When my best friend Jared told me that he and his girlfriend were interested in taking photos, I knew just what I wanted to do for them. Jared and I met about 4 years ago while working together at a portrait studio. We went through our single days together as well as our taken days. Through it all, we have remained super close. I can honeslty say that this funny, loving, very-opiniated guy is my best friend. And im talking about a life long, stand up kinda guy. Last yeasr he introduced me to the lovely, so pretty and caring, Jaclyn. I couldn't have picked a better match myself. She and Jared are a big part of why Springfield is where I call home.
Enjoy these, Engaging, not engagement, Photos. : ) 

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Amanda and Jason were so much fun to work with this Sunday. We met at the Nature Center here in Springfield, MO for their session on the hottest Sunday of the year. You can't tell because they both are so in love and wrapped up in each other that it didn't even phase them. I, on the other hand, was drenched with sweat from head to toe and the climb up the hill, well, it nearly killed me. Mandy however was hiking it in wedges.


It's been a while since I've seen the love of God poured into an engaged couple's lives, but it was so apparent during their session that it gave me goosebumps. I have known Mandy for a few years now and I have nothing but praise to give her. She is a beautiful woman of God with the passion to help people. Jason and I met on this Sunday and he is such a lovable man; it felt as though I had also known him for years. He's a jokester for sure and I can see why Mandy is head over heels for him. Hold tight for their wedding session September 4th! I can't wait to see this couple and be a part of their big day.

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Devon and Evann are the cutest. Coming into Andy's life a year ago has allowed me to meet some pretty special people. I have grown to appreciate the friendship that they share tremendously. { Thank you for that, Devon} I am happy to have had the opportunity to spend the afternoon in the 20 degree water shooting their newest family portraits. Devon has had a special place in Andy's heart for years now and I'm growing pretty fond of her too. Her smile lights up every room she's in and its impossible not to love her.  Evann has such a fun spirit and loving heart. She wanted to hold me the whole time. Her big brown eyes and perfect little head of curls made their debut this afternoon.  Here's how it went, Enjoy!

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Winzeler Twins//Three Months Old

This was the perfect day for a 3 month mini session and Cohen and Adalyn sure know how to synchronize their crying for their photographer Ashley and Danny are doing a fine job raising these two peanuts into beautiful children of God. I can't wait for their 6 month session!

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Amelia// One Day New

When I found out that I was going to be an aunt I was ecstatic. I just knew that Amelia was going to be the most perfect little baby girl. Weighing in at 7 lb. and 8 oz. this 20 in. bundle of joy was born on May 22, 2015. I am so excited to be able to have the privilege of taking this little family's portraits the day after they welcomed Amelia into this world. They are going to make beautiful parents and I'm thrilled to be a part of their journey. I can already see the way that Mom and Dad look at her. She is their Prize. Its days like these that make me love my job.

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Carissa’s Baby Bump// Maternity

I almost forgot this... Carissa is such a fun-loving human being. we met a few years ago and working together only brought us closer. She's been my little photography guinea pig. I am so glad to call her a friend. She understands me because we are so much like one another. She is a beautiful wife and now mother of the pea that was once in her pod.  I can not wait to meet her little one in July!

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Downtown Abby// Family

I spent a little time with Abigail and her family today and we had so much fun, Despite the little bit of rain, we managed to get some amazing smiles from little miss Grace. It had been way too long without a visit but I'm glad we changed that! Thank you for being a loyal friend and client, Abigail. It was so good to see you smiling again. Brandon and Grace are so cute together and you have the most beautiful little family.

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