Kaylee & Seth hadn’t ever met me, but, Kaylee works for the same department at K-State that I used to and the legacy/relationships there run deep! I’m grateful that her bridesmaid and friend, the amazing Courtney, recommended me to her and several months later, I was back in The Little Apple for their K-State Wedding! 

She and Seth are such kind people who truly love their friends and family. Even with over 200 people in attendance, they made their way to every person during their reception!

K-State Wedding, Kaylee + Seth


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Stop leaving your SLR at home, or worrying that if you try to shoot in Manual you’ll “mess up your photos”. Inconsistent shooting is a real struggle, but this course will teach you everything you need to know to immediately be able to shoot in manual in all settings!

Shoot in Manual!

Behind the Lens, Learning

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Jenna and Doug are an incredible husband & wife Tampa Real Estate team (better known as DeGroot Real Estate!) as well as dear friends! It’s been amazing to watch them move their business from NC to FL, add two incredible boys to their family, and transition Jenna from higher ed (yes, we have the same master’s degree!) to mom + biz life! They recently changed brokerages and it was perfect timing for new Tampa Real Estate Headshots. 

Tampa Real Estate Headshots

Branding, Business - null, Headshots

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Sarah & Ryan met in school. High school that is! The last decade + has taken them on a journey of love, friendship, college, careers, and long distance. But this summer, they (according to their friends “finally!”) said I Do! Chesterfield, Missouri is their home so of course it made sense to celebrate there– a perfect St. Louis summertime wedding hosted in The Doubletree’s phenomenal tent & reception spaces! Sarah got ready at her family home, friends and family from all seasons of their lives gathered, and Imo’s pizza was delivered as a late night snack to keep the dance floor going! It was truly such a special day! 

St. Louis Summertime Wedding


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It’s easy to look at a photo like the one below and to be on the other side of the screen thinking “I’ll never be invited to something like that” or “how did they even put this together” and so Lauren and I tag teamed writing out a plan to help you decide if planning a weekend away is right for you, and how to go about doing it!

Planning a Biz Pal Weekend

Behind the Lens, Business - null, Learning, Travel

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Modern Maps Art allows you to create gorgeous prints, posters and canvases of the night sky on a specific date (your wedding, the birth of a child etc.!) The prints also have room to add additional text, so we included part of the lyrics to “I’ve just seen a face” by The Beatles, which is our song for Mac! 

I am obsessed with Ikea’s large white frames, which are matted to an 8×10, so, I ordered a white 8×10 print with the sky in navy! I am obsessed with how it turned out and how perfectly it fits in her room (for now!) 

The Sweetest Father’s Day Gift | Modern Map Art

Branding, Personal, Sponsored

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