Dear Calvin,

You are one of the lucky ones…you have been born into one of the most loving and fun families that you could have asked for. I have known your parents well before they answered to “mama” and “dada” and I know beyond a shadow of doubt that your arrival has made there world brighter and more exciting than it has ever been.

Not only do you have the most amazing parents but your big sister is already showing signs that she will be the greatest friend to you. You have only been here a short time and just like your parents Sophie’s love for you was instant. She is loving and doting and grows excited each time she sees you. There is nothing greater than the bond of siblings and you have gifted that to her too. You two are so lucky to have each other.

I am so excited to document your first year, below are just a few photos from your first modeling gig…I hope you cherish these memories forever!

♥ – Adrienne K.

I am so excited to be able to share some of this family’s last moments of being a family of three! This last Monday they welcomed little Calvin into the world and I am so excited to document the next year of his little life!

Matt, Jenny, little Sophie and I ventured out to the same park that we shot their last maternity photos almost 2 years earlier to the day! We had the best time and I just love how their photos turned out! Check out all of my favorites below and stay tuned for some fresh newborn photos super soon!

I had the pleasure of photographing owners Torrey and Stacy along with their “gnomies” at the Hopping Gnome recently to celebrate their upcoming 4 year anniversary! We had a blast and it is so clear that this group seems to have far more fun than they do work.

If you haven’t yet stopped by this sweet brewery right in the heart of the city you are missing out. The decor is minimalist and charming with Gnomes everywhere you look, their calendar is full of events ranging from game nights to live music, and let’s not forget the best part….their beer is FANTASTIC! If you are looking for something special to do on May 25th make sure to stop by and try some of their delicious beer and celebrate their anniversary! More info at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/888992684765611/

Check out some of my favorites from our session below!

Updated: Tuesday we received a phone call from Access Hollywood and our little worker had a Skype interview to be featured on their “The Best Thing We’ve Seen Today” segment Tuesday, April 16th! Look up your local times and make sure to tune in!! Make sure to check out the update from the Wichita Eagle here!

You may remember a little blog I wrote just before Christmas about how Frankie is “working” at Target…if you do not recall you can find it here. Fast-forward to about a week ago when we were contacted by Carrie Rengers from the Wichita Eagle asking to do a story on Frankie and her “best friends” at Target! Needless to say we were ecstatic! We quickly scheduled to meet Carrie, Jaime Green (photographer and videographer from the Eagle) and all of Frankie’s best friends at the Starbucks in Target so they could get a taste of why Frankie is so Target obsessed!

We had a blast, and now Frankie hasn’t stopped talking about her new best-friends from the newspaper! The article made the front cover of the newspaper this morning. What 3 year old makes the cover of the Sunday paper?! She has no idea just how special she is! I, of course, documented some of the interview and her “reading” her amazing article! Make sure to check out her story here and her photos and the original video below!

Dearest Reeves,

I just knew I would love you the moment you wrinkled that sweet forehead…even when you cried we all swooned over your precious little faces. I was definitely not alone, despite spending far longer than anticipated in the hospital, your parents were obviously, completely and totally in love. Really what’s not to love? You are perfection and your family is too…you are surrounded by so much love and warmth and have been blessed beyond measure to be born into such a beautifully loving and good humored family!

I knew your mama and I would hit it off immediately when I walked in on her with only her bra on…we immediately joked about how all modesty goes out the window after having a baby! We spent the rest of your beautiful session joking and laughing and sharing stories too, I had so much fun that I probably could have stayed another couple of hours if not for the vanishing sun. You are destined to have a beautifully fun and happy life and I am so glad I got to capture the very first chapter of it for you!

I hope you cherish these memories forever, sweet boy!

Your first “fan girl,”

Adrienne K.

P.s. These are just my very favorite photos, but if you scroll down to the bottom you can see the video with all of the photos and some video too!!

Dear Evelyn,

I got to take photos of your beautiful mother while you were still in her belly just 9 days before I got to meet you. I came to the hospital when you were just two days old and still learning a lot about life. You and your mama were working hard at getting the feeding thing figured out and you were not the happiest while I was there, but while watching your mommy and how gracefully and patiently she calmed you, I just know that you two will have it figured out in no time and it will all be a distant memory. This is one of the reasons I love documenting little one’s like you, everything changes so quickly and before you know it you will be doing things on your own!

After my small time with your mommy and daddy I know already that your mama will be the calm one, the one that cuddles you when you’re scared or hurt and wipes away your tears gently when you are upset and you daddy is going to be the funny one, the one that will push the limits of fatherhood while you’re mama nervously laughs at him. You will be so loved by these two beautiful people who are so perfectly paired that you will get the best of both of them, gaining your mother’s grace, strength and beauty while also being gifted with your father’s carefree attitude and humor! You are so blessed in so many ways and I hope you can one day look back at these photos and see that it started from the moment you were born.

 

Much love,

Adrienne K.

 

 

Every year we spend the last Saturday in September celebrating the two littlest’s birthdays. I feel like the day gets better with each passing year and yesterday was no exception. We had a bbq, tons of family, bubbles, backyard soccer, cupcakes, presents, AND to top it off we always take those that are willing to the Greater Andover Days carnival. We had a spectacular night and I could not stop editing our memories to put together a short video for Liam and Frankie so that they could always remember the fun that we had!

 

I have been nearly crawling out of my skin in anticipation to be able to show off this session. I met Bryan and Kaley a little over a week ago at their house for their photo session and everything about it was magical! Their sweet puppy hid from me making the photos with her included so sweet. Then Bryan took us to his grandparents property in Belle Plaine and the magic just kept on coming. These two are so beautiful and obviously so, so in love and it was so amazing to be able to capture this fleeting moment in their lives before two become three.

I had the pleasure of photographing their Fresh 48 today and also got to show them the slideshow below and needless to say poor Kaley was quite emotional. I know that hormones were a bit at play this morning, but I also can’t help but get a little teary as I look at these photos…there is really so much to love; Kaley and Bryan, their beautiful connection, the amazing property that we got to explore, the gorgeous night we had…all of it really was so dreamy! I hope you enjoy their session as much as I loved documenting it and stay tuned for their Fresh 48!

 

What can I say about the Potter’s? They are one of the sweetest families I have ever met. They have been through more than many go through in a lifetime with Brooke battling cancer after being diagnosed while pregnant with Adelyn, to an unexpected miscarriage after beating cancer…their story is one of courage, strength, and above all else undying love. I was so honored to be able photograph and get to know this family.

It was so amazing to watch the bond that Adelyn has with both of her parents, but it was clear from the get go that she was quite the Daddy’s girl! She LOVES going to work with Reece and riding in the airplanes, so of course it was an obvious place to document them doing what they love. Adelyn is everything you would expect from a nearly three year old, she is spunky, outgoing, opinionated and so, so ACTIVE. I love that I got to document this threesome before the addition of the littlest Potter, Emerie!

I do hope you love the Potter family’s documentary session as much as I do! As always, make sure to scroll to the bottom to see their video with even more photos. 🙂