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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 Family Photos: Antioch Park October 20, 2009

Fall is a great time for family portraits. It’s perfect for great colors, beautiful scenery, and just in time for Christmas cards or gifts. :) We have some great parks around Kansas City that provide beautiful backdrops for families who want fall-themed portraits. One of the prettiest right now is Antioch Park, which has about every color of tree all packed in together. It’s really beautiful!

I met up with this beautiful family for an afternoon session at the peak of the fall season — which we all know goes by way too fast here in the midwest. I love the photos we captured of them!

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I like to do “matching” photos of individual kids, which make for great collage-style framed prints on walls, partnered with family photos. I try to think about how my clients might want to use their images as pairings after the shoot. Here’s an example — these two boys are so cute! Here’s George:

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And his big brother, Hank:

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Aren’t their outfits cute? I love the sweaters and matching blue Chucks.

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Some more family photos!

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This one is too cute. :)

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More individual shots of the boys:

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I love this one of dad playing with his boys! Having two boys would be quite adventurous. :)

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A few more favorites of the entire family:

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I love taking photos of moms and dads together, too. Aren’t these two beautiful together?

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We also played in the leaves. I love the shot of Hank’s shoes in the leaves.

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Thanks so much for asking me to capture your family photos! :)

 

Kansas City Baby Photography: Tucker’s 9-Month Photos September 29, 2009

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It was so much fun seeing Tucker and his parents again. :) I love this part of what I do — I get to see babies as they grow up and get big and develop cute little personalities over their first year. Doing a first year package is an awesome way for parents to capture their children over the first year, and an awesome way for me to get to hang out with cute babies multiple times throughout the year. :)

Tucker is all smiles, has the biggest blue eyes, and is just super adorable. Our session was fall themed, the weather was perfect, and we had a great time! Here are some of my favorites.

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They’re such a cute family! I love the next two:

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I love the fall leaves — this is a great time for fall photos, since the leaves are falling, but also still on the trees. :)

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This one might be one of my favorites… I love his expression, the light, and the lines from the wooden slats!

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Playing with a pumpkin…

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And one more with the parents! :)

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I can’t wait to see Tucker again in a few months for his 1-year photos! :) What a cutie!

 

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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