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On Friday at 6:30 I went out to Loose Park for an engagement session — and I have never in my many years of shooting out there gone so late, OR on a Friday!   The lighting was very nice — and I got some sun-flare just like one of my favorite photographers Jessica Claire!  These two are getting married on September 22 — and Steve is my husband’s cousin.  Unfortunately I cannot attend the wedding since I am shooting one already, but I wanted to at least take part in their engagement images!  Their slideshow is HERE, and favorites below!

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On the way home from Warsaw this past Tuesday, we made a stop to this little guy’s home for a fun & relaxed portrait session!  Little Keaton is destined to be a rock star — and I will get to say that I knew him when… πŸ™‚  I love that we got some pictures of him sitting at Dad’s drum-set, and he really went to town trying to reach ALL of the drums by himself!  There were lots to choose from, but below are my favorites for sure.  The blue eyes and strawberry-blonde hair — too cute!  Enjoy his SLIDESHOW HERE!

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To kick-off the holiday weekend I photographed the wedding of Michelle & Tim — and what an amazing day it was!  These two are just amazing and genuine people, and I knew that the day would be FULL of classic details and a whole lot of love.  I was right — her dress has to be one of the most beautiful I have ever seen!  I couldn’t narrow my favorites down at all, but below is my attempt and the SLIDESHOW set to their first dance!

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This has to be one of the best "First See" times ever.
Michelle knew that he would be a little emotional, but this brought a tear to MY eye! 

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It is always fun to see friends when you are working a wedding — I used to work with these gals at a Marketing company, and it was great to catch up!

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So this past week and a half not only have I been busy with the business stuff, but it was my BIRTHDAY so there were all kinds of fun things going on!  I thought that I would post a quick highlight reel, because it would be too much to do a post about everything!! πŸ™‚

First up was the Chiefs game against the Saints — while they didn’t play their best I did get to see Tony G. out there (yes, I own a life-size cutout of the guy) and hang with the parents for an evening!

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Next up was a birthday celebration with some of my good friends from a previous job.  One of them made my actual wedding cake, so when she placed a white box in my lap I went CRAZY!  My own birthday cake, that tastes like wedding cake!!!

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On the actual DAY of my birthday, my friends organized a trip to the Royals game.  It was t-shirt Tuesday so that sweetened the deal for sure.  It was a great night, and Caiden received a certificate for his first Royals game!

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And last but not least, I got to enjoy lunch, pedicures, and some wine with a new great friend AND fellow photographer Adrienne Maples.  It is just wonderful to talk business with someone who understands it as much as you do — and to bounce ideas off one another! 

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Ok — so I am off to shoot a wedding today, and then I am out of town for some much-needed R&R until Wednesday!  And there isn’t much internet access at the lake, so I will return calls/e-mails when I return — have a great holiday weekend everyone! 

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