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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.

just to see you smile child photographer

 

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

just to see you smile kansas city outtakes

 

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

just to see you smile family photographer outtakes

 

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

just to see you smile child photography outtakes

 

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

just to see you smile child photographer outtakes

 

 

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

 

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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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.

 

 

 

After having my blog down for almost a year…I want to make it a personal goal to post every Friday.   In the past few months I have had the pleasure of working with several families that used to live here but have moved away for one reason or another.   It really is a true testimony when someone makes you one of the first calls they make when making travel plans to come back to the area.  I am so honored and grateful that families enjoy spending an hour with me to update their family portraits when they are here just a short time visiting their loved ones.  A big THANK YOU to ALL those families, and here is a little share of the most recent session with the “E” Family.   This family started coming to me when their older daughter was just about 2 years old.  They had to move away a few years ago and the last two years they have booked a family portrait session while visiting family here from Seattle.   We used to have to chase them around the studio (like all toddlers!)  They certainly aren’t toddlers anymore, and they were really playful for our session on Palm Beach a couple weeks ago.

I really am getting choked up just thinking about this post….Why does LIFE have to fly by so fast?  Where have the last 11 years gone and where did my itty bitty baby girl go?  So incredibly proud of her!   I am sure we all could go on and on about the things that make us most proud about our children, but I want to zoom in on just a couple things not to bore you all to death :)  This school year, Hanna has really “grown up” in so many ways.  She is the most determined little thing I have ever known (there is a BIG difference between determined and stubborn…she is NOT stubborn…that is her little sister Abby!)  She was really excited and gracious that we found her an instrument within just a day or so to have in time for her first band class and she told us about a week into it that she didn’t like the flute. (borrowed from a very generous client!)  She didn’t like it because it’s likely one of the hardest to learn out to play.  But she stuck with it because she IS really a good kid…and she rolls with the punches.  Well….her Uncle Matt came up with a clarinet that didn’t cost anything.   After a tune up, it was good to go.  Hanna’s teacher told her that she could switch if she could learn how to play it.  During Christmas vacation, she brought that thing everywhere and she taught herself how to play it.  Just this past week, her band teacher allowed her to switch when the year is almost over!   She also is teaching herself to play a keyboard that she got for Christmas about 3 years ago….I can’t believe I actually hear songs being played when she turns it on!  Incredibly….she has also been taught to play the guitar recently.   She was given lessons for Christmas and she is finally eager to learn how to play an instrument that SHE BOUGHT with her birthday money about 4 years ago!  Did I already mentioned DETERMINED!  One last little story so I don’t lose you :)  When Hanna was about 5 we re-decorated her room w/ a horse theme with a mural and all because she was REALLY into horses at the time.  Just this past year, SHE insisted that we change her room yet again to make it a little more grown up…..I about cried when we had to paint over the mural.   When we moved into this house about 8 years ago, she was exited that we lived on the lake because she thought we could own a horse here!    Well…..she now has that dream once again.  BUT, now that she is internet savvy, she has managed to compile a very detailed analysis about what it’s going to take to be able to afford a horse.  She is on a mission to earn 50K and she is now determined that the horse will live with Grandpa Dick and Grandma B on their 70+ acres in Western Kansas!    She is absolutely, positively, the most determined, smart,sweet, funny, soft hearted, beautiful  little girl I know.  She is our Hanna girl, and she is 11 years old today.    I believe she will own a horse someday….she is likely to own a ranch that has a music studio in it :)   We love you sweetie…..these beautiful images were taken by Jennifer Weiss Photography only about a week ago.  Be sure to scroll down b/c somehow my favorites got to the bottom!  XOXO

 

I have had the pleasure of working with this family for several years now and I love being able to see this young man grow up before me….Mom wanted some images for his save the date cards for his big celebration in June….can’t wait to see what she comes up with!  Don’t let these precious milestones go by without documenting each step of the way……CALL ME to talk about your special event!  561.350.4219

Thank Facebook Fans for this ONE DAY promo for Halloween!    Leave a comment here and forward this to a friend on Facebook and I will include a special gift with your Halloween session!!!  Better yet, if your referral books a spot in this mini session, you will receive an even better gift!!!!!!!!!!!!  It’s easy as 1.2.3.  1.  BOOK your Halloween session ASAP to secure a spot. 2.  add a comment to this blog post. 3. share this with friends on Facebook and ask them to take part!    Many of you know that I normally only offer mini sessions to CURRENT CLIENTS, but this offer is available to ANYONE!   Thank you and I look forward to seeing all the cute little munchkins in their costumes this year!   Call 561-350-4219 or email stacy@justtoseeyousmile.com  to secure a time TODAY!

School is almost in session and it’s time for the SENIORS to book portrait sessions to capture this huge milestone!  Don’t let the last year of high school go by without showing off your style and capturing memories you will treasure for a lifetime!  Call TODAY to take advantage of specials that I have exclusive to SENIORS 2012!!!  Call 561-350-4219 or email stacy@justtoseeyousmile.com .  Join me on facebook too!

I really can’t believe it was six years ago today that I was calling my sister in Tallahassee to let her know that she would be sharing her birthday with her newest niece…and to sweeten the deal, it was Mother’s Day.   This birthday for Abigail is so sweet for me.    It is the first time her birthday has fallen on Mother’s Day since her birth and it brought back the day like it was only yesterday.    Looking over at Jeff through my tears to say that she looked just like her big sister, Hanna, but “fat”!  ha ha….She was a big baby at 9 lb. 2 oz, but she was the best Mother’s Day gift a Mommy could have.  She definitely has put our parenting skills to the test over the last six years, but we wouldn’t trade her for anything.  She is a little stinker, but she is proving to us that she is a very sweet, kind hearted, smart, and really funny little girl.  She admires her big sister more than anything and she definitely lives life to the fullest.   Happy Birthday to my energetic Abigail Elizabeth!  WE love you!!!!

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