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.
Anyone who lives in the Midwest KNOWS what life is February is like here; but for those who don't, let me just fill you in... BLAH. There is no green, and the sun often goes into hiding. NOT IDEAL for photography. This being said, we were able to getaway to Florida towards the beginning of February which provided me the much-needed opportunity to capture some beautiful sessions, and Lauren's maternity session is that of my dreams. I could not be more smitten with her images if I tried.
Remember when Simone was just itty bitty? (See that blog post here.) During a recent trip to Florida, I had the honor of capturing my friend Debbie and her darling daughter, Simone at her most recent milestone. These kinds of sessions make my heart swell, not only because I adore capturing motherhood, but because it's incredible to witness firsthand how children and families change over time.
Jessica and John's wedding took place on a quintessential Midwest winter day, complete with the smallest flurries of snow. To nod to the holiday season, pops of red and vibrant greenery covered the surroundings, and Jess wore the most beautiful custom-made gown. Believe me when I say that this duo (and their bridal party) were CHAMPS, as they tolerated 10 degree weather for the bulk of their photographs. If you're intrigued by the idea of a holiday wedding... look no further for inspiration. This one is a STUNNER!