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The weather here in Kansas City has been cold, cloudy, and rainy this past week. And when one of my favorite families had only a small window of time to get a session scheduled while their daughter was home from college, I had to do something to make sure I could capture some great images. So, I decided to try a natural light studio…. and of course I had to test out the location with my own daughter first.

I was able to capture these within just 15 minutes before the family arrived. And I LOVE them.

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So, I’ve just decided that I’ll start offering these mini studio sessions on a regular basis. And just to be clear, I’ll only be in the studio for set blocks of time each month, so all sessions and viewings will be booked within those times. But, for only $125 you can get…

:: 15 minute session

:: in-person viewing scheduled on a later date

:: your favorite image printed as a 7×10 and matted to 11×14

:: the 7×10 digital file for that same image along with a print release

:: the option to purchase additional prints

And since this is the holiday season, the first 12 sessions can be booked for only $100.

Gift certificates are always available.

EDITED TO ADD… I was just asked “is there a ‘shoot by date’ with these mini sessions?”….Since I’m signing a one year lease, the sessions can be purchased now but they need to be scheduled before November 30, 2016

November 20, 2014
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I did this maternity session just three months ago…it was a beautiful summer morning

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Then just a couple weeks ago, mom called and said “could you squeeze us in for a quick family session now that the baby has arrived?”…. my next available time happened to be the very last warm day in Kansas City. The cold front was scheduled to hit at sundown. I called the mom and asked if her husband would be able to get home from work a little early. She said he could be there by 4:30…so I raced over. We didn’t even have a set location. We decided to head over to where we took the maternity pictures, hoping the fall color would still be great over there. It wasn’t. But, thankfully, I found a hill in the general area that would work. The first image I took was at 4:43PM…the last was at 4:50PM. I worked FAST. Here are half of the final edited images.

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This is going to be a VERY big post…

I have been documenting my best friend’s family since she was pregnant with her oldest…

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And I was there for his birth…

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I photographed him when he was 5 days old and 4 months old…

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The days he turned 8 months and 1 year…

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When he was about to become a big brother for the first time….

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And the second time…

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So on Monday, when I found out it was going to be his first day of Kindergarten, I just had to take some pictures!!

I wanted it to be fun, fast, and very real! I told my friend not to worry about dressing them up or even changing the kids’ clothes…their oldest is wearing his school uniform and the youngest ate something orange and drippy earlier in the day. It’s real life :)

The whole session lasted just 25 minutes (first image was at 4:15pm and the last at 4:40pm), but these images I captured will help them remember this special day forever :)

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December 18, 2013
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So hard to believe it was already 13 months ago today that this little girl was born!!janellevano.com

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December 13, 2013
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December 08, 2012
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I just LOVE this image!

December 02, 2012
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I had a lot of work to get done last night, so my longest stretch of sleep was only 2 hours; it was really more like a nap. But, I just had to photograph Monroe today…14 days is the latest I like to do newborn session since very soon after that point they can get baby acne and they don’t sleep quite as well while I move them around. Plus, they lose the ‘newness’…love newborn wrinkly skin!! So, as I got out of the car and grabbed my camera, I said to my daughter “I hope I’m able to get at least one great image!”.  Thankfully, I was able to get a little more than one.

October 25, 2012
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I can’t tell you how much fun I had photographing these two little ones! They belong to my friend (and super talented) Leigh Miller. Walking into their home and hearing the sound of hysterical baby giggles…it’s like medicine for my soul! Seriously thinking I might need to make a little audio recording of them, so I can listen to it any time I’m feeling down.

If you’re needing a good song today check out Home by Phillip Phillips …LOVE it. I’ve been singing it in my head all morning :)