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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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    Newborn Photographer | Meet Mr. Brooks

    The Teeny Client:

    Every time a new little baby comes in my front doors, it makes me so happy to be a newborn photographer! First of all, what a cutie. Little Brooks was wide-eyed at the beginning of his session. He didn’t want to miss any of the action! While he slowly drifted off, I could pose his little cuteness. Breaking out my 100mm macro for those adorable lips was something I knew I had to do when I saw him, giddy to capture a macro of that adorable little “milk bubble”. Consequently, that milk bubble is the little bubble that newborns get on their top lip from eating nonstop. I thought that was so cute on my own little ones. This family was adorable. And, the cream colors on mom and dad with this bone drop are so pretty.

    New Background Option Book

    When you come to the studio, we have a new “background book”. Visualizing what a drop will look like is hard for parents sometimes and this really helps. Referencing these when we are talking about colors and patterns for your baby’s sets is beneficial in achieving the look we are after. Next, a digital website is in the works for pre-planning before your newborn session at the studio.

    The Studio is Stocked

    Finally, remember you do not need to bring anything at all to your newborn session with us. Everything we need is in the studio. No need to try to style everything yourself. Great care is taken in choosing props and knits that photograph well and with my style of shooting. Because even some yarns look too rough or large next to baby skin and we don’t want that!

    Most of all, thank you so much for bringing him in! What a great session!

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

    Blue hat by Spun Candy.
    Grey/Yellow hat by Adorable Sunday.

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    • Shirley CookFebruary 24, 2016 - 10:38 am

      Beautiful family!Baby is darling! Photos are gorgeous,thumb up to the photographer!ReplyCancel

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    Meet Aubrey


    My First Newborn of 2015

    Welcome to 2015! I have been a Kansas City newborn photographer for eight whole years now. Excited for this upcoming year of business. I have a lot of blogging to catch up on from 2014, but I just couldn’t wait to post the first newborn from 2015! I had a busy Christmas season in the studio and took a few weeks for family time over Christmas break. Lots of cookies were made, (and eaten), many Legos were built. If anyone has a good system to organize Legos, let me know. I have the relegated to the playroom. There is a shelf, there are containers. Now what? LOL.

    The Teeny Client

    I had the pleasure of being little Aubrey’s newborn photographer. She had so much hair and these rosy, pink cheeks.  Just perfection. She was a little princess, down to her teeny toes and regal stature. I remember mom planned this one well in advance and came into the studio for a meeting before she was even showing! I love it when a mom is so excited about her baby and her session and likes to have everything planned, and in order, I was the same way.

    Backdrops and Props

    Her mom brought a few things from her nursery. I love to coordinate wall portraits to go in the nursery! Her nursery is in pale pink and golds. Mom had a vision of a huge portrait over her bed we had in mind when planning the session. The thing I LOVED about decorating the nurseries in my home was executing that vision I had. The theme, the Pottery Barn details, creating wall art. When the baby is 3-4, then they are going to start begging you to put Dora or Spongebob decals on their walls, until then it can be pretty as a picture!

    Happy New Year!  Very excited about fun things in store with the studio this year!

    Melissa Pfannenstiel is a nationally published Kansas City newborn photographer based in Blue Springs, MO. In case you are in the process of securing your newborn session, take a look at what to expect.

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    • JenniferFebruary 6, 2015 - 12:37 pm

      What a beautiful baby girl, I love all the different backdrops you used in your session! So creative, you are an amazing Kansas city newborn photographer!!ReplyCancel

    • Melissa D.February 6, 2015 - 8:01 am

      Adorable newborn photo session! Mom and dad must be so happy with the results. I really love the first set 🙂 The families in Kansas City must be very happy with your work.ReplyCancel

    • HarshitaFebruary 5, 2015 - 7:27 pm

      Beautiful newborn session!!! love the variety of shotsReplyCancel

    • BrendenFebruary 5, 2015 - 2:09 pm

      What a great range of newborn images. This kansas city newborn is just precious, and I love when moms bring special items to session that are important to them.ReplyCancel

    • Esther Edith galleriesFebruary 5, 2015 - 10:03 am

      Oh my, these newborn portraits are absolutely adorable!! I love the photos with mom and dad.ReplyCancel

    • pattyFebruary 4, 2015 - 12:48 pm

      This newborn session is lovely!! Mom and Dad must be in so much love with this little lady! Great job!!!ReplyCancel

    • Christine DFebruary 4, 2015 - 12:25 pm

      Such a beautiful newborn baby girl! And that hair…so awesome! My favorite images are the parent shots. I can see how much they adore their child already. They will be thrilled with these photographs!ReplyCancel

    • sarah sweetmanFebruary 4, 2015 - 10:07 am

      What an adorable newborn baby. You did an amazing job of her first photographs. Your Kansas City studio must be jam packed with cute props for families to use in their session. Well done!ReplyCancel

    • AmandaFebruary 4, 2015 - 8:23 am

      Great baby session. I love your color palate. Great work.ReplyCancel

    • EmilyFebruary 3, 2015 - 6:48 pm

      What a sweet little baby! Great newborn work!ReplyCancel

    • JennyFebruary 3, 2015 - 2:30 pm

      Audrey is a beautiful baby! What a beautiful newborn session.ReplyCancel

    • DawnFebruary 3, 2015 - 1:34 pm

      Sweet little Audrey! I love the furry baskets, they look so cozy!ReplyCancel

    • CoreyFebruary 3, 2015 - 10:09 am

      What a beautiful baby girl! Love the sweet moments you captured with Mom and Dad during her newborn session!ReplyCancel

    • melanieFebruary 3, 2015 - 9:24 am

      Awwww, she’s so sweet!! Nice work.ReplyCancel