The R Family } Hays Kansas Family and Pet Friendly Photographer

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. For example we had planned for a beautiful evening farm session for the R family. The lovely Kansas wind had other plans though. I’m fairly certain that the littlest Miss R would have been blown away if we had tried for an outdoor session. Since everyone was ready for pictures though we just moved inside for what turned out to be a gorgeous studio session.

When I started professional family photography I swore I had no plans on shooting studio sessions. Now, going on five years in business, I’ve grown to love them. There is something so timeless, classic and elegant about good studio portraits. I love how it draws your focus to each persons face. It allows each person to express their personality with their pose and expression, not the background. That’s my favorite thing about this session. You can see each girls personality just in how she posed and smiled (or didn’t smile)! Than you R Family for the fantastic session.

I should also mention that Sydney did an amazing job as well. Not only is she a beautiful and sweet dog, but she was as well mannered of a pet as I have ever worked with. She did wonderfully. I couldn’t have imagined this family portrait session without her.

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A Family Afternoon } Central KS Family Photographer

I’m kind of head over heals for how this session turned out. I met one of these beautiful ladies at her husband’s families portrait session this winter and was super excited when I realized I was going to work with her again this spring. Her family has lived in Hay’s for many years and wanted a set of pictures to remember their time in this wonderful community. So we went to a couple of their favorite places and made some beautiful memories! Also, how pretty are these ladies (and gentleman)! Thank you for the wonderful family session!

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Zee’s 3 Year Pictures } Central Kansas Child Photographer

I should start this session with a disclaimer. Miss Zee’s momma and I are good friends. I also have a history with Zee and sessions. While we get along great at playdates and generally any other time, if I have a camera on me, she goes the other way. No matter how I jump, laugh, sing or try to bribe her, nothing works. As beautiful as she is, she doesn’t love having her picture taken. This time though, I think she finally decided that all the attention and pampering was ok. It was so much fun to work on this session. I love it when a plan comes together! She’s such a naturally pretty, independent and free spirit. Thank you for the beautiful session little Miss Zee!

This is Part I of Zee’s session. I’ll blog the rest of her 3 Year pictures soon!

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Kyla and Talbot’s Russell Kansas Wedding

Every wedding that I photograph is beautiful and unique. This one was extra special though. I met Kyla last year at her now brother in law’s wedding. She said, “Hi! I love your work and if I ever get married I  am calling you!”. I was very excited when she did call me this winter with her plans for a short engagement and spring wedding! I loved everything about this wedding. It was so intimate and full of love. Kyla & Talbot had a smaller more intimate wedding ceremony and reception on Friday. I loved everything about it. It was so peaceful watching everyone get ready at her sisters home. The ceremony was beautiful, unique and spiritual. Then we went downtown for some fun pictures at (and on) a couple local bars. Lastly I followed them to the Deines Cultural Center for the reception. It was such a beautiful day and such a blessing to work with this wonderful family. After spending a wedding day with a couple, I sometimes get pretty attached. You are with a family on one of the biggest days in their life. Watching how they care for each other, look out for and love each other is my favorite part of any wedding. This will definitely be a family and wedding that I’ll remember for ever. Congratulations Kyla & Talbot. I hope you enjoy this look at their wedding day and check back tomorrow for pictures from their big reception and party at the Russell Elks from Saturday!


Friday’s Reception: Deines Cultural Center and catering by Merridy’s

DJ: Parson Productions (Mike was awesome!)

Bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages: The one and only C.S. Post & Co., Regeena’s Flowers & Events

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Taylor and Ethan’s Engagement Session

I have so many pretty things to share this week. Like Taylor and Ethan’s engagement session! I love it when couples bring their car, pets, or completely awesome motorcycle to a session! It makes my job even that much more fun! Congratulations Taylor & Ethan. I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the wedding!

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