Mommy and Me | Maternity Portraits

Last weekend I had the chance to shoot a friends’ maternity portraits with her little girl. I’m so impressed by how well little Nora did and how great the photos turned out! Both were naturals in front of the camera. Daddy is going to love his Father’s Day gift! (Shhh…if you know him…don’t tell!)

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Landon | Children’s Portraits

This handsome guy is starting kindergarten in the fall! He started out a little shy, but it turn’s out he has a great smile. He looks like he could be modeling for Children’s Place in a couple of these shots. What a fun, cute, kid! These were taken at Crown Center in Kansas City.

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Photo(s) of the Day: If It’s Not Broke … I’ll Get To It

This weekend my husband and I celebrated our niece’s 7th birthday. She chose a peace sign/rainbow cake and practically got a whole new bedroom – a full-sized bed, psychedelic bedding, and a lava lamp. Reminds me of when I was her age! (And no, it wasn’t the 70s.)

Her little brother was wearing a shirt absolutely fitting for him: “If It’s Not Broke … I’ll Get to It.”

Baby Portraits | Colton Turns One!

Wednesday evening I had the opportunity to shoot Colton’s first birthday photos. The warmish weather & setting sun made for a perfect photo shoot. This is my first time doing portraits of a one-year-old. My tips for photographing babies or toddlers who are moving around a lot: shoot quick, be ready to improvise, bring their favorite toys, and keep an open mind.

Colton James
The balloon was a bit challenging, but it turned out to be a great prop
Birthday Boy
Colton’s favorite pass time is driving his car
As you can see, he loves his car
Still driving his car…


“Swing me again!”
“I’m so cute in my dress clothes. But I’m not too happy you took me out of my car.”
Warming up in his hat

Project 52 Week 35: Faces of Innocence

We had a big family get together at my parents’ house this weekend, using my cousin’s 30th birthday as a great excuse to hang out. With 10 little ones in the family, we were grateful for a gorgeous day so we could play outside. As usual, I couldn’t pick one favorite photo. All of my cousins are so cute!

Baby Samantha, 3 months old, likes to stare me down. (Maybe it’s the camera.)
Blake, 1 1/2 years old, was my buddy for the day.
Izac always looks like he is pondering something.
Emily loves to climb and dangle from trees, reminding me of a monkey.