Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dreamy Baby Boy - Kansas City Newborn and Baby Photographer

In 2011 you will see me changing things up quite a bit - new blog and web site designs, new emphasis on "contemporary" studio portraits, and I'm even branching out in my newborn style, moving away from only offering the simple, classic portraits on black backdrops that I've become known for. I'll be keeping that style but also offering other image styles as well - like what I did for this dreamy little man. He's a little older than my typical newborn - about 8 weeks old here - I adore how alert he looks! I'm excited about the updates I'm implementing in 2011, and hope you are, too!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Photogenic Family - Kansas City Photographer

 This has to be one of my favorite studio portrait sessions of the year! Isn't this family so photogenic? You will see a lot more of this type of studio portraits from me, as in 2011 I'm going to be emphasizing contemporary studio portraiture like what you see here.

Jackie and family - thank you so much for choosing Center Stage!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Family Holiday Portraits - Kansas City Photographer

 Yet another gorgeous family in my studio - always love working with them! I absolutely love classic portraits on black backdrops - these portraits will never look dated or out of style, and can hang proudly on a family's wall for years.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Family Holiday Portraits - Kansas City Photographer

As you can tell, I've been busy this fall, getting lovely family portraits for my clients. Here's a session I absolutely loved - aren't these girls so beautiful? I've photographed them for years and they just keep getting prettier and prettier.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Family Holiday Portraits - Kansas City Photographer

I'm loving these studio family portrait sessions - I could squeeze in a few more mini sessions if you are interested - contact me soon as weekend times are limited.

Thanks to all who have chosen Center Stage this year for their holiday portraits - I've greatly enjoyed working with all of you!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Family Holiday Portraits - Kansas City Photographer

I so enjoyed photographing these kids - a family I've worked with so many times. This sunset session proves that it's not too late for outdoor portraits. (And this is yet another example for me of a 13-year-old who has grown so much in the last year!)

Thanks Lisa, as always!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Family Holiday Portraits - Kansas City Photographer

I'm about 8 sessions behind on blogging, so am going to be catching up over the next several days. I've really been enjoying these fall family portrait sessions - if you haven't scheduled a session, I do have some times yet available, but don't wait too long - remember that custom prints and cards have a two- to three-week turnaround time. You can send me an email at centerstage @ kc.rr. com (remove space) or call (913) 271-0703.

Isn't this a great looking family? I absolutely love their beautiful, coordinating outfits. This mom put a lot of thought into this - my hat is off to her.

I just love this one of the little cherubs hugging!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet 13 - Kansas City Photographer

Thirteen is such a great age to photograph - I've done sessions with three different 13-year-olds in the last few days and it's been an eye-opener for me, as all three of them are kids I've photographed for years, but goodness, there is something about 13 - they have become little adults!

This beautiful girl, who started dancing en pointe this year, makes my job easy, and it's always a bit sad when our session is over. I just love her!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Great Family - Kansas City Family Photographer

I love when a family suggests having their session at a location special to them, like this family did, who I photographed on their beautiful property in south Johnson County. What could be more meaningful that that?

Thank you, Dana and Justin, for choosing me to photograph your family - I look forward to showing you the rest of your images - very soon!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sassy 13! - Kansas City Photographer

I had the great fortune to once again photograph this beautiful girl - this time to celebrate her 13th birthday. I think 13 looks great on her, don't you?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy birthday, Baby! - Kansas City Photographer

This little one is an absolute doll, and her parents are so in love with her - can't you tell? They drove from St. Joseph the day after her  birthday for portraits with Center Stage - a referral from a wonderful client who also lives there.

Lorie and Josh - thank you for choosing me to photograph your tiny girl - I appreciate it so much.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Congratulations to Christina and Jason! - Kansas City Newborn Photographer

Some of my favorite clients just had baby #2, and I was so happy to photograph them last Wednesday. The new baby looks so very different than their first looked for his newborn portraits - but both were very sleepy babies (although I hear the new baby isn't such a great sleeper now!). Congratulations, Christina and Jason, and once again, thank you so much for trusting me to document these special milestones in your family's life.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy 12th to My Beautiful Girl!

I'm so blessed to be the mother of this girl, who is incredible in every single way. Life with you, my sweet girl, is a beautiful, funny adventure. Eleven was amazing - I can't wait to see what 12 brings. All my love always, Mom.