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On a warm summer day, Jessica and Clayton married at the beautiful White Iron Ridge in Smithville, Missouri. The skies were a bright blue, the same shade the couple had chosen to represent their wedding day. It was perfect. Every detail had been carefully planned: from Jessica’s stunning blue heels that parallel her flawless fashion […]

White Iron Ridge | Jessica and Clayton

bride and groom sunset portraits in kansas city white iron ridge

July 8, 2022

The shoot I had been dreaming about. For months, I sat with an idea in my head of doing a styled shoot that encompassed all of my favorite things. A representation of my brand and who I am. From the color palette, to the gowns, to the smallest details, I had planned something that brought […]

Oakwood Country Club | Styled Shoot

May 25, 2022

Carrie and Peter’s wedding took place on what turned out to be a beautiful Spring day. After days of rain, the clouds moved away, letting the sun peak through. They got ready separately, but both within the walls of the home they share, a personal touch that always warms my heart. Portraits were taken around […]

The Stanley Event Space | Carrie and Peter

May 21, 2022

Tucked away in its own little space of northern Kansas City, the Chateau Avalon hotel sits alongside its newest companion, the A-Vent Space. A structure comprised of steel and glass, surrounded by vast emerald green trees. While the architecture lends itself to that of a European getaway, the midwest air was warm and humid. Touches […]

A-Vent Space – Vignette II | Monica and Blake

June 27, 2021

This eclectic-boho shoot boasted with warmth; the warmth of the color palette, the warmth of the air, the warmth of smooth bourbon. Accents of tangerine and cactus were a nod to the heat of summer, while touches of mahogany and scarlet brought notes of cozy autumn days. Newly-engaged couple, Isaac and Darrell, lingered by the […]

A-Vent Space – Vignette I | Isaac and Darrell

June 27, 2021

Venue: Cider Hill Family Orchard Photography: Elle Marie Photography

Cider Hill Family Orchard | Dougherty Family

April 20, 2021

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