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!


Project 52 Week 44: Lucky Number Seven

This Sunday I took family portraits for some of my favorite people: my cousin, her husband, and their five kids. And I now have a favorite place to shoot portraits … Parkville, MO. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the town, but the huge park, river, quaint downtown, railroad tracks, and beautiful Park University all make great backdrops.

The entire Dill family

What a good looking group of kids

A more rustic look

The oldest & the youngest

I finally got a smile out of Daddy once he started holding his baby girl

*Do not attempt at home* I wouldn’t normally put your kids on a train track…unless you’re family.

Project 52 Week 43: Sweet Family of Four

On Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing  one of the sweetest families I’ve worked with. The seven-year-old and four-year-old were full of smiles and adventure, so we had a great time running around the park before sunset.

Family photos at Antioch Park

Family photos at Antioch Park

Checking out the chalkboard

Sweet mom & daughter

Adorable father & son

Stealing a few minutes of adult time

Holiday Portrait Special

The leaves are turning, the weather is cooling off … it’s already time to start thinking about holiday portraits. If you like to send out holiday photo cards or have a family portrait tradition, check out my holiday portrait special. I’m offering Kansas City area family portrait sessions up to one hour for just $49. Included in the cost are five high-resolution images to print to your heart’s content. Or buy the entire CD for $39. Offer expires 10/31/12 and must be redeemed by 11/18/12. Please allow two weeks to receive final edited photos.

First 2012 Holiday Portrait Session

Day 355: Sneak Peak

Yesterday I had the privilege of shooting portraits for a family who was reunited after seven years. I loved getting to know the three generations of George’s and the rest of the family!

Family portraits in front of the fireplace.

Grandpa George and Grandma Carol.

Little George showing off one of his many sweet, goofy faces.

Laura and Andrew - such a nice couple!

The whole gang at the park.

Playful George climbing a tree.

Day 323: Fall Family Portraits

I had a great time shooting family portraits Saturday morning. The family joked around, laughed constantly, and willingly tried some of my goofy portrait ideas. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did!

Family portraits at Antioch Park

Family portraits at Antioch Park

Family portraits at Antioch Park


Family portraits at Antioch Park

Family Portraits at Antioch Park


Day 275: A Double Feature

I had to post two photos for Saturday. Saturday morning I had the privilege of doing family portraits for Bobby, Sarah, and baby Elise. I love this photo because it seems so real and natural. On Saturday evening I attended my former high school marching band’s “Electric Light Show.” My dad is the assistant band director there. I had a great time shooting photos of the band all lit up at night.

Sarah, Bobby, Elise, and Macy in their home.

The Louisburg High School Band "Electric Light Show".