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Have you ever made it out to Pet Poolooza in Manhattan? Whether you are a dog owner or not, this is a Manhappiness must see! Pet Poolooza happens at the end of the swim season each year in Manhattan. Before they drain the water out of the pools, they open one of them up to […]
I held my first photo session in Aggieville in March 2014. I took some sweet pictures of the family in Triangle Park, spent some time being cute in Varsity Donuts, then headed out back by the food truck. It was a blast and the donut pictures were absolutely adorable. Yep, I still have those pictures […]
Warner Memorial Park is more of a preservation than urban park. This park is located on the southwest side of Manhattan and features long trails through hills and dense trees. Warner is a sprawling park with beautiful tallgrass across stunning hills year round. In the Spring, Summer, and Fall, the wooded areas are perfect for […]
Just off of Highway 177 about 3 miles south of Manhattan, the Konza Prairie Kansas Valley lookout point provides some of the best sunset views in the region. This spot is also commonly known as the Scenic Overlook. Just look off to the left side of the highway as you are heading into Manhappiness and […]
Just under the bridge coming into Manhattan, KS, the Fairmont Boat Ramp provides a great spot for pictures along the Kansas River shore. Turn onto McDowell Creek Road just south of the bridge on Highway 18/177 then take the first right. The road winds down through a beautiful wooded area and dead ends at the […]
What I really love about Northeast Community Park is that we can get some outstanding fall foliage without the typical distractions that are at most urban parks. There is lots of space, few other people, and a great line of big, beautiful trees. Other than the trees and playground, it tends to be pretty plain. […]
Linear Park is on the East side of Manhattan off of highway 24. You’ll probably recognize it for the train bridge and boat ramp on the Blue River just before it merges with the Kansas River. It’s such a beautiful spot for pictures! I love this location for the variety of backdrops including the train […]