Kansas City child, senior and family photographer » Kansas City child, senior and family photographer

Remember this beautiful pregnant mama from a few months back? That was one of my all-time favorite maternity photography sessions ever – and she made it look like it wasn’t freezing cold in the heart of Kansas City winter, too!

Well, this sweet girl made her appearance just before Christmas and visited me here at the studio for her newborn session shortly after. She made us work extra hard for each image, but patience won out in the end.

For prospective parents and clients: This is truly where hiring an experienced, reputable newborn photographer makes a world of difference. It’s one of the most challenging session types for most photographers and harder than it looks if you’re really paying attention to the details that make for artful newborn photographs. Not every baby arrives at their newborn photography session in a deep sleep. Not every baby – even those as young as 6 days old – likes being manipulated, curled … or as I like to put it “messed with” … for certain positions. While it may not happen often, I do get newborns who have colic, are fussy or just want to be wide awake and stretching out those little limbs. And it’s important to know what works best in those instances, to understand the anatomy of a newborn, to have patience, and go with the flow to achieve beautiful, safe images that capture this fleeting time in a baby’s life.

In doing so, we managed to achieve the shots mom had envisioned. Just look at those lips! I photographed her big sister, as well, throughout her first year and, suffice it to say, these two gorgeous little apples didn’t fall far from the tree.

My favorites:

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(This beautiful blue flower headband is from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/patriciamueller).

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(This vintage little crocheted headband above is from http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheKuntryKrafter).

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And, finally, speaking of all things new, I have a new blog and website in the works. I am in love with the design and how it’s coming along, and anxious to share very soon!

Until next time,

Kami

www.kamibradyphotography.com

 

 

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  • That spunk and curiosity is going to take her far in life, Mel! 🙂 And I never back down from a challenge – HA! Seriously, though, I am happy we stuck it out because the end result was worth it. Look at that beautiful face.

  • Melissa

    Kami,
    I’m not sure where you get your patience but I’m so happy you have it. Thank you for hanging in there despite little Sam’s desire to be awake for 5 straight hours during your shoot. I can’t believe you didn’t give up.. (I would have!!).

    Thanks AGAIN for helping us capture these fleeting moments. We are so grateful to have found you.

    XO
    M

I photographed a host of gorgeous newborns this fall, including beautiful Ava and her family. Like all of my newborn sessions, I had several setups planned  – on average, around 4 unique compositions – so my fingers were crossed that she would allow the session to flow as I had imagined. Every baby is unique and not every baby arrives asleep, stays fast asleep exactly when I want them to or wants to be placed in certain positions. Even at 5-10 days old, they truly have little minds of their own … as I like to say, “it’s their world and we just live in it.”

Despite being awake at various times throughout our session, she was what I like to call “quiet calm” – just taking in the world around her. I love a curly, sleepy newborn pose as much as the next, but it’s a wonderful thing to capture the eyes wide open, too.

Aside from the beautiful images we achieved, my favorite part of our session was when her dad said, “I now get why it’s important to hire a professional; what you do here is really art and it requires a special skill and lots of patience.” That is seriously one of the best compliments I’ve ever received.

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Love this image custom-framed in a beautiful Organic Bloom frame!

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If you are pregnant and want to create images just like this for your own newborn, it’s best to book your session in the second trimester as my newborn calendar fills many months in advance. Mention you saw this blog post when booking and receive a complementary 10×10 fine art print with your completed newborn session.

 

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  • Angie Hernandez

    Looking back at these pictures makes me fall in love with your work all over again! You work so well with newborns, and because of that we get to look at such beautiful pictures of our baby Ava. Thanks again for capturing this special time for us, and for helping us decide on how we want to display our favorite prints in our home 🙂

  • Thank you, Chris and Angie!

  • Cheryl Wiggins

    Love them! cant wait for our little girls session 🙂

  • Chris Hernandez

    Kami,

    This blog posting looks great and we’re excited to share with our friends. We appreciate the session, and love the end products. I’m glad we trusted your vision and expertise during the session, and we couldn’t be happier.

… “Please bring my mom and dad each a new pair of running shoes this Christmas. I’ve got places to go and they’re going to need it to keep up with me!”

I love to chronicle the change from just-sitting-up 6-month-old to faster-than-a-speeding-bullet big 1-year-old. My what a difference just six short months makes! But one thing that remains the same: That huge, contagious smile of hers.

Merry Christmas, beautiful Anna. Our session was truly a traveling one as we watched you explore and play. And I’m sure I squealed with delight when I saw the bright red peacoat and purple dress – colors that truly came alive against the warm hues of the last fall leaves and the urban backgrounds in downtown Kansas City.

As for mom and dad, here’s to hoping Santa reads my blog. 🙂

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  • Thank you, Becky and Sarah!

  • These are great! I love the colors too.

  • Sarah

    {{Squeall!!!}} Love, love, love how these turned out! Thanks again, Kami, for blessing our family with your incredible talent! You definitely captured the sugar and spice that is our girl!

    Maybe send the link Santa’s way?

… why not a splash of color?

I’m finally going back through the summer/fall sessions in Kansas City and blogging them. The upside to that random style of blogging is I get to fall in love with the little people and their myriad of expressions all over again; the downside … well … let’s just say I recently shot his 1-year session. (Eeeek – yep, I’m behind a little here). I’d better get a move on!

I’ve photographed these two since they were newborns and it’s exciting to watch their family grow. This session came together perfectly from the location colors to mom’s choice of outfits and the final collage pieces at bottom. Custom collages, storyboards and albums are a great way to display imagery, especially if you have more than one child and/or plan professional photography sessions at least once a year. After all, it’s nearly impossible to display everything on the wall and, by the second and third child, that dedicated wall space becomes an even bigger factor than it once was.

Some of my favorites:

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She loves cupcakes, so it was serendipitous that the giant wall behind her was plastered in giant, colorful cupcakes:

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And two of the resulting storyboard/collage designs. The first is a 10×20 storyboard … the second is a 20×20 collage:

 

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This mom had both an eye and an appreciation for all things vintage, all things color and oh boy  … er … girl … did we work it. Baby girl was simply gorgeous with a head of dark hair and those perfect little lips and olive skin. And big sister actually struck those standing poses on her own without coaching. Yes, I was pinching myself. I mean, when it comes to photographing toddler siblings, it’s a toss up as to how much interaction they will have with the family’s newest attention-stealer baby.

I love everything about this session! If my memory serves me right, I “think” this was my first newborn in the newly renovated studio space. More on that very soon — I’ve got tons of pictures to share of our “before” and “after” remodel.

 

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I think it looks like she might be saying “girl power!” in this next one:

 

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  • Babs

    ADORABLE! Both baby and big sister.