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Ryan’s mom contacted me the week of his birth looking for a photographer for her new guy’s newborn photo shoot in Kansas City. I was delighted that she choose my studio. As newborns are always coming early or late, my appointments are fluid. Please DO contact me even if you don’t see a date open to see to see we can work you in the schedule. I only take three per week in pre-booking, and if that week has babies who are overdue, I will have slots open up.

Ryan was just a bundle of cuteness. He’s a natural blonde, just like mama! He slept like an angel. Those cute little squishy cheeks!

The nursery

Mom sent me some images of his adorable nursery, with its rustic elements. He has little fox details all over it, so cute. If I had time, I would have ordered a little Fox from Etsy. Aren’t they adorable? The thing about plushes is that most are too big to include in portraits, so Etsy is a great place to look for handmade, more delicate items that you’re not going to put in the crib with the baby, but on a shelf. They look so sweet when baby cuddles them for portraits.

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(photo by mom)

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(photo by mom)

 

The Backdrops

For the parent series, mom and dad chose black. You just can’t go wrong with black. In fact, I used to shoot the parent series only on black for years.

Mom chose a darker backdrop for baby only with color tones similar to the wallpaper in his room. I love the gray mohair hat that he has on in the second image. It has such great texture. The hat in the third image is “Ellie the Elfkin” hat by a friend of mine who makes adorable baby things. You can find them on her Etsy page.

Jaime also wanted a lighter and airier look, so she picked the blue old-world style backdrop that has a muslin look. I paired that drop with a blue wooden box that I had found at the Brass Armadillo.

All of the blankets shown are my creations except for the gray!

Thank you for choosing the studio, Jaime! Expecting? See our investment and booking page to check our schedule!

See some of my favorite images from his session below:

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      The fall rush. What a great time for family photography in Kansas City. It is so great to see families that I haven’t seen in a while. I get such a kick out of watching your kids grow up. This is my 9th year in business and 6th year in a retail/commercial studio. It is so hard to believe that all those years have flown by!

      We have had the most amazing fall in Kansas City. There were a few photo shoots where I had to go down to our storage room and dig some shorts out of air compression bags. After a cold few days, I jumped the gun and switched out my summer/winter clothing. In KC, we traded this gorgeous weather for oak mites, something we never knew existed before this year. I am really over the oak mites. As a result of being bitten for 5 consecutive weekends, I did discover that the really dislike peppermint oil mixed with tea tree oil. The concoction doesn’t smell great, but it seems to do the job. I could seriously go on and on about them and the torture that they caused my pom/pug this fall.

      I first photographed this family, I believe it was about 8 years ago at the English Landing. It was so sad when it flooded. This spring, I am planning on doing some spring family sessions up that way. It would be really fun to shoot families in their hometowns and do some new location scouting in 2017. We shot this session in Burr Oaks, in Blue Springs. It’s really colorful in the fall and we lucked out that the trees still held their leaves. Mom really coordinated everyone so expertly! I love how she has a blue chambray under her sweater and her scarf pulls in the magenta tones. The red hair on this little girl is amazing. I immediately made a mental note to save her hair color to show my stylist!

      Thanks for booking me this fall, guys! Really enjoyed all of the giggles! Is it time to have your own family photography session in the Kansas City area? See our Booking & Pricing page for details!

       

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        • vickyDecember 17, 2016 - 8:11 am

          Beautiful family and gallery!ReplyCancel

        • LindsayDecember 17, 2016 - 8:07 am

          These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors mom chose – you’ve captured some perfect, classic portraits that they’ll treasure forever!ReplyCancel

        It was not too long ago that this cute little guy was in the Kansas City studio for his Christmas newborn photography session. He was so adorable with his milk and cookies and mom created the sweetest Christmas card/birth announcements from his session.

        I like to think of our Kansas City family photography Mission Hills sessions like your typical family outing. Really, they are. We choose a beautiful spot. Maybe in your own neighborhood. You spend time together, you laugh, just as if you had planned on spending some weekend time together outdoors. When the session is finished, go for a walk, enjoy a nearby restaurant, show the kids a part of the city they have never session before. When the kids are older, they will always associate that family portrait with the great afternoon you spent together. It will make it even more meaningful. I really believe in building memories for our children. It’s something we can do that will stay with them.

        When the children are older, they will always associate that family portrait with the great afternoon you spent together. It will make it even more meaningful. They’ll have both the image and the memory. I really believe in building memories for our children. It’s something we can do that will stay with them. Blow up your favorite image and hang it over the fireplace, it creates such a cozy feel to the home.

        I love the gray and navy tones mom chose for this shoot. She shopped at Madewell for outfits.

        For this session, I went out to their neck of the woods to a spot I absolutely adore in Mission Hills, KS. So great to see them again!

        Take a peek at our all-inclusive pricing & calendar page for family photography to find available dates for your own outdoor family session around the KC metro area!

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            Happy fall! This post is a bit all over the place. You are forewarned. When I was doing some search engine optimization with my site, I noticed I seem to be way down in rank for this keyword: “best kansas city newborn photos.” You have to mention keywords on your site and text to rank well. This is one of those phrases that are hard to use in context without it looking completely arrogant. I suppose I will integrate that into this post in a tongue and cheek way. If you are looking for a newborn photographer, see my blog post on how to find the best Kansas City newborn photographer for you!

            Consequently, I am very behind in blogging but don’t think that I haven’t been shooting. For me, I like to catch up with blogging for the year in the winter when it is cold and a bit slower! The air is crisp and I am in the midst of the busy Kansas City family fall photography month. It would be so nice if our October lasted so much longer!

            A bit of studio news, Captures in Time has a new website that I am loving. ProPhoto 6 has a new backend and some awesome sites you can start with. Super-easy to customize.

            Funny story…I was editing this session and my husband came up to my computer and said, “Is that Hosmer?” I think I would have mentioned if he booked a newborn session. You can see the resemblance in the eyes! Salvador Perez has a new baby, according to Instagram, btw.

            During his newborn session, Conner was such a cooperative little guy! Almost all the while, he was not fussy in the slightest and just a dream to work with. His mama was just gorgeous, too.

            Now, I always talk about how black on black is my favorite color palette for the parent and newborn series in the session. Because it provides contrast with the skin tones when shot correctly the skin will just glow. New moms always have a glow anyway. Well, I just loved working these new parents, such a fun shoot! I hope you guys are enjoying your new home with your sweet little man!

            Are you expecting? See our pricing & calendar page to get on the books!

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