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Categories: Engagement

I had such a fantastic evening with Markie and Grant! Markie contacted me this winter completely giddy with excitment not long after the proposal! We met for drinks at Thomas to chat about the details of their dream Kansas City wedding and brainstorm the engagement session! I can't take any credit for the fun ideas they came up with!

Categories: Wedding

The happiness on this day was so contagious! Elisabet and Ryan and their amazing family smiled and laughed all day long. I've never seen a bride smile so much as she walked down the aisle to say her vows! I'm so honored to have been a part of this celebration. Elisabet and Ryan are a perfect match and I'm so happy they found true love!  

Their Wedding Day took place at Big Cedar Lodge in the Garden Chapel! It was perfect! Here are just a FEW of my personal favorites!

Categories: Wedding

I first met Leslie and Danny over skype! Their love even showed through the pixels on my iPad and their love story plays out like an romantic comedy -I'm not joking! She met him while he was walking a dog on a busy Chicago street. A horse walked by, startled the dog, and Leslie came by to make sure everything was alright! And as they say, the rest is history! Danny is a calm, handsome, low key, big picture kind of guy. Leslie is a brilliant, beautiful, and thoughtful woman with a plan, and really gets into all the details!

Categories: Personal, Wedding

What happens when 16 (YES. 16!) of Kansas City Top Wedding Professionals come together to create something amazing?  Gold details, candle-lit dinners, beaded gowns, handmade designer menswear, custom linens, luxurious floral arrangements, dramatic uplighting, shimmering gold candelabras, a dusty blue gown by Jim Hjelm.... Inspired? I sure am! Most of this day ended up being dark and rainy. We didn't let that slow us down and opted to play up the candle light and moody atmosphere for this Cinderella Inspired Wedding Photoshoot! 

The Wedding Team:

Categories: Portrait

I love seeing iconic and timeless photos from ages ago, and thinking, WOW, that could have been taken yesterday! And I also love using the latest technology to take popular trends to the next level, especially for senior photography and fashion photography.

We did one set of these photos in the dead of night in the snow in Lee's Summit! And the next set was taken in my home studio. I love how each set  of portraits showcases the different sides of Molly's personality.