Warrensburg, Mo. Newborn Photographer: Kynlee

I love this newborn session for so many reasons. First of all, I love this family. Kynlee’s cousin, Beau was just featured on my blog a few weeks ago! Second…it made me realize that everything doesn’t have to be black or white (although a lot of my favorite images from this session are black AND white…HA!). I stopped offering newborn sessions a while ago. I had been doing the “deep sleep, props and poses” type newborn sessions and just wasn’t feeling that it was my style of photography. However, I had several clients that had been loyal customers for years and I didn’t want to miss out on being a part of this milestone with them. So when Kynlee’s mommy asked about newborn photos, I offered a “lifestyle session” and I just love the way they turned out so much that I think I will start offering them regularly. I love capturing that time when couples are home with their new little ones during those first few weeks and all of the things that become routine with a newborn but don’t last long. This little girl is definitely very loved already and I can’t wait to watch her grow. We have some more BIG sessions planned so luckily I will be seeing her soon. 😉

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Blue Springs, Mo Family Photographer: Blackburn Family

This family was a dream to photograph in every way. Each time we got to a new spot they just fell into place perfectly and were ready for me to start shooting away. Sometimes we would just be stopped somewhere talking and I would turn around to see these fantastic kiddos posed and waiting…so of course I obliged! So much fun and so much love in this great family and it shines through in their images for sure.

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Blue Springs, Mo Child Photographer: Pumpkins!

This session was full of pumpkins, but one lil punkin had a little more spunk than the rest. What a cutie! We visited The Pumpkin Pad in Grain Valley for this session. It’s hard to be interested in a strange lady with a big camera for too long when there is so much to do and see, so this became a pretty candid session after a little bit which often end up being the most cherished photos down the road anyway.

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Blue Springs, Mo. Senior Photographer: Nick

So when Nick’s mom contacted me about scheduling a High School Senior Photo Session, she mentioned that Nick was less than excited about doing these. This isn’t unusual for my Senior boy clients but I’ve come to realize that sometimes just for a split second, I imagine the worst case scenario. However when I arrived at Nick’s home and was greeted by his mom, any worries I may have had were gone. She was so sweet that I knew it would be nothing but a pleasure spending the next hour with her. Then Nick came down and although I could tell he still wasn’t thrilled, he was nothing but polite, cooperative and a great sport. And it paid off! Mom was just hoping we would at least get 1 good shot, but we ended up with a great gallery full of wonderful images. I suspect someday Nick might even look back at them and be glad he put up with me for an hour. 😉

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Blue Springs, Mo Family Photographer: “D” Family

Sometimes great things come from life’s unexpected (and sometimes scary) events. Brad contacted me about doing family photos on short notice. His father was an evacuee who was here from Florida to escape Hurricane Irma. Once the coast was clear, his sister was coming into town for one day to pick “Pops” up and take him back home. Although the events that brought all of them together to be able to do this family session weren’t the happiest, I’m sure they will always appreciate the time they got to spend together and will have these images for years to come. Luckily, they got through it all with minimal damage too. Prayers to all of those who weren’t so fortunate.

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