Olathe Photographer

In-Home Newborn Session

It’s a boy!! I love it when I am able to do maternity and newborn sessions for people. It’s exciting getting to be a part of a couple or families journey right before they meet their little one. I was eagerly awaiting news from Robyn knowing we were getting close to her due date.

Robyn and Nathan set up the nursery with an adorable Hundred Acre Woods and Winnie the Pooh theme for the little guy to come home to.

In-Home Newborn Lifestyle | Baby G

One thing I love about in-home sessions is how slow paced and relaxed they can be. There’s no reason to rush and scramble. When a family is comfortable during their session that often reflected in their images.

Sweet Isla J. was a champ and slept through the entire newborn session. Our secret? Swaddled her up really tight and cozy. It was just what she needed. She was so comfy she snoozed the whole time—making her momma’s wish come true.

The first few weeks after bringing home a new baby are such a blur. It’s often hard to remember what life was like when they were so small and squishy. It’s one reason I love lifestyle sessions so much. These sessions capture those small moments early in a child’s life that are hard to remember because they go by so fast (and because of sleep deprivation).

To the parents of Isla: You guys are doing a fantastic job. Keep it up! <3

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]

Jessa + Drew | 1st Year Anniversary | Olathe, KS Photographer

When Jessa reached out to me a couple weeks ago about an anniversary session for her and Drew I was thrilled. Anniversary sessions are very near and dear to my heart. Every year my husband and I hire a photographer to have our own anniversary photos taken. I'll admit at first we did it because of my passion for photography, but in the last two years I realized something else. It was good for our marriage! It was probably about half-way through our anniversary session last year that I realized I had started to feel just like a newly engaged couple again! We were giggling, and flirting, and laughing, and just staring into each others eyes. I know, it sounds cheesy! But it was an hour of our time where we stopped worry about all the "stuff" we had to do. All the chores that needed to be done or all the errands we had to run. We even started to forget that the photographer was there! Our relationship evolves and changes a little bit each year and I love that we are able document it with photos. One of our favorite things to do is to create an anniversary session that reflects our personalities and our interests, something or someplace that was meaningful to us that year. We've planned our photo sessions around a camping theme, in an apple orchard, with our puppy, the location we had wedding photos taken, etc. That's part of what makes it so fun! 

My hope is that Drew and Jessa will find this to be true for them as well in the coming years. Turn it into part of your anniversary celebration. Plan a date night (or day) around it! Reward your hard work modeling for the camera with a fancy dinner afterward! 

Are you considering having anniversary photos taken like Drew & Jessa?  Contact me here  or let's grab some coffee or ice cream together and dream up an anniversary session for you and your spouse!


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.