Fun Family Photography in Kansas City by Denise Williams Photography » Kansas City's Family Photographer

It’s that time! Time to start thinking about your family photos and holiday cards. I have a fall family photos and free cards booking promotion that you don’t want to miss!

Check out this video to learn about the promotion. Hint: it includes a free set of holiday cards.

Then get in touch by emailing me at or call 913.725.8133

Browse more info about DWP here.

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School is just around the corner so it’s time for back to school sessions.

2 COOL 4 SCHOOL Back to School Sessions BOOKING NOW…

If you are as excited as I am, you can just email me right away to book:

A great alternative to traditional school photos, these short sessions are aimed at capturing the true spirit of your child, as well as the excitement of a new school year.

I want to offer theses sessions so that you have a unique choice when it comes to the poses and quality of your child’s school photos. In my experience, you never know what you are going to get in that proof envelope from school!

Plus, do you get $150 credit for a family session when you purchase photos from school?:)

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• $75 each child

•Sessions are for Preschool – 10th grade. Individual sessions only.

•August 12th Shawnee Mission Park

•15 minute evening sessions

•5 digital downloads (chosen from a gallery of 10-15)

•5 poses taken (close-up, close-up with grade, with interview answers, with props, action) See ex. below.

•1 gift card (limit 1 per family) for $150 credit towards a future family session order.

Gift card great to use on fall family photos! (No cash value. 1 year expiration. For use on a regular family session. Click HERE for Family Session Info.)



READ THIS: this offer cannot be used with any other dwp offer, gift card, credit, or previously booked session. $150 credit given can be used towards an order from a full future session, not towards session fee. There is no cash value to the credit. All sales are final.


The $75+tax/child fee will be due at the time of booking. Once the contract is signed and your fee received, you’ll have your spot!

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Call now to grab consecutive times for back to school sessions for your kids. Here’s to another great school year! OR EMAIL DENISE@DENISEWILLIAMSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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Mac was a little shy when he got out of the car. It had been a year since I’d seen him, but it was just a matter of time before we were rolling the Weeble Wobble (who remembers Weeble Wobbles?) down the ramp and getting lots of giggles. This Liberty family session was off to a good start!

I also couldn’t get enough of Mr. Gus, the newest addition the Dunn family. I mean, just look at that smile! Big brother Mac, was as tender as could be with his little brother too.

Liberty Family Session

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Who doesn’t love a little sibling love?

liberty family sessionPINIMAGEI always love capturing one of just mom and dad. When in the midst of raising kids, it’s important to remember the relationship that started it all!
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I could feel the love between this family in the way they interacted with each other. Gentle, sweet, patient. I admire that!

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Would you just look at those eyes? Gus did a wonderful job at his first family photo session! It was hot and sticky and he lasted a long time!

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I love working with families and seeing how they change and grow from year to year. Get in touch today so we can capture yours!

Check out my guide to Fun Family Photography in Kansas City!

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When I walked in the Dessertery, I was already dreaming of which homemade dessert I’d take home. I’d already enjoyed the decadent Euphoria chocolate cake with peanut butter ganache and it was worth every calorie.

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If you know me, you know I love my desserts. I had to snap myself out of it. I wasn’t there to eat this time, I was there to photograph desserts! After my initial trip to the Dessertery, I knew I had to introduce you to Jen Kelly and her wonderful new dessert restaurant located at 5428 Roberts on the west side of Shawnee, KS. So I interviewed Jen and got a behind-the-scenes look at her wonderful creations.


Jen’s dreams came true when she opened her sit-down dessert restaurant on April 2nd of this year. She began seriously making desserts five years ago and was also making them for church and friends. Now you can experience her mouth-watering creations Tuesday through Sunday, and I think you should, right after you read this interview. When you go, take a friend, enjoy some good conversation while your dessert is freshly prepared for you.  Good desserts can’t be rushed!


Tell me about some of your dessert or other offerings. 

I try to have a wide variety so there is something for everyone and a new dessert every month. June is a Lady Grey and Earl Grey cake pairing and Freckled Lemonade (strawberry lemon) shortcake.


What has been the most popular?

I was really surprised to find out what a following carrot cake has. Ours is served with nuts on the side, a drizzle of house-made caramel, and a side if cardamom ice cream. For a little extra pop in color and flavor I top it with candied carrot and ginger. I once heard my style described perfectly as having a little twist on originals without being pretentious.

Where do you get your inspiration for recipes?

It may sound corny but the only thing I can give credit to for my inspirations is God because I’m just not that creative! It will come to me at the oddest of times, then I’m running to the kitchen to perfect the idea. Most of our staples are family recipes from my mom and grandmom.

What do you want people to know about the Dessertery?

We are a restaurant. Our goal is to provide fresh, beautiful, eclectic desserts so it takes a little time. We frost almost everything when you order. It takes longer than a cake shop or bakery but the difference is noticeable.


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Can people order dessert to go?

Most of our desserts can be ordered to go. We aren’t a bakery but an actual restaurant, so if someone is in a hurry I do suggest they call ahead.

Not only are most our cakes available in full size, we also take special orders. I have done several cakes that aren’t on our menu like Red Velevt, German Chocolate, Strawberry and even Boston Cream Pie.


Chess Cake

What are your summer hours?

This summer we will be open all day for the first time during the week. Tuesday through Thursday 7am to 10pm.  Friday and Saturday, 8am to 11pm. Sundays, 8am to 10pm.

Where is the best place for folks to keep up with what’s going on at The Dessertery?

My facebook page. It’s the easiest to update so it will be the most accurate. As we do more events, it’s easier to keep up with those too.

I’m big into community. I really hope run contest between the local High School culinary programs so that students can show off their skills. Anything that I can do to build community or help the community I like to get involved in. I don’t want to just be a business, I want to be part of the Shawnee Community.




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With Father’s Day upon us, I was just thinking about how to honor dads. So I came up with dads rock sessions.

I have always had such admiration for my dad. He’s strong, smart, goal oriented, and so, so giving. He’s always been there through the victories and the battles. I can still hear him yelling his support from the stands of every one of my track meets, “Let’s go Denise!” And even when I didn’t finish first, he was still cheering me on.

It overwhelms me when I think about how he has been there for me over the years and now. How can I ever thank him?

Can you relate?

I’m thinking you can, so I’ve come up with a way to help you show dad some love this Father’s Day (which is June 19th by the way).

First, watch this video:

Pretty awesome, huh?

Do you like free?

What’s even more awesome is you can get one these custom made videos for free.


If you are an act fast person, then call me today and I’ll explain it all and get you booked. 913.725.8133

If you are more of a reader, then keep on reading for all the details and booking instructions…..

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Personally, I think these Dads Rock Sessions are a total win-win for you and really, a no-brainer.

Here’s why:

1. I do all the work. Score for you!

You will have an awesome, already wrapped gift to present dad and I’m pretty positive he will feel the love. Score! No shopping necessary for you.

Is that not reason enough?:)Ok, I’ll give you another one.

2. He will dig receiving a heartwarming video that showers him with love, featuring the ones he holds most dear. Not to mention the other items that come in this special collection. (I’m thinking this will all sort of be a gift to you too;)

So how do you get this FREE custom video? Read everything below and then read about the BONUSES.

But don’t put it off, because the free part will expire tomorrow afternoon.


•20 minute session – Shawnee Mission Park
•1-5×7 bamboo print with easel (perfect for dad’s office!)
•3 digitals on custom usb drive
•10-15 proofs to choose from in online gallery.
•Option to purchase additional prints and digitals at special pricing.

$200 ($412 value)

Plus option for bonuses to add even more value to your collection.

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Photo cred: Erin Gregerson Photography



Book before 2:30 pm on Wednesday, 5/18/16 and receive the Dads Rock Video download for FREE.


Refer a friend and for each one who pays the deposit, receive an extra free digital. This one expires 2 days before the event (May 28th).


1. Before Fathers Day: Your kids (& you?) will be photographed May 28th as Father’s Day gift. Gift products to hubby, your dad, or your grandpa.
2. After Father’s Day: Purchase an already wrapped gift card of this package and give TO dad for Father’s Day so HE can be photographed with kids at a later date. (to take place before 8/14/16)

*No full family sessions during Dad Rocks. For a full family session, please book a separate date.


-A non-refundable $50 deposit will be taken when you book and applied to order. The rest of the fee ($150) will be applied when you order your bamboo portrait and 3 digitals.
-Bonus 2 does not expire Wednesday. Keep referring your friends by hitting the forward button at the bottom of the email.
-Only moms and kids, or dads and kids. For a full family session, please book a separate session.
-Limited spots for the 28th and for future appointments. (for gifted sessions).
-**Father’s Day delivery for 5/28 sessions only**. Must place order during ordering window. Late orders will not be guaranteed for FD and will have an extra fee applied to reload gallery.
-No pets for Dads Rock sessions.

Ok, you are fully informed. Let’s get to showing dad he rocks and get you that free video! Choose an option below.



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