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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!

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    Another Long-Time Captures in Time Client

    This is the third newborn I have photographed for this GORGEOUS mama in the last nine years. I know her so well now, it feels like girl-time when we get together for shoots. There are always laughs.

    Her little guy gave me lots of sleepy time and hilarious expressions. I adore his hair! All three of her babies have had tons of hair.

    Cindy was one of my very first clients. We shot her first maternity session in her living room many years ago. I brought lights and backdrops. Her second maternity was done on their beautiful property in the country. She was a natural in front of the camera.

    I have enjoyed photographing her other two children through the years at the studio and their ranch. We are blessed to have so many repeat clients return for Kansas City newborn pictures in the area. Take a peek at his baby brother’s newborn pictures from 2010.

    The family has lots of show horses on their farm, so we always incorporate equestrian items into their newborn shoots to make them extra special. My clients are always welcome to bring their own treasures to their newborn shoot.

    Creating Heirlooms

    Cindy has had me make coffee table books of all of her little ones. I have archived the layout and was able to pull it out for a new book for her. They are great keepsakes. We have to remember that in this day and age, we can’t hand down images on disks, data can deteriorate at any time. Prints are forever! I will always treasure the boxes of pictures my parents gave me when I moved out of my own. I hate the thought of children not being able to have something like that to treasure.

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      Kansas City Newborn Baby Photography – Meet Quinn

      The Consultation

      Mom and dad set up a conference call with me when mom was in her second trimester. We discussed using a variety of angles and showing her sweet face from all directions because her sweet little face would be changing with upcoming surgeries. We really ended up doing a double set of most poses. Dad used to be a photographer in New York and said he did a lot of research to find someone to capture Quinn in her early days. Such a nice compliment.

      The Backdrops & Props

      Quinn’s parents chose black. I love the contrast with mom’s hair. Some women are afraid that black will wash them out, but that is not the case with super soft, diffused lighting. The image with dad and Quinn nose to nose is just so emotional. Tugs at the heart strings for sure. For baby-only backdrops, mom chose my rose floral from Lemon Drops. It’s one of the most popular backdrops we carry for our newborn girl photo sessions. A petite little thing, she fit perfectly in my new vintage-style bucket. Mom chose light pink lace for our newborn series and I just over love this fabric. It provides texture and is not too overpowering for baby. Mom brought a sweet and simple bow for baby, which is always welcome. We do have many delicate headbands for our baby girls in every color imaginable for those who want to leave the accessories to us.

      Booking Your Own Newborn Photography Session

      For the past ten years, our studio has provided the Kansas City newborn baby photography sessions in our boutique studio in Blue Springs. Are you expecting? See our pricing & calendar page to get on the books! Our pricing structure is simple and transparent, while the session planning process includes mom & dad providing you with many options.

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        Newborn Photography | Meet Brock

        The Tiny Client

        He was super-sweet and a great sleeper, with beachy blonde hair that would make Gwyneth Paltrow jealous. Such a pretty skin tone as well. I love his name, it is so classic and a little tough-guy.

        The Parent Series

        One of the things I love about newborn photography is capturing this new dynamic with mom, dad, and baby. I also love babies in and of themselves, of course. (BABIES = MY FAVORITE THINGS).

        The Connections

        Along with giving birth, I think parents (yes, dad, too) give birth to their “parent self'”.  You are forever changed. There is no experience in this world that will ever compare to welcoming your baby into this big world, (in my opinion). It’s monumental. All of a sudden, you see the big picture so clearly. A new purpose and fresh perspective.

        Remembering back, I had such a newfound appreciation for my own parents. Sadly, my dog lost his ranking and I felt guilty. (RIP, Echo, you were the first baby, I promise). I wondered what on earth I did with all of my time before the baby came along. Surely, I had so much time I could have volunteered to make the world a better place, for several different charities.

        Mom and dad are all of a sudden on this newly created “team” together. Team “do the best thing for our baby”. When you figure out ways to make this new little puzzle of life you brought home content, it bonds you together.

        It’s remarkable to watch parents like these two work together to make the small things go smoothly during their newborn photography session. Those that are in sync with each other and are extra kind to each other during those tiring first weeks make me smile. When I can get some of that emotion in-camera, those are my favorite captures.

        The Backdrops and Props

        Brock’s mom chose neutral tones and wood backdrops from his session. I am loving this rustic wagon by TFJ Designs.

        The Portrait Process

        Captures in Time Photography is a studio specializing in newborn, maternity and baby photography. Melissa Pfannenstiel is one of Kansas City’s finest newborn photographers and is committed to providing her clients with beautiful images. Find out more information on how we get you involved in the session styling process here.

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

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