Family Portraits with One Year Old

This family is so dear to my heart because I had the honor of photographing their wedding back in 2017! Click here to see their wedding images! The next year, they were expecting their first baby, and I loved capturing that beautiful season for them. Last fall, they traveled to Kansas City from Iowa for me to capture their family with their darling one year old baby! We had the perfect weather for a fall session, and the gorgeous golden light at the end.

Here are my faves from their session!

Field Family Session with Twin Girls

On this snowy, foggy day, I’m looking back at fall sessions from 2019! These sessions are filled with emotion and love, and my favorite part is capturing in-between moments that are unplanned. They’re the best!

I had so much fun connecting with this family, whose twin girls recently turned one. They wanted a photo shoot to document this busy season of their lives! I was seriously impressed by mama’s ability to hold both girls in her arms for so long! So strong!

Mama and baby girls’ outfits were borrowed from the studio wardrobe.

Stylish, cozy lifestyle newborn session

I look back at this session and still can’t believe how talented this family is! This gorgeous home of theirs? They take all the credit for envisioning and creating these amazing spaces! When I arrive at a client’s home for a newborn session, I first have them give me a tour of their home so I can plan out my shooting spaces, and I’m pretty sure I was swooning at every single room and little nook in their home! Talk about a photographer’s dream to capture images in a space like this.

Enjoy my favorites from this session with baby Goldie and their sweet pup, Goose!

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Fall family session with two daughters

This beautiful Kansas City family continues to grow! The last time I saw them was shortly after their youngest daughter was born, and now she is one! I loved catching up with them and seeing the sweet relationship between the sisters that has bloomed over the year!

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2019 in Review

Does it ever feel like a New Year is less than surprising? I mean, the days count down to the last day of the year at the same speed as any other time of the year, but for some reason it always feels like “whoa! That went fast!” when a New Year arrives. 2019 was by far the best for Allison Marie Photography! I mean, years ago when I was shooting weddings, I had phenomenal years filled with great clients and finding my stride in work. But switching to solely photographing families, babies and maternity feels JUST where I am supposed to be with work. It fills me up so much that it mostly doesn’t feel like work at all!

This was my first full year with a small studio space for photographing and meeting with clients (I began that in March of 2018), and this year I have found my groove! I have focused in my editing, wardrobe, and use of light to create a very cohesive look to my images, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about!

2019 was the first year I hosted my Motherhood Mini Session Event, which was a huge hit! I am already dreaming about how this session will go this spring – be on the lookout for details, mamas!!

I had my 2nd annual holiday kid minis, and it was a blast of a morning!

My oldest two began kindergarten, which gave me a bit of new freedom to photograph sessions and meet with clients two days a week. How wonderful! I photographed a total of 30 in-studio newborn sessions, 20 outdoor family sessions, and 55 other sessions (lifestyle newborn, in-studio child/maternity, ect). I went through all my sessions and chose one image (sometimes two!) from each one as a favorite, which truly felt impossible. With each image in these collages, I don’t simply see a pretty photograph. My heart is flooded with stories. Stories of infertility and years of longing for a child. Stories of new homes built or renovated in the early years of marriage before welcoming a baby. Stories of adoption, of traumatic births, of  the most serene births. Moments of shedding tears with mamas about how utterly challenging those first few days and weeks of motherhood feel, combined with feeling more love than their hearts could possibly imagine feeling. Stories of prematurity (even one born oversees on vacation!) and hospital stays. It is all so close to my heart that I nearly get choked up looking through these images.

Photographs are life, my friends. Yes, a photograph can speak a thousand words, as cheesy as that saying may be! They will be passed down throughout the generations of these families, along with the cherished stories behind them – of joy, heartache, loss and also perseverance.

To all of you who I had the joy of photographing in 2019: THANK YOU. Thank you for opening your heart and story to me. I know it is an extremely vulnerable thing to be photographed, and I deeply value every single one of you. You and your family are beautiful, and to my mama clients: keep on keeping on! Your hard work of caring for and raising your children day-in and day-out matters deeply. Press on with confidence and gratitude, knowing that you are passing on a legacy of light to your children!

And now for (just some!!) of my favorite photographs from the year! SO many and yet it was ridiculously hard to narrow down my favorites to just these!