A Pictures of Hope NICU Session | Kansas City NICU photography

I have the pleasure of being a part of a foundation called  Pictures of Hope.  Pictures of Hope is a group of professional photographers in the United States who offer complimentary photography sessions to NICU families.  Yesterday, I had an opportunity to capture some very precious and priceless pictures of little baby McClure.   I […]


Come Celebrate with Us! New Studio Open House & 5th Anniversary Celebration

There’s a song that we sing at church sometimes and one of the lines is “look what the Lord has done”!  I feel like that should be the title of this post.  I am utterly humbled by what the Lord has done in my life and with my photography studio, Thrive Creative Studio.   I […]


introducing THRIVE’S new photography interns: rachel & ashley….

I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce the two new faces around Thrive Creative Studio and our little photography studio.  I was super thrilled with the response to my call for a winter/spring intern.  Actually, I was overwhelmed!  I don’t know what I expected, but I apparently didn’t expect the response and applications […]


thrive is looking for a winter/spring intern

  Good day!  I am Heidi Abbott, the sole photographer/editor/administrator/website designer/social networker of Thrive Creative Studio and Thrive Seniors!    I am so thrilled to be heading into my 5th year in business – woot!   In the past five years, I have been blessed by a “thriving” business and in meeting, photographing and connecting with so […]


wedding albums | kansas city wedding photography

Thrive’s offers gorgeous 100% full-grain, natural leather albums; made with Fuji Crystal Archival paper; delivered in swank, sexy, cloth dust covers, with lay-flat binding without any cuts in the spread. These albums are warrantied for life and you have to see it to appreciate all it’s glory. Picking one up repeatedly may cause bicep growth […]


thrive seniors february storybook sale!!!

Many of you had your eyes and hearts set on one of Thrive Seniors’ beautiful session storybooks when we met last year and I promised a winter sale!  Well, here it is and with plenty of time for you to work it into your February budget.  Surprise your graduate and give them this priceless gift […]


Free Facebook Profile Day – December 4, 2010 | kansas city creative photography

Have a free 10 minute studio session and get a free Facebook profile picture while helping to feed Kansas City’s hungry this Holiday season.   Schedule an appointment on the link below and bring at least 2 canned foods over the Thrive Creative Studio on December 4th!  I’ve been in my new space for 3 […]


a million meals for haiti | kansas city creative photography

The Salvation Army enlisted the help of thousands of Kansas City volunteers this weekend to pack over ONE MILLION meals to send to the earthquake victims of Haiti.  What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.  I saw volunteers as young as 3 years old to maybe 90 years old.  With every 10,000 meals […]


february favorite four {4 photos I love each day}

Happy Wednesday Blogland!  The Hump Day edition of my favorite four: I’m seriously happy every time I look at this picture.  Mainly because I just really loved working with Lauren and her mom and our shoot was so fun and completely, completely unique (check it out HERE).   It doesn’t hurt that she is drop dead […]



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