Always a joy

It’s always a joy to photograph this family. They are near and dear to my heart. It’s been such a pleasure to photograph them over the last 10 plus years. It’s amazing to watch little newborns grow into girls into young woman. I enjoy seeing the way they interact and each of their special traits arise. They are truly a special family and so glad we went on an adventure around Kansas City to capture them.

Back where it all began

I love when I have clients that suggest fun locations. I can always count on that with Krissie and Travis. This time they decided to go back to the site of their engagement photos. Somehow 10 years has slipped through our fingers and we adventured there again. It was fun to look back and recreate some of their same poses and include their 2 children. It was a gorgeous day and we had fun reminiscing. I always enjoy capturing this family and hope I have the chance to for the next 10 years as well!

Last Two

I absolutely love becoming a families goto photographer. I love watching kids grow up to adults. I love getting to apart of a families milestones. This family is pretty dear to my heart and I can hardly believe it was time for the last two kids to be ready for senior photos. I first meet the twins when they were very young. It reminds me how quickly time really does pass. Our session allowed me to wander Kansas City which always makes my heart happy. They introduced me to some new hot spots and we went to some good oldies. It was a fun morning capturing what makes these two who they are.

2020 Baby

As we all know 2020 has left us in a brave new world. Having a baby in 2020 has flipped the script of what it looks like to have a newborn. When your best friend has a baby in 2020 you try to come up with creative solutions to simple get to see that new precious boy. Anna and I both wanted to find a way to make it work. She wanted me to take his photos just as I did for her other two and I desperately wanted to meet him, and see his family I adore. So we did just that, make it work. We meet half way, I wore a mask, I washed my hands no short of 20 times and refrain from holding him despite all my auntie instincts. It was worth every minute! We captured some precious images of Owen and my heart got a bit of fill from the family I love.

An Heirloom

I had the chance to dust off my camera after quarantine and photograph this lovely family. The dress the little girl is wearing is a family heirloom. It was made by her great-great grandmother for her great grandmother. Each little girl in the family has been photograph in this dress and the photos are displayed beautifully in her great grandma’s house. What a fantastic tradition and an honor to have my photo hung to continue the gallery.

Special Lady

Donnie is very special lady! She captured my heart as a friend from the word hello. It’s a rare treat when you find a kindred spirit and your time with that person is always filling. It was my joy and pleasure to capture this large, amazing family of hers. It was windy and we had kids that were willing to give just so much time so we made quick work of it. I am so glad she has some images of what God has blessed her with for years to come.

Perfect Fall Day

We had a perfect fall day for this extended family session. I always enjoy getting to meet an extended family. I am usually connected to one part of the family but it’s a pleasure to meet the rest of the crew. It’s fun to see Grandparents love on their grand babies. To see cousin giggle and enjoy the time together. There is something special about watching a family catch up, interact and love each other. This perfect fall day brought exactly that. What fun it was to photograph this family.

Easy Going

Olivia was so easy going and fun to work with. I had to give her little direction and she was game for trying anything. We postponed her original session and I am so glad we did. We ended up with a gorgeous day to photograph a sweet, beautiful girl.

Authentic

When I think of my interactions with this family I immediately think of authentic. Even though it’s been a while since I have seen them they remain steadfast to that very word. I got to sneak a few family photos before we focused on Mateo. That last time I photographed him was 8 years ago. He was just as respectful, quiet and assured as I remembered him to be. He choose a few of his favorite locations in Kansas City to be photograph at. I also happen to love those places so it worked out well. He even showed me of a hidden bridge I was unaware of and fell in love with. It was a such a great session with such an authentic, kind and handsome young man.

Blue Eyed Boys

This family is full of stunning blue eyes and boys. Boys that were fun to photograph. I truly loved getting a peak into how they interact. I love that they show affection by wrestling, bantering, laughing, and also have a tenderness for each other. I know they keep their parents busy and on their toes but I was so glad to photograph this adorable family.