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Rachel and Alexey’s Wedding Film: 28 Event Space, Kansas City

This film. It’s beautiful, because these two are beautiful. They’ve had a love and commitment that even before their wedding day had been going strong — for 10 years. Yes, 10 years. They know each other like only people who have had that much history together could. So, as Rachel put it in her vows, the wedding day didn’t change anything in their relationship, besides just making it official. :)

There is a HUGE surprise in this film, too… which you have to wait until somewhere around 8 minutes in to see what it is. It’s seriously so fun.

The day was perfectly set at 28 Event Space, one of our new favorite venues in KC. It was coordinated by Michelle with Events By Elle. The florals were done by Andrea K. Grist. If you missed their photos and want to check out the blog post we did with their wedding images, you can see those here. A huge thanks to our second shooters, Michelle Henke and Hallie Sigwing!

Don’t skip this one. Make sure the volume is up before you start watching. :)

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Milo’s Newborn Session

I love photographing newborns. It’s such a fleeting time (although the days don’t feel short and the nights certainly don’t feel short). But as everyone always says, time flies by and things change so quickly. There’s a reason they say it. Because it’s true. So I love photographing newborns, because they’re only newborn for a very short window of time before they change and then change again and again. :)

Little Milo was an angel during our session, and SO expressive. He loved giving us all sorts of facial expressions — little smiles, funny grins, and some side-eyed glances. What a cutie. He’s going to have a big personality if this session was any indication. :)

   

Adalee’s 4 Month Session!

For those of you who are in Kansas City, it will be a sad day this summer when we can’t do shoots at the lovely Kauffman Gardens. The garden has decided to not allow photography any more (which is totally understandable, given some of the crazy things I’ve seen people do in the name of “getting the shot” while in the garden…). But, for some people, the garden is a special place with significance to their story. Like Michael and Amy, who got engaged in the garden! So, before we can’t get in with a camera in tow, we decided to take their sweet daughter Adalee there for her 4-month session. It’s also one of the few places in KC that already looked springy enough for the kind of shoot we wanted for her!

   

   

   

The last memories in their first home

When I first heard from this mom, I was really excited about the shoot from the start, because they wanted to capture their family photos in the home they had just sold, before they had to move out. I am a big believer in places and spaces being a huge part of our individual stories, and I love seeing photos of my family when I was young in the homes that I don’t really remember, or just vaguely remember. It’s special to capture that to be able to say later on, “this was our first home together. This is where we brought you home from the hospital.” And in this case, the home was even the setting for their wedding: “this is the staircase I walked down as an aisle.” The home was a beautiful backdrop to so many big life moments, and I’m thrilled we were able to take photos here before they find a new home to be the backdrop to all of their future stories.

   

   
   

The newest family member

Families come in all forms — brought together in so many different ways. Some by bloodline, some by marriage, some friends-turned-family, and others are by choice. The wait can be long, the process is difficult, but growing a family through adoption is a really special thing to witness. In this family, it’s made even sweeter by the way each family member has a special interaction with their newest addition. :)