Little Glenn just wanted to cuddle at his newborn session…he really wasn’t interested in being posed. He would finally calm down if he had his pacifier in – we kept calling it Wubanub (and I would call out “Wubanub!” just like a doctor would call out “Scalpel!”) – but would be so sad when we took it out. He finally really fell asleep hard and we were able to get the last poses out of him pretty easily and quickly. Big sister Eleanor was a hoot! At some point, she became the photographer. She was taking the photos. She was in charge. She decided when we were done haha. I just love this family and am so excited for their awesome new addition!
I photographed the King family for the first time a few weeks ago, and they came out to the homestead for their session. We’d had to reschedule once due to weather, and this day was warm and mosquitoey! We started out strong, but lost some of the kiddos attention for the second half so we rolled with it and made the session short and sweet. Enjoy some of my favorites!
I had the opportunity to go over to the Harting’s house a couple of weeks ago to do their family photos in Grandma and Grandpa’s backyard. It was a big, gorgeous yard and had lots of pretty spots for photos! I took newborn photos of the youngest member in this family back in May and it was fun to see how much she’d grown. Thanks to the Hartings for being so hospitable!
The Wessel family just got a new puppy, and they brought her along to our session and she is just the CUTEST! It was so much fun to include her in some of the photos and she did really well with the boys…you can tell they love her so much. Momma Leslie took all the advice included in my new “What to Wear” guide that I send out to clients, and these outfits were amazing! Everyone take notes! So much love and so much energy in this session, enjoy!
So crazy to think this little man is already 6 months old! It was a super warm day, but we had fun at his 6 month session earlier this month, and got a couple sweet smiles from him…though he was more interested in eating sticks and dirt, haha. Big brother Blake did really well for photos too, they are such cute little brothers! Great seeing this family and capturing this milestone for them!
What a beautiful family. The last time I photographed these people, it was about 7 years ago and they were two less people. Their engagement session is still one of my favorites, and I was so excited to hear from them recently and to photograph their family. And now this homestead session is one of my new favorites! The genuine love, joy, and excitement for life they have is contagious, and their journey hasn’t been easy. Instead of telling you their story myself, I googled them, and found this article + video that you HAVE to see. It is sure to put a big ol’ smile on your face. Thank you Wahlgrens for an amazing evening. Hope to do it again soon!
Such a cute little family! I hadn’t met the Gardiner family before their homestead session, and I fell instantly in love. They got out of their car with the cutest coordinated outfits and a bunch of awesome kiddos. Little Rosie was a hit with everyone, and it was easy to photograph her sweet little personality through a myriad of funny faces. Thanks to this family for letting me take these…it was awesome to meet you!
Macy and Conner’s rainy wedding day back in April was one for the books! It literally rained the entire day without letting up at all. But these two were so awesome at rolling with the punches, and totally willing to expose their wedding attire to the elements. We started at the Ambassador in downtown Wichita for getting ready photos, and then went over to the church where they had their first look and some family photos. After their ceremony, we took the party bus to a nearby location with these gorgeous blooming pink trees and over to the Boathouse to take advantage of the covered white porch for photos. Then it was on to the reception where there was tons of good food, dessert, laughing, dancing, and fun for the rest of the night. Congrats to these lovebirds, and thank you for allowing Adam and I to capture your day! See the film Adam made of their big day, linked at the end.
Church: University Congregational
Reception: Round Barn Ranch
Videographer: Adler Grey Videography
DJ: KC Flo
Caterer: Culinary Catering
Isn’t Oakley such a cool name? Such a sweet baby, but a bit of a toughie for photos! He didn’t want to sleep…I think he just didn’t want to miss out on anything, ha! Mom and Dad wanted baseball props and whenever we’d put him with the props, he’d get mad at us. Oakley’s big sisters are AMAZING and so enamored with him. They did so well with their photos and then went outside to play while Oakley finished up. After sister photos were done, and the studio was a little quieter, mom fed him a few times and he zonked out. He really liked his pacifier, it would calm him most of the time when he got upset in a pose. I’m so happy we were able to finally get him comfy in the baseball props, I love how they turned out!
I have photographed part of this family many many times over the years, but I think it had been over 9 years since we had gotten the whole bunch together in front of my camera. It was an awesome evening with them…no shortage of laughing and energy to get the little ones to focus, haha. Excited to have another session with part of them later this week!