Olathe East Senior

This beautiful senior is not only stunning but a true beauty on the inside.  I have known Jaeda since she was a pre-schooler!  As a matter of fact, when I was just starting out in my photography business ten years ago, she was one of my first models.  Even as a seven-year-old, her beauty flowed […]


Before & After | Kansas Senior Pictures

Editing the perfect senior portrait is a skill that is acquired through experience. Keeping a balance between perfecting the image but not over editing it the key.  Obviously, the editing or final look of your senior pictures is something that is subjective to each person.  One senior might really like their senior portraits to be very […]


The Get’R Done | Senior Guys’

Finding the perfect mix of high-quality senior guys’ portraits, budget-friendly pricing and a let’s get it done portrait session is a win-win for the senior parent and the senior guy!  That’s why Thrive Seniors developed the session we affectionately call THE GET’R DONE. We shoot The Get’R Done session in downtown Overland Park and in […]


Best Places to Print Graduation Cards | Senior Portraits

Where should you go for the best quality graduation cards or open house cards for your upcoming graduation?  There are so many places to choose from, so we thought that we would highlight a few of our favorites that you can find on the web. Mpix We love Mpix.  This is our go to lab […]


Olivia | Senior
Olathe North

Spring is a pretty slow time for senior pictures in Kansas.  Winter sometimes lasts all the way through March, which only leaves the month of April to shoot.  It’s too bad because once the trees start to bloom it is so beautiful here.   Beautiful Olivia contacted me back in the early fall about her […]


10 Random Things About Heidi

I hate tomatoes, but I LOVE salsa. I’ve tried and tried to like tomatoes, but I just can’t.  It is a mystery how one can love tomato made products, but not like tomatoes.  I like ketchup and tomato soup and of course, I LOVE salsa.  I might be accused of being a salsa snob.  I […]


Olivia | Senior Jackson Hole

Would you travel 1,000 miles for your senior pictures? Olivia did!  What the what? Let me explain…Olivia just recently moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming when her mom’s job took them away from Kansas City.  A few years ago, I photographed Olivia’s sister’s senior pictures and Olivia really wanted for me to be her photographer too. […]


Social Media Intern Opportunity

We are looking for the perfect candidate to join the Thrive Seniors’ team this summer as a part-time Social Media Intern!  This is perfect for a college student who is studying social media, journalism, marketing or other related fields.  Your college may even offer credit for the completed internship!   Other interns that have worked […]


Loving Yourself | Monday Motivation

I took a big leap today and recorded a video of myself talking to you. (It’s now Tuesday!  It took me an entire day to figure out how to upload the video!)  I don’t really need to write much because I talked for 10 minutes in this little heart to heart video about loving yourself. […]



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