Family Session - Summer Blues - The Skeltons - Featured

I like to force my photography onto my friends and family like the awkward person that I am. For that reason, I suggested that my BFF get her family together for a session this summer when they were all in town for the first time in a long while. I’m so happy it worked out because it was a huge treat for me. I’m insanely nostalgic, so you can bet my heart was clenching with bittersweet joy as I snapped away during every laugh and smile….Continue Reading “Family Session | The Skeltons”

2015 Fall Mini Sessions in Leavenworth and Kansas City areas

As we turn the corner from September to October, my brain begins to consider all the great fall things: brisk walks, admiring fallen leaves as they swirl to the ground, baking a thousand yummy things (building up my tolerance to calories in preparation for the holidays, of course), picking apples, and fall mini sessions! I am super stoked to take these seasonal feelings and let it fuel my photography!!! Please send me an email at photo@silverdoves.com so we can book your mini session! You’ll find all the details below and you…Continue Reading “2015 October Fall Mini Sessions”

Welcome baby Zeb

My brother and his amazing wife, Jenna, welcomed their third little man into the family a couple months ago. I am immeasurably blessed by every opportunity I am given to document the meaningful moments in the lives of those I love. From the anticipation of new life I shared with them during Jenna’s maternity session to the thrum of new love that filled the house and surrounded their growing family when I took these pictures, every minute was joy. I am over the moon and past the stars and…Continue Reading “Welcome Baby Zebulun – Newborn Lifestyle Session”

Golden Hour Maternity Photo

  When my very best friend came to visit a couple months ago, we made sure to document her second pregnancy with some sun-filled images in “the” field. It was all that used to separate us from each other during our childhood. We might live several states apart now, but we still get to share all the glorious bits of life as we experience them. It still feels like we’re just a field away anytime we need each other to help navigate each new turn of our lives. I’ve been…Continue Reading “In a Field with Flowers – Lizzy’s Maternity Session”

Jenna's Dreamy Maternity Session - Leavenworth Lifestyle Photographer

I met Jenna and Bobby on a warm June morning and we documented the belly of baby number three! Summer was in full form, but we managed to get some fantastic images! Jenna is an amazing model and Bobby is a photographer’s dream assistant. I can always count on him for some creative freestyle reflector work and flower crown construction. I thought it was the perfect time to blog this session because baby was born yesterday! I’m happy to capture this time in their lives…Continue Reading “Jenna’s Dreamy Lifestyle Maternity Session”

Pure light and joy, bright futures and sweet smiles. All of that was there the day Cortney and Steven said “I do.” Their whispered moments, shared with comfortable smiles, betrayed the honest love they hold for one another. Their day was spent surrounded by those that love them most and punctuated with elegant details that highlighted their personalities and spoke of their regard for each other. I consider myself honored to witness their day and to have been the one who could celebrate their wedding…Continue Reading “Cortney + Steven’s Elegant Outdoor Wedding”

This DIY wedding was a photographer’s dream. But this isn’t about my dream, it’s about the dream Ashley and Rob have had for years, the day they became Mr. and Mrs. I consider myself privileged to be part of this dream come true for both of them and here are some of the moments that said that best. This is the Alexander Majors Barn in KC. Isn’t it heavenly?! So you see, it was beautiful from beginning to end. Ashley’s handmade DIY details showered the…Continue Reading “Ashley & Rob’s DIY Wedding”

I didn’t plan to offer any mini sessions this year, but once the leaves  started changing I knew I just had to do something to get my fix in! Fall is my favorite time of year and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to jump into a huge pile of leaves with you and your loved ones and capture the spirit of the season. Here is some information for you, if you have questions for me or would like to reserve…Continue Reading “2013 Fall Mini Sessions | Heritage Park, Olathe”

I feel incredibly blessed to have photographed this special day for Marissa and Trent. It was my first time shooting a wedding at Peeper Ranch and I loved it! Kind of crazy to have such a sprawling ranch so close to the bustle of Kansas City. There it was, just nestled quaintly in Lenexa, KS. I don’t know how I missed knowing about this place before now! It was a perfect setting for Marissa and Trent to declare their love and promises with those they…Continue Reading “Marissa + Trent | Wedding”

featured photo from Cortney and Steven's photography session at Kauffman Memorial Garden in Kansas City, MO

I so much trouble choosing favorites from this engagement session! We hit Kauffman Memorial Garden and the Nelson-Atkins Museum just in time to reap the dewy glory of the morning light, temperate weather and light crowds. Those things were just a small bit of what made this session sing. It was the undeniable chemistry of this couple. Every laugh, every kiss and every embrace had me squealing inside. I can not WAIT to shoot their wedding next year. <3