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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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Volunteering: Annual Back to School Rally at the KC Mattie Rhodes Center

Over the past couple weeks, the company I work with, Visit KC, partnered with the Mattie Rhodes Center in Northeast Kansas City for their Annual Back to School Rally where they provide students and parents with the supplies, information and resources they need to have a successful academic year. Our team of 45 provided 2,628 […]

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Kansas City Sister Weekend

It’s always special to have family in town, but a couple weekends ago it was extra special because we had so much SISTERS ONLY time!! And I obviously got the chance to take some updated head shots for them, which is always a fun adventure. You’d never know by how beautiful they look that we […]

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Spontaneous Camping Trip

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Post Coffee | Lees Summit, MO

If you haven’t noticed the theme here recently….we really like coffee! I mean, yes we love roasting and hand brew methods and our espresso machine and drinking it…but one of our very favorite things to do is to visit new coffee shops and/or spend time in our favorites. Post Coffee (in Lee’s Summit, Missouri) was […]

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Out of the Bag

Here’s the thing about photography: it’s a hassle. Carrying around all that equipment, finding locations, talking to so many people…it can be overwhelming and bit exhausting! Lately I have been on a mission to take more photos of life outside my paid shoots. I think it’s challenging to view the world from the camera’s perspective, […]

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Heirloom Bakery & Hearth | Kansas City

Today it snowed in Kansas City…enough for my day job to let out a couple hours early!! That meant that Preston and I got to spend a little time in my happy place before it closed for the evening. Heirloom Bakery & Hearth is one of the best things that could have opened so close […]

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The Roasterie Tour | Kansas City Entertainment

If you know Kansas City, you know the Roasterie: a local coffee company who has perfected the art of air-roasting and found a way to integrate itself into the culture here in creative and personal ways. Want to buy their beans in local grocery stores? You got it. Want them delivered to your door? You […]

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