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 | Skyline View
Last weekend I met up with one my regular families for their yearly photos. Even though we planned them a little earlier in the season, it was still cold! Last year, I helped take photos for a birth announcement. This year, they have a sweet new baby boy, just two days older than my baby girl. They always pick fun locations – this time we headed to Kaw Point for a view of the downtown KC skyline. I planned it for perfect golden hour lighting, but it was foggy with no sun in sight. Luckily we still got some keepers!
Family Portraits | Downtown Parkville
Fall weather has finally arrived in Kansas City. The wind was brisk, but the sun was shining and the mood was upbeat at this weekend’s portrait session in downtown Parkville. This continues to be one of my favorite places to take photos, with so many quaint storefronts and neat buildings. I had a great time getting to know this family and capturing their personality!
Family Portraits | Downtown Parkville
I had the pleasure of shooting portraits at one of my favorite locations this weekend – downtown Parkville, Missouri! The quaint shops, small-town feel, and friendly people make it a perfect spot. And this sweet family of three were all troopers, despite the temps barely above freezing.
Photo of the Day: Moonlight Downtown
The moonrise Saturday evening was breathtaking, so my husband and I decided to pull over near downtown Kansas City so I could attempt to get a good photo. Unfortunately 1) the deep red colors of the moon had faded, and 2) I didn’t have my tripod with me. I had to up the ISO and widen the aperture – not ideal for night time photography – but I’m still pretty happy with this shot considering the circumstances. Check out yesterday’s moon photo if you missed it.
Photo of the Day: City of Fountains
Kansas City is known for its vast number of fountains, second only to Rome. This fountain in the Quality Hill district is one of my favorites.
Photographic Prints for Relay For Life
I’ve been team captain for our Relay For Life team for several years, so I’m constantly trying to come up with creative fundraisers. Last year I decided to try my hand at selling photographic prints, and I raised about $250 with that fundraiser. Not too bad! Naturally I want to beat that number this year. If you like my photography, please consider purchasing a photographic print. You can pick one of the Kansas City photos below, or you can pick any photo from my blog. Visit etsy.com to place an order. And if you don’t want a print but you still hate cancer, the American Cancer Society and I will happily accept donations to Relay For Life. Thank you for your continued support!
Photo of the Day: Snowy Path
Are you tired of seeing snow photos yet? Well, you may have to put up with a couple more since the ground is still covered with snow. I think it’ll be around for a while.
Project 52 Week 41: Fallen
One of the few times I have to just go out and shoot photos is during my lunch break, which doesn’t lend itself to the best light, but I make do. Here’s a shot from my photo walk on Wednesday.
And don’t forget about my holiday portrait special!
Project 52 Week 20: Remembering Italy
In an effort to populate my etsy site with Kansas City photographic prints, I took some photos of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception this week. It’s not quite like the cathedrals I saw a year ago in Italy, but it’s still a beautiful structure.
If you would like to purchase Kansas City wall art with 100% proceeds going to Relay For Life, check out my etsy site.