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What We Do

Next Door Photos empowers realtors, business owners and home builders with visual marketing solutions so they can get back to doing what they do best: running businesses and buying/selling houses. We have a team of local, highly-trained visual media professionals providing you with same day availability and next day turnaround.


We are a Kingdom-Minded organization that thinks people are more important than profits. As a locally-owned and KCRAR-affiliated company, we care deeply about Kansas City and making it a better place to live & work. Know of a ministry/non-profit/cause that could benefit from our donated products? Please let us know as we are always looking for ways to invest in our community.


We offer the most comprehensive suite of visual media products in the industry. We know how important it is to stay fresh on technology and offer you the best products for your listings.  Ask us about the cool things we are working on and the future of real estate visual media (like virtual reality)!

Our Team

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Steven Black is the local owner at Next Door Photos Kansas City. Steven comes to NDP with a Project Management and Engineering background. After completing his B.A. in Business/Economics from Wheaton College, Steven spent time in the Arab world exploring how businesses can change society for the better and was drawn to NDPs business model directed at positively impacting society on a local and global scale. Back in his hometown of Kansas City, he loves people from all backgrounds and it doesn’t take long for him to consider you family. Outside of NDP you can find him playing soccer, mentoring youth, and hiking into the wilderness.

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Joellah Black is the administrative assistant to the Local Owner of Next Door Photos Kansas City who also happens to be her husband. Along with helping operations flow smoothly, she partners with realtors to tell the story of a house through various media. Working with people and helping them achieve their goals is one of her joys. Having grown up overseas, she enjoys getting to know many cultures. She also loves a good game of ultimate frisbee.

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Ashley is a lifestyle photographer based in Kansas City, where she is ruled over by her crazy cat. When not hustling to one gig or another, you can usually find Ashley getting into outrageous shenanigans with friends, binge-watching her current Netflix obsession, or daydreaming of her next adventure.

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Megan Day is a photographer who enjoys meeting new people throughout her shoots. In her off time from classes, Megan enjoys hammocking, connecting with family, and drawing with a good soundtrack playing in the background.

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JoEllen is a freelance photographer originally from southeastern Wisconsin but has been living the dream in Kansas City, since 2010. When not behind the lens, JoEllen enjoys finding new coffee spots, game nights with friends and playing guitar. She is forever looking forward to Packer season and always dreaming of the next travel destination.