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Lee's Summit Senior Photography Inspiration - Molly's Fashion-Inspired Portraits in Lee's Summit


I love seeing iconic and timeless photos from ages ago, and thinking, WOW, that could have been taken yesterday! And I also love using the latest technology to take popular trends to the next level, especially for senior photography and fashion photography.

We did one set of these photos in the dead of night in the snow in Lee's Summit! And the next set was taken in my home studio. I love how each set  of portraits showcases the different sides of Molly's personality.

0 March 04, 2015

Britt - Portraits in Kansas City's Power and Light District


I love getting a chance to have fun and be creative with my amazing clients! Loving these fashion-inspired shots I got of the gorgeous Britt! Special thanks to Mikayla with BeChic Bride ( for this fabulous makeup and hair! She is amazing and does fantastic work! Marissa Cribbs also joined be for this fun shoot and I'm SO glad to have had a friend to shoot with!

0 February 25, 2015

Rainy Day Senior Photo Session! - Senior Photography in Lee's Summit, MO by Claire Ryser


It was one of the first chilly, windy, rainy days of fall - Chloe came all the way from south Mississippi to have me take her Senior Photos! She is so sweet and we had quite the adventure (getting stuck in mud, being one of them!) 

Here are a few of my favorites from the first part of her session! Isn't she gorgeous!? I'll add the rest to this blog soon!

0 October 10, 2014

Kansas City Photographer - Family Photos in Lee's Summit at Unity Village


I am always thrilled to work with clients who adore photography! This family is certainly no exception! They allowed me to choose the site that I thought would fit perfectly for the look they were going for - and we selected a time that offered that perfect GOLDEN light!

This sweet girl is a little fashionista in the making! And I love how much her parents ADORE her! You can tell this girl is loved... she has such a kind heart, and is so smart and beautiful! I have loved capturing her fabulous "looks" throughout the years!

0 September 09, 2014

Kansas City Family Photography by Claire Ryser - 1 Year Photos!


I smiled SO MUCH while sorting through these images TRYING to narrow down my favorites! Ahh! How?! 

0 July 03, 2014

Jill & Brooks - A Fabulous Lee's Summit Elopement!


Jill & Brooks contacted me and were so excited about their plan to elope! It worked out that I happened to have the time and date open to photograph this fun event! I'm thrilled for them and their sweet family! It's not every day that I get to be a witness at a wedding ceremony! They kept this a secret from pretty much everyone, and suprised their families last night with the big news! Everyone was thrilled! 

0 May 24, 2014

Class of 2014! Kansas City High School Senior Photography - Lee's Summit Area.


Meet GC! I loved photographing this ADVENTURE of a session! Between Tornado Sirens blaring just one county over, and the weird clouds circling above us, we almost called the shoot off. But I'm glad we didn't! GC was a serious trooper, and even in the wind, rain, and cold, we totally WORKED IT OUT. 

GC's family is pretty special to me and I'm so glad I was able to photography this special time in GC's life. She's one gorgeous girl and I know she's going to do great things in this world... NO DOUBT! BIG HUGS to this entire family!!

0 May 02, 2014

Big Miracle, Little Baby - One Kansas City area family will be celebrating an extra-special Christmas!


In the hustle-bustle craziness of the Holiday Season, many people can get caught up in busy schedules, party planning, shopping sprees, and post office line ups... And even a Duck-Related TV Show debate. This is our societal norm. Well, it doesn't have to be. What if we stopped. Even if just for a second. Maybe just a few minutes. Stop and think about the people you love. Drown out the noise of the advertisements, demands, to-do lists, and even the Christmas music. Now, think about the people you love the most. Hug them a little longer. Listen a little better.

0 December 20, 2013