Hi There, I'm
Being a wife to my incredibly generous, humble, supportive, and handsome husband.
Being a dog mommy to Beans and Peanut.
Fast Food, but especially Taco Bell.
Candles that smell like summer.
All the plant babies I can handle.
Premier League Soccer and Sporting KC
Traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures.
A well-organized room.
Browsing Barnes and Noble for hours without buying anything.
Black coffee and lots of it.
Collecting random Pop Toys.
Serving in my local church every Sunday.
Quiet game nights with sweat pants, wine, and the laughs of close friends.
Natural Light - True to Life Colors - Candid - Raw Emotions
My main focus is the longevity of your images. I want you to look back on our time together and LOVE everything you see. I don't want you to see a trend you regret like orange skin tones or an uncomfortable pose. I want you to look back through your photos and laugh remembering the dirty joke your maid of honor told, get emotional when you see your mother's hands helping you into your dress, and become so full of love for your spouse when you relive your first look for the 100th time. I want to give you the opportunity to step back in time and embrace all the emotions of the best day of your life.
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Jill + Cory Stuefer, 10 Years, and Counting
Cory and I met over 10 years ago in our hometown, of Jefferson City, MO. He was home from college on summer break and I was working at my dad's sandwich shop preparing for my senior year of high school. Cory came in with a co-worker of mine looking to score some free food and ended up scoring the attention of the girl making his sandwich and his future bride. We hung out for a few weeks that summer until he moved back to Kansas City for school. We endured 2 years of long-distance before I made the move to Kansas City and started to call it home. In October of 2015, we confessed our love in front of 120 of our closest friends and family members at The Bride and The Bauer and it's still the best day of our lives. During our wedding planning process, I became extremely inspired by the wedding industry and felt there was a need for a photographer who had a different heart for marriage. I continually draw inspiration from my own marriage and believe the title of spouse has been the greatest calling on my life.
In my last 5 years as a wife, I've come to discover the opportunity to serve my husband is unlike any other. I love that I've been given the chance to choose my marriage day in and day out. The choice to love him each day, the choice to be selfless, the choice to be humble, the choice to communicate, to compromise, and ultimately the choice to serve him well regardless of anything else. Both living out these choices and equally seeing them reciprocated makes me emotional and forever grateful for the opportunity to experience love in this way. My hope is that I can not only take beautiful photos of your wedding day but I can also show you how powerful this next chapter in your relationship can be.
Cheers to what's ahead and thanks for reading our story!
jill & cory