meet the team


We are are a team of 3: 2 photographers + 1 HMUA.

2 leads are available to shoot solo, as well as trained 2nd shooters + Backup Photographers. We are fully insured and ready to serve!

Kortney

Owner | Lead Photographer + Editor

Favorite Color: Black

Specializing in: Birth | Motherhood, Wedding, Lifestyle


I'm a minimalist. Terrible with words. I speak best through, melodies and emotion. I can handle just about everything thrown my way. I tend to go against the pressures of this secular culture, because I believe as long as we are living up to the expectations of the One true God, there's nothing we shouldn't do or be.

I'm terrified of flying, but love traveling. Say 'road trip" and I'm in! I hate putting away laundry. Not due to laziness. Quite the opposite. I mean, who can't think of a million other things to do with that time? I love beauty, but in its most natural form. I'm personally not a huge fan of makeup, fashion or jewelry, but I have a great team for that sort of thing. A person of good soul and character win best-dressed in my book any day. I'm inspired by children and encouraged by love. I cry in every church service and at every birth and wedding I attend. It's God. I tend to be a point A to point B person, but my kids are teaching me every day to stop and smell the roses. I believe whole-heartedly in the risen Savior and the Bible is fact. I hate perfection, but absolutely thrive on progress.

I've never kept a single plant alive but I'm somehow a mother of 2 prospering children. I'm addicted to chapstick. My life is messy, but my heart is not. It's my lifelong commitment and desire to raise my children up transparent and honest in an otherwise beautiful, yet failing world.

Some of my favorite things are coffee, smoothies, Sunday naps, babies, children, corporate worship, football, NASCAR, music, sweat pants and of course photography.

Now it's my turn to get to know you! It would be my joy to journey this season with you! Click the 'Contact Us' button below and let's have that next cup of joe together.

Meghan

Photographer

Favorite Color: Purple

Specializing in: Newborn, Wedding, Couples, Family


Hi - Meghan here! I'm excited to be part of KBP and share my love of photography with all of you!

I was born and raised in Kansas. Grew up spending a lot of time working with my family on a farm, riding horses and driving tractors. Now I live in Joplin with my family. I am wife to Lance, he calls me Headquarters (or HQ for short). I am mom to Greta who is 8 and my forever favorite and currently toothless model! I am also dog mom to Sophie, our sweet, loving lab! My main gig for many years has been working as a Registered Nurse, so one might say photography has been my side hustle. Some other facts about me: I love early mornings and coffee. I love spring and fall. I cherish my carpool time listening to Greta singing all her favorite songs. Playing sports and working out. I love a good project. I am a bit of a perfectionist. I am not good at relaxing. I enjoy family time. Snuggles. Walks with Sophie. Podcasts. Traveling. I am not always the best with words or describing my feelings.

 While my journey with photography started when I was in junior high, it wasn’t until I had my daughter that I truly became interested in creatively capturing all the fleeting moments. From photographing our time in Europe to capturing births, newborns, families, weddings and other memorable milestones, I have had numerous experiences capturing special moments for others. I strive to capture genuine connections, playfulness, emotion, and love during my sessions. I like to get to know my clients and create a lasting relationship and hopefully capture your family moments for years to come!

 

If you are looking for a photographer to capture your special moment ahead, send us a message and let’s chat!

Patience

HMUA

Favorite color: Black 

Specializing in: Hair + Makeup | Professional Hype Girl


Hello, hello! My name is Patience May. I am so honored to be a part of the Kortney Brook Photography team!

Beauty is one of my favorite things. It’s creative, artistic and simply beautiful.

I love painting a smile on faces; both figuratively and literally.

I’m a mother to 2 little girls, Eternity + Promise and a handsome little boy named Ever. My fiancé, Evander, blessed me with being a stay-at-home mom very early. This is everything I could ask for, but I knew I had a greater purpose that wouldn’t stop there. While Mommy is my first passion, I knew I was more than just a mom. Makeup offered me just that. It became my escape. Watching women light up at the sight of their own beauty became an addiction. My full identity was born!


A little about me? I am an emotional person but a very strong one. I feel deeply. I believe whole-heartedly that everything happens for a reason. I’m also a people pleaser. I love to see everyone else happy. 

I love my kids and I’m definitely a homebody, but adore time with friends any chance I get. I love sweatpants and crime shows. I’m a huge Marvel fan. Love me some Captain America. I’m a great listener and love encouraging others. “Hype” should basically be my middle name. Every woman deserves to know her true worth and embrace her beauty! I look forward to offering the same to you!

“There is beauty in simplicity.”