You know what’s interesting to me!? Even though social media allows us to keep up with each other’s lives...there’s still a lot of us that send out Christmas cards! 🎄 Before social media emerged..families would send a photo around the holidays with a short note explaining what happened in their lives throughout the year. I think it’s pretty neat that we are still taking holiday photos and mailing them out. I hope that this sentiment will stay around forever. Who else sends out Christmas cards? 💌
We have an addition to the DeVries family! Everyone meet Mira! Not quite sure how to pronounce her name? Just say “mirror” in a NY accent.
We love her so much. Mira is 2 years old and is German Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix. Unlike the characteristics of those two breeds...she’s really calm. Mira loves her llama squeaky toys and carrots.
She’s very snuggly and loves sleeping under my desk. I have yet to see her without puppy dog eyes. I mean...look at that sweet face!
We had the best experience with @rescueone_sgf and would recommend using them to adopt a dog of your own! Get ready to see a lot of puppy pics on here! 😉
Winter is finally approaching us in good ol’ springtown which gives me a lot of time to sit back and reflect on this year! I know I say this a million times...but I really am so thankful for all of the friendships I’ve made this year!
I want to know one friend you’ve made this year! Tag them below! 👯♀️
The happiest of birthdays to my older sister, Hope! Go get yourself a @icecreambaekc! 🍦🍦🍦
Last year, I took Liam’s photos and he told me alllllll about his best friend Paxton. Well guess what?!? These two are going to be brothers!!! Isn’t that so sweet? Congratulations on your engagement, Andrea and Brandon. What a beautiful family you have!
After 11 years of doin’ this thing on my own..it’s time for a change! HAP is hiring!!! So who wants to help this wacky girl out?
That’s right! I am looking for someone who would wants to learn more about all aspect of the photography business! Must be 18 years old to apply.
Are you interested!? DM for details! Know someone who would be good for this? Please let me know below!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my girl, @haven_christine!!! Let’s go eat some bbq and quote spongebob all night. 😜 Love you!
Special thanks to @andybbranson for inviting us to the pre-grand opening on the Branson Landing! Kyle and I had a blast.
Andy hey! I made some new friends!
This is a perfect date night spot for all you springfieldians who want to “get away” for an evening.
Also, if you enjoy listening to local artists...you should check out @boxenofficial. They killed their performance last night. 👏🏼👏🏼
You’re in safe hands, little one. 💛💛💛
Thankful for my two beautiful sisters and their closets full of cute clothes to borrow. 😉 That’s what sisters are for....right?
I got a massage this morning and.....WOW! It’s amazing how a professional massage can allow me to recharge. I just finished up L2N’s photos and DANG! All of these girls are so beautiful! I also adored their color combinations this year. L2N has asked me to take their photos 5 years in a row! Thank you all!! LOVE YOU! 💛
After 12 sessions today...I’m feeling quite thankful! 🧡🍁🍂
You thought this was snow from yesterday didn’t you...? It’s sand. 😜 Also, can anyone guess my favorite color? First person who guesses it wins a prize. 🙌🏼
When I saw Miles’ outfit for his senior session...I knew exactly where to take him. This art garden by the Idea Factory was the perfect backdrop. Miles is artistic, smart, witty and joyful. I’ve never seen a senior have so much fun at a session before. 👏🏼👏🏼
Thursday was a magnificent day!
My two very good friends eloped and I am beyond happy for them to start this journey together as a married couple!!!
Michael and Adair are made for one another. This couple has already proven their commitment to one another. Their love story is one I’ll never forget...and it’s still being written.
Thank you for allowing me to photograph this beautiful occasion. Cheers to you two and many years of happiness!
😌 Sappy post alert!
Kyle let’s me shine. He is my biggest supporter. I can’t imagine how hard it would be without him.
Being a photographer can be daunting in conversations or introductions. When I went full-time over 3 years ago...I worried that my family would be embarrassed to say I was a photographer. It’s a career that sounds so casual. It’s one seen as just a hobby.
That’s when I was sooo wrong. Kyle has never doubted my photography decisions and is so proud of my aspirations. He encourages my way of life, meeting new friends and being present when I have an event to attend!
Once I asked Kyle if he is ever embarrassed by the fact that I’m a photographer. Stunned...he said “never.” Sigh of relief! He’s the best and sees so much more in me than I do.
So...if you’re on a path of the photographer’s journey...be proud of where you are!!!
Just bought a camera!? WELCOME TO THE PHOTO WORLD!
Upgrading your gear!? So EXCITING!
Going full-time in 2019!? Tell me! I WANT TO MEET YOU!
Booked for the year? YES! GOOD FOR YOU!
Remember to thank your friends and family regularly because let’s be honest...we need their support!
My oh my! I can’t get enough of this couple. 2018 was amazing..but I’m already looking forward to 2019!! How do I get the most amazing couples?!? 😍😍😍 Only 2 wedding openings in 2019 are available!!!! Can you believe it? You guys rock! 👏🏼👏🏼
I was ready to be home....but now I’m ready to go back. Anyone want to invest in a beach condo with us? Lol. Jk but not really. 🏝🏝🏝