Monday, December 1, 2008

The Lou

We went to St. Louis to watch the high school my husband teaches at AND the high school he graduated from BOTH compete in the football state competition. BOTH teams won!! So exciting. While we were there we went to see The Arch and also went to a FREE art museum, which did no disappoint. So fun! :)

So, I'm just letting everyone know I'm not dead. :) Here's some pictures of the arch!

The Arch

The Arch

The Arch

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

4 more of Layne's pictures!

Click to make the larger!! :D

From her senior session.  :)  Go, Layne go!!! :p

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jump on the Layne Train!!

Layne was a trooper this weekend (as well was her brother and gnome, Columbus...who made some random appearances in some of her photos :p) and stuck it through the 50 degree weather to get some great shots for her senior session.  It was impossible for me to get a bad shot of her because she's just so darn adorable!!!!!  

Here are some of my favorites from the session.
And Layne, you should get your proof book soooon!! 
(I also made you a special collage that I really hope you'll love!!) :D
Clickity on the pictures to make them bigger. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

A little more Jerin.

Here are a few more pictures that we took from our second session.  I'm not happy with the studio pictures...nothing to do with Jerin...all to do with me and my lack of understanding of lights...but I think some turned out okay...=/

Go to my Flickr for a few more...
My favorite. :p

And one more, I guuesss. :p

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jerin's Sneak Peak

I took some of Jerin's senior pictures this weekend.  She's freakin' adorable.  I absolutely love her!!  

Here are a couple of my favorites.  BUT she took such good pictures it was sooo hard to sift through and find the ones I liked best.

(and I couldn't resist...I also added a few more to my Flicker...

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I uploaded some pictures of the game on my Flickr. I took over 400 so it doesn't seem like I uploaded many...but I can only edit for so long before I get carpal tunnel, lol.

Here's my faaavorite!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


-When will I get to see my pictures?
After I take your images and edit them, I will post them to your own online gallery. This is usually available for 60 days, depending on the session type, with the option to extend 30 days for $30. Please allow 2-4 weeks to view your proofs.

-How do I order my prints?
When your receive your proofs, I will also email you an order form. Make sure you include all photo ID numbers, sizes and quantities you want. Different sizes are available upon request. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks to receive your prints after your payment is received. Payment for à la carte prints/items is due when you place your order.

-What do I need for my session?
Anything that says YOU! This session, of course, is all about you!  You should bring any
outfits that you want to wear in your images, makeup  for touch ups and any props you’d like to include in in your images.

-How long are sessions?
Limitations depend on the collection you purchase, ranging between 2 hours and an unlimited amount of time.

-What should I wear?
You're in luck! I have a blog post written specifically to answer this question! :) You can find that right here ---> What do I wear?!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at!


First of all, thank you so much for considering to be a part of capturing some important parts of your life.  Whether thats family, senior, maternity, or engagement portraits, coverage of your wedding, or something else's all pretty important!  And I would love to be a part of that with you and give you images that you can hold onto forever.
  • Senior portrait collections start at $175.
  • Other portrait collections start at $175.
  • Basic wedding coverage starts at $1,400.

Full payment for your collection is due at the time of your session.  Prints and specialty items may be purchased à la carte along with your collection.  Travel fees may be charged depending on your location, which will be discussed at the time of your booking.

A retainer fee is due when you book your wedding and the rest of the payment is due 14 days before your wedding date.

Leave me a comment here, email me (, or get in touch on, Facebook (which I have linked above) for more information!

I hope to hear from you soon!!!! 


Full payment for your collection (senior and other portrait) is due at the time of your session.  Prints and specialty items may be purchased à la carte along with your collection.  Travel fees may be charged depending on your location, which will be discussed at the time of your booking.

Wedding collections require a $350 deposit to reserve your date.  The remaining balance is due at least 15 days before your wedding date.

Of course, if you have questions I will do my very best to answer them!! So ask away!! :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

About your photographer

Hi! I'm so glad you found me!  I am excited to meet you!


My name is Neely.  I am an on location, natural light photographer located in Southwest Missouri (but am available for travel!). I am married to the most wonderful, wonderful man (who you may get to meet, because he helps with portrait sessions occasionally and with all weddings).

We have one little boy.  He just so happens to be a pretty awesome little kid.  That might be in his genes.  Of which he has one more of than you and I.  So, I guess that makes him extra awesome, huh?

I graduated from Pittsburg State University (Go Gorillas!) with a Bachelor of Science in Technology. My major was Commercial Graphics with an emphasis in Photography.

I love God, my family, graphic design and of course photography. Also, Apple products, baking (but not necessarily cooking), hiking, camping, being outdoors, and reading. I love all things rustic, outdoorsy, and vintage.  Coffee is pretty important, too.  Really important.

My Style. 
Life isn't flawless.  Life isn't posed.  Life is scraped knees, untucked shirts, and busy schedules.  I love to capture you, your family, your wedding, and have you see yourself as others see you.  The real you; beautiful, natural, fun, unique, sincere, you! When your friends and family look at the images I have captured for you, I want them to know it's you.  I want them to see and feel the love you have for your family, for your fiancé, for your husband, for yourself, for your life. Because although life itself isn't perfect, your life is perfect for you...and I want to capture that for you. Let's show the world how beautiful natural is.

I love to laugh and be silly.  I will try to make you laugh and be as comfortable as I can when I'm taking your photos.  If you don't like being around someone a little dorky, then I may not be the photographer for you. ;) If you're also a dork, we'll probably get along beautifully. All of my clients are very special to me.  I am honored and grateful when someone chooses me to capture a part of their life for them.  I don't want you to feel like you're a part of a business venture.  I want you to have an experience that feels special and that you enjoy.  Your session (or wedding) is all about you and I want you to feel that way!

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my work and get to know me.  I'd love to get to know you, too!

Lets be friends!