My Story

I always knew I would own a business of some kind someday, but with almost 20 years in retail management, I never imagined it would be a photography business, and that I would love it SO. MUCH. I've been a 'memory junkie' since I was a kid, always re-watching home videos, flipping through photo albums, and creating slideshows for birthday parties. Growing up, we had a family tradition where one of our Christmas gifts was a calendar for the next year, and I ALWAYS requested an Anne Geddes calendar (you know, the photographer that created super adorable photos of babies in flower pots or little animal costumes). One of my first jobs was even in a one hour photo lab! Looking back, all the signs were there, it just took me a hot minute to put them all together!

When I'm not photographing or master planning the business side of things, I'm usually at home snuggled up on the couch with my pups (and any number of foster dogs) watching crime shows or terrible reality TV. I love all things bright, colorful, and sparkly....Lisa Frank is 100% my spirit animal. There will always be a special place in my heart for boy bands (#teamNSYNC), but I'll bust a move and sing along to pretty much anything, especially while I'm photographing your reception!

Meet The Team

I couldn't do all of this without them! This is my team of amazing second photographers and assistants! Every one of them has been trained in the 'MJP Way' and I would trust any one of them to photograph my own wedding!


2nd photographer


2nd photographer / BTS Content Creator



We're Kind of a Big Deal

Awards & Features

Flash Masters Silver Award - Fall 2023

As Seen In Saint Louis Bride Magazine

What Story Can I Tell For You?

Love Stories

Birth Stories

Life Stories