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Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Parkland Chapel (plus Calvary Chapel Santee) in Israel 2017

Sunday, August 07, 2016
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"Thanks for having law enforcement's 6..."    is what one of the officers responded after I sent his digital images to him of his family.   I had no idea what that meant, but now I  do.     I DEF have their 6.   Guess what, America.     They have YOUR 6 as well!   (just go google it).


Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know what's happening in America.     I'm not sure about you, but I don't like it.     Not one bit.     I could go on and on about my views and list things that absolutely disgust me currently, but I won't.  Someone told me it's better to "be the change" than to gripe about things!    I will simply say this:  in the next few weeks, months, or years, if you're given an opportunity to serve your community (like our police officers do), then do so.    If you're given an opportunity to give back, then do it.    If you're given an opportunity to simply say "thank you," then I encourage you to say it.     We live in a country where we can dial three numbers and, like BATMAN, police officers simply show up and HELP.     How can anyone not appreciate that?   It's kinda awesome, don't you agree?      Lord, I pray that this gift never ends for us in America.


So, I invited some police officers and their families to a photo shoot!   The Lord has blessed me with some time and talent, so I decided to be thankful in an active way.    Here are some of my faves from the shoots.   I had nearly FORTY police officer families!     


To make it an even greater "event," I had some pretty awesome people volunteer to help and show their support!    Some agents from COLDWELL BANKER HULSEY brought bottled water, kettle corn and RING POPS (which, honestly, were the hit of the show!).  Big thanks to THESE particular agents!   KIM HUTSON, REALTOR, m Cindy&Richard Deason, Realtors Wanda Sucharski, Realtor, Glen, Realtor, Vanessa Trokey and Tom Stanfield (who has an awesome house for sale on MY street, by the way. Big huge brick GORGEOUS home on D hwy!)

  Sarah Moyers of Moyers Muffler was a HUGE help the first night.    She's so friendly and sweet and helpful!    .   

Big thanks to my awesome friend, Misty Hawkins, for bringing coolers of fruit juices both days!   You rock!   Go see her at C-Barn off the Parkway Exit!   

 Keeley Williamson of Adventures of a Healthy Mom and IT WORKS donated enough money to get each police family an 8x10 from their shoot and my very bestest pal, Mindy, donated a 16x20 gallery wrap to one lucky police officer family (we'll do that drawing soon!).      Mindy also came to the "Free Prayer" table that we set up!     It was pretty great.   Signs, Etc. gave us a HUGE discount on one of their amazing banners.  It simply read "Free Prayer."   We set the table up  and the police officers and their families were welcome to stop there and have one of my prayer warriors pray for them!    Thank you Melisa P for being a prayer warrior (and paying for the banner!).  Thank you, Dawn L for being there each day from start to finish!    LOVED seeing one of my favorite brides, McKenzie M, at the prayer table too.    And, of course, Ivory from my church!



Monday, May 23, 2016
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It was a beautiful overcast day at Chaumette Vineyards & Winery Friday, May 20th, 2016 for a wedding!  I've been looking forward to Ashlie and David's wedding since last October.    I knew that they'd both put together a great event.  It was small and intimate and God gave them beautiful weather.    It was perfect.    

 Because it was complete overcast, I chose to do their first look in the vineyard.    I don't always get to choose that area because typically it's in full sun.     We photographers give an extra thanks to Mother Nature when we're blessed with clouds on a wedding day!


Take a look!   Ashlie was simply beautiful and David was a stunner!

Also---I truly cannot say enough about having a first look.     I know I know...tradition suggests that you are not to see each other before the wedding.   But, have you ever looked up WHY that was once the case?  If not, maybe you should.   You'll see that's a tradition that is probably OK to let go.    Having a first look lets you make the MOST of your wedding day.   The wedding becomes a day where one thing flows right into the next... creating LESS stress for you (can't we ALL use a lot less stress?!)


Bride's dress  is a Style 1975 from Casablanca Bridal from Clarice's Bridal in St. Louis.

Bride's MUA:    Lauren Kuehn

Bride's Hair:  Aubrey Schaeffler

Food before First Look:   Jimmy Johns of Farmington MO

Thursday, February 25, 2016
By Casey
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Our family is blessed to be part of an amazing Christian school here in Farmington, Missouri---St. Paul Lutheran!   My daughter is in 2nd grade this year (I can't believe how much they LEARN in the second grade!) and I decided to do a fundraiser that showcased the 2nd grade students' gorgeous faces AND their unique fingerprint and signature!  

At first, I extended the fundraiser only to the 2nd grade students and their siblings, however after some of the images made their way to Facebook, I was compelled to extend it to the rest of our St. Paul school family (I can't believe the number of people private messaging me asking for their own image!).     This isn't a super busy time for me "photographically" so why not?!     Because I'm going to be at the St. Paul Vendor Fair March 5th, those St. Paul'ians who want to score this original KC Photography image get to sign up IF they come to the fair.     


I use the pencil strategy to get their fingerprints and then photoshopped the fingerprints onto the image.  I really felt a black and white image was quite striking AND made the fingerprint and signature stand out.    


Not sure how to do this?    Don't be afraid to ask :)



Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Casey
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Hudson's 1st bday