Friday, February 26, 2010

One more!

I missed getting this little gal into the preview - she and her sister are coming to the studio on Sunday for a make-up session, since her sister was sick last weekend. But I bet her mom is just waiting to see a preview and I don't blame her. Isn't she a doll? I'm looking forward to meeting her older sister this weekend.

Overland Park Ballerina Portrait Preview #2

And here they are - the second set of previews from last weekend's portrait event. I certainly have a lot of little beauties to photograph, don't I?

Galleries coming by Monday!
And finally, Miss Morgan gave me the perfect ending to the day. Shooting for nine hours is pretty tiring! I have so much sympathy for all of the people who work at the chain portrait factories who do this day after day! Morgan was pretty tired by the time I photographed her and kept yawning and yawning and yawning...which I thought was such a appropriate way to end my day.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Overland Park Ballerina Portrait Preview #1

 I photographed 26 children this past weekend at the south Overland Park ballerina portrait event at the Academy of the Arts dance studio, as well as 3 adults, and two make-up sessions this coming Sunday! I so appreciate everyone coming to the studio despite the horrible winter weather. I was really worried about that. I'm super happy with the images I'm seeing from this event and am very excited to show the parents' their galleries.

Here's a preview for the first half of the sessions - I'll post a second preview with the rest of them on Friday.

Online galleries coming soon! Parents, I'll be sending out an update email - if you do not receive the email, let me know.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, JP! - Kansas City Baby Portraits

Amber (and family!) brought JP for birthday portraits last week. It's amazing how time flies - it seems like just a short time ago that I was photographing his beautifully-pregnant mommy at my studio. This one was a special one for me - I got to spend a little bit of time with him on his actual birthday! Along came mom, dad, their dog, Grandma, his aunt and cousin, too! It was a party in my studio!

Thank you, Amber, for being such a great client over the last year. You are special to me!
This one makes me laugh! He tried to crawl away, but became "stuck" in the cake, 
which did not make him happy! But I love it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beautiful Maternity - Shannon - Kansas City Maternity Portraits

 Shannon, a neo-natal intensive care nurse, is the latest woman to choose Center Stage for her maternity portraits. I really enjoyed working with her (and love her awesome hair and her perfect little baby bump), as well as her family - isn't her son such a handsome little man?

Enjoy the preview, Shannon - gallery coming soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tutu Sweet - Kansas City Newborn Photographer

This little girl is one of the most beautiful newborns I've ever photographed, and looks so much like her mommy. I really enjoyed this session - such a supportive family with mom, grandparents and proud uncle all looking on. What a lucky little girl she is!

Thank you so much, Ashley, for choosing me for these most special of portraits.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heather's Maternity Session - Kansas City Maternity Portraits

This is Heather's third maternity session - previously she lived in Alaska and so of course she couldn't return there for a session for this pregnancy. Since she and her husband, Rob, are hobbiest photographers themselves (and Nikon lovers, too!), I am flattered they chose me for this session. It's always fun to talk photography with clients, and this couple was just fun anyway. They also have the most well behaved preschool-aged boys I've ever seen!

I can't wait for them to bring back baby boy #3 for newborn portraits in March.

Enjoy the preview, Heather. Gallery coming soon!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

David and Aubrey's Baby Boy - Kansas City Newborn Portraits

I had the good fortune to photograph this baby boy on Sunday. Isn't he beautiful? I love that he smiled in his sleep for me!

Thank you, David and Aubrey, for choosing me to photograph your baby boy. Enjoy the preview.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meet Carly, Hip Hop Dancer and Teacher - Kansas City Portrait Photographer

Isn't Carly amazing? Working with her was a dream! A hip-hop dancer and teacher, she wanted a session with both dance images and fashion images, which is just what I love to do. It was a really fun collaboration and so I'm very excited to preview a few images for you, Carly. The rest will be ready soon.