I didn't choose the entrepreneurship journey, but it chased me until I said yes. I started this business as a college student trying to figure out how to shoot in manual mode. Almost 13 years later, I truly haven't ever looked back. After nearly 8 years in Florida, my little family and I now call Kansas City (our original home) our "home base". But destination work has become so much more than traveling to beautiful places. My calendar is full of clients who I love, and who pass my name along so I can join in the next adventure, and the next. Where you are is where I want to be, that is the heartbeat of my work and travels! 

people + story-loving destination wedding and portrait photographer

Let's be friends!

we met in our freshman high school acting class & have been married almost 9 years! Fall is our favorite, we are big foodies, and are known for our "Wonka" days at home!  

My high school sweetheart, J

into this beautiful life I've been given

a sneak peek

mccartney & Allie

our sweetest girls, both born in May three years apart. we love to travel, picnic and are all night owls who sleep in :) Saturday morning donuts are a staple, extra sprinkles.

my background

I started this business out of my college apartment in 2009. I have a background in non-profit/higher education and the letters M.Ed. behind my name. I'm also a former Disney cast member! My favorite part of being a photographer is the people I get to meet and the stories I hear/see in them. Such a gift!! 

lover of...

A glass of good red wine, our rescue pups, travel to anywhere, tacos + queso  (#heaven), hosting in our home & conversations that go 10,000 feet deep 

Home and away

J and I are from the midwest. Life took us to Fl for 8 years and then unexpectedly brought us back. So home base is now Kansas City, but you'll find me on a plane nearly every weekend, and my family travels with me 4-6 times per year! We love it. 


for small business, life & photography tips, foodie adventures & portrait specials! we'll chat twice a month-- wine and dessert recommended! xo, L