i have so many senior sessions to blog. this is one from last fall that i realized i never posted and it’s definitely a favorite of mine. if there was a poster child for what to wear for senior portraits, it would be caty. her wardrobe was amazing! she brought such a great mix of classic, trendy, casual and dressy and her choices were full of color and texture, which always photographs so well. if i could raid caty’s closet i totally would. caty has flawless skin so makeup artist and hair stylist melissa evans used warm tones to create a perfect sun-kissed glow that was fresh and youthful. after we left the studio we hit lots of great locations to create a variety of looks for caty. i loved this outfit – the mix of color, pattern and texture were perfect with these incredible green doors. one of my strengths as a photographer is posing but because caty is such a natural in front of the camera she really didn’t need much direction. i could have shot her all day! there really isn’t a color caty can’t pull of. and those shoes! i’m such a sucker for shoes. this series was […]
the may issue of her life magazine features five kansas city girls on the run coaches and their daughters and for this issue i had the chance to be on both sides of the camera. i photographed four amazing women and their daughters and then had the camera turned on me. i can’t think of a better mother’s day gift than to be featured on the cover of a magazine with my two favorite girls. this week i will wrap up my fourth season as a girls on the run coach and i’m more passionate about the program than ever before. an experience based running program for 3rd – 8th grade girls founded by molly barker in 1996, the mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. girls on the run is building strong young women from the inside out. a year ago, thanks to one of the girls on the run activities our team completed, we discovered that rilee was being bullied and it was devastating. i can honestly say that if it weren’t for this program we most likely wouldn’t have known it was happening. girls on the run gave us both the tools to handle this really […]
i love my high school seniors, especially this one. she also happens to be one of my cousins. we had a great time creating her senior portraits. shooting alexa was like looking back at myself in high school, without the hideous 90s hair and bad fashion. after melissa evans did hair and makeup we started with some studio portraits. i love our crisp white wall. it makes for such a clean, classic photo. the recycled pallet wall is always a hit. we also snuck it a few urban shots, which i love. and then we braved the wind and headed out to her family farm where we created some of my all-time favorite senior portraits. alexa had such a great wardrobe that we couldn’t narrow it down. our seniors love that we offer unlimited outfit changes. and this, my friends, is what we call the golden hour. that delicious sunset light just makes me squeal! now don’t let our genes fool you. i call myself a runner but alexa – she is a RUNNER. as in 5:30 mile RUNNER so i was really happy that she wanted to shoot in her cross country uniform. alexa is beautiful, smart, talented, driven and […]
i photographed brittany and bobby’s older sister alexis last year. brittany tagged along for alexis’ shoot and the laughter was non-stop. to say that my cheeks and stomach muscles hurt at the end of this session would be the understatement of the century. brittany and alexis are close in age like my own girls and i loved watching them interact. at the end of alexis’ senior portrait session we rallied the troops and snuck in a little family portrait time. i adore how close the whole family is, always laughing, loving and encouraging one another. this will forever be one of my most favorite families to photograph. they are a family with an amazing bond that i truly admire – the kind of bond i hope to have with my own family. while alexis was beginning her freshman year of college, twins brittany and bobby were beginning their senior year of high school and i was thrilled to get the call to take their senior portraits. i knew this would be another laughter and fun filled session and i was absolutely right. thanks to kansas city makeup artist and hair stylist melissa evans for lending her awesome talents. brittany and bobby, with the love […]
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