The Dorton Boys | Hodge Park | 2015

I had a great time when I went back to Missouri to visit this past May. I even got to take some pictures of David and Tyler. These boys are just too cute!

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It has been an honor to capture little David as he has grown, and now to get to see him be a big brother is just a blessing.

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He is such an active and fun little guy. He kept me busy and let his personality shine during our session.

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Baby Tyler is too cute! He was full of smiles.

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I can’t believe David is already Two. He is full of adventure, he wanted to explore everything!

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Tyler did a great job sitting and he was such a good listener. I just loved all his expressions!Family Photography, Kids Photography

These Dorton boys have some great facial expressions. I know it’s a little weird but I love the cute faces babies make when they cry. The first year or two little ones have such cute sad faces. I love when I get to capture their little selves, because they just grow too fast. Look at those baby toes!Family Photography, Kids Photography

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David is such a cutie.Family Photography, Kids PhotographyThe bond between brothers is such a sweet thing.

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I am excited to see these brothers grow together and hope to capture many more memories for them.

Every moment with family is precious, cherish them.

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Thank you for allowing me the honor of capturing this stage of your boys’ life. I am so blessed to do what I do.

The Good Life

Hey guys,

Things in my life have been exciting. I moved this past March to California to be with my husband and have been working at target out here. It’s been a busy few months, and I wish I would have posted more.

I have been busy being a wife, you know all the good stuff, cooking, cleaning, baking (a little),  taking care of my husband and our dog. Oh, and working. I am so thankful for this new chapter in my life.  My husband is such a wonderful encouragement to me. He keeps me sane when I am feeling the pressure of life, and makes me feel secure and loved when I’m sad. I couldn’t have asked for a more caring and supportive man.

I went back to Missouri to visit and celebrate in May.  My Friend Lindsey had a baby shower for her coming baby girl, I got to spend most of the first weekend home with her!  I also got to see my cousin Kati graduate from High School, I can’t believe it. She has grown into a beautiful and smart young woman, and I am so proud of her.

Speaking of Missouri, I miss it there. You don’t realize how truly different each state in our country is till you move there….for all the beauty that California holds, it is just missing the warmth of our families.  Both mine and my husband’s family live in Missouri, and we definitely miss them.  It really is true that you should treasure the small things, like the time you spend with family and loved ones, for one day you realize they were the most important things.

Life is about to get even more exciting as we get ready to move in the fall, for the second time this year, to North Carolina. People, this is more moving than I have done my entire life. My parents and I have lived in the same house since I turned one, and the only thing slightly close to a move I’ve done since then, was going to college at UCM in Warrensburg, MO.  So two moves cross-country in one year is craziness! We are however really excited for this move. Hoping and Praying it feels a little more like home there.

Once we get to North Carolina I will be starting up my business again in full force! I am really excited about this, so ready!

I have been missing all my Missouri clients and hope you are all doing well. I should be back around Christmas if anyone want a holiday session, I will keep you posted on specifics when it gets closer.

Thank you for all you support during all this change.  I really appreciate it!

Excited to be posting some pics next of my last session that I got to do while I was back in May.

So Much To Tell!

I know it’s been a bit since my last post, and all sorts of stuff has happened.

October 8th I got engaged to my wonderful man and marine, Matt. Started wedding planning and figuring out a date, we decided on January 17th! I know it’s coming up pretty soon.

Within two weeks I had the Photographer, Florist, and venue booked!
Photography: Melissa Ellis Photography
Florist: Beco Flowers
Venue: Courageous Life Church (my home church!)

In November I picked up some seasonal work at Target, considering the slow season started for my photo business and it’s way too cold to be taking pictures outside with no snow. :)

Then in December I got the cupcakes locked down flavors and vendor, we are using Cupcakes A La Mode.

Just to let you know all the vendor I used have been wonderful to work with and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for wedding vendors! However, my photographer  is now doing graphic design, but I think she is taking a wedding or two still this year, you’ll have to contact her to see for sure: Twiggy Media.

Now with two weeks till Our Wedding, just putting the final touches on the planning!

Life is going to be completely different this year, which I am really excited about. Occasionally I feel a little nervous, but that’s normal for me when I start something new, it’s an excited nervous!

I will be getting married, and after the honeymoon, I will be packing up my stuff to be moving to California. I will be a military wife, and that means lost of new adjustments. I am so excited and thankful that I have such a great man to go through all these changes with. He understands me, and I know that all these changes will be so much easier with him by my side.

I will be here for a month or two before I move and will be fulfilling all my previous obligations to my clients.

I am so thankful for all my clients! Thank you for all the memories you’ve allowed me to capture for you! Moving my life and my business will be crazy and new, and I thank you all for your support and love!

I won’t be gone forever, and I will be posting updates on my new adventures here, so I encourage you to share in my journey with me!

Ferrel Family at Hodge Park

Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyOne of the things I like best about my job is that I get to see families grow up together! It makes my heart happy to get to see them time and time again, and to see how big the little ones are getting.  The Ferrel Family has been a joy to work with, and they have such a great family dynamic! Their little boy Chase has grown so much since I took his first birthday pictures. I can’t believe what a little man he is turning into!

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We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and the lighting and all the fall colors were simply beautiful! It was so much fun capturing Chase’s personality, and seeing how much it has changed since our last session.  I also really enjoyed getting to capture some great moments between Holly and Courtnee.

Thank you for allowing me to capture this wonderful stage in your lives! I am so blessed to get to work with clients like you!

If you are interested in getting family pictures taken, that capture who you are as a family, contact me!

My goal is to capture those real moments where you are completely yourselves and enjoying life!

Fun Fall Family Pictures at Loose Park and Kauffman Memorial Garden

I had the honor of getting to work with Angela, Adrian, and Benjamin this past weekend. The weather and all the fall colors were simply beautiful! Not to mention what a good-looking family these guys make!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyThe little guy wasn’t too sure at first, but he warmed up to me! He has some great expressions.Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyBenjamin has two very loving parents, I just enjoyed seeing them all interact and love on each other!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyThe joy on Benjamin’s face is too precious! Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyI really enjoyed how comfortable they were in front of the camera, they allowed me to catch some really great everyday moments! Their joy was just infectious that day! Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyAll the fall in this picture above just makes me so happy, this is my favorite season and I love capturing all the colors.Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKauffman Memorial Garden was also beautiful this time of year! The lighting was just perfect! Angela and Adrian, are such warm and happy people, with such a love for their little guy!Kansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyKansas City Family Photography, Kansas City Kids PhotographyI am so blessed to do what I love! I get to meet awesome families and capture great memories for them, there is nothing better!

Thanks for viewing my post, please take a look around and contact me if you are interested in getting a session scheduled!

Hannah