Why Professional Senior Photos are are an emotionally fulfilling investment.

When Layla arrived for her senior portraits, I choked back tears. Could this tall blond woman really be the same little girl that used to dance for me in her blue tutu?

The same little girl who insisted on wearing red lipstick whenever I took her photographs?

She smiles at me warmly giving me a hug. She’s is nearly a foot taller than me and a I laugh as we embrace.

‘I feel like a shrimp, Layla! Why’d you have to go and get so tall?’

We giggle looking at ourselves together in the mirror- my height next to hers makes me look like the child!

In the world of photography, there exists a unique and journey that few lucky photographers embark upon. It’s a journey allowing me to watch children grow up and document their incredible life into adulthood.

This is one such story.

From childhood days to adulthood

It’s remarkable, through my journey as a photographer, witnessing this particular young woman’s growth over the years. From capturing those playful childhood smiles to the confident, young adult she’s become during her senior year. It’s an emotional journey that grips me with raw emotion.

Your Senior Photos are a Journey of Self-Discovery:

Every senior photo session is a glimpse into a journey of personal self-discovery. Through my camera, we explore their interests, and unique qualities, gradually blossoming into their authentic selves.

Senior photos are not just pictures; they are the last ‘childhood’ photos. They represent the first monumental transition in life, the season of becoming an independent adult. As a photographer, it’s a privilege helping young individuals freeze their personal growth, capturing their spirit and personality through a series of photographs. It’s an emotionally charged responsibility that I take to heart.

Bittersweet Farewells:

When it comes time for taking senior photos, it often marks the beginning of a bittersweet farewell. Watching young adults prepare to embark on their next adventure. It’s a mix of joy for the future and nostalgia for the moments we’ve shared.

It’s an emotional farewell that reminds me of the profound impact I’ve had on their lives, and they on mine.

Creating Lasting Memories:

The senior photos I capture become lasting memories for not just the seniors but their families as well. Knowing that these images will be cherished for generations is a deeply emotional experience. It’s the knowledge that my work is a part of their legacy, and it’s an honor I hold dear.

In complete disclosure, senior photos aren’t just a business venture for me; they’re a deeply emotional and fulfilling journey.

They are a testament to the growth, self-discovery, and transformation that every young adult undergoes. And being part of this journey, watching children grow up, and documenting their life is a privilege which fills my heart with warmth and gratitude.

It’s a journey, not about photography but about the profound connections and emotions that come with celebrating. If you want to learn more about having your senior photos taking in Kansas City, visit our Senior Photography Page.

xoxo adrienne signing off


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the Photographer

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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