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This family is beautiful. I know I make everyone look beautiful (he, he) but they don’t know a bad photo. A quick note about the St. Peter’s community, this is my church and kids’ school. I can tell you they have been so supportive of me and it really feels like a community–extended family. This whole small business thing is not done without the support of a community and friends. And I recognize and appreciate them so much.

The Wimes family is a good example. They get along so well–I’m sure the girls fight, I’m sure there are disagreements, but when it counts they are there for each other. It’s family. There are times, I think I disagree with this or that at the school/church but I do know they are there for me, they have my family’s best interest at heart.

The stunning Wimes family:


I won’t go on and on about how cute my family is. I won’t say how smokin hot they are, that would just be awkward. I won’t tell you how Ty and Emma look like models and their parents my cousins are in that ad– that would make me look pompous and embarrass them. ok. enough.

Seriously though, I was working on these senior pictures for my cousin Roger’s son Ty for the blog and it occurred to me how many photos  I’ve taken down in the West Bottoms, or Loose Park, or The Nelson. Over the years, I’ve taken thousands of images in these iconic spots. A lot of times in the same spots as many other photographers or where I’ve taken many many before.

But that light, on that day in that location is yours. That moment is unique to you. We are making your history. That sounds big and dramatic, but I think it is big and dramatic. No one but you can have that. WE capture that. A little time capsule of you.

Having said that Ty is graduating from Rockhurst High School and its one of the most exciting times of life. I’m honored to have a bit in telling his and his family’s visual history.

It’s not too late to get your 2017 senior photos done–but it’s getting close!! Email me to get your’s scheduled!!!

Ok, I just had to include this as a joke. I think he needs a 30×20 of this for the dorm room….


Julie and I have been friends since second grade. We will be friends for life. I don’t need to talk to her for a year and when I do it’s like we are little girls again, catching up. I know her affinity for no bake cookies and old movies. We got matching bubble skirts after I moved away in fourth grade. She’s beautiful. These are her two boys and family–they make your heart leap out of your chest. What can be said that hasn’t been said between old friends, so integral to our wellbeing they are. I hope you can see how much I love her through these images. 


So I had a really nice little bit about my friends the O’Connors that I just adore, but in getting my new site up it is has been lost in cyberspace to that infinity in the sky. I would try and rewrite but if you read it before I don’t want to repeat myself and frankly I have to keep this train going, but I do want to put the photos up as they are still here archived and I have some control of that. I figure no one really wants to read what I write anyway they just want the eye candy. I have lots more to show and with Spring springing and I’m motivated especially since I’m getting this brand new shiny site to share. But first an ode to my o’friends.

We always have fun thinking of a different way to capture their family:


I’m working on launching my new website and getting really close, in the meantime, I wanted to get out some of my friends photos around Valentines Day. All around the day of Love–well, it came and went….such is life but I figure we can celebrate the ones we love everyday. I’m never going to be fast, but I want to give everyone their due-recognize my amazing friends. The Crilly’s are expecting baby boy #2 soon, these boys are destined to hilarious big personalities like their Dad (you may recognize him as a local wrestling celebrity). I adore the color scheme for some Holiday photos and George could not be cuter.