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The Morris Family gathered from all over the country to celebrate the Holidays together at a gorgeous AirBnb home in downtown Lawrence. While the winter weather did not cooperate and it was raining during our shoot, the gorgeous covered porch of the home served as an excellent backdrop. Take a look – how sweet is this family?!

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I am always prepared to laugh a lot during my sessions with the Theis family and this one was no different!  I rode with them to the trails at the Governors Mansion in Topeka and they happily obliged every time I had them move or stop at a location for photos – including one shot in the middle of a street when we were clear of cars/people for a brief moment.  There was NO shortage of great spots for photos on this perfect fall day and this is one VERY photogenic and happy family.  Allie posed for some gorgeous photos and then mixed it up (as should be done) with other poses, including handstands and meditation! 🙂 Melinda’s color coordination for her families outfits AND her hair were on POINT (that HAD to be acknowledged, I have major curl envy).  The result…Some stunning and FUN family photos! Enjoy!

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With no shortage of beautiful fall backgrounds to choose from at Gage Park in Topeka and an extremely photogenic family (even the dogs are photogenic!!!), the Blum’s family session was a wonderful one.  While I was walking around scouting different spots for our shoot, I heard the driver of the train that goes around the park say that the pond area is Topeka’s most photographed spot.  I don’t doubt it, the park was bustling with families and high school seniors out to enjoy the light and fall colors.  I have enjoyed watching Kylie and Alex grow, and they were good sports and obliged me in replicating an iconic piggy back photo from our shoot back in 2012.  🙂

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You might remember the Moreno Family from the time photographing their wedding, and adorable Pitbull Nala walking Janice down the aisle, landed me in an article with the Huffington Post!  I’ve photographed them every year since and always look forward to our time together.  We headed out to Clinton Lake for our shoot to enjoy all the fall colors (and inevitably some rain as well)!

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