Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kansas City Family Portraits - Kansas City Baby Photographer

Little Stars is the baby portrait division of Center Stage Photography. Photographer Lori Wood Habiger has 7 years of creating classic, simple, emotional portraits of newborns and older babies in the Kansas City area. We love to incorporate family members into our newborn sessions, as you can see by these favorites from a recent session of newborn twins and their big brother. Aren't they sweet?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

In-Home newborn portraits [Kansas City and Overland Park Baby Photographer]

I have recently begun to offer newborn portrait sessions in your home - I have found that often it's a much more comfortable environment for the family, and images taken in your home have an added meaning to you as you welcome this new baby into your family.

Center Stage Photography has been doing newborn portraits in our Kansas City area studio for seven years and I will continue to offer studio sessions because some families do prefer that - but I am really happy to introduce in-home sessions as an option to you at no added cost.

This family came to the studio for portraits first but the baby was not having a good day, so we cut the session short and a few days later I went to their home. The baby was happier and the images turned out wonderfully!

Thank you, Suzanne, for choosing me to photograph your new baby. Working with you is such a pleasure!

To view our baby portraits, visit out Little Stars by Center Stage web site. To schedule your session give us a call or email me - I look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Maternity Portraits in the media - gorgeous Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings [Kansas City maternity photographer]

Congratulations to Olympic volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings not only on the birth of her new baby, but also on her gorgeous maternity portraits, showcased on the cover or ESPN Magazine. I love that the photographer didn't edit out her tan lines! (click to see an article about it here, in People Magazine).

I have been photographing pregnant women in the Kansas City area for seven years. My work in this area is something I'm so proud of. Schedule your session today! See my work at and send me an email to get the process started. You won't regret your decision to get portraits done, and no, you don't even have to look like an Olympian - I am a master at maternity posing and lighting for all body types.

Incredibly Photogenic Family - Extended Family Portraits [Kansas City Family Photographer]

One of the most meaningful types of session to do is portraits of extended families, because they are so precious to the family members, and because I know they will be treasured for many, many years. I feel so lucky that this beautiful family chose me for this special portrait session - they live across the country but were together because one daughter had just graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. When I saw them all walk into my studio dressed so perfectly for portraits, I knew this would be a knockout of a session. We finished by doing outdoor family portraits at one of my favorite (and secret) locations in the Kansas City area. If you are in Lawrence, stop by the great little boutique owned by two of the sisters (and one of my teen-aged daughter's favorite places to shop), Kieu's.

Thank you, Kieu and family for choosing Center Stage Photography! It was an honor.

To schedule your own family portrait session, send me an email!

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Here are just a few of the many, many beautiful portraits from their session.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dance Progressions and Leigh's School of Dance - Digital File purchases

Dance Progressions and Leigh's School of Dance parents - if you are purchasing 6+ digital files/negatives, please use the buttons below. After you have paid, please email me with the list of images you are purchasing - I need the "file number" of each image, which will look something like DSC_1234. The file number of each image is located under the image when it is displayed as the largest image on the page.

Your files will be sent to you via email as a ZIP file.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

First Birthday Portraits [Kansas City Baby Photographer}

 What fun to photograph this baby girl for her first birthday. She's such a pretty little thing and her parents are so in love with her! It was a warm winter day so we even went outside for a little while.

At Center Stage Photography, we love to photograph babies, and have special pricing and collections designed with the parents of babies in mind. Our baby photography division is Little Stars by Center Stage Photography.

We have nearly 7 years of experience photographing babies in the Kansas City and Overland Park areas.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dramatic Children's Portraits [Kansas City Portrait Photographer]

I love to create beautiful, emotional images of children with the use of dramatic lighting and posing. It's a style that really appeals to me as an artist and my clients love it as well. It's a style that you won't find anywhere else in the Kansas City and Johnson County area, and something I take great pride in.

My goal is always to create portraits of children and families that will stand the test of time - images that will look as good in 20 years as they do now. No gimmicky props or "so 2013 backdrops" - just gorgeous light, simple backdrops and your beautiful family.

Some recent examples of this type of portrait, from earlier this month. To schedule your appointment, give us a call today at (913) 271-0703, or email.

You can see more of photographer Lori Wood Habiger's work and get pricing information on our web site at We are a low-volume, costume portrait studio serving the Kansas City Metro area.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Classic Family Portraits in the Studio [Kansas City Photographer]

I so love creating timeless, classic portraits for families in my Kansas City metro-area studio. Of course outdoor portraits are wonderful and I love doing those, too, but when it comes to timeless portraits that could hang in your home for a lifetime, there's nothing like expertly-done studio portraits.

I have years of experience photographing families, and I am very knowledgeable about how to use posing to and lighting to make sure you look your best, no matter what you size or age. Family relationships are beautiful and I work hard to make sure Center Stage portraits reflect that. I also pride myself in technical excellence reflected through proper exposure, color, lighting and composition; and I work hard to offer you personal service that will make your experience with Center Stage a great one.

This family put a lot of thought into what they would be wearing, and I paired their choices with two traditional backdrops to create these classic family portraits. They were great to work with as well. Such beautiful portraits!

When was the last time you had family portraits done? What are you waiting for? Give me a call or send me an email and we will get the process started. I look forward to hearing form you!
(913) 271-0703 • or email