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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.

While I'm still in the process of moving my blog posts from my old site, you can find a variety of client galleries, photography tips, personal stories, and more. 
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Hi, I'm Tammy!

Mom,artist, musician, dog-lover, adventurer

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Toward the end of 2015, I realized that I wasn’t sharing pictures of my own kids, anymore. As a professional photographer, it was important to me that even those pictures represented my skill and passion, so unless it was an obvious cell phone picture, I needed to take the time to edit them. Here’s a […]


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

favorite photographer
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“Is it okay if we bring this special princess dress for some pictures?” YES. Yes! Yes! Yes! I love to hear your fun family photo ideas! I have endless poses, games, funny noises, acrobatics, and fun ways to connect with the families I work with. But, I’m also super flexible and willing to try just […]

Fun Family Photo Ideas

Children, Family, Photography Tips

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Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me! This little guy was so happy…AND FAST! But, I’m totally up to the challenge of getting photos of your wild child! Parents tend to get frustrated, but 9 times out of 10, I’m having fun chasing your little one around! It’s a rare 2 […]

Photos of your Wild Child | Kansas Family Photographer

Children, Family

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My life has been crazy hectic lately, but when Adnan’s mommy requested a special balloon picture for his two year old portraits, I welcomed the creative outlet as a distraction. I love me some Photoshop fun! She sent me this adorable image for inspiration: Too cute! Heck yeah, I’ll work with you on that! But, […]

Photoshop Fun

Cake Smash, Children, Photography Tips

golden hour
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This is golden hour with your favorite Manhattan, KS family photographer. The rich colors of fall bursting with that perfect light just before dusk.  This is also a crazy lady with a camera pulling out ALL of her tricks to keep three little dudes from melting down. 😉We actually got a late start to this […]

Golden Hour

Children, Clients, Family

family silhouette
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Choosing the right family photographer is worth the investment. I’m happy to share some of my tricks to help everyone out when the odds are stacked against you! Just tonight, I received a private message from another photographer saying that she had just endured an absolute nightmare of a family photo session. It’s not too […]

Against All Odds

Children, Clients, Family, Photography Tips

3 months
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Here are some of my favorite poses to get great pictures of your 3 month old baby.

3 Month Old Poses

Children, Photography Tips

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I live for the laughter. Those bursts of happiness are easily what I will miss most when my kids grow up…when the magic has been replaced by stress and responsibility and there is nothing but an echo of the silliness that my children injected into each day. I can only assume that is why every grandparent […]

Live for Laughter

Children, Family

toddler trick
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These sweet cheeks gave me a run for my money. He wasn’t in a BAD mood, but he certainly didn’t come to party. Would you like to know my tricks for getting those real smiles and capturing a toddler’s true colors?     Often, even if a one year old is all smiles at the […]

Tips for Photographing Toddlers

Children, Photography Tips