Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Noland Preview

Here's a preview of the session I'm working on right now. Thanks to the Noland family!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Things about Me Thursday | Kansas City Photographer

This week is going by slow for me, but I'm excited that it's almost the weekend!  I hope everyone has a great one!

1.  My husband is an awesome auto tech, and over the last 7 years I've learned way more about cars than I thought I ever would!  I even have a favorite classic car that I really, really want someday...a 1966 Chevelle, I love it.  Although, I think I want a deep red one and maybe some stripes.

2. I love KS and have always lived here, but sometimes wish we could just pick up and try out some place completely different.  In my head, it sounds like an awesome adventure, but in reality, very scary and I'd miss everyone here!

3. One of my favorite blogs right now is http://paperieboutique.com/.  They have some of the most awesome packaging/branding ideas!  It's so inspiring for me.  I'm working on mine right now...I'm going with pink and black for now, but still thinking about it.  It's a work in progress.

4. I love dresses and am excited for the warmer weather!  Love them with boots, sandals, flip flops...whatever.  They are so comfy and cute!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Photo Play Day | Kansas City Senior Photographer

A photography friend, Sarah, and I decided to take a few models downtown and play around with lighting/settings/posing.  It was a lot of fun.  It was really cold, but that didn't effect their posing.  Thanks Katie, Madison, and Kelsey.  I love what we ended up with!  There were a ton of great ones and I had a hard time narrowing them down on here, and I still have a lot to show off!  Enjoy.  You can see more on my facebook fan page, click here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Things about Me Thursday | Kansas City Photographer

I hope everyone's having a great week so far.  I'm jealous of everyone on spring break right now.  Happy almost Friday!

1. I love spring, it's my favorite time of year...everything is so green and pretty.  This year with the long winter, I'm extra ready for it!

2. Things I think are cute: babies and toddlers, furry baby animals, old married couples holding hands, baby accessories - hats, bows, socks...etc.

3. I'm super excited about upcoming products!  Here are a few...Album and Accordion books to show off to friends and family, and Float and Gallery Wraps for a creative look for your house or office!

4. I changed majors several times in college.  I started at Ottawa University and went into Human Services.  I really wanted to work with dolphins and autistic children through Dolphin Human Therapy.  I'd researched it in high school and wanted to go to FL after I received my degree at OU.  But, I ended up giving up that idea and changed to Elementary Ed.  I love working with kids, but after a year, I knew I needed something else.  So, I started looking at other majors and schools.  I finally decided to head to Pittsburg State for commercial graphics.  I had fun and enjoyed my classes and teachers.  I sometimes wonder where I'd be if I went with the dolphin thing or the teaching, but I'm happy where I'm at and who I've become!

5. I love March Madness!  I don't follow any teams much during the season, but love watching the games in the NCAA!  I always fill out a bracket at work and love the thrill of checking it after each game to see how I stand! And, yes, I have KU to win it all this year...we'll see what happens.

6. I love photography and hope to do it one day as a full time job, but I hate the money part of it!  I hate asking for it and charging people.  But, I know it's a must if I want to be able to have a full time business.  My friend Claire posted this video.  I think it sends an important message about photography businesses and other small businesses in a humorous way. Photography is not just about the actual session.  There's a lot of behind the scene expenses which includes the time to edit each photo, classes, sample products, taxes, equipment, etc.  I think people forget everything that goes into a business.  Click here for the video.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bradley and Jennifer | Kansas City Portrait Photographer

My brother, Brad, is getting married this summer!  They needed a few pictures for their save the dates, so we headed to the Horton Lake!  Even though it wasn't freezing out, the lake had snow and ice on it...giving it a soft, snowy look.  I had fun and look forward to another shoot with them this spring when there's some green around!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Things about Me Thursday | Kansas City Photographer

I plan to start a "Things about Me Thursday" post each week.  I feel like sharing a bit so you can get to know me!

1. I love photography and appreciate the art and capturing the "real" personalities of my subjects!

2. I met my husband during college when I was at PittState.  I met him at a bar and  I kicked his butt at pool twice that night! :)  I love him so much and he's my best friend and a wonderful husband!  

3. We have been married for almost 3 years now! Cinco De Mayo!

4. We have a Siberian Husky, three cats, and 3 lizards in our small house.  They are all grown now, but look how cute they were as babies...

5. We just bought our house in Nov, although been renting it for almost 4 years!  It used to be Michael's grandparents.  It's cute and cozy, but old and can use some updating! We have so many plans for it, now we just need the money to get started!

6. My family means the world to me!  They are so great, I'm the oldest of 4 and we have a good time when we get together!  My parents did a great job raising us and I appreciate all they did and still do for us!  Also, I love my in-laws.  I was very lucky marrying into Michael's family, I consider them to be my own and love hanging out with them! And, I now have a niece and a nephew!  They are adorable, I'm sure you've seen tons of pictures on here of them!

7. I love, love shoes!  I have a ton of really cute one, But I don't wear 1/2 of them cause they hurt my feet!

More next week!

Friday, March 5, 2010

March Specials | Kansas City Portrait Photographer

March Specials: 

Receive $25 print credit with the purchase of a session And 25% off prints! 

Contact me if you would like to book a session!

And, since it's starting to warm up and Spring might actually show up soon...I don't feel too bad about posting this from the last big snow!  It was so fluffy!