Specializing in The Senior Experience. Serving Southwest Missouri. A look at the photography, business and my life as a creative.

I believe in the power of photography…

I believe in the power of photography…
Yep. I said it. I put the words from my head and heart on paper and created a manifesto. I declared my purpose and….. it was scary.  It is not easy to put myself out there. I have always struggled to find the right words. But after many, many  drafts….. I let it go. It […]

Chansey is Beauty Revived

Chansey is Beauty Revived
Last summer I took a chance and submitted an application to take part in the Beauty Revived movement. What a fabulous journey it has been! From acceptance to the print magazine hitting my hands, I have loved this process. Beauty Revived is a movement that celebrates women and children with real beauty. Photographers donate sessions […]

What is Senior Week?

What is Senior Week?
Senior week is that span of time when the graduating seniors are off doing their thing and juniors look around their high school and realize, this is it– they are SENIORS! To celebrate a kick off to your senior year, we will be featuring members of the class of 2018 and opening up our calendar for scheduling […]

Cody- Featured Session

Cody- Featured Session
I often get asked if I photograph boys as well as girls and the answer is a big YES! I love guy sessions and showing off their interests and personalities! It is always a goal of mine to have a client tell me at the end, “That wasn’t so bad, it was kind of fun.” Which almost […]

Sophie Featured Session

Sophie Featured Session
Sophie’s session was the perfect mix of urban, natural and a bit of glam. We had a beautiful late summer evening and the sunset was the icing on the cake!  One of her ideas was using a chair in a field. I think this turned out just perfect! This was hands down a favorite for everyone. […]

Maddie-Featured Senior Session

Maddie-Featured Senior Session
The best part of Maddie’s session is… it isn’t over yet! Although I got to feature her many talents and passion for basketball and track in the studio, we are going to showcase them on-location later this fall. Until then… I get to share the glowing sunset from the evening of her session. Maddie shared what she […]

The PUSH continues…

The PUSH continues…
The PUSH Conference was held July 11-13 in Greencastle, Indiana. This beautiful college town hosted around 50 photographers, 13 instructors and the behind the scenes crew. The mastermind behind this conference is Vicki Black, creator of Senior Style Guide. This publication is all things senior photography, fashion and trends. Check out their instgram! Here are […]

Emilee-Featured Senior Session

Emilee-Featured Senior Session
I loved getting to know Emilee and her family! They brought so many ideas to the session and we had a great time incorporating her hobbies and talents. Making a session personal and custom is one of my favorite things about being a senior portrait artist! Emilee and I share a love of books and […]

To be PUSHed (Part 1)

To be PUSHed (Part 1)
“I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.” -Ann Bancroft Last fall I was a very lucky photographer and snagged a seat at The PUSH Conference which took place in July. I will admit I was nervous about attending, not knowing anyone […]

Paige Featured Senior Session

Paige Featured Senior Session
Each summer my Aunt nurtures beautiful beds of day lilies. With a short bloom season, I love giving a client the opportunity to use her house as a location. They can guarantee their images will be unique. Paige had the perfect outfit to complement the colors too! Paige says she is really looking forward to “going […]