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Windy City Senior {Hesston Senior Photographer}

This summer, I got to travel back to Illinois for my oldest daughter’s wedding. My sister and I decided we’d do my nephew’s senior pictures in Chicago after the wedding. So, after driving 9 hours to get to Central Illinois, we hopped back in the car for another 3 hours to head up to Chicago. Walked around downtown for HOURS and then back to the car for another 3 hours back south. Then, the next day, back into the car for the 9 hour trip home to Wichita. It was a very travel heavy weekend, but oh so worth it for the images we got of Christopher!! I’m available for destination senior pictures, although probably not to Chicago. Unless you really want to!! Kansas City has some pretty spectacular cityscapes, though! For now, here’s a little taste of Chicago, right here in Kansas.

I suppose it’s possible  I’m biased, but my goodness – he is quite the handsome young man, don’t you think?

Couldn’t resist taking some shots of my gorgeous nieces while we were there.

Love the hustle and bustle of the city all around him in this one.

A first time every experience with a subway, for all of us. Quick story…we wanted to ride to get a few shots here, and because none of us ever had. So, my sister approached the attendant booth, batted her eyes (I don’t even think she realized how flirty she was being), and totally played the “country bumpkin in the big city” card. We only needed to go one stop to get to Navy Pier, so the attendant let us all ride for free. This was the resulting shot. I LOVE it.

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Your Own iPhone App!! {Wichita Senior Photographer}

Everyone has an iPhone or iPod Touch, and lots and lots of people have iPads. Now, you can share your senior portrait gallery with all of those people! With every Classic Senior Session, you will receive an app to install on your iOS device! Here’s a screen shot of what it looks like on an iPad:

And here’s how it looks on your phone:

You can check out this link to see it fully functioning.  If you are viewing on your iOS device, you can even add it to your home screen by clicking  the little arrow at the bottom of your screen so you can see how it works.

This is a great way to share your gallery with all your friends and family. And just one more reason why you should get your senior pictures taken with Stacey V Photography. Schedule now to beat the year book deadlines and get your very own App!

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Red Thread Sessions

“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb

This is the basis for Red Thread Sessions. This is an organization of volunteer photographers who donate their time and talent to photograph adoptive families. I am one of these volunteer photographers. Adoption is something that is very close to my heart. It’s a special family who can welcome a child into their home and love them and raise them as their own. Adoption, whether private or agency, domestic or international, is very expensive. Red Thread Sessions provides a way for adoptive families to be able to afford custom photography for their growing families.

The organization requires it’s volunteers to provide your session at no cost to you, so all session fees are waived. In addition, I offer 3 files of your choosing on disc with a print release and a 50% discount on a la carte prices.

There are several kinds of sessions available. Coming home sessions are great for international adoptions. I will be at the airport with the rest of your friends and family, and photograph your new family as you arrive home and everyone meets your new addition for the first time. Birth photography sessions are perfect for domestic, open adoptions. It’s a great way to celebrate the gift the birth mom is giving both you and your child. Capturing the moment when you newborn baby is placed in your arms, and the relationship you will forever share with the birth mom….these are the moments I live for. Family sessions are the third way to celebrate your new family. This is just a regular family portrait session that provides you with images you can print and frame in your home.

Adoptive families are elegible for one of these sessions anytime leading up to the adoption and up to 6 months following. Visit Red Thread Sessions for more information and then contact me to schedule your session!

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Quinceañera {Wichita Teen Photographer}

Model search!! Looking for 2-3 Latinas to model in their gorgeous Quinceañera dresses for some formal pictures! If this is you and you have a couple of girl friends, send me an email, text or phone call! This is completely free for you, plus you’ll get some awesome pictures to use however you like!

If this isn’t you, but you know someone who fits my needs, please pass this information on! In fact, if you help me find the models I need, I just might have something for you as a “thank you!”

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