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Part of being a Blue Springs Wedding Photographer is being able to provide wedding coverage for weddings in the country. I feels like I am a country girl at heart and  I adore being out in the middle of rolling hills and trees and love a small town feel. I have shot a couple of weddings out in the Lexington area and it is such a pretty little town. 

The sun was shining brightly over the country church in Lexington and there was not a cloud in the sky.  Spencer had a friend who was a photo journalist that wanted to provide her “getting ready” images as a gift.  We started with their first look, which was such a sweet moment.  The church was packed with people, it seemed everyone in Lexington was there. We made a quick stop after the wedding to visit Garrett’s grandmother in the hospital. She wasn’t feeling like being in the images, but it was a touching part of the day.  

The reception was full of laughter, music from a wonderful DJ and really awesome bank and there were lots of tiny bare feet padding across the dance floor.  I have never seen so many wedding cakes and matching cupcakes in all of my life.  Every one of their favorite sports teams had their own cake. As I look back, I realize that I was too busy to grab a slice!  Wedding cake is the best cake, but duty calls!

Spencer and Garrett, I so appreciate having the honor of documenting your wedding  day.  The ceremony, the happiness, and all of the laughs made it a memorable day for everyone.   May your lives together be as happy and joyous as your special day.

Much love and thanks!



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  • Mandi PolSeptember 5, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    Wow! This wedding was absolutely lovely. I love a good old fashioned church wedding. This couple is so beautiful and they seem so in love. And my favorite part about this was how they did the first look in the church by themselves. They were able to have an intimate reveal but still get that walking down the aisle moment. What a cool idea!ReplyCancel

  • JenniSeptember 5, 2014 - 11:52 am

    beautiful church, beautiful couple, beautiful photography

    Blue Springs is lucky to have you as a wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Allison AndersonSeptember 5, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Fabulous look into their couple’s special day. I love looking at wedding photos. It brings me back to my wedding 9 years ago.ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 5, 2014 - 10:50 am

    Beautiful wedding photos!!! You always amaze me 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie de MontignySeptember 5, 2014 - 7:50 am

    I love the bridal party portraits! The couple’s pictures are gorgeous, and I love that you let the bridesmaids and groomsmen be silly all while keeping it classy. It’s always nice to see a wedding story told through images, and your storyboards (collages) are great way to do so! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • EmilySeptember 5, 2014 - 7:41 am

    Beautiful wedding photography! I love all of the fun candid moments!ReplyCancel

  • amanda myersSeptember 5, 2014 - 3:44 am

    Beautiful wedding photos in Blue Springs! Looks like a fun wedding. Lexington and Blue Springs are lucky to have a wedding photographer as talented as you!ReplyCancel

  • Jete DevisserSeptember 4, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    oooh, love the bridal portraits!! And I love the bridesmaid’s dresses – what a fabulous color. You did a wonderful job capturing all of the special memories of their big day!ReplyCancel

  • Shelby OliverSeptember 4, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I really loved the location you picked out for portraits! So soft and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • BrookeSeptember 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    What a wonderful all around capture of their special day. Looks like they had a wonderful time. #bluespringsweddingphotographerReplyCancel

  • Kelley SpurlockSeptember 4, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    You captured their wedding day perfectly!!ReplyCancel

  • SuriSeptember 4, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    Very sweet wedding photography session. Enjoyed watching these amazing photos.ReplyCancel

  • LaurenSeptember 4, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    These are all so great! I especially love that detail shot of the grooms tie, so dashing. Many happy years to the lovely couple.ReplyCancel

  • Esther Edith galleriesSeptember 4, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    Beautiful wedding photography!!ReplyCancel

  • CourtneySeptember 4, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    Love all the photos you captured their wedding day perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Laci FrazierSeptember 4, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    I love all of the vibrant colours in this wedding! Fantastic capture. Blue Springs is lucky to have you to document their big days!ReplyCancel

  • ashley eibanSeptember 4, 2014 - 11:04 am

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the picture of her hugging his back and looking at the camera! such a cute pose! Such a cute country wedding!ReplyCancel

  • CoreySeptember 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Stunning Blue Springs wedding photography!ReplyCancel

  • Connie MintzSeptember 4, 2014 - 9:38 am

    Love your style for wedding photography. I really like the expressions and natural feel you create with your photographs!ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaSeptember 4, 2014 - 7:47 am

    Beautiful photos! I love country weddings, so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lori LoreeSeptember 4, 2014 - 7:40 am

    I love the colours from you wedding. It looks like it was kind of a chilly day!ReplyCancel

  • ShannonSeptember 4, 2014 - 7:12 am

    I love country weddings! What wonderful memories you captured for this couple and I am sure these will be treasured for generations!ReplyCancel

  • BrendenSeptember 4, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    What a beautiful couple! Her wedding dress is gorgeous and I love the pink she chose for the bridesmaid dresses!!ReplyCancel


Kansas City Document Baby First Year

Little Elliot’s hair gets more red every time I see him for his Tiny Toes sessions!


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    Olathe Newborn Photography

    Mom was just beaming.  Their maternity session was one of my favorite’s last year. She slept like a dream and seemed to enjoy the vintage scale!


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      The first question I am usually asked after  a clients books a  portrait session for a baby or child  is “how should I dress them?”.  This is an excellent question and is a very important part of the elements that go into children’s portraiture.

      The first consideration is color.  If we are outdoors, a pattern will work great.  For indoor studio sessions, many times the pattern is going to be in a backdrop, so solid colors will work best.  In both cases, bright or rich colors work best.  I prefer that white is avoided.  A person’s eye will go to the first white spot of the portrait that it will see.  If that “spot” is right under your child’s face, it will be the first place a person will look.  We want the face to be the focal point of the image.

      Let’s talk hats!  We do not want the brim of the hat do be so large that is blocks light from the child’s face and doesn’t let their beautiful eyes sparkle.  I love how the hat brings some contrast to the outfit below.

      Next, think about texture and layers.  In the image below, this dress has a substantial weight to it and the texture of it shows well in the image.  The contrasting buttons and hat make this outfit interesting.  When dressing boys, it is a little more difficult to put together an interesting outfit.  Think about layering with a jacket or a button up shirt.

      Below are some of my favorite vendors for children’s clothing.  I encourage parents to send me shots of clothing choices for input and it also helps me to plan the session to see the clothing beforehand.

      Favorite vendors for this Kansas City Vintage Child Photographer:


      Cassie’s Closet

      La Bella Flora

      Addy’s Closet

      Hanna Anderson



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      • christine dAugust 20, 2014 - 11:38 am

        These are great tips! And the photo of that little girl is a perfect example of how color helps pop an image. If everyone follows your advice, Kansas City will have some very well-dressed children and CAptures In Time will have some beautiful photos of them!ReplyCancel

      • Esther Edith galleriesAugust 14, 2014 - 9:36 pm

        Adorable newborn and little baby! Beautiful photos, Kansas City photographer!ReplyCancel

      • Mandi PolAugust 14, 2014 - 9:53 am

        Awwww! How cute is that baby! These are great tips on how to plan a session with an amazing Kansas City Vintage child photographer. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

      • LaurenAugust 13, 2014 - 6:19 am

        Great tips! Great list of your favorites.ReplyCancel

      • ShannonAugust 13, 2014 - 5:41 am

        What great advice about clothing. I love vintage clothing incorporated into portraits. Kansas City is so lucky to have a photographer that helps coordinate clothing for their client sessions.ReplyCancel

      • MicheleAugust 13, 2014 - 4:16 am

        This is an adorable shot. Great tips on how to plan a session with a great Kansas City Photographer!ReplyCancel

      • amanda medrow myersAugust 13, 2014 - 2:40 am

        I love the suggestion for hats for a more vintage look for children’s photos. And the list with links is also helpful – thank you!ReplyCancel