Meet your new photographer

A multi-faceted and fun-loving Kansas City newborn photographer with more than a decade of experience. Melissa Pfannenstiel (FAN-IN-STEEL) began as a Kansas City newborn, baby & family photographer in 2007. Nationally published, she captures the most joyful times in life with heirloom portraiture: from the early days to senior year and beyond. Newborns are among her favorite things, but she truly adores the variety of the craft. Melissa enjoys creating art with images for all age groups with a fresh, natural style, and creative perspective. If you love simplicity and elegance, you will love her style. Her use of color is rich, and her black and white images have dimension and depth. By the same token, Melissa captures delicate images of your newborn or child with incredible clarity and sharpness.


Known for her extreme patience with infants and quirky, happy personality, Melissa makes your experience feel like more of a play-date than a daunting task on the checklist.


Capturing Emotion


Capturing Your Child's Heart and Soul at Every Milestone

Documentary Style

Lifestyle sessions have a relaxed, documentary-style vibe. These images are less about getting the baby in a perfect pose, and more about capturing the baby in a more informal way.The peacefulness resonates in her images.

Expert styling with your input

When you book a newborn or child session, you will receive a questionnaire so we can get a sense of your style, likes, and dislikes. From there, we style your session while asking for your input. You will know what to expect when we arrive for your session. Melissa guides you through planning every step of the way for your shoot. Clients LOVE our newborn and baby tips guide.


expertise website listing logo

Fully licensed & insured

Captures in Time Photography
1133 W Main St.
Suite 200
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Also serving these areas of Kansas City:

Kansas City | Leawood | Mission | Lenexa | Olathe | Overland Park | Shawnee | Oak Grove | Grain Valley | Liberty | Parkville | Lee's Summit | Independence