the blog

sunset family photography in kansas city

I can’t handle the sweet snuggles between this fam! The last time I saw them was for big sister’s first birthday session, and now we documented little sister’s first birthday together. What a beautiful family this is. So much love! The entire family was styled by the Melanie Soltz Photography client wardrobe. All they had […]

Outdoor Family Photos in Kansas City | KC Family Photographer


The Post »
tips for joyful family photos

Let me set the scene: you research photographers and book family photos. You spend time and energy coordinating the date, planning/buying outfits, and scheduling hair and makeup. The day of the shoot arrives. You rally the fam, schedule nap times around the session time, prep for the shoot, get everyone dressed and ready, arrive at […]

3 tips for creating natural and joyful family photos

family, tips

The Post »
newborn photography kansas city

Newborn sessions are absolutely my favorite genre to photograph – and can you blame me?! This sweet baby and his big sister were a dream (mom and dad too, of course!). I know a common fear with parents is how their older kiddos will cooperate at a photo session, but I have alllll of the […]

Joyful Newborn Session With A Toddler Sibling

family, newborn

The Post »
newborn photographer kansas city

Why is it that we go through the trouble to find a photographer, book and pay for a session, choose outfits, prep for and shoot the photos, ONLY to let them live on our computer/phone? What happened to the art of printing your photos and creating a tangible legacy for future generations to treasure? Find […]

Creating Heirloom Art from your Memories – Kansas City Newborn Photographer


The Post »
one year photography kansas city

What a FUN milestone session this was! Theo just turned one and we celebrated with a beautiful family session in the studio that ended with a cake smash. Little guy loved the cake and was just as happy as can be! We had fun capturing beautiful memories and including mom and dad in the photos, […]

One Year Milestone Cake Smash – Kansas City Photography


The Post »
outdoor family maternity photography kansas city

It is always so special to document this season for families! Waiting on a new baby to join, and documenting your memories as a family of 3 (or more!) before a new baby joins the crew. The last time we worked together was for big brother’s 1 year photos, so it was extra special seeing […]

Outdoor Family Maternity Photos – Overland Park

family, maternity

The Post »
maternity photography kansas city

What a beautiful session with this sweet couple! We had such a great time photographing their maternity session. Mama came by my Kansas City studio a few weeks before their shoot and selected 2 dresses to wear for their outdoor maternity session. She also got an idea of what she will wear for their studio […]

kansas city maternity photographer – waiting on baby M


The Post »
kansas city newborn photographer wardrobe tips

If you are like most people, planning outfits for you portrait session is a big stressor. The time, expense, hassle of going to and from stores with kids in tow… it’s all overwhelming and most don’t know where to start! That’s why I am so pleased to offer access to my Client Wardrobe complimentary with […]

tips for planning outfits for your session – kansas city newborn photographer


The Post »
newborn photography kansas city

Sweet baby Matix joined me at the studio for their first photos as a family of 3. Their whole crew was styled by my client wardrobe. We got shots of baby alone, baby with mama, with dad, and as a family. I love creating timeless heirlooms for my clients to enjoy and pass down for […]

kansas city newborn photography – baby matix


The Post »
portrait photographer kansas city

Looking for a photographer can be overwhelming. There are so many styles to choose from and offerings included. It can feel like a job in itself to sort through Google and Instagram! Below find my TOP FIVE tips for hiring a family, newborn, or maternity photographer. Let’s jump into it! Style: Do you tend to […]

5 things to consider when hiring a photographer


The Post »

Featured Categories