Kourtney Leibman Photography
Kansas City Portrait Photographer


Campfire Mini-Sessions are Here!

I haven’t done mini-sessions in years, but I had so many people request it that I started to consider it, and then, I had an idea - CAMPFIRE MINI SESSIONS.

Fall is my absolute favorite season, despite being deathly afraid of spiders and severely allergic to ragweed. If you see me flailing around outside in the fall, you might wonder - did she walk through a spider web? Is she having a really severe ragweed-induced allergy attack? The answer is probably “c. all of the above.” BUT, I love the falling leaves, apple cider, pumpkins, and Halloween (which also happens to be my birthday!). I love the warm colors - the oranges, browns, and golden yellows - the chill in the air, and pulling my beloved boots and scarves out from the back of my closet.

I wanted to take some images with a campfire for my social media post announcing these sessions, and since my sister and brother-in-law have a great fire pit in their backyard, my unbelievably cute niece adorably obliged. (Also, before anyone says anything - her mother was just out of frame, so she was never alone while wielding a pointy stick carrying molten marshmallows. SAFETY FIRST, especially when sassy kiddos are involved!)

I originally thought of campfire portrait sessions last year, but hadn’t figured out a good location. This year, the answer seemed obvious; Tall Oaks! I decided to have these sessions at Tall Oaks because it’s a really special place to me. I grew up going to church camp there every summer, there is a bench in front of the dining hall dedicated to my mom, who was a camp counselor there for many years, and I got married in the open-air chapel there. I’ll be donating 10% of each session fee back to Tall Oaks, as a very small way to show my continued gratitude for its existence. If you ever want to donate to a place that is really important and special to a lot of people, click here.

Here are a couple of images from my wedding in 2010 that WERE taken at Tall Oaks! (Photos by Aly and Dylan Schenk)

Each session will be 20 minutes long, and there will be graham crackers, Hershey’s bars, and marshmallows to roast! There will be pumpkins, cider, and plenty of s’mores to go around! I encourage you to stick around after your session to enjoy the treats and the beautiful setting. Sunset is a little before 7pm that night, so keep that in mind when choosing your time. After dark, I will use artificial lights to ensure clear images, but they will still have an “outdoor at night” feel to them.

Each session includes 5 digital images you choose from an online gallery, and 25 foil-pressed holiday cards. There will be at least 2 different options for cards, and I will bring samples to show you on the day of the sessions. If you need more than 25 cards, you can purchase more!

Click here to book your spot! Don’t wait - there are a very limited number of spots.