Brooke+Kevin / / Engagement Session

Brooke + Kevin made the trip out to my place for their engagement session. They rocked this 'shoot, even while dodging and swatting at mosquitoes the whole time! Can't wait for this sweet couples wedding! Here are just a few favorites from their session! Enjoy...

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Baby Ally / / Newborn

I got to take sweet Baby Ally's newborn pics today! After a few poses with brother Brady, she fell asleep (mostly) for some swaddling and posing :) Here are just a few favorites from her session. Enjoy...

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Austin+Matt / / Engagement

These two lovebirds and me got together this past weekend for a sunset Engagement session! Here are a few of my favorites from Austin & Matt's engagement photo session. 

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Shelby+Jay / / The Ramsey / / Wedding / / Joplin, Missouri

Shelby+Jay got married this April at the Ramsey Event Center in Downtown Joplin, Missouri. Not even the biggest rain storm in recent history was going to stop these sweet hearts. We were able to get outside for  few shots and capture some of the last little bit of daylight we had left with it being so overcast. This whole wedding party rocked it for our little photo shoot in the rain. Check out a few of our favorites from Shelby & Jay's wedding. Enjoy! 

Ashley+Tyler / / The K / / West Bottoms / / Plaza / / KC Engagement

This is some of the absolute most fun we've ever had on a photo shoot! When your client asks if it would be possible to start early in the day at Kaufmann Stadium, the answer is always YES!! That being said, it definitely added  a degree of difficulty to the photo shoot I hadn't anticipated, which was me trying not to 'fan-boy' in an empty dugout and stadium where all my favorite players  play:) Ashley and Tyler rocked this engagement shoot in front of some of the most beautiful backdrops Kansas City has to offer. We started at The K, then down to the West Bottoms, and finished up on the Plaza. Here are just a few of our favorites from their Kansas City engagement 'shoot. Enjoy...

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Brady / / Sandlot 'Shoot

Here are just a few of our favorites from Brady's Sandlot 'Shoot... Enjoy! 

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Erica+Cody / / Amadeus Ranch / / Wedding / / Seneca, Missouri

Erica and Cody got married this April at Amadeus Ranch in Seneca, Missouri. I got to meet this sweet couple back in 2016 at Roaring River State Park. We waited for the rain to give in before starting with their engagement session. I could tell instantly that these two were so deeply in love and probably counting down the days until they could call each other husband and wife. 

What an amazing day at Amadeus Ranch. We spent most of it indoors trying to escape the wind and that mid-day light, but that's what's awesome about this venue. It is beautiful indoors and out, with so many great photo spots. Their wedding party and family were a blast to be around and I had such a fun time getting to be their to document this beautiful spring wedding.  I'm so excited to see this amazing couple start their life together! 

Below are just a few of my favorites from Erica & Cody's Wedding Day :) Enjoy!

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Beth+Matt / / Kansas Wedding

Beth & Matt became Mr. & Mrs. Winter on April 1st, 2017. The happy couple got married in Neodesha, Kansas at the Grace Baptist Church. The reception followed in Independence, Kansas at the Historic Booth Hotel. 

It's always such an honor getting to be in the midst of true love on a wedding day. Going back through these images one by one, it's difficult deciding which ones to share. Just so much goodness in one album! Capturing these wedding day memories that will last a lifetime or longer for sweet couples like Beth + Matt is my dream job. Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I actually get to do this for a living:) 

Here are just a few of my favorites from Beth + Matt's spring time Kansas Wedding! Enjoy! 

Wedding Shoes in Window

The Smiths / / Amadeus Ranch / / Wedding / / Seneca, Missouri

There is nothing better than a Spring wedding! Especially after a long winter off season and its 70 degrees outside. We talked about the weather quite often at this wedding:) Getting married in the spring, you just never know what you're going to get. As Southwest Missouri spring weddings go, this one was an absolute dream. No one had to wear a coat in March, and rain wasn't even a thought, and those are some BIG WINS! 

Miranda and Kaleb are a pretty special couple and their wedding was just perfect. Honestly it wouldn't have mattered a bit if the weather was bad! This couple was so happy and in love and absolutely radiant, that I don't think there was anything putting a damper on their day. It's always such a treat to get to meet such wonderful people and document their perfect wedding day in a way that they can hopefully relive again and again.

We have shot at Amadeus Ranch quite a few times now and it just never disappoints. Beautiful natural light coming in on both ends of the venue provides some awesome opportunity for indoor photo spots, and the venue overlooks a gorgeous valley with picturesque sunsets! Not to mention, this might be the best venue around for quickly converting an outdoor wedding to indoor if the weather does take a turn for the worse. 

Below are just a few of our favorites from Miranda and Kaleb's wedding day! Enjoy:)

Venue: Amadeus Ranch

 

 

Flea Market Find Vintage Cameras

One of my favorite things to do is shop the local flea markets for sweet vintage collectables. There are lots of cool things I'm always looking for, but one of the main ones is vintage cameras. Some are just for decoration and some go straight into my lineup for general use.  I haven't been collecting long, so my collection is still pretty small. I thought it would be cool to share some of my flea market finds with y'all so I took to the book shelves of the study in my home for a photoshoot of inanimate objects. Hope you enjoy! 

CANON AE-1 - $150

This is my most recently acquired treasure. I've been on the hunt for one of these beauties for a little while now. Haven't had much of chance to put it to good use, but definitely looking forward to having some fun with this one. The Canon AE-1 is a 35 mm SLR, first introduced in 1976 and remained in production until 1984, which when you think about it is a really long time for a single model to be produced. I feel like that says a lot about the quality and popularity of this classic camera. This camera was the first SLR to come equipped with a microprocessor and during it's years in production, sold over a million units. 

SUPER 8 MOVIE CAMERA

Every serious collector has to have one of these gems in their collection. The iconic Super 8 Movie Camera was first manufactured by Kodak in 1965 and remains one of the most popular shelf sitters in a ll the land. The one I found still had its original Sears Instruction Manual and fancy leather carrying case. It's popularity and production continued into the 1970's when more modern versions of video cameras started to come along. 

POLAROID SX-70 - $125

This camera might be my absolute favorite. It is an incredible feat of engineering, being fully collapsible which makes for easy transport and most people don't even know what they're looking at when it is collapsed form. It then transforms into a camera that dispenses it's prints in real-time:) Polaroid phased out it's film production in late 2005 rendering many of their products virtually useless. That is until The Impossible Project came along and reinvigorated Polaroids cult following with new film for it's products. This camera was in production from 1972 - 1980. 

BELL & HOWELL 16 MM MAGAZINE CAMERA - $35.00

This camera is a mid-century shelf sitter (non-working) first released in the 1950's. It  has an all metal body with a leatherette wrapping. This would have been used for shooting video and did not take batteries, but uses a windup spring motor mechanism instead. 

POLAROID A80 Land Camera - $60

This camera was a gift from my mom so it is extra special and adds value for sure! It is still a fairly new member of the collection and a ton of information isn't readily available online so I can only assume they only made 1 and it is the holy grail of cameras, worth over 2 million dollars. Full disclosure, I'm operating on zero factual knowledge. Just a hunch:)

YASHICA A - $55

The Yashica A Medium Format Camera was first introduced in 1959. Shutter speed and aperture are controlled with fancy dials and levers on the sides of the camera. This is about as simple as cameras get. Simple is good:)

Yashica A Medium Format Camera

KODAK BROWNIE STARLET CAMERA - $20

The 'Brownie' was a simple plastic point and shoot camera first introduced by Kodak in 1956. This is the smallest camera in my collection. It is just a cute little 127 format camera. These usually aren't too expensive, so if you run across one, grab it! 

KODAK INSTAMATIC 104 - $20

This camera is one of Kodak's greatest success stories for the 126 film cartridge. Kodak alone sold 60 million of it's instamatic models. Most of those sales came in the 1960's and 70's

Jaycee+Blake / / Wedding / / Miami, Oklahoma

Jaycee and Blake's Wedding was on New Year's Eve at the First Christian Church in Oklahoma. I couldn't think of a more perfect way to ring in the new year than with a beautiful wedding with a sweet couple like Jaycee and Blake. It was so good to see how many people came to see these two tie the knot on the last day of the year. 

Blake is a United States Marine stationed in California, so finding some time off for a wedding didn't come easy. Soon he will begin his deployment away from his beautiful bride so these two are enjoying every second together, so happy and in love, as you can undoubtedly see from their wedding album:) 

Blake saw his Bride for the first time as the church doors opened, and she began to come down the aisle with her father. 

Here are just a few of my favorites from Jaycee and Blake's Wedding Day :) Enjoy!

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Paige+Aaron / / Wedding / / Rustic Oaks / / Miami, Oklahoma

Paige and Aaron got married this fall at Rustic Oaks in Miami, Oklahoma. This was our first time experiencing Rustic Oaks and it quickly became an instant favorite for us! It doesn't take long upon arrival to see the time, effort, and attention to detail that goes into making this the perfect spot for a beautiful wedding. Perfectly groomed walkways, fences, bridges, and overhangs all centered around the big barn where the happy couple would say ''I do" in the evening. 

I was so happy to be back with this couple after their engagement session in the spring. Paige and Aaron's day was filled with close friends and family who came in to make their wedding day special and one to remember.  This day was perfect and I'm so happy we were there to capture it all for them in photographs. Here are just a few of our favorites from Paige + Aaron's Wedding. Enjoy :)

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Preston / / Senior / / Baxter Springs, Kansas

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Preston is one of our seniors from Baxter Springs this year. We took his Senior Pictures at Schermerhorn Park in Galena and downtown Miami, Oklahoma and ended at the historic Coleman Theatre. 

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The Andersons / / Family Photos

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Here are just a few of my favorites from The Andersons' Family Photo Session. Enjoy:)

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Sam / / Senior / / Neodesha, Kansas

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Sam Curt is a Senior from Neodesha, Kansas. His Senior Shoot was photographed at the Neodesha Industrial Park, a field and pine forest just outside of town.