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.

Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park | Fall Family Session

This family has photo-taking down to a science. They know how to make each other laugh, pose, and smile just right for the camera. And the kids know that the faster they do it, the sooner they’ll get their yummy supper or treat. I love it! I always appreciate my loyal customers who come back for photos every year – it’s so fun to see how they grow and change! Here are a few of my favorites from last week’s session.

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!

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!

Family Portraits | Nature Sanctuary

I had the honor of taking this family’s wedding photos a number of years ago, and then portraits when their oldest was born. I was so excited to reunite again to shoot family photos and few 6-month photos of their youngest! We found some great spots in the early-morning secluded Ernie Miller Nature Sanctuary. Here are just a few of my favorites!

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