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A bit of austria in the middle of America: the gundaker family

The Gundaker family.  They have roots in KC, and Austria (where they now reside).  And while I’m sure that your kids are cute too, their girls are maybe the most precious things I have ever

Liz, Joel, Annie, Grace, and their magical little world in the suburbs.

i am a firm believer in magic. i think it’s worth chasing, trapping in your fists like a firefly, and holding onto once you find it. i have never been a firm believer in the suburbs. as a person who

mornings with you . amanda, stella, and theodore (and a little one they’ve yet to meet)

I’m gonna be honest here with all the momma’s in the room: When I had little ones under a certain age living in my home, calling me mommy for the first time, the days were a mix of the slowest hours

What first friday looks like in Baltimore (the oliver family)

We love watching our couples grow families!  Stevie and Tony got married a couple of years ago, and we had the privilege of being there to celebrate with them.  We had the conversation prior to their

Rosie in Baltimore: a preview

You may have seen riots in Baltimore recently.  Look past those, and you will find this beautiful child.  Can’t wait to share these photos! 

the McGee family

Making photographs of a family is always a privilege.  To be brought into a moment and season, to see dynamics between parents and kids and kids and parents is really fun.   But this family, for

Adventure is in hot tea, snowball fights, and time together: the Kaskubar family (Denver, CO)

Meet the Kaskubars. Residents of Denver. Married for a decade. Livers of a good life, cookers of good food, raisers of two little boys. Shooting families is a joy, mostly because we live a

sometimes love looks like glowing orange light. welcome, dean august.

dear dean august, I write this to you hoping that you are going to have the opportunity to see these images and these moving pieces of life that I captured the evening you were about to be born and

WATP : now available for summer shenanigans as well as bird funerals.

Remember childhood at the end of the school year? the closing chapter of spring and its restlessness, the beginning of warm summer nights of playing outside? remember attending funerals for birds?

this is one of my very favorites: welcome, Isaiah.

This is one of my favorites. and I don’t just say that for drama’s sake. I say it because it is true. I am a firm believer that things happen at exactly the time they are supposed to. and

adventure is in the story of how lenora mae got here.

I had a random conversation recently with a random gentleman. him: what do you do for a living? me: I make photos. him: like a photographer?  .. cool.  what kind of photos do you make? me: um..mostly

Adventure is in the family’s love of an automobile: a family shoot

I remember distinctly the first time we saw the car. It was an experience even getting to see it driving down the street. It was 5 years ago in our (beautiful) little neighborhood in Kansas City.

adventure is in lincoln, nebraska; where a family of four became a family of six

Oh how we love stories like this. We love adoption because it echoes what we have experienced, deeply and firsthand. We love that adoption says really clearly what God says to us, as His kids:

irrevocable : asher comes home for the first time

Maria and Steve have known that they wanted to adopt for a long time. And yesterday, Asher saw his home for the very first time – met the dogs, slept in his room, and cuddled his mommy and

get in the car, leave the city, take your family, meet up with your friends, chase the sunset, find water, breathe the air and see the stars. it will do you good.

we interrupt our regular programming to bring you a quick photo session with the most beautiful family in the world, who also happen to be some of our dearest

this was the day that dodson came home for the first time.

rachel and landon, friends and neighbors of ours, had their second baby. I remember taking photos for them after the birth of their first baby, London, and it was such a joy to do it all over again

dear hazel, welcome to the world!

I am in total shock at the depth of life we have been blessed to share with jessi and dave. just over 3 years ago, they came to us as strangers to hire us to photograph their wedding day. we

Jessi and Dave : they be pregnant you best did know

thank you jess and thank you dave for being the dearest of dear friends, amazing associates in business, and for giving us the chance to shoot you again – truly, it never gets old.

they are the andersons.

they also have a family blog where emily shares her stories of mommyhood and adoption. hop on over for your mommy blog fix!

Modern with a side of ranch —> the bash family

Remember these guys? We do! We LOVE this family! They called again, now with a fresh faced one year old baby girl – “Poppy” – and kids that have GROWN!! The constant?

sometimes, this is what love looks like between a mother and daughter : Lori + Christina

yes, most of the time, we photograph couples who are in love and getting married. and we love doing that…a lot! but once in awhile, there is someone who comes along and has a beautiful story

In case you didn’t know, this is Christine, Matthew, and Lennon

christine and matthew are exceptional. she’s a photographer (who we met at our last don’t give up project!). he’s a touring musician. and then there’s lennon. new baby,

Hopkins Family Shoot!

Mitch, Hillary, and grace rule.  we love them, and their home, and the memories we have made with them as some of our closest friends over the past few years.  and to remember it all before they


here are a few snapshots of our thanksgiving holiday this year – we shared it with my sweet mom (aka the mops), jer’s family (minus his sister, sarah, who is living in haiti and working

Jenae + Doug + Stella = happy Parsons

Jenae’s a great photographer who came to the first DON’T GIVE UP project and wanted us to do some family pics for her, which is a huge huge honor! Her and Doug are an amazing couple.

Christmas Portrait Special : Get it while it lasts!!

We have been so thankful at the awesome response for our portrait promo. Since so many have taken us up on this – and we definitely won’t have time to blog each individually,

happy holidays!!! (portrait special!!)

Tomorrow, as we stuff our faces with 4800 calories of nap inducing deliciousness….and for others, tofurkey – we begin a most sacred season. A season of “family togetherness”,

Courtney+Andrew+Oscar+Auggie = a RADICAL family shoot

When the Bash family invited me to wonder into their lives for a morning and photograph their family, I was thrilled. Not only are they wonderful, generous, kind, joyful, beautiful people with the