One Happy Kid

November 1, 2013

Robert is one energetic little man! Although he can be rolling around on the floor, talking your ear off, hearing trains, and flying like an airplane all in the span of one minute…he does it all with a smile and giggle!

As is the case with all boys, I know he has his moments of uncooperativeness and frustration, but any time I see him, he has a gigantic smile plastered across his face. It actually takes more work to get the serious expressions from him, then it does the smiles!

He’s just a happy little dude!

From Serious to Giggles

October 24, 2013

Since I have been photographing Sophia and Dominic since they were each in their Mommy’s belly, they have some experience in front of the camera…and they know how to work it!

From cool dude Dominic, in his shades and hat, to the sweet giggles that come out of him when we talk about boogers and stinky feet. Both sides are just adorable and perfect for the camera!

Add to that Sophia’s ability to work everything from sassy to sweet to serious, and you have a session full of variety, giggles and laughs!

Have a Breeze

October 23, 2013

The weather in Kansas City is always so unpredictable! Who would have guessed that, in early October, the temperature would have been 85 degrees?!? Of course, this particular evening a cold front was blowing in…and boy was it blowing in. Easily 20 mph winds were bringing in temperatures in the 40s & 50s.

Luckily, we were able to find ourselves a little cove amongst the trees. It wasn’t completely wind free, but at least no one, including little Miss Allie, blew away. Instead, we had uber cheesy smiles, serious stares and giggles that filled the air.

It was definitely the perfect way to spend a warm, fall evening in October!

Purple Fun

October 22, 2013

This was the first time Izzy, Abby & Gabe dressed in purple for their family portraits. Purple was chosen just because it was a fun and different color, but it just also happens to be the color of their favorite college team. Yes, that’s right, they are Wildcat fans!

Of course, they know that I am a KU graduate and very much a Jayhawk fan. That just meant we had lots of fun making up sayings to get everyone laughing and giggling! Comments about purple boogers and stinky Jayhawks…it was all for fun and definitely brought out our silly sides!

Unless one of the kiddos grows up and decides to go to KU, I’m pretty sure we’re always going to be on opposite sides of that rivalry!

A “Mini” Senior Session

October 21, 2013

Ellen, with her jean jacket, her cute skirt and sassy boots, posing on the truck, looked just like one of my high school seniors! Of course, even mentioning the thought of high school senior portraits about made Mommy lose her mind! Luckily, she has nine more years before she has to worry about that!

But since the whole scene looked just like a senior session to me, I just had to keep going. We did some in front of the barn. Ellen sat on the rock pile. She even had a chance to kneel in the “weeds”. We mixed in some serious expressions with the smiles, capturing all sides of Ellen.

All in all Mommy and Daddy are going to have a lot of images to go through…just like a senior session!

Time Flies

October 18, 2013

The last time I saw Mason, he was just a tiny little dude at only six months old. Now, he’s a three and a half year old big kid, full of personality and spunk! And even crazier is the fact that big sister, Ansley, just turned six years old and is in Kindergarten. She looks it! Mason’s baby face and Ansley’s little girl features are all gone, and instead they have been replaced by big kid, mature features.

Of course, not only do their features mature, but so do their personalities! They were both cracking me up. Ansley’s desire to answer every question I asked…even if it was directed to little brother Mason. And Mason’s creative answers to the questions he did get to answer. It was a morning filled with laughs and smiles!

6 Years Old

October 15, 2013

That was one of the first things Meika was quick to share with me, when she arrived at the studio! Considering the first time I photographed Meika she was inside her Mommy’s belly…the fact that she is six years old is amazing!

During my session with Meika, I learned that she’s in the First Grade. Her favorite subject is Science, where they’re studying the sun, the moon and Earth. Did you know the sun is bigger than Earth? She is also a soccer player. She has two best friends at school. And, shh, it’s a secret…but there may just be some cute boys in her friend circle as well!

Ah, the fun, energetic life of a six year old!

Too Much Fun

October 9, 2013

It was a perfect fall night…well maybe a little warm for fall, but you’ll never hear me complain about the warmth. We had pretty greens and yellows, a big setting sun and not a bit of wind blowing. The bugs were chirping and the train was chugging…which for little boys is PERFECT!

Ashton and Jayden were total rock stars! Working their smiles, their super cheeses, their serious looks and their giggles…all for the camera! They were super sweet to each other…holding hands, giving hugs and Eskimo kisses.

I had way too much fun capturing their smiles and their giggles! I don’t think I could have asked for more from a couple of awesome dudes!

Four Legged Success

October 2, 2013

This is the fourth time that I have photographed the four legged baby of the family…Kate! However, this was the first time we went outside…and it was by far our most successful session with Miss Kate thus far!

Kate is a sweet pup, but she has a big body that she swings around with wild abandonment. I think, when we were in the studio, we were always afraid of what she might take out in one of her romps around the room, so we kept a tighter leash on her.

Outside, she was able to romp and play as much as she wanted. So she’d hold a sit for a minute, long enough for me to capture a couple of images, and then she’d take off at a run…chasing moths and flies and anything that caught her eye. Then we’d start all over…back to her position with her two legged siblings.

I’m sure it would have been entertaining to watch, but the main thing…it was a successful Kate session!

A New Addition

September 19, 2013

The T Family has added a member since the last time I photographed them. She’s four legged and very beautiful! Of course, she was also only about three months old at the time of their portrait session…and has plenty of growing left to do!

Her older sisters, Sandy & Rizzo, showed their stuff…staring right at the camera, working their angles. I’m thinking any time those tiny tots can show the new big girl what’s what, they will do just that!

Poor Daddy, as if he wasn’t already outnumbered…just one more beautiful lady to love!

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