Sunday, December 29, 2013


As 2013 comes to a close we take the time to reflect on another wonderful year of business for In My Heart Photography.  Yes, this is a business but really it is far more than just a business.  We are building an extended family and like all families there are challenges to be sure.  Always there is joy and love though that grows in our hearts with every wedding. 

We do photograph seniors, families, proms and multiple other events but WEDDINGS are the biggest part of what we do.  We love them and we work especially hard to create beautiful images for our brides and grooms.  You may be surprised to learn some of what goes into photographing a wedding.  We'll give you the short version. 

It all starts with letting people know we are here and ready for hire.  Most of our business comes by referral from our previous clients (A giant thank you to those who do!).  There are meetings with potential clients, emails, phone calls, and Facebook to be certain of all details.  A lot of weddings are local but we do travel too.  That means gas, drive time, food and accommodations. 

We spend our entire day with you photographing you as you are getting ready.  We are inspecting the wedding venue watching for great backgrounds, possible props and lighting. 

Our job is very physical.  We climb flights of stairs multiple times a day.  We stand, sit, squat, and climb up on chairs.  Occasionally you will see us on our knees or laying on the ground to get that perfect shot!  Lets not forget the heavy bags we carry with all of our equipment in them! 

You are not aware of it but part of our job involves building a relationship with the wedding venue, DJ, caterers and videographers.  We are building a network and we work with them and around them all to be sure your wedding day is perfect.

Most importantly we are looking for every detail in your wedding.  We learn some very personal things about you when we find out why you chose to have that item in your wedding.  We learn how you met and fell in love.  We hear of your joys, and sometimes your tragedies.  We get to know you in a few short hours.  We laugh when you laugh and we cry when your mama cries with love and happiness for you.  At the end of the day you and your loved ones have made your way into our hearts.  We are celebrating with you!

2013 was a great success!  So many wonderful people have been adopted into the In My Heart Photography family.  Congrats to all of our newly weds!  We look forward to watching your families grow and hope to photograph your newborns, family, seniors, and someday your children's weddings. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

It's your senior year and it is an exciting time of your life!

 It's your senior year and it is an exciting time of your life!  You are creating memories and you are dreaming about your future.  You are preparing for graduation and one of the things you are going to do is get your senior pictures.  Now you may think that there isn't much to doing  senior pictures.  Throw on a few different outfits, sit or stand here or there and bam!  You're done.  But what if it could be different?    What if your senior pictures could capture your future? 
 In My Heart Photography recently had the great pleasure of photographing senior Gage Gregory.  As always we try to catch a person's personality in our photography but Gage had other ideas.  He knows what he wants to do with his future and we wanted to help him visualize his dreams in his senior pictures!  His plans were quite different from most seniors.  He wants to use his artistic ability to make a living for himself.  He wants to be a tattoo artist! 

Hard Times Art Tattoos in Lebanon allowed us to come in and set up these great shots for Gage. We would like to give them a big thank you for doing this.  It was awesome that they would encourage him to make his dreams become a reality! 
What would you like to do in your senior pictures?  Where would you like to do them?  Would you like some that reflect your personality?  Would you like some that reflect your imagination?  Or maybe your future career plans? 
 In My Heart Photography would love to make them happen for you! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Real Life Session

       Real Life Session

(This is from the boys Mother Amber after she saw her son's images )
I just love all those pictures.. You really got the boys' personalities 
The whining Cale, the goofball Evan.. It's really what they are like.
Those are the kind of pictures I can look back on in fifty years and  remember exactly how my babies were.

They are so much cooler than the generic family, everyone smiles pictures.
( There Real Life! )
And it takes a very special person to capture a personality in a picture..
You really have an awesome gift.
Because people they don't see the beauty in reality sometimes.
It's funny when your kids are goofy..
Evan has never had a serious moment in his life and you caught that free spirit.
Baby Cale can be so quiet and innocent and you caught that too in the pictures
where he was just by himself.
( This is what we love to do at.. In My Heart Photography, Thanks Amber we are so glad you Love your images!)
Contact us at 818-3410

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June Is Dairy Month

  Ryan Galbraith and Haley Diehl became husband and wife on June 2, 2013  at a wonderful wedding venue called CreedsTown Weddings and More.  It was the perfect place for this country girl to get married.  Haley is one of four kids in her family.  Born to two hard working parents, she was raised on the family farm.  Specifically, her family works a dairy farm.  An article from Ozarks Farm & Neighbor states that the Diehl family was selected Webster county Missouri State Farm Family by the Webster County Extension Counsel and local Farm Bureau in 2012.  The family was selected for this because they were active in community, agriculture activities, participation in local extension educational programs by the Webster County Extension Counsel and local Farm Bureau.  Ozarks Farm & Neighbor also mentions their years of being exhibitors in livestock shows which brings us back to our bride.

  Imagine Haley's surprise when Lucky the cow showed up as a special guest at her wedding!  It meant the world to Haley that her family went to such an effort to bring her special cow to her wedding.  We have to admit, we've never seen a cow at one of our weddings and it was so much fun getting these pictures! 

 Ryan's family are beef farmers and have been involved in the FFA.  Both families are wonderful, loving people and they set a fine example in their love for the Lord, family, friends and community.   These are values that In My Heart Photography holds and we are thrilled to work with family's like these!  A special thank you the Diehl/Galbraith families for the warm welcome.

 One last thought, we pray for a lifetime full of blessings for Ryan and Haley and that they will pay it forward blessing many people in their future together!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Spring in The Ozarks

Doing a lot of baby and kid shoots this week!
The calls coming in for setting date on e-session and family sessions.
Between That and Senior my Summer will full before I know it.
I wanted to post some more of my Niangua Seniors..
Have a Blessed week everyone.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Seniors  2014

Session and packages are all in one this year!
All Session’s have to be paid before day of the shoot.
We would Like to think only about creating the
 Cool images  of the Day not money.
You will receive the rights to all images in your package.


up to 2 hours with unlimited outfits
 45 Images with Online viewing, ordering, and downloading with rights.
$25.00 for one extra hour of time. with up to 2 locations in Webster county.
Fee: $100.00

up to 4 hours with unlimited outfits
75 Images with Online viewing, ordering, and downloading with rights.
$20.00 for an extra hour of time up to 3 locations in Webster county
and Personally Designed Invitations.
Fee: $200.00

Deluxe …
up to 6 hours with unlimited outfits
200 Images with Online viewing, ordering, and downloading with rights.
$10.00 for one extra hour of time up and to 4 locations in Webster county.
You also will receive
1= 11x14, 2=8x10, 4=5x7
32= wallets( they Come in sets of 8)
 25 Personally Designed Invitations
  5x5 two side flat Invitations with envelopes.
Fee $350.00

***If you and your best Friend both book with us
then you can get a free mini session with you two together!