Our team of vendors met in quaint downtown Independence, MO for an editorial inspired by the modern vibe of The Delaware, a new industrial event venue just outside of Kansas City, MO. With it’s floor to ceiling white brick walls and black-rimmed windows, we softened the space with more classic elements, such as the Watter’s Visconti gown from Altar Bridal and the cake so beautifully crafted by Classic Cakes.
It was the most gorgeous Spring morning when I met Kelsey for her sunrise maternity session in our quaint hometown of Quincy, IL. Kelsey looked absolutely radiant as she basked in sunshine, surrounded by colorful, blooming trees. She carried a basket of garden roses as we wandered the historic cobblestone sidewalks lined with remarkably beautiful homes. It was an incredibly lovely session for an incredibly lovely mother-to-be.
Megan is an incredible event stylist here in St. Louis, so when she asked me to photograph her 6 year anniversary… I was HONORED. She is easily one of the hardest working people I know, with fabulous taste and the kindest, most easy going personality. When Zach and I met her and CJ on a brisk, Spring Friday night… I just knew the session was going to be golden. Literally.
Several weeks ago, we drove west to Kansas City to photograph an anniversary session for my colleague and friend from grad school, Britta. Her and her husband Zach had just adopted the most PRECIOUS puppy you will ever see, and they wanted to have this season of life captured. Naturally, I was thrilled, because not only is Britta beautiful, but she's a blast to be around... and so despite the clouds and less-than-warm temps, we wandered around KC - Wallace on leash - making the most of an overcast day.
As a former employee of Country Day, I have always found Lindsey’s role to be fascinating. Not only does she fulfill the part of a middle school science teacher, but she acts as director of (what is so lovingly known as) the “Little Barn” and caretaker of the furry friends that reside there. When I approached her about taking her pictures in the environment that she considers being a second home… she was reluctant. Barn life isn’t exactly textbook “pretty.” However, there is beauty in her relationship with the animals - how she interacts with them and cares for their space – and I felt so inspired to tell that story.