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It’s not always fun and games to get the perfect shot…..well, I beg to differ and these are just a few that made me chuckle when culling images to edit.

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This entire session felt like an outtake….it was super fun and I am thankful Mom and Dad played along.

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Hysterical that she was making fun of her Dad skipping ;)

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I really can’t remember what we were doing here but I love it  <3

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Maybe if I hide behind my sisters hands this will all be over :)

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It’s all for the love of getting that perfect shot!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!   XOXO, Stacy

 

It’s been entirely too long since my last post, so here I am to give you a share overload!    This is just a snip of my favorites for my most recent maternity and newborn work.  The fact that I have to call this work is laughable because it’s not work at all.  I enjoy capturing these priceless milestones for families.  I would most definitely do it for free if I could.  Please join me by LIKING my facebook page.  I would love the opportunity to work with you or someone you know so please pass this along.  Call to inquire anytime at 561-350-4219.   XOXO
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WOW….another school year in the books!  I really love getting the first day and last day photos of my girls.  It amazes me how much they change in such a short amount of time.  This year, I noticed more than past that both of them not only have changed physically, but both have matured WAY too much :)

You can see that we lost the battle of wearing make up with Hanna this year….She really has turned into a little fashionista and make up and hair are EVERYTHING!  She has spent countless hours watching You Tube videos on different types and techniques.  She earned her title “make up and hair artist” for the school play this year.  Even though it makes her look way too grown up for 13, we try and keep her grounded and nine times out of ten we are sending her back to her mirror to remove about 50% before we walk out of the house :)  She continues to excel in school receiving 11th grade level scores on her standardized tests this year
(she is finishing the 7th grade!)….just wish we could get her to quit worrying about her cheerleading and social life so she would actually study for tests and turn in homework on time to higher her GPA!   She’s a great kid and we really can’t complain too much.

Abigail has graduated from her temper tantrums when she doesn’t get what she wants (FINALLY!!!) and has probably matured the most this year.  She has started really asking a ton of questions about how things work and is a lot more interested in the details than she used to be.   Sadly her third grade teacher battled breast cancer this year and the school did a wonderful job making sure the kids understood why she was gone a lot, but she had a great substitute that she loved too.  Her teacher has shown these kids great strength and the power of God’s love can get you through.  Abby also achieved high scores on her Iowa test showing that she is capable of 7th grade coursework in most areas, a BIG accomplishment for a 3rd grader and we are so proud of her!  She is also a very social butterfly and comes home frequently with her friends parents phone numbers written down asking if we can get together outside of school.

Overall, we are blessed to have them at such an amazing school.  Lake Worth Christian has been a wonderful christian environment for them to learn academically and spiritually.

Here they are!

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We are excited for our 4th annual Santa in his living room Portrait Event! This event is being held from November 6-8!

All holiday cards are a 5×7 flat card with front and back printed on beautiful heavy card stock and include envelope. They are sold in sets if 25. Pricing as follows: 25 cards -$50, 50 cards- $74.50, 75 cards- $94.75, 100 cards- $169

Samples will be shown at your appointment but I wanted to give everyone a chance to preview here!

 

 

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Halloween is Creeping Up!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to enjoy with my kids! Who doesn’t love pumpkin carving, going out to hunt for that perfect pumpkin, and TRICK’OR’TREATING!!   The thing I love the most about it is knowing that fall is here and gorgeous colors in photographs at the pumpkin patch!

Many of you know that I only do a limited number of mini sessions per year and this is one that I share with the public!  If you have never used me before to document your family, NOW is the time to give us a try!

Come get caught in our Spider Web with our Halloween Mini Session! This FRIDAY ONLY! Don’t miss out I have TWO spots left!

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Check out just a few of my favorites  just in!!!
I had a great time shooting Thomas Dance Studio this past weekend! I have been shooting this studio for 4 years, they are always a pleasure to work with.  Thank you to all the families that participate year after year!

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Oct 16 is the deadline for ordering, make sure to choose your photos before this deadline!!!

All orders will be delivered to the dance studio by Nov. 1

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As we were driving home yesterday from school, Abby say’s ” Wow, that year flew by.”  I immediately responded with, “It sure did!”  I love capturing the girls on their first and last day of school each year so that I can see how much they have grown.  This year, I can’t help but to notice that they have not just grown physically, but they both have matured A LOT!  Some days I lose the battle of telling Hanna she can’t wear make up.  Most days I tell her to go back upstairs and take some of it off.  With Abby, she woke up this morning saying she wanted to get herself dressed….that is a huge milestone for us b/c if any of you know my little Abigail, you know she likes to push buttons and most mornings I am getting her in her clothes while she is still asleep!  Hanna always pops out of bed….Abby we have to drag.  We experienced many firsts this year…skiing and zip lining were our favorite!  Abby also got started with her first round of orthodontics to fix her tiny upper jaw.  Luckily for me, we will start headgear during the summer where things are much more relaxed.    We hope that you all enjoy your summer and look forward to keeping up with friends via Facebook for travels and such.  Here they are….getting too too BIG.

Great to see the “R” family again!   Mommy and I met way back at my Barton County Community College days and it’s been a treat to see her family grow on my trips back to Kansas City.    How lucky was I to find this small little spot at Loose Park to match their outfits!

 

 

 

 

I just can’t even stand it….this little one at 18 months old has his entire family in LOVE….I have to admit, I am in love to ;)

 

 

I just love capturing the connection between the kiddos and their parents…these were my favorite from this session while in KC.

Super sweet family has added to their mix since I saw them about two years ago….It was wild, but FUN !

Recently in KC, I was asked to photograph 6 under the age of 6…..I loved how the family brought the cute numbers to represent their ages and I love how we captured just who they were at this moment.  LOL

 

 

 

I love love love my trips back to Kansas City…..catching up with dear friends and being able to see my family on occasion when I go back is an added treat.  These three cuties belong to my long time friend that I have known since I was a kid….these babies are like my own and I love it when they call me Aunt Stacy :)  I hope you will follow along as I add sneak peeks from my recent trip.  Sadly, I got rained out and 3 families are willing to wait til I come back again in August.  I am so thankful for everyone’s support.

 

 

 

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