Lee’s Summit | Lifestyle | Fahle

Welcome to the world little Miss Nadine.

I COULD NOT help myself…needed to include the many facial expressions of this child.  Hilarious!

Vanessa…you have never looked more beautiful!  Motherhood looks good on your girl!

Blue Steel.  Magnum.

One more for ya.  HAHAHA!

And here’s a tribute photo to their engagement session.

Sunflower Fields | Family | Grosdidier

Ok folk.  This is one of my favorite families of all time.  It’s been a hot minute since the last time I’ve photographed them, so it’s with great awe to see how much they’ve grown.  These kids, who most of them I’ve known since they were born, are HUGE now!  Oh…and let me not forget the wonderful woman who worked hard to lay a thick guilt trip and get the family all together for this session.  Karla!  This was a special birthday treat for her.  Happy Birthday!

Right here…this is #lifegoals.  I love how they love each other.  So sweet!I sort of went crazy with the funny GIFS on this session.  Couldn’t help myself.  I love them all so much and they crack me up!This right here…this is pretty much exactly me/my daughter/ my son.  Yup.Ladies…I think we can all relate to this visual analogy of dealing with husbands.Once upon a time, these ladies made me work a little harder to capture their cute faces.  Now…with a little help from Grandpa acting like a barnyard animal behind me…SUCCESS!  Thanks Grandpa!RAWRRRR!!!  Good lookin’ family alert!And…this family.  This is where it all started.  This loud-mouthed, super awesome girl I worked with in the Dean’s office in college was engaged for like a decade (slightly exaggerated, but not much, haha) and she saw something in my photography…enough to invite me and my camera to her wedding.  Thus a long friendship was born.  <3These kids pretty much explode with personality.  Just sayin’.
Oh…and…this.  I’m going to keep this image forever on the internet.  This superstar swimmer will hopefully remember me when he’s famous and maybe let me photograph his photo for the Wheaties box.

Kansas City | Family | Lackeys

Round 4

That’s right.  4th Pregnancy.  Kyle and Ashley are insane!

But their insanity looks adorable!  I cannot even accurately count how many times I’ve photographed them and their growing family…but this was one for the records.  They went from struggling to start a family to having 4 babies!  Craziness.  So happy for this gang.

Well ladies and gentleman…what you have seen thus far was about 10 minutes of shooting.  My camera was just getting warmed up…everyone was looking lovely…we were about to soak ourselves in some beautiful natural light for even more sweet family pictures…but Victor decided he was done.  To make sure he got the point across…well…he let mom know.OMG!  EW!  …though the session was done, Ashley’s humor was not.  And, if you have had kids or are currently raising kids…you are nodding your head in solidarity.  Life happens.  You just have to go with it.Congrats to the Lackey family on the newest member of the family!

Kansas City | Lifestyle | William

Meet William.

Newest member of the Denton house…and much less furry than the other children of the home.

Here’s the other children of the home. See…much furrier.Although, I do adore William’s hair.  It’s such a beautiful color and he’s got plenty of it.He’s even got a little fuzzy mustache!  And he’s already got attitude towards Dad. HAHALOVE BABY BOTTOMS!Um…yeah…did I mention the attitude towards Dad?  Well here’s some more photographic proof.No better honor than to have wedding clients turn into lifelong clients and friends.  It’s always surreal to me to watch two people create a home and grow a family.  It happens everyday…it happened to me…but it’s still captivating when you really let it sink in. It’s an awesome thing to experience.

Congratulations Ben & Jessica!  You’ve made such a beautiful home and baby.  Thanks for inviting me to document another big milestone.

Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary | Lifestyle | Liam

Well it looks like Brooke (Aka:  Tiny) finally got tired of being the tiniest…and made herself a tiny human.

Meet Liam.

I met this cute-giggly-tiny-24-yr-old Brooke in this Paramedic Program in 2015…and now she’s this even-more-cute-giggly-tiny-26-yr-old Mother.  Two years feels like such a very short time to have so many big life changes.  Motherhood definitely looks good on her though.  Makes me happy to see her happy.
A kick to the face….literally.
If this kid’s smile doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will.
Him: “What do we do with our hands?”

Me: “Hold hands.”

Him:  “What do we do with our arms?”

Me:  “Whatever feels natural.”

…um…sorry Brooke.  HAHAHA
Sometimes you just need to put a plug in it. HAHAHAI thought I was being clever by scheduling this session for the morning.  Beat the summer heat.  …well, we beat the triple digit temperatures but not the humidity.  OH THE HAIR!!!!
Yeah Liam…I’m right there with you.  That’s how I feel about Nature, too.  Lots of Ew.And this is the face I received by the end of the HOT session.  Someone is not amused.  CRACKS ME UP THOUGH!!!!Congrats Tiny to your sweet Teeny Tiny!