Family Photos | Prairie Fire

I love, love the location this family chose for their portraits this year! The Museum at Prairie Fire proved to be a gorgeous spot (besides the wedding going on inside…preventing us from getting close). The bright colors in the background, the native plants, the reflections from the exterior glass, the beautiful evening … it was perfection!

Taylor | Senior Portraits

The more senior photos I shoot, the more I love it! I enjoy the posing, attention to detail, and bringing out confidence in others.

Meet Taylor. As my cousin, it feels like she just started kindergarten yesterday. Yet here she is, all grown up and gorgeous! As you can imagine, narrowing down the photos was the hardest part.

Family Ties | Loose Park Portraits

I had so much fun meeting so many new faces last weekend during this portrait session! It’s always a rare treat to photograph an entire family – from grandparents to grandkids. (This is also the first time we’ve had to get a photo permit, thanks to some fairly new rules in Loose Park in KCMO. It certainly did cut down on the number of photographers, though!)

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!

Newborn Session | Nora Jean

World…meet Nora. She was absolutely adorable throughout her modeling debut, and it was great catching up with her parents and watching them fall so naturally into parenthood. I’m honored to be a part of capturing their early memories together! Here are just a few of my favorites.

Family Portraits | The Iconic Loose Park

Are you even a photographer if you don’t take photos at Loose Park in the fall? I think not, given the number of photographers we encountered at last weekend’s portrait session. It was the perfect evening, the leaves were at their peak, and the roses were still in bloom, so it’s no surprise it was the place to be. Despite all the other people, it was worth it. Loose Park might just have the best fall foliage in all of KC. (My fall wedding photos were even shot there a number of years ago!) Bonus: seeing cousins I hadn’t seen in almost two years! I love, love how these photos turned out, just like I love this family.

My Girls | Fall Portraits

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!