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Senior Photos in Kansas City: Emily October 26, 2009

Emily came all the way from Claflin, Kansas, for her senior session! I love getting to meet seniors from all over — or in this case, re-meet! Emily was a student who attended the Kansas HOBY Leadership seminar that Jeff and I volunteer with, and I was so excited when she contacted me to take her senior photos! 

Emily is very involved in her school and has big plans for college. Emily is super sweet, really comfortable in front of the camera, and had some adorable outfits for her shoot! Here are a few of my favorites from our session!

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We met at Kauffman Memorial Garden for her session (and finished up just before it started raining!).

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This cute dress is from Kieu’s in Lawrence (and there’s also a location in Manhattan now!).

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Another super cute dress on this super cute girl. :)

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Emily is a cheerleader at her school, too.

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And she’s on the women’s tennis team — she’s been playing since elementary school!

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Emily, I hope you have an awesome senior year! Good luck with the college decisions, and enjoy every minute of your last year of high school! Thanks so much for driving all the way to Kansas City for your senior photos! :)


Kansas City Senior Photos on the Plaza: Sara, Liberty High School April 30, 2009


I don’t even know where to begin talking about Miss Sara. In the short amount of time I got to spend with her, I discovered that she’s not only beautiful, but fun, smart, kind and into photography… how much better can she get? :) She was absolutely a joy to photograph, and we had a lot of fun hanging out on the Plaza for her senior portrait session.

Doesn’t she take the most beautiful headshots?



Sara brought a few really fun outfits for her session. The best part about senior sessions is that they’re a great time to really showcase your personality — so wear fun colors, patterns, accessorize with things that show off who you are at this fun stage in life! Sara’s three outfits were all super cute:




I love these shots in front of a store window — the pattern looks so cute with her white sundress:


Beautiful black and whites… just stunning!



Another fun store window, this time in front of Anthropologie. It took all the willpower I could muster to not sneak in there for a little intermission. :)


Some more super cute shots (seriously, can she get any cuter?):





I love how Sara can totally handle the “serious” stare and a fun laughing expression:


Sara had one request — a photo laying down with her hair all spread out. This is my fun and carefree take on that shot:


And, one more to leave you with — this may be my favorite… I don’t know… she’s so pretty in all of them!


Sara, big congratulations on your graduation. I was definitely serious when I said we should get together before you head off to college to talk about photography and learn how to use the manual settings on your camera. Call me! :)

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