Cat and Jason Spring 2020

Celebrating one of my favorite couples, and pup during one of my favorite times of the year! I LOVE shooting in the spring in Branson, the colors are amazing, and they are everywhere! This session will always be remembered as extra special, because it was the last session I got to do before the world went crazy with COVID-19. I’m so thankful we took these pictures when we did, even though it was before their actual anniversary.

“The first time I saw you my heart whispered “that’s the one” and I never let go”

We lovingly refer to this location as “the yellow bush”…and it’s in the most random spot in town. The rest of the empty lot isn’t very scenic at all, but it’s proof that a photographer sees the world a little differently. Add two perfect subjects, and suddenly one bush is all it takes!

“She felt the most free when she as wrapped tightly in his arms”

Before this session, Cat and I were talking about how when she looks back on every session she and Jason have done as couple the session has held it’s own special memory and celebrated ‘the time in their life that…’. That’s why they celebrate every anniversary with a photo session, to remind them of THAT year, THOSE moments and THOSE memories. I love that!

“I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.”
“And together, they built a life they love”

Someone once said…”A good marriage isn’t something you find, it’s something you make. And you have to keep on making it.” Cat and Jason are proof of making that decision every day. Oh, and choosing to keep making each other laugh and keep the dogs fed and happy!

“My fairytale came true with you”

And then…there’s Milo…

All the outtakes with this one!

Hopkins Maternity Announcement 1.14.2020

I’ve gotten to celebrate some fun milestones and memories with the adorable Hopkins family over the last few years! I’m so excited to get to help them celebrate this new member joining their family!

Nile was SO excited to get to have fun during this quick mini session, and I think he’s excited to be a big brother come this summer! He said he definitely wants a baby sister…

Downtown Branson is one of my favorite places to do sessions, especially in the winter. The light is just right, and the buildings and historic urban feel just make it all come together.

These next few months are going to fly by, and this sweet new baby is going to be here soon! Can’t wait to meet this sweet little one!

Hicks 4.28.19

This couple is SO much fun! This is the 2nd year I’ve gotten to shoot with them, and I’m so happy because this time they’re locals after relocating to Springfield from KC!! Getting to shoot with them is always fun, full of laughs and just like hanging out with old friends! We have a great time, even though we cheer for opposite football teams… #steelersnation vs #chiefskingdom

Brandon and Kelsie Engagement 5.17.19

This engagement shoot was nothing short of butterflies. It was easy on my part (that’s a compliment from a photographer standpoint, I promise!). I said hey in the parkinglot, took them to a rock, then a field, then a stone wall, then a quick costume change in the parking lot then the lake at sunset. The rest, I just stood back and watched. So excited for these two and their double wedding (one in South Africa and one in Branson) this summer!

96 Miles Band

I had SO much fun shooting for 96 Miles Band!! Not only are Tami and Michael a fun couple with AMAZING talent, get this, even this unique band name has special meaning to them! It’s 96 miles from Tami’s front door to Michael’s door…hence the name of their musical duo.

96 Miles Band

When Tami asked me to shoot for them it was the middle of January (I said I was WAY behind on blog posts!), and for a split second I had this “uh, it’s 25* outside, where exactly are we gonna do this…” thought. But before I could finish my thought, she said “I know a guy that works at Fritz’s Adventure…would you be up for shooting there after they close one night?” Not even a question. How cool is that?!

You can find this duo playing regularly in Eureka Springs, Springfield, Fayetteville and all around the Ozark! Connect with them on Facebook and Instagram!