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Introducing Charlie, 12 days old!  He was wide awake, and alert for the majority of our time in their family home.   Since his parents teach and coach, they read a book to Charlie and made sure to include favorite sports attire.  The nursery is always one of my favorite spots to photograph a  new one, especially one as cute as Charlie’s.  They also spend the majority of time in their living room, so we wanted to highlight the everyday snuggles.

Congrats to your new family!



We got together on an incredibly steamy hot morning to help update Holly’s Yoga Business images.  She needed some photographs doing yoga with her incredibly cute and spunky daughter S and new headshots.  While we were at it, we also captured some great images during our “heat break” while S. and mom played bubbles and some quick family groupings.

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And boy, is this baby a cutie!  We did this lifestyle photo session with minimal posing:  rather we focused on the sweet moments, cuddling, affection, and some everyday elements like bath time, nursing, and napping.  Look at this one, where he is wide awake.  And look at the those squishy newborn ears, lips, and hands!01_Kansas City Lifestyle Newborn Photography 02_Kansas City Lifestyle Newborn Photography 03_Kansas City Lifestyle Newborn Photography

I love how small he looks in dad’s hands.  And I love, love, love his big yawn! 04_Kansas City Lifestyle Newborn Photography

Getting ready to nurse and lay down for a cat nap.  I miss standing over my babies cribs and watching them sleep.  I wish I had a photo to remember all that sweetness with. 05_Kansas City Lifestyle Newborn Photography 06_Kansas City Lifestyle Newborn Photography

And of course, the first baby needs a featured spot in these sweet memories. 07_Kansas City Lifestyle Newborn Photography 08_Kansas City Lifestyle Newborn Photography

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your afternoon and photograph your gorgeous family!


My hubby and I took our first trip together in 5 years and went to visit New Orleans and our dear friends Kara, John & their darling children Luca and John Xavier.  In between all the great music, food, and fun we had I was able to capture some family moments.  No posing: just play, exploration, tickles, hugs, favorite books & toys.  Oh, and some jumping on the bed.  What kid can resist that?  I also wanted to capture images for this sweet family to remember their home that they have put so much time and love into as they are moving to Florida for new opportunities and adventures.  Our first two days there were very rainy, so umbrellas were in order…complete with Luca’s yellow rain boots.   Notice the rain puddles that sent drops flying?

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John Xavier was starting to scoot around, so the dog hair on his onsie is fitting.  I considered removing it in Photoshop, and then thought better of it.  It’s all part of the story…that one moment in time.

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Luca didn’t want to get dressed.  That pout did not work in his efforts, but did make the parents happy as John has a photo with the same expression as a boy.  Once his shirt was on, we had some puzzle time in the dining room.  Johnny X wanted everything Luca touched, and wanted it in his mouth.  Luca was just happy to play and crawl (hug…) on mamma.   family lifestyle photography 3 family lifestyle photography 4

Reading time….and some music.

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What a darling room these boys share.  See the “hey, I’m gonna pick my nose”?  Then see the ornery expression? Ya, mom and dad are gonna have their hands full.  I think one of my favorites from the room session was where Kara is sitting watching the play. Somehow, it sums up the feeling of being a mom to me personally.  

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I promised you bed jumping, so here it is….and hugs that make little brothers nervous.  And then giggles.  And more cuddles.
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Kara and John, thank you so much for your hospitality.  Thank you for letting us invade your home and family time.  Thank you for the great meals, company, and insight on the best places to go.  We love you, and I couldn’t be happier to share these photographs with you.   It’s just a slice of your story, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.


Love Rebecca

My baby is one year old!  It’s hard to believe that a year has passed and here we are doing another first year cake smash.  It was actually about 3 weeks late as we were moving boxes into our new home during his actual birthday, but it makes these images taken in our new Overland Park backyard all the more fitting and meaningful.  Like most little ones, the birthday boy did not quite know what to do with the cake.  It took a few moments, and then he realized how good that sugar really is and the smiles kicked in.

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And some action shots, again in the backyard.  The walking is getting much steadier every day.  He has already figured out how to move furniture to be able to climb up onto forbidden areas and transported toys all across the yard for his siblings to find.  His disposition is so happy and I LOVE his ornery expressions…especially the one where he is crawling with his nose crinkled up.  
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