“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Every client, every session has a story … milestones worth memorizing, connections worth capturing … feelings frozen in time by the simple click of a shutter. So it seems quite fitting this session be set amongst an enormous backdrop of world famous authors and their beloved stories.
My own story photographing this family began a little over three years ago when they were just a family of three and big sister wasn’t even sitting up yet. She had me instantly with that full head of wild hair and those ice-blue eyes. It’s still one of my absolute favorite sessions:
(Mom is an amazing photographer in her own right – so, of course, there was no pressure!)
And we’ve continued our ritual of fall sessions ever since. Now, they are a family of four, and that blue-eyed baby above is a big sister to mom’s little “mini me.”
As their prior session was set against a garden environment, I wanted to swing back toward the urban side of life for this one. And I couldn’t have dreamed up a better backdrop to complement their chosen color scheme. With its super sized and incredibly life-like bookshelf facade, the parking garage at Kansas City’s Downtown Public Library is truly one of the most unique architectural treasures to be found in the Midwest, perhaps anywhere. As described on their website:
The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of Kansas City’s downtown. It runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees.
And, yes, I was (and still am!) swooning over mom’s fuchsia skirt. (Be still my fuchsia-loving heart). Seriously stunning! Below are some of my favorites of these two, little blue-eyed beauties and their most favorite people: