Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I :heart: Maternity! - Kansas City Maternity Portraits

I know, I know. I say this a lot - but I love, love, love maternity sessions. This one for Christina and Joe was a lot of fun - they are so excited about their first baby. Plus, Christina was a great model (she danced when she was younger and it really showed!); and Joe is a photographer, so we had a lot to talk about. I can't wait to meet their baby girl.

Here's a preview for you - gallery coming soon!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Amazing Family - Kansas City Portraits

I just absolutely love this family! If you read my blog often you will recognize them all - I do a family session for them every fall; and birthday sessions for all of the kids every year. They are great clients but even better friends. This year the little guy was a "bit" of a problem - you all will never know what all we went through to get these portraits! (The story involves "Connor's truck," a lollipop I found at the bottom of my purse, maracas, and lots of silliness).

Thank you, Shelly, for your continued support of Center Stage!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gotta love the 6-month-olds - Kansas City Baby Photographer

I know I sound like a broken record, but I love photographing 6-month-olds! Oh my goodness, there's just nothing cuter than a baby that age who has just learned to sit up on their own. The faces they make are amazing and I love to capture that in my work (those many, varied expressions make for wonderful albums and storyboards).

I photographed Christy's baby boy when he was just a few days old, and she brought him back for portraits this week - which totally made my day! What a doll. Plus, his "big" brother came along as well, and the result was a rare event indeed - a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old both looking at the camera and both smiling! Gosh, that makes me happy!

Christy - this is only a tiny taste of the cuteness coming your way - gallery coming soon!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Beautiful Kids - Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Pam brought her kids for holiday portraits and I'm so happy she did - they are darling! And her son wasn't that unhappy about having to sit for me (boys usually think they are way too cool for portraits). I just had to share a few.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Family Portraits - Kansas City Photographer

I enjoyed photographing Patti's family - her kids were cooperative and funny - which always makes the session a good one. It was a pleasuring meeting you all. Thanks for choosing Center Stage for our holiday family portraits.

Anniversary Gift - Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Diane and Deb came for a portrait session this week to celebrate their anniversary - Diane had, in fact, given the session as an anniversary gift to Deb after Deb had seen a co-worker's maternity images and loved my work. My goal is to not only provide my clients beautiful images, but to also capture emotion in my work, and I certainly did that here. Thank you both trusting me with this session.