I love how photos can be taken at the same location, two different times of year, two different families, and you get very different photoshoots. We met at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and did our best trying to avoid all the other photoshoots and wedding parties. So while there aren’t the iconic columns and shuttlecocks in these photos, I absolutely love the setting and the way this family let me into their busy, beautiful lives.
Family Portraits | Fall at its Peak
We timed the fall leaves just right for this session – check out the gorgeous tree in this first shot! I love the go-with-the-flow attitude of this family, and their carefree, silly boys. We’ve done portraits together several times, but like many others, I hadn’t seen them since before the pandemic. They’ve grown so much!
Taylor | Senior Portraits
The more senior photos I shoot, the more I love it! I enjoy the posing, attention to detail, and bringing out confidence in others.
Meet Taylor. As my cousin, it feels like she just started kindergarten yesterday. Yet here she is, all grown up and gorgeous! As you can imagine, narrowing down the photos was the hardest part.
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!
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!
Glamorous Senior Photos | KC
Amongst all the fall family photos, I had the opportunity to take Eva’s senior photos in early November. I’ve been so excited to share this sneak peek with you! From the poses, to the smiles, to the flattering outfits…these are practically perfect in every way. Amiright? She made my job easy…the shooting part…not so much the selection part. We started in the West Bottoms, headed to Quality Hill downtown, and finished in a Lenexa field at sunset.
Fall Family Portraits | Black Hoof Park
We made the best of a chilly, rainy evening to sneak in a few family portraits at the beautiful Black Hoof Park last weekend. This family is one of my regulars, and I love taking their photos every year and watching them grow! Aren’t they the cutest?
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!
Maternity Portraits | Nature Sanctuary
Last weekend I had the honor of shooting maternity and family portraits for this beautiful family! We squeezed in the shoot right before a rainstorm at Ernie Miller Nature Sanctuary, but you’d never know it from how these turned out. Best of luck to them in the coming weeks as they become a family of five!