Thursday, February 28, 2013

Old Hollywood Glamour Portraits [Kansas City Photographer]

Business wizards say photographers should specialize to be most successful. But I love doing so many different types of portraits, I couldn't possibly turn my back on any of them! One thing I absolutely love to do is Old Hollywood Glamour portraits. When I was a girl growing up on a Kansas farm, I loved when my mom would take me and my twin sister to the local library, 20+ miles away. One of my favorite books was about Hollywood actresses in the 20s and 30s and I adored the perfect, glamorous portraits of them. A photographer named George Hurrell was a master of this type of portrait. I've recently been doing my own style of glamour portraits, inspired by the the ones in that book I loved when I was a girl.

I  photographed Jenna in this style - isn't she a beauty?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dramatic Ballerina Portraits [Kansas City Photographer]

You will love these ballerina portraits!

At heart I'm a photographer who loves dramatic, emotional images in dark tones - my skill with this type of imagery has even been written about in a magazine for photographers. For this portrait event, I've been inspired to photograph your daughter/s in this way - these will be timeless portraits you will treasure for a lifetime.

Coming Sunday, March 10. Black backdrop, dramatic lighting, floor reflections - I am so excited about this! I hope you are, too! (you can see more examples on our blog or on the Center Stage Facebook page).

These Ballerina mini sessions offer a discount from our usual pricing - both print collections and digital negative (CD) collections are available.
As always, we provide many tutus, leotards and hair pieces, help with hair and light-make-up if desired.

$35 session fee goes to the Academy of the Arts dance team
$50 minimum order (both due upon scheduling)

Schedule ASAP to get your preferred time

Lori: * (913) 271-0703
Amber: stop by the Academy of the Arts (west) front desk, or email

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The beauty of Dance - Paige [Kansas City Dance Photography]

When you've got it, you should to show it off. And this girl has got "it." I absolutely love photographing dancers and athletes, and I don't believe in doing ordinary photography - at Center Stage, if it isn't "wow" then it isn't good enough. A few years ago I came up with the idea of photographing dancers, tumblers and gymnasts on a giant trampoline called a tumble track. I use special lighting to emphasize the drama of these movements, as well as the athletic bodies these kids have (and the trampoline helps them show off their skills). The sessions are a lot of fun for the kids, and the results are amazing. These sessions are definitely mom pleasers!

I will confess - this It Girl happens to by my own daughter - we make a great team and I love to capture her beauty and athletic abilities through portraits.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Favorite Maternity Portraits from 2012 - Kansas City Maternity Photographer

Presenting a massive post of some of my favorite maternity portraits from 2012. I really love photographing pregnancy portraits and showing women how beautiful they are during this amazing but fleeting time in their lives. I work with women of all sizes and ages and shapes and take such great pride in creating gorgeous, emotional images for them.

Maternity photography really took off once a pregnant Demi Moore made such a splash with her Vanity Fair Cover, photographed by world-famous photographer Annie Liebowitz. After that many celebrities followed suit, like Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Eva Herzigova, Miranda Kerr, Claudia Schiffer, and more.

Since Demi's breakthrough cover, thousands of women have chosen to document their pregnancy through maternity portraits, and they have become a specialty of mine. I have photographed many, many women from all walks of life from all over the Kansas City area, and beyond.

Please consider having your pregnancy documented with professional portraits. Contact me today to learn more, or schedule your session; and learn about my winter special just for maternity clients. You can email or call - - find contact information here. I would love to hear from you!

Now, enjoy some of my favorites from 2012 - click on image and you can scroll through them displayed larger.