Winter Boudoir Minis • Manhattan, KS

It’s that time of the year again… When you have to find that perfect gift for your man. This year I am offering boudoir mini sessions! These photos would be a perfect gift for your husband or boyfriend. Also, for those soon to be brides, this is the perfect time to get do some stunning photos to give to your future husband on your wedding day. 

I love boudoir sessions because they are so empowering to women! Every girl loves to feel beautiful and I love being able to capture that confidence through my camera. Even if you don’t have a man in your life, do these photos for yourself! Every girl deserves to feel beautiful! 

These will be winter themed which means cozy sweaters, knee socks, and neutral tones! I found the perfect location in Manhattan in a beautiful house of a friend of mine. 

Winter Boudoir Mini Sessions • Dec. 3rd & 9th

$150

• 30-minute session

• 10 digital files with an online gallery

• printing rights

Makeup is included and light hair is optional. Makeup and hair will be done by Cynthia Naughton at Studiorollers.

To book your session, please email me at meggieshearer@gmail.com.

 

4th Of July Mini Sessions

The heat is HERE! Summer in Kansas is all about trying to stay cool, having fun and one of the best holidays. Fourth of July has always been a favorite holiday of mine since I was little. I adored shooting off fireworks with my dad and brother. 

Since my last Christmas mini sessions were such a hit, I have wanted to keep offering different mini sessions for my clients. The sets always are fun and look amazing with all the little ones. Special thank you to my mom for always making these awesome sets. These sessions will be all about showing your American pride and celebrating this holiday! We don’t exactly know what the set up will look like exactly but think lots of red and blue. If you’ve ever seen some of my previous sets you know you will not be disappointed! These would be perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, updating your photos for your home or Christmas gifts! 

4TH OF JULY MINIS

20 Minute Session

5-8 Digital Images with Print Release

$75

June 21st & 22nd Evenings

Wednesday, June 21st
6:00, 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:20, 7:40

Thursday, June 22st
6:00, 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:20, 7:40

 

 

 

Spring Mini Sessions

The warm weather is almost here! It hasn’t been too terrible of a winter but I always love spring time when everything starts to perk up and the grass is SO green. The orchard is absolutely beautiful at this time too with all of the apple trees blooming! It’s now time to start booking for my spring mini sessions, with ducklings (of course) 🙂 My Christmas mini sessions booked up FAST (it was amazing), so BOOK NOW! Below are the dates and times I have available… I will keep the times I still have available on my Facebook page!

 
 
Thursday March 23rd
25 minute Session
8 digital images
$85
 
AM 7:35, 8:00, 8:25, 8:45, 9:05
PM 5:00, 5:25, 5:45, 6:05, 6:30, 6:55
 
Friday March 24th
25 minute Session
8 digital images
$85
 
AM 7:35, 8:00, 8:25, 8:45, 9:05
PM 5:00, 5:25, 5:45, 6:05, 6:30, 6:55
 
Saturday March 25th
25 minute Session
8 digital images
$85
 
AM 8:00, 8:25, 8:45, 9:05

 

Christmas Mini Sessions

It’s that time of the year again, my favorite time! I am ready for cold weather, christmas cookies and snow!

I am offering Christmas mini sessions again this year but they will be a bit different. The backdrop for the photos will not be the same. They will be more like the photos I attached. I’m posting this on my blog so that hopefully my loyal followers of my blog can get first dibs on session times! I will then post it for everyone else. Below are the times I currently have available. I am booking families, just kids, couples and pets! (If you are wanting a pet session please message me for separate pricing). BOOK NOW before it’s too late!

christmas-minis

Friday November 25th
20 minute Session
5-8 digital images
$85
 
2:20, 2:40
3:00, 3:20, 3:40,
4:00, 4:20
 
Saturday November 26th
20 minute Session
5-8 digital images
$85
 
AM 7:20, 7:40, 8:00, 8:20, 8:40, 9:00
PM 2:20, 2:40, 3:00, 3:20,couples 
3:40,4:00, 4:20
 
Sessions will be at Cider Hill Family Orchard
 
To book email me at meggieshearer@gmail.comfamily

Senior Styled Shoot | Kansas City Senior Photographer

Kansas City Senior Photographer

Apple Blossoms & Fashion Styled shoot

Ever since I started my business a few years ago I knew I wanted to do something fun with seniors. About a month ago I was thinking how beautiful the trees would be at my families orchard, Cider Hill Family Orchard. I thought the blossoms would be a perfect for beautiful senior photos. I also really wanted to play with Holi powder. Which is what is used for color runs. I pitched my idea to my makeup artist friend, Melissa Blayton. She of course was willing to help! She had a few models herself and I had about 6.

Prior to the shoot I ordered 12 pounds of the Holi powder and I had a lovely family friend make beautiful flower crowns. I cut several branches of apple blossom buds for Karen to put on the crowns. They looked perfect with the apple blossoms. She is with Pendleton’s Country Market in Lawrence, their farm is awesome! If you are a bride looking for a florist, she rocks!

The day of the shoot the girls came at 3 to start makeup and hair. The orchard was having an apple blossom festival that weekend so it was crazy! We had a vendor that was a friend who makes beautiful jewelry! Last minute I asked if they would like to let us use some of their jewelry for promoting. The jewelry looked beautiful! The have a vintage store in downtown Bonner Springs called Deedee’s. They also do event decorating! They are great!

Overall, the shoot went fabulous. The beautiful girls, the beautiful weather, and just a beautiful location! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen! I really appreciate everyone’s help. I hope you enjoy the photos!

hair + makeup by Melissa Blayton Pro Artistry Team

flower crowns by Karen at Pendleton’s Country Market

jewelry by Jessica & Val from Deedee’s

location: Cider Hill Family Orchard

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René {A Raytown Senior}

Beautiful night, beautiful blossoms, and beautiful senior makes for awesome pictures!

René is a very unique senior. She loves coding, playing her bass, and beanies. Thank you René for letting me photograph this monumental time in your life!

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Sonja & Ben: MARRIED!

I had the pleasure of photographing Sonja and Ben’s reception on October 31st at Cider Hill Family Orchard. I met Sonja through her lovely Mother who works during the fall at the orchard. Sonja and Ben originally got hitched in Fort Collins, CO but wanted to celebrate their marriage with friends and family in Sonja’s home town.

It was a beautiful evening with twinkly lights, beautiful table pieces, and a very nature feel.

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Jessica & Brett: Just Married!

 

I was very excited prior to shooting this wedding to see how they would incorporate the bride’s love for vintage. Jessica and her mother have found their passion in opening a vintage store in an old house in downtown Bonner Springs. It was the little touches that made this wedding not only beautiful but special.
Jessica choose a very shabby chic theme for her wedding and reception. She decorated the barn with twinkly lights that made the whole barn light up. She made dry lavender bouquets and a dry lavender head piece. The whole night was magical for the beautiful couple.
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Sunflower Field Photoshoots

This last weekend was about the end of the sunflower fields. I had some great sessions over the short week during the peak of the sunflowers. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos and will maybe book with me next year. 🙂 Thank you to the beautiful families who booked with me this year!

Your Photographer,

Meg Shearer

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KANSAS CITY WEDDING | JULIE & TURNER: JUST MARRIED! |

Spring; the one thing we wait for all winter to come. The leaves start coming to life, green grass sprouts, and blooming flowers are everywhere. Spring is also the beginning of the wonderful but long wedding season at the orchard. Like many other couples, Julie and Turner planned a summer wedding at the orchard. Their wedding was to be a celebration of life and love.  Sometimes life has an amazing way of changing direction.

Turner began to have health issues.  His health continued to declined during the early months of 2015. With Turner’s advancing health issues, the two decided that maybe having a big wedding was not as much of a priority in their lives.  The couple called the Orchard and cancelled the wedding.

Through a turn of events that could only have been orchestrated by God himself, I joined an incredible team of people who decided to have a wedding for Julie and Turner.  I was honored to photograph an amazingly beautiful wedding.

Many of my moms friends joined in to help Julie & Turner create a magical yet simple wedding. My mom’s life group provided a meal for the small reception and got all of the details worked out for Julie and Turner.

 

Just like the couple originally planning the night was a celebration of Life and Love.

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