Lovely Shea {Senior-CCHS-Senior Rep} Bohemian, Best Friends, & Beauty

Shea is one of a kind. She has as smile that will light up the room. She is super fit, fun & down to earth. I have known this “girl” since she was about 7. Her brother Jordan & I have been best friends since Jr. high. I had so much fun romping through the woods & getting chiggers for her senior session. We laughed a lot and talked about her future. She loves photography as well. She has a passion for it & definitely an eye for it as well. Shea is super cool, from her high-top chucks, to her awesome attitude, to her amazing sense of fashion. I am so happy that I was able to capture these beautiful images for her & capture the love & friendship between Joe & her. Joe’s sister Sam is one of my best friends & makeup/hair artist. Joe & Shea have a relationship that is one of a kind. I think Joe at one point brushed bugs out of her armpit. That is love. Their friendship reminds me of Sam & I’s and Jordan & I’s as well. I just adore them both so much! Best of luck to you pretty girl. xoxoxo.

 

 

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Keith & Taylor {Love & Engagement}

Taylor & Keith are simply stunning & very much in love. When Taylor came to me to photograph their engagement and wedding I was ecstatic. I have known Taylor since 8th grade & she is super knock-dead gorgeous & so sweet. We discussed the engagement session for months! We talked vintage, burlap, & old cars. & well we were able to produce just that with the help of my moms amazing setup, her Uncle Johns car, & her super supportive ” I will do what you want baby” fiancees attitude. The weather was perfect. Yummy light & the love definitely shows through these photos. I had a blast & cannot wait for your big day! xoxoxo

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She “Always knew it was Keith.”

{A perfect day for a plantation wedding}

It was a perfect July day. The wind was blowing, the temperature was beyond amazing, & there was love & laughter all around. The Larimore house is one of the most amazing historical places I have ever been to. Emily & Dereon picked the most perfect Venue & day to celebrate becoming one. Emily is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet & I am so happy that her & Dereon chose me to¬†photograph their big day. I teared up the whole day because I have known Emily forever & because their day was so special. I am so happy for the both of you & cannot wait to see pictures from Hawai’i. Much love to you both & {cheers} to a life full of happiness & one of a kind love. ¬† IMG_6728 copy IMG_6729 copy IMG_6731 copy IMG_6734 copy IMG_6737 copy IMG_6739 copy IMG_6740 copy IMG_6749 copy IMG_6752 copy IMG_6761 copy IMG_6762 copy IMG_6806 copyIMG_6819 copy IMG_6820 copy IMG_6839 copy IMG_6841 copy IMG_6846 copy IMG_6848 copy IMG_6850 copy IMG_6856 copy IMG_6860 copy IMG_6877 copy IMG_6879 copy IMG_6880 copy IMG_6882 copy IMG_6900 copy IMG_6904 copy IMG_6905 copyIMG_6907 copy IMG_6911 copy IMG_6914 copy IMG_6915 copy IMG_6943 copy IMG_6947 copy IMG_6952 copy IMG_6957 copy IMG_7061 copy IMG_7077 copy IMG_7093 copy IMG_7110 copy IMG_7180 copy IMG_7231 copy IMG_7251 copy IMG_7341 copy Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (248) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (254) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (256) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (260) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (261) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (262) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (264) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (265) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (266) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (270) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (272) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (273) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (274) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (305) Emily & Dereon 7.13.13 {CRP} (377)

Deanna & Robert { A beautiful day for a wedding, wine, laughter & love.} 6.29.13

It was a beautiful sunny summer day. June 29th, 2013 was the date. Deanna & Robert had been waiting for this day for a very long time. The laughter, love, & special moments leading up to this day will forever be cherished. This was the day they would start their lives together as one. Deanna & Robert share a very beautiful one of a kind love for each other. I am so honored to be able to share these amazing photos with you & to be apart of a family that is so amazing. I love you both with all of my hearts, & cannot tell you enough how happy I am for you both. IMG_5148 copy IMG_5157 copy IMG_5167 copy IMG_5168 copy copy IMG_5171 copy IMG_5177 copy IMG_5193 copy IMG_5249 copy IMG_5250 copy IMG_5251 copy IMG_5516 copy IMG_5505 copy IMG_5502 copy IMG_5497 copy IMG_5962 copyIMG_5209 copy IMG_5258 copy IMG_5265 copy IMG_5275 copy IMG_5276 copy IMG_5289 copy IMG_5311 1copy IMG_5343 copy IMG_5370 copy IMG_5385 copy IMG_5386 copy IMG_5394 copy IMG_5417 copy IMG_5554 copy IMG_5564 copy IMG_5567 copy IMG_5569 copy IMG_5582 copy IMG_5606 copy IMG_5623 copy IMG_5633 copy IMG_5643 copy IMG_5661 copy IMG_5678 copy IMG_5684 copy IMG_5689 copy IMG_5692 copy IMG_5698 copy IMG_5722 copy IMG_5727 copy IMG_5808 copy IMG_5845 copy copy IMG_5996 copy IMG_6008 copy IMG_6186 copy& they lived happily ever after. Together.

My passion in life.

I have alot of passions in life, but passion is a strong word. Passion in something requires hard work, dedication, sweat, blood, tears and heart. I have to main goals in my life. That is to become a teacher and an amazing photographer. I knew I wanted to be a teacher as soon as was old enough to tutor younger kids. I love the innocence and the way they light up when you walk in the room, or when you actually teach them something. I know teaching is tough, but I am up for the challenge. I love how kids are so adventurous and they care for you as your teacher. I love kids. I am so excited to graduate, get a job teaching and be the best teacher I can be. I have already put plenty of hours in student teaching and I know how time consuming, hard working, and tiring this job will be. I know also how rewarding it can be. I am ready. Teaching is a passion I will work hard at & make sure my students are ready to move forward in education. I will work hard to make sure they learn and not just to stay teaching for tenure.. or settle. I will not settle to be a teacher. I have worked way to hard to give up now.

Some of you may not know that I lived in Hawaii and coming back to MO has put a damper on me finishing. Hawaii wants me to move back there to finish my student teaching which would be hard. My husband is here and we would not be financially stable. Also I have had a hard time with the praxis II. Some people get super lucky with passing the first time and like me.. others have to take it a few times. But I know that my heart is right and I will not give up. I am hoping that HI will let me finish from afar and student teach here in rolla and graduate in Dec of this year.. SO I need LOTS of prayers. This obstacle is only the beginning. I will have many obstacles in teaching, but I will not give up. Just like I wont give up on letting this test upset me and I will not let HI not let me finish. If I came back to MO i would start over… completely over. So I am determined, and my heart is right. I was made for this job..

With that my job now has really made me thankful for being able to have an education and be so soon to graduating. I am not knocking anyone who graduates and waitresses. But I could not do it forever. I worked a double shift today {granted I made good money”} but I am dead tired. My back, neck and legs hurt. I want to curl up in a ball and sleep. But of course dinner, the bachelor and spending time with my husband is more important. But I am just thankful for the job I have while I am finishing school so that I can move on to a bigger and better job, that I can put my hardwork and passion into. I know that I will feel the same after teaching, but at least my heart is right.

And lastly with that being said, photography is my passion as well. I want to be something great. I want to grow every day in my photography and show people the love for this art by looking at my pictures. I want people to feel what is portrayed in the photos. Photography is a way of living, breathing, and seeing for me. I am always coming up with ideas I want to do. I wish I could give away shoots for free to all my clients. But then I would not be able to pay my bills and put food on the table. Photography makes me happy, it is my stress reliever, and it is what I look forward to. I am thankful for it.

I hope all my clients know how important they are to me, and also my friends and family to know I appreciate helping spread the word about me and my business. I dont always want to waitress.
I want to teach and photograph people, things, the way of life. I want to teach my students to see life how I see life through my lense. It is beautiful and everyone should love the life they have and to live it to the fullest.

PS it wont let me add pictures right now :(((