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.