Kansas City based photographers specializing in telling your story, one picture at a time.
Here at Dragon and the Butterfly Studios, we aim to provide a unique and quality experience that allows your natural self to shine through! We want to provide you and your loved ones pictures that will tell your story for generations, and it all starts with showing the real, unique you. We work with you to design your session so it not only exceeds your needs, but allows you a peace and comfort of mind that lets you be yourself in front of the camera. Your pictures, your way--naturally you.
Dragon and the Butterfly Studios originally started as Dragon and the Butterfly craft Studios--a crafting company that my sister and I had started with plans to sell our wares on etsy. But when her day job became too consuming and my desire to sell crafts waned, photography became my new hobby which quickly transformed into a business. I didnt want to have to start all the way over with my facebook page, so I kept the name (named for my sister and I--shes the butterfly) and switched gears to something I had always loved and was ready to start getting serious about.
I brought on my best friend in the whole world, and fellow photographer Candace (also known as Candi) back in September of 2017. She had already been such a big part of everything I was doing and was going to nearly every shoot with me anyways, so we made it official! We work hard, and we have lots of fun--often having the same thoughts at the same time and ensuring that the shot is made. It can get a little weird from the outside looking in, especially since it looks like we're having a telepathic conversation--which we are, if our laughs dont give it away (laughing always at ourselves)! We are crazy in sync and try to have the most amount of fun possible during your session. We only hope that you have as much fun with us, allowing us to make your pictures as natural to you and magical as possible. You can read Candi's about me in the about section as well!
At the end of the day, we can only hope our work speaks for itself in terms of quality and making you as happy as it possibly can for years to come. You have a story that the world deserves to hear. We just want to help you tell it.