wedding photographers in columbia missouri who specialize in outdoor barn weddings

About Katie & Max

We are down to earth folks. We aren’t going to ask you what your wedding “colors” are or the style of your bridesmaid dresses. We want to know what is most important to you on the wedding day, and how we can best capture those moments for you. Every wedding is unique, and photos are one of the few things that will remain after the last song is played at your reception. We want you to re-live the day again and again through the images we create.

Meet Katie

Katie is known by her friends as the eternal optimist. She can sometimes be found having a solo dance party in the car while stopped at a light. Katie has lived in eight cities, but would rather be stranded in the middle of a forest than surrounded by buildings. 

Katie has an undergraduate degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, and her masters's degree in Photojournalism. She plays the piano, throws pottery, and once in a while dusts off her sewing machine to attempt a pair of mittens.

Mama to two adventurous boys, and life partner of someone who makes her laugh every single day.

natural and rustic wedding photography

Meet Max

Max is a music history enthusiast, and in his spare time he can be found buying and selling vintage t-shirts. He would rather spend money on an amazing dinner than a fancy car, and he can tie a bow tie with his eyes closed.

Max has been shooting pictures since he could hold a camera, and was named Student Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographer's Association.

On a Sunday afternoon, Max can be found simultaneously making an espresso for Katie, prepping dinner, and wrestling two kiddos!

Photos of us by our good friends at Silverbox

Want to learn more?

We would love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out via the contact form or send a direct email to

We're based in Columbia, MO, but we love to travel for weddings and engagement sessions throughout the midwest! From elopement photography to estate weddings, we offer a variety of package options and love to talk about photography. :)

Prefer to chat on the phone? Give us a call - 573.489.7464