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The Tomlinson Family

Children, Family, PortraitsAmanda MohinaniComment

One of my favorite parts of photographing families is working with the little kids.

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Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

Adults are great (don’t get me wrong), but kids have no filter.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

They don’t like you? They’ll tell you right away.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

They think you’re silly or scary or safe? You’ll know pretty quickly.

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

Kids don’t act or think or operate like adults. (Captain Obvious over here)

Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City LIfestyle Family Photographer

But that means I get to pull out all my tricks. Making up the silliest questions, pondering the most outrageous scenarios, and doing the weirdest dances.

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Usually the kids end up being just that - kids. But somewhere hidden in those hundreds of photos I take are the genuine, in-between, unexpectedly pure, little faces.

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And those are my favorites.

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Jared and Amanda, thank you so much for choosing me year after year! It has been so lovely to watch Gus grow up over the last several years and I’m in love with what a sweet little man he is. Much love to your little family! :)

Alex and Nicola

Couples, PortraitsAmanda Mohinani1 Comment

I don’t usually blog this many photos in one post.

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But some stories can’t be told in just a few photos.

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

You see, these two are kindred spirits.

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

Silly and sweet.

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

Strong and safe.

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer
Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

Since they legitimately are the most adventurous people I know….

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

We took a risk and shot at an abandoned theater (with enough color and pizazz to brighten anyone’s day).

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

We explored an old field with an uprooted tree.

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

And they snuggled and kissed as though a random watching woman and I weren’t even there.

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

Slowly, they breathed in the memories of their life together.

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Lifestyle Kansas City Photographer

The rich life they’ve worked hard to create.

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And hand in hand, they breathed out the dreams and plans they have for the future.

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The future they take on side by side.

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Alex and Nic, words can’t even. Thanks for letting me into your life and loving fiercely alongside me. You both mean the world to me and I can’t wait to see where God takes you. *group hug* :)