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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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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.

 

 

 

Such an exciting weekend in our house!!  We are celebrating Abby’s 8th Birthday with a small pool party on Saturday and then she receives her first holy communion on Sunday.  We are so proud of her for the commitment she has made over the last two years.   She is prepared and she is excited!  We hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families.  XOXO,Stacy

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.

FINALLY!!!  My BLOG admin. panel has been restored!  After almost a year of NON Blogging….We are BACK!   Exciting news over the last year.  Catching you up really quick and then we can move forward to the fun stuff 🙂  Since our last post we have teamed up with 3D Baby Bump and been able to showcase our work in their brand new office in West Palm Beach.  This husband and wife team are incredibly gracious people so I hope that you consider them for the FIRST PHOTOS  of your baby on the way!   You can find them here :https://www.facebook.com/3DBabyBump?ref=ts&fref=ts.   We appreciate their business and referrals!

We have also opened up a BOUDOIR division.  Stacy has always photographed these sessions in studio based on referral for this intimate session, but now we want to make everyone aware and openly offer these sessions.  Besides, our new division name fits.  Just to see HIM Smile 🙂  If you have been considering this type of session for your sweetheart, please call us for details.  These sessions are priced as our regularly priced sessions for now, but will likely go up once we have our portfolio in place.   These sessions require much time in planning and shooting as well as offer a variety of specialty gifts such as a “little black book” for your guy, so take advantage of these portfolio building prices!!!

We hope this brings you all health and happiness –

 

Stacy and Kristin 🙂

My spunky, fiesty, sweet, funny little girl is already seven years old.  I really can’t believe it!  We decided to celebrate at Animal Kingdom this year and unfortunately my birthday girl spent our first night getting sick for about 5 hours….I felt so terrible for her.  Luckily, in true Abigail fashion, she bounced back the next morning and we were still able to enjoy our day at the theme park.  She loved the shows and the rides.  She especially loved that a lot of the Disney staff wished her a happy birthday as they walked by and saw her birthday button.  I really love that they make these kids feel so special!    She’s a real trooper and I am so thankful it didn’t ruin our weekend.   We also got to see our nephew Jonas at Animal Kingdom too….also celebrating his birthday.   With all of that, she managed to get a blister on her lip, so I am sad to say that I am going to have to shoot her birthday portraits some other day.   But I will be back to share them because I want all of you to see just how big my little baby has gotten this year…..All the love and happiest wishes to My Little Miss Abigail!  Happy 7th Birthday Sweetie!

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

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