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Crested Butte, Colorado Camping Trip 2019

I grew up in the Colorado Springs area and have been drawn to the mountains like a magnet ever since. It’s sad to think it’s been almost 10 years since I’ve lived in the state, but I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunities to go back several times each year to visit. Over the past couple years it’s mostly been at Thanksgiving or Christmas to spend the holidays with my family so we’ve gotten to ski and such, but it was time to get back there for more than a weekend over my favorite Colorado season: summer. I had told my husband that I’d be spending a week in the beautiful state this summer if he wanted to join 😉 I’m sure glad he opted to come.

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An Ode to the Side Hustle & Big News on Being DEBT FREE!

Thank you thank you thank you to any of you who have booked a photo session with me in the last few years! It’s largely thanks to you that my husband and I can finally say that we are DEBT FREE! We have tried to make payments that were a little more than what felt comfortable EVERY chance we felt like we could since we got married over 4 years ago and we’ve been hoping and praying for this moment. We could not be more grateful that it’s finally here!

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Buena Vista, Colorado and Mount Princeton Hot Springs | Girls’ Trip

I am beyond blessed to be so close to my mom, sisters and mother-in-law. How unusual (and awesome) is it that we went on a girls’ weekend trip together and everyone had a blast! Here’s how it happened… my husband had some vacation time that he was going to lose if he didn’t use it […]

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Shutterfest 2017 | A photography conference

Even though I’ve lived in Kansas City for 3 years now, last week was the first time we made the quick drive over to St. Louis. While we didn’t get too far outside of the Union Station area where this conference was held, I definitely got the feeling that I like KC better 🙂 It […]

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St. Louis Model | Shutterfest 2017 Conference

At the 2017 Shutterfest conference in St. Louis they had this program called “Rent-a-human.” Sure it may sound sketchy, but I think it’s meant to be humorous because that is literally what you do in a totally non-sketchy way. The photographers will out a form with what type of model they want (ex. I selected […]

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Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions in Kansas City & My Updated Family Photos

This Kansas City photographer finally took her own advice and got some updated family photos while we were in Colorado Springs. Of course we had to include our 3 year old pup, they wouldn’t have been the same otherwise!

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4 easy, ‘no cost’ ways to thank your photographer or other small business

Your ‘no cost’ guide to what means the most to a small business owner… in my opinion (besides your business and friendship, of course)! 

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KC Homeless Awareness and Fundraiser | Sleepless in the City 2016

Each year my co-worker, Kaleena, puts on an event called Sleepless in the City to raise awareness for teen homelessness in Kansas City. Registration proceeds this year were donated to the Kansas City Homeless Shelter, along with donated winter accessories like hats and gloves. I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer some time alongside my Visit […]

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Travel Photography | Yosemite and San Fransisco, California

Our short, jam packed trip to Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes and San Francisco, California. 

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Labor Day Weekend Trip | Phoenix and Sedona

Awhile ago my husband suggested that I buy a ticket to go spend a weekend with my roommate and best friend from college. He won major hubby points for that and this Labor Day weekend I got to go! My friend Lauree from college also happened to visit Emily in Phoenix the same weekend so […]

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