Culture Xplorers, Broadway Roasting Company and the Executive Chef at The Farmhouse, teamed up for a sold-out event, exposing the culture, food, drinks, music and traditions of Peru. Held at Broadway Roasting Company on August 24th at 6pm, the owner of Culture Xplorers, Jim Kane, gave a “Scratch-the-surface” presentation on what it’s like to travel to Peru and be fully immersed with their culture. Be sure to check out this website to learn more about how you can travel to Peru and many other destinations, where you will have a very enriching experience. Alpacas even came to the event, where both children and adults were amused by their goofy smiles and sweet nature. Even if you weren’t able to make it to this event, you can still get a taste of Peru by visiting Broadway Roasting Company to get a bag of their collaboration coffee blend, where a portion of the proceeds go back to the people of Peru. Keep your eye open for similar upcoming events.
September 20th is the due date for this perfect baby bump, although the doctors wouldn’t be surprised if he or she decides to make their debut a little earlier than original plans. Yes, it will be a surprise, although Jared is routing for a fellow male companion, hence the presence of the blue shoes versus a more gender neutral option. The Whites are preparing for the arrival of their first baby, who also will be the first grandchild on both sides of the family. Needless to say, everyone is much anticipating the arrival of baby White to love on, stare at and of course what all grandparents inherently know how to do, spoil. With each passing day and the humidity continuing to fluctuate, it will be nice to get this show on the road so glowing-mom-to-be, Shannon, can comfortably wear her wedding ring and shoes again. Congrats on almost 9 months you three! Looking forward to meeting baby White!
The Kansas City band, Justin Andrew Murray, combining the likes of rock, blues, and pop, came to me wanting some photography for their up-coming album release, posters and additional promotional pieces. It was a fun, yet sweaty day for this shoot in July and I think we managed to get some good shots of these talented, good-lookin’ men and their sweet music makin’ instruments. Just like the band mimics in their sound, we managed to find some great texture and gritty backdrops for their fresh, young faces. Justin, at the young age of 24, has managed to create a sound that is uniquely his own. Be sure to keep your eye out for this up-and-coming music artist, playing at a local scene in the Kansas City metro.
I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph the family of one of my very first childhood friends while I was back home visiting with my family. The last time we saw each other, Taylor Rose was preparing to make her entrance into this world and I photographed the cute little baby bump that she was during a much more frigid time of the year, back in December 2011. How sweet is this cutie patootie in her pink dress with white bunnies and trees? We even managed to get a few shots with the family pup before we ventured too far from their home on these picture-perfect paths and fields. For all that hard work of smiling and being too stinkin’ cute, we finished the session off with swinging, which this little lady was pretty excited about. Such a blessed, beautiful family. Enjoy these sweet little moments!
This session came together because of a thoughtful husband who wanted to give the gift of photos of his children to his wife for Mother’s day. We gathered, grandparents too and headed to the Nelson for some fun family portraits on what was a distinctly hot and sweaty day in KC. These two silly, fun and adorable kiddos were troopers to get through the session with such toasty conditions and we captured some great moments of this family being themselves and playing together. By the end of the session, we all were on the ground, including myself, pretending to be superheros with various super powers that only a child could dream up. There is no doubt there is lots of love going around in this family and I hope these pictures will be cherished even more so, as this family prepares for their next adventure in a new place. Enjoy and best of luck on all the sweet memories and moments to come!
This was the first Vow Exchange wedding and what a gorgeous day it was for a short, simple and sweet ceremony between Matt & Elisha. This good-looking couple exchanged their vows in front of 20 of their closest friends and family members on the first Friday of June. Luckily the summer heat hadn’t kicked in quite yet, making it a very comfortable evening to open up the garage door for fresh air and sun. The beautiful fresh flower bouquet and boutonnieres were done by The Vintage Petal. Congratulations Matt and Elisha and to the owner, Kathryn, for orchestrating a successful first wedding at The Vow Exchange!