It’s easy to walk by the same scenery every day, taking it for granted, not appreciating its beauty. We did the exact opposite last weekend when I took photos for my neighbors in our very own neighborhood. We walked the trails, went to the fields, stopped by the pond, and finished in their own front yard. And I’m so happy with how these turned out, especially because the location itself was meaningful. Take a look!
We picked one of my classic locations for this photoshoot – Ernie Miller Nature Sanctuary – without realizing we were arriving the morning of a Fairy Tale Forest event … perfect for little girls … just like these three. Somehow we managed to avoid the ferries & crowds without any meltdowns, and we got some great shots even with the very bright morning sun! This family did such a great job, despite it being our first time working together. Most of my business is through referrals, so pleases send your friends my way!
My most recent outdoor session couldn’t have been more perfect weather! We went to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and I quickly remembered why it makes one of the best portrait locations in the city. You’ve got urban designs, ornate structures, art sculptures, and beautiful nature all rolled into one. I never get tired of photographing this family and watching their kiddos grow – much too quickly – each year!
I’m so, so excited for Team Tallmadge to be adding a new baby to the family! We really struggled finding a nice outdoor/nature location in early April that didn’t look totally brown. We settled on Ernie Miller Nature Center, and I’m so happy we did. I just love how these turned out with the tall grasses and bridge. If you’ve thought about doing maternity photos but have reservations, contact me for a free consultation! I’m here to make you feel beautiful and relaxed and capture those one-in-a-lifetime memories.
It’s always fun to meet new families through mutual friends, especially when there’s a sweet baby involved! This family welcomed me into their home to climb on chairs, crawl up on their bed, get down on their floors, and get up close and personal for some beautiful family shots. It was a great session to finish out the year.
Thank you to all of my clients for a rewarding year of making memories! Happy holidays. See ya next year!
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family and their brand new baby, just a few days old! Typically the newest of newborns sleep so much you can get those sweet posed, sleeping photos, but this girl was wide awake almost the whole session! We still got some adorable photos of her, proud big brother, and her glowing parents.
Amongst all the fall family photos, I had the opportunity to take Eva’s senior photos in early November. I’ve been so excited to share this sneak peek with you! From the poses, to the smiles, to the flattering outfits…these are practically perfect in every way. Amiright? She made my job easy…the shooting part…not so much the selection part. We started in the West Bottoms, headed to Quality Hill downtown, and finished in a Lenexa field at sunset.
We made the best of a chilly, rainy evening to sneak in a few family portraits at the beautiful Black Hoof Park last weekend. This family is one of my regulars, and I love taking their photos every year and watching them grow! Aren’t they the cutest?
Last week I dragged my family to a random roadside spot I’d been eyeing on a cold evening to take fall portraits. I am obviously biased, but they’re my favorite clients (and also my hardest)! I may or may not have bribed them with IHOP in exchange for letting me pick their outfits and minimal whining. I’m only going to share a few of my girls, ages 4 & 7, because Christmas cards are coming and I don’t want to spoil them!
It was fun to visit this friend’s home for their family portraits last weekend – especially when they recently moved back from across country! Their backyard was the perfect setting for family portraits, especially with the warm fireplace so close by on the chilly morning. Welcome home, friends!