Victor and Laina | Intimate Military Engagement | Leavenworth, Kansas

Victor and Laina | Intimate Military Engagement | Leavenworth, Kansas

Honestly I'm in love with everything about this session! Sunrises are some of my absolute favorites - it's so quiet and intimate when most of the world is still sleeping. The light is soft and it was surprisingly a little chilly for a late July morning. It has me pretty excited for fall sessions! 

I always get a little nervous not knowing what to expect when I meet clients for the first time, but I was pretty sure from their responses to a few emails that this was going to be one of those dreamy sessions.

When I asked Laina what she loves most about Victor her response made my heart so happy.

"I'll never admit it to him, but I love it when he makes up his damn songs and just sings them on repeat for what seems like hours."

And then she told me: 

"We love to eat pizza in bed while watching Netflix." 

That right there made me absolutely sure we'd be the right fit for this session. This is what it's about - the everyday, simple things that make your heart so full. I can't wait to watch you two live a beautiful married life together. 

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Downtown Kansas City Maternity Session | Kelli and Joe | Lauren Gripka Photography

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Downtown Kansas City Maternity Session | Kelli and Joe | Lauren Gripka Photography

Kelli and Joe are expecting their first baby soon (like any minute YAY!!)! Seeing a sweet friend experience this time is truly special. Our session was my first time to meet Joe even though I've heard so many amazing things about him. I just love the way he adores his beautiful wife. Joe and Kelli, you two are going to be some of the greatest parents - you have the kindest hearts and so much joy for this little boy. I'm blessed to call you friends, but even more excited to see you as parents! 

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Corbin | 6 Month Session | Basehor, Kansas

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Corbin | 6 Month Session | Basehor, Kansas

If you've ever wondered what 10 minutes with a six month old looks like here you go! It's full of arm rolls, bald heads, giggles, rolling over, tipping over and army crawling. I always say this is my favorite age when I photograph little ones, but I think there is something incredibly special about each stage of watching little ones grow. Don't get me wrong I LOVE cuddling itty bitty newborns, but how fun is it to see these smiles with those baby blues?? Happy six months, Corbin! 

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Mother's Day Session | Basehor, Kansas | Lauren Gripka Photography

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Mother's Day Session | Basehor, Kansas | Lauren Gripka Photography

And she loved her little boy very very much -

even more than she loved herself. 

 

Celebrating all of the gorgeous mommas a little bit extra this weekend! It was such an honor to photograph this guy and his sweet mom. Leo is a handsome, rough and tumble, all BOY kind of guy. He runs and plays in the mud and gives us a run for our money. His momma is one of the best. She inspires me with her heart of gold and dedication to raising a strong and caring son. She is teaching me the ways of raising a boy - in all of their muddy glory!  Happy Mother's Day, friends! 

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Congratulations 2018 Senior Reps!

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Congratulations 2018 Senior Reps!

CONGRATULATIONS 2018 SENIOR REPS!

Is there really any better day to announce our 2018 Senior Reps?? I don't think so either, so Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

Thank YOU to all the fabulous soon to be seniors that applied. I'm truly so honored and am beyond ready to kick off your senior year! 

2018 SENIOR REPS! 

 

Rylea Oliver

Jada Mitchell

Ashlyn Miller 

 

I'm so excited to team up with these ladies!

I've rounded up everything from my favorite vendors - party planners, hair + makeup artists, florists and videographers. I will start sharing some of my Friday favorites that will be featured in our shoots next month! 

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!

Keep an eye out for details hitting your inbox next week.  

 

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Fisher Spring Family Session (featuring the perfect yellow & lace romper!) | Lauren Gripka Photography | Kansas City Family Photographer

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Fisher Spring Family Session (featuring the perfect yellow & lace romper!) | Lauren Gripka Photography | Kansas City Family Photographer

We've been [im]patiently waiting weeks for it to stop raining and to warm up for our session and thankfully Sunday evening was flawless! Everything about this session felt like Spring - the flowering trees, green grass and sunshine! Hadley's little, yellow, lace romper was AH-mazing and her floral crown - seriously all the heart eyes! The way Susan and Austin adore Hadley just melts me, but the way she looks up at them is even better. The entire evening she giggled with a scrunched up nose and big grin showing off her two little, bottom teeth! Thank you Susan for one of my favorite sessions to date! 

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