While I love photography in lush natural settings… there is something extra special about the historic districts we have here in Kansas City. This past weekend I met Breely, Brandon and little Elliott down at our Historic West Bottoms district for a family and smash cake session. Sweet little Elliott celebrated her first birthday with friends and family a few weeks before, so she already had a little bit of practice under her belt.
We beat the heat that day, and enjoyed a stroll through some of the streets… What I love about this area is it feels like you’ve almost stepped back in time. Remnants of the past, from a time when this area was really booming. A little birdie had told me that one of Elliott’s great-grandpas even worked down in that area many years ago; which makes this family session extra sweet.
If you haven’t been to the West Bottoms in a while, you really should check it out. There are many new and exciting changes happening to the area. It’s really coming alive with shops, bars and businesses. I foresee a lot more good things coming to that area in the future.
Enjoy a few of my favorites from this urban classic family session.
Cue the cuteness! It feels like yesterday that I was shooting little miss Mae's newborn photos. This gorgeous family have been clients of mine since... well the beginning! Nothing makes me happier when I get to share a history with my photography families. I was blessed to be a part of another moment in their life as we hiked through Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs. This gorgeous conservation area is filled with trails, woods, fields and a pretty cool education center. We spent a wonderful hour together and took many amazing shots. Enjoy!
Welcome to the world baby Harold! Kara and Samuel welcomed a new addition to their family in late spring. This little guy is only a month old, but as you can see he's a very serious and adorable little guy! His big brother Edmund is not ready to give up the limelight, he really gave us a run for our money... as toddlers always do! We managed to squeeze a few smiles out of him – and it’s worth every silly dance I performed. They are both such smart and sweet little boys.
For this session we ended up taking advantage of the weather clearing up after a raining morning and had some fun in a beautiful green space down the street in their neighborhood. Enjoy the photos and these two cuties. :)