I want to thank Evan and Adam for being such a sweet and courteous couple and for letting me be the one devoted to documenting the day of their wedding.
Thanks everybody for making this wedding such a great success. I am really fortunate to be able to work with the best professionals in Kansas City. And yes, it makes my job a lot easier. So here are a few of my favorites from this great day.
Floral and Table Decor – Studio Dan Meiner
This is a few of my favorite shots from Olivia’s senior session. She came to the studio with here girlfriends Sarah and Jessie and we had a lot of fun. Each one of them had an individual session but then we had time to take few group shots. What a great way to create good memories of good friendship.
Alright, Sarah is Jessie’s cousin and we shot their senior session together. Such a great idea. The both had individual sessions but we also had a chance to take some really cute group shots. I’ll be posting some of those soon. For now enjoy these few favorites from her session.
I shot Jessie with her girlfriends on a special session we organized in a very short notice. I have shot group sessions for high school seniors before, but this was really fun and we got so many good shots. This is just a selection of my favorites.
This is another pretty story, I tend to like those a lot. I shot this two pretty lovers almost 2 years ago, for their engagement session. Then few months ago I’ve got the call: they were getting married! I love it. I wanted to be their photographer so bad because I liked that engagement session and I think they liked the style of photography I have given them through the years as well. So we were bound to work together, no options.
The getting ready was at the Q Hotel, which not only is a lovely spa-hotel but also has some neat areas in the lobby for photography. Which of course we took advantage of. Ceremony and reception were held at Californos.
BTW, this is just a little quick teaser I found myself putting together while downloading cards and organizing files. Hope you guys enjoy it.
I was asked to photograph Izzie, Mikki and Chrystal by a fellow photographer. She told me that Izzy is battling leukemia and has already undergone her first round of chemo. When she started the treatments both mom and her big sister shaved their hair so that she could feel less alone in her battle. And she is not. Besides the love from friends and family she has a large group of supporters that do what they can to help.
For this shoot Heavenly Hippos made some cute outfits for the two sisters and photographers and friends from out of state coordinated the day so that we could take some shots of this pretty girl and her family. Here are some of my favorites from this session.
You can read more about her on her FaceBook page.
Not a lot of time to take pictures of 3 weeks old Layla, just few minutes on my way home to Kansas City. But we were lucky enough to catch her just between a nap and a snack so she was just happy and giggly. Mom was getting ready to run some errands and so me and Layla were just goofing around and playing on the couch or with the bear skin. Lots of fun. This are just few of my favorites from this newborn session.
This is one of those Kansas City newborn photography sessions that have a special meaning not just for the parents of the baby and their families but for the photographer as well; me. I have shot Madilyn’s senior pictures few years ago. I drove up to Excelsior Springs, MO and hung out at her parents geo-house. If you don’t know what that is you may want to Google it, it’s pretty cool actually. The whole house is underground and covered with grass. You cannot see it from the road but if you walk around there is a beautiful patio where the big windows of the house peak from the side of the hill. After Madilyn senior photography session I sat there in a lovely summer evening drinking tea and chatting with her family, feeling pretty darn good about life.
Fast forward to 2013, things have changed quite a bit for Madilyn. She now has a family and the cutes baby ever, Mila. But the kind spirit, loving person I met at the geo-house was the same. They cooked breakfast while I was snapping pictures of the cute little Mila. Then we sat and eat together at the kitchen table, chatting and just enjoying the moments we had in between dippers changes or after bottle burps. So again, on my drive home, I found myself feeling just like I did after her senior session. At peace, happy for no specific reasons and feeling pretty darn good about life.
As a Kansas City Newborn Photographer I sometimes get the chance to photograph a good friend’s baby. In this case Penelope is the lovely new baby of my good friend and exceptional make up artist Terran. We have been working on boudoir photography sessions and senior photography sessions for a while and become not only good working partners but close friends. When I learned she was pregnant (by the way her pregnancy photography session was to die for but we decided to keep that a private event and only for her and her family to enjoy) I was excited to be asked to be photographing the soon to be born Penelope.
This is were we show you a preview of Nick and Jamie newborn baby photography.
We were the wedding photographers for Jamie and Nick’s wedding almost 5 years ago. Of course the wedding was a great event, everybody had a great time and at the end of a long exciting day we left this young couple in love knowing they had what it takes to make a solid relationship work and last.
You know, after a few years doing what we do and meeting many couples you kinda get to experience their relationship from a privileged point of view and you develop a “nose” for good interactions.
Anyway, I receive a phone call few weeks ago. It’s Nick. He sais: “Hi I am Nick, you shot our wedding few years ago and now we have a BABY! We would love for you to take some pictures of our newborn. By the way, do you remember us?” And I am like: Of course I remember you guys! We did a killer sunset session on the golf course at the end of the day. What’s her name? How old is she?…” you got the gist.
Needless to say it’s always a great pleasure when you realize that you didn’t just took pictures at somebody’s wedding. You have created a relationship. It’s not like being the family doctor in a rural village in 1800 or the climbing partner during the escalation of the north face of Cerro Torre, Patagonia. Nevertheless a sense of connection is undeniable and a certain pride in doing what you do and knowing you did it right one again.
Now my apologies but I have to drop some random words not intended for humans but for pesky software bugs, my apologies. Newborn baby photography. There!