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When Tyler won Rock The Tutu for the third and final time in September, I knew I wanted to do something fun to celebrate her special triple crown win. She turned 5 a couple weeks ago and I told her Mom that I had this fun idea for her birthday shoot (which of course only took 5 minutes!) and we ran with it. We lucked out with a cloudy morning and met up at the Plaza after my sessions in Loose Park. The only accessory we were missing was the actual Tiffany bag (and we weren’t going to use an imposter! That would be sinful, haha!). So we went inside Tiffany & Co and asked one of the very nice salesman if we could borrow a little bag and they happily agreed to it. We showed Tyler the photo of Audrey in the movie on the wall and she thought it was very cool. We stepped outside, had some fun, and some breakfast too! I think it’s possible Mom and Grandpa took more photos on their cell phones than I did! Tyler looked so cute and even people on the street took photos of her as they drove by. It was such a fun little something different!

Happy 5th Birthday Tyler!

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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 1-2 weeks 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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The front entrance of Nelson Atkins is one of my favorite places to do sessions at, whether it’s a mini session or a longer one. It can however be a tough one as it faces due south so with the bright sunlight I usually only do these either in the evening or early morning. It’s a timeless location and Kansas City classic with the steps and columns, the Shuttlecocks (or as we call them in Canada, Birdies), and the manicured landscaping. Perfect for all seasons, groupings (couples, families, etc), and extended family sessions. I’ve got two dates coming up for this Fall, one THIS SATURDAY October 7th which I have a few openings left, and then last one for the year is on Saturday November 18th. Would love to see you there! As always, just $60 + tax for your 5 minute mini session, can’t be beat!

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One location that anyone who follows my work on social media sees often is definitely outside the Museum at Prairie Fire in Leawood/OP. Since this beauty was built it just begged to be the new favorite for family photos. I’m a sucker for jewel tones to begin with and the building is so gorgeous it looks amazing in ANY season. My favorite time of day to photograph there is the early evening as the sunlight from the West really just makes the color pop when photographing up close (and gives it a golden hue when photographing from a distance). Plus it’s by the shops (my favorite is Made in KC, a speciality store that is everything Kansas City) and the theatre and restaurants, it’s a perfect spot to get in and get out for family photos and still go have some fun after.

My LAST DATE at this location for 2017 is coming up on Wednesday night October 18th between 5-6pm. Perfect for families needing weeknights and a quick get in and out after school/work and before dinner. Don’t miss it!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who made Rock the Tutu 2017 so much fun! I’m looking forward to the Boys contest in the Spring, Rock My Tie (yep changed it back from the baseball theme), so be on the look out for that!

Without further adu, the Grand Prize Winner WITH 280 votes is….


TYLER from the Age 4 Category!!!
And this is her TRIPLE CROWN WIN, as she won Rock The Tutu in 2013 & 2014!
Congratulations Tyler! A sweet send off into tutu retirement! =)

The Individual Category RUNNER UPS are:

In the Under 1 Category with 232 Votes are:

BRIGHTON & DAISY!! Congratulations!!
2nd and 3rd runner ups coming in we had Thea with 180 Votes and Mila with 164 Votes!

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In the Age 1 Category with 162 Votes is:

BRIELLE!! Congratulations!!
2nd and 3rd runner ups coming in we had Brooklyn with 139 Votes and Logan & Amelia with 137 Votes!

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In the Age 2 Category with 223 Votes is:

PARKER K.!! Congratulations!
2nd and 3rd runner ups coming in we had Skori with 219 and Reese with 157!

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In the Age 3 Category with 134 Votes is:

VIVIAN!! Congratulations!!
2nd and 3rd runner ups coming in we had Lydia with 116 and Stella with 109 Votes!

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In the Age 4 Category with 220 Votes:

IVY!! Congratulations!!!
2nd and 3rd runner ups coming in we had Monroe with 203 votes and Evelyn with 162 votes!

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And the winner of the VOTER PRIZE on Facebook drawn at random is (wins one free mini sessionto be scheduled before Dec 18th 2017) is:
KRISTI KURTZ!

Winners please email me at jessicastromphotography@gmail.com to book your session!

THANK YOU AGAIN TO EVERYONE, to the moms who made the time to enter their daughters and promoted the contest for votes, to the voters who engaged and just to everyone who made it so fun! You rock! Hope to see many of you again next summer for Rock The Tutu 2018!

And hey since you’re here…. Check out the 5 Minute Mini Session info and give it a try this fall!
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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE an average of 5-8 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1-2 weeks 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

Want to be in the KNOW on future dates, exclusive newsletter only discount, advance notice of pop up sessions (Sunflowers anyone) and more? Click on the link to sign up below!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook for the latest after the newsletter goes out!

 

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ROCK THE TUTU 2017 IS HERE!

Voting Rules:

Rock The Tutu is a live public vote open to voters from 8am Thursday Sept 21st to 11:59pm CST on Friday the 22nd. The grand prize winner and runner ups are determined by the outcome of the public vote only, I (Jessica Strom) play no part or have any influence over the winners of the contest.

PLEASE VOTE IN EACH AGE CATEGORY BELOW!

• Each voter may only vote for one child in each category once per IP address/device per 24 hours.
• Only votes on the actual polls will count as votes, comments or likes on social media shares are awesome but not official votes
• You can email this page link to your family and friends, share it on social media whether it’s a personal or public business page, but it is not appropriate to use a business or corporate newsletter/email list to solicit votes on behalf of any one child
• Twins are grouped together and count as one entry/vote
• The progress of the contest votes will not be made public knowledge during the course of the voting period so not to influence any voting decisions. Other than announcing the winners and runner ups, results/standings may be provided to parents upon request but not made public.
• All images are copyright of Jessica Strom Photography
• Winners to be announced on Saturday Sept 24th in the afternoon
• Winners must redeem their prizes by the dates stated below or forfeit their session. Winners will be notified of their prize via social media and email but scheduling your prize session remains the responsibility of the winner’s family. If you miss scheduling your session before it is expires the session is forfeited. Sessions are not transferable and hold no cash value.

GRAND PRIZE:

Entry with the most overall votes wins FIVE free 5 minute mini sessions to use between Sept 2017 – Dec 2018.
Digital images included with each shoot so no additional purchase needed, no gimmicks, just beautiful portraits of your family!

RUNNER UP PRIZES:

Each entry with the highest number of votes in their age category will win ONE 5 minute mini session to be redeemed by the winner’s family by Dec 17th 2017.

 Direct Link to Under 1 Category Poll if you can’t see on your device or if the names “float” over the photos: –> http://poll.fm/5uql0

Direct Link to Age 1 Category Poll if you can’t see on your device or if the names “float” over the photos: –> http://poll.fm/5uql3

Direct Link to Age 2 Category Poll if you can’t see on your device or if the names “float” over the photos: –> http://poll.fm/5uql4

Direct Link to Age 3 Category Poll if you can’t see on your device or if the names “float” over the photos: –> http://poll.fm/5uql6

Direct Link to Age 4 Category Poll if you can’t see on your device or if the names “float” over the photos: –> http://poll.fm/5uql8

THANK YOU for participating in Rock The Tutu 2017! The boys contest will be announced in the Spring and Rock The Tutu returns next fall.

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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE an average of 5-8 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1-2 weeks 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

Want to be in the KNOW on future dates, exclusive newsletter only discount, advance notice of pop up sessions (Sunflowers anyone) and more? Click on the link to sign up below!

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