Stephens Family | Kansas City Family Photography

So last Tuesday evening the Stephens Family and I braved the heat. We got a good session in despite how hot and sweaty we, well at least I was at the end.  Lacy, Jeremiah, and Preston were such good sports. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyPreston did really good, the heat really made his hair curl! He’s just too precious and very serious.Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyPreston has the cutest smile, and has such a kind personality!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyPreston turned two this month and he is definitely all about being his own little guy. He didn’t want anything to do with group pictures, he just wanted to explore. We had their session at their grandparents farm, and Preston knew there were cows somewhere and kept looking for them. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyLacy and Jeremiah are such great parents and have such a great relationship with each other! I enjoyed capturing all the love this family has for each other. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyI just love his smile! Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyWe only had one tiny melt down from the heat, but Preston bounced back quickly. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyLacy made this adorable shirt Preston is wearing! This picture of him walking through the tall grass is one of my favorite detail images of him. Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyI had such a great time capturing the Stephens Family at their new stage of life, as Preston is now two and just blooming into his personality! I can’t wait to see what life has in store for this family.

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Cake Smash Session | Austin Turns One | Kansas City Kids Photography

Little Austin turned One last week! She is just getting so big, and developing such a great personality!

We took a few snaps before she dug into the cake, cause you know you have to take the pictures when they’re in the mood! Kansas City Kids PhotographyI can’t believe how much she has changed since the beginning of June when we had our last session together. Her smile and laugh are just so precious!Kansas City Kids PhotographyShe still has her cute serious smirk look that I just adore!Kansas City Kids PhotographyShe was just the perfect little model, posing naturally!Kansas City Kids PhotographyHere is, what you’ve been waiting for, cake smash time!

Sami and Mark did a great job on Austin’s cake! They were putting the icing on when I came over and they have real talent! Sami’s mom made the banner and it looks so great! I put together some background options and it all came together perfectly!

She was a little timid at first but by the end, well you’ll see!Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Kids PhotographyShe was having a blast painting the floor with the icing! She’s a little abstract artist! She made the cutest expression when she tasted the first piece, not quite sure what she thought.Kansas City Kids PhotographyShe had a lot more fun playing with the icing than anything, but can you blame her, icing is pretty much sugary paint……hahaha. Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Kids Photography Kansas City Kids PhotographySee what I mean, she was pretty into that icing painting, it was all over her cute little legs! Kansas City Kids Photography

 

I just love kids and am so blessed that I get to photograph such special moments in so many of my little clients life!

If you are looking for a photographer to capture your special family moments, and you live around Kansas City, I would love to become your photographer!

Life is beautiful, don’t miss out on capturing it!

Celebrate Mini Session| White Family|Independence Square|Kansas City Family Photography

Last Thursday, I got to meet the White Family, and they were such a joy to work with. Nicole, Kevin, and baby Abigail are a very adorable family and have so much love for each other!

Abigail is 8 months and cute as a button! Just look at that face! She is very expressive and was interested in all the noises happening around her. HMH_7270Nicole and Kevin have a strong love for each other, filled with joy and laugher, that was very evident the entire session. HMH_5HMH_7297

Abigail wasn’t impressed with standing but her irritated face is just so cute! She was content the whole session and that’s the only really upset face she made.HMH_4HMH_7233Nicole and Kevin are such loving parents.HMH_7509HMH_2HMH_7212The joy was contagious with these two. It is so sweet to see how in love they are with each other. They have the best smiles too, so genuine! HMH_7420HMH_1HMH_7561Abigail was just making all sorts of faces for me during the session.HMH_3HMH_7629I am so blessed that I got to capture these loving and fun family moment for the White Family!

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Hannah Hendricks|Personal Diet| Gluten Free

Hello all you love people who read my posts!

I am making a change, a change to my eating habits!

I have seasonal allergies that get really bad in the spring and fall, like sinus colds and congestion, all that fun stuff. So had read a post on my chiropractor’s fb page APTOS Chiropractic, about foods to eliminate to help with allergies like wheat, peanuts, and milk, just to name a few.  So I did some personal research, since all this talk about Gluten and healthy eating has become so prominent.I found some info that I am going to test in my own diet.

According to “health.howstuffworks.com” sugar, dairy, and wheat are large contributors to sever sinus congestion, and I’m gonna be honest I like bread and I like sugar. I’m not too big on dairy as it is, so that won’t be a problem, well minus my love of ice cream…that is gonna be a little challenging. However they have so many alternative options out there, I am sure it won’t be long till I find several that I enjoy eating.

I am starting with gluten elimination, which means no wheat, barely, or rye, among other ingredients that are made with gluten.

I have found many helpful websites like glutenfree.com that offer a lot a great background knowledge about gluten and diseases related to gluten. Of course, I have searched pinterest.com and found a whole lot of great recipes and tips from others who practice gluten-free eating. Some great blog posts concerning gluten-free and affordable eating, like Bargainbabe.com.  Overstuffedlife.com has some great tips for transitioning into gluten-free eating.

Today I purchased a few different Gluten free products from Nature’s Pantry and am gonna be searching for the good stuff! Thing that taste good gluten-free. So far I have only eating a two products:

Pepperoni pizza by Udi’s Gluten Free= YUM, taste like thin crust pizza

Maple Bliss Cookies by Lucy’s = YUM, taste like tea cookies* and full of flavor (*for those of you who don’t know what a tea cookie is, it’s a drier cookie)

I must admit, it’s a little overwhelming when you think of all the products that have wheat, barely, rye, and other forms of gluten in them, but there are tons of products that are gluten-free or can be made gluten-free in your own home.

In my search the most common places to find gluten-free products are health stores such as Nature’s Pantry, which will have the most variety. Also Target has a pretty good selection in-store. My only though is I would rather pay a little more and everything be available than have to travel to 7 different stores to get things cheap, cause to me that’s not cheap at all, cause it means spending more on gas!

I have also been reading The Daniel Plan and started trying to eat more veggies, fruit, meat, and less junk. It’s a good book, I am enjoying reading it, even though I am a slower reader.

Thank you for reading, and I hope if you are looking to change your diet and get healthy for personal or medical reasons you know, You can do it! There are tons of resources out there so get to googling! Don’t be discouraged, there will be hard days, but there are lost of us out there doing the same thing!

Thanks again!
Hannah

~ All the links are attached to anything I thought you might like to read for yourself!

 

Celebrate Mini Session| July 13th-31st| Kansas City Family Photography

July is almost here and what better way to celebrate than to capture some great moments with your family. Pictures take you back to a moment in time that has gone and won’t be back, so don’t let those moments go uncaptured.

I want to help you cherish your right now for a lifetime! Let me capture your everyday moments for you!

Kansas City Family Photography, July Celebrate, aPear Photography

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Sunday starting at 5pm

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James A Reed Wildlife Area

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