Officially back to work from maternity leave and NOW BOOKING 2015 fall and winter portrait sessions (engagements, families, high school seniors, maternity, and business headshots) in Tucson, Arizona and 2016 weddings nationwide! Also, I will be in Kansas City from October 28th through November 22nd for portrait sessions! We have been blessed with a beautiful […]

OUR STORY: Once upon a time, this football player spotted a cheerleader during a community fair on the central lawn of their college campus in a small suburb of Kansas City. Cody wanted to go up and talk to her, but instead, being the shy and modest man he is, decided to message Tina on […]

Tips for brides, advice for photographers, photography gear reviews, local wedding vendor spotlights, back-to-school specials for portrait sessions, personal posts about my life, and a brand new category for all those who know I love to cook… favorite recipes! ALL coming to the blog very soon!! What specific topics WOULD YOU like to see on […]

I love being involved in my local community and specifically with the Filipino community in Kansas City. My mother is from the Philippines and has always instilled in us never to forget “where we came from.” So even though my sisters and I were born here in the United States, we hold true to a […]

My very first attempt at making a video! Enjoy! Starring: Katherine Summers Paul Mitchell The School – Overland Park (Kansas City) Beauty & Cosmetology School Song: “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyed Peas Photos & Video by Pure in Art Photography Shot with Canon 5D Mark III and 24-70 2.8

In December of 2009 I noticed I had developed excessive bruising on my body and if I got a cut, it would take a long time to stop bleeding. It was the week before Christmas and we were planning  a trip to North Dakota to visit Cody’s family for the holidays. I was photographing my […]

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 […]

Okay so I have TWO other jobs on top of photography… I do graphic and web design full-time at a biomedical testing laboratory in Lenexa, Kansas. We specialize in laboratory testing for people with chronic conditions (such as autism, fibromyalgia, mental health, etc.). I mainly design brochures and materials for conferences that we sponsor or […]

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) […]

I woke up early this morning with the intent to visit the Farmer’s Market in Downtown Overland Park with my Gramma. Unbeknownst to us, we found out that it is only open on Saturdays until June (when it will then also be open on Wednesday mornings), so we decided to spend our morning at a […]

This weekend my dad and step mom, Cynda, took Cody and I to Branson, Missouri for a mini vacation. I’ve never felt like I’ve accomplished so much in only two days. We stayed at Still Waters Lakefront Resort off of Indian Point on Table Rock Lake. The first night we watched an outdoor play called […]

Daddy’s Girl. That’s me. Me and my daddy have always been really close. I’m the oldest of my sisters so I took on the role of mentoring (and sometimes torturing lol) my little sisters. They looked up to me like I looked up to my daddy. I remember going on vacations every year, especially to […]