I met with the Sudduth family this Saturday at a NEW location (at least for me!) We met in Gray Summit at Shaw Nature Reserve.
For this very first shot, I had to step pretty far back off the path into approximately 1,000,000 sticker bushes. There was a photography class going on behind us, and I guess people were staring over at me, because the instrucor went: “Oh! She’s in the chiggers!”
Early Saturday morning, Andrae, Grant, Walker, Angie, and Joey introduced me to this jewel, which very much reminds me of Burr Oak Woods in Kansas City!
Angie told me this was her family’s first time getting photos outside of a studio (think, like, JC Penney photo studio). I was completely flattered, honored, privileged … you name it … to introduce her into this whole new world of on-location photography. So, whatcha think, Angie?
Andrae, who was named after Angie’s maiden name, was our 12-year-old helper. Angie is actually in a BOOT right now due to a stress fracture. Andrae was a gem helping us carry, not letting me forget to leave my lenses lying around, and helping me explore this new setting!
Grant, whose birthday is in just a month (to the day!), was also very excited to tell me all about Shaw Nature Reserve. He also told me I was a “nice lady.” Thanks, Grant!
Also, Angie told me this is one of his original faces:
But we got this 6-year-old to cheese for us, too!
Now, Mr. Walker, our 2.5-year-old, was surprisingly good at giving little grins. We didn’t get any huge belly laughs, but we got some smiles when we asked him to say “Chase!” instead of “Cheese!” He’s a big “Pat Patrol” fan.
We also had to make time for photos of just Angie and Joey. These two lovebirds are still in love, three (and 13 years) kids later!
Thanks for booking with Kansas City Photography, we can’t wait to keep capturing these memories for you — outside of a studio! 😉
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