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Melissa Pfannenstiel is a nationally published Kansas City newborn and baby photographer who captures the most joyful times in life with heirloom portraiture: from the newest days of your baby after birth to your toddler taking their first steps, through to their childhood years. Newborns and babies are her specialties. {She LOVES babies}.

Melissa has a fresh, natural 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.

Melissa began photography from a career standpoint in 2002 as a product photographer. Captures in Time Photography came to fruition in 2007. 
After several years of on-location work, her custom boutique studio on historic Main Street in Blue Springs became a cornerstone for photography in early 2011. It is the longest-running local newborn & baby retail studio in the eastern Kansas City area.

The studio lighting methods Melissa uses are sophisticated and come with over ten years of portrait photography experience in the Kansas City area. Melissa's newborn posing style is "baby led" and is pediatrician approved.

New moms deserve to be captured in the best light with their new bundle of joy and Melissa knows how to make your beauty shine through in parent portraits, even when you are a bit tired.

Melissa's studio is custom and upscale, with a wide variety of backdrop and prop options that you just can't get when a photographer comes to your home. Melissa encourages parents to select their personal favorite backdrops and she builds upon those selections to create a set that is cohesive in color and texture.

In addition to being a Kansas City newborn and baby photographer, Melissa provides maternity, baby, child, and family 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, Independence, Leawood, Lenexa, North Kansas City, Brookside, Mission Hills and Liberty areas.

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