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Category Archives: Kids

Clark Family

I might have more photos of the Clark kids than I do of my own kids. OK, not really…but I have had the honor of photographing all three of these awesome kids since they were each born. We spent some time playing at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center and shot some film while we were there.


What started as a way to get some Christmas photos of my kids on a cold day has turned in to something really exciting. I showed my FACES project to a couple friends, and they FLIPPED OUT: they had to have one of their own kids. I spend a few minutes with each person in your family. We talk, joke, and I capture those unique expressions that make you, YOU. You get a beautiful, BIG canvas print of several faces of your loved ones. These sessions are also GREAT for headshots, social media profiles, etc. So contact us today to […]

Nigro Family – Pumpkin Carving In Lawrence, Kansas

So what do you do on your family documentary session day when it falls a couple days before Halloween? You carve, pumpkins, of course! **(Wait a minute! There are color photos in this post! I thought you were mister-black-and-white-only!) The temperamental artist reserves the right to change his mind from time to time.

D is 3!

For D’s third birthday, his family took him to Baldwin City for a ride on the Thomas train. Lucky little dude!

Baby Finley!

I’ve been really fortunate lately…Lots of newborn sessions. This one was particularly special, since it is my NIECE! Finley joined her big brother (and her three boy cousins). We’re all so so excited to finally meet her. She’s super sweet, of course. So happy for my brother and sis-in-law. It’s totally weird and awesome for our extended family to have its first baby GIRL!  

L’s Newborn Session

Whoa. I have some catching-up to do on the blog. Let’s start with something from last week. I LOVE photographing newborns during their first week, since they change so much after those first few days. Check out the tiny cuteness!

Newborn Baby P

How sweet is this little girl? And how much do I LOVE getting to photograph families as they grow? I was privileged to get to shoot Jacob and Amanda’s wedding a little while back. Now I get to help document the next exciting chapter in their lives.

Anastasia is 10!

I’ve had the honor of photographing Anastasia for several years…we’ve become good friends. (I’m kind of partial to her parents too, known her dad since college!)

H’s Newborn Photos

A couple days after she was born, I got to spend some more time with sweet little H. She was so, so good…especially when dad turned on the vacuum.     

H’s Birth Documentary

I’ve been wanting to document a birth for a while. After a recent (incredible) workshop experience, I knew I was ready. After coaching my wife through her three births, I already knew that the emotion present at a baby’s welcoming is pretty much unrivaled. Jessie and Chris were kind and open enough to allow me to accompany them as they gave birth for the first time. I’ll let the images do the rest of the talking.