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twilight lovers session in westside, kansas city

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twilight lovers session in westside, kansas city

a few weeks back, i taught a mentorship with the talented (and adorable), kelsey mahoney. we woke up before sunrise and documented these two lovers during blue hour. it was magical and one of my favorites to date - they were up to experiment with us and get a little weird.

one of my favorite black and white sets is from these two and their beautiful connection.

after we played around during twilight, we made our way back to their cozy apartment in westside (we’re neighbors!) to photograph them being themselves aka snails at home, listening to music, cuddled up in corners and on their kitchen floor.

shelby + conor, loved documenting your love.

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take a look at our time together. . .

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abandoned motel anniversary session

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abandoned motel anniversary session

had two back to back mentor sessions in september - first one was with the talented, katie driscoll where we photographed these two stylish friends of mine, amber + aj for their five year wedding anniversary.

mentorships are a great way for me to connect with other artists looking to grow, sharing my knowledge and working with amazing couples to help bring out all of the magic. for this particular set, i edited the second half a little differently utilizing more of a film look and cooler tones, especially once we got into blue hour. hope you enjoy.

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meet, a+a.





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palm springs lovers session

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palm springs lovers session

i met up with these two babes in palm springs back in april and documented their wild love.

i had been wanting to work with them for awhile and was so happy we were able to meet up. it was an instant friendship, bonding over travel, adventure and sharing wedding stories. i had been following their beautiful work for some time so it was nice to spend real time with them.

"this is our love, there is no in between."

meet josh + sam

the arroyos.

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roller hockey lovers session

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roller hockey lovers session

a few weeks ago, i taught a mentor session with the lovely, haley sieben.

she wanted to get out of her comfort zone, to experiment and really get comfortable with a couple whom she's shooting. so we did just that.

i was able to work with one of my favorite couples, bitti + isaac who are always down for anything. last time i photographed them was in an abandoned pool so I knew they'd be the perfect couple to use for an adventurous, experimental mentor session.

they have this crazy connection that comes out so well in photographs. not to mention, they are both crazy attractive.

here they are, being themselves (goofy, serious, intimate, fresh, weird, all of it) in a roller hockey rink in kansas.

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a moody lovers session with josh + hannah at smithville lake

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a moody lovers session with josh + hannah at smithville lake

kicked off my mentorships earlier this year and they are off to a great start! i am so excited to teach other creatives and share my knowledge, tips, tricks and also allow them to watch my process.

for gage's one on one, we took josh and hannah out to smithville lake for a lovers session. these two were so fun to work with and were adventurous enough to brave the shift in weather - about halfway through the shoot, the wind picked up and the sky went dark which made for some beautiful moody, twilight shots. we also had them hop in the water at the end of the shoot. 

happy wedding month, you two!

meet lovers, josh + hannah

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brooklyn lovers, kevin + julia

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brooklyn lovers, kevin + julia

photographed these two loves in their new home of bedford-stuyvesant in brooklyn this past week. i am so happy to have documented this season in their lives.

julia is a talented designer (she made my blush jumpsuit that i wore while getting ready on my wedding day) check out her work here.

meet, kevin + julia.

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an easy afternoon with the zitos - lovers, austin + haley

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an easy afternoon with the zitos - lovers, austin + haley

i met haley and austin while in austin the other week celebrating a friend's birthday. i felt like it was an instant friendship and i just knew i had to photograph them. 

austin makes incredible hats over at zito hat co. go check them out. i can't wait to start wearing the one he is currently making me! it's very similar to the one haley is wearing in this shoot. 

we spent a little time at their home, with their dog tater and walking around their neighborhood.

meet, haley + austin .

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nashville lovers, jordie + trent

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nashville lovers, jordie + trent

while in nashville this past month, i was finally able to photograph my dear friends, jordie + trent.

they are two of the most genuine, kind souls i know and i am so thankful to have made these photographs for them.

we started at their cozy home in crieve hall, built a fire in the backyard, then explored one of their favorite outdoor areas that was filled with the autumn trees. 

jordie wears one of my favorite brands, shop doen.

meet, jordie & trent.

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sunrise in reykjavïk, iceland with lovers, india + jay

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sunrise in reykjavïk, iceland with lovers, india + jay

when you travel with these two for a week straight, it's hard not to become fast friends with them. they bring out the best in each other and are always down for anything. 

that said, we woke up at 4am, drove towards the fog and ended up stopping off on the side of the road once we looked to our left and saw what looked to be another planet. the moss,  the sunrise, the light. all of it. we hopped the median and chased the light and it was unreal + unlike anything i've ever seen. iceland, you're a wonderland that nobody is actually ready for.

india + jay, thank you for all that you've done with us and for us. you two are amazing and we can't wait for our next adventure.

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parisian lovers session with erin + christian

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parisian lovers session with erin + christian

while in paris, i photographed erin and christian in their charming airbnb in the canal saint-martin neighborhood of paris. we sipped coffee out of teacups, made mimosa's, listened to the growlers and got caught in the rain.

meet, erin + christian 

amoureux de paris .

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a sunday in london with lovers, corina and dan

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a sunday in london with lovers, corina and dan

once we booked the second part of our honeymoon in london, i knew i had to photograph the beautiful, corina from birmingham and her love, dan from germany.

i photographed these two in ben and i's sweet, sweet airbnb in south kensington and then we wandered around the charming, notting hill.

it was a sunday filled with slow dancing, hand-holding, light chasing, sight-seeing and witnessing these two and their love.

meet, corina + dan .

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a picnic in the park followed by porch hangs at their light blue bungalow with their dalmation, oliver: alice and joe are engaged

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a picnic in the park followed by porch hangs at their light blue bungalow with their dalmation, oliver: alice and joe are engaged

on a late afternoon in june, we ventured to our favorite park in the city where lovers, alice + joe had a picnic and laid amongst the trees listening to tunes and watching the most random bald eagle fly around. 

we ended our session at their adorable baby blue bungalow in brookside where they cuddled on the porch with their dalmation, oliver.

meet, alice + joe .

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