I feel like he already knows sign language…but I do not.  Cool points to the person who can tell me what this gesture in ASL is.  I feel like it looks like the letter “I”.

Remember when you were a kid and would be so excited to find the surprise toy in the bottom of your cereal box?  That’s about the same feeling I have when I go through the images from a newborn session.  There’s ALWAYS at least one of these treasures in every session.






Once again…my camera gets to photograph my beloved Zamzows.  I dearly love this couple.  Got to photograph their engagement…then their wedding…and this makes (I think) their 3rd family session.  They got two BEAUTIFUL children…and this time I got even more Zamzows to feed the camera.

It was a hot, and humid summer morning…but we survived…and I gots some fun pictures to tell the tale.

A little behind-the-scenes peak at what parents have to do something to get their children in the shot.  HAHAHAHAHA  …oh and fun fact, though their is not photographic proof…just before this picture, I fell off that bench straight onto my rear.  Woke up the next morning with a nice bruise.  But at least I did it in front of the whole group…got some laughs out of it. HAHAHAHA

Did I mention how much I adore this couple?

…because when you’re trying to get portraits taken, you should definitely have someone do your hair.  BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

A special tribute photo…the adults mimicking the children.  I LOVE IT!!!!

I’m not good at many things.  I could never win a metal for running…partly because I am not consistent with running practice…and partly because I was not gifted with athletic genetics (It’s all your fault MOM!).  But…if there were a competition of who has the best clients, I’m quite confident I would win.  You might say…”is that fair?  You are not responsible for your clients being great.”  To that I would say, I am responsible for that.  I seek out the best humans I can find.  Those who are true of heart.  Funny.  Wicked sense of humor.  Contagious smiles.    ..then I display them in hopes to attract other wonderful humans just like them.  Either I am really really lucky or my hard work and strategy is paying off.  Need proof?

I present to you this group of fabulous humans.

Congratulations to Nurse Sarah!

I personally know how hard…how difficult… and how much dedication it takes to go through the process in any area of the medical field.  This was not easy.  This was a huge accomplishment.  I’m so happy to have met this beautiful chica and help celebrate her new life event.  She’s going to be absolutely awesome!

I’ve only known one person from New Zealand, but that lady is like a super model…and super smart.  Sarah reminded me of her….and I kept telling her I was photographing her like the New Zealand super model she was.  This random guy agreed…came and gave her a high five.  Although he also thought she needed a ukulele.  Not sure he knew his countries.  But he recognized beauty.  🙂

…a little funny…hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil.  This should be a nurse motto.  🙂

Another funny moment…I kept having her look at different objects…and I’d call them men’s names…I did this all throughout the session.  Got her all flirtatious.   Then this guy walked by..and I said “Hey! look at that guy”.  Then I asked him his name.  His name was Matt.  Which is hilarious probably only to me…because of all the guys’ names I’d call out…Matt never came to mind.  HAHAHAHAHA . This guy came over to photobomb.

On to a fabulous career doing good and helping people in need.  I’ve said it before…I’ll say it again…never met a Sarah I didn’t LOVE.

I first met Alex many years ago.  I was a 2nd shooter for my dear mentor, Gregg Hejna, and Alex was his assistant (Bag boy, haha).  And thus began my adventures in mental torture of Alex.  Don’t get it wrong, he threw it right back at me.  It was a fun game of evil looks and sly comments all throughout the wedding day.

When he first contacted me to tell me he was getting married and wanted me to photograph his wedding…of course my first comment to him was “You actually tricked someone into marrying you?”  HAHAHA .  And then I met Corey, and she turns out to be a beautiful and quite normal individual…and then I said to him, “So you’re marrying up.”  All joking aside, they couldn’t be more adorable of a couple.  I am so honored to have been their choice to capture their special day.  All the feels!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the customizing they did, especially with the jewelry.  Corey had Alex’s ring engraved “And Dat Butt…Hot!”  which is their tag line.

Like I said…the jewelry was super special.  Corey’s mom surprised her with custom jewelry, specially made to have (hopefully I get this part right) a piece of her mother’s dress (blue) underneath a lace piece of her grandmother’s wedding dress on top.  SO pretty.  Again…ALL THE FEELS!

That dress…….stunning.

Alex (aka:  King of facial expressions)


And who knew Alex could be so damn sweet!  Like I said…they are adorable together.

And I might be just a bit obsessed with the bridemaids…and their ridiculous cool dresses!

I love that Alex’s sister was his best person.  She rocked her navy blue attire…giving those boys some competition on the good looks.

On the left:  Brother and Sister expressing their close relationship. HAHA

On the right:  I lovely refer to this as “The Three Stooges”  I’m cracking up remembering them doing this as they tried to figure out where to stand.

I love walking around when taking pictures…got to have some fun with the area.

Another example of the awesome jewelry.

Now here’s the Alex I know. 😉

This might be my favorite piece of jewelry.  A little tribute to those remembered.  …and it made Alex cry.  BONUS!

You know it’s a cool family when the Groom fist-bumps his mom as he enters the reception.

And Chewbacca was a guest.

Well, they did it.  They got married.  Corey had her chance to escape…now she’s stuck with Alex.  😉

Congrats to them and I know they are going to have a happy lifelong marriage!


Getting Ready Location :  The Browning Bed & Breakfast

Ceremony & Reception Venue :  The Stanley

The Wedding Coordinator :  Miranda of Belle Journee KC

Videographer :  Eric Morrison

DJ :  Rusty Turner

Catering :  Taylor Made Catering