Family Portraits | Downtown Parkville

It’s the most wonderful time of year … for portraits! I shot two portrait sessions last weekend. I’ve known this family for many years, so I was excited when they reached out about family photos. We met in Parkville – one of the prettiest towns in the KC Metro area. And it didn’t disappoint! The kiddos were so fun and energetic, and we had a great time walking downtown and looking for fun photo ops. I think the morning was a success!

Miss Elena | Senior Portraits

I had the privilege of shooting Elena’s senior portraits last weekend. I’m always honored when new clients entrust me for monumental moments in their lives. Senior photos are something to be cherished forever – something to show your grandchildren one day. Elena is such a sweetheart, and she was a natural, as you can tell from the photos! I had such a tough time narrowing down the photos. These are just a handful of many of my favorites.

Fall portrait season in full swing

I was excited to photograph one of my “regular” families last weekend at the beautiful Black Hoof Park. The leaves were starting to turn, making for perfect fall portraits. I always appreciate their continued support and love watching their family grow up! The sibling bond between these three is the best.

Senior Portraits | Spencer

My sister started talking about me shooting my nephew’s senior photos back when he was in middle school. It seemed so far off. He was, after all, only six when I got married. But with the blink of an eye, here we are. His senior year. Last weekend, I had a great time visiting both recognizable and unique spots around Topeka to capture his senior photos. There are SO many images to choose from (over 600, to be exact). Here are a few of my favorites.

Do you have a student graduating high school this year? It’s not too late for portraits! I think fall is the best time for photos, and turnaround time is just a few weeks. Contact me if you’d like to discuss.

Miss M | Now She’s Three

Miss M. Ornery. A ball of fire. A little comedian. A talker who has never known a stranger. Our helper with a big heart. She keeps us on our toes and makes us laugh daily. I went through photos and videos tonight, reminiscing about how much she’s changed over the last year. She continues to amaze me – telling jokes, picking on her older sister, and making friends with everyone she meets.

I may be a month late taking her yearly photo with Dad, but better late than never! Her birthday party was a few weeks late anyway, thanks to COVID-19. See how she’s changed since her last birthday.

MAge3-Web

Mage3-closeup-web

McKinley3Birthday-9581 copy
Celebrating Miss M’s birthday with my family – Frozen II style

IMG_9334-copy
Celebrating Miss M’s birthday and the 4th of July with my husband’s family

20200706_111522 copy
Celebrating Miss M’s birthday with some time at the park

Back in business | Family portraits

Aside from a few mini sessions during the stay-at-home order, I haven’t had the opportunity to do portraits in many months, so I was more than excited to take one of my favorite families’ annual portraits last weekend! If you haven’t had family photos taken lately…outdoor portraits are a great way to support local photographers from a safe distance.

Sidenote: now is also the time to book 2021 senior portraits!

HeckmanPortraits-2020-9051 copy

HeckmanPortraits-2020-9082 copy

HeckmanPortraits-2020-9103 copy

HeckmanPortraits-2020-9117 copy

Prom Photos

There is a lot going on in our country right now. And while it may seem trivial in the grand scheme of things, maybe a glimpse of something happy is just what we need. Most high school proms were cancelled this year due to COVID-19. But for a lot of the ladies, isn’t one of the best parts of prom dressing up, anyway? So why not get fancy and do a mini photoshoot with your prom date? That’s exactly what this couple did – and I was honored to be a part of it.

AliScrutton-PromPics2020-8867 copy

AliScrutton-PromPics2020-8916 copy

AliScrutton-PromPics2020-8897 copy

AliScrutton-PromPics2020-8855-web

Porch Portraits | Week 2

Because so many people in my neighborhood have been staying home over the last few weeks, I offered neighbors the chance for porch portraits – a quick photo session from a safe distance for an excellent price. Here are a few from week two!

If you’re local to the Johnson County/Kansas City area and are interested in porch portraits, please contact me! An additional mileage fee may apply, depending on location.

PorchPortraits_8548 copy

PorchPortraits_8805 copy

PorchPortraits_8722 copy

PorchPortraits_8665 copy

PorchPortraits_8629 copy