About Us

We are Ashleigh and Kendra Miller, sisters-in-law who share a passion for photography and a dream of doing what we love. Graceful Roots was born from that dream and the desire to be present in the lives of our children as they grow.

Graceful Roots Photography is based in Nevada, Missouri; however, we often travel to the Kansas City and Springfield areas for our work. Our specialties are family and and event photography, capturing life and creating moments to remember. We love taking on special projects, exercising our creativity, and producing unique images for our clients. 


Photography is such an amazing and creative way to capture moments in life that otherwise seem to go by so very quickly.  Life is always changing and growing.  Photos are my favorite way to remember each moment and share the adventure with the ones I love most. 

I am the mom of 2 ornery sons, and a bonus-mom to the best big sister my boys could ever have.  My story wouldn't be complete without my husband... he swept me off my feet the minute I met him, and he is an extremely hard working and dedicated man.  


My dream of using my skills and creativity has become a reality with Graceful Roots Photography, and it is so sweet to share this journey with my family.


I have loved photography ever since I was a little kid. I used to borrow my dad's 35mm camera to take photos and use money I had earned babysitting to develop the film. Building a career and a business from my love of photography is a dream come true for me and a blessing for my family.

I am a mommy of 2 beautiful daughters who constantly inspire me to capture life as it is, in interesting and beautiful ways. My girls motivate me to work hard and stay true to myself in hopes that they will look to our journey with Graceful Roots as they grow and build dreams of their own. 

Without the support and encouragement of my husband, I wouldn't have the opportunity to pour into the work I am passionate about. His love for me and belief in me simply makes all the difference.