the milesandme company

Hello! I'm Lora Klancher and am the owner and creator of milesandme. I started milesandme in the spring of 2005 in my hometown of Albany, MO. Eventually my clientele spread outside my immediate area and I saw the opportunity to open a second studio in Maryville, Missouri in 2015... and I jumped at it!

In 2018 my son, Miles graduated high school, my daughter Anna and I spent 13 months out of the next two years camphosting at the local lake in Maryville during the spring-early fall months. It was there that Anna got the "fishing bug". Her desire to chase after the elusive muskie brought us to Minnesota in the Summer of 2019. It was here that we met Paul, Anna's guide on Lake Vermilion. Well... the rest goes down in history.

My husband Paul, Anna and myself now live in Cook, Minnesota after a move in late 2020. We love adventuring, which happens to include a lot of fishing, camping, exploring. My son, Miles is adventuring as well as he journey's around the U.S. as a traveling welder.

When I'm not photographing you'll find me either scouting or creating the perfect backdrop or prop. Perfecting my skills by photographing nature or documenting our daily lives.

You can find my 2023 calendar for Missouri and Minnesota and book your session here: Please contact me for additional dates and times available.