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!

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.

Team Tallmadge | Party of Five

I’m so, so excited for Team Tallmadge to be adding a new baby to the family! We really struggled finding a nice outdoor/nature location in early April that didn’t look totally brown. We settled on Ernie Miller Nature Center, and I’m so happy we did. I just love how these turned out with the tall grasses and bridge. If you’ve thought about doing maternity photos but have reservations, contact me for a free consultation! I’m here to make you feel beautiful and relaxed and capture those one-in-a-lifetime memories.

Family Portraits | New Baby

It’s always fun to meet new families through mutual friends, especially when there’s a sweet baby involved! This family welcomed me into their home to climb on chairs, crawl up on their bed, get down on their floors, and get up close and personal for some beautiful family shots. It was a great session to finish out the year.

Thank you to all of my clients for a rewarding year of making memories! Happy holidays. See ya next year!

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!

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.