Judy’s Graduates

This weekend, I got to meet one of the coolest families I’ve ever had the chance to work with. Judy came to us planning graduation pics but not for just one graduate – she has TWO – and at the same time!

Julia is graduating from UMKC Law this spring. She will take her bar exam in July and wants to take on the world as a Criminal Defense Attorney. Jake, Julia’s little brother, graduates from McMurry University in Texas and has applied to law schools all over (including UMKC Law!) He opted not to walk the stage in May just so he could watch his sister graduate – because they are scheduled to graduate on the SAME day!

We took some time to walk around the law library, the Epperson house and I even had them both climbing the walls to get just the right shots!

And then Jack showed up… and so did the Law School books!!! They were NOT light and I think this was only a semester’s worth!

We’re all pretty sure that for as much time as he spent helping Julia study, Jack should get his degree too!

Best of luck to these hard-working graduates and congratulations to this beautiful family! We hope to see you again in 4 years at Jake’s law school graduation!

It’s Graduation Time — Clarissa’s Associates Degree Celebration!

Tatiana here, ready to share with you Clarissa’s journey of higher learning! Clarissa contacted us wanting to capture her monumental triumph: Getting her Associates in Science! 

We decided on Unity Village, which she discovered from our Top 10 Photoshoot Locations in Kansas City blog post!

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Which by this amazing flower arch, you can see why! There are thousands of roses there, it is an absolutely beautiful location.

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She graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College, with plans to become a middle school teacher (good luck with those pre-teens)!

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Her 4-year-old, Jason, has the brightest smile!

She’ll have plenty of time to learn the inner workings of a teenager’s brain, because she’ll have one to come home to faster than she can say “Master’s degree!”

One of the best parts of being a photographer is being able to capture that love you can feel between them. (Don’t worry, we can capture your love on camera, too!)

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Being a typical 4-year-old, it was a challenge for Jason to look at the camera. So, sometimes you just have to let the kiddos loosen up a bit! We let Jason run the show and show off some of his funny faces. Mom followed suit pretty well!

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Jason was really happy with the swinging idea. Momma Rosa was also was at the shoot, so I asked Clarissa if she wanted to say a few words to commemorate this moment in her life:

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“Thank you sooo much for always supporting me in every endeavor of my life. I know I can be indecisive, but you have always supported me and I couldn’t have asked for more than that. You and Jason are the center of my world, and even from Nebraska, you will always be the center of my world. I love you, Mom & I will miss you ! 💖 (P.S. Just 2 more degrees to go! 😆)”

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Clarissa is literally on the bridge to success. We from Kansas City Photography wish her the best as she goes on to the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska!

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