Amyliah's Maternity Session at the Abandoned Kansas City Workhouse


Amyliah and I met up recently for her maternity pictures at a very unique location here in Kansas City - the Kansas City Workhouse. What looks like a run-down castle covered in graffiti turned out to be the perfect urban backdrop to contrast her high-fashion, elegant look. Fun fact! Amyliah is my second-cousin-once-removed, and although we share the same last name, that is only a coincidence since Smith is my married name, and we are related through our mothers! Although our relationship may sound distant, we come from a family tree that is very close despite the span of the many branches. I had the pleasure to photograph Amyliah's sister, Stephanie's, maternity pictures back in 2014, along with her family photos over the years (you can see those blog posts here, here and here). I'm so glad to have been able to photograph Amyliah during this exciting time in her life! Here are a few of my favorites from our session.