meet the team


It takes a lot of moving parts to make this well-oiled machine run smoothly. We are a team of 8: 3 Lead photographers, 2 Videographers as well as our very talented HMUA, Content Creator + Team Ambassador.

All 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, Documentary


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: Weddings, Couples, Family, Documentary


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!

Kenna

Photographer

Favorite color: Sage Green 

Specializing in: Family, Couples, Children


Hi, I'm Kenna! I grew up in Oklahoma and ended up making my way across the Kansas border to Baxter Springs a few years ago. I'm a proud dog mom who loves to be doing anything outdoors! I am so excited to be working for KBP and am looking forward to capturing life's special moments with all of you.

trey + CJ

Videographers

Favorite color:

Tre - Red

CJ - Maroon

Specializing in: Filmmaking | Videography


Trey - I’m a laid back individual from Dallas, Texas. I enjoy music, hanging out with friends, working out, playing video games, watching and playing sports, walking my dog, and traveling. My goal in life is to help people in need in all aspects. My favorite food is Italian food and I enjoy trying new foods. I love art and tattoos. Tattoos are a way of expressing who you are + what you like. I enjoy getting them and seeing others with them. The reason I film is to help out others in the community and I enjoy being creative. 

Cj - My name is CJ. I’m originally from Houston, TX. Whataburger is my love language. I like playing video games and playing slow pitch softball on the weekends. I also love to film sports; mainly basketball, but I love all sports and love to film all sports. I played football for Evangel University with Trey. Long term goal: I want to be a football coach. I’ve always liked film growing up, which is why a also majored in film at Evangel. We look forward to meeting and working with each of you!

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!

Haleigh

Ambassador

Favorite Color: Hot Pink

Specializing in: Modeling


Hi! My name is Haleigh + I am so honored to be a KBP ambassador! I live in Grand Lake, Oklahoma and I’m a cheer captain at my school. I’m signed to an agency in New York, @modelingcamp. I love being an ambassador because I love taking pictures + furthering my portfolio for modeling. Follow along my journey!

Kelly

Content Creator + VIP Account Manager

Favorite Color: Sage Green

Specializing in: All things Social Media


Hey, I'm Kelly! I grew up in central Missouri, moved to Joplin for college years ago, got married and started a family in Webb City. Then, a year ago, we moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas. I love writing, creating art, and being outside (especially with my husband and my little boy). I work remotely for Kortney Brook Photography. I'm currently a stay at home momma, so the opportunity to work from home with KBP has been a huge blessing to me- to be able to create and do "the social media thing" again and for such an amazing business, all while getting to be home with my little boy. Im just so thankful! So excited for all that is to come for Kortney Brook Photography and thankful to be a part of it! 

“There is beauty in simplicity.”