Kansas City Boudoir Photographers
2020 Valentine’s Boudoir Sessions
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Valentine’s Day Boudoir Sessions!
We shoot boudoir sessions year round here at the studio, but every year for Valentine’s Day we get even more excited to rebuild our set and make a full weekend out of it! And what better time than now to create the perfect gift, either for your significant other or for yourself. Sessions will take place Saturday, February 1st and Sunday, February 2nd. Don’t worry, we’ll wrap up in plenty of time on Sunday for you to make it to your Super Bowl Party!! All image galleries will be delivered by Tuesday, February 4th.
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for your person, or just wanting a feel good confidence booster, you’ve come to the right place! Our boudoir sessions are shot in the privacy of our studio in a soft, dreamy, naturally lit space.
All images are photographed and edited by Beth, and everything is kept under password protection. We will never share images publicly without your consent.
WHAT TO WEAR
Boudoir photos can be so much more than just a traditional lingerie set. Choose a more reserved, casual, cozy look with an off-the-shoulder sweater or a slouchy white tee paired with a lacy panty. You can even steal your guy’s favorite t-shirt! If you’re planning your session as a wedding day gift, doing a bridal look is a great idea! Bring some white lacy pieces, and you can even accessorize with your veil, wedding day jewelry, and garter. The favorite look that most clients end up loving more than anything else, is simply wrapping up in the white sheets.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Boudoir sessions will be shot at the Melissa & Beth studio one-on-one with Beth. After scheduling your session, you’ll fill out a short questionnaire that we’ll use to help prepare details for your session. During the session, you’ll be fully guided through each shot making sure you look your best with every click of the camera.
Grab a few friends and sign up for back-to-back session times so you can all come and hang out together while we shoot! Groups of 4 or more get a special group rate. Ask for the group code upon booking.
2019 VALENTINE’S DAY BOUDOIR
20 fully edited high resolution digital images with print release
online gallery with password protection
Need an idea of how to gift your photos? We’ll have multiple options available for purchase after your session, all delivered in a perfect little package in time for Valentine’s Day!
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15 and The Mahomies Foundation
Inaugural Charity Gala
It’s Red Friday, and Chiefs kingdom is more hyped than ever as we prep for the AFC championship game this weekend! So what better time to share more photos from the 15 and The Mahomies Foundation Gala that we shot a couple of months ago, because who doesn’t need one more reason to love Patrick Mahomes? This city loves their quarter back, and it’s awesome to see him and his girlfriend Brittany Matthews give back to the community. If you don’t know these two personally, they have the most genuine and caring hearts. Kansas City is truly lucky to have them!
To give you a little more background on the foundation and the gala, here’s a recap from the night courtesy of 15andthemahomies.org.
The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation announced that they raised more than $600,000 in funds at their inaugural gala. The foundation gifted 15 grants of $15,000 to 15 deserving charities from the Kansas City area through its signature program, 15 for 15. This program supports 15 charitable youth initiatives that focus on academics, science, the arts, classroom supplies, athletics, children with disabilities, after-school programs and more.
“The gala was such a special evening and I’m so thankful for the outpouring of support from everyone that made the night a success,” said Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. “I’m overwhelmed by the kindness that the Kansas City community has extended to me since arriving here in 2017. The opportunity to help these 15 deserving charities continue to do their great work is only possible because of the continued generosity of this community.”
To kickoff the foundation’s signature program, 15 for 15, a total of $225,000 in grants were gifted to the following youth programs:
- The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
- Children’s Mercy Kansas City
- City Year
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
- Kansas City Public School Education Foundation
- Lead to Read KC
- Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas
- Operation Breakthrough
- Special Olympics Missouri
- Sleep in Heavenly Peace
- Team Little Owl Foundation
- Turn the Page KC
- United Inner City Services
- Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City
Additionally, the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation Gala honored two Community MVPs, CommunityAmerica CEO Lisa Ginter and former Kansas City Mayor, Sly James. Ginter was selected for her philanthropic efforts and Sly for the work he has done to transform Kansas City communities, in addition to his effort to improve literacy for Kansas City’s youth.
The foundation also raised funds to start the process of its next project, which will bring an all-inclusive playground for the inner city of Kansas City. The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation playground will be designed to appeal to all children, with an emphasis on constructing a playground for children with sensory disorders and mobility impairment. The end goal is social interaction for all children.
Here’s a look at the night! The Downtown Kansas City Marriott was lit up in red and gold, set up for both silent and live auctions, and dinner tables complete with Hyvee Mahomes Magic Crunch cereal boxes as centerpieces! There were too many silent auction items to share photos of, but of course I had to snap a photo of the signed The Force Awakens poster to show my Star Wars loving kids!
This was one of our favorite parts of the night! Tim Decker, a performance speed painter, created a few pieces to auction off! This guy is crazy talented and so fun!
The Nigro Brothers, charity auctioneers, brought the energy and excitement to the live auction! Even Paul Rudd made an appearance to show his support for the foundation!
Patrick and Brittany are like true royalty in KC, and to see the way these kids look up to them makes my heart burst!
We look forward to seeing all the amazing things that the 15 and The Mahomies foundation will continue to do for our community over the coming year!! And GO CHIEFS!!!
Hilton President Hotel Wedding
Shauna & Eric: Married!
Kansas City Wedding Photographers
Last month, just before Christmas, we photographed the most luxurious winter wedding in downtown Kansas City at the Hilton President Hotel! We can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this day was! One thing we’ve learned from photographing weddings over the years is that the overall mood of the wedding day really reflects the bride and groom’s personality. This was so true for Shauna and Eric’s big day. Their day overflowed with happiness and laughter, and a few happy tears during some of the quieter moments. After a romantic evening ceremony we ended the day with one heck of a party! Here’s a little look at some of our favorites from their wedding!
These details! Who needs a cute wedding dress hanger when you have a mannequin?!
Every bride shines a little brighter in a sparkly pair of Louboutin heels!
Shauna gave her girls the most thoughtful gifts- jewelry, champagne, shawls hand-knit by her mom, and a custom photo book for each friend highlighting their relationship.
Groom’s deserve their own pair of Louboutin’s too! And we LOVE the touches of velvet on the shoes and bowtie!
One of the sweetest moments of the day… when Shauna’s dad saw her for the first time in her dress!
It’s safe to say the guys thoroughly enjoyed taking photos…
Winter wedding details done right!
Shauna’s reaction to seeing her wedding cake was everything!!
Have you ever seen the bride’s uncle dancing towards the groom with a knife? No? Neither have we, until this wedding! Shauna and Eric decided to tie in a piece of Persian tradition with an Iranian knife dance! It began with her uncle dancing with the knife and teasing the Eric to collect ransom money. It gets passed between several of the bride’s family members, and when enough money is collected, the knife is handed over and the bride and groom are free to cut the cake!
The BEST night with live music by Private Stock, complete with a chair dance that even the dads decided to partake in!
Venue: Hilton President Hotel
Hair & Makeup: Posh KC
Flowers: Blooms by Breck
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu’s
Cake: Blue Thistle
Band: Private Stock
Photo Booth: Fernando Productions
Destination Wedding Photographers
Destination Wedding in Jamaica
We woke up to a Halloween winter wonderland here in Kansas City today. With the snow on the ground and ALL the pretty Christmas things taking over the shelves at Home Goods and Hobby Lobby, I decided I better take a step back and remind myself it’s still October. So before I get carried away and make Melissa pack up all the fall decor at the studio to make room for our Christmas tree, I’m throwing it back to one our all time favorite summer weddings!
This past June we grabbed our cameras and passports, and we hopped on a plane to Jamaica to share in Shelby and Jeff’s destination wedding! It was a the BEST wedding week! Not just because of the amazing destination, but because of the incredible people we got to spend it with. Our days were filled with sunshine, frozen drinks, tan lines, pretty pictures, lots of laughs, and some unsuccessful paddle boarding.
Shelby and Jeff’s wedding day was nothing short of perfect. The wedding ceremony was in a little nook along the beach, tucked in just enough for an intimate ceremony yet still open to that vast ocean view. The reception was on an outdoor patio that sat up high enough to overlook the resort. Talk about a fun night! What began with a quiet dinner, touching speeches, and a romantic first dance, turned into a full blown party where we all got to meet an alter ego we refer to as Island Jeff who decided to surprise his new wife with some new dance moves! After partying all night, Shelby and Jeff even got up the next morning at sunrise for one more photo session on the beach. So many fun memories were made here, and we are so happy we got to be a part of it all! So, while I try to keep myself from entering full blown Christmas mode while it’s still October, I’m going to close my eyes and picture myself back here on the beach.
Venue: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
Dress: Breeze Bridal
GRAND HALL WEDDING
KANSAS CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
MELISSA & BETH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
KRISTINA & JOSH’S GRAND HALL WEDDING
Three years ago, we photographed a beautiful wedding at The Uptown Theater. It was one of our favorite wedding weekends for many reasons, but mostly because we just really loved that bride and groom, Ashley and Nick and their families. Little did we know, that weekend a new love was brewing! Ashley and Nick had a couple of friends they thought would be a great match, so they sat Kristina and Josh next to each other at the rehearsal dinner. It’s safe to say it turned out to be a perfect fit. Fast forward a few summers, and we found Ashley and Nick in front of our cameras again, this time as a bridesmaid and groomsman, with Kristina and Josh as our bride and groom!
It was a Saturday filled with an abundance of sunshine, laughter, and stunning details. Kristina had pieces of her mother’s wedding dress made into ribbons and tied around her bouquet, a detail we absolutely loved! The head table stole the show at their reception with the most luxurious table linens paired with gorgeous place settings, romantic candles, and a massive fresh floral backdrop. Pretty sure we saw a few jaws hit the floor as guests entered the Grand Hall that evening.
Their dance floor was packed all night, but before the party started, we were overwhelmed with more emotions than we were prepared for. It was Father’s Day weekend, and while Kristina’s father gave the sweetest toast, we looked over and saw Kristina holding hands with her sister Sarah. As his emotional speech wrapped up, Kristina actually took the microphone and gave loving toast back to her dad as she invited him to the floor for their father-daughter dance. Cue the waterworks. This was easily our most favorite part of the day and a moment we won’t forget.
Kansas City Wedding Vendor Team:
Photography: Melissa & Beth
Planner: Nellie Sparkman Events
Venue: The Grand Hall
Hair & Makeup: Posh KC
Dress: Bridal Extraordinaire
Tux: Tip Top Tux
Flowers: Bella Chic
Cake: Chef Shop Stark
Video: Basinger Films