Lesa turns 21

Dear Lesa,
There are so many things I could say, so many words of advice.
But I will just summarize them all with these words from the Bible:

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.

You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. — Psalm 16:5-11 (ESV)


May you always set the Lord before you, in all you do, in all you say, in all you are. And may you find fullness of joy as you follow His ways. We love you and are proud of the young woman you have become.
Happy 21st birthday!

Mom and Dad


Jared + Alicia

I've known Alicia and her mom for about 15 years, so when Alicia called and asked if I could photograph her wedding, I was so excited!
Alicia and Jared have been together a long time, and it shows in the way he makes her laugh moments before the stress of the wedding starts to overcome her. Or the way she made sure Jared's children were an integral part of the wedding, just as they have been in their lives together.
Jared and Alicia - may your love continue to bloom and grow as you share your lives together!

Venue: Park Place in Parkville, Missouri | https://www.oldemillparkville.com/copy-of-olde-mill
Officiant: Brad Scott
DJ: Ray Pena | http://djraypena.com/Home.html

Caterer: HyVee | www.hy-vee.com


Overland Park Family Photography

Oh. My. Goodness. This family is a hoot! They had me laughing the whole time. Can I just say? It's a little difficult to get a good shot when holding a big camera, balancing on slippery rocks and laughing at the same time! Somehow we managed, though! Oh, and Warren, I hope that flu shot was worth it! 
Location: Overland Park, Kansas

Laurie S - Portrait Photography

This last-minute session was a blast. I knew from the moment Laurie stepped out of her car with her beautiful pink jacket and matching shoes, that she would be a blast to photograph! And she did not disappoint! Even though it was a freezing-cold day, Laurie was a trooper, letting me move her from place to place around Legler Barn in Lenexa.

This jet-setting woman is never in one place for long, so I was truly honored that she stopped long enough for little ol' me to take her photos. 

McDonald Fall Family - Lenexa Family Photographer

Legler Barn, Lenexa Family Photographer

Nothing like a little bit of country right in the big city!  Legler Barn is situated on busy 87th street in Lenexa, Kansas, and is right down the street from our church, Lenexa Baptist Church. Pastor McDonald and his family met me for this quick session right before the sun began to set. I just love how we stayed in basically the same area of the park, and yet depending on which angle I shot from, we had completely different backgrounds. Photographers can spend hours scouting new locations. All I had to do was turn from one direction to another!

Johnson County Family photographer, Legler Barn, Lenexa Kansas
Legler Barn, Shawnee Family Photographer
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, Lenexa Family Photographer
Shawnee Family Photographer, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park