This was a senior session turned model photo shoot! Miss Logan is a true natural. I had hired a consultant, who is a former model and just happens to be my gorgeous sister, to assist us in posing and style, but boy did Logan blow us away! She posed like a pro. We wish Logan the absolute best in all she does & we know she has a bright future ahead of her in whatever she decides to do. Way to go, Class of 2015!
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Grandparents Day is coming up, Sunday September 13th. It's a terrific day to honor the people in our lives who love us with a passion that many of them say is even stronger than parenthood. Grandparents Day is a day to let them know just how much they're treasured. Why not commemorate the day with a special photo session with their grandkids?
This year, Kelly Alley Photography is hosting a special Grandparents Day Session Event. On Sunday, September 13th, bring the grandparents and give them a special photo shoot in the park with their grandchildren.
The sessions will take place at Shawnee Mission Park, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. The fee for this session is just $149 (plus tax), which includes two (2) free 8x10s and matching digital copies to share online. Approximately five images will be taken and fully edited, from which you will choose two favorite images for the 8x10s & digital copies (you may also choose to get both of one pose/image). You are free to select more poses and/or photos or products, if you like.
I will also select TWO lucky winners to receive this session and images free of charge. To enter yourself, or a family member or friend, "like" this post and comment on it and/or tag a friend you think might be interested. Also, please share the post to your page. The two winners will be selected randomly on Monday, September 7th and posted on the blog and Facebook page. You will want to "Like" and follow Kelly Alley Photography on Facebook, so that you don't miss the announcement!
To schedule now, call Kelly at 913-219-3167 and ask to book for the Grandparents Day Event. The $149 fee is due at time of booking, however should you be one of the lucky two chosen to receive the session free of charge, the fee will be fully reimbursed to you. Don't delay, the spots available will fill up fast! This is a great way to show those grandparents we adore so much just how much they're loved and appreciated. Plus, they'll have a blast having photos taken and making memories with their grandkids!
Hola! Every year for the past six years, my husband has been privileged to be a part of a team of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals with Medical Missions Foundation to bring surgical care to the local hospital in San Lucas, Toliman in Guatemala. Two years ago, I was able to join him and I returned with him this year to photograph and blog for the trip. I posted each blog post to my Facebook page, so hop on over and give them a read here.
You can also find the blogs and see some of the other photos and stories on the Medical Missions Foundation (MMF) Facebook page, here. Please “Like” and follow the page for continued updates on this mission, as well as the many other wonderful missions that MMF makes possible.
We return this Sunday evening, and I will see you all soon! It will be very hard to leave these sweet people behind, but hopefully I will return another year to witness the selfless work of this amazing team. Go Team MMF!
There are many reasons that we choose to photograph people and events in our lives. Perhaps to document a special occasion, or remember a milestone. I have loved documenting the different ages and stages of my children. These are days we will never get back. I now have a daughter out on her own, and trust me when I say that it really does go by faster than you expect. I know I will blink and my son, the baby who is now 8 years old, will be headed off as well. I’m so glad that I value photography and have so many photos of the different stages of our lives.
I have several photos that I cherish for tender reasons. I recently printed one of my favorites of my dad and me, and had it framed to give him for Christmas. We both love it, as it is such a touching photo that reminds each of us of my childhood. It allows us both to reminisce about long ago when I was little, and life was so much simpler.
There are also photos we don’t give much thought to at the time, but become so precious to us when they are all we have left. I took this snapshot of my second daughter and my my father-in-law napping, just a few months before he died. I love that we have this sweet photo of them. What I love most about it is the feeling it brings to my daughter. She doesn’t have any recollection of him, being so young when he passed away. However, when she looks at this photograph she sees and feels an emotional connection to him. It lets her know that he held her and loved her. It is one of her only emotional connections to him, and that makes it a very powerful image.
The thing about these images that means the most is that they are not sitting in a drawer or trapped on a computer. Both of these images are prints that our family has taken and printed. Neither of them are professionally taken, but the important thing to note is that they have been printed and displayed. It’s not just a matter of printing photos out for display. Studies have shown that children with photos of themselves displayed in their homes have higher self-esteem. When they see images of themselves on the wall or in frames around the home, they feel cherished and loved.
What photos do you have that mean so much? Are they displayed or sitting in a drawer? I would encourage you to have them printed and to put them out to be seen. If you don’t have a recent photo of your family to display, now is the perfect time to create one. I would be happy to set up a consultation and prepare an amazing session for you.
This weekend I had a very special photo shoot. This sweet couple has been married ten years! To commemorate the special anniversary, they wanted a session with their kids at Union Station in Kansas City. She even wore her wedding dress!
I loved every minute of photographing this family, and they did so well! Even the little ones were super patient. I think we all had fun!
For this photo session, we had a Tea Party! I did it as a themed mini-session, and boy did these little sweeties have FUN. Actually, I’m not sure who had more fun – them or me. They were completely unaware that we were there for pictures! They came for the tea (water) and cupcakes.
Speaking of the cupcakes, my friend Lisa with Custom Cakes in Shawnee made them and they turned out so amazing. Not only were they pretty, they were so tasty! The girls ate the bows first, of course. Seriously yummy! Check out more of Lisa’s fabulous creations on Facebook here.