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Featuring Fabulous Families, Seniors & Newborns + some adventures on the side

Holidays are more fun with meaningful gifts!

Christmas ideas coming your way! I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, and I normally don’t talk Christmas until after Thanksgiving BUT shipping is crazy right now!  And I’m afraid that shipping delays will make getting gifts in time sketchy!  Mark off that list EARLY and sit back and relax with a cup of hot […]

November 15, 2022

4 strategies for a stress-free family session

smooth & successful family photography sessions It’s normal to be a little anxious about your family photography session. You’re a busy family with quite a few things on your plate.  Your child is in a new place and a stranger is holding a big camera in front of their face. They’re likely not going to […]

September 22, 2022

Family Picture in Fall

Stunning Maternity Pictures | Carthage Joplin Missouri

Oh the time waiting for baby to come is a beautiful time. As you are growing a tiny human, you are feeling more and more tired and sometimes just ready for baby to come! But this maternity time is a special time to be cherished and honored. Even though you are tired, here at Celesta […]

April 13, 2022

Newborn Twins Pictures | Twins Photography Joplin, Carthage Missouri

I have a shirt that says “GIVE ME ALL THE BABIES” And I would add especially ALL THE TWINS! Twins are a different kind of session. You have to get both babies asleep at the same time! And that is a great feat than you think. Momma requested coral and navy blue outfits to make […]

April 12, 2022

Little Boy Sitter Session | Carthage, Joplin Missouri Pictures

I just love when parents choose the milestone package for their newborn. It is my greatest honor to see these sweet newborns grow-up when they come back in for their sitter photography session and then their first year session. I look forward to our time together. You might wonder why I call these sessions Sitter […]

April 12, 2022

Christmas Minis | Carthage Missouri Christmas Pictures

PRO TIP: Want to know how to be ahead in life and have your Christmas pictures all ready 8 months early?? Don’t work on said pictures until 4 months after Christmas and they are ready for this coming Christmas! Easy peasy! 😂 Christmas minis were a blast this year! If you are interested in being […]

April 12, 2022

Pretty in Pink | Baby Girl Newborn Photos | Carthage Joplin Missouri

Oh she is so Pretty in Pink! Baby Girl Newborn Pictures in local Carthage, Missouri Photography Studio. How beautiful is this newborn girl photography session?!? Her session was right between Christmas and Thanksgiving and mom wanted a combination of pink, of course, and Christmas. I think we beautifully pulled it off! This gorgeous lace baby newborn […]

April 11, 2022

How I bribed my husband for a Fall family photo session

This past fall I knew it was time to take some updated family portraits! You know the saying … the cobblers family doesn’t have shoes! Well I have promised to not be that! This photographer’s family will take the family pics and I will practice what I preach and print my photos. Wall art work […]

March 17, 2022

5 must haves for new moms | Tips & Tricks for newborns

I am really excited to share this! I am a mom to 3—2 boys and 1 wild girl! AND I have found a few newborn tips & tricks that just make things easier. What are friends for if we don’t help each other out!? Some of these things I searched and searched for until I […]

March 17, 2022

Best of Senior Photography | Carthage, Joplin, Carl Junction Missouri

Senior year is one of those milestones that is celebrated all year long. Each senior deserves to have their personality, the things they love, their style documented for their lifetime! My passion brings together a senior’s style and puts it together with high quality styling, posing and editing to make for breathtaking portraits that allow their personality to shine through.

February 28, 2022