A few months have gone by since my last session. I upgraded my equipment, traveled abroad (without the equipment), and practiced a few times before my first session this Spring. I’m glad to be back! I feel like I was just shooting Nora’s newborn photos, and here we are celebrating the big ONE. It was so much fun to meet her grandparents and include the whole family! Despite a chilly morning, she did a great job smiling, clapping, and waving for the camera. (Ok let’s be real…for the grandparents). Just look at how much she’s changed!
Family Photos | It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas
This couple entrusted me with their engagement photos years ago, having no portrait photography experience outside of college courses, and has been entrusting me ever since. When I look back on how many times we’ve done this, it makes sense that we could do an entire portrait session in 15 minutes flat! It was below freezing, so we were efficient, to say the least. I know mama was hoping for snow, but these pine trees were the next best thing. I love how it almost looks like we were at a Christmas tree farm!
Family Portraits | Fall at its Peak
We timed the fall leaves just right for this session – check out the gorgeous tree in this first shot! I love the go-with-the-flow attitude of this family, and their carefree, silly boys. We’ve done portraits together several times, but like many others, I hadn’t seen them since before the pandemic. They’ve grown so much!
Family Photos | Northwood Trails
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!
Family Portraits | Fairy Tale Forest
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!
Family Portraits | Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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!
Team Tallmadge | Party of Five
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.
Family Portraits | New Baby
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!
KC Newborn Cutie
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.
Glamorous Senior Photos | KC
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.