kathryn anne white, LLC: Blog https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog en-us kathryn anne white professional services, LLC (kathryn anne white, LLC) Mon, 11 Oct 2021 03:16:00 GMT Mon, 11 Oct 2021 03:16:00 GMT https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/img/s/v-12/u471397507-o209937710-50.jpg kathryn anne white, LLC: Blog https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog 80 120 Talented beautiful senior https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/10/talented-beautiful-senior I met with this young woman today.  The president of her choir, she leads with poise and grace and humility.  And her pup?  A pandemic birthday surprise.  LOVE!! Her fav song, "Golden," By Harry Styles.  Isn't she just golden??

Such a fun afternoon, moving quickly so we could beat the rain. And we DID!  Thank you Miss A for trusting me with the memories of such a special time in your life.  Godbless you as you start (continue) school next fall!

 

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Super fun sunrise session with this family https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/10/super-fun-sunrise-session-with-this-family Yawn!!  They were up late last night enjoying family time, so this morning felt early. But I'm pretty sure there's not regrets here...

 

Such cuteness...

Got to get some shots with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt and Uncle too.  :)  

And. This IS THE BEST!  We planned a little covert attack on Dad...and it was the PERFECT end to a fun session with this great family!!

Thank you M Family for being early risers today!  I'm so glad we made it happen!  And thank you for trusting me with your memories!

 

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Holy Trinity Harvest Gala 2021--SO GREAT!! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/10/holy-trinity-harvest-gala-2021--so-great If you follow my posts, you'd see that I was out of town shooting a wedding today. So when the Director of Stewardship and long-time friend of mine calls to see if I can come photograph the event, I first say no. But then, the Lord provides, and I go. And wow, am I glad I did!  Such a fun night!  A reunion of friends and former students and other parent-friends was the foundation. Then...a great band...and to top it off?  Hearing HOW MUCH THEY RAISED to benefit their parish, school, and EEC, in large part to help disabled individuals, I was blown away!

Here are some volunteers, working hard with set up last night...or maybe warming their hands over a fire pit??  Smile.

So. Many. Cords for the charging station, since it was in-person and had a virtual option as well. So many volunteers--and so much fun volunteering!

Jeremy very much hands-on and behind the scenes for the event. Even during the event.

More volunteers...

So much confetti because they reached and bypassed their impressive goal!  What a fun friend-raiser and fund-raiser!


The auctioneer Trisha, (I believe) was awesome...but her shoes though!! They matched her mic!! I want a pair!!

Wouldn't be a gala without some dancing!!

The band was AWESOME!!

Congrats HT for pulling off such a great event!  And thank you for the opportunity! 

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I don't photograph weddings, I said https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/10/i-dont-photograph-weddings-i-said When this bride asked me to photograph her wedding, "I don't photograph weddings," I said.  And guess what?  I prayed and left Dan behind with a whole-busy Saturday of things to do, and road-tripped to celebrate and capture this beautiful day for this amazing family.  

And if you are looking for an Insta-perfect story of two people who not only fell in love, but also serve the Lord, then you've found them!! (Here he is, opening his gift from his bride before the ceremony--tears already coming.)

A beautiful blending of 2 families.  

They do radiate joy, don't they?

Thank you for allowing me to hang with your family today, M Family. Your love and sacrifice is an inspiration to all!!

 

 

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Fresh baby only 6 days old! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/8/fresh-baby-only-6-days-old I met with this adorable family last week because they welcomed home baby number 4...and just getting to post sneak peeks...Sweet boy is practically ready for college it has been so long. Smile. 

  Already loved by his big sibs...can't you just see how proud they are...

Bookends...

Thank you B family for trusting me with your newborn memories. Love and hugs. Get. Some. Sleep!!  

 

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VBS2021: Champions for Christ https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/7/vbs2021-champions-for-christ Honored to help out and capture some great interactions at VBS this week! Here are a few of my favs!

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Independence Day Baptism Day for sweet baby C https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/7/independence-day-baptism-sweet-baby-c I snuck away from the Red-White-and-Blue festivities to help celebrate this sweet baby C's Baptism. Grandma and Mom were getting him dressed in his gown (love me a baby boy Baptismal gown!) and his eyes were on me. :)

Look at this sweet baby!  Surrounded by so much love and sweet and serene...unlike some of my kiddos during their Baptism!   

I did catch some yawns...

And, I was honored to meet a new priest...Fr. Haganey...Baby C sure seemed comfortable, all protected in his arms.  Can't you just smell that chrism oil in his hair?  

Welcome to Christ's Kingdom baby C! May God bless you and your family today and everyday! I predict there will be a lot of fireworks tonight to celebrate such a beautiful day in your life. (smile) And what a great way to always remember your Baptism Day--sing Happy Baptism Day every July 4th? Thank S and O for trusting me with your memories! 

 

 

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NEXTLEVELKARATESNEAKPEEK https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/6/nextlevelkaratesneakpeek The awesome Sensei Matt brought in Chris Casamassa, a martial arts master, world renowned actor and stuntman to Next Level Karate, it was undoubtedly going to be a packed house. 

He did not disappoint!  The kids (and adults) were engaged and on their toes as talked about bullying and how to prevent it.

I loved watching even the most quietest of kiddos respond! I mean...the smiles!!!

Not only talking about bullying, but how to spot it and prevent it. 

And it wouldn't be a martial arts event without the focus of breaking a board.  This young man broke 2!!!  Can you see the dust as the board broke? AWESOME!!

Thank you Matt for the opportunity to capture such an awesome event!  Godbless!

 

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First Mass after Ordination https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/6/FirstMassafterOrdination Mom code:  we take care of each other.  And when this mom's son was ordained and planned to celebrate his first Mass the next day, you BET I was there to help.  

At the end of Mass, Fr. Thomas explained one of the beautiful traditions of the ordination, the Maniturgium...Let me just say, there was not a dry eye in the church...even on Fr. Thomas...And Mom came to rescue to comfort her son...because that's what Moms do. 

Thank you M family, for trusting me to capture such a momentous occasion. It is such an honor. Thank you for praying for me Fr. Thomas...And thank God for your ministry!

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hetakeshisfaithseriously https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/4/hetakeshisfaithseriously I met with this young man today in preparation for his First Holy Communion.

Such a handsome young man. And serious too. 

But, when you ask him his hobbies...then the smiles came. 

Thank you Mr. G, for hanging out with me this evening. I'm praying for your special day and your life-long journey with Christ!

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when you kick cancer's a$$ you get some new headshots https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/3/when-you-kick-cancers-a-you-get-some-new-headshots This beautiful lady, she is a WARRIOR!  She fought the good fight, with faith, determination and strength, and she WON!!!  

We grabbed a couple of traditional headshots, and then something a little more fresh and airy. You know, because she is CANCER FREE!!

 

And, we grabbed a couple of shots with son, and that's when she really shined.  THESE TWO!  I loved capturing their interaction. 

Thank you 

 

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First Holy Communion, Part 2, sneak peak https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/3/first-holy-communion-part-2-sneak-peak This sweet girl...I remember teaching CGS when she was maybe 4? And she would SING her praises to our Lord while doing her work in the atrium nearby...loud and proud. And soon she will be receiving Jesus. I hope she sings then too!  

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Her mom's veil and her aunts dress...love love love.  

Thank you Miss B for spending your morning with me.  I am praying for you!

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It's First Holy Communion time again! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/3/its-first-holy-communion-time-again I met with this young lady today.  And something about this image struck me. I've SEEN this before...but how can that be??? 

And then it struck me!!! She is channeling Our Lady!  See for yourself...

Such beauty. In both images.  Thank you miss E for meeting with me on such a brisk morning. Let's do it again--when it's warmer? I'm praying for your special day.  S-D air hugs!!

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The Project of all Projects https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/3/the-project-of-all-projects I've been working with an incredible team of professionals with The FASD Project. The goal? To bring awareness during the global pandemic about a silent epidemic by creating a PSA and documentary! Such an amazing experience. Been shooting around KC and road-tripped to Denver to capture some amazing kids and families as a part of the project.  No sneak peeks until the PSA and documentary is complete, but here is the link to the deets...Donate — The FASD Project

  Please consider donating to such a worthy cause!!  Donate — The FASD Project

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/3/the-project-of-all-projects Sun, 07 Mar 2021 19:56:11 GMT
humbled-to-be-featured! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/3/humbled-to-be-featured I've been free-lancing with The Leaven...travelling throughout NorthEast Kansas to capture images to support stories featured in the newspaper.  Imagine my surprise when I received a call about a story--only to find out the story was about me!  Read the story here...Photographer ‘honored’ to contribute to Christ’s mission – The Leaven Catholic Newspaper

I am so humbled the newspaper found me interesting enough to share my ministry as a photog.  

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2021/3/humbled-to-be-featured Sun, 07 Mar 2021 19:55:38 GMT
wyco pregnancy center sneak peeks how can i stop at just a couple? https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/11/wyco-pregnancy-center-sneak-peeks-how-can-i-stop-at-just-a-couple I spent my day at Wyandotte County Pregnancy Center with these beautiful families. I typically only post one or two sneak peeks, but I just can't stop myself. Could you?

CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!

I just LOVE the adoration in their eyes for their awesome moms. 

LOOK AT THOSE BABY TEETH!!!

These boys and their baby sister...they adore her!

This teddy bear has eyes for mom!  And...Being the big brother is serious business...but baby brother is. so. tired...

Can't tell she's excited to be a big sister, can you?

And I'm not sure you can tell, but mom is balancing those blocks on her adorable bump. 

Look at these beauties!

Adorable in coordinating camo and white.  But. Wait for it...

I almost want to have another baby girl so I can put those adorable little leopard bow shoes on her!! I can't even!!

And sometimes, you just need to laugh.  Love this adorable fam!

This guy...didn't "want" to be in the picture, but photo-bombed EVERY photo I took of Mom and baby brother. I'm on to you, sweet boy.

And its pretty obvious little girl is so loved.  Look at that smile on her!

More adorable lace shoes!  Look at the love in her eyes for her awesome Mama...

Love this sweet boy.  His family? 

So full of love and laughter.  Last Family. Can you tell she was napping moments earlier?  Not at all...so ready to go!

Thank you, Wyandotte County Pregnancy Center for blessing me with the opportunity to support life by capturing some memories of some pretty great families. And Thank YOU for stopping by my blog. Please join me in praying for all the families, but extra hard  for this last family? I appreciate you!!

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Family fun this afternoon https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/11/family-fun-this-afternoon Lots of cute kiddos in this fam!  

Look at sweet little G and her mom!

and in between pics, just dance!

Thank you M family for meeting with me on such a great afternoon!  Thank you for trusting me with your memories!

 

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so much laughter with this family https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/11/so-much-laughter-with-this-family The last time I met with this family, the sweet daughter in purple was the baby!  How does time tick by so speedily and all of a sudden, it has been 5 years???

TBH, I knew this gang before they were a gang--when biggest sister was the baby. Sigh. I can't get over how everyone back then said, "don't blink, because it goes by so fast."  It is SO true!  Did you see the sweet baby all snuggled and loving it?  Totally oblivious to the fun and laughter going on around her. Mark it down in her baby book, Mom! First time playing in the leaves.  :)

Thank you S family for meeting with me today!  I had THE BEST time!  I mean, seriously so much fun! 

One last one...bc darling baby needs to wave goodbye...

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Genuine integrity in this senior https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/11/genuine-integrity-in-this-senior So...it's late, but I couldn't wait to post a couple of sneak peeks of the Senior I met with this afternoon. What a great guy.  Let's just start with his hobbies...leader in his house at school, leader on his XC team, and a self-taught musician!!  And he likes one of my favorite bands...

Can't you just see it in his smile?  I mean, he even shared with my his favorite quote, from Pope Benedict, "The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness."  Here is a shot I got of him weeks ago at a XC meet, as he was rallying the rest of the guys. 

In a faith study with some of other guys, I know this young man IS seeking greatness!  Thank you, Mr. P.  for hanging out with me tonight!  I'm rocking to U2 as I write this blog.  Smile.  

I'm so glad your mom talked you into Senior photos!  It was great chatting with you!  And thank you and your folks for trusting me with your memories.  

 

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rolling with it this beautiful afternoon https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/11/rolling-with-it-this-beautiful-afternoon So. I typically develop a plan when we meet for photos--after talking with the family on all the deets and possibilities--we form a vision.  And we did with this cute family.  But...at the end of the day, we know that amidst all the planning, we simply just have to roll with it because sometimes there are other plans...I mean, yes! Adorable other plans.  

And that is OK!! You should HEAR this young lady call my name, "Miss Kaffy!" Oh my heart. I will gladly hang with you any day just to hear "Miss Kaffy." :)


And I gotta tell you. These big sisters, they are A-mazing with patience and love and understanding and roll-with-it-ness. And littlest sister LOVES her big sisters.

Don't think I didn't steal away with the bigger 2...

Let's just pause a minute.  This is supposed to be a sneak peek.  Ah, well...I have to say...maybe not the perfectly staged set up, but who gets the award for cutest couple???

Thank you C Family for strolling-sometimes-running beneath the ginko trees to dodge the sun and catch up with C. My heart is full. And thank you for trusting me with your memories. What a great start to a beautiful weekend!

 

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more fun after snow with this adorbs family https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/11/more-fun-after-snow-with-this-adorbs-family Not a whole lot to say. Except...Can this family BE any cuter? Only posting one sneak peek bc all their shots are Christmas Card worthy!!  

Love and Hugs F Family!  I had so much hanging out with you!  

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/11/more-fun-after-snow-with-this-adorbs-family Mon, 02 Nov 2020 20:36:22 GMT
look at these cuties! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/11/look-at-these-cuties Raise your hand if you are enjoying this second fall after last week's snow?  Me!!!!  Dad couldn't come, but I sure did have un with these 3!!!

Thank you D family for trusting me with your memories and for hanging out with me yesterday! What a fun day!!!

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a break in crazy kansas weather=a quick mini session! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/a-break-in-crazy-kansas-weather-a-quick-mini-session Who knew it was going to get down into the 30's this week? Not me. And maybe snow next week?  So we squeezed in a little family mini tonight.

Look at this handsome little guy?  And in case you can't see what he is holding in his hand...wait for it...

YES!  That's Mary in his hand!  I think we all need a little Mary in these covid-presidential-misquote-the-pope times. Cling to Mary, J!

 

It's no small feat getting all these cute kiddos looking good after a day of school and sports practices and work. But you did it, S family!!  Thank you for catching up with me and thank you for trusting me with your memories!!

 

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to know this family is to know their love and joy https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/to-know-this-family-is-to-know-their-love-and-joy I am so so blessed!  I got to hang out with this family today. Can you see their joy? 

What about now?

3 sons in 3 different states, all together for a while.  And I got to hang with them. Blessed. I've known them for 17 years I think?? Some of my favorite people.

And the sneak peek to the sneak peek from earlier?  Here he is again. All smiles with these snuggles from Aunt MJ.

Reminisced a bit with MJ as she was missing D and said he was the heart and laughs of the family.  That may be so, MJ.  But you too are the heart, and it shows.  

And there's no doubt that in all those hugs, Dennis is there too. Thank you G family to letting me hang out a bit this afternoon, and for sharing your mom with me too. Love and hugs. 

 

 

 

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the sneak peek to the sneak peek https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/the-sneak-peek-to-the-sneak-peek I interrupt this feed with a little pumpkin-nice-overload.

This is the sneak peek to the sneak peek...but I couldn't not post right away because of this sweet little pumpkin.

God bless you and your parents sweet baby. 3 weeks looks good on you!!

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Familyof3inKC https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/familyof3inkc I met with this fun family of 3 tonight. Aren't they cute? So snuggly and cuddly, because true to KC weather, it's 80's one day, then 50's the next...

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the look on miss C's face. I mean, my kiddos have given me THAT LOOK a 100 times just this afternoon!!

Another cutie...look at the love between daughter and dad. 

And...nothing says a family in KC than the Nelson...love the laughs!

K...your love shines through your laughter and you have inspired me to get out from behind my camera to be with my kiddos more. Truly. Thank you for trusting me with your memories. 

 

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MissVturns3 https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/missvturns3 Oh my!  This sweet gal is turning 3...way too much cuteness in one photo...

We ran around the park today, sweet Miss. V and I...exploring, climbing, singing, dancing, playing...she  mostly doesn't stop. :)

So adorbs! 

Thank you E family for trusting me with your memories of sweet Miss V!  What a delight she is! 

 

 

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whenyoucantpickjustoneortwosneakpeeks https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/whenyoucantpickjustoneortwosneakpeeks Ugh!! Why Ugh?  I just LOVE everything about this session. I can't just pick one or 2!! I can't!!

Sweet gal, Miss P.  Not sure what her future holds yet, but it' ok. She sure is a smarty. And faithful.  The thing she loves most about school is getting up early. KIDDING!!

Can you believe she pretty much told her mom she wasn't going to do senior photo??? But, then, this.

I mean!!

Moms!  If your kid says they don't want senior pics: Don't believe them. They will thank you someday when they are all old like me. Take the time. Make them. You won't regret it.  I don't want to speak for this mom or this senior. But the pictures speak for themselves. And this is only the sneak peek!!

Thank you Miss P for hanging with me today!! I sure loved chatting you up about...well...you know what. :)  Thank you for trusting me with your memories. I am praying for you.

 

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a whole different kind of senior session https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/a-whole-different-kind-of-senior-session I've been meeting with some high school seniors to shoot their senior pictures.  Such an exciting time, even during a pandemic, as they look and plan for the rest of their lives. Last weekend, I had a completely different kind of senior session.  :)

 

Not that they aren't planning for the rest of their lives like the high school seniors I meet. We all do that to some degree. But these two also have the gift of looking back at their 50 years of marriage!  Such a beautiful legacy. 

And what was supposed to be a couple of shots, ended up as more and more and more. Because, how can you not with these 2?

 

Congrats to the M couple for 50 years!  Thank you for being such a model of Christian marriage. Enjoy celebrating your anniversary. And thank you for trusting me with your memories.  Godbless.

 

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lovebirds https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/lovebirds So I me with these 2 love birds.  You'd think they were newlyweds. I mean!

Nope!  An awesome family: couple of great kids, and a strong marriage.  Still love birds. 

Thank you D family for hanging out with me! It's always so good to catch up and see how TALL the kids are getting. Love and Hugs. And thank you for trusting me with your memories. 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/lovebirds Wed, 07 Oct 2020 17:41:06 GMT
you should stop and read this post because THIS is how it should be https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/10/you-should-stop-and-read-this-post-because-this-is-how-it-should-be So I've been shooting some XC meets lately for Saint James Academy.  And I could flood this post with a ton of those shots. Instead. THIS. This is why we have chosen THIS school. 

They encourage each other by writing scripture verses on their legs or prayer intentions on their arms so when they are working HARD and it doesn't feel like they can go on anymore, they can push themselves harder and offer their suffering for the intentions on their arms and pray the scripture on their legs. Beautiful. But as I was shooting today, I started weeping behind my mask. I mean, I wasn't sure any photos were in focus it was that bad. And as I type this blog post, I am weeping again. This young lady, #822, she CHEERS her teammates on. I don't know her. But I have seen her and heard her.  At all the meets. Here, in these few moments of extreme fatigue nearing the finish line, she is encourages her teammate, "GO!! YOU CAN DO THIS!  YOU SHOULD BEAT ME.  Keep going and BEAT ME!!"  

And her encouragement helped her teammate, #804. That was awesome, yes. But the tears came here. After running 3.2 miles, they were TIRED. And #804 collapsed just over the finish line. This encouraging teammate, #822, was probably wiped out too. But she PICKED UP HER TEAMMATE, you guys. Helped her off the finish line, walked with her, half carrying her, so she she could see the medic. I was watching and weeping and turned my camera. These shots are not awesomely composed or focused or whatever. It was only like 5 seconds. But I think they capture the true love and sacrifice.  

 


 

Isn't that what our Lord does for us? Cheers us on? Tells us we can do it when we think we can't? And whether we do or we fail, He walks with us, and carries us when we can't.  God bless you, Miss #822 and God bless your teammate, #804 as she recovers. Thank you SJA for your witness and formation of these young people. THIS is what it is all about. Academics? Yes. But. Educating our young people during such a tumultuous time. is. SO. MUCH. MORE. Thank you Jesus.

 

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corporateheadshots https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/9/corporateheadshots If you are making a career shift. Or maybe you're just graduating and need to get yourself out there for interviews. I met with these gentlemen for some headshots.  A little traditional...

A little non-traditional...

DM me if you need some updating to your professional look! Quick and painless. Thanks guys for trusting me with your memories!

 

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itwastheperfecteveningforaseniorsession https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/9/itwastheperfecteveningforaseniorsession Stole away this evening for a super fun senior session! Isn't she beautiful?  And so versatile. I'm glad we found some spots that are as unique as she is. 

I mean!

It's not easy being a senior during a pandemic. Planning for the future when the every day is so crazy. But I say, in the words of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, "Sanctify the moment!" Enjoy today for today. Breathe. Pray. And play a little ball. :)

And laugh!!

You are a beautiful masterpiece of God, miss J!

Thank you for taking the time to hang with this ol' lady. Enjoy these days as a high schooler. Sanctify the moment. And coming from a former youth minister, memorize this verse. :) Love and Hugs!  I will continue to pray for you!!

 

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anotherfreshsesh! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/9/anotherfreshsesh Met with this beautiful young lady...she is getting ready to start her first year of high school...

She has been practicing 4-5 days/week this summer--she loves Volleyball and it shows.

I'm super excited to watch her take flight this year.  Amidst so much uncertainty in our world, these freshman sessions give so much hope.

Thank you for hanging out with me, miss I...praying for your first year at a great High School!  You've got this sister!

 

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FreshSesh2020 https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/9/freshsesh2020 I have been praying about this new adventure--this high school adventure--as I watch the babies of yesterday spread their wings. As I pray, I feel called to strive to capture this time between 8th grade and High School...such a beautiful, hope-filled, exciting time! So I introduce the fresh sesh! Not like a Senior Session where we are doing outfit changes, different locations, getting ready for college and beyond...the fresh sesh is full of joyful hope and expectation of the journey here and now.

Ready to embark, yes. But still just a (big) kid for today.

I remember my freshman year...the butterflies of walking the halls...the anticipation of new friendships, learning traditions, making mistakes and working through them (even though I knew it all. Smile.)  And while the class of 2024 is doing things all different (this young lady has been zoom-dance-team-preparing all summer)...it is still the same next 4 years before the rest of their lives.

Not the same High School I attended, but I can still remember our fight song..."Rolling Meadow Mustangs, we will fight for victory..." Ultimately, while its all new and different...it is still very much the same. 

Thank you Miss A for catching up with me and letting me walk down memory lane...Your joy-filled exuberance lights up this world.  Keep being you!!

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Ordination weekend https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/8/ordination-weekend I travelled across the prairie this weekend to pray for 2 friars as they were ordained priests!  The weekend started with Adoration. 

The pure humility and joy on their faces!

 

 

A little history lesson...They are Capuchin friars; They follow St. Francis' path to holiness.  The cord on their habit, 3 knots for their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. And sandals. Like Jesus. And when they lay prostrate and everyone is praying for them...so powerful.

Archbishop Stephen Reichert, OFMCap. is the Archbishop of Papua New Guinea. Came out of Sabbatical to ordain these priests. Because of Covid travel restrictions, their Archbishop couldn't travel to be here.

On to some festivities.  But first, a selfie! 

And I wrapped up the weekend with attending Fr. Brandon's first Mass. Fr. Donald preached the homily. Awesome and inspiring!!

​Fr. Brandon's Chalice first belonged to Bishop Donnelly. So beautiful. 


Stolen moments...When the priest is ordained, he is anointed with Oil of Chrism.  It is wiped clean with a very special, hand-embroidered cloth called the manutergium. This cloth is saved and given to the mother of the priest who will keep and cherish it. 

Fr. Brandon and I worked high ropes at the new Camp Tekakwitha a million and 2 years ago. To see him be ordained was such an honor. And his mom and I worked together at the very first Camp Tekakwitha...about a dozen years before then. The church is alive in Northeast Kansas all the way to western Kansas...I am so thankful for the prayers and humble honor to witness and capture such a holy event. Amidst so much uncertainty in our world, we can be certain that Jesus is alive and moving in the hearts of His people. Thank God. 

 

 

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FirstHolyCommunion, Part covid https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/8/firstholycommunion-part-covid This young man jumped at the opportunity to receive his First Holy Communion a few weeks ago. But big brother received his First Communion nearly 2 years, long before we were worried about covid...and he wanted photos just like his brother. Lucky me. :) So I grabbed a couple of cameras, a zoom lens and my mask, and met his family after Mass and snapped a few memories before church closed up.

He asked if we could get one with this photo of Our Lady. Are you kidding?  Of course, sweet boy.

And he wouldn't be a soon-to-be 3rd grader if he didn't have some giggles...

Thank you Mr. Z and mom and dad for trusting me with your memories! I am praying for you!

 

 

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Aftersomuchwaiting, Jesus https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/7/aftersomuchwaiting-jesus I was invited to return "home" to Holy Cross (where I served as youth minister for 5 years) to photograph 5 children as they received their First Holy Communion. This was different, because their formation was through the Maria Montessori method, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. They all wore robes...symbolic of their fresh clean soul, after just receiving Reconciliation and renewing their Baptism promises. White like the Light of Christ. Holy.

Such intense praying with Mom's rose-rosary. Oh my heart.

And a joyful celebration!  Fr. spoke about Moms. Mom's want the best for their kids like Mary wanted the best for Jesus. And dads too, of course.  Look at this fun Mom and Dad!  Their sweet son was trying to be cool, but you know he loved that smooch Sammich.

And how about this sweet girl? A little nervous. But so precious. Her glittery nails!!

A little release after all those nerves.

Another Mommy and Daddy Sammich.

Social Distance Ceremony, of course. Masks? You bet.  Check out sweet S's mask!! I  LOVED it. 

Twirls!

 

  

My heart smiles coming home. And it smiles about these sweet children. Thank you Holy Cross for the invitation and for trusting me with your memories. You will always hold a special place in my heart!

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/7/aftersomuchwaiting-jesus Sun, 26 Jul 2020 00:53:19 GMT
SunriseSeniorSessionOnGraduationDay,Because.Covid. https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/7/sunriseseniorsessionongraduationday-because-covid It's FINALLY GRADUATION DAY!! I met with this tough FB/Rugby grad this morning for a sunrise session.  The seniors this covid2020 year. :(  They got a whole lot of NOthing as far as end-of-the-year traditions go. 

BUT...I did LOVE this tradition. All the guys on his team signed his rugby ball!! I think it's called a footie?  

 

And...while this guy is tough sporty guy...he has the bigtime SMARTS!!  :) See the colorful cords. He is all about traditions. And there are some long standing traditions at STA. I teared up as he told me about THE ROCK. 

Even twin sister didn't know the tradition so much. But. Oh. My. Heart.

And I would be remiss if I didn't include twin sister in a few shots.

Looks like those hedges have some covid over-growth too. Not unlike my own boys. lol! You're welcome, STA. I pulled a couple of overgrown weeds that were blocking the letters. :) 

and I loved how this tough sports smarty guy got all smooshy with mom.

So many great shots. I'm glad I was able to capture this time. Moms. When your tough guy senior say he "doesn't want senior pics." Don't believe him. This time. Especially this COVID time...it is but a moment in time. He will be thankful. Promise. :)  Thank you senior W. I'll be praying for you at your school next year. Thank you D family for trusting me with your memories!

 

 

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Who's hot? It's not hot out... https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/7/whos-hot-it-s-not-hot-out Met with this cute family tonight for a sunset session. Look how cute they are!  Can't even tell that it's still sweltering outside. 

Sisters as besties. Love. And they were worried about their smiles. So natural and sweet. 

Thank you A family for hanging out with me tonight. It was so much fun!!  

 

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20 men ordained as deacons https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/6/20-men-ordained-as-deacons Humbled to be invited to co-photograph the permanent diaconate ordination this weekend. 20 men ordained!  The ceremony was beautiful. Rich with tradition. Turns out, I knew several of these holy men from my days in ministry, and even from my parish. 

 

All lead by our shepherd.

No words.  Ok. Two words. 

Because. Covid. Typically this ceremony would be crowded, standing room only. But today, social-distancing=families spread apart. No one noticed because it was still so joyful. Except the kids. They noticed. "Why masks?" "Why tape?" Sweet kids. We do this because we are Christian, and it is our job to take care of each other. Wearing our masks, sweet children, is not easy. But its a small sacrifice compared to the huge sacrifice Jesus did for all of us. So. Yes. Masks. And Tape. 

These men and their families have been praying and preparing for this day for 5 years. You bet there were tears of joy. So much deep prayer. Loved the tradition with the little red and white hand-stitched handkerchief all the wives had, which came from the wives of the previous cohort of deacons. Beautiful.

Congratulations, Deacons and families. Thank you for continuing the good work already started by Jesus. Thank you for your sacrifice to build up the body of Christ. And thank you for allowing me to capture a few moments of your joy-filled ceremony. 

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This guy is learning virtues for his Confirmation https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/6/this-guy-is-learning-virtues-for-his-confirmation In Confirmation, the candidate is sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit which he received at Baptism. It's a time to grab hold of your faith and make it your own. But when Confirmation is postponed indefinitely because of Covid, well...learning and embracing the virtue of patience is the name of the game. This guy doesn't know WHEN he will be Confirmed, but he is living his faith, has been doing so all along.

I nearly needed to stand on a ladder to photograph him he is so tall!

Thank you E family for trusting me with your memories of such a special time in a teen's life. And I am praying for you, C, whenever it is that you can be Confirmed!  Keep being that bright shining light that you are! 

 

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to be in church again! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/6/to-be-in-church-again I met this sweet gal and here mom at her church today. She was all smiles!  And so was I. So much peace being in church, in His presence. 

Amidst so much unknown and the topsy-turvy life in our world today, it is such a gift to see the sweet innocence and joy of a child preparing to receive Jesus.

There is no doubt that Mary intercedes for this family. What a miracle this sweet girl is!

Thank you for trusting me with your memories, G family. And thank you for the prayers and the chat. You inspire me!! God bless you M as you prepare for your First Holy Communion. Elbow hugs! 

 

 

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Framilies on such a holy day https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/6/framilies-on-such-a-holy-day Look at these 2 families. I mean. They could BE the frame people. One and done and off to Mass! Love and hugs to you both!!

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humbledbythisfirstholycommunicant https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/6/humbledbythisfirstholycommunicant I met this family today. Do you ever meet people and immediately think, "We should be friends. These people should be my people. "  That was how I felt today!  Meet their adorable son. Literally first shot in the session.  And this.

"He is in that 'awkward smile stage' so I may do some tricks behind you."  He IS???  [Or, maybe the better question is, what tricks was mom doing behind me???]  LOL

He may have been sweating in his suit, because, you know, Kansas. 70 last week to 90's today!! But look how sweet he is while he is praying. 

One more sneak peak.  I can't even.  He sure is full of personality!  So Fun!!!  Thank you C family for trusting me to capture these shots of your sweet O for his First Holy Communion. I'm praying for you.  See you Sunday! 

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seethissweetnugget'sfhc https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/6/seethissweetnuggetsfhc This sweet nugget just received his First Holy Communion. Sweet cheeks and smile...so dapper!

And absolutely LOVE how he lights up when he is (of course, too cool) wrapped in his sister and mom's arms!

Congrats sweet N on your FHC!  I am praying for you!!

 

 

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she radiates His light https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/5/she-radiates-his-light This sweet girl. She and her parents brought 3 BIBLES to our session. :) Because. Love it! 

She was a cute little chatterbox too. I wish I would have snapped a photo of mom to compare, because she IS a younger version of her mom. Beauty.

Another timeless shot...those eyes just shine His light!!

So blessed to witness this sweet cupcake growing into such a poised young lady. And I apologize in advance for calling you your mom's name all the time. Can't help it. :)  God Bless you, sweet F. And thank you to your parents for trusting me with your memories.  I am praying for you.

 

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First Holy Communion, Part 2, sneak peak https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/5/first-holy-communion-part-2 This kiddo. I was his CGS Catechist in Atrium several years ago. And to see him now??? I can't even. He walked up with mom (dad came later) so serious and jumped right in. He remembered me, even from behind my mask. :) To watch him pull his Daddy's Rosary from HIS First Holy Communion out of its case...so carefully, so delicately. Oh my heart. I asked if he could pray a Hail Mary. He prayed 5. 

But. It wasn't all serious with this guy. He plays too many sports to count, and he showed me some of his skills.

But not before some of personality came shining through. :)

Thank you Mr. C for hanging out with me! And thank you G family for trusting me with you memories. 3 more weeks until you receive Jesus. I am praying for you!

 

 

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First Holy Communion, Quarantine or Not! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2020/5/first-holy-communion-quarantine-or-not So I stepped out of Quarantine, Phase-whatever to socially-distance-capture some sweet kiddos in preparation for their First Holy Communion. I'm not going to lie. Mass is going to look different. The whole ceremony is going to be different, with masks and all. But. It's still Jesus. And for that we are thankful. 

Yes, it is still Jesus. And for that we have HOPE!

And we may not be able to hug our friends, but we can still show our love and joy...6 feet apart...

 

And this sweet girl. So brave. Her first day back actually IN CHURCH, and she chose to receive her First Holy Communion TODAY! Surrounded by her family, split into 2 pews, she did it. It brought me to tears, praying in the next section over, as she was overcome with emotion. God Bless you Sweet A!  

 

God bless ALL First Holy Communion Class 2026, whenever it is you are able to receive your First Eucharist. Our family is praying for you!

 

 

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efamilyholidaymini https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/11/efamilyholidaymini This family only had one evening. ONE. When the bigs and littles and Mom and Dad were all in town. So we made it happen! I'm fairly certain the photog guardian angel snapped this photo, bc that sweet 2yo was so investigative, and so on the go, I thought I might have to do some clever editing to put her in the photo. But, not at all! I

It's a (pre) Christmas miracle!! 

Thank you E family for adventuring with me late at night for a fun studio shoot. Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good night!

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Mfamilyfallmini https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/11/mfamilyfallmini And. This family of 4. So blessed to enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon with them!

And. Since I have my 2 middles are just like these 2 boys, they climbed right into my heart. Thank you M family for trusting me with your memories!

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dfamilyfallmini https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/11/dfamilyfallmini It was the BEST fall day for this family's mini session!

 

Such love with these siblings and friendship with these 2!

 

 

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welcometoChrist'sKingdom https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/11/welcometochristskingdom It was a beautiful day to get Baptized!

Sweet Baby C!

And we snuck in some snuggles with Great Grandparents as he was getting sleepy!  LOVE!

Happy Baptism Day, sweet C! You are so very loved!

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Shhhh. It's a Christmas surprise! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/11/shhhh-its-a-christmas-surprise Don't you just love a good surprise??  Well, my A-MAZING Aunt scheduled this super-secret mini-session so we could surprise my mommy and daddy for Christmas. :) Keep it a secret, will you?

We even did a costume change, so I can be all Christmas-y.  I can't wait to tell my parents. Who's kidding...I can't wait til Christmas!  See ya later!

 

Please don't tell them, K?  

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Dontyoujustloveanewbabybaptism https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/11/dontyoujustloveanewbabybaptism This little guy is getting Baptized. Look how excited he is, wearing his big brother's Baptism gown, snuggling Mom's baby blanket. Sweet love!

Welcome to world, and welcome to Christ's Kingdom, sweet baby C! You are so very loved. 

 

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squeezingthelastbitofwarmthoutoffall https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/11/squeezingthelastbitofwarmthoutoffall Just met with this great family a few minutes ago. No fancy editing needed here. Just love and fun smiles on their favorite day of the year--fall family photo day!  :)  

Adding one more...just because!

Thank you C family, and thank you Miss. C--I'm so happy I grabbed some smiles little friend! 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/11/squeezingthelastbitofwarmthoutoffall Sun, 10 Nov 2019 17:48:20 GMT
Sweetvturns2yo https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/10/sweetvturns2yo There's no doubt in my mind that when these parents are out with sweet V, people stop them and say, "Oh, so cute. Is she your first?" 

Shhh. Don't tell those inquisitive strangers. She isn't. V is the baby of 4 kids. But the way she is so loved and confident, you would think she was #1.

I mean. Sweet bundle of run-and-try-to-catch me giggles. It was a bit of a brisk fall day, but she was all.over.it.  :) I especially love how the whole family supports each other. Even for photos in the park!  

Thank you, E family for trusting me with your memories. I am so honored and humbled and look forward to more time together and capturing your family's love and laughter. 

 

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2019seniorsession https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/10/2019seniorsession This young lady. So poised and humble. When I asked her what she wanted for her Senior Photos, she shrugged. SHRUGGED? Most High Schoolers these days are all about the selfies and insta and all about themselves. Not this one. Such a beautiful witness.

And this. 

But...just when you think you have them figured out...they jump off a waterfall!  Sort. Of. 

 

Thank you Miss J for meeting with me. I can't wait to meet again and catch some more leaps! Thank you for allowing His light shine through you. 

 

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Fall is here! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/10/fall-is-here I'm only posting one sneak peak of this lovely family of 7. The love, and closeness. :)  Just some sister giggles.  another quick shot of some sister giggles. 

You're going to have to wait for the boys and mom and dad and the whole family loving on each other.  Thank you S family for your patience with my emergency-appendectomy-reschedule. :)  I think waiting actually led us to the perfect time!  Hugs!

 

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Fall Family Session https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/10/fall-family-session Fall is here!  And that means it's time for fall family sessions!  Look at these two love birdies!

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We also focused a bit on this sweet bundle of smiles because she just turned ONE!!

 

And some silly snuggles with the brothers and sister.  :)

 

Thank you D Family for meeting with me and trusting me to capture this precious time in your family's life.  Love and hugs to you!

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Sole Sisters https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/7/sole-sisters I met with these sweet young ladies for a quick session to prepare for the Down Syndrome Walk in KC later this fall. Get involved here:  https://stepupwalk.org/ 

Their two families have joined together to form one super team to celebrate the extra-chromosome Super Power! Sole Sisters. Find them on FB.

If you haven't signed up for the walk yet, you should. Or send a donation over to Sole Sisters on FB!  :)  Join in celebrating an extra chromosome in these amazing girls!

Thank you Miss C and Miss N for hanging out today! Peace, Love and Prayers.  See you in October! 

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ConfirmationSessionwithbrothers https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/6/confirmationsessionwithbrothers What a fun day!  Sprinkle in some humidity, sweat, and rain too, and you have the recipe for a wonderful time with these 2 young brothers who were recently Confirmed. 

And they wouldn't be brothers if they didn't clown around a little...

All in all, I was SO PLEASED at how respectful and go-with-the-flow they were!!  

 

And so prayerful. And jovial. And genuine. and friendly. I could go on and on.

Thank you MD and TD for hangin in with the heat and sudden rain shower and all the rest. Now that you are sealed with the Holy Spirit, continue using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit to shine His light. Godbless you today and always!

 

 

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Archbishops50thanniversarycelebration https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/6/archbishops50thanniversarycelebration I was blessed to be able to attend a beautiful event today as Archbishop Naumann celebrated over 70 couples and their 50th wedding anniversaries! Here are a few sneak peaks. It was an honor to see the love these couples have shared over so many years.

Such love birds! Just as cute as their wedding day for sure!

The legacy these beautiful couples are leaving to the children and grandchildren...such a witness to Christ-centered marriage.

What a gift to capture such a momentous occasion.  And many thanks to Archbishop Naumann for hosting such a milestone event.  God bless!

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/6/archbishops50thanniversarycelebration Mon, 03 Jun 2019 04:10:19 GMT
HappyBaptismDayDominic https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/6/HappyBaptismDayDominic It was baptism day for this sweet baby!  He was a little sleepy during Mass, all snuggly with Mama.

But when it came to Baptism time, he was all smiles!

Look at that sweet foot!

So happy to be baptized!

A few drowsy snuggles with Fr. Brian...

And a final shot of the beautiful family of 6!  Congratulations, G Family!  Thank you for inviting me to celebrate with you!

 

 

 

 

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MMFHC2019 https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/5/mmfhc2019 I taught this young lady, er, 2 years ago? 3? I loved how gentle her faith was back then. She was so prayerful in the Atrium and worked so hard.  I am blown away and her poise. Already!  I love this shot because you can see her little tooth, just sort of dangling there. It makes her smile though, don't you think?

 

And this last one. Nothing says new life and springtime like dandelions floating in the air!  Even if it's the fast-spreading-yellow weed kind of new life. 

Thank you for your patience, Miss M. Website issues are no fun, but I think I'm back on again! And thank you to your folks for trusting me with your memories.  I'm so honored to capture these shots and many more during such a beautiful time in your life!

 

 

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chillybutstillfun https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/chillybutstillfun Miss N braved some chilly weather to meet with me. But we'll get to those later. First, chapel photos. I remember when sweet N was just a kinder. Maybe a preschooler???  Sigh.

I am in love with her sweet gloves with the little crosses!  And her mom's veil. Big sister also wore this veil on her First Holy Communion day.

And in her hair? Her mom wore those (actually they are earrings) on her wedding day too!  Traditions with her family run as deeply as the ones in our family. Love. The chilly giggles in this next sneak peak photo are priceless. Because she was falling off the chair LOL!

And what a good sport. She just stuck with me despite the chilliness. And wind! It kept blowing that gorgeous veil ALL OVER THE PLACE. :)  

This is the third kiddo of this family that I have been able to photograph for FHC and I love it. Thank you, B family for trusting me with capturing the timelessness of these Sacramental Moments. And if time could just stand still...

Prayers for Miss N and your whole family. Love and hugs.

 

 

 

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JM FHC in the country https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/jm-fhc-in-the-country He is very shy she said. Especially when he meets new people she said. Um...either he doesn't think I'm a new person, or his mom was trying to keep me on my toes. Because just look at him! 

As a boy-mom-of-many I kinda just wanted to tossle his cute messy gelled hair. And that smile!

These next few might be my favorite. I don't think for a second he didn't LOVE that smooch from mom. I mean, seriously!

I kinda get a little teary.

  Because we mamas know that our babies grow big and act like they don't love the smooches anymore.

But they do. I mean, his face just shows it.

Thank you M family for trusting me with your memories. And know that I am praying for your sweet little J man. So clearly serious about his faith, but also sweet and precious and super fun. Keep acting cool, J. Wink wink. And keep wearing that heart on your sleeve and all over your face when your mama comes around.  

 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/jm-fhc-in-the-country Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:51:57 GMT
Confirmation+First Holy Communion, the whole family celebrates https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/confirmation-first-holy-communion-the-whole-family-celebrates Celebrating multiple Sacraments in one year because you have multiple kids is a gift.  I know this because starting next year, our family will be celebrating 2 Sacraments each year for...well, a while! :) This family started with Confirmation a couple weeks ago. This young man, so scholarly.

  

And then. Little sister received her First Holy Communion.  So we booked both sessions together. :) Bet you can't tell she is a dancer. So sweet.

Bless you, D family.  Thank you for meeting with me in the wee hours of the morning.  

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/confirmation-first-holy-communion-the-whole-family-celebrates Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:23:51 GMT
This is holy ground https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/this-is-holy-ground I sing a song with my CGS children. "This is holy ground. God has given us holy ground..."

"God is in this place, and so this place is holy..."  I couldn't stop humming it as I met with this lovely girl and her family.

No words. Just. Holy. Ground.

Little Miss O. is so close to Jesus. It's like He is speaking to her heart.  Can't you just see it?  Her journey has been anointed.

Thank you, C family. I am humbled that you trust me with capturing sweet O during such a beautiful time.  Any time with her is holy ground. 

 

 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/this-is-holy-ground Sun, 07 Apr 2019 00:29:19 GMT
Made for More https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/made-for-more I was invited to photograph a sold-out Theology of the Body event this evening called, "Made for More," with global speaker/author Christopher West and musician Mike Mangione. It was so great to have a refresher on TOB.  Did I mention Mike's music is awesome??? I have not looked at them all, but here are a handful before I head off to bed!

 

 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/4/made-for-more Fri, 05 Apr 2019 04:35:16 GMT
It's not raining so it's FHC photo time! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/3/its-not-raining-so-it-s-fhc-photo-time So glad the sun came out and the rain stayed away so I could meet with this young lady and her mom after their retreat. Sigh. Isn't she adorable???

Stunning.  She shared with me she will be able to wear this gorgeous dress again soon because she is going to be a flower girl in her Uncle's wedding.  What a gift!

She has such a contagious smile.  I just love it!  I snapped this one riiight before she slid off the chair.  NO worries.  I caught her!  :)

One more sneak peak...she was sure to tell me she wants a dancing photo for her wall.  I'm going to save those for her to see later.  :)  Practicing a little MORE patience before her big day next weekend.  :)  

Thank you Miss N for meeting with me, and thank you to your family for trusting me with your memories.  I'm humbled and honored to continue to pray for you!

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missefhc https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/3/missefhc So thankful the rain stayed away today, so I could meet with this sweet young lady.

There are more to come, but the story behind this is amazing.  When mom and dad were unpacking after they got married, they realized they both had THE EXACT SAME CHILDREN'S BIBLE growing up!  What a beautiful tradition to pass on to their kids!  Thank you Miss E for spending time with me today!  I am praying for you!

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/3/missefhc Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:31:41 GMT
Shhhh...Jesus https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/3/shhhh-jesus It's First Holy Communion Season! I stole away with this young lady for a little time at church this evening.  As she walked up, I caught my breath for a minute.  Just wow.

And this. She kept saying, "Shhh, Jesus."  :)  Do you feel His presence, C?  I have no doubt you do.

And a little Rosary...

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By about now, we moved it outside. That smile!

And a little dance. :)  She said, "AWESOME!"

 I always look forward to my time with this young lady and her faithful family.  C knows how to keep me on my toes, and on my knees because of the gift that she is. God Bless you, sweet C.  I love how in tune you are with His presence all around you. 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2019/3/shhhh-jesus Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:54:15 GMT
M Family in the country https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/12/m-family-in-the-country I was blessed to drive out to the "country" to visit this fun family of...BOYS!  I have watched their family grow and just love catching up with them. We decided to venture outdoors. One little guy wasn't so keen on posing for pictures, so we opted for a little family togetherness instead. 

I love that we were talking with the littlest about almost being 1...and he showed me! 

Let's just talk about these 2 lovebirds.  Look how they look at each other--you gotta have laughs and love with all these boys!

And one final sneak peak...

Thank you M family for the fun afternoon!  Love and hugs prayers for a joyful anticipation of our Lord's birth!

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/12/m-family-in-the-country Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:38:16 GMT
Happy Baptism Day Baby Caroline! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/10/happy-baptism-day-baby-caroline When your beautiful photographer friend calls and asks to join in celebrating her daughter's Baptism by taking pictures, you clear your calendar and GO. :)  We mama-photographers need to be present in the moment and just BE every now and again. And look at sweet Caroline, praying already. :)

Here are her sisters, patiently waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Grandmom/Godmom, so beautiful...

Look at the serene look of biggest sister as she holds her baby sister! And never mind who gets to hold the candle or the white garment... :)

Love.

And. Fr. Ric, a pro with sleeping babies. We love how welcoming Fr. Ric is during Mass for ALL babies, sleeping or otherwise.  :)  

Thank you so much, G family, for inviting me to sweet Caroline's Baptism Day. I am truly humbled and honored to celebrate with you!

 

 

 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/10/happy-baptism-day-baby-caroline Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:50:58 GMT
Fall Family Session https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/10/fall-family-session I met with one of my favorite families to photograph tonight. :) Spending time with this family means any plans I might have had get thrown out the window and we just go with it. And I love it. 

And this young lady has a special day tomorrow when 90+of her closest friends celebrate her extra chromosome. Be inspired!

Stay tuned for more shots from tomorrow's special day at the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk.  And thank you, C family, for allowing me the honor of capturing your family's memories. 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/10/fall-family-session Sat, 20 Oct 2018 04:08:05 GMT
St. Gianna Molla, Pray for Us! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/5/st-gianna-molla-pray-for-us I had the honor to capture a few images at Mass with Archbishop Naumann who brought a relic of St. Gianna Molla to our church for the day. There was one little #5 who was a bit EXCITED about the Knights and their SWORDS!  [He contentedly crawled up into his God Dad's lap during Mass, and after the excitement, nearly dozed off.  #hemaybe4yearsoldbutheisstillourbaby

Even though we sat right up front during Mass, we somehow ended up near the back in line to pray with St. Gianna.  Providence.  It gave me the opportunity to humbly capture this sweet family as they prayed together and talked about the relic.  Littlest brother had eyes for me.  :)  

Wonder and Awe!  I love it! Meanwhile, my kids were getting hangry and poking each other at the back of the line.  Truth.  :)    

 

 

Sweet sister L has a devotion to St. Gianna.  What a gift to pray for this family to pray as a family, first at Mass, then with St. Gianna, ON MOM'S BIRTHDAY of all days!  Our kids were so happy to meet miss L and her family.  Since we've been praying for her/them so long, she is practically FAMOUS.  "LIVIE?  WHERE? She is HERE???"  

One shot of another dear family.  

Archbishop Naumann has a fracture in his wrist.  Still faithfully shepherding us.  Thank you Archbishop Naumann for bringing this gift to our parish today! And thank you, C Family for letting me snap a few on-the-fly shots of your family.  Love and hugs and prayers.  St. Gianna, St. Solanus, all the saints...PRAY FOR US!

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H FHC Sneak Peak https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/5/h-fhc-sneak-peak Guess who got to drive out to the country today to explore a new-to-me church, and celebrate with a family of 8 as their #2 son (out of 6) received his First Holy Communion?  ME!  I love how he was so focused during Mass, reading along in his Missal.  Littlest brother wasn't so sure about me.  :) 

I loved capturing this one of just H and his Dad and Mom.  As if he was the only child.  :)

And one as he was praying with his new Rosary from Grandma and Grandpa.  God bless you, H.  And thank you, M family, for trusting me with your memories.  

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/5/h-fhc-sneak-peak Mon, 07 May 2018 03:30:17 GMT
AF FHC Sneak Peek! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/4/af-fhc-sneak-peek I had the gift of meeting this young lady's big sister 2 years ago when I took her FHC photos.  It has been so great watching these kids grow and mature.  Now Miss A.  So fun spending time with her!  I LOVE the shadows on her sweet face and her seriousness when I asked her to pray a few Hail Mary's with her Rosary.  

And then when Mom brushed back a couple of hairs from her face while she was praying, she inadvertently tickled her, and then there were some giggles...still.trying.to.pray...

Finally, we waited until the weather got a little nicer to head outdoors.  I mean, with winter/snow-spring/sun-winter/snow/ice-spring/rain, it took some time for flowersandtreesandplants to figure out what they should  be doing!  Mom reminded me with big sister, we captured a moment of joy when she appeared to be flying.  And after a few attempts, I think we nailed it with Miss. A...

Ahhhh. To be able to just spring up and gracefully jump like that again!  :)  God bless you, Miss A!  And. Thank you, F family for trusting me with your memories.  

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/4/af-fhc-sneak-peek Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:43:27 GMT
FHC Season continues with Mr. S https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/4/fhc-season-continues-with-mr-s And here you thought I only photographed sweet girlies in white FHC dresses!  See Mr. S.  I just love this shot of him..."I'm just trying to be serious but really, I can't stop laughing..."  

And...looking dapper.  

Please pray for him and his classmates as they receive Jesus this weekend and next weekend.  And pray for his classmate who was supposed to do so today, but had the stomach flu...poor girl!  Thank you Mr. S for hanging out with me today!  God bless you!

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/4/fhc-season-continues-with-mr-s Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:26:39 GMT
FHC Season continues... https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/4/fhc-season-continues So in between the rain, and snow, and sun, and more snow, I met with this young lady, first at church...

And then we headed outdoors.  Maybe its because my #2 and #3 are boys and I got busy taking photos of #3 doing parkour, I just can't get enough of this girl.  I think its the sweet dimples and sparkly eyes...I can't even.  She is a dancer, this one.  Can you tell? :)

More FHC Sessions to come.  :)  Pray with me for them, will you?  What a gift to capture Miss C during this special time.  Thank you Thank you Thank you!  

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/4/fhc-season-continues Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:33:58 GMT
FHC Part 3 and counting... https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/4/fhc-part-3-and-counting So...the weather hasn't been awesome for spring sessions. But they are still happening!  Check out this young man.  His mom says pictures usually end up looking like he is in pain.  I don't think he looks that way at all.  So sweet.  

And here.  He is reading about this Resurrection (of course) from the Gospel from his namesake.  :)

Thank you this Mr. L for joining me this afternoon!  I am praying for you.

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/4/fhc-part-3-and-counting Thu, 05 Apr 2018 20:53:34 GMT
fhcpart2sneakpeak https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/3/fhcpart2sneakpeak So...did I mention it has been a flurry of phone calls and texts to get all these cute 2nd grade kiddos FHC sessions lined up?  It's great!  I actually finally just took my First Communicant to get his suit fitted, even though we've had it a LONG TIME.  :)  I'm super excited to get all these kids scheduled.  With softball, soccer, dance, SCHOOL (smile)...all of them have so much going on.  But when it's time to step into church and/or talk about faith, there is a sensitivity about each child.  I love each one's excitement, and each child's solemnity.  I have watched this young lady grow up over the past few years.  I love her devotion. 

Just a little over 7 years ago, she wore this Baptismal Gown and was Baptized in this Baptismal font.  

If only the weather would cooperate.  She was so chilly, but still sweet and cute!

Thank you, sweet Miss E for braving the chilly morning and spending some time with me!  I am praying for You these next 2 weeks!

 

 

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Be still my heart: First Holy Communion Season https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/3/be-still-my-heart-first-holy-communion-season It would only be fitting that I commence First Holy Communion Season with a session with this guy. 

And since then, it has been a flurry of texts, phone calls, and messages...YES! I have room for one more.  :)  YES!  I do outdoor AND indoor photos with each session.  YES! I aim to get the whole session done in 30 minutes-1 hour.  :)   But...let's get back to this guy.  I mean.  Words cannot describe the joy that overcomes me as he prepares for his FHC.  Joy and humility.  I can't believe the depth that he shows now vs even 6 month ago!  And.  His heart.  He wears it on his sleeve.  But you know when we were talking about FHC suits and what to wear, it. was. decided.  BOW TIE!  That's our #3.  (Um. His mom MIGHT have purchased 2 different bow ties because we couldn't decide.  Smile.)  Love him!   Come Lord Jesus!  

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/3/be-still-my-heart-first-holy-communion-season Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:24:06 GMT
Baby T travels across the pond to be Baptized https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/3/baby-t-travels-across-the-pond-to-be-baptized This little fella traveled across the pond to be baptized stateside.  What a gift to meet him today!  He was such a trooper, watching me photograph him...up until the end of Mass, and then he. was. done.  :)  I should back up though...I never know when I arrive to a new parish, what the church set up will be like, the lighting, etc.  I typically visit the parish to get the lay of the land, so to speak, however, since this was out of town, and since the Baptism was during Mass, I knew I would just roll with it anyway.  :) This cute little parish was so traditional: small and quaint and the Baptismal font was awesome and symbolic...and tucked up and in a corner.  :)  It was tricky to capture the moment, while not standing on chairs or be obtrusive.  Nevertheless, I just loved being back.  You see, it has actually been 20+ years since I've been to St. John's.  The first Easter Vigil I ever attended was at St. John the Evangelist with my Youth Ministry mentor, Fr. Francisco Ramirez, OFM, Cap. It was providential setting foot into the parish again, to join in celebrating the Baptism of one of my former student's baby!!  To see her and husband today as parents--beautiful.  I just loved how they both got him dressed, both changed his diaper, both were hands-on, and just reminisced that nostalgic time when Dan and I became 3, and how we relied so much on each other because we too were away from family and making it on our own.  And baby T...he was enamored with his mom and dad.

There were 2 different gowns that were tried on:  mom's and dad's.  :)  What a gift to have a choice!  Tradition.

Mommy and Daddy getting baby T dressed in the family gown.

The way these 2 are like 1 working together to take care of baby T was so sweet.

I sure do love the little shell Fr. Jeff used to Baptize baby T!

Baby T snuggles during Mass.

Those eyes!

THIS is the soap in the sacristy.  Fr. Jeff talked about it in his homily.  Reconciliation in a bottle. :) 

I love that I can look at that chrism oil on his hair and smell it.  Can't you?

 I am so proud of how Mom and Dad are doing, how baby T is thriving, and it was so great seeing both sides of the family gushing all over him.  Thank you for the opportunity, H Family, to join you in celebrating today!  

 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2018/3/baby-t-travels-across-the-pond-to-be-baptized Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:30:38 GMT
It's the most wonderful time of the year M Family sneak peak https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/12/its-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year-m-family-sneak-peak So.  You probably know I don't typically do sessions during Advent.  I strive to slow down during these weeks before the birth of our Lord to enter into Christmas with joy and peace.  Spend time praying in a deeper way and making sure to keep up with traditions that the kids recall almost better than I do.  Try to catch up with life and avoid the hustle and bustle.  Here is where I'm going to throw in a big BUT. :)  I started talking with this family weeks ago about getting together, and then life happened for both of us.  And then mom got the crud going around, and our date kept getting pushed back.  Because, life happens, right?  No big deal.  While Mom was sick in bed, Dad got his daughters dressed, in fancy dresses and shoes. You guys.  He did THEIR HAIR--and it looked GOOD.  And we met this morning for a little supposed-to-be-a-family-session-now-a-sister-Christmas-session.  They were SO FUN!  Take a look at the littlest daughter.  So SERIOUS about her twirling.  

How about biggest sister?  All poise and responsibility, mixed with some laughs now and again.  She looks just like her mama. Gorg.

And middle sister loved all of it.  The dancing, the excitement.  I caught her, sneaking a peak of herself in an ornament.  Seriously.  This was totally spontaneous.  And totally perfect:

Don't think it was all easy peasy.  I mean, they are SISTERS after all. These girls love each other, including being silly with each other.  Outtake#oh, maybe 11?

And. While I haven't looked at all of images from today's session, I did love this one.

I am so glad we got to meet today, M family.  I am praying Mama gets better soon, and am looking forward to capturing the parents with the girls this spring.  Hugs!

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/12/its-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year-m-family-sneak-peak Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:53:14 GMT
MIM's Baptism https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/11/mary-immaculee-margarets-baptism You might have seen that I've been busy with capturing the first few days of this new baby's life.  I was honored to celebrate with her family during her Baptism as well!  Archbishop Naumann baptized sweet MIM yesterday at the cathedral.  It was a joyous celebration!  Here are Mom and Dad with MIM.  She is wearing her Dad's Family's gown. She is 17 days old!  So beautiful.

Annointing...

The whole family of 8!  

Archbishop Naumann with MIM.

And one last one of her sweet hair where she was anointed.  Can't you just smell her?  Beautiful!

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/11/mary-immaculee-margarets-baptism Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:02:35 GMT
Happy Birthday Sneak Peak! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/11/baby-watch When you are waiting (well past baby's due date), and you get the early EARLY morning call to come, you grab your camera and COME!!  I am humbled and honored to be able to journey with these friends, our chosen family.  Happy Birthday sweet Baby M-I-M B!  You are so very loved. 

Bookends.

Sweet little sister's life changed in an instant when she becomes big sister.  Look at her sweet face.

Grandparents meeting their new Grandchild.

Birthing is tough work.  So tired.

One of her whole family.  Literally 4 hours old.  

 

Here are a couple more, when she is 2 days old.  

 

And two more...

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/11/baby-watch Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:30:19 GMT
M Family braves the cold https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/10/m-family-braves-the-cold Who thought it was chilly today?  Not this family!  Ok, maybe so, but I just loved hanging out with them!  There may have been a chill in the air, but the love between them was all warm and toasty.  Seriously.  I could hardly steal a photo of Grandma because all the littles wanted to sit in her lap!  I truly enjoyed bringing my mobile studio to their backyard and capturing some snuggles.  Thank you, M family for today!  

Cute sibling snuggles.  With Fleur, Luigi, and Belle, their little French friends.

All the grandkids.  Such cuteness.

Such joy!  I don't even think they knew I snapped this photo...they were just chatting and laughing.  I have reason to believe there is a lot of that in this family....

 

And, can't you just feel their warmth and fun-ness!  Is that a word?  I might just show up at their door to hang out.  They were so fun to be around!  I have more.  But I need to snuggle my littles before they are off to bed.  What a great morning!  Thank you again!

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/10/m-family-braves-the-cold Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:52:48 GMT
B Family says hello to baby M, and good bye to KC https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/6/b-family-says-hello-to-baby-m-and-good-bye-to-kc This beautiful family welcomed baby #5, 4 short weeks ago.  The excitement, pure joy and exuberance that exists in this home is immeasurable.  So much fun and laughter, and lots of action!  My second set of photographing twins in 2 weeks! So great!  I'm not going to lie...while I am excited for them that they are returning home to Texas, I sort of wish they weren't leaving.  We just met, but we are on the same page on so. many. levels.  I would love to hang out and do life and parenting together.  We decided to stop by the Crossroads to say Goodbye to KC in style...

 

Here we are, back at home, enjoying some sweet snuggles with Mom and her girls. 

And.  While I grabbed a bunch of shots of the whole family snuggling sweet baby M, I love this one.  I mean.  Only this mama with 5 kiddos myself understands the real life in this photo...giggly girls blowing kisses to me, and brothers so sweet in the midst of playing legos and getting ready for an afternoon at the pool.  :)  I just love it.

Thank you M and D, for sharing your sweet family with me.  I am praying for your upcoming transition.  Do know that you will be missed!  

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/6/b-family-says-hello-to-baby-m-and-good-bye-to-kc Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:13:09 GMT
Father's Day Fun! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/6/fathers-day-fun What a gift to spend time with these boys and their dad. It was the perfect morning for some play time at the park with 18-month old twins.   So sweet.  Can't you just see their personalities peeking at me?  

And. It's no small task to get these independent kiddos interacting with each other because they were so. busy! 

 

Thank you M family for trusting me with capturing your babies at this age. And Happy Father's Day, Dad, with double-the-love! You are doing a great job!

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) babies https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/6/fathers-day-fun Sun, 18 Jun 2017 05:02:49 GMT
A sweet boy and a loving family https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/a-sweet-boy-and-a-loving-family I returned from a lovely retreat today.  Such a great time to reconnect with some awesome women, and most importantly time away reconnecting with Jesus.  God's abundant love reigned down on us all weekend.  :)  I walked in the door energized with a renewed spirit, and hit the ground running!  After unpacking and loving on my family, I visited with this bundle of gummy grins.

And then, after celebrating with a near and dear family and their son's FHC, I had the pleasure of visiting with this family again.  In between rain showers.  Literally.  :) It has been a year since I was able to capture their oldest daughter's FHC, and now, some family time.  I am so thankful to be able to capture this lovely mama and her babies smothering her with love.

And look at all. these. cousins!!  Adorable and full of giggles!

And how about mom and dad and family snuggles?  No editing needed.  Pure love and joy here.  I have more sneak peaks I'd love to post.  But I have my kids who are in need of some mommy snuggles.  Or, is it the other way around?  :)  Thank you to both families for trusting me with your family's memories.  God bless!

 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) Families babies https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/a-sweet-boy-and-a-loving-family Mon, 01 May 2017 03:04:46 GMT
Come Holy Spirit, Come! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/come-holy-spirit-come I might have neglected posting some sneak peaks of this lovely young lady's Confirmation Session.  S radiates poise.  I am just loving this whole session!!!

Her Confirmation Saint?  Guesses anyone?  :)  

And.  Finally.  My favorite?  They are all my favorites!  Thank you Miss S. for embracing the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Continued prayers for you.  

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) Confirmation Sacramental Moments https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/come-holy-spirit-come Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:19:22 GMT
3 Parish visits in one weekend https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/3-parish-visits-in-one-weekend What a joy it is to pray with and for and witness these young people and their families.  Today I finished up my 3 parish-tour.  :)  It is always a reunion when I visit HC, my 'old stomping grounds' from my days in ministry there.  I also was able to visit with a long time friend/priest, albeit briefly, at my last stop.   And the families?  Humbled to be able to capture their memories of this special Sacramental time.  Just look at E as she prayed.  

And look at all these cuties!  Is this real life, or what?  Teacher and Priest, both trying to help the kids maintain composure after the ceremony.  You really needed to see the paparazzi.  I mean, EVERY parent and Grandparent and Auntie and Uncle all had their I phones and cameras, snapping photos of these sweet kiddos.  Me too.  :) Do know I DID get a shot of all them being angelic.  But here is the reality before that...

Let me take you back to this nugget.  E was SO excited when we briefly met before Mass.  This is after Mass, before she went BACK into retreat.

 

This is her Baptism photo, 7 years ago.  Love that you can still see that baby in those eyes.  Where does the time go?

And here is D again...in his suit AND the robe, symbolic of the white garment he wore on his Baptism day. 

And these 2 lovebirds, little D's Abuelos.  I. Mean.  Makes me miss my Grandparents.  A. Lot.  What a gift that they could be here to celebrate with their Grandson. 

The last church I visited today was to meet up with this young man, M.  Freshly cut locks.  Adorable dimples.  

I love the beauty of this church.   Who can name this parish?  :) 

So. Handsome!  Here he is with Daddy's Bible.  "Daddy READS this Bible? "  Mom reassured him.  See the bookmark?  Yes.  Yes he does sweet boy. 

Thank you to all the families for trusting me with your memories.  Love and hugs and prayers.

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) First Holy Communion Sacramental Moments https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/3-parish-visits-in-one-weekend Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:21:53 GMT
Dios lo Bendiga https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/ds-fhc I had the distinct pleasure of meeting with (part of) this family this evening.  This sweet boy has been on retreat for 2 days prior to his FHC.  He celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation today in preparation for receiving Jesus tomorrow.  Such a precious time.  I love the tradition, I love this family's dedication to their faith.  Such joy.  Thank you A family.  Tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day as D continues deepening his relationship with Jesus!  Dios lo Bendiga!

Brand new shoes for such a special day. :)

Can you see his brand new shoes for this special day?  Adorable.  :)  Dad removed the rest of the sticker after he was done praying.

I loved this little snippet of this family's tradition so much that I focused in on it while he was reading the Bible.  That ribbon, if you can't see it, reads, "First Holy Communion."

And, at last, he showed me his best Spiderman jump...beautifully holy, and yet, still a 2nd grade boy...(in case you can't tell, there is some height in that jump!  Sing with me, "Look out, here comes the spider man..." )  :)

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) Sacramental Moments https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/ds-fhc Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:47:00 GMT
It is the most holy time of year! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/it-is-the-most-holy-time-of-year Did I tell you how much I love this time of year?  The spring time is beautiful (even though we only just started having a few dry/non-rainy gray days).  What I love most about this most holiest week is celebrating the Passion and watching how it unfolds and becomes more and more real every year for my kids.  And.  It's First Holy Communion Season.  I love spending time with these sweet children and their families.  Take a look at these young ladies.  Miss A's mom left to go work on her veil, and she just plopped down and started reading the Bible.  Seriously.  No posing here.

And.  Let's just talk about this VEIL.  It was her mom's wedding veil.  Floor length and GORGEOUS.  

This rosary was blessed by Pope Francis.  Awesome.  

And how about this young lady?  A different Miss A.  Such precious innocence.  

And I'm posting this one because of her awesome sense of humor.  "I'm sinking!" Yep! Take a look at her feet. Her heels were most definitely sinking!  

Humbled.  When I asked her to pray, she just kept on praying.  

Thank you, to both families, for trusting me with your memories of this special time.  I feel so blessed to spend the time with your daughters.  Love and hugs!  I am praying for them!

 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/4/it-is-the-most-holy-time-of-year Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:55:44 GMT
We interrupt this First Holy Communion season with...BABIES! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/3/we-interrupt-this-first-holy-communion-season-with-babies I needed to post a couple of these sweet darlings.  I mean.  Really.  Sweet C is SO BUSY.  She is on the go exploring her world! The look on her face is pure determination. And.  Baby J...I met her in the hospital, and now, nearly 4 months old...She looks just like her dad, but I see her mom in her smile.  :)  

 

 

 

We were striving to match a gallery wall of sibling in this similar pose.  I think we got it!  So. So. sweet.  

 

Thank you both families for sneaking away and allowing me to spend time with your babies.  Pretty soon, they will be flying away like MY baby...

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/3/we-interrupt-this-first-holy-communion-season-with-babies Fri, 31 Mar 2017 03:34:32 GMT
First Holy Communion Season is here! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/3/first-holy-communion-season-is-here The best part of being a faithful photographer is being able to share with and pray with families and they invite me into Sacramental moments.  I was so busy sharing about the Baptism last weekend, I almost forgot about this young lady and her First Holy Communion.  This is the first part of her session; she will be going on a THREE DAY RETREAT in order to prep/celebrate receiving Jesus for the first time.  Thank you so much for allowing me to capture such a beautiful time in sweet B's life!  I know you will be happy with you investment. My FHC sessions are priced reasonably since we are all frugal; for less than you typically spend at that ONE store where you pick up ALL THE THINGS :) you never knew you needed, I will give you images that capture this time in life so that when it is time for the Sacrament at church, you can put your IPhone down and feel confident that you can be praying, in the moment.  And if you are anything like me, probably joyfully weeping too.  :)  Thank you for trusting me with your memories. 

   

I asked her to pray, and I was blown away at how I needed to simply be patient and wait as she prayed and prayed and prayed.  :) 

So sweet.

 

Lovely.  Can't stop posting sneak peaks, and with their session, they have SO MANY MORE images from which to choose to print... :)

 I love to capture FHC girls twirling in their dresses.  Because, while it is a holy and prayerful Sacramental time, it is ok to be joyful and dressed beautifully to receive Jesus too. 

That's it for now.  God bless you, B, as you receive your First Holy Communion.  I am praying for you.

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/3/first-holy-communion-season-is-here Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:27:14 GMT
Baby E is Baptized! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/3/baby-e-is-baptized So.  I had the honor of joining this sweet family for baby #4's Baptism today.  It was a BEAUTIFUL day, and I did celebrate the joy of their son being Baptized.  But so much life was going on all around me, that I was a little swept away in the moment.  My sneak peak reflects the beauty of joy of the moment. Rest-assured, there are Baptism shots.  But.  THESE! Thank you, D family, for allowing me to join you in the celebration of life within your family.  Love and Hugs!

So much love in this family! 

God Mom snuggles.  And wait til you see that Baptismal Gown.  It has been in the family for decades.  BEAUTIFUL!

Grandmas breathing in baby E's goodness.

  Generational beauty. 


 

Fr. Ric praying an anniversary blessing.

 

Mom and her Son and her Grandson.  Love.

 

Grandpa teaching T to roller skate.  No fear in his hands.

Mother and Daughter.  Lovely.

 

One from the ceremony.  Welcome to Christ's Kingdom!

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/3/baby-e-is-baptized Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:39:50 GMT
B family Newborn Session, swept away by so many other cuties! https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/2/b-family-newborn-session-swept-away-by-so-many-other-cuties So I went to visit this amazing family and welcome their sweet #6. I know.  You SHOULD feel jealous a little.  All I could do is just snuggle and breathe in all 5 pounds of him!  I. MEAN!! 

 

And when all his big sisters and brother came in, I was sort of bamboozled by all the cuteness!  Everyone wanting to hold him.  Everyone wanting to help.  Everyone getting in front of me so I could snap their photo.  Can you tell I was swept away?  I just love all these kids!

 

 

 

And big brother.  Nothing wrong with a bunch of sisters.  He is blessed with 4 sisters. But he waited a LONG TIME for a brother.  You can see the relationship already forming...Such sweet adoration...

 

 

And here is the whole gang...no fancy editing necessary with this loving family.  I'm going to have to go back to snuggle that sweet baby some more. I came home to hold MY (3 year old) baby and he felt SO BIG!!!  Sniffle.  When did my baby get so big?? ( I rocked him to sleep anyway. Just because.) 

Here is one more of sweet baby #6.  Because I can't resist.  His sibs kept saying, "He looks like baby Jesus!"  Love. 

 

Thank you B family for letting me join in the family fun! God bless sweet baby I.  Love and hugs.   

 

 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2017/2/b-family-newborn-session-swept-away-by-so-many-other-cuties Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:51:40 GMT
S Family Sneak Peak https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2016/11/s-family-sneak-peak I met with this great family today:  One set of Grandparents and their kids and THEIR kids...17 in all!  I just love how Thanksgiving brings families together.  Especially with this family.  One of their members is fighting Cancer.  To witness their love and support, and joy and FUN amidst a lot of uncertainty.  And to end our time together we did a balloon release, to symbolize our prayers going up to heaven.  Thank you, S family for allowing me to join your family festivities today.  You have so much to be thankful for. 

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(kathryn anne white, LLC) https://kathrynannewhitephotographykc.com/blog/2016/11/s-family-sneak-peak Sat, 26 Nov 2016 02:26:57 GMT