lifestyle portraits

Downtown Kansas City Senior Portraits

Lifestyle Senior Photos - Downtown KC

Lifestyle Urban Senior Photos - Ali Happer Photo

I remember the first time someone showed me their senior photos. I was in college in Australia, and my American roommate handed me a pocket sized photo of her holding her guitar. I had never heard of someone getting senior photos done before & I had so many questions.
Well now, almost 10 years later & living in the USA, I have a bit of a better understanding of them. Except you won’t see me taking anyone’s photos, posed with their hobby accessory of choice, or perched up against their car. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just not what I do!
So when Alivia said she wanted urban senior photos - I knew we would be in for a good time. I loved walking around town with her & the light was so good to me. I kept asking her how often she takes photos with her friends, but she said she doesn’t. ha!🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
Needless to say, she made my job very easy & we had such a great time.

Shawn + Jes Anderson

Lifestyle Couple Portraits | Knoxville TN


I never really know where to start when I post photos of friends who I’ve known for years & love dearly. So I’ll say I remember the first day I met Jes when we were in college in Australia & I remember her dating Shawn [a fellow Canadian!!!]. I remember going with Nate to take some wedding portraits of them in Sydney after they returned from their honeymoon. I remember all the trips we’ve each taken to visit each other, us in KC & them in LA. & then this year spending Thanksgiving with them & our other dear friends in Knoxville. Intentional friendship over many years, many miles & many late nights.
Meet the Anderson’s.