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!
Fall Family Portraits | At Home!
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!
Fall Family Portraits | Ernie Miller
I’m always excited when I have new clients entrust their family photos to me. I try my best to put them at ease – it’s ok if comfort items make it into the shots, and it’s totally fine if not everyone looks at the camera all the time! I’m so happy with how these shots turned out of these sweet little boys and their parents.
Stagecoach Park | Family Portraits
It’s always fun to try out new places – last weekend I took this family to Stagecoach Park in Olathe. They were even willing to brave the chilly morning and meet me shortly after sunrise. And we even got some great smiles from the boys! I love these sweet kiddos (and Mom and Dad are pretty great, too).
Parkville Nature Sanctuary | Family Portraits
The leaves are just starting to turn in the Midwest, but it’s prime time for fall portraits. The Parkville Nature Sanctuary proved to be a great spot, with trickling streams, unique tree stumps, and native plants. This family is always up for getting outside and immersing themselves in nature – I can tell it’s their happy place. #icanrelate I can’t wait to see how much these kiddos grow to love the outdoors as they age. See how they’ve changed just since baby Will’s newborn photos 6 months ago!
Iron District | Urban Family Portraits
The fury of fall portrait season has begun! The leaves haven’t quite turned yet, so last weekend we headed to the Iron District in North Kansas City for some cool urban backdrops. The location didn’t disappoint! I had so much fun with this family and their sweet, energetic kiddos. And I love that they included Grandpa in a few shots, too.
Summer Session | An Evening in the West Bottoms
Having been on both sides of the lens, I know that it’s hard to have someone take your family’s photos. You may feel at the mercy of your kids, maybe self-conscious about how you’re standing or how your clothes are laying. But from the photographer’s eyes, all I see are the smiles, the laughs, the tiny moments of perfection. And that’s exactly what I see in this family! Adorable & opinionated kids, gorgeous & strong mama, kind & patient father. I love that they trust me to take their photos each year, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.
Family Portraits | Colorful KC
I got to welcome back this family a couple of weeks ago! I always love taking their photos every spring or summer, and I have so much fun trying out new places with them. Julie (mom) helped me locate some great murals in downtown KC, and they met me bright and early to get some awesome shots. There were so many beautiful, colorful images, it was hard to pick favorites for this post!
Fall portrait season in full swing
I was excited to photograph one of my “regular” families last weekend at the beautiful Black Hoof Park. The leaves were starting to turn, making for perfect fall portraits. I always appreciate their continued support and love watching their family grow up! The sibling bond between these three is the best.
Senior Portraits | Spencer
My sister started talking about me shooting my nephew’s senior photos back when he was in middle school. It seemed so far off. He was, after all, only six when I got married. But with the blink of an eye, here we are. His senior year. Last weekend, I had a great time visiting both recognizable and unique spots around Topeka to capture his senior photos. There are SO many images to choose from (over 600, to be exact). Here are a few of my favorites.
Do you have a student graduating high school this year? It’s not too late for portraits! I think fall is the best time for photos, and turnaround time is just a few weeks. Contact me if you’d like to discuss.