On a random day years ago, I was standing in a line at a coffee shop.  Robert was standing in front of me.  We were both super cool and had the same smartphones (which were still a fairly new thing back then…which goes to show how cool we were with the latest and greatest technology in hand).  Thus it was quite the conversation piece….and somehow that led us to chat about our mutual appreciation of photography.  And I happen to be a photographer!  WHA WHAT!  We became facebook friends (good old facebook!)….and sometime later, he met the beautiful Kelly and falls madly, deeply in love.   They decide they cannot live without each other and decide marriage would suit them quite nicely.  And after all these many years later…Robert remembered he met some crazy photographer with a cool smartphone way back when…and thus…here we are.  As a cherry on top…these two got married at Julep!!!  One of my FAVORITE places to frequent.  ANDDDDDD……Kelly was able to lock down the ferociously talented Kat Collett for hair and makeup mad skills!!!  Seriously…it was too perfect.  Only one little itty bitty teeny tiny hiccup for the day….it was white wedding…and I don’t mean white wedding dress.  It was literally a blizzard outside.  But fear not…the party went on.  It. was. unstoppable!  And so amazing.
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click-photography-julep_binckley-wedding_1004Awww….you guys!  You’re so dang cute together!!!!
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click-photography-julep_binckley-wedding_1006Kelly decided to break away from tradition and rock out some stunning gold style from Rent-The-Runway!  Oh but those CHOOs…those are hers foreva!
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click-photography-julep_binckley-wedding_1009This girl….so sweet and adorable…I wanted to steal her!
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click-photography-julep_binckley-wedding_1016A lovely picture of Robert’s mom and great advice.
click-photography-julep_binckley-wedding_1017Told ya…MASTER of facial expressions. 🙂
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Made it to Julep alive…check.  Get married…check.  Eat, drink, and celebrate…check.  Take fun family pictures…..TRIPLE CHECK!!!

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Poor Dad…those girls were sure picking on you.

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And Poor Mom…that crazy photographer making you choose a favorite.

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MAJOR Congratulations to these two!  So happy for you both!  I know you are going to have a ridiculously awesome marriage.

Well here’s a session that makes me feel old.  Beautiful Brittnay was once upon a time a high school senior that I had the pleasure of photographing.  It is absolutely mind bending to think it’s been so long, but here she is…in front of my camera again, and this time with her fella.  This was my first time meeting James, but it took about 2 seconds of observation to see how much he adores Brittnay.  It makes my heart happy to be able to see clients after a long time period has passed and find them doing fantastic and well loved.

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This is one of my favorite nooks of Shawnee Mission Park because of the tree line, and usually requires getting down on the ground to get some sweet shots….but of course, with great scenes comes great price.  I woke up the next morning with a ridiculous amount of Oak mite bites.  UG!  Totally worth it though.

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Gots to get playful!

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Ask any of my clients…I say “Just one more…” about 100 times.  We were on our way to the water side when I made a beeline for this field first.  The sky was amazing!  And I love a pretty field.

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Ahhhh…this pic makes me melt!  SOOOO PRETTY!!!

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Check out this High School Senior Stud Muffin!

Meet Jackson.  Mr. Class of 2017

AKA:  My super cool cuz

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This kid has always had the coolest hair…and he’s always changin’ it up.  Love the current wildness.

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This picture freaks me out a little bit…because I see my son, Tate, when I look at it.  Jackson is about 2 years or so older than Tate (thank goodness for awesome hand-me-down-clothes…Jackson kept Tate stylish)…and maybe it’s because their so close in age…I don’t know, but this pic looks so much like Tate to me.

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Why is Westport so cool?!  Love this wall.

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AAAAAANNDDD…let’s not forget the woman that made this kid possible…and more specifically, the woman that put in extreme effort into getting Jackson in front of the camera finally.  Hahaha.  YES!  Luanne definite deserves a hug.  Had to get documentation of it, too!

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So close to graduation!  Congrats Cuz!

I’m a little…or a lot…obsessed with this family.  They have had quite the life changes since I’ve known them…but I’m so excited to meet the newest member of their gang.

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David & Kellie’s love is infectious.  It makes me want to go run and hug my husband.

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And these kids!!!! It is crazy awesome how these siblings are pretty much best friends.

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A little Seinfield Tribute.  Crackin’ me up!

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Love that Miller!

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Ok ok ok…folks…check it out.  This might be the happiest baby I’ve ever encountered.  AND…he must not think I’m pure evil…because this might be the only session..or at least its been so long I can’t even remember…that I’ve had a baby not cry and frown at me for 98% of the session.  I could photograph this kid all day everyday!

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He might grow up to be a plumber…just sayin’.

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I LOVE these three!

Nate, Kirsten, and little Miss Amelia are one of my favorite repeat offenders.  From engagement, to wedding, to parenthood….I can’t get enough of watching this family grow!  It’s insane to think Amelia’s already 4 years old!

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Yup…this one is 100% out of focus, but I love it anyway.  Had to show off the crazy leaf-attacker.

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AWWW!!!  I love these lovers!  Still as happy as ever!
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