Monthly Archives: November 2010



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 as a nurse there), and two of our dearest friends, jessi and dave. we lit a fire, set a table, made some insanely delicious food, lit a candle in my dad’s honor, made record of what we were thankful for, cuddled, laughed, and tried tofurkey for the first time. it was a memorable day. bittersweet, but good.
here’s what thanksgiving day looks like in our home…
this blog post has been brought to you by tofurkey.
and becca’s rapidly moving eyes

ericamay - 11/29/2010 - 4:49 pm

the brothers in vests is too much for my heart to handle. SO CUTE!

jessi - 11/29/2010 - 8:34 am

love you guys. thanks for letting us be a part of your celebration!

Ashley Jones-Wisner - 11/28/2010 - 11:13 pm

LOVE this! And I love that my grandparents chairs are featured! Can’t wait to show them – they are in love with you guys!


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 together – the parsons, jer and ash (and the brothers) and life at our home is filled with whimsey and joy, belly laughs, light sabers, energy and love.  Our family is deeply supportive of us and we love them so much.  Through cancer loss and survival, they have remained strong and sources of inspiration for us.  Our friends have laughed with us, cried with us, sat at our big table and shared wine and life with us.  we love them like crazy.  The smileyface collective is kicking asses and taking names in the photo world, and we couldn’t be more proud to lead this team of amazing artists.  Our couples are the bestest and have shared some of the best experiences and locations around the world with us for their weddings.  Our don’t give up project has brought some amazing photographers our way and we are getting excited to launch the next one (stay tuned!) :) And you, if you are not one of the above mentioned people, we are thankful for you – coming and checking in on our lives, supporting us as we do what we love.

We are filled with gratitude.

Soooo, to celebrate a great year, we’re launching another portrait special this year. Here’s how it works:

What you pay: $150
What you get: one of THE PARSONS in your home to take some great pictures of you and the ones you love most….and then some fresh images to hang on your walls in 2011!!
(And if you want to give this as a gift, we’ll mail you a hand made gift certificate to put under the tree this year.)

Plus, if you book before Dec. 12, we’ll give you a free 8×10!!

Please note: this special ends December 23rd at 3:30PM!!! All portrait sessions MUST be completed by April 30, 2011.

So email us at and we’ll get you booked and give you some additional information! :)

Merry Christmas, friends!blog-front-page

jami nato - 11/27/2010 - 9:38 am

booya! man, i wish we needed some pics. that is a delicious price. maybe i can convince nato that we need this. desperately.

jenberry - 11/27/2010 - 1:54 am

LA needs you to come here.

Carisa Dodson - 11/26/2010 - 9:02 pm

I was just wondering if this special was just for KC residence? Or if you would travel to Colorado? I follow you all, and love your photography. My husband and I just had a baby and would love some family pics, but am figuring that you probably wouldn’t have the same deal for out-of-staters? (I’m actually originally from “Hutch”.)

Anyway, let me know your thoughts! Thanks.