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welcome to the ericamay blog!

Hi! I'm Erica May Short, and I'm so excited you're here. This blog will show you my current work with a few fun personal things mixed in to help you get to know me better. I am a wedding and portrait photographer in Kansas City, and I love my job. I am so blessed to be a part of so many stories. I care more about people than pictures, because it's your story that provides photo-worthy moments.

Besides photography, I love my husband Jeff, our miniature schnauzer Petey, movie theater candy, and the color green. You can visit my main portfolio website at!

All of the fun photos in the blog header are of Jeff and I recently -- taken by our amazingly talented friends Jeremy and Ashley of! We have them to thank for capturing us exactly how we are.

Kansas City Family Portraits: A Morning at the Apple Orchard!

Let me warn you… this is one super adorable family. In an apple orchard. On the first day of October. It doesn’t get much better than that.

I was really looking forward to this session with Kami, Tyler and their two adorable boys. When Kami mentioned an apple orchard would be fun, I was even more excited. After all, it is on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days… so crossing off that item while also taking fun fall-themed photos? Yes, please! We met up at the Wagon Wheel Orchard in the morning for their orchard-themed photos. I love their outfit choices, and just how cute they are as a family. I love taking portraits for families who obviously care deeply for each other. Kami and Tyler are amazing parents, and are so incredibly adorable together, so we did quite a few photos with just the two of them.

Kami is also a photographer herself, so go check out her work here!



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Picking apples is fun! Also, these are the cutest boys ever!



It’s official. When I have baby boys, they’re always wearing outfits like this. Adorable.





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These images just melt my heart. This little boy loves his mom!



And this adorable little guy is his dad’s buddy!







Okay, ready for the series of mom and dad alone? I love how adorable their kids are, but seriously… these two are magical together. Yes, I just said magical. If I had an official model, Kami would be a front-runner for the job. Beautiful.


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It was so much fun photographing your family. Keep being adorable, loving, fun, and super sweet to each other. :)