/ˈpɔrtrɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-/ Show Spelled[pawr-trit, -treyt, pohr-]
1. a likeness of a person, esp. of the face, as a painting, drawing, or photograph: a gallery of family portraits.

Saturday Mar 2, 2013

Welcome to my new website!

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I have been planning to re-do my website for the longest time.  I finally got to it, and I’m so happy with how it looks so far.  I am still working on adding new images, and putting some old images back onto the site since I am using a different gallery software, and the photos need to be a different size.  That is something I can work on without having the site down.

I would really love to have your feedback!  If you find things that are awkward, or don’t work, please let me know!  Those of you who know me know that building websites is something I do for others, and I usually have other people affiliated with the organization to bounce things off of as I work on it.  But since this is my own site, I only have friends, family and clients to let me know what I’m doing right, and what I need to work on.



Thursday May 31, 2012

Beautiful Baby | Des Moines Newborn Photographer

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Can I tell you how much I love the community of photographers that I’ve found right here in Des Moines?  Thank goodness for Facebook, which allows us to connect and talk shop virtually, day or night.  But sometimes we even like to get together and photograph people.   Recently, we gathered together at a local studio to photograph moms and their babies.  We had babies from newborn through to one year old.  Because of the shear volume of us that showed up, around 80 I’m told, it was very difficult to photograph all of the babies that we had, as they were all available individually for brief periods of time.   I was able to capture a few photos, but I thought I would share one of my favorites.

I would love to capture images of you and your newborn.  I can come to the hospital or your home, or both!  Please feel free to contact me.

Sunday Nov 13, 2011

11-11-11 Babies | Des Moines Newborn Photographer

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Yesterday I had the honor and privilege of photographing six newborns who all shared the birthday of November 11, 2011.  I love photographing newborns, and the best time to capture their newness is within the first week of their birth.  Yes, I can even come to the hospital to capture this precious memory for you!

If you’re interested in having me capture images of your newborn, please call me at 515-650-3369, or here prior to giving birth so I can pencil you in on my schedule.  Then just keep me posted on your progress so I can make sure I’m available.




Sunday Oct 16, 2011

High School Seniors in my gallery | Des Moines Senior Photographer

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I have finally added a section for High School Seniors in my gallery!   These are some recent images I’ve captured during a group shoot out with other photographers from the Des Moines area.  We set aside one evening in the studio, and one half day on location to photograph several seniors from local high schools.  I had so much fun with the other photographers!  But I REALLY had a blast with these kids, uh, um, young adults!!!!   And you know what?  THEY had a blast too!    I loved hearing, “I don’t like having my picture taken,” when we started.  But by the end, their tune was, “I didn’t know it would be this much fun!”

If you are a senior who wants to have to fun having your photo taken, give me a call at 888-280-4414, or contact me online.

Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

Christina Kennedy Photography is on the move… again! | Des Moines Portrait Photographer

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Yes, that’s right.  We are moving again.  Just a recap for those of you who have been following.  We moved from Orange County, California to West Des Moines, IA in July, 2010.  Then we moved to Clive, IA in September 2010.  Now we are moving again, to Gainesville, Florida!

No, the reason is NOT because I don’t like the snow and the cold.  The truth is that I have been LOVING the snow and the cold.  The reason is that my husband has been offered another position in Gainesville, and it is a really great opportunity for him.  We will be doing the same thing we did last time – hubby moves first, the kids and I follow once school is out.

I will continue to take sessions until the end of April, so if you’ve been thinking about getting a standard session in, please contact me ASAP to get it booked.  I will also be opening up some Spring Mini-Sessions soon, so stay tuned for those.

And if anyone knows of a family that will be looking to rent/lease a 4 bedroom home in the Des Moines area (Clive), an excellent neighborhood near excellent schools (Waukee School District), available starting this summer, please send them my way!

Gainesville families, please join my mailing list to be kept informed about Grand Opening Specials!

Also be sure to contact me now about Fall and Winter sessions!  I look forward to meeting you!

Contact me at 888-280-4414, or online to book your session.  You can also view my gallery.

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