Spring means graduation and with graduation comes the opportunity to capture senior sessions! There is something so fun about a senior session and capturing this phase of life for people. Whether they are graduating High School or they are graduating College and entering the workforce, it is such an exciting time! All my graduating seniors are so full of zest and ready to take on the next phase of life. Jolie was no different!
She graduated from Louisburg High School with plans to attend Missouri State University. If you didn’t know, I am a MSU alumni (GO BEARS)! It was wonderful to meet her, and talk about her plans for the future. It’s always fun to talk with people who plan to attend my alma-mater, it allows me to reminisce on my time there. I’m also always willing to share advice on what to do and where to get the BEST food!
The sun showed up for us at sunset! It was a beautiful evening for a senior session at The Nelson Atkins Museum and we had a great time walking around and chatting. Her outfits were so cute and a great representation of her personality!
A good rule of thumb is to do a mix of casual and dressed up looks. It’s common for people to bring a uniform or t-shirt from their school to wear so they can capture those memories!
Scheduling a senior session is a great way to capture this special time in your life! Whether you have one outfit or 3 and are attending a University or starting your career post-graduation. One of the best parts of my job is being able to meet people who are in different phases of life. They all have one common goal – preserve these moments and memories!
This session makes me long for warmer days! I can’t wait to get back outside with my clients in the warmth and sun. Blaine and Jess met me at Lone Summit Ranch for a couples poolside session on this hot Summer day. We had the pool to ourselves and I had so much fun capturing their fun and loving personalities.
Lone Summit Ranch is located in a quaint and secluded area, with beautiful white buildings and a gorgeous pool! I always suggest to my couples that we go somewhere special to them or go do something they enjoy doing together. This helps their personalities shine through and makes their photographs really unique to them! The case was no different for Jess and Blaine.
I had such a great time helping pose them in this unique setting. They were up for anything and so great to work with! The pool area was a decent size, so we had room to move around and get creative with poses in and out of the pool.
If you are considering doing something out of the ordinary for your next session this is your sign to go for it! As long as your photographer is on board and it’s something that isn’t dangerous it will be so cool to have the unique moments captured!
Adelaide is a UMKC graduate, and booked with me for her Spring graduation photos before grad school! I love helping students celebrate each new milestone & transition with a photo shoot. It’s such a memorable way to wrap up a chapter of life, and begin the next!
Adelaide ended up bringing some of her best friends/sorority sisters with her for the session! They all had their cap and gowns for some celebratory pics together, which was only fitting because they had truly walked this season of life side-by-side! We also had some confetti to play with, and walked around campus doing a bit of reminiscing for them.
At the end of her session, her boyfriend hopped in for a few of his own Spring graduation photos and photos with Adelaide! This was such a great group to work with for the day. They were all in the best spirits, excited about their next adventures in grad school!
Being able to document all different parts of life is one of the best feelings. From families to high school graduates, to college grads, engagements, weddings & so much more. I’m blessed to do what I love & share it with all of you.
I had the pleasure of working with West Village Realty in a portrait session recently! We started in their A frame office house for portraits of each woman. They all wore very clean and classy business attire that suited each of them so well. They’re a bubbly group of women who know how to have a good time, and made me feel welcome in their space.
Their office space is located in Prairie Village, on a beautiful lot that is secluded but welcoming. After grabbing individual headshots of each woman, we took group shots both in their studio, and right outside. We couldn’t forget to pop a bottle of champagne to toast to the powerful women that run their brokerage. The West Village Realty women are masters of their craft, and make it easy to build a relationship with them. I loved spending the afternoon getting headshots for this group. Make sure to check them out if you’re looking to relocate to Kansas City.
I met with Hannah at Tomahawk Park for her senior portrait session! The park was the perfect location for us to get her some variety in her images, but also keep everything local! That’s one of the best thing about these city parks.
I usually tell my clients if you want to maximize your time for your senior session, engagement session, proposal, etc. heading to a place like Tomahawk park will give you more than one type of setting!
Hannah is a warm and bubbly person who was a natural in front of the camera! I feel like you can see how kind she is just by looking at these pictures! Her mom came with too, so we had to make sure to get a few snaps of the two of them!
Hannah is graduating next spring from one of our local schools and headed to KU to study engineering! Thanks for such a great evening in the park, you both!
Their Airbnb was decorated to fit the vibe of Jordan and all her girls for her bachelorette party, and it was so fun to photograph! And when they all went out together, they coordinated the cutest pink and white heart shaped glasses.
They also had the prettiest sparkly dresses that they lined up on the clothing rack the Airbnb provided. Which totally matched the cool, retro vibes of the house. I grabbed some portraits of Jordan, and then with all the girls as they were getting ready. They shared a couple drinks before taking their limo to do some bar hopping on the town!
A bachelorette party of ‘Kiss The Miss Goodbye’ theme was the perfect weekend for Jordan and her girls! I loved being apart of these few moments, and getting them some pictures to remember some of these fun moments before her wedding day!!
I met with Eileen & Ben at The Colonnade in Kansas City for a maternity session! Eileen wore a STUNNING red dress during the session that was an absolute statement piece during this shoot!
The Colonnade was such a perfect setting for this shoot. We had a perfect sunny glow to work with early on in the session. And at the end, the sun literally hit Eileen perfectlyyyy to compliment her pregnancy glow. Like jaw dropping perfectly. You guys know we love any sunset session we can get!!
She also brought her fur coat and crown to add even more flare to the shoot! Which worked out perfectly! We used some of the shoes she planned for their baby girl.
Thank you so much Eileen & Ben for having me along for this sweet session! You both are a joy to spend time with and I felt honored to shoot this session for you before giving birth to your daughter!
I met with Ariel for a Fall Senior Session at Shawnee Mission Park right outside of Kansas City! We were able to sneak in four outfits for this session! I honestly love when my seniors want to incorporate their own style in a variety of ways during the time we spend together shooting!
At Shawnee Mission Park we started underneath the trees where the perfect amount of leaves had fallen and given Ariel the best area to work in! Her first outfit was dressy but comfortable! I love that it found that perfect sweet spot between trendy and timeless. That white and denim combo is a fav.
But we couldn’t leave this Fall Senior session without adding in a bit of spice to her outfits! Check out that INSANE red dress she brought!! She brought the fire to add the perfect amount of flare to this session! I love all my seniors that come to me for their sessions! It’s such an exciting time in their lives, and it’s fun to document that. We laugh, joke around and just have the best time! It makes me so grateful to be a Kansas Senior Photographer!!
Thank you Ariel for the best evening!!