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Breathtaking Photography offers on-location, natural light photography in Alton, Illinois and the surrounding St. Louis Metro area. Offering birth photography and portraiture.

Photography that will literally take your breath away.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

$100 Off Newborn Sessions | Wichita Newborn Portrait Photographer

Because I love to do them so, SO much! $100 off a newborn session in the month of October. Not having your baby in October? That's OK, you can pay now to hold your due date (with the understanding that babies come when darn good and ready ~wink~) and we'll schedule when the little bundle arrives!


Newborn sessions are best done in the first 2 weeks of life. The sooner, the better! Teeny toes and tiny fingers and little, naked bottoms! Who wouldn't want to remember this precious, fleeting person in print forever?

Full sessions are only $200 with this special. 20 Breathtaking images on disk with my permission to print them as you wish. You may also take advantage of professional grade prints through me for HALF OFF. Wouldn't this make a perfect shower gift for someone you love?

Contact me at 316.880.5836 or at


Monday, September 21, 2009

Family of Six....I Mean, SEVEN! | Wichita Family Portrait Photographer

My good friend H has four beautiful children and is expecting another gorgeous addition to the family in December. I get to do some maternity portraits of her later this Fall, so you'll be seeing her gorgeous self again. With four kids I had so many images to pick from for the sneaks I sort of went crazy. Actually, I had to stop myself of I would have edited and posted the whole session! Hope you guys are loving these as much as me (and that they're a touch better than that other place you've been to in the past. ;))








Sunday, September 20, 2009

Two Sisters and a Baby | Wichita Portrait Photographer

Last weekend, just about 5 minutes before I walked out the door, pouring rain canceled my session with A and her family. I was so bummed! So today, we managed a sunny, brilliantly beautiful day (if just a touch windy)and got together. Right before the mosquitoes carried us away (seriously, those things were the size of rottweilers) I managed to capture some pretty cute stuff. Enjoy!






Cake Smash | Wichita Baby Photographer

I got to spend my morning with Baby Bee again! I've posted their photos here, here, and here. Bee just turned one last month and today we got together for a very fun, very messy cake smash session! I am fairly sure not even a crumb of cake went into her mouth, but she sure had fun painting herself! ;)

Cake Smash sessions for your little One Year Old are $50. I bring the backdrop and you provide the cake and any accessories. We have fun and then I send you 10 edited images on disk with print release! Contact me to book your session 316.880.5836 or







Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sleepy Baby | Wichita Newborn Photographer

Today I had the great pleasure of meeting Miss C and her big brother T. They are only 18 months apart, something I am familiar with as my children were all born within 6 years! We had grand plans of getting some images of them together, but T had other ideas. Poor T. His world is just really upside down right now! I managed to get a really cute one on my first shot and then he was off to play with Grampa. Thankfully for my client, Baby C is just the sleepiest, easiest, most laid back baby. Yes, I just knocked on wood. I don't know if she'd hire me again if I jinxed her. ;) I got to tuck and snuggle and arrange Miss C any way I wanted and she snoozed through it all. I am in love with these kids! Thanks Mom, for allowing me to photograph your gorgeous babies. Looking forward to doing a family session for the Holidays!

BIg Brother

Brotherly Love

Baby Smiles

Pretty in Pink

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Holiday Greeting Card Sessions | Wichita Family Photographer

Fall is in the air and that means the Holidays are right around the corner! This is hectic time of year, isn't it? Parties, costumes, dinners, family, shopping....STRESS! Well, Breathtaking Photography would like to help you cross at least one item off your "To Do" list this year.....

I am offering Holiday Greeting Card Sessions for a GREAT price. These are condensed sessions specifically aimed at getting a BEAUTIFUL image for your holiday greeting cards plus portraits make great gifts for family members!

Here are the details:

-Sessions will be at the location of my choice

-Your session fee covers a nuclear family (parents and kids), OR a small group of children (six or fewer; for say cousins or best friends), OR a small group of six or fewer people (say, a family of four and two grandparents or a couple and their dog, etc). If you'd like to shoot a larger group or have a lot of very young children please contact me about booking a regular session. These sessions are NOT for newborns or maternity. I LOVE doing those sessions but I insist on giving them the proper time and attention they deserve. Babies and pregnant women are welcome to attend though ;). Our priority here will be to get a good family/group portrait.

-Sessions will run for 20 minutes.

Cost is $100 and includes your choice of 5 images on CD with print release and 25 holiday cards. I will have several options available for choosing. If you'd prefer to order or make your own cards with my images the cost is $75. Images will be ready by November 15th! PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN FULL AT THE TIME OF BOOKING! I will hold your spot for 4 days to allow your check or money order to arrive. I am not accepting credit cards at this time.

Session dates and times are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE and both will be located at Chisholm Creek Trail on the East side:

October 4th

October 18th

Please let me know your 1st and 2nd choice of time and date. You may message me on Facebook, email me at, or call 316-880-5836 and leave a message.

Thank you to all my past and future clients. You allow me to do what I love and I am truly blessed. :)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Busy Boys! | Wichita Children's Photographer

I met S at her sister A's birth and we hit it off right away. Both of us are creative spirits and perfectionists. She's creating some really great graphic art for Breathtaking and I created some really fun portraits of her boys tonight!

Boys will be boys! I spent the hour and a half crawling away from me, refusing to smile, and eating everything that took his fancy. G was jumping, running, rolling, talking, and basically your typical three year old. In other words, I had a blast!







Monday, September 7, 2009

The Trilogy is Complete {Wichita Newborn Photographer}

There really is nothing I love more than to book a Belly, Birth, and Baby package. Meeting the expectant couple, getting to know them a little, attending the birth of their new baby, and then getting to capture those teeny toes and big yawns..... Well, it's what I live for. I feel like I bond with that family and I look forward to continuing to watch their baby grow up in front of my camera.

Today I got to complete the Trilogy with Baby A. He's a sweet-soft baby boy with tufts of dark hair and lips that can kill. I really enjoyed spending my morning with him. Newborns are my fave. :)





Thursday, September 3, 2009

Family Centered Birth {WIchita Birth Photographer}

I just spent a very long, very tiring, absolutely wonderful 24 hours at one of our local hospitals with my new favorite family. I knew I liked A and C already. I've done two maternity sessions with them and I think they are really great people. And now I know why! I got to hang out with both sets of parents and various siblings while we waited for Baby A to make his debut. And finally he came with much work and sacrifice on Mama's part. I know you're feeling hit by a truck right now you two, so I hope these make you feel just a tiny bit better.

And a little inside, slap happy, long labor joke: Yes, I really AM still nursing my 15 months old twins. Geez! ;)

At the hospital

A pretty petti

A book and a bath and a baby

A bit of a rest

Family Prayer


Hello sweet baby

Teeny Toes