Family Portraits | A Day of Smiles

My second portrait session of the day last weekend was at E.H. Young Park along the Missouri River. It’s definitely a hidden gem…and so is this family! I love them to pieces. They all have such great smiles and beautiful hearts!

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Family Portraits | Fall at the Nature Sanctuary

I’ve known this mama for a number of years now, but I was so excited when she asked me to do family portraits so I could meet her two leading men! I also got to explore a new location – the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. It’s one of my new favs. You can’t beat a waterfall in Missouri! And little six-month-old Dean couldn’t be more adorable … I’m looking forward to editing the rest of the photos just so I can keep looking at that sweet smile!

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Portrait Session | Wild, Wild “West”

I had a great time taking photos of this wild & fun family in Kansas City’s West Bottoms this weekend. I’ve shot portraits there three times so far, and every time the backdrop has been completely different and unique. It continues to be a favorite spot of mine! This portrait session was won in a Relay For Life silent auction. I love doing photography for a good cause – and there’s no better cause than fighting cancer – something that touches us all. Bonus: this family was so great to work with…not to mention so photogenic!

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Portrait Session | Cash

I had a great time photographing the most well-behaved toddler this weekend! Maybe those of you who know him are laughing, but he was perfect for the photo shoot! He’s not even two yet, but he listened, posed, smiled, and was the best little subject. I did find out he loves rain puddle, though. 😉 We had fun running around downtown Parkville, MO – a cute town with tons of photo ops. We even ran into Elvis, who sung a little Johnny Cash for us.

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Portrait Session | Unique Location, Fun Family

In addition to shooting Damon’s senior portraits yesterday, I got to take photos of his immediate and extended family! They had done their research and preparation on location, poses, and props – which made my job easy. Not to mention how photogenic they were. I loved shooting at Krug Park in St. Joe. You can hardly tell it’s a park from the cool stone backgrounds.

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Senior Portraits | Damon

Yesterday afternoon I got to photograph Damon’s senior portraits in a unique new spot in St. Joe – and it was perfect! (Aside from record high temperatures.) If I lived closer I’d shoot there more often. I felt like I was visiting ancient ruins in a European country. Bonus: he did a great job posing, smiling, and being himself. I’m very happy with the results!

Check out the senior photos I did last year on a farm. If you’re interested in having me shoot senior portraits, click the “contact me” link above.

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