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Vuong family photo shoot

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In a fairly recent past life, I snapped boat loads of photos of friends and their families. This Winter, I was more than fortunate to hang out with my great friend Ngan Vuong (owner and magic-creator at Enve Designs) and her amazing family. While December worked its way into cooler temps, we escaped into the Kansas City Public Library in downtown …

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Holiday DIY product photos for small business makers

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The holidays present huge opportunities for small businesses to show of their wares and boost sales. However, it’s perfectly reasonable that not all makers have a photography budget that allows for seasonal photography of the product. Worry not! I have a few quick tips for capturing DIY product photos that will inspire orders without breaking the bank. While I do …

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Kansas Wildfire Relief (Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado Too) – How and Where to Help

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Use the links and recommendations below to support those affected by the wildfires in Southwest Kansas. New contacts will be added as we learn of additional opportunities to help. Please share this page and check back often! Contact Laura to add your information below. Read more about the wildfires here. Jump to: Farm and Ranch Goods  |  Home Goods and …

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Wildfires in Western Kansas

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Dad has called three times today. “If you want a story…,” he begins. He tells me about the people traveling toward them to deliver much-needed supplies for the surviving cattle and ranches. Hay, milk for calves, fence posts. The list goes on. The latest group, in particular, is leading a convoy from Michigan and Ohio. Today, he’s unloaded at least three …

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Davis Family Photos at Grinter Farms

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Soaking up every minute of a gorgeous Sunday morning, I caught up with Zeric, Tawnya, Jordan and Zoey at Grinter Farms near Lawrence, Kansas, to snap some adorable family photos. Their KU color scheme was the perfect match for the bold yellow blooms — and it didn’t hurt that we caught some seriously adorable smiles during our session either. Take …

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Noll Maternity Photos at Grinter Farms

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Continuing the celebration of Chris + Taylor’s new little bundle, we trekked out to Grinter Farms in Stilwell, Kansas, for the annual bloom of their 40 acres of sunflowers. The gorgeous almost-Autumn morning and stunning golden fields were the perfect backdrop to our Little Boy Blue photo shoot. Naturally, things always get a little funny (Chris is my little brother, after all, so …

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Noll + Volker gender reveal party photos

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“We’re in trouble! Two baby boys on the way!” Taylor wasn’t kidding when she posted the announcement after our big gender reveal party last night for Chris + Taylor and Nash + Malorie! The pair of sisters and their hubbies will welcome two bouncing baby boys to the family this winter. Until then, grandparents, aunties and more are already getting prepped for …

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Find My Photos on Getty Images and iStock

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It’s iStock official! (Is that a thing?) After years of casual blogging and photography, I’ve finally started to release much of my archives for licensing through Getty Images and iStock. Pop some champagne! This is a huge undertaking and we’re all going to have to drink more to survive it. What’s iStock? iStock is self-described as: “…one of the world’s …

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Nelson-Atkins Young Friends of Art Summer White Party photo shoot

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Summer White Party at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is right around the corner! This year’s theme, When in Rome, called for some incredible what-to-wear type content and I was thrilled to help break the mold. In preparation for some Young Friends of Art marketing campaigns, we snapped some gorgeous looks from Kansas City designer Kate Nickols (Katie Lee Bridal) and Tulip …