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There's not enough time for me to unload all of my creativity and ramblings in blog form, but I doubt you have enough time to read them, anyway! So, I'll do my absolute best to only share what is most likely to benefit you and help you get to know me a little better.

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Mom,artist, musician, dog-lover, adventurer

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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

Family, 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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Lifestyle Family Photographer Shares the best spots for pictures There’s no shortage of beautiful places to have your family 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 […]

Best Locations for Pictures in Manhattan, KS

Family, Manhattan KS

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Great Photo Location Year Round My favorite parks for photo sessions around Manhattan, KS are the more rustic ones like Tuttle Creek Outlet Park and Wildcat Park. There are rarely many other people around and I don’t have to avoid cars, houses and wires in the backdrop. But, when we want some glorious colors in […]

CiCo Park in Manhattan, KS | Little Leapling

Family, Manhattan KS

cake smash collages
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Let’s create the perfect, custom portrait or cake smash collage for your little love!

Cake Smash Collages | Little Leapling

Cake Smash, Children

unmedicated birth irwin hospital
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Amazing and fast natural birth at Irwin Hospital in Fort Riley, KS, captured by Tammy Karin of Little Leapling Photography.

Quick Birth at Irwin Community Hospital


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I have covered my house in happiness and I’d love to help you do the same!


Children, Personal

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  The Sunflower fields at Britt’s Farm in Manhattan, KS were simply amazing this year. How perfectly Kansas! Pictures with this glorious Kansas state flower are in high demand each year when they bloom in August and September. If you miss out on these massive blooms, you can still get beautiful pictures with the many […]

Sunflower Mini Sessions!

Children, Family, Manhattan KS

in home newborn
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When my youngest was born in 2005, I took him to Kmart where Olan Mills had a tiny studio set up in the front of the store. The middle-aged photographer kept urging me to nurse my son so he would be “happy”. Not only was Nathan perfectly content, I was really struggling with nursing still […]

Manhattan, KS Newborn Photography

Clients, Lifestyle, Newborn