Archive for 2011

the Grice family | all smiles at Shawnee Mission Park

November 9th, 2011

Evan didn’t stop smiling the WHOLE session. I mean what a happy kid! (and what a happy family!) Shawnee Mission Park has been my “home away from  home” the past week or so, but it’s absolutely gorgeous. And I always find new places to shoot!

 

Evan didn’t stop smiling the WHOLE session. I mean what a happy kid! (and what a happy family!) Shawnee Mission Park has been my “home away from  home” the past week or so, but it’s absolutely gorgeous. And I always find new places to shoot!

Shawnee Mission Park family photos

Shawnee Mission Park family photography

Shawnee Mission Park family photographers

Shawnee Mission Park family photography

Shawnee Mission Park family photographs

Shawnee Mission Park family photographers

Shawnee Mission Park family photography

Shawnee Mission Park family portraits

Shawnee Mission Park family portraits

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Sara + Rick | a gorgeous fall Hawthorne House wedding

November 9th, 2011

I greatly anticipated Sara and Rick’s wedding. Sara’s mother Stephanie promised lots of gorgeous details (she was right, but I had no reason to doubt her as she’d hired my former shop-mate Shana Vaughn Designs to do the floral work!). Hawthorne House is probably my favorite venue in Kansas City to shoot. And most importantly, […]

 

I greatly anticipated Sara and Rick’s wedding. Sara’s mother Stephanie promised lots of gorgeous details (she was right, but I had no reason to doubt her as she’d hired my former shop-mate Shana Vaughn Designs to do the floral work!). Hawthorne House is probably my favorite venue in Kansas City to shoot. And most importantly, in shooting Rick and Sara’s engagement session, I knew this was a couple who was deeply, madly in love with each other and who were a LOT of fun to be around. Seriously, what a blast! And so, these two were married on a gorgeous, mid-60 degree November day, surrounded by caring family and fun friends. Lots of tears, lots of laughs, all of which are shown below. Enjoy.

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Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Sara was absolutely, undeniably STUNNING.
Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Rick didn’t look too bad himself!
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The couple’s first look was bar none the most emotional I’ve shot.
Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

the couple laughed…
Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

…as they saw the “peanut gallery” on the balcony!
Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

This was made for Sara and Rick. The cardinal symbolize’s Sara’s grandfather.
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Sara and Rick’s parents on their own wedding days – LOVE!
Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Hawthorne House Parkville Missouri wedding

Ceremony and reception venue, catering: Hawthorne House
Floral: Shana Vaughn Designs
Hair/Makeup: Melissa Evans

Cake: Classic Cakes

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the Morgan family | fun fall portraits in Weston, Missouri

November 6th, 2011

The Morgans are repeat clients – I did a fall session for them last year in Parkville. This year, the session was all about the boys, as their dad is currently deployed and wanted some fun, current photos of them 🙂 The great, dry fall weather continued for us and the fall colors, what we […]

 

The Morgans are repeat clients – I did a fall session for them last year in Parkville. This year, the session was all about the boys, as their dad is currently deployed and wanted some fun, current photos of them 🙂 The great, dry fall weather continued for us and the fall colors, what we DID manage in this drought, had really popped. We started off with some more standard portraits, then finished by getting some fun shots of the boys being…boys at the playground!

Kansas City family portraits

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photographer

Kansas City family photographers

Kansas City family photographers

Kansas City family photographs

Kansas City family photos

Kansas City family photos

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family portraits

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Lindsey C | A country and city senior portrait session

November 6th, 2011

I was really looking forward to Lindsey’s senior session – I’ve known her and her family for quite some time, and have photographed her before (as a part of a family session) – she knows how to work it for the camera! We had a gorgeous day and some incredible light for her session last […]

 

I was really looking forward to Lindsey’s senior session – I’ve known her and her family for quite some time, and have photographed her before (as a part of a family session) – she knows how to work it for the camera! We had a gorgeous day and some incredible light for her session last week, and Lindsey taught me a bit about various species of trees here in the Kansas/Missouri area 😉 (seriously, the girl can identify nearly any leaf out there!) Seriously, dendrology knowledge aside, this is one beautiful young lady!

Shawnee Mission Park senior photographers

Shawnee Mission Park senior photography

Shawnee Mission Park senior photographers

Shawnee Mission Park senior photographers

Shawnee Mission Park senior photos

Shawnee Mission Park senior photographers

Shawnee Mission Park senior portraits

Shawnee Mission Park senior photography

Kansas City West Bottoms senior photographs

Kansas City West Bottoms senior photographers

Kansas City West Bottoms senior photos

Kansas City West Bottoms senior photography

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Tucker P | another fantastic fall senior portrait session

November 4th, 2011

Tucker’s session is the 3rd of 4 high school senior sessions to hit the blog this week – you can tell the mad rush has been on to take advantage of warmer fall weather and the super dry conditions we’ve had – another few weeks and portrait sessions will start slowing down (which means it’s […]

 

Tucker’s session is the 3rd of 4 high school senior sessions to hit the blog this week – you can tell the mad rush has been on to take advantage of warmer fall weather and the super dry conditions we’ve had – another few weeks and portrait sessions will start slowing down (which means it’s a great time to get on the schedule quickly and easily – late fall and even winter portraits are absolutely gorgeous!) We had a lot of fun with his dogs and checking out some gorgeous places to shoot right around his home. Sometimes you don’t have to go very far at all to get unique and great shot locations!

Kansas City senior photographers

Kansas City senior photography

 Kansas City senior photographers

Kansas City senior photos

Kansas City senior photos

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior photography

Kansas City senior photographers

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Cole C | Liberty High School senior session

November 3rd, 2011

We shot Cole’s senior session last Friday morning at his grandparent’s place – which was absolutely gorgeous albeit a bit frosty. Cole made sure to bring some Cardinals swag – given that they’d won the World Series the night before, I’d say that was appropriate 🙂

 

We shot Cole’s senior session last Friday morning at his grandparent’s place – which was absolutely gorgeous albeit a bit frosty. Cole made sure to bring some Cardinals swag – given that they’d won the World Series the night before, I’d say that was appropriate 🙂

Liberty Missouri high school senior photos

Liberty Missouri high school senior photos

Liberty Missouri high school senior portraits

Liberty Missouri high school senior photography

Liberty Missouri high school senior photographers

Liberty Missouri high school senior portraits

Liberty Missouri high school senior photographer

Liberty Missouri high school senior photographers

Liberty Missouri high school senior portraits

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Andrew C: an urban Kansas City senior portrait session

November 2nd, 2011

Andrew met me on a gorgeous (stark contrast to the rainy, windy, freezing weather outside) late afternoon last week in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District for his senior session. What a personable young guy he is! Have fun checking his session out – and if you like senior sessions, you are in luck, because Andrew […]

 

Andrew met me on a gorgeous (stark contrast to the rainy, windy, freezing weather outside) late afternoon last week in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District for his senior session. What a personable young guy he is! Have fun checking his session out – and if you like senior sessions, you are in luck, because Andrew is the first of four headed to the blog this week!

Happy rainy evening! (we NEED it!)

Kansas City senior photography

Kansas City senior photos

Kansas City senior photographers

Kansas City senior photographers

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior photos

Kansas City senior photographer

Kansas City senior photography

Kansas City senior photographers

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Kaitlyn + Kyle | A KU Campus engagement session in Lawrence, Kansas

October 28th, 2011

Kaitlyn had a super narrow window to get hers and Kyle’s engagement session done – as in an early Friday morning last week – as she lives out of state and had flown in the night before to attend a wedding in Hays, Kansas, her stomping grounds.  We’d scheduled the session such that she and […]

 

Kaitlyn had a super narrow window to get hers and Kyle’s engagement session done – as in an early Friday morning last week – as she lives out of state and had flown in the night before to attend a wedding in Hays, Kansas, her stomping grounds.  We’d scheduled the session such that she and Kyle could get it taken care of at their alma mater on their way west – and luckily, the stars aligned, as their next opportunity would be the dead of winter. It *could* have been winter when we started the session at 7:30am to catch first light, as there was frost on the ground and it was a whopping 31 degrees. But it warmed up quickly and these two were so into each other, I don’t think they cared about the colder-than-usual temperature anyways! 🙂

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photographers

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photography

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photos

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photographs

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photography

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photography

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photographers

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photos

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photographers

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement session

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement session

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photography

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photographer

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photography

University of Kansas Lawrence engagement photographers