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).
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Miss M. Ornery. A ball of fire. A little comedian. A talker who has never known a stranger. Our helper with a big heart. She keeps us on our toes and makes us laugh daily. I went through photos and videos tonight, reminiscing about how much she’s changed over the last year. She continues to amaze me – telling jokes, picking on her older sister, and making friends with everyone she meets.
I may be a month late taking her yearly photo with Dad, but better late than never! Her birthday party was a few weeks late anyway, thanks to COVID-19. See how she’s changed since her last birthday.
I absolutely love taking first birthday photos! They can be hard – toddlers don’t exactly sit still – but their first steps, smiles, and laughs are the best. As you can see, sweet Hollyn is one happy baby! See how she’s changed since her newborn photos a year ago.
Aside from a few mini sessions during the stay-at-home order, I haven’t had the opportunity to do portraits in many months, so I was more than excited to take one of my favorite families’ annual portraits last weekend! If you haven’t had family photos taken lately…outdoor portraits are a great way to support local photographers from a safe distance.
Sidenote: now is also the time to book 2021 senior portraits!