Family

Baby Sloane

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I have been a photographer long enough now to see fads and trends come and go. I pretty much stopped photographing babies about five years ago when the trend of perfectly posed newborns on bean bags became a thing. I literally ran from this trend and it was liberating. The pressure to conform to this style and master the craft of the “sleeping posed baby” was stressful and not natural for me. ¬†It takes a special talent and person to make every baby into an Ann Geddes masterpiece and I don’t posses that skill. I do think these types of portraits are beautiful, but for me they don’t carry a story. When Brooke messaged me about coming to their home and photographing their family and baby Sloane I jumped at the opportunity. I photographed Tyler & Brooke’s wedding a few years ago and they are a wonderful couple; Sloane is the happiest and sweetest baby I have ever met.

As a wedding photographer, we are taught to capture moments and images that tell a story. I personally don’t have children, but if I did, I know how I would want them photographed. I would want images that show relationships, real moments, and the beauty of that stage in life. Photographing their family that day made me remember what I loved about lifestyle family and children portraits, freezing moments in time. Thanks for allowing me to run through the halls of your home, and hang with your family for the morning. Sloane is the absolute coolest and I love all that big personality in such a little person.Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (9) Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (7) Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (4) Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (1) Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (3) Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (2) Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (5) Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (10) Morris 369-small Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (11) Lifestyle-Photography-Lindsey-Pantaleo-Jefferson-City-Missouri (6)

A Family Film

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This film is a first for Nick and I. We normally only film weddings and commercial projects, but when Peter and Danielle asked us to help with this project we were excited to be a part of it! The goal was to capture their family on a normal Saturday afternoon. We met at their home in the morning to play with some toys then headed out to Downtown Jefferson City for sightseeing and cinnamon rolls :) Thanks for allowing us into your home and lives for a day! This project was so fun and Congrats on new beginnings :)

Emma, A Tiny Ballerina

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When I first began talking with Emma’s mom about their family pictures, she mentioned that Emma went up on pointe this year and would love to photograph her at this stage in dance. Dance and ballet hold a special place in my heart as I danced for 17 years. It was probably the first form of art I fell in love with. ¬†Photographing other dancers are some of my favorite photo sessions.

I was so excited about this session! We photographed this tiny ballerina outdoors for a more natural environment. She was amazing, beautiful, and graceful. Even though she hasn’t been on pointe very long, she mastered every pose. It was so fun to work with her; all the happy memories I have of dancing came rushing back. We photographed her “leafy green” costume at Meramec Springs in St. James and her “Black Swan” costume at one of my favorite downtown spots in St. James.

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Josh & Kathryn, Reed Memorial Wildlife Area Lee Summit, Missouri

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I am so excited for Josh and Katherine’s wedding this fall! Congrats you two! We met up at the Reed Memorial Wildlife Area in Lee Summit for their engagement pictures. This conservation ground is absolutely beautiful; I can’t wait to visit again. They have dozens of lakes and paths through the forest. They brought along their sweet son, Gabriel. He is such a happy and energetic little guy. He loves to fish; luckily had his fishing pole with him. I love the father-son moment we were able to capture. Looking forward to September!

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