January 19, 2015
2015-01-19_0001.jpg This is my favorite! Documenting life as it happens. Documenting the playfulness, the silliness, the sadness...the raw emotions. This family welcomed me into their charming Holly Hills home to capture their life as it is right now with their two-year old little girl. 2015-01-19_0002.jpg 2015-01-19_0003.jpg More

January 08, 2015
A little overdue, but so are many of my sessions to hit the blog. I really loved this session. Something a little different, but so special. I, like, so many other people, love decorating for Christmas! The whole routine of unpacking the ornaments, and reminiscing over the story of each ornament with my husband and kids is one of my favorite things to do. I savor each moment of Christmas traditions with my kids. I'm very sentimental. Of course the main reason behind my passion for photography. Documenting real life and creating visual memories is so awesome! And I just love that I was able to document this family and their special tradition! More

October 23, 2014
I was so excited for many reasons to do this session. First of all, this guy is a son of a very good friend, who happens to be one of the sweetest and most genuine people I know. Her kids are both in High School, so we are in different stages of our lives, but I feel like I learn a lot from her. I have always been very scared of my kids growing into teenagers until I met her. Her kids are living proof that not all teenagers suck.  ;-) Her and her husband raised two very sweet and strong kids, which gives me hope that my kids could turn out to be great teenagers like hers. But, let me get to Garrett... 2014-10-23_0001.jpg This guy is just awesome! I ...

July 31, 2014
Tracy and Justin's wedding was so fun and filled with so much love. We were so honored to document such an important chapter in their lives! 2014-07-31_0001.jpg 2014-07-31_0002.jpg 2014-07-31_0003.jpg 2014-07-31_0004.jpg More

June 27, 2014
Early morning sessions are really the way to go if you ask me! I know it's hard with little ones, but to beat the heat and other people out and about, its perfect. Plus there is just something sort of magical about mornings. And this session was a little magical if you ask me. Main Street offered tons of backdrops, and baby Gwen was offering too much cuteness! I felt like I just could've kept shooting for hours! I seriously loved this session and getting to know this family! :-) 2014-06-27_0001.jpg 2014-06-27_0002.jpg More

June 19, 2014
Everything about this session was pure magic! The location, the beautiful sunset, everyone was in a completely happy mood....even the dog! I seriously couldn't have asked for better conditions. These photos make me very happy! :-) (I am slightly biased being that they are family!) :-) 2014-06-19_0001.jpg 2014-06-19_0002.jpg 2014-06-19_0003.jpg More

June 06, 2014
I love it when everyone gets together for photos. I know I've said it many times, but everytime I photograph a family where the grandparents and Aunts/Uncles are there, it just makes my heart so happy. What a special treasure for this family and these kids when they grow up to see photos of them with their grandparents. This family was so much fun! I'm so glad everything worked out for this session! :-) 2014-06-06_0001.jpg 2014-06-06_0002.jpg More

May 30, 2014
I LOVE TWINS! Seriously, the biggest blessing is to have a single baby, but to have two (or even more) at once is the most amazing thing. (I think, anyway) ;-) I know I always dreamed of having twins, but since it wasn't in the cards for me, having my kids 13 months apart is close enough. ;-) My time spent with this family at their house was perfect. I arrived at peak-alert-happy-baby time for both babies, and then once their window closed, we took big sister outside for some two year photos and to play in the sprinkler. Running through sprinklers is the best way to end a photo session! :-) 2014-05-30_0001.jpg More

May 28, 2014
Everytime I look at these photos I think of the Pharrell song "Happy"! This little girl is such a happy and fun girl. I can't help but laugh out loud looking at some of these. This family was completely awesome! :-) 2014-05-28_0001.jpg 2014-05-28_0002.jpg 2014-05-28_0003.jpg More

May 27, 2014
I just ADORE this family! I started photographing them a little over 2 years ago, when the youngest was only 3 weeks old! :-) I just love how sweet, fun and full of life these kiddos are! They definitely make my job easy. We had beautiful weather for this session, a session that turned into more of an adventure. 2014-05-27_0001.jpg 2014-05-27_0002.jpg 2014-05-27_0003.jpg More

May 22, 2014
2014-05-22_0008.jpg If I start off each blog post with "Oh! How I love this family!" It may sound a little redundant, like, c'mon Pearl, can you think of anything else to say? Well, the truth is, I have the best clients, and I do love all of them! Each client is unique, and I have different things I love about each of them. Sort of sounds like something your mom says when you ask which sibling is her favorite. I honestly adore all of my families! And this family is no different! I have been photographing their family since Mason, the younger brother, was a newborn!! Now Mason is 2, and full of life and energy! Both of these boys are total ...

May 21, 2014
I so love this family! I have been photographing them for a few years now, and I love love love watching these two little girls grow! A definite perk of my trips back to Kansas City! :-) I also LOVE Urban sessions, probably my favorite. SOO many different textures and backgrounds make everything more fun and colorful! We chose the City Market pretty much the day before the session, and I am sooo glad we did! Not to mention, their Matilda Jane (#matildajane) dresses really coordinated with all the different colors. 2014-05-21_0001.jpg More

May 19, 2014
One year ago I had just taken Owen's newborn photos! I cannot believe a whole year has gone by since that fun day I spent at his house doing his newborn photos. I feel very very lucky to watch the kiddos I photograph grow. Definitely one of my favorite parts of my job! :-) The day we took these photos in Tower Grove Park, was the actual day of Owen's very FIRST Birthday! He had a lot of family in town to help celebrate his big day, and take a few photos with him. He is so very loved. What a lucky little guy! 2014-05-19_0013.jpg More

May 14, 2014
One part of my job that I love more than the actual photography is watching babies grow. Developing relationships with the kiddos and the parents. Which makes my sessions like catching up with old friends. I really like that. :-)  I met Joseph when he was 6 months old. He was sooo cute and full of lots of fun baby noises and giggles. Happy to just sit. Now that he is one, he is becoming a little more independent. Wanting to move, as most one year old do. So, we tried to do just that! He was so excited to explore around the park. We had such a wonderful session! 2014-05-14_0011.jpg More

May 08, 2014
I had the honor of capturing this sweet family again in Forest Park. The last time I saw them, Alexander was 9 months old, and was much more content to sit and enjoy his surroundings. Now that he is one, he is full of life and on the MOVE! I just love one year olds! Such a fun (sometimes exhausting) age! :-) 2014-05-08_0001.jpg 2014-05-08_0002.jpg 2014-05-08_0003.jpg More

March 30, 2014
What a special family! I am so blessed to know them. I just love these boys!! Hard to believe they are now 1! Just seems like last week were were doing 6 month photos! But now they are 1, and they had a great Birthday Party with lots of friends and family to celebrate! 2014-03-30_0001.jpg 2014-03-30_0002.jpg 2014-03-30_0003.jpg More

February 21, 2014
After the first session, we left for the Kauffman Gardens where more family awaited. We were able to capture 5 generations in one photo! How beautiful! Seriously! This family is awesome! This was one of the first extended family sessions I have done, and I am now so in love with extended families getting together for photos. How important it is to document everyone together. I am very jealous of a lot of my clients and the great extended family photos they have. It definitely is not the easiest to round up all the family members, but once it is done, it is done, and you have the photos forever. Photos that are priceless, and will forever be treasured by not only you, but future generations! This is all makes me very happy! :-) More

February 20, 2014
Playing catch up here, and hopefully this year, I will be a better blogger. My busy Fall was kicked off with a big Triple extended family session in Kansas City, which was very fun! This family is so fun and full of life. Here are images from the first session. 2014-02-20_0001.jpg 2014-02-20_0007 2014-02-20_0003.jpg More

February 10, 2014
This was such a bittersweet session. One of my favorite Kansas City families drove out to my neck of the woods, literally, for one last session with me before their big move to Hershey, Pennsylvania. The whole session was just so perfect. I'm so humbled that they made the drive and also soooo grateful that we had a perfect day for an outdoor session in January. I just love this whole session so much!2014-02-10_0001.jpg 2014-02-10_0002.jpg 2014-02-10_0003.jpg More

January 17, 2014
I just love this! 25 years of marriage, and still sooo happy and in love! 2014-01-17_0001.jpg I have known Rosanne for 7 months now. She has introduced me to Juice Plus, which has helped me so much! :-) I was so excited when she asked me to photograph her 25th Wedding Anniversary! Rosanne and Don had their Wedding Anniversary celebration at the charming Seven Stones Wine Garden, which was an old school house way back in the day. The location was so ideal for them, and fit ...

October 03, 2013
Definitely one of the cutest little one year olds! Can't believe he is already one! We had so much fun in Loose Park in Kansas City on this evening! 2013-10-03_0010.jpg 2013-10-03_0011.jpg 2013-10-03_0012.jpg 2013-10-03_0013.jpg 2013-10-03_0014.jpg More

October 03, 2013
Another one of my favorite families at one of my favorite places: The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City! This session was last Fall, and I'm just now blogging it, and we've had a few sessions since then too! :-) 2013-10-03_0006.jpg 2013-10-03_0007.jpg 2013-10-03_0008.jpg 2013-10-03_0009.jpg