WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer: Blog http://www.whimphotography.com/blog en-us WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:38:00 GMT Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:38:00 GMT http://www.whimphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u1004838284-o290185473-50.jpg WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer: Blog http://www.whimphotography.com/blog 80 120 Alyssa + Scott Tie the Knot at Hillcrest Golf Club http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/6/alyssa-scott-tie-the-knot-at-hillcrest-golf-club Alyssa is a little younger than I am but we went to the same youth group for a year or two. I always thought she had such a cute and fun personality and it didn't take much time into their engagement session for me to realize Scott was equally as great. It was no surprise their May wedding was perfectly planned, very low stress, and even though we had a rain scare spirits were high!

Scott is active duty Navy so when their rehearsal rolled around they finally got to see each other for the first time in months. Distance certainly does make the heart grow fonder! I've never seen love and the joy to be married so strongly in a couples eyes. :)

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Hill Crest Golf Club Independence Kansas City Lee's Summit Missouri family and wedding photographer Spring wedding US Navy WhIM Photography anchor getting ready love navy wedding outdoor wedding photography wedding day wedding invitations http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/6/alyssa-scott-tie-the-knot-at-hillcrest-golf-club Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:30:00 GMT
Allison + Kit {Engaged} http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/6/allison-kit-engaged The day we shot Allison and Kit's engagement session was a nearly perfect October evening at Lowenstein Park in Lee's Summit. The colors were popping and air was crisp. The only thing standing in our way was a light wind making the balloon photos "feel" impossible but I have to say they hung in there and pulled it of in a big way! This cute, young, and clearly in love couple is only a few short weeks away from their wedding and I have no doubt it will be the perfect day they have been dreaming of.

I am on the edge of my seat for the beauty I know I will get to photograph on this coming wedding day!

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Independence Kansas City Lee's Summit Lowenstein Park WhIM Photography balloons blanket changing colors fall engagement session gold balloons love love balloons photography plaid pumpkin wedding day http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/6/allison-kit-engaged Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:00:00 GMT
2015 Year In Review http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2015-year-in-review I cannot believe 2015 is over! It’s hitting me especially hard tonight since my cuddly, baby boy’s first birthday is tomorrow.  I wasn’t too bothered when my daughter turned one so I’ll chalk this time up to my seven month pregnancy hormones, tell myself it’s no big deal, and enjoy the day with my birthday boy. J

Last year was an amazing year. I had the best clients to date and zero complaints what-so-ever! I’m a little sad to see it go knowing all the changes 2016 has for us, but I’m sure when it’s all said and done I will feel exactly the same about 2016 as I do now about 2015.

Every year unfolds changes seen and unseen. That’s kind of the beauty/horror/excitement of it all, isn’t it? I never imagined I would have a baby two years in a row and honestly I’m a little overwhelmed. Haha. My kids love each other so much so I know this little girl will fit in perfectly and we will be one big happy family. J While last year brought a lot of changes for my family, it did not bring a lot of changes to WhIM Photography, LLC. It was so nice to just keep rolling with the way things were, but 2015 was a year of learning and now come the changes.
I just began a very early maternity leave from sessions (because…well…It’s cold outside and Christmas card season is over ;). When I return, my business structure, packages, client interaction, and the number of sessions/weddings I take will all see huge improvements. I am very excited about all the changes because I will be able to provide a whole new level of service for you and I know it will make your whole personalized art experience with me much more enjoyable!

Now, let’s talk resolutions!

My WhIM Photography goals for the year are to 1) learn more, and 2) blog more. It’s my hope to blog AT LEAST once a month (yes, it’s that bad), starting now. Hold me to it! Haha.

My personal goal is to be able to touch my toes! When I was 13 I had a major back surgery and even though that was 13 year ago all that bed time really messed with my athletic skills. I know you’re probably making fun of me right now but this is serious business. :-P


What are your goals for the New Year?

Finally the good stuff. These are some of my favorite captures of 2015. Enjoy! J

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Family photography Independence Kansas City Metro Personalized Art Photography WhIM Photography, LLC engagement session wedding year in review http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2015-year-in-review Wed, 06 Jan 2016 05:48:00 GMT
Allison Maternity http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/5/allison-maternity This little crew is one of my favorites. You can tell Mr. K. is excited to be a big brother.

Since this session I have met the littlest addition and he is just as adorable as you would expect! Keep an eye our for that session in the next couple week!

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Big brother Bingham-waggoner estate Independence Kansas City family photography lifestyle photography maternity session mommy and me mother's day photography http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/5/allison-maternity Tue, 12 May 2015 21:30:14 GMT
365: Week 8 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/4/365-week-8 I feel parts of time flying by, like my kids growing up, and other parts creeping by. This project is creeping, has it only been 8 weeks? I had no idea it would be this hard to post 7 images a week when I take hundreds. I'm probably hard on myself but I've only honestly loved maybe 4 photos from all of the past 8 weeks. Ha... I am learning a lot about myself and my work, though, so it's a great thing and when I'm done I know I'll be so glad I pushed myself to do it! 


Here we go again....

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Cherry blossoms Independence Kansas City Kansas City Zoo Parrots Zoo Photography birds feeding sheep flowers macro photography penguins playground spring tree climbing http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/4/365-week-8 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:39:25 GMT
365: Week 7 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/4/365-week-7 It's been birthday madness over here so this week is all about my not-so-little anymore, two-year-old.

We bought her a second one of these dolls because she was so attached to it...then she found out there were two and now she has to have both. :)

"Potty, potty time!". I'd be lying if I said this was my favorite thing about having a toddler.

On her birthday is was pretty chilly so we took her to a McDonald's play place for the first time. She LOVED it. I love this image because time is standing so still, you would never know that there were about 20 hyper, screaming kids running all around her. 

"All the toys!"

Bathroom remodel in the works. ;)

Happy birthday my precious first born!

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Independence McDonald's McDonald's play place Toy's R Us bathroom remodel. dolls favorite toy first born kansas city lifestyle potty training project 365 second birthday shower whim photography http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/4/365-week-7 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:24:24 GMT
365: Week 6 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-6 This week my husband and I watched my baby siblings in a Mary Poppins play (they rocked it!), I shot an engagement session, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day, and my daughter got her first haircut (tear!). 

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) 365 52 52 blogs Marry Poppins Marshel's hair and nail studio St. Patrick's Day WhIM Photography, LLC bench bridge engagement photos engagement ring first haircut lake musical photography project play project 365 siblings under bridge week 5 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-6 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:30:22 GMT
365: Week 5 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-5 Everyone in my house (except for myself) was sick and whiney and miserable this week so, of course, I got on my full care-taking mode and my project took a back seat. This is a failed week but I did snap a few photos so now I will leave those with you....

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P.S. Big exciting new for my business. I became an offical LLC this week! It's a little bit scary and a whole lotta exciting. :)

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) 365 52 52 blogs LLC WhIM Photography, LLC baby blues end of winter first flower bud mom's prince charming photography project project 365 sickies spring week 5 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-5 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:46:26 GMT
365: Week 4 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-4

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) . 35 weeks 52 Army Go Army Illinois March wedding Missouri Window light army reserve baby children flowing hair full moon hotel man on the moon maternity moon photography pajamas photography project play time pregnant project 365 red head snow day traveling wedding wedding portrait week 4 wind blown window http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-4 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:21:29 GMT
365: Week 3 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-3 Hotel life with children. Yes, my littlest got his own bed and loved it!

Week 3:

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) 365 52 Army Go Army Illinois Missouri army reserve baby children giant bear hotel icicles photography project play time traveling week 2 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-3 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:27:34 GMT
365: Week 2 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-2 So...My third week in and I'm already more than a week behind on my weekly blog posts but I promise I have a good reason. :)

The babies and I spent 8 days following Dave around to multiple Army Reserve units across Missouri and Illinois. It was a nice little vacation from the daily grind especially since not having a laptop allowed me to leave my work behind. However, this means that week 3's blog is going to be just a bunch more pictures of my kids, only this time in a hotel room (where we spent basically the whole trip that wasn't in the car). lol

I promise that all my weekly blog posts will not be comprised entirely of my children. As soon as it warms up I'll be getting out more and doing more sessions. For now if you hate it pray the weather warms up...or you know...don't follow my blog, but I don't recommend that last one. ;)

Week 2:

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) 365 52 Army Go Army Illinois Missouri army reserve baby children giant bear hotel icicles photography project play time traveling week 2 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-2 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:10:47 GMT
365: Week 1 http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/365-week-1 You've probably heard of the 365 project that a lot of photographers have been doing the last few years, well this is my version. This is more for me than anything because I want to challenge myself to capture more and see more creatively as well continue to work on the technical side of my work.

I will be sharing 7 images every week for a year as a way to keep myself accountable to the project. I hope you will join me in watching my work improve over the span of this challenge. 

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) . 365 project Belton Independence M&M's Raymore Ryan's Restaurant Sandra Boynton Star of the show The Going to Bed Book Toddlers sharing Valentine's day babies baby feet balloons candy heart shaped candy nap time napping baby newborn sunlight valentine window http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/365-week-1 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 01:49:38 GMT
Owen {Cake Smash} http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/owen-cake-smash I was excited to get back to work after having my son because I was getting bored not having more on my to do list than can be accomplished in a day. :)
Last time I photographed Owen he was an angel even though they found out the next day that he was pretty sick (poor guy!). So, I knew that getting to capture him while he was healthy would be a breeze. It was and it was the perfect way to kick off 2015!

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) 1 Black and red Blue balloons Children's feet Children's photography Happy Birthday Independence Kansas City Olathe balloons bath. birthday balloons birthday boy cake smash chevron sheets crib family in bed father son feet mess mustache nursery one one year party hat photography red icing siblings http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/owen-cake-smash Tue, 17 Feb 2015 04:24:08 GMT
Jordan + John {Engaged} http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/jordan-john-engaged I loved all the props Jordan brought along for her session. It was great fun to capture them with the things they love and that describe them. I have no doubt that the wedding will be a blast to photograph!

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) & Blue Springs Fleming Park Independence Lake Jacomo Lee's Summit Marina Summer love baseball boats cardinals coral dock engaged engagement ring glove golf golf balls kiss lake love nautical softball summer summer engagement wedding wedding date http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/jordan-john-engaged Tue, 17 Feb 2015 02:06:18 GMT
The D. Family http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-d-family Rebecca and Miles where my high school youth leaders so this family is so very special to me! This session wasn't much of a session at all. Our original indoor location fell through and it was like -100 degrees outside so we took literally about 10 photos and everyone was done. So, these aren't the most technically perfect photos but they are too sweet, cuddly, and special to me not to share!

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Family photography Independence Lee's Summit big family cuddles downtown Lee's Summit family session freezing cold holding hands hugs. lots of love red wind winter http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-d-family Tue, 17 Feb 2015 01:54:56 GMT
Jessica & Dillon {Engaged} http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/jessica-dillon-engaged I love Jessica. In High school she was stylish, creative, and fun and clearly she has only become more of those things since then! I just met Dillon for the first time for our session but he does photojournalism in the military so he is awesome in book, also.

Congratulations on your marriage you two, I pray you have a loving and blessed life together!

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Independence North Kansas City dance engagement engagement ring jump kiss military photography redhead summer sunset wedding http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/jessica-dillon-engaged Tue, 17 Feb 2015 01:42:38 GMT
Chelsea & Dillon {Engaged} http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/chelsea-dillon-engaged I am very excited for this couples wedding. They have a beautiful love for each other and I just know their wedding will be wonderful.

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Independence Kansas City Loose Park Swope Park couple engagement engagement ring fall fall leaves feet golden hour golden leaves love nature center photography shoes sunset wedding http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/chelsea-dillon-engaged Tue, 17 Feb 2015 01:25:42 GMT
Kyle & Bailey http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/kyle-bailey These two are great! I have been blessed to photograph them through their engagement, wedding, and now their 1 year anniversary/ pregnancy announcement!! Congrats you two, you will be amazing parents.

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) baby shoes first anniversary independence pregnancy announcement shoes sugar creek winery http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/kyle-bailey Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:30:30 GMT
The W. Family {Newborn} http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-w-family-newborn This is a great family who I have known for many years now. I was so happy for them as they welcomed their littlest man.

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Independence Kansas City Raytown baby boy family photography in home session lifestyle newborn photography siblings http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-w-family-newborn Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:02:59 GMT
The P. Family {Newborn} http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-p-family-newborn I've photographed this family a few times now and I still can't get over how photogenic they are! The new addition was no disappointment. ;)

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bethany@whimphotography.com (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Independence Kansas City Kauffman Gardens baby feet daddy daughter family newborn photography proud big sister sisters white shirts and blue jeans http://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-p-family-newborn Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:54:05 GMT