Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center Motown's Christmas

If you were not present for the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center's 'Tis the Season - a Motown Christmas' on Friday, December 7, you all missed a treat. The ambiance was similar to a Jazz Club where prominent KC residents sat and were entertained by Darcus Gates, back up singers and band. Darcus sang hit singles from the Motown group the "Supreme's" as well as popular Motown Christmas songs. Darcus can SING! I've never heard of her before until that night but I was indeed impressed. I was glad to see LeShea Wright and Dre on stage with her. Dre, you and Jason impressed me by switching from piano to electric guitar - totally talented!

'Tis' the Season - a Motown Christmas!' is the 2nd annual fundraising event for the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in Kansas City, Mo. Kudos to Jesse Barnes, Executive Director of the BRWCHC and his board for pulling together a beautiful event. Take some time out of your day to stop by the BRWCHC to see the Supreme's exhibit. You won't be disappointed.
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Above and below are some of honored guests who attended the event and a few of my favorite images.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Four Sisters, Four Divas, Four Personalities | Family Portrait Session by Royal Photography

These have got to be the sexiest young ladies in Kansas City - just my opinion. I know one of them personally, as I have been their family photographer for a few years now. Needless my opinion is somewhat bias. Big ups to my good friend Brandon - you did well my friend. These and many more images will be a grand suprise for the extended family. Thank you for the opportunity and hope you love the composites.


Friday, November 30, 2012

B+S+J+L = Edington Family | Kansas City Photographer Photo Session


Doretta + Melvin | Downtown Kansas City Engagement


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shannon + Richard | Kansas City Photographer Engagement Session


Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's Just Me | Meet Your Photographer


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

COMING SOON: Shannon + Richard | Sunday Afternoon Engagement Session

I know Shannon mostly through her father, Deacon Neal, of the Paseo Baptist Church (where I was once a member). Shannon and Richard, although very quiet and reserved when you first meet them, are two lovely people. It's the small things that I notice when photographing couples. Richard still practices good ol fashion chivalry i.e., holding her hand while walking, opening doors for her etc... Ladies there is still hope out here for our men. In my many years of photographing weddings, couples, family photos and engagement sessions, I witnessed a first...Shannon brought her own large size mirror to the engagement session. LOL!!! I cracked up laughing. Richard just blushed and smiled. Shannon has a angelic and soft spoken personality. These are just a few of my favs, stay tune for more. They plan to marry in July of 2013.


Monday, November 19, 2012

COMING SOON: Doretta + Melvin | Downtown Kansas City Engagement

Doretta and Melvin have a love story that should be shared by all and I'm just so lucky that I'm the one who gets to tell it in pictures. They wanted their engagement photos to depict Kansas City and where they are from rather than any old park or open field. During the e-session they kept me in stitches from laughing at all their little quirks and nuances. Both balance each other out in so many ways. Young love is so contagious. Stay tune for more images. They plan to wed in July 2013.