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A couple weekends ago we did the second annual date of mini sessions at Liberty Memorial (the amazing WWI memorial and museum in downtown Kansas City) and had such fun. I only shoot here once a year because while it can provide a cool backdrop of the city, it can be a challenge to shoot here without clouds since there isn’t much shade to help diffuse the bright sunlight. On this particular morning it was indeed very sunny (and hot! hot! hot!) out so we did most of the sessions in the shade by one of the museum entries which have really pretty tile with a quick jot out to the wall for the cityscape. This location may come back next Spring instead of summer, so stay tuned!

Here’s a round up of the fun sessions. The families received more than what’s shown, but here are my faves from each one. =)

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This last set was from the first of the day, we had a bit of unique scheduling before the main mini sessions kicked off so we were able to snap a few at the top of the hill by the wall and then down on the grass.

Liberty Memorial Kansas City Photo Shoot Jessica Strom PhotographyLooking forward to next year at this location, we’ll switch it up a bit! Thanks everyone for coming out!

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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE a minimum 3-5 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1 week after your session. Be sure to check out the FAQ for more info!

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Regular 5 Minute sessions are only scheduled on specific dates/times available for booking through our online booking system. Please be sure to book in advance!

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I just shared with you the other day Christine & Jeff’s pregnancy announcement mini session and just saw them a couple weeks ago for their maternity mini at Liberty Memorial. Their story to get here is incredible and one I can personally relate to which makes these photos so very precious and meaningful. Christine is GLOWING and they are going to be such incredible parents. Plus I love the way her outfit and the tiled background really bring out the softness of Christine’s eyes, so pretty!

The 5 minute sessions are really perfect for easy beautiful maternity photos if you’re wanting something low-key. If you do want something a bit more custom, shoot me an email and we can set something up for you. Many parents want to do the breath taking custom studio sessions of their newborns posed and with props, which can and rightfully so run a pretty decent investment (worth it trust me!), so if you’ve found the perfect newborn photographer for you (or I can refer some to you) and still want to squeeze in some maternity photos, come try out a mini session with so you can have the best of both worlds; gorgeous professional maternity photos while saving the rest of your photo budget for the studio newborn photographer.

Thanks again Christine and Jeff for coming out to see me! Looking forward to meeting your little guys this fall! Cheers!

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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE a minimum 3-5 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1 week after your session. Be sure to check out the FAQ for more info!

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Regular 5 Minute sessions are only scheduled on specific dates/times available for booking through our online booking system. Please be sure to book in advance!

Questions? Shoot me an email at jessicastromphotography@gmail.com

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I was worried we’d get rained out but the skies cleared and we ended up with a gorgeous evening for portraits outside of the Kauffman Center in downtown Kansas City a couple weekends ago. The beautiful thing about the Kauffman Center is there are really so many great spots to do mini-sessions and this night I opted to stay out front of the main entrance as I just love the curves of the building up close.

Lydia turned 2! She warmed up to me right away and gave me wonderful smiles, such a sweetheart!

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A sisters session, I hope they treasure these photos for years to come!

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A family session, little Jack is going to break some hearts ladies!

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A family maternity session, love! Mom had baby 3 days later! =)

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A back to back mini session, meaning two sessions book for 10 minutes. Twice the time and twice the photos. This family was in town visiting and a mini-session was the perfect solution to squeeze in some family photos and you can see what’s available on the bookings in real time!

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And one more family session. I’d last seen the girls 6 months ago during the holidays at Union Station and they’d gotten so big and cuter by the day!

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I’ll definitely be adding the Kauffman Center to my Fall line up but probably a bit further away from it so it’s in the background rather than close up. Hope to see some of you there! Fall calendar comes out next month!

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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE a minimum 3-5 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1 week after your session. Be sure to check out the FAQ for more info!

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Regular 5 Minute sessions are only scheduled on specific dates/times available for booking through our online booking system. Please be sure to book in advance!

Questions? Shoot me an email at jessicastromphotography@gmail.com

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I first met Christine and Jeff in early April when they came out to Prairie Fire to do a mini session for their pregnancy announcement of their twins. Pregnancy announcements are always so fun to do during mini-sessions because it can be as personalized as you want and gives parents a beautiful commemorative set of photos to document such a sweet time. C & J brought along their sweet ultrasound photos and I loved the idea of their rivalry alma mater onesies, so fun. I hope when the babies fit into them they’ll come back for an after photo, so cute! (Hint hint, Christine! Haha!)

Last weekend I did their maternity mini session so I’ll share those soon too! I’m putting together a little prop collection of items to use for these fun milestones so if you need any ideas for your pregnancy announcement or other milestones let me know! =)

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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE a minimum 3-5 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1 week after your session. Be sure to check out the FAQ for more info!

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Regular 5 Minute sessions are only scheduled on specific dates/times available for booking through our online booking system. Please be sure to book in advance!

Questions? Shoot me an email at jessicastromphotography@gmail.com

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[…] just shared with you the other day Christine & Jeff’s pregnancy announcement mini session and just saw them a couple weeks ago for their maternity mini at Liberty Memorial. Their story to […]

I love the color of the Kansas City Star Building downtown in the Crossroads, teal just speaks to me! Last year anytime I tried to schedule photos there the weather hated me and it rained us out both times, so I was excited to finally have a beautiful morning for portraits there just a few weeks ago. My first mini session there that morning was of sweet Violet and her adoring parents. Mom best describes Violet’s budding personality as “cautiously curious” which indeed she was. She studied me and none of my tricks even made her crack! But it was so okay, because… well let me have Violet’s mom tell you herself!

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Here’s a few of my faves from the session, so cute!

(On a side note, being the background is such a strong teal, if the colors look off on your monitor since screens vary, it is just a screen thing and rest assured that clients get properly color balanced photos so don’t let it discourage you from giving me a try!)

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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE a minimum 3-5 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1 week after your session. Be sure to check out the FAQ for more info!

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW

Regular 5 Minute sessions are only scheduled on specific dates/times available for booking through our online booking system. Please be sure to book in advance!

Questions? Shoot me an email at jessicastromphotography@gmail.com

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