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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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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

blooming smiles
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Spring photo sessions in Manhattan, KS, are simply magical!

Spring in Manhattan, KS

Clients, Family

best child photographer
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Whether we are trying to avoid cold temperatures or aiming for a beautiful snow session, we can be flexible this time of year so that we can adjust to the forecast for your Winter photo session.

Winter Sessions in Manhattan, KS

Clients, Family

let it go
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Picture Time! Are you totally excited? Or absolutely terrified! My best piece of advice? Let it go. I encourage you to share your visions and any inspirations, but seriously…just go with it.  You’ve picked the best photographer you can find, gotten your crew perfectly dressed and spit shined, and now it’s time to trust the […]

Let It Go

Clients, Family, Photography Tips

fun fall poses
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I think most people understand a photographer fail to mean that some difficult pose was attempted and she just couldn’t quite pull it off. But, in my sessions, a photographer fail means that one or more of my little clients never really warmed up to me. I tried everything, and I just couldn’t get her to smile. I realize […]

Photographer Fail

Clients, Family

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

newborn sibling
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It doesn’t take much to create a gorgeous newborn gallery. Give me some natural light, a soft spot for the baby, and a simple backdrop. When I started my business for birth photography, I purchased the best low light equipment so that I could capture the candlelit births if that was what Mama wanted at […]

A Touch of Light | Newborn Photography

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

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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