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AE Photography

213 Northwest 101 Street, Kansas City, MO 64155
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AE Photography holds photo shoots and portraiture sessions for Kansas City area families. The studio specializes in family photography and offers services for studio-based and outdoor sessions. The studio focuses on aesthetically documenting family interactions and also handles sessions with newborns, children, and pets. AE Photography is headed by Robin Crislip, who participates in various organizations including the PPA. Former clients have said that Robin communicates well and professionally handles tasks such as location selection.

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4.0 / 5 (41)
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Amy Kuntz Photography

709 North Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050
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Amy Kuntz Photography is the studio of a Kansas City-based family photographer whose mission is to create long-lasting stories through the images she captures. Amy Kuntz also offers maternity, newborn and baby, senior, and professional headshot photography services. She sends the photos digitally to her clients and lets them pick their favorite pictures for retouching. According to one of her customers, Amy is patient with babies.

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5.0 / 5 (56)
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5.0 / 5 (10)

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Anna Marie Photography

700 Northeast R D Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014
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Anna Marie Photography is a studio in Missouri that has been serving clients in Kansas City and nearby areas since 2009. Anna specializes in family sessions and works with clients from planning to the actual photoshoot. She also offers newborn, cakes mash, and baby photo packages. According to her previous clients, she is able to accommodate personalized shoots and is able to produce excellent photographs. Her passion for photography extends to her interest in getting to know and meeting the subjects of her photo sessions.

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Cathy Quarles Photography

Kansas City, MO 64156
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Cathy Quarles Photography helps Kansas City parents capture precious early moments in their children's lives. The company's newborn photography packages are available in three tiers, all of which include a variety of poses and digital, high-resolution images. Quarles has more than 15 years of experience as a photographer and captures images that portray raw emotions in a journalistic style. She also offers family sessions, as well as headshots, senior photos, and Watch Me Grow photography packages..

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Colleen Christi Photography

701 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
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Colleen Christi provides her photography services to families, newborns, baby portraits, children's sessions, and weddings. She also provides photography workshops throughout the year. During photography sessions, Christi can offer heirloom artwork options and customized sessions. Other options are framed wall art, mounted prints, canvas wall art, and folio boxes. Christi also offers standard edits, which include color correction and skin-perfecting, and advanced edits, which include digital backdrops and head swaps. Clients have praised her unique edits and her patience in taking family photos.

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Elements Studio Photography

1323 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64102
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Elements Studio Photography was founded in 2008 to help create keepsakes for families in Kansas City. Lead photographer Kelly Powell offers family photo shoots, but she also covers weddings, destination weddings, corporate headshots, and conceptual portraits. She offers packages with various inclusions. Powell has a professional career of 15 years in the business and has a master's degree in photography and motion. She put up her own business after pursuing photojournalism in Sierra Leone.

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Faces You Love by Helen Ransom

4569 Indian Creek Pkwy,, Overland Park, KS 66207
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Faces You Love is a photography studio founded in 2011 that works to capture memorable family moments for residents in the Kansas City area. Owned by photographer Helen Ransom, the studio handles all aspects of a photoshoot including hair and makeup, styling, and printing. It also handles portrait sessions for siblings and individual children in addition to standard family photoshoots. Faces You Love provides galleries of images from the shoot following each session. Helen does volunteer works and holds monthly photo sessions with babies for free at the NICU of St. Luke's on the Plaza.

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Happy Chick Photography

905 East 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
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Happy Chick Photography is a studio in Kansas City owned by Christy Lonergan. Shooting professional photos since 2004, Lonergan offers studio sessions for children and families, as well as on-location sessions for clients who wish to take their family photos outdoors. Her studio also accepts smash cake sessions with themed sets for one-year-old children. During photo sessions, Lonergan likes to initiate games and take on a fun approach as a way to capture authentic family moments.

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Jesse Salter Photography

1300 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64102
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Jesse Salter Photography is a business that has been catering to Kansas City since 2018. It provides family, newborn, and maternity photography sessions, which include closet access for clients, a choice between outdoor or in-studio venues, and digital files with print release. The closet contains a wide selection of styles and includes dresses, maternity gowns, and children's clothing. The business can also recommend professional hair and makeup artists for clients. Photographer Jesse Salter accommodates up to six people for family photo sessions.

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Jillian Farnsworth Photography

1137 Nottingham Drive, Liberty, MO 64068
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Jillian Farnsworth Photography is a Kansas City-based family photographer who established her business in 2009. She aims to freeze and capture special moments through her family portrait sessions. These photoshoots take an hour and include both posed and candid pictures. Farnsworth plans activities for the children during the session. She has a client wardrobe and offers suggestions for locations based on the client's preference. Farnsworth also offers other packages for personality portraits, mini sessions, custom seniors photoshoots, and maternity and wedding photography.

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5.0 / 5 (2)
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Lea Murphy Photography

203 East 55 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64113
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Kansas City-based Lea Murphy Photography specializes in taking portraits of families. Clients can set their family portrait sessions outdoors, and Lea welcomes families of different sizes. Portfolios can be a mix of posed or candid shots of daily activities. Additionally, sessions are done in phases: the first one involves the entire family, then separate breakout groups with the children, the parents, and any combination of members. Clients also can request photos to be digitally printed separately or in an album.

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Meredith Maag Photography

111 E 66th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64113
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Meredith Maag, whose photography studio services Kansas City, has always wanted to capture the best moments of her clients. She had been into photography for decades until she decided to be a motherhood photographer to help families record memories and turn them into keepsakes. Her style revolves around simplicity and purity, artistically focusing on the connection of the mother and their child. Meredith's service offerings include full-service sessions, petite studio sessions, baby's first year, and collective membership.

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Morgan Miller Photography

1219 Union Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64101
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Morgan Miller Photography is owned and operated by Morgan, a newborn photographer serving clients in Kansas City. She has been capturing the beauty of the world around her for more than 18 years. Morgan also produces portraits and lifestyle, family, travel, and commercial photography. She also covers events such as weddings and engagements. Morgan is a member of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce and has received the 2019 Allied Business of the Year Award from the association.

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only.young.once

2109 Northeast 114th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64155
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Only.young.once provides family photography services to clients in Kansas City. Kayla Sheer is a photographer who offers in-home, studio, outdoor, and lifestyle photography that capture intimate family moments and beautiful portraits of children. She also offers several photography packages that allow for formal and candid images. Clients can choose to buy prints, albums, and digital collections two weeks after the photography sessions. Kayla worked with known photographer Jim Reed for eight years. She also learned additional photography techniques while working for a marketing company.

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Rebecca Lassiter Photography

218 Delaware Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
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Rebecca Lassiter Photography offers family photography services in Kansas City. Photographer Rebecca focuses on capturing the raw moments, relationships, and true spirit among her clients. She also specializes in maternity, newborn, couples, and event photography. Her goal is to make her clients feel comfortable and relaxed during the session to bring out candid moments and genuine smiles. Rebecca's sessions are not limited to her studio as she recommends to clients the beautiful sceneries in Kansas City such as parks, lakes, and gardens to serve as backdrops for her clients' shoots.

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Susy Photo

1310 Northeast 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64116
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Susy Photo LLC has been a Kansas City photographer for 12 years. Susy offers family photography and makes sure that her photos will portray raw emotions that can bring the moment to life. She discovers different locations which can be suitable for capturing her client’s family photos. She also specializes in engagement and wedding photography, newborn and maternity shoots, seniors and boudoir photographs, and is also available for headshots. Her philosophy suggests that every moment is worth capturing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

A family photographer is a skilled professional who uses artistic ability and a camera to take pictures of families. These professionals use photography equipment and photo editing software to create visually pleasing images of small and large family groups.

You can have this type of photo taken when welcoming a new family member, such as when a baby is born or a child is adopted. You can have family photos taken annually to show how fast your children are growing or to commemorate an annual event or favorite holiday.

Additionally, you can choose the type of setting and fashions that best fit your lifestyle for these photos. You can be as formal or casual as you like and have the pictures taken indoors or outside to suit your family’s preferences.

What is family photography?

Family photography is taking pictures of groups of family members. These can be small groups of immediate family members or large groups that include members of your extended family. Settings can involve casual or formal events that are held indoors or outdoors.

Why do you need family photos?

Family photos create a visual record of your family. These photos can create memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. Family photos also make way for future generations of your family to feel connected to you and your family.

What do family photographers do?

Family photographers help you choose a visually interesting setting. They also typically manage lighting to help your photos come out looking bright and easy to see. These photographers may work in a studio that you visit, or they can also sometimes come to a location you choose.

Why do people get family portraits?

People get family portraits to display at home and to share with loved ones. The photos can be used to commemorate the birth of a new family member and also be used to show how much family members change over the years.

How long should a family photo shoot last?

A family photo shoot can be as short as half an hour or take as long as a couple of hours. Things that affect the amount of time it takes to complete a family photo shoot include the number of outfit changes and background settings you want.

How many pictures are in a session?

The number of proofs you get from a family photo session varies based on the package you choose to buy. However, it’s common for a family photographer to provide a client with 35 to 60 images per session.

What do people wear for family photography sessions?

People typically wear clothes that represent the family’s lifestyle. For outdoor-themed photos, casual outfits in colors that stand out from the chosen background are common. For indoor or family photos to be taken at weddings, people typically choose dressier outfits.

Where to take family photos?

For indoor family photos, you can have the photographer visit your home or head to the studio. One advantage of the studio is the photographer can prepare the lighting and backdrop ahead of time. You could also head outdoors to a park or a location that’s significant to your family.

What should I look for in a family photographer?

First, look at a photographer’s portfolio to see examples of past work. If the photographer doesn’t have a portfolio, search the internet for information, such as ratings and past experiences, of other clients. Finally, check to see if they have any professional certifications from an educational institution or Professional Photographers of America.

How much does family photography cost?

Family photo sessions typically cost between $175 and $350. However, it can be much lower or higher depending on the photography package details. A photo shoot that involves several clothing changes or numerous locations can cost more.

Are you supposed to tip photographers for family photos, and how much?

If you’re having family photos taken at a studio in a retail setting, tipping isn’t typically expected. If an independent photographer takes your family photos at a location outside the studio, a 5% to 10% tip is considered a friendly way to thank your photographer.

Where can I print family photos?

Some stores that provide photo services can print your family photos. However, it’s important to discuss copyright with your photographer before you do this. If your photographer sells printed images, your photos are likely copyrighted. That means stores can’t print them without violating your photographer’s copyright.

How do I share photos with my family?

You can share digital photos with family or have them printed to share. Printed images can then be framed for display or placed in photo albums. Framed images can become part of the decor in a loved one’s home, and when placed in an album, the photos can be carried when traveling.

What can I do with old family photographs?

You can create a memory wall to display old family photos. You can choose favorite old photos to make into keepsakes, such as coffee mugs or pillows. If storage space is limited, you can have old family photos digitized, share them on a website, or upload them onto sharable flash drives.

How does someone become a family photographer?

While there are institutions that offer photography courses, many photo professionals learn the skill through practice or apprenticeships. To get started, photographers can pick up good-quality photography equipment and begin practicing. Photo editing is also an important skill to learn when becoming a family photographer.

How much can a family photographer make?

The median annual pay for a photographer, which includes family photographers, is $41,280. This breaks down to around $19.85 per hour for full-time family photographers. The pay range is from just under $11 per hour to slightly over $40 per hour.

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