Guide to Kansas City Photographers

Kansas City Moms Blog is a collaborative online community including everything from parenting solutions, personal essays from local moms, regional business spotlights, and more. We frequently receive inquiries regarding family service providers, especially questions regarding local family photographers. We are thrilled to offer this guide as a resource for you, highlighting some of the best maternity, baby, children and family photographers in the Kansas City area.


amaplesphoto2015Adrienne Maples PhotoStudios
Servicing the nation; based in Overland Park, KS

Celebrate your life moments with internationally award-winning photographer, Adrienne Maples. Her warm personality & southern charm are certain to get your kids laughing, your husband smiling & everyone having wonderful time. For the last 12 years she’s offered her talents for weddings, families, children & newborns providing her happy families with unique works of art and an experience worth remembering.

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allisoncorrininkansascity_0002Allison Corrin Photography
Serving Kansas City and Surrounding Areas

“As a lifestyle and documentary photographer, when you step in front of my camera, I’ll ask you to whisper, dance, snuggle, kiss. Yes, I’ll look for that moment when you’re all looking at the camera, smiling and happy, but more importantly, I’ll listen for what’s real, asking you what’s precious about each other, when you fell in love, what makes you laugh uncontrollably, where your happy place is. See, my hope is not just to snap a quick photo of bodies posed, eyes pointed forward, but to let my lens share the words of stories only you can write, the story of your one beautiful life.”

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Amber Dawkins PhotographyKCMB Guide
Olathe, KS

Established in 2007, Amber Dawkins Photography is a mother-daughter photography business. After dabbling in just about every type of photography in the industry, Amber and Lisa found their passion photographing families, children, and high school seniors. Amber Dawkins Photography recently launched a photography project called Life as Art that focuses on turning just one small moment or activity in a baby or child’s life into a full session. The moment, chosen by the parents, represents a unique or special activity in that child’s life and is captured from every angle, showcasing details of their story that are often missed when life is moving in real time. Amber Dawkins Photography is also proud to offer a line of professional photography products and wall art, including museum quality canvas groupings, infused metal prints, and accordion albums.

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BeccaBlackburnPhotographyBecca Blackburn Photography
Olathe, KS

Becca Blackburn is a lifestyle and portrait photographer who specializes in families, births, newborns and couples. As a mom herself, Becca is passionate about providing beautiful, professional photos at a price that families can afford. And if you’re expecting a baby, she’d love to talk to you about capturing the very first moments between you and your little one through birth photography or a Fresh 48 session. For pricing or more information, visit or email Becca at [email protected]

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KCMB Image for Photography GuideCrazy Bananas Creative Studio / Photographer Megan Peters
Overland Park / Services throughout KC Metro / Missouri & Kansas

Megan Peters’ work at Crazy Bananas Creative Studio focuses on capturing the real you in photos…silly, fun, beautiful. Sessions include a mix of posed portraits and lifestyle images, providing families with images they will cherish for a lifetime. Megan specializes in images of families, newborns, children and pets. The goal of the studio is to provide clients with a stress free, fun session experience that results in images that showcase their unique beauty. Megan’s work is done with love…every client holds a special place in her heart and becomes part of her extended family.

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DarbiGPhotography-MamaHandsDarbi G. Photography
Serving the greater Kansas City metro and surrounding communities

Based in Kansas City, Darbi G. specializes in newborn, family, maternity and children photography with a fun, modern and fresh approach. Because babies grow way too quickly, Darbi also offers a sMilestone Collection, which is an all-inclusive package to document your precious new one’s first year in 3 or 4 sessions. Every on-location lifestyle session with Darbi G. includes 75-125 fully edited print-ready image files with use release. The images you come away with will reflect the love, craziness and special connections that are unique to your family.

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JBP full JPG_300x105Jan Barker Photography
Garnett, KS / Servicing Eastern Kansas and the KC metro area

“I am a family and birth photographer specializing in Mom’s and their babies and families. As a labor nurse turned birth photographer, I love capturing life’s greatest moments that bring us our greatest joys. Birth is a beautifully empowering experience shared between Mom’s and Dad’s and capturing the warm and loving moments as your baby is born is my most beloved and meaningful experience. Let me capture your’s! For more information call me at 785-214-5990.”

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KCMOMS-100Jennifer Wyse Photography
Lee’s Summit, MO

“I am a maternity, birth and newborn photographer. I help women capture that awesome moment of birth, and the incredible details leading up to it, in photographs. I document the candid strength and vulnerability of women becoming mothers, the faithful, strong support of spouses, partners, friends and family; the diligent expertise of midwives, doulas, nurses and doctors. The moment a new life comes earth side, and all of the joy, exhilaration and raw emotion that comes with it.”

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kcmomsblogJillian Farnsworth Photography
Liberty, MO (will travel)

Jillian Farnsworth loves to share in happy moments and document life’s sweetest memories.  She photographs everything from Engagement & Weddings to Birth & Newborns, Children & Seniors to Families! Jillian lives with her husband and two children in Liberty, MO.  When she’s not taking pictures, she stays busy caring for her munchkins who are obsessed with Legos and superheros!

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Servicing Kansas City and surrounding areas

“Taking an organic approach to photography, I use natural light and shoot on location.  Sessions are unique and unscripted.  Though I shoot all types of sessions and events, I specialize in Birth Story Sessions, Nursing (Latch) Sessions, and Senior Portrait Photography.  When you hire me as your custom photographer, I will make for you a piece of art to be passed down for generations.  A tangible, lasting impression of your family, your wedding, or the birth of your child.  Photographs that you will treasure, display and can’t wait to share with friends and family. Sessions available at a variety of price points.  Contact me today to book your session.”

Phone: 785-813-1817
Email: [email protected]

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kcmom PromoPamela Williams Photography
Servicing all of Kansas City and Surrounding Areas

Pamela is new to the Kansas City area and focuses her photography on the pure pleasure of creating an image that captures a tick on the clock, a twinkling of the eye, or sparkle of joy! Having spent several years photographing children of ALL ages at Disney World Theme Parks, she has discovered the pure joy of capturing the essence of the person, place or thing and all of those “magical” moments… Specializing in Family, Children, Events, Seniors

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Parigo Studios
Kansas City, MO with service to the entire KC metro area

Parigo Studios is a husband and wife documentary photography studio specializing in children, family and wedding stories. Our lifelong commitment to the arts includes photography, fine arts and filmmaking backgrounds in addition to ten years in business documenting lives. Our passion is documenting you and your loved ones as you are in real life. All of our work includes creative portraits as well as documentary photography to tell your unique story. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

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Plank Photography
Gardner, KS

Types of photography: newborn, maternity, family

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534092_389220694491767_719618991_nSimply Sweet Photography
Olathe, KS

Simply Sweet Photography offers on-location, natural light, custom lifestyle photography. I want to give my clients what I would expect from a photographer; a fun, relaxed experience and custom portraits that capture real emotion and personality. I include both traditional portrait style pictures and some lifestyle photojournalistic pictures (more modern, casual and candid) in your session with me. Sneak peeks are posted (with your permission) the same day as your shoot and the full online gallery will be available for download within 2 business days.

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KCMBSummer Arlint Photography
Pleasant Hill, MO

Summer is a natural light photographer based out of the Kansas City area. The goal on every photoshoot is to have fun together while capturing creative yet timeless images. She strives to provide photos of happy moments that will last forever, being passed from generation to generation! Summer specializes in children, families, high school seniors and wedding photography.

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Mackenzie Oakley
Hi! I’m Mackenzie, wife to Justin and mama to three beautiful babes. I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and headed south for college in Lincoln, NE where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from UNL. I met my husband while I was visiting family in Kansas City in August 2007 and we've been together ever since. After graduating college in 2008, I landed my first job in Kansas City, Justin and I bought a house in Olathe, got married and started our little family. We’ve called the KC-area home for almost 10 years now! I work full-time for a small marketing firm and spend what little free time I have loving on my kids, attempting a little DIY here and blogging over at Baby By Oakley.