Once upon a time, there was an E-Commerce Manager named Melissa. Part of her job description was capturing the sheen and gleam of everything from memory chips to servers for the company website. Four years later, after her first child, she could not put down the camera. It was all in the eyes, a child's eyes, even a new baby's eyes are so expressive. Photography has brought her more joy than she ever thought possible in a career.

Kansas City newborn baby photographer, Melissa Pfannenstiel, now specializes in capturing the most joyful times in life: from the newest days of your baby after birth to your toddler sitting up and taking their first steps, through to childhood years, graduation and marriage. 

Melissa has a fresh style and creative perspective. Her use of color is rich and classic and her black and white images have dimension and depth. Melissa captures delicate portraits of your newborn baby or child with incredible clarity. 

Her use of studio lighting is sophisticated and comes with over nine years of experience. Recently complimented by a commercial photographer and creative director from New York who brought his newborn to the studio, he said, "You really UNDERSTAND the use of light, shadow and lighting ratios. There are not many in this area who do." New mothers deserve to be captured in the best light and Melissa knows how to make your beauty shine through in parent portraits with your baby, even when you are a bit sleepy.

The Captures in Time commercial studio in Blue Springs is custom and upscale, with a wide variety of backdrop and prop options. Melissa encourages parents to select their favorite backdrops and builds upon those selections to create a set that is cohesive in color and texture. In addition to providing fine art portraiture of newborns, maternity, babies, children, seniors and family, Melissa also offers timeless wedding photography.

Studio and on-location sessions are also available for the Kansas City metro area, as well as the Lees Summit, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Greenwood, Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, North Kansas City and Liberty areas. Her luxury Blue Springs photography studio is located on historic Main Street. 

Kansas City Newborn Baby Photographer

Kansas City Baby, Child, Family & Wedding Photography