Last night was a really fun time meeting up with 13 other local photographers at our monthly Kansas City SmugMug meeting! It was at Layne Haley Photography’s studio in Strawberry Hill, Kansas. Our featured speaker was a local talent, Alea Lovely of Alea Lovely Videography + Photography. She is one seriously talented woman and you […]

This summer has been an absolute joy, exploring my career in photography and making some of really great friends along the way. I met up with my fellow photog friends Sara Tafoya, Kevin Keith, Ashley Keith, Leslie O’Hara, Layne Haley, and Christina Blincoe for Sara’s birthday party and fun-in-the-sun shoot. As you will see, the […]

Our first official SmugMug meeting in Kansas City was at a studio located in the West Bottoms in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the perfect place for on-location photographers. There are textured walls, brick covered in vines, walls covered in graffiti, and plenty of shade from all the tall buildings… I love shooting there! Our […]

Once a month a bunch of photographers in the Kansas City area get together for PUG meetings, a great opportunity to meet and network with other photographers and learn from a featured speaker. This month we had the honor of having Jared Platt, a wedding photojournalist based out of Arizona, visit and teach us about […]

I just got a MiniTT1 and a FlexTT5 PocketWizard set from B&H, one of the best wireless triggering systems for off-camera flash. The MiniTT1 (transmitter) is mounted right on the hot-shoe of my Canon 5D Mark II Camera and the FlexTT5 (receiver) is fixated right between a tripod (or you can use a light stand) […]

The name of the photography workshop I attended earlier this Spring hosted by the fabulous Amanda Eaton with Amanda Eaton Photography. The name served very well for what we would be learning that day… how to illuminate our subjects. Amanda Eaton is a natural light photographer in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, who I was so glad […]

It was your first day of school. I remember mine. For some reason, I ALWAYS had a runny nose and watery eyes on the first day of school growing up. Always. Never the day before. Never the day after, just the first day of school. I remember specifically bringing two boxes of Kleenex the every […]