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Hi! I'm Erica May Short, and I'm so excited you're here. This blog will show you my current work with a few fun personal things mixed in to help you get to know me better. I am a wedding and portrait photographer in Kansas City, and I love my job. I am so blessed to be a part of so many stories. I care more about people than pictures, because it's your story that provides photo-worthy moments.

Besides photography, I love my husband Jeff, our miniature schnauzer Petey, movie theater candy, and the color green. You can visit my main portfolio website at!

All of the fun photos in the blog header are of Jeff and I recently -- taken by our amazingly talented friends Jeremy and Ashley of! We have them to thank for capturing us exactly how we are.

Ozark Missouri’s Downtown Square: Jon and Emily

This past weekend we had a super fun retreat with our new friends Jon and Emily of Beaty Photography in Fort Smith, Arkansas. As many of you know, I have a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days — a list of goals or experiences that I want to do in 1001 days. One of those items is to give Branson, Missouri, another try. So, when we started a friendship with Jon and Emily, we decided it would be super fun to meet up in Branson (in between our two towns), spend a weekend hanging out, and do some Branson things. :)

We had a great time, and I’m glad to say that Branson was really fun — mostly because of our fun new friends. On the last day, we went to the little town of Ozark, Missouri, for a mini-shoot with each other. It was really fun, and they were awesome subjects. :)

Here are some of my favorites of my new friends:


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I love downtown storefronts!

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Cute, cute, cute. :)

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Some things you can only find in small towns… I love these little doorways. 

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It was really chilly, so we had to bundle up!

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I like photos that look all cozy… like these!



I LOVE this one — the leading lines, different textures, the light, cute people! :)


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Jon and Emily, you’re so awesome! :) Thanks for letting me take your photos in the freezing cold weather. 

Go check out Beaty Photography!