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The Kent Family | KS State Capitol | Family Photographer | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

August 02, 2022 - Marsha won this session from a silent auction to raise money for a hospice foundation near our home. She and her family...
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Meet Your Photographer | Carrie Sunday | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

March 03, 2022 - I think that most everyone on my client list either knows me in real life - or knows someone who knows me. There probabl...
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Before and After | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

February 06, 2022 - I always think it is so fun to see the shot that comes out of the camera versus what is delivered to the client. Laura...
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Best of 2021 | Overbrook, Kansas Family Photographer

January 31, 2022 - January is over already. It's so hard to believe that. This past year was the busiest and full of the most growth. I c...
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Tips for Preparing Your Husband For a Portrait Session | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

August 26, 2021 - For some of us, preparing our husbands for the family photo session is as exhausting as preparing the kids. If your husb...
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Amber and Ethan | Pomona Lake | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

August 03, 2021 - Families like these are the reason that I love being a family photographer. Amber first contacted me to do their family...
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Reagan | First Grade | Back To School Photo Shoot | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

August 25, 2020 - My kiddo is nervous about going about to school. I am nervous about her going back to school. We're all making the best...
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Karson | 6 months | Overbrook Lake| Overbrook, Kansas Family Photographer

August 12, 2020 - Let me tell you about Karson. He didn't get newborn photos because Co-VID was just about in full swing by that time, and...
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Celena M. | Washburn Rural High School 2021 Senior | Topeka, Kansas Senior Photographer

August 09, 2020 - Now that I am finally getting caught up on blogging, I can put up Celena's senior session! Celena's dad is my cousin, an...
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Warning : We're Gonna Get Weird

May 10, 2020 - If you've ever had me as a photographer, you know I talk baby talk. I chase toddlers (not to be scary, I swear). I make...
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Including Your Pet | Carrie L. Sunday Photography | Overbrook, KS Photographer

February 28, 2020 - If you are planning on bringing a pet to your session, I am all for it! Since my sessions are all shot outside, it gives...
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How to Get Those Real Smiles | Carrie L. Sunday Photography | Northeast Kansas Photographer

February 26, 2020 - Kids are completely unpredictable. They can be so adorable and easy going and laughing uncontrollably one minute, and th...
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Dear Reagan,

August 15, 2019 - Dear Reagan, Summer is almost over & here we are, looking for school clothes and making sure your sleep schedule is wor...
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5 Tips to Prepare Your Kids for a Photo Session

July 31, 2019 - I have said it before, and I'll say it again. And probably will again and again and again in the future, but portrait se...
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Capturing Our Summer - Summer Bucket List

June 26, 2019 - If you're like me, you need a list for everything. Like, everything. I always make a list of fun things to do every seas...
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5 Tips on Choosing Clothes for Your Session

June 18, 2019 - The number one question I always get asked is “What should we wear?” It’s what is on the forefront of most moms’ minds w...
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Before and After | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

June 05, 2019 - Sometimes you get a client who needs very little direction or styling or posing, and all that needs to be adjusted are a...
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52 Weeks Mid-Year Check In | Topeka, Kansas Family Photographer

May 24, 2019 - Okay I am going to admit that I have gotten a bit off course with my 52 Weeks Project. I am currently 2 weeks behind! Bu...
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Reagan | Week 16 | 52 Weeks | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

April 23, 2019 - One of her favorite places of all time is the library, and I'm not even mad about it. I could hang out there all day too...
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Reagan | Week 15 | 52 Weeks | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

April 23, 2019 - Reagan's best buddy, Bradley, and his momma made her this bracelet. She loves it, but still says that boys are smelly. <...
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Reagan | Week 14 | 52 Weeks | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

April 23, 2019 - I couldn't pick just one for this week. We spent a good afternoon outdoors, playing in her playhouse. It was good for th...
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5 Things That Moms Worry About When Booking A Photo Session

April 19, 2019 - Let’s face it – rarely are dads booking family photos for their wife and kids. It’s the moms who do that sort of thing....
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Reagan | Week 13 | 52 Weeks | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

April 02, 2019 - We try new things on weekends to keep ourselves busy and minds working creatively. This past weekend was making sure tha...
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Reagan | 52 Weeks | Week 12 | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

March 29, 2019 - We've been fighting Influenza A over here & are ready for it to be overwith. Still got a smile out of her though.
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Missing Summer

March 06, 2019 - Is anyone else missing warm weather and evening sunshine and humidity? Maybe I am the only one, but I cannot hardly wai...
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Reagan | 52 Weeks | Week 9 | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

March 03, 2019 - There is never a thing as too many cupcakes or too many sprinkles or too many striped shirts in your closet.
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Reagan | 52 Weeks | Week 8 | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

February 25, 2019 - We are ready for some sunshine and no mud. We need to play outside to get some of this energy out! For now, we make bra...
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Kenzie | Senior 2020 | Santa Fe Trail High School | Overbrook, KS | Overbrook, KS Photographer

February 24, 2019 - A few months ago, Kenzie posted a photo of a red dress on Facebook that she through would be good for prom. When I saw i...
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Reagan | Week 7 | 52 Weeks | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

February 18, 2019 - Another weekend, another batch of cookies. She decided to camp out by the oven to watch them this time.
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Reagan | 52 Weeks | Week 5 | Topeka, Kansas Photography

February 11, 2019 - Our second photo from Disney for this project, but since we were there over two half weeks, I'm using one of my favorite...
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Reagan | 52 Weeks Challenge | Week 4 | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

February 03, 2019 - I am cheating a little bit this week because we spent the entire week in Florida at Disney World. I left my "big camera"...
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My Favorite Workspaces | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

January 23, 2019 - If there is one thing I have learned about being a business owner, it is that self-discipline is one of the biggest trai...
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Reagan | 52 Weeks | Week 3 | Topeka, KS Photographer

January 22, 2019 - Sometimes I get in a creative rut & need something to pull me out. This weekend, it was Reagan and her NEED to bake cook...
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Reagan | 52 Weeks | Kansas Family Photographer

January 16, 2019 - You are learning so much right before my eyes. Like, when did you learn to draw a heart? And, with wings? And that bubb...
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52 Weeks Project.

January 08, 2019 - Week 1. Reagan has been sick with a cough and cold and congestion. She is finally feeling better and is back to her wit...
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2019 is going to be a big one | Carrie L. Sunday Photography | Topeka, KS Photographer

January 01, 2019 - Another year is here, guys. And I am ready. I have grown so much in 2018, had the busiest year yet in my business, and...
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Dear Reagan,

December 13, 2018 - I’ve been slacking a little bit on these letters, haven’t I? I am sorry I have been working so much, but thankfully we a...
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Color Versus Black & White | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

December 04, 2018 - I never can pick between color and black and white photos. I tend to love both for different reasons, usually the way th...
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The Sowers Family | Family Session | Topeka, Kansas Family Photographer | Ted Ensley Gardens

November 26, 2018 - When we first moved to Overbrook, I didn't know many people. The few I did know were from my day job, and since we live...
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Gabe | Senior 2019 | Topeka, KS Senior Photographer | Second Session

November 05, 2018 - Gabe brought the family along for his second senior session, and I don't know who was more thrilled: me or his mom. Jani...
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Last 90 days! | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

October 16, 2018 - I am going to admit it right here. Sometimes this business is hard. Not because the work is hard, but because it is hard...
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52 Weeks | Topeka, KS Photographer

October 08, 2018 - Because I can't possibly choose just one of my little lady.
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52 weeks!

September 02, 2018 - I am going to be honest here, and say I have no idea what week number we should be on. 29 maybe? I don't know, but here'...
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Before and After | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

August 02, 2018 - It's always fun to see what happens behind the scenes on a photo shoot. What a client sees versus what a photographer se...
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The Anguiano Family | Ted Ensley Gardens | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

July 23, 2018 - Ashley emailed me one day wanting to set up a session because her brother, Nick, his wife Katie and their new baby were...
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Little Ways to Flatter Yourself in a Portrait Session | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

July 18, 2018 - Sometimes it's hard to schedule those family photos because you don't feel quite yourself, quite thin enough or pretty e...
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How I Help My Clients Pick Their Favorite Images | Topeka, KS Family Photographer

July 05, 2018 - An hour doesn’t seem like a long time in the grand scheme of a day, but when you are doing a family shoot, an hour can p...
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Chelsea + Alan | Topeka, Kansas | Topeka Wedding Photographer

April 21, 2018 - Chelsea has always been one the quietest and shiest people I know so when her mom, my first cousin, called me to photogr...
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Sheri + Neil | Dover, Kansas | Wedding Photographer

April 17, 2018 - Sheri and I have become the "team" of women in the quality department at our day job. It's us two and a bunch of guys....
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15/52.

April 13, 2018 - I'm a day early with this one! My great aunt, Thelma, is very sick, and she gave these socks to Reagan a few weeks ago.
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5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for a Portrait Session

April 08, 2018 - I have said it before, and I'll say it again. And probably will again and again and again in the future, but portrait se...
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13/52.

April 01, 2018 - Reagan woke up to Play Doh, bubbles, candy, and crayons. Easter is not a huge holiday in our household, but she does get...
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12/52.

March 31, 2018 - I'm a week behind. But I'll be caught up tomorrow.:)
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11/52.

March 18, 2018 - We took advantage of the semi-decent weather this week to get outside and snap some photos. Reagan collected pine cones...
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10/52.

March 13, 2018 - Reagan loves to watch tv just before bedtime to relax, and thankfully it usually helps lull her to sleep.
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8/52.

February 25, 2018 - It's been a long weekend. There was lots of whining and not enough sleep. We managed to get a quick afternoon project in...
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7 Tips for Preparing for Your Spring Session | Topeka, KS Photographer

February 23, 2018 - I've gone ahead and given you some tips to ensure your day is stress free and flawless for your spring session. Listen u...
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7/52.

February 18, 2018 - Bath time is always your favorite. You come out with wrinkly fingers and toes, wet hair and goosebumps. Your giggles ma...
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6/52.

February 11, 2018 - Candyland on a Sunday morning.
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5/52.

February 04, 2018 - While most people were getting ready for Super Bowl parties, I was trying to convince my girl that Daddy was in fact jus...
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6 Stress Relieving Tips to NOT Have a Mental Breakdown During Your Session | Topeka, KS Photographer

January 30, 2018 - Family pictures are great – they help you create and remember fond memories of your loving family. However, this day can...
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4/52.

January 27, 2018 - I am going to be honest here. I hate stickers. I wish I would have found this sheet before you did so that I didn't have...
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4 Items to Bring if You're Including Your Pet | Topeka, KS Photographer

January 09, 2018 - If you are planning on bringing a pet to your session, we are more than happy to have you do that. We love furry friends...
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Tips for Preparing Your Husband For a Portrait Session | Topeka, KS Photographer

January 04, 2018 - For some of us, preparing our husbands for the family photo session is as exhausting as preparing the kids. If your husb...
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5 Tips for Starting Your Own Personal Project

October 09, 2017 - Being a professional photographer can be draining. Don't get me wrong - I love what I do - but being a creative entrepre...
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41/52.

October 09, 2017 - It's fall. Pumpkins, apple cider, pumpkin candles. It's my favorite time for Reagan projects.
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39/52.

October 09, 2017 - Skittle face. Messy hair. Movies until nap.
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Gia | Lake Shawnee Ted Ensley Gardens Topeka, KS | Topeka, Kansas Photographer

September 21, 2017 - Life is funny in many ways. It can bring people into our circle by chance that otherwise we wouldn't find. I found Pris...
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Using Pinterest to Plan Your Session | Topeka, KS Photographer

August 17, 2017 - Most of us know what Pinterest is. Quite a few of us use it for either inspiration, funny quotes, or an easy recipe to m...
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Chloe and Bella | Lake Shawnee, Ted Ensley Gardens | Topeka, KS Photographer

August 10, 2017 - I do almost all of my portrait sessions in the evenings, an hour or so before the sun is to set, to catch that golden li...
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29/52.

July 23, 2017 - Reagan and I had such a good day yesterday. We fed the geese, played at the park, and went to the public library for som...
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28/52.

July 16, 2017 - Reagan loves dresses. All dresses, really, but the better the twirl, the more she loves it. And let's not even get star...
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27/52.

July 09, 2017 - Lately, Reagan and I have been busy. With Greg working a lot (hail season is feast or famine, really), we have been taki...
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Father's Day Surprise | Barbara + her girls | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

June 18, 2017 - Now that the secret is out & Corey has seen the pictures below, I can post them! It is always hard to keep such great ph...
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22/52.

June 09, 2017 - Here we are, the crazy-haired twins. I don't regularly get my photo taken and certainly didn't plan on it today (obviou...
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My Favorite Topeka Portrait Locations | Topeka, KS Photographer

June 08, 2017 - Sometimes when I get inquiries about portrait sessions,, the client knows exactly where they want to go. Other times, I...
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21/52.

June 04, 2017 - The sun comes through the sky lights in our dining room and kitchen, and immediately it warms the whole house. Reagan gr...
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Everyday Life Is Beautiful. | Topeka, KS Lifestyle Photographer

May 26, 2017 - My 52 Weeks project is on this blog probably more than any other subjects. I love it. I love capturing such real moments...
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20/52.

May 21, 2017 - Mud boots are all the rage at our house lately. Reagan has been waiting and waiting for "muddy puddles" and watching for...
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19/52.

May 17, 2017 - Just a couple of girls in pretty dresses getting dirty.
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The Kreutzer Family | Great Plains Nature Center| Wichita, KS | Family Time

May 11, 2017 - Sometimes life works in funny ways. It brings people to you who you can become great friends with, and ones that you can...
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18/52.

May 07, 2017 - Reagan and I had our monthly "girls day" together, and it was probably one of my favorites so far. I took her to see Be...
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17/52.

April 30, 2017 - I have been planning a "princess" set up for Reagan for quite a while, and even though it didn't turn out QUITE like I h...
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16/52.

April 24, 2017 - It's been a challenging few weeks. As Reagan nears 3 years old, she grows more headstrong, and we butt heads. I always r...
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15/52.

April 17, 2017 - I have a lot more than just one photo for this week. We had a little adventure outside last week, looking for lilac bush...
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14/52.

April 10, 2017 - She's been wanting a guitar all week. I don't know why, but she has. Of course, my mom found one at the thrift store, an...
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Jordan | Senior 2017 | Seaman High School | Topeka, KS Senior Photographer

April 10, 2017 - When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had to be put on bed rest at around 30 weeks. In the hospital even. It was a lon...
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James and Emily | Seniors | 2017 | Topeka, KS Senior Photographer

April 07, 2017 - James and Emily are twins. Not identical (duh). They are also my niece and nephew. We have been sorta planning their se...
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13/52.

April 03, 2017 - I have been able to spend a lot of time with Reagan lately during normal "working" hours because my job gives me a littl...
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12/52.

March 28, 2017 - Tuesday already! Reagan and I spent most of the weekend at home, just hanging out while Greg was outside working on the...
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11/52.

March 20, 2017 - It was a really long weekend so I am a day behind in posting this, of course. I spent the weekend in Lawrence at the Ms...
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8/52.

February 26, 2017 - It was a pretty chill weekend around here. We are still working on potty training, but it has been going well. We bribe/...
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7/52.

February 19, 2017 - Maybe because she has felt like poo lately, but the whining. Oh, the whining. It is driving me crazy. It makes me want t...
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6/52.

February 12, 2017 - This week/weekend has been a semi-rough one. After battling the ear infection a few weeks ago, Reagan must've caught a b...
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5/52.

February 05, 2017 - It was a long weekend. It was a good weekend. After battling an ear infection and cough all week long, Reagan was final...
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We Love March of Dimes.

February 02, 2017 - Are you the mommy or daddy of a baby that was born early? I am. My little girl was born at 34 weeks and 5 days--almost...
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4/52.

January 30, 2017 - Playing "catch" by rolling her ball back and forth across our dining room table.
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3/52.

January 24, 2017 - This girl. She could live off bread if we let her. Whatever it takes to keep her happy.
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Momtographer: A New Blog Series

January 11, 2017 - Before anything else in my life, I am a mom. I spend my whole day at my day job thinking about my daughter, wondering wh...
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Personal Projects

December 17, 2016 - I used to have a personal blog. I wrote all sorts of things there. Poetry, rants, nonsensical essays, lists. Stuff that...
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Why I Love Photography

December 09, 2016 - Everyone has their thing. The thing that calms them down and relaxes them. Their anti-stress. For me, that's my camera....
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The Galyean Family | Family Time | Overbrook, Kansas Photographer

December 03, 2016 - Barbara and Corey are good people. You can just tell when you meet them. They're both on the volunteer fire department w...
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I am thankful...

November 23, 2016 - Every so often we come across a client that is so like us that we become friends. This year, I can say I have had severa...
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How To Dress For Your Family Session

November 21, 2016 - I always have clients asking me what they should wear, what looks good on camera, and if matchy matchy is cliche. I try...
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Producitivity In My Business.

November 17, 2016 - Being a business owner is tough work. And being a business owner who also holds a full-time job, plus raising a family f...
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Olivia | Sweetheart Sessions | Leglar Barn | Lenexa, Kansas

October 25, 2016 - Olivia is the daughter of my husband's first cousin, Karen, and we have talked multiple times about getting photos of he...
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The Basaldua Family | Family Time | Ted Ensley Gardens | Lake Shawnee

October 10, 2016 - I work at a production facility with about 150 guys and 15 women. I never talked much about my photography business at m...
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My Built-In Model

October 06, 2016 - When I found out I was pregnant at the end of 2013, I was ecstatic. Over the moon happy. And then, I was terrified. I re...
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Lesson Learned | Picking the Best Images

October 03, 2016 - I am going to admit something. I edit too many photos. Really, when I cull (choose the images to keep for galleries)...
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Where I Want To Be In 5 Years

October 01, 2016 - I have always had big goals and big dreams career-wise. I mean, I wanted to be the next Katie Couric for crying out loud...
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The Spilker Family | Family Time | Grinter Farms | Lawrence, KS

September 28, 2016 - Sometimes you come across those families that are so fun and so spunky and full of energy that you just can't wait to ed...
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4 Things to Avoid when Hiring a Photographer

September 26, 2016 - Hiring a photographer that fits you can be tricky business. Luckily, We scored gold with the first photographer, Chris G...
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The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

September 12, 2016 - Last weekend was the busiest I have ever had as a photographer. I knew going into it that I would be tired, and I was. B...
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Misconception: Backgrounds

September 01, 2016 - So many photos you see are in fields of flowers or big city streets. Pretty scenery is the norm in photography right now...
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Midwest Ability Summit

August 24, 2016 - We are gettin' down and dirty around here. This weekend is a big weekend for me. My first "showing" at a public event si...
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Five Things About Me

August 11, 2016 - I know that most of you who are going to read this already know me. Some of you are new, so welcome and hello! I think...
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Back To School Minis!

August 08, 2016 - Hey guys, on August 20th, I'll be hosting Back To School Mini Sessions at Lake Shawnee! For $70, you'll get a 25 minu...
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Being a Mom & Being a Photographer.

August 06, 2016 - When I began this business, it was small. Really small actually, with only a few bookings the first year. Slowly my mark...
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