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Beautiful creeks in Manhattan KS
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Whether you are looking for a location with lots of trees, water, beautiful Fall colors, Wildcat Park is a fantastic spot in Manhattan, KS for your photo session pretty much year round. There is a wide variety of rustic backdrops at Wildcat Park. But, even if we were to just stay on the main path […]

Wildcat Park | Manhattan, Kansas

Manhattan KS

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With years of experience volunteering for the Riley County Humane Society, photographer, Tammy Karin, loves creating beautiful pet portraits.

Pet Photography | Manhattan, KS

Manhattan KS, Pet Portraits

Junction City labor
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What an incredible unassisted home birth story! As a doula herself, it’s absolutely fascinating to listen to Amanda recall the details of her birth. She jumps from laboring mom to doula and back countless times. This must be where the phrase “trust your gut” comes from. Enjoy this inspirational unassisted home birth story that took […]

Home Birth | Junction City, Kansas


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The Kansas State University campus is an excellent choice of locations for your photo session.

Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS

Manhattan KS

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The gardens at Kansas State University are a beautiful place to visit year round and one of my favorite locations for photo sessions.

K-State Gardens | Manhattan, KS

Manhattan KS

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Tuttle Creek Outlet Park is a fantastic location for family photographs with lots of trees, the creek, multiple playgrounds, and plenty of space to run around.

Tuttle Creek Outlet Park | Manhattan, KS

Manhattan KS

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If you haven’t made it over to Ward Meade Park to see their tulips, you are missing out! Tulips at Twilight will be open from April 9 to April 25, 7:00-10:00 p.m. seven days a week, but this was such a gorgeous display even by the light of day. One of my favorite Kansas City […]

Ward Meade Park | Topeka, KS

Kansas Photography

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For always beautiful family pictures, I’ve found that the less popular wildflowers that pop up throughout the region are far better.

Sunflower Fields in Kansas | Little Leapling Photography

Manhattan KS

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Beautiful prairie backdrop all year long! The Washington Marlatt Memorial Park is like a miniature Konza Prairie and still plenty big! There are several wonderful trails through fields of tallgrasses and beautiful views from up on Top of the World Drive. This has always been one of my favorite locations for family photos in Manhattan, […]

Marlatt Park in Manhattan, KS | Little Leapling

Manhattan KS

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Family Photographer Shares the best locations for pictures There’s no shortage of beautiful locations for pictures taken in the Manhattan, KS area, but it’s important to take factors such as safety, time of year, time of day, and background distractions into consideration. I certainly have my go to spots depending on the season, but we […]

Best Locations for Pictures in Manhattan, KS

Family, Manhattan KS