2014 is off to an EXCELLENT start

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Because of our wonderful clients, we have been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings for a fourth year in a row. And because of this, we have been inducted into the The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.
To say we are honored, is an understatement. We are absolutely blown away by this and thank you all so very much! We have lots of changes in store for 2014, so be on the look out! Thanks again to all of you!!!

Fun, Fellowship & Adventure || Airstream, Inspiration Shoot || Kansas City, Missouri

Airstreams have always held a special place in my heart. Pictured below is my beloved Gram & Pop with one of their many “Silver Bullets”

gram & pop[Now, I know where I get my obsession for awesome shoes comes from 😉 ]   Every summer, Pop would hitch up the old suburban to the Airstream and we’d head out West to Estes Park, Co.  Those trips are probably the highlight of my childhood.

When my business partners at River Market Event Place told me they were buying an Airstream I got über excited, like kid-in-a-candy-store-excited! I was suddenly flooded with all those memories and I couldn’t wait to shoot it. 🙂

So, in the  height of busy season, we had a lil’ photo sesh.

But first. . . must give props to the folks that made it all possible.
My partners at RMEP, Chad and Rebekah.
Airstream Lounge KC : Bob & Chad
Hair & Make-Up: Kayla Uhlik
Florals: Emily Walters of Emmy-Ray
Dresses: Dede and The Sarahs at Altar Bridal
Blue Suits: NValentino on The Plaza
Talent: Erin, Logan, Chris & Cameron

So, without further ado . . here’s some of my faves from our shoot. Thanks again! xomo

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New Inspiration Shoot

Here’s a lil’ sneak peek of our latest Inspiration shoot! It’ll debut this week, so stay tuned!!
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TGFF–Thank Goodness For Friends. . . and Firsts.

It’s Friday. Yeah! We made it! Many kiddo’s started a new chapter in school this week! Every year around this time, I find my self reminiscing . . about “first days” past. The smell of the new box of crayons, the feel of the new clothes–that I had laid out for a week ahead of time. The first time I rode the bus. The first time I had to change classes hourly. The first time I got called the Principals office.  The first day of High School. The first day of College.

The First Day after I graduated from College. I think that was the scariest “first” of them all.

But truth be told, each week I try to have a new “first”. I always tell my interns, “You’ll never stop learning in this field; every time I pull out my camera I learn something new.”  I think that’s one of the MANY reasons I chose this career.

I think it’s important that you never stop learning. . never stop growing–mentally/spiritually.  Otherwise you become boring and stagnant.  To be completely honest; personally,  I’ve been stagnant for months. Call it a funk, a bump. . a lull. . whatever, it’s been hell. Thankfully, I have a very supportive circle of friends that in their own ways have given me the swift kick I need to get back on my way to my “a-game”. One friend in particular is Loren.
Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 4.04.12 PMLoren and I went to college together, but didn’t start hanging out till afterwards. There were a few years we were joined at the hip. . . but then, certain people and relationships happened and  a small distance was created. Neither one of us wanted this, or actually saw it happening. . but in hindsight it was there. However, Lo and I [I feel] are bonded.  There is a awesome familiarity I feel when I’m around her.  She is someone I know that I can truly trust no matter what the issue, and will be the voice of reason I need to hear. Loren has always put others first. . even when most of those people weren’t the slightest bit deserving. She has personally overcome so many trials and tribulations that life dealt her. . and for the most part she did it in silence. However, she didn’t dwell on this, or continue to let these issues misguide her.  She has found a new direction which has allowed her to overcome these places of pain and suffering and harness her power within.

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In the decade [omg!] I’ve known her, this is the first time I’ve seen her radiating with so much power, confidence, love and light.

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Loren is now helping others recognize the power within themselves and their relationships with others. She has done extensive training at The Four Winds Society, and is ready to help assist to break free of unhealthy patterns, former traumas and old stories. For more information on Loren or what she can do to you please visit her site:  www.mysacredsister.com (currently under construction)

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Thank you Lo for being  you. for being a light. for being a friend.

 

Mr. T a.k.a The Small Fry

Brace yourselves. The blog contains so much cuteness, it may self destruct.

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World, meet Mr.T

You may remember a few posts back of Mr.T’s parents click here They have allowed me into their hearts and homes by letting me document their engagement session, wedding, baby bump and now bebe. My heart overfloweth

Mr. T may be only a few months old, but he let me hang out for over 2 hours! He practically smiled and cooed the entire time. I’m no baby expert, but I think this kid was born a professional model. 😉

Thank you Mr.T for letting me hang out, and meet you! Can’t wait to watch you grow and see what an amazing person you’ll end up being. And thank you to my dear, dear friends [Mr. T’s mom and dad] for always being so supportive and just generally awesome. You two make amazing parents! xomo

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Last week we had the privilege of shooting Chris and Julien’s engagement session.

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The couple is gearing up to move to LA, but thankfully we were able to squeeze in a photo session of the two of them, at a place they’ve called home [The River Market] before their departure.  They session consisted of a gorgeous night spent by the river, with one of the prettiest sunsets I’ve seen in awhile.

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I love that Chris and Julien incorporated their furbabies! How cute is this lil’ family!?!

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Bon Voyage C+J! We look forward to spending the Big Day with you two in LA next year! xoxomo

Cornerstone Kiddos. . . etc

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Over the course of the past 10 years, I’ve had the honor of being asked to document one of the biggest moments in a couples life.  A few have asked me to document other chapters as well. [check out this and this for example]  Before now I’ve been quite hesitant. . . wanting to keep my eggs in one basket. But my clients keep asking and have finally worn me down. So here’s a little preview of some non-wedding sessions. The next month we’ll be doing a pretty rad promo. . so shoot me an e-mail for more info. Previous Cornerstone clients always get the Friends and Family discounts.

Once again, I’d just like to take a minute to thank my previous clients for being so awesome and loyal. It’s a pretty amazing feeling that my job is taking pictures and capturing these precious times for generations to come. Thanks a mill. xomo

p.s. don’t forget. . . dogs count as kids. 😉

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