Babes & Kids

braydon | 9 months | gardner kansas child & family photographer

Jenn has taken on the role of Supervisor in her job and it switched up our plans momentarily when scheduling a time for Braydon’s nine month photos. When we settled on early morning before she headed to work, I was hesitant. Being the smart Photographer I am, I didn’t tell her this. I’m so happy with the decision she made to have the session at such an early time – Braydon was a complete gem to work with.

Their house was quiet and Braydon was still in his PJ’s, playing with his toys in the family room. No tv or music filled the air; instead his coos resonated throughout the house, reverberating off the wood floors and carrying into the far corners of every room. It was magical.

love (the sweet sound of babies),


briley part 2 | 9 months | olathe kansas child & family photographer

Remember how I mentioned there were some absolutely heavenly images of Briley and her naked bum ala the Coppertone baby left to still be posted? Well…today is your lucky Monday!

The best, right? Myself and her parents think so!

love (dimples on baby bottoms),

briley | 9 months | olathe kansas child & family photographer

When I walked into their house, I was shocked over the change taken with Briley. In three months, her chunky cheeks had thinned slightly and her body was long and lean. She was crawling around like a maniac and speaking in baby tongues. Holy smokes…she’d grown up.

I have said it before and I’ll say it again – get pictures. The first year package is such a blessing to families because it documents this drastic transition of their baby. Krysti and Trevor knew these moments would be fleeting…so they signed up for a year of photographic extravaganza’s. Here we are, three months from the end of our one year journey with Briley. Not only am I honored to be their Photographer of choice, but I’m PROUD that they recognized the importance of having these images taken.

I will preface these aren’t all of the pictures. There are some absolutely heavenly images taken of Briley and her naked bum ala the Coppertone baby…they may have to wait for another time, though.

These next two are my favorite series…I can’t wait to see these two go side by side on a wall in Krysti and Trevor’s home…

These next two family shots have me all sorts of in awe of their love…

Happy Monday all!

love (first year packages),

Amber & Family | Lee’s Summit Missouri Family Photographer

You know how there are moments when you show up for a session and you see a certain something and you just know it’s going to be a great session? I walked into Amber and Derek’s house and saw the coolest pair of kid-sized Van’s ever. Right there…in front of me. I considered trying them on for a split second but curbed the urge – I had to remain professional. In the end, DC wore the shoes and sported the coolest faux-hawk I’d ever witnessed and we captured a family whose love is obvious. No queue’s were needed to ‘show me some love.” It was just there…and I’m the lucky one who was able to capture it.

First up…DC…

Next up…the lovely parents-to-be…

Amber in all of her AMAZING baby-growing glory. God, if you’re listening…can you hook this girl up with this kind of  baby-growing cuteness?

Finally…the trio (or…foursome rather) in all their amazingness…

Happy Monday everyone!

love (well-coordinated family outfits that aren’t full of white button-downs and khaki pants),

lyla is my lucky star | lenexa kansas child photographer

I figured what the heck…she was already over at my apartment and tucked inside her diaper bag was a cuuuute pair of fuschia bloomers and black headband that screamed “late 80’s Madonna”…

Lyla may have been the best model I’ve ever encountered. She certainly beats my cat Peaches who…as you may recall…runs from a camera like she’s fleeing from the scene of a crime.

love (baby bottoms),

delightful twinkies

Not really. Twinkies, I mean. At least, not in the sense of a cream-filled puff of heaven. These delectable twinkies are in the shape of one boy, one girl, smothered in smushed up crackers and stinkin’ bottoms.

Paige and Fred hired me to shoot their wedding in July 2009…it was my first. EVER. Quite literally, they were the first couple to believe in me enough to give me a chance. So when Paige was one of the winners of my Winter Giveaway, I was stoked. Since 2009, Paige and Fred have given way to twins. On their first attempt at having children. I would be frazzled at the idea of having one child my first time around…but two?! Clearly, they’re professionals.

Paige wanted a “day in the life” kind of session…nothing too organized…just her babies being babies. So it’s what we did, along with consuming approximately 24 cups of coffee between the two of us, and had much joy to show for our get together.

Meet Fred.

Everyone, Maeve.

Maeve has taken to riding on the back of Fred’s baby walk-around thingamajig…

Sweet Maeve toes make me happy…

Mommy with her babes…

FYI – that phone pictured above? They scrapple over it. A lot. Apparently cell phones are in high demand, even for tots.

love (twinkies—okay now i’m talking about the snack cake),

charlie | 6 months

Oh sweet little man Charlie – you make me swoon everytime I see you.

love (this sweet baby boy),