Monthly Archives: May 2013
Stephanie came to me with the same request as my prior blog post with Stephen; needing pictures for the three books she has written or is in the process of writing. She really wanted to capture the essence of her writing within her portraits for each book, which made for a creative and fun session. One of her novels is a young adult book that is a historical fiction/fantasy story about a very young William Shakespeare. As you’ll be able to see in the pictures, we photographed two very different looks for potential uses to promote this story. The second novel is about a girl in a small town without a grocery store who has to teach herself how to cook to changer her life. The third is a cookbook that is based off of one of Stephanie’s blogs called Gretel’s Oven. Gretel also has an etsy shop, which is about a fairytale bakery that is run by a fairy tale person that you never actually see, hence the pictures not showing Stephanie’s face. I definitely will not be the first to attest to the quality pies this talented lady makes, as I was lucky enough to take one home. Let’s just say that strawberry pie didn’t last very long and I did manage to share 2 forkfuls with the boyfriend, which is better than none at all. Her cute cat, Mr. Whiskers, also snuck in for a few glamor shots, showing off his green eyes and unique left freckled whisker spot. Fingers crossed that all three get picked up and published!
Stephen reached out to me looking to get some portrait shots to accompany a novel he has written. Stephen’s novel, A Plot for Pridemore, is a darkly humorous tale about a struggling Missouri town that puts itself on the map by inventing a made-for-cable-news crisis. The book won the 2012 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction and will be published by Mercer University Press in the summer of 2014.
We started the session down at the River Market and ended at this beautiful and historic Colonnade. The range of textures and backdrops combined with a laid-back, easy-going guy, made this a fun session on a perfect spring day.
This wedding was the definition of a fiesta, with bright & happy colors, margaritas on the rocks, cold Coronas, tacos, guacamole, laughter, dancing, banjo strummin’, double bass slappin’ and one of the funniest, sweetest and most memorable ceremonies officiated by one of their dear friends. This couple and family knows how to throw a party! Elizabeth from Kansas and Zack from Missouri (note her necklace), wedded in the town they graduated. Elizabeth, a ridiculously talented NYC freelance illustrator and lettering artist, brought out all the creative stops with all the details throughout the day as you can see throughout the pictures. Their stunning cake was designed by one of their friends, given no direction other than the wedding invitation that Elizabeth had designed. Elizabeth’s clarinet teacher from college even played for their special day. The Cider Gallery, which opened its doors for business the night before, was a perfect backdrop for their celebration and I was honored to have been part of their special, big day! Congratulations, Elizabeth and Zack!
The Vow Exchange had their grand opening the first Friday of May and what a fun debut of this fantastic new space that has opened up in the Crossroads. It’s a new way to wed in Kansas City. Think Vegas-style chapel with a rustic, yet urban, mid-western charm. With various packages, you can have an intimate and beautiful wedding at a ridiculously reasonable price that won’t blow your budget, no matter what kind of budget you have to work with. I’m excited and honored to have been asked to be the photographer to capture any couple who chooses to have their wedding professionally documented. The space, located at 2005 Campbell street, Kansas City MO, was officially broken in with pretty ladies dressed in vintage dresses and accessories from Donna’s Dress Shop, an appearance by Elvis, a few bottles of bubbly, guitar strumming and good company. Cheers to a great space and many beautiful moments ahead! Now go check it out!
Amy came to me wanting some fresh, updated professional pictures, as she is a Neurology MS Clinical Specialist who also teaches yoga to MS patients. We did a range of photos for her to use to help build clientele and awareness on her expertise and knowledge when it comes to working with patients, as she helps them to form a multidisciplinary approach looking at their whole life and how it impacts the management of their disease. Amy did a whole routine and I realized quickly that my flexibility lacks greatly after watching her get into some very difficult poses. Bonus for her, she not only got her workout in for the day, but I think we got some great shots of this beautiful and very talented lady.