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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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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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Brilea | Seaman High School Senior | Class of 2022 | Overbrook, KS Family Photographer

October 26, 2021 - One of my favorite things about shooting senior portraits for girls is that I am able to make them feel like they are ha...
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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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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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Alley | Senior | Santa Fe Trail High School | Class of 2020

January 07, 2020 - Alley's mom, Ashlee, and I have known each other since we were 5. She is probably one of the first friends I ever rememb...
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Kenzie | Class of 2020 | Santa Fe Trail High School | Overbrook, KS

December 19, 2019 - I've known Kenzie for a long time. I had worked with her dad for almost 10 years when I needed a senior model for 2020,...
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Owen | West Franklin High School | Pomona, KS | Class of 2020

December 08, 2019 - When we moved to Overbrook, in the country, one of my favorite things (still is) is that we can't see any of our neighbo...
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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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Courtney | Senior 2020 | Lawrence, KS | Lawrence, KS Senior Photographer

July 31, 2019 - A big part of my business is hinged on word of mouth referrals. My clients telling their friends and family and recommen...
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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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Kenzie | Santa Fe Trail High School Senior 2020 | Overbrook, Kansas

May 21, 2019 - I have worked with Kenzie’s dad for almost 10 years so I have watched her grow from a little kid to an amazingly persist...
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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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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 | 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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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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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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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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Robby | Topeka West High School Class of 2019 | Topeka, KS Senior Photographer

November 20, 2018 - I've known Robby's dad for quite a while and did his older brother, Andy's senior photos last year. It is amazing to me...
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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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Jordyn | Seaman High School | Topeka, KS | Topeka, Kansas Senior Photographer | Class of 2019

October 25, 2018 - Jordyn is one of those girls that doesn't have to try to be beautiful because she just is. Trendy (I mean, teal hair!) a...
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Before and After | Cedar Lake | Olathe, KS Family Photographer

October 18, 2018 - I am someone who has always enjoyed the process. Sometimes it is so amazing to see what has come out of the camera versu...
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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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Gabe | 2019 Senior | NOTO | Topeka, KS Senior Photographer

October 12, 2018 - I hadn’t met Gabe before the evening of his senior shoot. I had met with his mom, Janice, a few months earlier to go ove...
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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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Kayla | Senior 2019 | Washburn Rural High School | Lake Shawnee | Topeka Senior Photographer

August 29, 2018 - I have known Kayla and her family for a long time. Like, a really long time. When her mom contacted me about senior pho...
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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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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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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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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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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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Andy | Senior 2018 | Topeka West High School | Topeka, KS Senior Photographer

September 18, 2017 - I have known Andy's dad, Dave, for years. Dave was the first person I teased when I first started at the day job. And pr...
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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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How To Prepare For a Portrait Session

July 19, 2017 - For some people, the thought of scheduling a portrait session for their family is a big deal, and it should be. Professi...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lexi | Senior Days | Washbrun Rural High School | Ward Meade Park | Topeka, Kansas

November 01, 2016 - I was contacted by Lexie's grandma, Irene, and I actually didn't get to meet Lexie until the day of the shoot. But this...
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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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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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Sunflowers!

August 20, 2016 - If there is one thing I have learned in the past 4 days, it is that Kansas people LOVE their sunflowers. Of course, I al...
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Bailey | Sante Fe Trail | Class of 2017

August 05, 2016 - Bailey is a tomboy. She's a softball player, and she's quite a hoot. We had a great time during her shoot in NoTo and th...
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