About Me

My name is Margaret, and I’m your Warrensburg & KC area family photographer! I’m an Air Force spouse (we've called OH, MA, & VA home), mom to two wild & busy toddlers, lover of coffee, avid NPR listener, bookworm, and collector of mugs.

In my house, we believe: Black Lives Matter. Women’s rights are human rights. No human is illegal. Science is real. Love is love. Kindness is everything. All are welcome here!

Photo credit: Leah Kelley Photography

"Margaret is so wonderful to work with! We were able to easily book a session and pay online. She worked with us to pick the perfect location, and had ample patience when working with our two spirited girls during our family sessions. I cherish the photos we have received, and am thankful that we will have these precious memories forever." - The Dean Family

My three sweeties

Photo credit: Courtney Nelson Photography

Where you'll find me & Finn these days

Where does 'Made to Bloom' come from?

As a military spouse who has to move every few years to a completely new location, I know what it feels like to be plucked out of my comfort zone. I heard the phrase “bloom where you are planted” right after my first military move, and something about it really stuck with me. Even if we don’t love where we are at the moment (physically, mentally, in our bodies, our careers, anything!) it’s up to us to bloom where we are, or to try our best to do so. We’re made (by our past experiences, our parents, our communities, God, or whatever you believe) to bloom right where we are. 

As your photographer, I want to help capture where you are right now, in all of its beautiful and messy glory.