Photographing friends is hard

I love to photograph people. In my photo business, I shoot family photos, senior portraits, baby and maternity photos ~ capturing moments that I feel privileged to document. But photographing my friends — the pressure is on! I’m confidant shooting candids, but portraits make me nervous. When it all comes together on a perfect fall afternoon with a beautiful family, nothing could be sweeter. I love capturing photo moments!

New adventure

Nothing like a new adventure to get the adrenaline flowing! So many people have asked about getting ceramic photo tiles from me that I’m going into business with my tiles. I will be setting up shop at First Fridays in the Crossroads, downtown Kansas City. And as soon as I get all the shelves I need, I will be going to area Arts & Crafts festivals. My ceramic photo tiles are a fun and different way to display a photo ~ mine or yours. Best of all, I’ll come take photos of your pet in their environment and make a tile from our photo shoot! Send me a note for prices. I look forward to tiling photos for you.

 

Butterfly Beauty

Sometimes patience and persistence works in a photographer’s favor. After spending two hours wandering around the butterfly room at Powell Gardens, I was the only visitor left in the room. I was talking with the monitor and told her I was happy with my photos, but I didn’t have a good one of the blue butterfly. She pointed to the corner and said if I was careful, I could go behind the bushes because the blue ones liked to gather there. Ahhhhh nice, I shot photos until closing time. Thanks for the access.

Portrait scouting downtown

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Downtown Kansas City is such an amazing place to scout for photo locations. Every corner, every alley, every building has its own personality. I wish I had a studio space down there. I’m afraid I wouldn’t get much work done, however, I would be too busy roaming the streets playing with light and texture. I am looking forward to taking some portraits in the area, maybe even some urban fashion.¬†

Visual treasures in First Fridays

First Fridays in the Crossroads are photographer’s heaven. The colors, the people, the textures, all mashed together with lovely evening light. Such a rich tapestry¬†of people, smells, and sounds as crowds pass back and forth. Street performers busk for tips, street artists beckon to customers, food trucks line the streets as crowds pass back and forth. There’s a visual treasure around every corner.