Springfield Missouri Wedding & Family Photographer – Lacey Whitmer bio picture
  • HELLO!

    I'm beyond excited that you've stopped to look! Photography is all about relationships so I'll tell you a little bit about me!

    Love stories, happy endings, and a happy heart make my world go ‘round.

    To say I’m obsessed with weddings {and everything fancy and romantic} might be an understatement.

    I love how a child's uncontrollable laughter and unpredictability bring out the kid in me.

    I’m the kind of person who is overly aware of the time that is passing and the moments that I want to remember forever. To surround myself with people who are loving life is the most amazing way to make a career.

    I am a lifestyle and editorial photographer specializing in wedding photography and families. I am based in Ozark, Missouri but I'll go where you want to take me!

    To find out more about me and my photography check out the Info tab! Thanks for stopping by!

Baking Cookies with the Barnes Family | Lifestyle Photography in Ozark, Missouri

The sweetest Saturdays start with quality family time. Don’t you agree? No rush, no hustle, no fuss. Making cookies with Mason and Connor and Jana and Tyler was the perfect way to start this bright sunny day and I’m so lucky I got to join in on the fun! I just love cooking with little ones. I love their awe and excitement of watching cookies become cookies. I love their willingness (or is it determination?) to help with each step of process! I love their sneaky tastings. And giggles. And then the final payoff…a warm, sugary, sweet treat to reward all of the hard work. You won’t want to miss Mason’s reaction to momma’s delicious cookie recipe! Priceless!

Oh, how I adored spending this time photographing such a sweet family. Thank you Barnes Family for inviting me into your beautiful home and allowing me to document these memories for you. I hope you enjoy!

Mmmm, cookie dough. Even the best of us can’t resist a taste!

Oh, the pure joy! So wonderful!

One of my favorites…Mason just had to have one more taste!



No, he’s not snoozing. Or blinking. This is Mason’s genuine reaction to his first bite of cookie. He couldn’t even help it!! I can totally relate to this guy!

Sometimes it’s just the little things that keep us going, keep us loving life. It doesn’t take long to spend a Saturday morning making simple memories like these. I think these moments were cherished by the boys as much as mom and dad! Take a few extra moments to love on your kiddos or do something out of the ordinary with them. You won’t regret it, I promise!

For more information on a lifestyle photo session use the contact tab or email me at laceywhitmer@gmail.com. I’d love to hear your ideas and meet your family!

Carlie | Senior Model | Winter Photo Shoot | Branson Senior Photography

I don’t think I could have kicked off my Senior Photography Experience in a more beautiful and inspiring way. What a great team we made! We started by pampering and primping Carlie with professional hair and makeup by the uber-talented Tiffanie Strode (message me for her contact!). She took my vision for Carlie’s look and made it a reality. Versatile and laid back and positively stunning!

Then Carlie put on her A game and we rocked the College of the Ozarks campus with 3 different looks, gorgeous timeless style, AH-mazing weather and beautiful light which complemented Carlie’s sweet and genuine personality just perfectly! I think we all had a blast creating this set of images!

I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our first Senior Model shoot of the year! If you’re interested in learning more about being a senior model or about booking your senior photo experience click here!


Thank you Carlie and family for your willingness to work with me and my vision! You’re all amazing!!