Category Archives: lifestyle portraits

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..

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: “

love isn’t always black and white . but sometimes it really is . . . sweet maria and baby asher.

if you remember, jeremy had the privilege of documenting as maria and steve brought asher home on april 5th. he was just a few weeks old, and was the answer to so many countless prayers. we had

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 friends

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 shared

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. :) love,

for becca, because every birthday deserves to be celebrated with a Kimono and chocolate cake

thank you, dear becca, for making this housewife / mom of 3 / frequent resident of the ICU with my baby / bottle washer / sleep deprived resident of planet earth to feel like an artist again. I

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!

the image…i mean…the awesomeness is found! (via Leicaboss)

a few years ago, via very their first photography workshop, we met 2 people who would become some of our bestest friends and greatest cheerleaders in this industry. Nate and Jaclyn are the awesome

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

The Don’t Give Up Project 2…because we just couldn’t wait to show you!!

you know those moments in your life where you think, “I don’t think it can get any better than this”? Well, we had many of them this past week when we hosted our workshop for the

concrete jungle where dreams are made of…mandy + nick, engaged and living in NYC

mandy + nick rule. they are creative, flippin brilliant, warm, kind, hilarious, and know all of the best and most random movie quotes of all time. We met up with them in their home of a little

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,

Life=awesome

Meet the fine folks from Life=….that’s “Life Equals”. They have a rad company that sells products that are good for your body (awesome) and donate vitamins to people in

sometimes, we shoot our friends…and we like it

considering the fact that outside our office window looks like this… and that we are in the middle of our first epic snowstorm of 2011, I thought it was a great time to share Jeff and Erica&#

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

……………………Happy……………………Thank……………………Sgiving

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

HOLIDAY PORTRAIT SPECIAL 2010!! :)

Happy turkey/tofurkey coma day, friends! As we lay around rubbing our full bellies, we can’t help but remain thankful for this insane year.  Most of all, through the wins and losses, we are

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.

renee + ben : the don’t give up session

hold on, friends. this is gonna be a long one! forgive us for not being able to adequately describe what we are about to in words. you just had to be there to feel it…but we will try our very

robyn + brian : married and loving it!

Robyn and Brian got married in January….it was 2 degrees that day (quite literally). I’m so thrilled to have experienced the thrill of shooting them on a 75 degree day:) They’re 4

so THAT’S what the tint at the top of my windshield is for.

this is jessica. she’s a fantastic photographer who just recently moved to kc from Paris. yes the real paris. she hired us to take some pictures of her. :)

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, here’s

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”,

kristen+tim : married! (and still in love)

We have people. Kristen and Tim are two of them. Having friends like these two make us so grateful to live where we do. We can walk through marriage alongside them, sharing life along the way…

this is elle, and we loves her. because one love isn’t enough.

back in february, I took some pictures of one of my best friends, wade (see pics here) and living in wade’s belly was a little baby girl who we have now met, and grown to love. wade and elle

Jessi + Dave : Happy Anniversary! a one year after shoot in the rain.

If you’ve been following our work or twitters for the past year then you must know of jess and dave (aka @jessilueck and @livingroompics). One year ago, we were blessed to be let into their

Kelly+Jason: Engaged!

Kelly and Jason are an amazing couple. When we met with them, we discovered that we clicked musically (Weepies fans, unite!), and I introduced them to this song of pure genius. They’re