaine Bartlett Arboretum Fall Engagement: Catherine & Kris

November 15, 2017


Their beautiful day took place at the stunning Tallgrass Country Club.  Birds hung out in the front grasses, chirping in the golden sun.  Janesa got ready with her best friend and mom in the bride’s room.  She was all smiles as they got her into her Cinderella dress–absolutely ready to take on her new last […]

Tallgrass Country Club Wichita Wedding: Jayson & Janesa

November 13, 2017


Do you want your wedding and wedding photos to look different than the wedding you just attended for a friend? Have you flipped through the pages of a wedding magazine and thought that it would be awesome to be inside of it one day? Or maybe you are an active Pinterest user and think it’d […]

How to Get Your Wedding Published

November 3, 2017


Have you ever met someone before and felt completely swept off of your feet instantly?  It’s as if the entire world surrounding you disappears and you can’t help but smile.  They smile back at you and all of a sudden, you feel something.  Something you’ve never felt before.  Something you won’t ever feel with any […]

Romantic Fall Catholic Wedding: Andale Wedding Photographer: Jordan & Taylor

November 2, 2017


Let’s be honest, sometimes even thinking of all the family pictures we want to get on our wedding day can be a little overwhelming.  In the start of my career as a wedding photographer, I had family photos take nearly an hour.  I don’t know about you, but the idea of standing at an altar […]

5 Steps to Family Portraits in 25 Minutes or Less

October 27, 2017


Every now and then, I take a step away from the wedding scene and have a fun senior session.  Jera’s session was filled with her love for the gorgeous nature near her home and her extra curricular activities she’s involved in.  Not to mention, her adorable pup, Chewy.  Chewy has been a part of her […]

Small Town Senior Session: Conway Springs Class of 2018: Jera

October 25, 2017


It was the most perfect October day.  Golden sun touched town as a crisp, fall breeze swept over the private, sapphire lake.  The girls got ready in the cabin that looked over 100 acres of tamed wilderness.  Pine & Birch trees buried deep into the acreage.  So much beauty lay in the land that was […]

Whimsical Woodsy Lake Front Wedding: Topeka Wedding Photographer: Garrett & Sarah

October 13, 2017


It had rained all night and just as the sun began to rise, the rain departed.  Sarah & Ian’s parents tagged along to cheer the couple on as they celebrated their engagement.  These two lovebirds are perfect for one another.  Their sweet disposition, the way they easily lean into one another as they walk together, […]

Sarah & Ian : Loose Park & Nelson-Atkins Museum : Kansas City Wedding Photographer

October 13, 2017