Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ballerina Portrait Previews...tomorrow

Hi everyone - I wanted to let you know that I will be posting previews from this past Sunday's ballerina sessions on this blog tomorrow - one from each session. I can't wait to show you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another birthday boy! - Kansas City Baby Photographer

I've had lots of first birthday sessions lately -this time it was Tessa and Jason's little boy. I hadn't seen him for a year, so it was quite a treat. Remember him? I have always loved this image of him. You can see more by clicking here.
His parents are just wonderful clients. Tessa writes me the sweetest emails - the second I see her name in my in-box I know it's going to be a good day. Tessa and Jason - thank you again for choosing me to photograph your little boy - it means a lot.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Little Miracles - Kansas City Baby Portraits

It's hard to imagine these chubby little fellows started life as tiny preemies only three and a half months ago. But look at them now! They've come a long way, and I know that to their loving parents, Angela and Scott, they are amazing miracles.

Angela - I think these portraits prove the saying "better late than never" - I'm so happy you decided to bring your babies to my studio. I enjoyed our session so much, and can't wait to show you and Scott the rest of your gallery.

By the way - I'm told it's still not clear whether the twins are fraternal or identical. I'm putting my bets on identical. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Love My Clients - Kansas City Children's Portraits

I do. I love my clients. Especially those who return to me year after year to document their family; their children; their lives at that moment in time. This little boy's mom is one of those. I remember back when I did his newborn portraits when I was merely a woman with a camera and I honestly didn't know what I was doing! And then I learned a bit, and took his 6-month portraits and ended up with some images that are still among my favorites. And then came one year, two year, a large family group, dance portraits for mom, and now 3-year portraits.

I know there are many portrait photographers around; many choices and styles and price points, yet year after year Krystin puts her faith in me and my work, and for that I'm awed and grateful!

Here's your preview - gallery to follow very soon!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Urban Baby - Kansas City Portraits

And, as promised - previews from Meggan and Ryan's baby girl's urban session. I have to say I absolutely love the family portrait above - one of my favorites ever! What a great little family! Plus... you all know how much I love blowing hair - I would say there was a fortunate wind going at that moment =) I think it would look great as a 16x24 in a really funky frame, or as a gallery mount on black.

Anyway - enjoy the preview Meggan - your gallery is coming along. Thank you, again, for continually putting your faith in me to capture these special milestones for your baby. I appreciate it so much.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, K! - Kansas City Baby Portraits

I have had the pleasure to photograph this sweet little thing several times in her first year of life and it's always special for me. It's such an honor to have gotten to follow her growing and changing through the year, and we celebrated the end of her first year with a cake smash in my Center Stage Studio. Even her parents, Meggan and Ryan, got in on it - and ended up with a bit of pink frosting on their faces, too!

A few days later we followed up the studio session with a urban baby session in Kansas City's West Bottoms - I'll share some of those tomorrow.

Happy birthday K!
Eat a piece of cake for me!

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Beauty of Dance - Stephanie

I've wanted to photograph Stephanie, now studying dance in New York, ever since she was one of my daughter's dance teachers. She was on a little break in Kansas from her bi-coastal life last week and so I finally got a chance to put her in front of the camera. She brought along a friend (who I have photographed many times) and we had a good time in the studio. Besides dance portraits, we had fun with headshots, and other things, too. Stephanie - I'll have your gallery ready soon!

This first one below is my favorite of her. It's not my traditional dance portrait, but I love it. I've always thought that Stephanie is very cerebral about dance. When she taught her classes, I could see her thinking - this portrait shows that side of her, I think. (click on it to see it better).

Fun with Marky!
I love this headshot of Stephanie - she looks like she's ready for Hollywood, doesn't she?

And my favorite headshot of Marky! I love showing women how beautiful they are!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ashlynn, part II-Mill Valley High School-Kansas City Senior Portraits

Ashlynn, who I blogged about last week, wanted some senior portraits on the farm. We had a bit of an adventure even getting to the farm outside of Lawrence, but once we were there, it was pretty magical (except, maybe, that menacing turkey).

Ashlynn is my Center Stage senior rep at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee - you can ask her about getting senior portraits done with me, and she can give you a coupon for something special when you place your order.

Here are a few previews, Ashlynn - I had a fun time with you on Sunday!
(click on the horizontal images to see them more clearly)