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happy habitat by karrie kaneda

you’ve seen happy habitat by karrie kaneda on the blog before.  i had the pleasure of working with karrie again when she called to say she was in need of new images for a couple of upcoming blog features.  we chose an outdoor location for our last shoot.  this time, i went to her studio to capture her in her element.

karrie designs the most amazing, colorful, and eco-friendly textiles.  everything is machine-washable and items range from 50×60″ throws to iPad sleeves.  i absolutely love karrie’s work – i have one of her throws in my bedroom and showcase a few of her pillow covers during the holidays.

i would be remiss if i didn’t thank the best assistant ever.  miss phoebe did an excellent job of holding our calls and taking messages while we worked.  phoebe, give me a call when your parents tell you its time to get a job!

i always look forward to opportunities when i can connect with and promote other local, small businesses.  karrie inspires me on so many levels – she is a mom, a small business owner, and an entrepreneur at heart.  be sure to look for happy habitat by karrie kaneda blog features on made in the middle and meg biram.

makeup by sarah dilks, beauty stylist at nordstrom oak park

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baby blythe | kansas city newborn photographer

i’ve known this beautiful mama for about three years. when we met she owned an amazing boutique at town center plaza called 3 house and we worked together on a couple of fashion shoots, including one for her life magazine. during that shoot, cassi was strictly behind the scenes so you can imagine my excitement when i heard that she was expecting and i would finally have her in front of my camera. she and her loving husband welcomed a darling baby girl on new year’s eve and i was delighted to have them at the studio for newborn photos.

baby blythe was pretty alert for the first part of our shoot and even surprised us by holding up her head in this photo with daddy.

i’m such a sucker for babies and their daddy’s. and this daddy is such a sucker for his baby.

cassi has impeccable style and fell in love with this eco-friendly baby blanket from happy habitat by karrie kaneda so we decided to work it in on a few shots.

and once we got this little lady to sleep she was soooo good to me. we were able to get quite a variety of poses to show off all the sweet little details. she may be young but she’s already got quite the wardrobe, including this adorable hat her daddy picked out for her.

cassi and j.f., you are beyond blessed and i am honored that you chose me to capture such a precious time in your lives. i can’t wait to have you all in front of my camera again.

until next time,


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mini session – the narciso family

the narcisos are a family i always look forward to working with. heidi knows just what to wear for family portraits. she always hits it out of the park with wardrobe and the kids…oh, these kids! they are so good to me. they’re some of the sweetest kids i’ve ever worked with.

here are a few favorites from our recent holiday mini session.

i discovered this gorgeous location at the very end of the holiday season and loved it. we’ll definitely be shooting again here next year.

we are currently working on 2015 mini session dates. now to get on the list and we’ll notify you when the details are finalized.

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mary – kansas city senior portraits

it’s no secret that i love to shoot senior portraits. it’s not just the clothes and the hair and the makeup…of course that part is fun, but what i really love is the anticipation of what’s to come for them.

i love meeting these young women who are about to head out into the world to discover who they are and what they want to do with their lives. mary is such a beautiful young lady and i can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.

this series in front of the kansas city skyline is one of my favorites.

mary, i wish you all the best as you finish up your senior year and head off to college. you’re a strong, wise, lovely young woman and i know you’ll do great things!

mary’s hair and makeup by the super talented gina ciaccio-holmberg

until next time,


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