Happy Birthday Sadie

today's my Sadie's 5th birthday! Five years ago today I picked out the cutest beagle in the litter.


Melissa, Senior '08

I took Melissa's first round of Senior Photos back in December (?) but it was rainy and yucky. So, after we got the shot needed for the yearbook, I gave her a rain check for a nicer day. That day was last Wednesday. We met up in the park and hung out for awhile. Here are some pics from the day:

the coolest spot in Jackson, MO park, by far

it was an easy shoot - she's got great eyes and a pretty smile. what else do you need?

this seemed the most comfortable for her - she's super laid back

thanks for the fun day, Melissa!


JoLynn & Craig are Married!

Last Saturday I shot a gorgeous wedding on a sunny day in a vineyard! How perfect is that for a wedding?! The light and location were beautiful, and every detail was thought of. Here are a few pics from the day:

The ladies, in great blue silk dresses - the blue matched the sky almost perfectly

check out her uber-blue eyes!

they had sangria ready for their guests right after the ceremony - very yummy!

milk and cookies were the favors - so cute!


Moneys & Sandins

Sunday I was back in my hometown for a family reunion/50th wedding anniversary party. While I was there, I had a small session with two cousins' families, and took lots of pics of their kids. Here are some of the portraits I got that day:

Garrett got to go first, since he's the oldest.

Devin was next. . . .

Then came Drew. . .

Lauryn had lots of fun - she has such a great smile!

Morgan's 2, and just like any other 2 year old I met, could care less about sitting for a picture! Hide and seek was much more fun!

And there were too many pretty flowers to smell :)

Thanks guys for having me take your photos! It was a beautiful morning to spend in the park.


Micah Huckabee

Micah had his first pictures taken a couple of weeks ago, and last week I took his first 'official' session. He's definitely a cutie! Here are some photos from our session:

big stretch! I got lucky and caught his feet for the split second they were still

getting changed is NOT cool!

this is how he looked at me most of the time - suspicious, maybe a little confused


Ty & Richie, continued

I had such a great time last Saturday, and lots of time, so we got tons of pictures! Yesterday I posted photos of the wedding, and today I'm giving you photos of the couple. They're such a beautiful couple, and the camera loves them! Here are a few from the day:

I just love her hair - it's so pretty!

this was near the spot where he proposed in the Japanese Garden. The actual location was blocked off, but we re-created the moment just for fun.

Thanks, guys, for inviting me to come experience your beautiful day!


Ty & Richie are Sooo Married!

Saturday I had a wonderful time photographing Ty & Richie's beautiful wedding. Twelve hours flew by as we had great locations and fun people to hang out with. The day was gorgeous and sunny, and it started raining, but not until we had taken lots of photos, so everything worked out great! The wedding was so big I'm gonna split it over two posts. Here are some highlights from the wedding, and tomorrow I'll post photos of the oh-so-cute and photogenic couple.
Again, let's start with the shoes!

these were awesome and so fun to photograph!

the wedding was at the Butterfly House - a beautiful location

they're so sweet! they did this all day :o) they would also say 'we are sooo married!' - hence the title

the party got started early in the limo - the way it should be!

after shooting for a few hours at MoBot, it started raining. no worries, though!

the butterfly theme carried over to the cake - it was delicious, too!

the bride's second dress - I've always wished I could wear something like this!

the first dance - they look so happy!

I love when this happens!