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At Home: The Littrells

Continuing my series of in-home, everyday shoots with families. It has been such a treat to have families trust me and to feel like I have the freedom to just document life. Kids, coffee, games of go fish, tiny toes, silly laughs, bike rides, weekend morning stuff. And some sweet shots of smiles for the camera, but not an hour of posing and wiggly kids getting bored! An hour of family living, documented. The best.

 

(p.s. photos are still looking odd to me on my computer — it could be my retina screen or a new blog setting that I’m trying to troubleshoot. If the images look odd to you and you’re viewing from a computer instead of a phone or tablet, I apologize!)

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Margaret and Alex’s Kansas City Wedding: The Hobbs Building

Margaret and Alex met in college at the University of Arkansas. They are two of the happiest people I’ve ever met — and I think they bring out an extra level of joy when they’re together. The day was so much fun and so full of smiles from EVERYONE. What a great group of people they had to celebrate with! Margaret grew up in Kansas City (we love that she got ready in her childhood home), and it was important to them to show off Kansas City to friends who had never visited. We had an awesome time going around to various parts of the city — we started in Brookside, and then headed downtown for an awesome first look and portraits in the newly renovated Beacon Lounge inside the Kansas City Power & Light Building (so amazing!). After a quick stop in the Crossroads, we then headed to one of my favorite KC spots, the Nelson-Atkins Museum lawn. Then it was over to south Plaza to the church, and finally to the West Bottoms for the reception. :) If that’s not a Kansas City wedding, I don’t know what is!

The day was wonderfully coordinated by Lisa with Simple Elegance. Craig Sole was their florist, and his work is always stunning. The ceremony was at Visitation Church and the reception was at The Hobbs Building.

Congratulations, Margaret and Alex! Thanks for asking us to be a part of your day!

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A Sea of Sunflowers

If you haven’t heard of the magical Grinter Farms in Kansas, and you live anywhere near Kansas City, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? :) Katie wanted to venture out during the week the fields were in full bloom with their sweet one-year-old twins. Of course, this Kansas girl couldn’t pass up the chance to see rows and rows of sunflowers.

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In this place

In this place there are two parents, five kids… a family. There are lots of laughs, some tears (quickly resolved), silliness, sassiness, and constant activity. In this place there are photos on the wall, artwork on the fridge, books on the shelves. There are soccer balls and bikes with no training wheels and rope swings and wagons with seats for almost everyone. In this place there is abounding love, and memories made every minute.(P.S. I don’t know why my photos still look weird and low-quality when viewing on a computer… if viewing from a phone, they should look normal!).

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Blakely’s Newborn Photos

Blakely is one of the most beautiful newborn babies I have ever seen or photographed. She was a sweet angel baby during our whole session, and was so alert. It was so wonderful to photograph her newborn photos, especially after getting to document her parents during their engagement and wedding day! Congratulations to the whole family!

p.s. I can’t figure out why all of my recent blog posts have less-than-normal quality on my uploads! These photos are really sharp and lovely in real life!

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