The Recipe for a Perfect Family Session | Washington, MO Family photographer

The Recipe for a perfect family session?

First, find a gorgeous location and insert cute family…_SLP0827

Add two adorable girls, and give hugs to your big sister for good measure. . .


Show me your beautiful eyes and glowing pregnancy skin. . .

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Strike a pose and show me your cute baby bump . . .


Smile handsomely in the outfit your wife picked out for you. . .


Host a tea party for two under an early spring blooming tree. . .


Add an adorable flower wreath that your mom was inspired to make from Pinterest . . .


Give a heaping cup of the most gorgeous sunset light. . .


 Lastly, give kisses to your mom for all her hard work . . .


= one perfect family session for Brinker Family!


Matt & Melissa Brinker | Married 7.26.2008

Kate | Three Years old

Elizabeth | Almost Two Years Old

Francis | Still Baking. EDD June 20, 2014

10th Photo Session with me!  Wow!

Welcome Spring!

This winter has been miserable. The kids have been off school for a total of 14 days. We’ve had inches of rain, sleet and ice. I felt like the first day of spring needed something to celebrate with and just, get outside! Brianna and I went downtown for a little mock-senior-session. She graduated a few years ago, but didn’t get the chance to have professional photos taken until now. It was such a gorgeous day with such a gorgeous girl! Seriously, look at those eyes! Many more to come, but for now, enjoy the sunshine!


Oh My, My, Myla — Class of 2014

Myla traveled from Mountain Grove, MO for her senior photos with us this fall. I just died when she pulled out the teal lace boots; she has amazing style! Myla enjoyed an hour of hair and makeup styling by Liberty. She gave her a bold smoky eye and long wavy locks, that were just the perfect touch for her personality. It was such a crazy windy day, and slightly drizzly by the end of her shoot, but we made it work to our advantage. Who needs a wind machine, when God does it for you?MylaS Blog9


2014-2015 Senior Product Catalog

It’s that time of year where seniors are SO ready for the end of the year. Before you head off to your new adventures, I’ve gathered lots of fabulous grad announcement and album designs and put them into one handy catalog for you to peruse.

If you are one of my seniors, and have purchased announcements as part of your collection, please be on the lookout from an email from me this week with your sample designs.


Gorgeous Mama at the Missouri Botanical Gardens | St. Louis Maternity Photographer

Abby traveled from Fayetteville, Arkansas for her maternity session this weekend — talk about dedication! I photographed her wedding almost four years ago, and it was pure joy to see her again. She’s glowing (literally) and rocked her session from the very beginning to the very end. Thank you, Brian, Jacob and Abby — and Congratulations! I can’t wait to meet Miss Rice in April!

MUA – Liberty Edwards (When I read MUA, I always think MWAH! because I’m certain that’s what all my clients want to do to Liberty after they see themselves all dolled up. She always makes my clients feel so beautiful.)