Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Maternity Portraits are one of our specialties - Kansas City Maternity Portraits

Our poor neglected blog!

To try to catch up a little, I'm going to group a bunch of sessions together - like these amazing maternity portrait images from a number of sessions from 2011. I have the great fortune to photograph women at one of the most exciting, emotional and magical times in their lives and to create images that reflect that. Center Stage Photography is known nation-wide for our maternity portraits - we've been offering these special portraits to women in the Kansas City area (and beyond) for five years, and it's a part of our business that is very special to us.

Thank you for choosing Center Stage for your maternity portraits, ladies!

Friday, September 30, 2011

I love 3-month-olds - Kansas City Baby Photographer

To be perfectly honest, in the portrait photography world, 3-month-olds are thought of as a very difficult portrait session to do. Not me! I adore this age! And it's a perfect age for portraits if the parents never got around to scheduling newborn portraits. At Center Stage, we love doing baby portraits - no matter what the age!

Look at this little man - how could he get more precious? Thank you, Emily, for choosing Center Stage. I'm so happy you found me!

The beauty of pregnancy- Kansas City maternity photographer

Oh why not? How about two posts in one day? This beauty graced my studio back in July. The image above reminds me of a Renaissance painting.

I love doing maternity photography - can you tell?  More and more Kansas City-area women are choosing Center Stage for their maternity sessions, because you know I will give you stunning images and a wonderful experience from the time you meet me all the way through getting your order. At Center Stage, each client is special to us!

Beautiful family, beautiful portraits - Kansas City Family Portrait Photographer

I photographed these beautiful kids back in July on a day so hot and humid we had to take a break while my lens de-fogged! I've photographed these girls many times and loved adding baby brother to the mix this time. Thanks Megan and Mark - I appreciate your choosing Center Stage for your portraits!


Friday, August 26, 2011

The beauty of newborns - Kansas City newborn photographer

I love showing emotion in portraits, so I love these stunning images of Amy and Tony and their new baby girl. They travel from Iowa, which is such an honor for me!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fall Mini Session Dates Announced

Fall Mini Session Portrait Events
at the Center Stage studio, Shawnee

Ballerina Portraits at the Center Stage studio, Shawnee: Friday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 9. 
       -- $40 session fee; $50 minimum order to be paid upon scheduling.
       -- We provide clothing and accessories. This year's theme is Shabby Chic. Clothing fits girls sizes toddler to 14. Please bring shoes and/or tights.

Studio Family Portrait Mini Sessions - Sunday, Nov. 6.
      -- $40 session fee; $100 minimum order to be paid upon scheduling.
      -- Beautiful hand-painted backdrop in fall colors.

Old Hollywood or  My Model Moment mini sessions - Sunday, Nov. 20.
      -- $40 session fee; $100 minimum order to be paid upon scheduling.
      -- Choose between "Old Hollywood" styling (mainly head-and-shoulder images) or "fashion" styling with blowing hair and model poses. We provide hair and make-up services but please bring your own clothing.

• Coming in January - Tumble Track sessions. We debuted these sessions last March, and they had everyone talking!

• We WILL NOT be offering "mini" (or "express") outdoor sessions this fall. All outdoor portrait sessions will be full sessions.

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the popularity of our mini sessions, and because we often "sell out" of session times, to hold your place on our schedule we require that both the session fee and the minimum order be paid in advance (this is new this year for ballerina portrait sessions). No sessions will take place until both are paid in full. 

All of the above portrait events are fund-raisers for the Academy of the Arts dance team - session fees are paid to the dance team parents group. Minimum orders are to be made payable to Center Stage.

We are still finalizing details. To find out more, or to reserve your session, contact photographer Lori Wood Habiger via email or phone: (913) 271-0703.

We are looking forward to a great fall giving you outstanding portraits! Thank you for choosing Center Stage.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

West Bottoms Ballerinas - Kansas City Family Photographer

 I continue to be a good 20 sessions behind on my blog, so if you are interested in keeping up with Center Stage in a more timely way, please follow the studio on Facebook - the link is at the right.

Despite the intense heat this, I've actually had quite a few outdoor sessions this summer -thankfully photography has a way of hiding that the subjects were pretty hot during the session - I've been getting some amazing images. This session took place in the fabulous West Bottoms of Kansas City - a place seemingly made for photography. It's fun to do a session of contrasts down there - the sweetness of beautiful girls in ballet costumes against the rough brick, graffiti murals, bridges and fire escapes. This was a wonderful session, and I'm so pleased to show it off to you.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy belated birthday to my son!

 Last week we celebrated my little boy's 8th birthday. We were too busy at waterparks and then on vacation to post on my blog, but I wanted to observe the occasion even if it's a few days late. I chose this portrait of him because it's a rare one - an image of him looking serious. Given that he's the biggest goof ball around, getting him to look serious is not an easy task -- getting him to agree to be photographed is not an easy task! Happy birthday to my little guy - Mommy loves you so much.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Anniversary Portraits - Kansas City Portrait Photographer

What a great way to celebrate a 15th wedding anniversary (with me, getting portraits done!) and what a great couple. I'm so honored to have spent part of their special day with them, and to have been able to create these beautiful portraits for them.