Memphis Botanic Garden!

Hello everyone! Liana here, and I think today is the perfect day for this blog post. If you’re in the state of Missouri, then I’m sure you know about the severe storms spreading across the state. This blog post is full of bright and stunning floral/landscape photos! These moments were captured at the end of April, when I was able to visit the Memphis Botanic Garden while I was in the city for work. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do, and that you stay safe throughout this storm system hitting us!

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Erica & Mazzie!

Hello everyone! Liana here, and I’m thrilled to finally be blogging again! Recently, I have been traveling for work, and going down to Memphis. Thankfully, Katie and I both have a friend, Erica, who lives down there! I’m sure you’ll remember her as soon as you see her, considering she’s been on the blog several times before!

As a thank you gift, I decided to take some photos of Erica and her cute little chihuahua, Mazzie (pronounced Maisie!). These photos turned out so well, and on top of a great thank you gift, it was a congratulations gift too! Erica just passed one of her hardest tests for her degree, so we wanted to celebrate! Check out all the cuteness below!

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Updates + Apologies!

Hello everyone! Long time, no posts over here on our end. Katie and myself have been extremely busy with our full-time jobs plus our family lives, that we have swayed away from our photography business and everything else that comes with it, including new posts to Facebook, Instagram, and of course, our blog. We haven’t even updated our website to add new work! So I wanted to take the time today to send out a blog post about our upcoming wedding season, our goals for 2019/2020, and give you guys an update on what has been going on in the past two months!

Right after our last post (Feb. 12th), my hard drive crashed. I lost a good deal of older images; however, the majority of them were saved thanks to the cloud and the photos app on my Mac. During that time, I was forced to re-edit two sessions I had previously done and finished, which took a while. Katie was starting a new position at work, requiring her to work every other Saturday, giving us less time to photograph anything.

Towards the end of February and beginning of March, we focused all of our free time on prepping for the Kansas City Bridal Expo that took place March 23-24th. I had some family problems take place right at the beginning of March, and when I wasn’t at work, I was at home helping out. I barely had time to look at Facebook, let alone go out and take photos.

The wedding show in March was extremely stressful and costly, and Katie and I have decided it’s in our best interest to not do another one. We would like to stay the small business that we are currently, so we can devote more time to getting to know our wedding clients and making their wedding day absolutely perfect. While we loved meeting new brides-to-be, we both had panic attacks throughout the process and neither of us were happy about it.

After the wedding show, Katie and I got together and re-evaluated our business. We both decided that our photography business will stay a side business, as neither of us are looking to make this our full time job. We both currently have full time jobs that pay our bills, and our wedding business is just a little bonus to help out with vacations or home expenses. After working out our new goals, we both felt at ease going forward with K&L Photography.

Fast forward to this month. I’ve been traveling for work and Katie has been working every other Saturday, not to mention late nights and traveling back and forth to see her family near St. Louis. As I type this, I’m sitting in my friend’s apartment in Memphis, TN, where I am for work this week. Thankfully I have some free time, and I am able to travel around the area and get back to photographing the things that inspired me to start this venture in the first place: being in nature. Of course I love to photograph weddings, but being out and taking photos of flowers and landscapes is where I got my love of photography from.

So what does this mean for the future? Yes, we will still be photographing weddings. We have 3 this upcoming year, with our first being on June 1st. We also have a few family sessions and engagement sessions as well. We will be posting less often, maybe 1-2 blogs per month, and we will be focusing on all the aspects of what we photograph. We appreciate everyone’s continued support, and we apologize for being absent for so long. Our next blog post will be in two weeks, which gives Katie and I some time to edit our sessions and get them out there for you all to see!

Vendor Hi-Lite: Boulevard Bride!

Hello everyone! Liana here, and as many of you know, I have been working with Boulevard Bride since last fall, which is a bridal boutique located in Lake St. Louis! I mostly photograph new arrivals and wedding dresses for upcoming trunk shows, as well as their beautiful prom reps for the 2019 prom season! However, today I am featuring Boulevard Bride as one of our preferred vendors for weddings! Jenn and her staff are some of the sweetest, most down-to-earth women I’ve met! Check out some of the beautiful gowns they have below!

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Boulevard Babes! [1/31/2019 Photo Shoot!]

Hello everyone! Liana here, and I’m stoked to be sharing new images of the Boulevard Bride prom reps! The prom photo shoots are every other week, and these are the most recent! The girls did amazing as always, and the new styles available at Boulevard are stunning to say the least! Check them out!

All Together!

Hello everyone! Liana here, and I’m thrilled to finally be sharing this family session from Christmas Eve! I’ve been having some hard drive issues, but everything has been resolved, which means we’re back to regularly blogging on Tuesdays!

Cheryl and I met in 2017 through a networking group. We’ve kept in touch, and when she reached out about having her family all together for Christmas and wanting to capture it, I was more than happy to help! Not only were Cheryl and Wayne’s children all in town (including one who came from Saudi Arabia!), but her daughter, Mary, had her in-laws in town all the way from Germany! It was great getting to work with this big family, and I’m happy to say they absolutely loved their images! Check them out below!

Like Father, Like Son | Branson Boys

Good evening, friends!

Katie here, and tonight I’m sharing some images from the Branson men’s photo session. Adam and I work at for the same automotive group and he wanted to do a session with his son. We took these back in October as a Christmas present for Adam’s mom, so we didn’t want to share any of them before and ruin the surprise.

We met at Lake Jacomo and had a lot of fun! Clark is one of the funniest little boys and was so much fun to work with! There were lots of smiles, giggles and of course funny faces. I hope you enjoy a sneak peek into this session this evening!

<3 K

Bianculli Family!

Hello everyone, and welcome to our first blog post of 2019! It’s Liana, and I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful family with you all! All seven of them were troopers, and met me on Main Street in old town St. Charles at 8am, three days before Christmas! Needless to say, the weather was less than perfect, but it didn’t get their spirits down!

Courtney contacted me through Facebook, wanting to book a family session as a gift for her mom. Originally set to be eight people (family + significant others), Zach’s girlfriend Carrie unfortunately couldn’t make it, but he did bring his dog, Zeus! Seven humans and two dogs in total makes for a hilarious photo shoot! Thank goodness I still had dog bags in my pocket from leaving the house haha. We had a great time wandering around Main Street, and the Christmas decorations were the perfect touch! Check out the photos below <3

2018 Thank You!

Good evening everyone! Katie and Liana here tonight, and we just wanted to take a few moments out of the day to thank every single one of you for your continued support of K&L Photography <3 This year was our biggest yet, but we’ve got a lot of plans up our sleeves for 2019, and we’re hoping for an even bigger one next year!

When prepping for this post, I asked Katie to type up a quick thank you. I just read hers, and it sums up my feelings perfectly!

“This year has been a very busy and great year! I just want to personally thank each and every one of you for your help in making our business succeed. I’ve enjoyed getting to know and photograph all of our new, and returning, clients. Each session is always different, and always a good time! Without you, none of this would be possible. So, thank you and have a great and safe NYE.”

We wanted to post an image from each of our sessions we had, just to remind ourselves how lucky we are to do what we love <3

2018 Garden Glow!

Hello everyone! Liana here, and I apologize for the late post! It’s been a crazy month, but we’re almost done and on to 2019! Tonight’s post is short and sweet. At the beginning of the month I had the chance to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and the annual event they hold, Garden Glow! It features over 1,000,000 lights, turning the garden into a winter wonderland! It’s absolutely beautiful, and a joy to photograph. Check out a few photos below! :)

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Next week we won’t be having a blog post, seeing as Christmas falls on Tuesday this year! We will, however, be blogging on New Year’s Eve! Merry Christmas everyone!