Family Ties | Loose Park Portraits

I had so much fun meeting so many new faces last weekend during this portrait session! It’s always a rare treat to photograph an entire family – from grandparents to grandkids. (This is also the first time we’ve had to get a photo permit, thanks to some fairly new rules in Loose Park in KCMO. It certainly did cut down on the number of photographers, though!)

Photo of the Day: Spoiled Girl

My parents watched Baby K over the last couple of weeks while I returned to work. This summer, Daddy will get to watch her since he’s a teacher! I think everyone got spoiled while the grandparents visited – Baby K, the grandparents, and me. I absolutely love this photo of them.

My all-time favorite picture of Baby K, Grandma, and Grandpa.

Days 350-352: All kinds of holidays

This weekend we experienced both ends of the spectrum when it came to holiday parties – from the bar scene to church, and from the young to the old. Friday evening Jerod and I went to his work holiday party at Howl at the Moon Piano Bar. Bright and early Saturday morning we made the drive to his parents’ house to celebrate four Christmases. (Gift opening with immediate family, Christmas with Grandma, a Christmas concert, and a celebration with extended family.) Here are my favorite photos from each day.

You've gotta love the expression on the face of Jerod's coworker. I'm not sure if this was chance or if he saw me taking the photo, but it's perfect!

Our sweet, yet ornery nephew Caleb was excited to open Christmas presents this year.

Grandma Verle opens her pj's with a smile. After Jerod's Grandpa passed away last year, she's had to live in a nursing home.

Day 353: Delicate Memories

Today marks 10 years since my Grandma H. passed away. Sometimes I’m surprised at how much you can miss someone when they have been gone so long. One of my most cherished memories was the last time I saw her in the nursing home. I crawled into bed next to her, and she stroked my hair and told me how much she loved me. This little glass butterfly was a gift from me to her while she was in the nursing home. Now it is a part of my home and my memories.

(I will post this weekend’s photos tomorrow.)

A glass butterfly originally given to my grandma over 10 years ago. It now sits on a bookshelf in my home.

Day 48: A beautiful life

I wanted to share this photo today, of my Grandpa and Grandma in the 1940’s shortly after they were married. Grandpa was a WWII veteran who courageously drove a tank and lived to tell about it. They were a beautiful couple, don’t you think? The time I spent with my grandpa and grandma growing up helped shape me in to who I am today, and I will always cherish those memories.


Here is the photo I took today on top of the downtown Kansas City library. It was sure gorgeous outside for February 17!

Nikon Coolpix S52, F3.3, ISO 100
63 mm focal length, no flash fired