Families + Kids

In-Home Family Session | Kansas City Photographer

The more I do in-home sessions the more I love the different side you get to see of families. I’ve noticed that everyone seems to be more comfortable in front of a camera when they are in a comfortable and familiar setting. The kids are often more playful, they are more cuddly, and sometimes they’ll even bring out some of their favorite toys to show off or document. Those often make some of the best photos..kids at play with their favorite every day toys or stuffed animals. There’s nothing more comfortable than snuggled up on your own couch with mom.

Waiting for Baby Eick | Kansas City Maternity Photographer

Waiting for Baby Eick | Kansas City Maternity Photographer

I got to meet the Eick’s for the first time at their maternity session at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center. I’ve been looking forward to doing a session here for a while. I was excited when Robyn said they were willing to make the drive to try it. It did not disappoint!

Olathe Maternity Photos | Kelley & Tyler

At the time of this session we were only two weeks away from Kelley's due date. I could feel the excitement and anticipation radiating from these two. The sweet smiles and giggles they shared together during their session were heart-stirring. It's like I wasn't even there and it was just the two of them enjoying the time they have before they meet their baby boy. It's how I wish all my photo shoots would go. Forget the photographer is there and be completely in the moment with each other! Ahh! [insert a hundred heart-eyed emojis]

Lifestyle Newborn |Olathe Family

Lifestyle Newborn |Olathe Family

The pitter patter of bare feet running across the floor, the giggling and shrieks of little boys as they chased each other around the house. These were the sounds I heard as I was photographing sweet Baby B upstairs in his cozy little nursery.

Best Friend Photoshoot | Olathe Senior Photographer

"Jamming out to music and cracking jokes in the car is always a good time. Really any time with each other is a good time."

This is what the girls told me when I asked them what their favorite thing was to do together. To me this response shows what a great friendship they truly have. It doesn't matter where they are or what they are doing. As long as they are together they know they will have fun. So of course we spent the entire hour laughing together as we enjoyed the beautiful weather.

When these two Olathe North High School seniors told me the wanted to do a photoshoot together before they head off to college I was so happy. As a high school senior photographer capturing these special moments between seniors and their friends or family members is one of my favorite parts of a session. These are the photos they will look back on and fondly remember all the wonderful times they had together senior year.

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"I think my earliest memory of Rachel was when she was cut my hair when we were little" -Ellie

These three have been friends since before they could even walk and have grown up spending close to every day together. As we talked about some of their favorite memories together I loved hearing all the many stories they had of each other.

My advice to these young ladies is to continue to be present in each others lives. As you get older that may be harder and harder to do, but an 18 year friendship is worth holding on to!

If you are interested in doing a Best Friend Photoshoot with your closest friends I would love to work with you! Shoot me a message and we can start planning!