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It’s Family Photo Season in Kansas City — Family Portrait Session in the Park! October 23, 2009

Fall is such a great time for family photos. I love the colors of the trees in this area, which help brighten up the dreary weather we’ve been having this fall. :) We somehow missed the sprinkles right before and right after this session, and I was so happy! My portrait sessions for the year are starting to wind down as the weather gets colder and we all start to stay in our cozy homes for the winter. :)

I really love getting to see families multiple times for portrait sessions. The last time I saw little Carson, he was little and definitely not as fast as he is now! It’s amazing how quickly little ones grow up and how quickly they become very quick. I get some great exercise during sessions with kids around this age, for sure, and it’s so much fun. Here are some of my favorites from our session at the park!

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Carson has the biggest, bluest eyes!

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His little grin is the cutest!

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How cute is this? :)

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Thanks so much for asking me to take your family photos again! Have a great fall season!


Kansas City Baby Photography: Troy, 9 months old September 1, 2009

I can’t believe how fast babies grow up! I’m sure their parents feel the same way — one day they’re a little newborn baby, and before you know it, they’re headed off to college. :) The last time I saw little Troy, he was just 4 months old. Now he’s just turned 9 months old and I can’t believe how big he is! He was all smiles during our session, which was amazing. 

Here are some photos of our session at the park!

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Babies at this age are so exploratory — everything is interesting! :)

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I think Troy knows how cute he is… just look at this face. :)

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We took some fun photos with Mom and Dad, too.

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I absolutely love taking photos of parents interacting with their kids. These are too cute.

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These photos marked Troy’s first time sitting in the grass. The grass was VERY interesting. :)

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More fun photos with Mom and Dad! :)

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And we’ll end on one with a facial expression that just makes me smile so big. What a cute boy! I can’t wait to see how much he changes over the next few months! :)

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Lenexa Baby Photos: Cooper Turns One Year Old June 24, 2009

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Cooper is one year old… and we celebrated with a fun photo session! I met up with this CUTE little guy at his home on a very muggy, very wet June morning. :) No amount of bad weather could stop little Cooper from being extra cute, though. I followed him around his yard and walked a lot of circles around a little red barn to capture his personality. That’s what I love about baby/toddler sessions at home — I’m a guest, and they get to show me everything they know and love. :)

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Cooper with his parents:

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I love his facial expressions!

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Exploring the barn:

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And waving at his dad:

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What a happy little guy! :)

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I know parents really love happy faces… but I also love those serious/pensive faces that little kids make when they’re thinking, talking, processing the world around them… :)

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Happy 1st Birthday, Cooper! :)


Family Photos at Loose Park, Kansas City June 16, 2009

We are back from HOBY — it was an awesome experience, as always, and I’ll post more about it later! :) We’re trying to get back into the normal routine and play catch-up from all of the things we did right before we left for the conference. If you are waiting on your images, please know that we’re working very hard to get them all out as soon as possible! :)

The night before we left for HOBY, I met up with this adorable family at the park for photos. I don’t know that I’ve had a more smiley little baby boy than Matthew. :) He was so well-behaved and so fun to photograph!


The whole family was just great!



I love this — we have so many awesome photos of everyone smiling into the camera. Matthew is an 8-month-old model, I’m telling you! :)


Such a happy family… I love photos of babies with each of their parents. These are great to have now and in the future, when he grows up!



I love baby facial expressions! Matthew had just so many happy faces! :)







Thanks so much for asking me to take your family photos! :) We’ll definitely have to do it again sometime. And when I have kids, I’ll be asking you for the secret to raising an extremely happy baby. :)