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Join my Artist Community, Get exclusive access!

Why create an artist community? It’s been on my mind for a while now… creating a safe place to share my art & my journey with the people in my life. As much as I’d like to have weekly discussions with all of the friends, clients, colleagues, & mentors I’ve met throughout my life- there...

Now offering Photography Classes in Overland Park

Photography is an art form that’s captivated minds for centuries. Photography allows us to preserve memories and emotions in a way nothing else can. It’s true, these days anyone can ‘snap a photo’. If you shoot enough frames you’re bound to get something decent. But if you don’t spend time learning how to create an...

Why Kansas City Opportunities are the Best

Since choosing Kansas City as home in 2005, I’m always finding new reasons why I love this city. Initially I was drawn to the sense of peace I felt, knowing this is the place I belong. Investing in the community gave rise to a plethora of opportunities which presented themselves! Kansas City has opportunities for...

4 Reasons I Decided to Hire a Business Coach

Although I’ve run a successful business for 20 years, it’s never too late to re-invent yourself. Recently I decided hiring a business coach would be a great way to receive an outside opinion. My business survived a number of complex situations, I’ve found ‘surviving’ is different than ‘thriving’. Running a business to survive for today...

The Hearts of Kansas City

Have you noticed the hearts of Kansas City? Heart sculptures have popped up throughout the city, each uniquely designed by a local artist. It’s embarrassing to admit but originally my daughter knew more about this art project than I did!?! Although I was born and raised in South Georgia, I’m proud to call Kansas City...

Making the most out of your Maternity Photographs

When I was seven months pregnant, I tortured myself with some self portraits of my pregnant belly. I placed my camera on a tripod, set my exposure manually and waddled over to an ‘X’ I’d marked on the floor. My own maternity photographs made me cringe when I saw the back of the screen. ‘Oooh,...

Never Forget- Childhood is Magic

Something wasn’t right. It was obvious by the sad, concerned look in my daughters eyes. ‘Momma, I need to talk to you about something…’ She doesn’t keep secrets from me, at least not yet. She was born a truth teller and it’s one of the foundations I’ve build upon as a parent. In our house,...

What does it take to create Fine Art Photography

In 1839, the invention of photography radically changed the art scene. Similarly to how digital photography challenges fine art photography. Before the camera, record keeping was left to the painters and sought out by the wealthy. Photographic portraits (such as Daguerreotypes) were cheaper and faster to produce and accessible to average families. The ‘first generation...

Do you Tip Photographers? Best practices.

When should you tip for services? My hair was dull, life-of-it’s-own ‘pandemic’ hair circa January 2021… I’d been cutting my own bangs & attacking split ends for more than a year. And I know I wasn’t the only one cutting my own hair! The salon is a luxury we’ve long taken for granted. My daughter...

Master Camera Interviews and Make a Lasting Impression

My first job interview after college was with an advertising company in Atlanta. I wasn’t qualified for the job but my cover letter got the attention of the CEO and I was invited to interview in person The week before I spent rehearsing my lines and practicing in front of the mirror. I wanted to...


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Adrienne Maples


Kansas City photographer, Adrienne Maples, weaves together powerful narratives with her photographs to create mood and evoke emotion.


She's an AI enthusiast, passionate about teaching others how to use technology responsibly for the greater good. Known for her 'spunk & pizazz', she directs from behind her camera, finding impromptu designing to transform mediocrity into the extraordinary.


She a board member of AIGA and KCAC. As a committee member of KCDW, she organized the 2024 talks: The A.I. Asset, Creator as Curator.

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