Lifestyle Newborn Photographer {Mason}

Mason Christopher decided to enter the world 11 weeks early. He has been a trooper and Chris and Jennifer were so happy to take him home.  I can’t imagine the journey you have been on, but I do know something about motherhood and that is you will do whatever it takes when you see their smiling faces.  Congrats again!

Colonial Presbyterian Family Session {Hymer Family}

We started going to Colonial Presbyterian’s preschool as a recommendation from my dear friend Emily Kearny.  My son loved his first year and his amazing teachers, we could not of landed at a better place.  Every year Colonial has a teacher appreciate dinner and I wanted to donate a family session. Kim and her family won and she has been a teacher at Colonial for 12 years.  Now that is dedication! It was so fun getting to know her sweet family better and I’m excited to meet more and more families at Colonial next year.

Lifestyle Newborn Photographer – Grace Bernadette Knipp

Shot by: Nancy Sikes

Welcome to the world Grace Bernadette Knipp.  This precious little girl arrived June 22nd, 2017 and mom and dad are smitten. I love when I meet amazing couples and I shoot their wedding, then their next stages of life.  In May 2016 Brian and Kelly got married and you can check out their wedding here. Now onto parenthood and I could not be happier for these two. I also want to thank Brian for his service as he has to leave his little bundle of joy in August. We truly appreciate all you do Brian, more than you will ever know!

Shining Stars Catering – July Tasting

If you have not been to a tasting with Shining Stars catering, its a must!  A perfect evening of great food, crafted cocktails and good company.  You can buy tickets for this event for their next tasting.  If you searching for a caterer this is a great way to try out their food and see how they interact with guests like you are at a real wedding. Plus you can meet some great vendors and other wedding couples that are going though wedding planning as well. Think of it as a small intimate dinner party with top of the line people. You have to check it out!


Venue: La Rue Baltimore

Floral: Fine Line Designs

DJ : Icon Event Group

Catering: Shining Stars Catering

Invites/Menus: Jessica Gargano


Engagement Session {Shane+Sheena}

Shot by: Nancy Sikes

Wedding Photographer – Downtown Kansas City {Phil+Kelly}

Shot by associate photographer: Nancy Sikes

Ceremony: St. Patrick Parish

Reception: The Berg

Wedding Planner: Hitched Planning + Floral

Floral: Hitched Planning + Floral

Dress: Something White Bridal

Hair: Sonrisa Salon ad Day Spa

Catering: Brancato’s Catering

Cake: McClain’s KC

DJ: D2 Entertainment

How they met: Phil and I met through a mutual acquaintance

Intimate Rustic Barn Wedding at The Journey Home {Shane+Jme}

Ceremony and Reception: The Journey Home

Video: Shawn Gormley Films

Dress: Natalie M

Catering: Brancato’s Catering

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

How they met: We met on on March 25th 2016. We talked for about 2 months and then we decided to have our first date in Hawaii. We met in Oakland California and flew over to Hawaii for our first date. we had a great time and we have been together ever since.

Backyard outdoor wedding {Shawn + Ashley} Grain Valley, Missouri

Ceremony and Reception: Luchtel residence

Video: Moonrock Films

Dress: Nolte’s Bridal

Catering: V’s Italiano Ristorante

Floral: Jennifer’s Flowers and Events

Cake: Hy-Vee

Rentals – Sunflower Rental

How they met: Shawn and I have know each other since Junior High and graduated in the same class together. We had same mutual friends but never hung out. We would work out at the same gym but not until February did we started communicating through Facebook.

Lawrence Kansas Wedding{Dan+Courtney}

Ceremony: First United Methodist Church

Reception: Van Go

Video: Moonrock Films

Donuts: Wake The Dead Donuts

Catering: Terrebonne

Floral: Bittersweet Floral

 Hair: Alisha Zielinski
Makeup: Kelli Heathman

Dress: Mia’s Bridal

DJ: Nick Reddell

Rentals – Sunflower Rental

How they met: In spring of 2014, I was assigned to do my student teaching placement at Pioneer Ridge Middle School in Gardner, KS. On one of the last days of my student teaching term, Dan stopped me in the hallway. He taught 5th grade SPED at the building, at the time. We had crossed paths a few times but hadn’t spoken. He asked about my after-graduation plans, and I told him I wanted to teach in the area and live downtown in Lawrence. He gave me the phone number to a downtown leasing company, and I was on my way. I called the number, and I ended up signing for a downtown Lawrence loft shortly after. About 6 months later, Dan and I ran into each other at The Sandbar in downtown Lawrence, and we recognized each other, hit it off, and finally got each other’s phone numbers. We’ve been together ever since that night!

Wedding in Leawood Kansas {Alex + Jessica}

Ceremony: Cure of Ars Catholic Church

Reception: The Lodge at Ironwoods

Cake: Hy-Vee

Catering: Plaza Catering

Floral: Hy-Vee

 Hair: Salon Ado

Dress: The Gown Gallery

DJ: ReMix DJ’s

How they met: Alex and I met at Benedictine College. I first saw Alex on the soccer field during two-a-days. Alex played for the men’s team and I played for the women’s team. Between practices, games, bus rides, and a small college campus, Alex and I saw each other often but hardly knew each other. Thanks to our friends, we spent more time together and starting dating my senior year at Benedictine. The rest is history 🙂