Love

Mikaela and Colton | Engaged

Mikaela and Colton | Engaged

This couple!!! I love them! I am so excited to photograph Mikaela and Colton's wedding in April! For now, let's just get all googly-eyed over their engagement photos. Enjoy! 

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Jessica and Jackson | Engagement - Columbia, MO

I met Jessica about nine months ago at a friend's wedding! We recently reconnected in Columbia, MO for her engagement photos with Jackson.

These two are an awesome couple! Both Jessica and Jackson are intelligent and love learning. Jackson is enthused by historical events, and his knowledge of the world's history is astounding! Jessica is an elementary teacher. She has a huge heart for helping children succeed in school. 

Here are a few of my favorite images from their session! Enjoy! 

"I met Jessica during my junior year of college, at a mutual friends place. I was first attracted to Jessica's great smile and honestly mainly her smoking hot body."

- Jackson

"Jackson and I first met during college in 2011. He spent a lot of time at my neighbor’s apartment, which I visited for the occasionally party. After letting my roommate know that I thought he was cute, she told him! He then started talking to me at parties, and on Facebook Messenger. Eventually we went on a date and have been together ever since. Let’s be honest…I was initially attracted to Jackson’s red hair and freckles! I quickly learned that he is loyal and loving to the people that he cares about."

- Jessica

"Some of our interests are similar, but sometimes we compromise when choosing things to do together, which makes me interested in seeing his answer to this question. We enjoy going to the movies, spending time with friends, traveling to visit family, tailgating, going to concerts, eating (probably me more then him), and attending baseball games. Jackson always gives me a kiss after a touch down during a football game and a scored run during a Royals baseball game! Most of all we enjoy going for walks, and snacking while cuddling and watching movies on the weekend."

- Jessica

"The thing I love the most about Jessica is how much she truly cares about other people. Being a elementary school teacher takes more effort and patience than I could ever imagine. Especially when you truly care as much as Jessica does. To see how much it effects Jessica is amazing, if one of her kids is going through some bad stuff at home it really has an impact on her. She deeply cares for all of the students in her class and goes above and beyond the standard call of duty. Not only in her classroom but with her family, friends and myself Jessica puts so much thought into how others are feeling and what she can do to help."

- Jackson

"I love that Jackson has a big heart and that he is genuinely interested in the lives of others. When you talk to Jackson he really listens and he remembers what you’ve said so that he can talk to you more about it later. Jackson keeps me grounded and reminds me to enjoy the here and now. He is and will continue to be my best friend and companion for life."

- Jessica

"If I had to pick one place to visit. I would only be able to narrow down my list to two, Rome and Jerusalem. And the why? These places both have experienced some of the most important historical events that I am greatly interested in. The different spheres of influence that have made their mark on these two great cities would keep me busy for weeks."

- Jackson

"Jackson and I were just talking about potential honeymoon locations. The dilemma is choosing between a place on the beach and a place where we can sight see. I would love to go somewhere tropical to relax with a good book and drink by the water, but I would also like to keep busy at a place with a lot of history like Rome. I’m torn!"

- Jessica

The two will tie the knot next July. We are all so excited to see Jessica and Jackson start a new adventure together! Congrats to the happy and engaged couple! 

Stevie and Parker | Engagement - Springfield, MO

"I knew I loved Stevie when we would spend every night at the library together and not even tell each other to meet there-- we just knew the other would be waiting. And we could talk and laugh with each other for hours and I would never get tired of being with her. I loved all of her qualities and ambitions."

- Parker

These two have become really great friends of mine! Parker and my husband, Kyle, have been friends since childhood. Thankfully, I met Stevie, and the four of us are now really close! Parker is hilarious! He is one of those people that you just want to be around! Stevie is a free spirit and an adventurous soul. She goes where the wind takes her! I was so honored to take their engagement photos...and so excited to celebrate their marriage in November! Want to read more? Keep scrolling!

Enjoy! 

What is a brief background of your love story?

"I found Stevie in a mutual friends basement, and it was dark so we couldn't see each other but we talked for a long time getting to know each other while everyone else was outside at the bonfire. Music was being played and we started slow dancing in the dark together and had our first kiss before I even saw her face. When we stepped out into the light I knew I was going to marry the most beautiful girl in the world, and she was satisfied enough with my looks because my personality made up for it. And that's how we met! and that's why we always call each other blind mice lovers."

(The real story)
"Stevie left her face wash at A mutual friends house and somehow that led to her to getting my number to ask for the face wash even though I didn't have the face wash. We got to know each other at the end of Stevie's freshman year through pulling all nighters, long boarding and taking long walks around Evangel's campus. We were shy and awkward, but we always managed to go on adventures together."

- Parker

"Our go to dates always involve food. We really love food... Especially Wingstop, tacos, pizza & donuts. Aside from nights snuggling while watching movies and shows off our ever growing list, we like to go on adventures in springfield and hang out at coffee shops."

- Stevie

"Parker is phenomenal at making up ridiculous songs, is extremely ticklish and loves candy more than life--all those things crack me up."

- Stevie

"Stevie makes me laugh when she does stupid funny things and when we sing in the car and she does her weird singing voice."

- Parker

"I'm looking forward to a life full of adventure and never knowing where we will end up together. I can't wait to see what we will be doing when we grow up, and we will always be together wherever that is."

- Parker

"I can't wait for the adventures. I can't wait to learn how to live daily life with him and get to know him better each and everyday. I'm excited to dream together and pursue those dreams together. I can't wait to travel the world with him by my side."

- Stevie