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Our Spring Tree Tradition

Well, hi there strangers! It's been quite awhile since I've written. I'm sorry about that and I promise to be better about it. I've mentioned many times that we live across the street from a 1600 acre park. It's amazing. We've created so many memories there already in our 3.5 years in this house and … Continue reading Our Spring Tree Tradition

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The No Party Birthday

October is a big birthday month around here. We have TWO October birthdays in this house alone, plus tons of friends and family who also were born in the best month of the year. When our kids were little, like really little, we had the traditional birthday parties for them each year.  All of our … Continue reading The No Party Birthday

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October: 10-on-10 | Kansas City Family Photography

It's already October. It's my favorite month of the year. Fall is officially here.  I figure it's about time to do a "this was our summer" type of post. Am I too late for that? I think maybe this unrelenting rain we've had for the last 4+ days might have some people wishing for summer … Continue reading October: 10-on-10 | Kansas City Family Photography

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Family Adventure | Cider Hill Family Orchard | Kansas City Family Photographer

It's not official, but I feel like fall is here. A tell tale sign that we've shifted to fall is that it's actually cooler in the shade.  Kansas summers are brutal with heat and humidity, the only salvation is air conditioning. So, even though we're still hitting 80 degrees, you can now get some relief … Continue reading Family Adventure | Cider Hill Family Orchard | Kansas City Family Photographer

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Aug 10-on-10 | Nelson-Atkins Museum | Kansas City Family Photography

It's pushing into the middle of August. Summer is fading. SCHOOL STARS TODAY! What?! I had so many big ideas. So many plans. All these wonderful adventures and fun we'd have this summer. Yep, that didn't happen. It never does. We mostly just survived with some fun mixed in. There were a few big things … Continue reading Aug 10-on-10 | Nelson-Atkins Museum | Kansas City Family Photography

The Hour-by-Hour Photography Project

Over the last few years I've completed a 365 project; one photo everyday for a whole year.  While I've loved all the little everyday moments I was able to capture during those projects, this year I wanted to try something a little different. Something that would still allow me to capture our story, but also … Continue reading The Hour-by-Hour Photography Project

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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

Does this closing mean we all officially have to grow up now? I'm a Toys 'R Us kid. I always will be. It feels like a little part of my childhood is dying. Back in March, when they first announced Toys 'R Us was closing, I took tiny many over for a visit. I thought maybe … Continue reading I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

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Adventure Day | Gieringer’s Orchard | Kansas City Family Photography

Well, hello there, strangers! Sorry it's been so long. We've been busy doing summer. Baseball games, baseball practice, cheerleading practice, camps, the lake, exploring, swimming. All of it. I really haven't had a moment to sit down and share it all in awhile, but here I am! We went blueberry picking on Friday morning and … Continue reading Adventure Day | Gieringer’s Orchard | Kansas City Family Photography

Adventure Day | Mill Creek | Kansas City Family Photography

Family adventures have become a weekly staple for us. We're exploring all the magical parts of our city. I love documenting these moments. To me, this is the real. This is the important type of Kansas City Family Photography. A moment. A memory my kids can look back at and remember all the details of … Continue reading Adventure Day | Mill Creek | Kansas City Family Photography

10 on 10 April 2018 {Adventure Day: The Art of the Brick}

Just before Easter, the kiddos had a day off of school.  We had been wanting to take them down to Union Station to check out the Art of the Brick exhibit for awhile, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.  It is a traveling exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya that has been all over the … Continue reading 10 on 10 April 2018 {Adventure Day: The Art of the Brick}