a photography experience that celebrates the magic of real life.

They're more than just photographs. You'll come out of your lifestyle photography session with a bunch of little time capsules that will transport you back to those moments in the frame for years to come. Whether it's your family history, the end of a chapter, or the beginning of a new one, your photos weave a story that is unique to you.

My approach

Lasting heirlooms

There's a profound beauty in the tangible. I believe in preserving memories not just digitally, but as something you can touch & pass down through generations. That's why I pour my heart into crafting exquisite albums, fine art prints, and more that serve as timeless family heirlooms & become living parts of your home. Life moves fast, and investing in tangible photos is a way to anchor yourself to what truly matters – connections, laughter, and love – preserving them for lifetimes to come.

here's how it goes—


1. reach out

Fill out the form on my contact page! Include your contact information, your ideas for your session, other details I should know, and any questions you

have for me.


A newly engaged couple walk up the steps of the Nelson Atkins museum holding hands in front of the iconic shuttlecock in Kansas City.


2. Book it

We’ll get your entire session planned in one short, easy call. I’ll come with ideas, suggestions, and all of the important details, but remember, your session is all yours & fully customizable!


A high school senior smiles candidly while walking on a park trail with a white bouquet and wind in her hair in Martin City.



I'll meet you at our spot! Bring smiles and a good attitude. This is one of those rare moments where the world revolves around you, so let's make it count.


Four young boys sit facing away with their arms around each other among the bright yellow fall leaves on the Nelson Atkins Museum lawn.



At your viewing & ordering session, I'll show you all of your photos & real samples of the artwork I offer, then you'll get to decorate your walls & bookshelves with your favorites.


A young girl smiles in fascination in traditional desi clothing during Ramadan while holding a crescent moon light decoration.



—easy peasy, lemon squeezy.



Super 8 short films—

Sometimes the photos just don't do the belly laughs justice. Add a 2-3 minute short film shot during your session on my trusty Super 8 movie camera.
A mother and her two young daughters sit candidly on a boho blanket with pillows under a tree in an open field in Olathe, KS.

your experience is tailored to you—

Your viewing & ordering session is more than it sounds. Not only will you get to see your photos for the first time on a big screen, you'll also see tangible samples and custom-made mockups of the heirloom artwork I offer via my partnered print lab, tailored to your living space and personal aesthetics.


What types of photography do you offer?

I love shooting a little bit of everything – families, graduating seniors, and couples as well as headshots and personal & small business branding photography.

Do you have a studio?

I do! I work out of a beautiful shared studio with amazing natural light, and your session can take place here at no additional cost. Please note that while your studio session will be private & without interruption, this is a shared space, so specific dates cannot be guaranteed until your session is fully booked. For this reason, studio sessions must be fully booked at least 30 days in advance of your preferred session date — the earlier, the better.

What is heirloom artwork?

Heirloom artwork includes custom-framed fine art prints, various wall art, albums, and more made to order featuring the beautiful photos from your lifestyle photography session. You'll get to see tangible samples of the artwork I offer during your viewing & ordering session!

Where can my photography session take place?

Your photo session can take place wherever you want! At booking, you'll receive a comprehensive location guide that includes all of my favorite spots throughout the Kansas City metro, but these are just suggestions! I'm open to all of your ideas. As long as it's a public location or private location that you personally have access to (like your own home or a friend's property), we're good to go.

How much should I expect to invest?

During our initial call, I'll prepare a custom proposal just for you! This will cover your lifestyle photography session time and all planning as well as heirloom artwork.

What is a viewing & ordering session?

We'll pick a date after your photography session for your viewing & ordering session. Ideally, this will take place at your home but can also take place virtually. I'll show you all of the photos from your photography session in a grand reveal and introduce you to the heirloom artwork that I offer—wall art, albums, and more.

the studio

Location: Crossroads, Kansas City, MO

Bright white walls and floors, amazing

natural light, backdrops, furniture

A brunette woman hold's her fiance's face as they smile candidly in neutral tones during an engagement photoshoot at golden hour in downtown Kansas City.

"Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real."

—Ansel Adams

A high school senior twirls in an academic aesthetic outfit among bright yellow fall leaves during a senior photoshoot at the Nelson Atkins Museum in KC.
A family swings their young daughter in the air candidly as she laughs while walking in front of the Roeland Park mural.

We had an amazing experience with Annie! I've wanted family photos forever, and I'm so glad I trusted Annie to take them. She captured both wonderful posed photos and candids that really captured our kids' personalities. You will be thrilled with Annie's work!

A black woman with natural hair wearing a brown collared top looks out the window in a natural light studio photoshoot.

Annie was very easy to work with. She made sure I was comfortable and guided me through my poses. The pictures came out beautiful! I definitely recommend working with Annie. She’s very professional and communicates to understand your vision.


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Annie Bolin is an Editorial and lifestyle photographer serving the Kansas City Metro area. My passion is creating timeless photos that tell the real-life stories of families, high school seniors, and small business owners in Missouri and Kansas, including overland Park, Leawood, Olathe, Lenexa, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Gladstone, Parkville, and Beyond.

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