Dec 31, 2017


If you want to be part of the VIP clients who know all the details about sales and offers waaaaayyy before I post them online... send me an email. Hurry >>> go to my website and click on CONTACT >>> it is that easy.

Offers on Early Bird specials, when I am planning mini sessions, big things going on at the studio, behind the scene awesomeness, and some model calls... Do not miss out. This is the fun part of being a Paparazzi client.

Happy New Year!! 2018 is going to be amazing!

~ Kadee Willard

Dec 8, 2017

THANK YOU 2017!!!!

I feel like Santa all the time... as I head to the post office and think about how much my business has changed in the last 365 days I cannot help but post about it on the blog. THANK YOU!!

I know there are many people out there that looooove my digital images, for all sorts of reasons... sharing online, putting the usb in a safety deposit box, printing as many times as you want. THANK YOU!

I have several clients that enjoy my products... wood boxes, huge framed prints, custom jewelry has been so fun this year, gallery canvas and metal prints. I just want to say THANK YOU!!!

All of you newbies have rocked my camera and  those of you who have stuck around over the past ten years and rode the roller coaster ride of great ideas by Kadee. You guys are so much more than clients. THANK YOU!!!

If you are planning on family photos or love my mini sessions... feeling sexy and want to celebrate your beauty... OH and everyone having a baby should call me. 913.731.0148


2017 has been wonderful but 2018 is going to be AMAZING!

Dec 2, 2017

Come see me next weekend!

Remember when I used to host the LOCAL LOVE event at my studio in Pleasanton? A handful of local talent set up in the studio and people came in to shop... VINTAGE ON BROADWAY is hosting a vendor event and man is it going to be awesome! I am going to set up a table with products and information about photo sessions (and then go shopping) Hope to see you there. Click on the link below to follow the event on Facebook!

Call me if you want more information 913.731.0148 

Nov 27, 2017

Cyber Monday!!!

Don't miss out on this awesome offer! Get in the books for your favorite mini session at a discounted price. Call Kadee today at 913.731.0148 or send an email 

Offer ends at midnight! HURRY UP! 2018 is going to be so much fun!


Spring mini –   ($25 savings)
$125+tax per 20 min session – A sweet little setup outside of the studio for your children to enjoy chicks and ducks in a lifestyle/candid type photography session. This includes up to 8 high res digital images with print release downloaded from website within one week.

Unicorn mini - ($45 savings)
$145+tax per 20 min session – Whimsical airy vintage prettiness as the sun is setting is a beautiful field of green grass - includes up to 8 high res digital images with print release downloaded from website within one week. 

Fourth of July mini – American Flag Mini Session ($25 savings)
$125+tax per 20 min session – fun outside eating watermelons and popsicles in front of a big barn wood American Flag maybe even playing in the sprinkler afterwards - includes up to 8 high res digital images with print release downloaded from website within one week. 

Santa Mini Session – ($35 savings)
$135+tax per 15 min session – One on one time with Santa for 15 full min and no waiting in lines.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list please let me know asap. This mini includes up to 8 high res digital images with print release downloaded from website before Thanksgiving.


Nov 26, 2017

The Burns Family

So much fun!! Campfire mini session right outside of the studio in Prescott KS

Nov 25, 2017

Paparazzi Newborn Black Friday Special

Call 913.731.0148 to book your newborn session and hear full details. This offer expires at midnight Sunday Nov 26th.

Nov 24, 2017

Black Friday Sale 2017


2017 Paparazzi Photography Black Friday Sale

Newborn Photography Session
Sessions consists of an in studio photo session up to 3 hours. Includes consult to plan your session before baby arrives, custom setup and backdrops, props, wraps and headbands, this is posed newborn photography with professional editing, an online gallery to share with family and friends, and 15 high res digital image downloads with print release you choose at your personal ordering session. Session also includes family, mom and baby, dad and baby, and sibling photos too! Please email with your due date to set up a newborn session phone consult after invoice is paid in full. I can only take a limited number of due dates a month so taking advantage of this offer will guarantee your studio newborn session! 
Cost- $400.00 paid in full by November 26th at midnight
Newborn Session will take place in 2018

Mini Session Special
Cost- $100.00 per session paid in full by November 26th at midnight
I plan several themed 20 minute mini sessions per calendar year and I want to offer you a guaranteed spot in the session of your choice by paying in advance now. Mini session fees range from $120-$150 depending on the themed session. Examples: Spring mini, Unicorn mini, Red/White/Blue (American flag barn) mini, Santa Mini, Christmas fireplace mini, and Campfire mini

Each session consists of a 20 min in or outside of the Studio. Includes professional editing, an online gallery to share with family and friends, and 10 high res digital image downloads with print release per session.
Depending on session the setup and total fee range from $120-$150 you SAVE by paying in advance with the BLACK FRIDAY OFFER!! Sessions will take place in 2018

Family or Child Photography session
Sessions consists of a 1 hour in studio or on location (within 20 miles of studio) Up to 5 people in the photos. Additional people are $25.00 each. Includes professional editing, an online gallery to share with family and friends, and at least 15 high res digital image downloads with print release chose at your ordering session. For outdoor sessions the time is tentative and could be moved up or back 30 minutes based on sunrise/sunset for the best light.
Cost- $285.00 paid in full by November 26th at midnight
Sessions will take place in 2018


Nov 20, 2017

Campfire Mini Sessions 2017

Updated family photos while drinking hot cocoa and making s'mores - contact through my website or call 913.731.0148 for more info!

Dates available: November 22nd, November 24th, November 26th November 29th, December 1st and 2nd

Keep watching the blog and SAVE!

Happy Monday... watch the blog for details on the BLACK FRIDAY Sale  posting info at 6am on Friday the 24th. Three amazing offers including DIGITALS!  and do not forget one of the best gifts to give is GIFT CERTIFICATES! Email ( or call 913.731.0148 for more info.

Nov 17, 2017

Santa Mini Sneak Peeks 2017

15 Santa Mini sessions back to back and less than a week turn around to each client... I am feeling pretty AWESOME! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am so blessed to have such loyal clients and such a fun Santa (we are already on Santa's calendar for next year!!) Happy Friday - Kadee

Nov 16, 2017

The Robinson Family

We shot at Shawnee Mission Park and the weather was gloomy but these little girls rocked my camera yet again this year. So much fun!!

Nov 14, 2017

Christmas Fireplace Mini Sessions - 2017

Fireplace mini – Last week of Nov til mid December
$150+tax per 20 min session – Inside the studio the big rock fireplace is decorated for Christmas until December 15th with sparkles and buffalo plaid. This session includes up to 5 high res digital images with print release downloaded from website within one week. 25 custom designed Christmas Cards and a 3x3 accordion mini book to show off this holiday season!

$150+tax per 20 min session – Inside the studio the big rock fireplace is decorated for Christmas until December 15th with sparkles and buffalo plaid. This session includes up to 10 high res digital images with print release downloaded from website within one week. Very limited space.

Call Kadee at 913.731.0148 or go to the website and click on CONTACT to send a message today!! 

Nov 9, 2017

Paparazzi Photography Seniors ROCK!!

I have had so much fun with my 2018 High School Senior portrait sessions... if you are graduating in 2019 and want more than "emailed images" call Paparazzi Photography 913.731.0148 for an experience to brag about.

Nov 1, 2017

Tis the season...

A $50 deposit will book your spot for Paparazzi Photography's Studio Christmas Portrait Sessions! Booking sessions November 15th- December 15th. Go to my website and click on CONTACT then send a message with the date you are interested in booking! Packages options including Christmas cards, digital images, and ornaments. Start clicking or CALL today 913.731.0148

Oct 26, 2017

Senior ordering sessions

I have three senior ordering sessions next week and I cannot wait! Looking forward to hearing what everything thinks about their photos and products is always the best part. 

If you want to know more about setting up a photo session with me please check out my website or call me 913.731.0148 TODAY! 

DO you get my emails???

I always update my email list in the middle of December... if you want to be added to receive emails... it is pretty simple. I try to keep everyone informed on my blog and facebook but sometimes I send special offers via email only. You don't want to miss out on those do you?? 

Please go to my website and click on CONTACT. I am looking forward to finishing up this year and adding new emails to the list. Hope you are having an awesome week!! 

Oct 25, 2017


My Santa mini booked in August and I LOVE THAT... but I really hate that I have to tell people that I don't have space to book more Christmas Photos... this year I am going with "buffalo plaid" decor >> with some sparkle and I am inviting all of my Santa guests into my home to pose around my fireplace. It is going to be magical...

BUT for all you outdoor woodsy type... wouldn't you love some awesome photos of YOU enjoying time with your family around a CAMPFIRE?? Making smores and having the time of your life with the most important people to you... it is going to be amazing and I want you to have the opportunity to do this with NO STRESS.

I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!! Call me today to book your spot and hear more details. THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!!

Oct 22, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL Junior and Sophomores!!

I have a wonderful idea and I am looking for some high school-ers to help me out. Sophomores and Juniors please go to my website, click on CONTACT and send me a message if you would be interested in my newest project. This is going to be sooo much fun. If you have a FACEBOOK go LIKE Paparazzi Photography follow the page >>> I will post updates on my most recent photo sessions.

Oct 19, 2017

Newborn Photography

Did you know that I have a studio located only 45 minute south of Overland Park... and not only will I treat you like part of the family when you get here, you will also have amazing photos of your new little bundle of joy that blow you away. I will capture all the tiny things, the newness of your little baby that will soon fade away as the days pass.

I would love to set up a time to talk and get to know each other... see if I would be the right photographer to cuddle your sweet tiny baby and create lasting art that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

The best time to talk about your newborn session is before you are 30 weeks pregnant so we can plan all the details. I am looking forward to meeting you!

Oct 17, 2017

Up close...

Hi Friend!
Thank you for clicking your way over here to learn a bit about me! I hope for you to get acquainted and possibly learn a thing or two about me!
I am what some would call an aspiring individual. I absolutely love photography and all it has done for me as a person. I have such a love for the art, I feel like I will be working to grow in my craft always.
I am from somewhat of a small town in Kansas and live what most would consider a modest life. I love what I do, but above all love my family. I spend most of my free time (what free time, right?) taking my three children to sporting activities after school and spending time with my husband. I am the epitome of a homebody, but I love to explore and get a major case of wanderlust if I go to long exploring new adventures in the city.
I am passionate, an endless optimist and  maybe a bit sensitive too. My lifestyle, my journey as a wife and mother has truly taken me to new heights in my never ending journey as a photographer. Much of my work for the time being centers around the core of my very own being, my children. It is one reason I chose to specialize in mostly babies  and families. There is nothing I would love more to capture the true essence and special bond between a family, or provide a special keepsake for an individual as I realize that our children grow wings and fly before we are all really to ready to let them go. I hope you choose to allow me the privilege of you documenting that which is most special to you. Your own family.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Oct 16, 2017


It is not too late to get your SENIOR portraits! Call me asap to set up a time to chat and make sure you have the best photos to represent the end of a wonderful chapter in your life. Customized photography for each session! My goal is to photograph your personality! We always have a great time. 913.731.0148

Oct 13, 2017

Maternity Sessions

This is your last time just being husband and wife. The last professional photo session before your life changes completely. Everyone has advice on what to expect when your little one gets here, how much your life will change, how your focus will be from you to them... the magic of that sweet baby in your tummy is so wonderful. If you are thinking about having your maternity photos taken please call me... no obligation what so ever... I just want to sit down with you and chat about all the love you have for this little one before they get here. 913.731.0148

The Given Family

Fall Family Mini Sessions are so much fun... twenty minutes and dad is done! Hehe well in most cases Dad is ready for me to put down the camera before the rest of the family. Shannon is used to me taking their photos every year (thank goodness) plus this family is full of love and make my job so easy. Just documenting the changes over the years will be appreciated by these kiddos when they are older... Jett has braces! Emerald hasn't aged in 20 years and Scarlet... well you see what I am talking about, right? So blessed to have loyal clients that allow me to capture them year after year.

Call me today 913.731.0148 so we can start your journey in front of my lens!

Oct 10, 2017

I only need you.

I see it all the time. Almost every session in fact.

A two year old has a melt down. A child isn't behaving exactly as they normally do or maybe how Dad or Mom was expecting them to for the sake of family photos. Mom gives me that apologetic glance. The heat of shame creeps up her face and then the awkward pause. I fall over myself to reassure. But that reassurance is genuine. If I could impart any sage advice at all here, it would be ALL kids have their days, their minutes, those moments... Including Mine.

And Yes, we get family photos too. I get it guys. Family sessions can be high pressure. The styling and arranging outfits alone is enough to make a Mama nutty.

But my sweet families. Can I share something with you? Maybe something that might put you just at ease-- I hope.

My family sessions are anything but typical. But why should they be?? My families aren't typical either. I appreciate each one for what and who they are.

There is no real expectation in the way of behavior or even personality. I want all of you-- whatever it may be in that moment. Kids are kids. Things happen. We are building a new relationship on our day. There isn't a miracle cure, only a little bit of time. I'm not just after your "poses." I am after your moments. 

Sometimes we hike, we always chat, the kids explore, and instead of my families being expected to sit and smile on demand... I am looking deeper. I want you to interact with your children. I need genuine moments--even if just fleeting. I can be quick if necessary, but there is nothing more beautiful than a Mama that will let her guard down and trust me. 

Because when that happens-- MAGIC happens.

It's give and take I confess. We both give, we both come away with something genuinely special.

And yes, at some point all parents try not to come unglued as their kids play in mud and schlep sticks and have the occasional melt down. It isn't always easy. It is always worth it. Sometimes kids tumble, or someone isn't in the mood *cough Dad*, but I don't need perfection.

I only need you.

I need you to come and be just who you are. Your imperfection is beautiful. I am inspired by it.

And each time you come back-- the kids know me a little better, you know what to expect. It gets that much easier for all of us. I promise.

Let me come and bear witness for you. 

We are all only human. Your humanity is beautiful.

Please Call me to set up a time to chat... 913.731.0148

Sep 29, 2017

Kyle + Kaycee

The light at the ball fields in Paola is amazing... and Kyle and Kaycee didnt have a problem working around my daughters softball schedule to meet me for their session. WIN/WIN!! Aren't they a cute couple??? 

Becky's Monkeys

These three did such an amazing job smiling for the camera for their Fall family mini session... we actually had time to be silly!

Sep 26, 2017

Studio Sessions

I am having such a great time with my new STUDIO space for newborn and babies all the way up to 18 months old. Want to know how to book a photography session? Please call me 913.731.0148 I would love to chat about how to customize your photo session to exactly what you need.

My People.

We all grow up with hopes to be whatever we want. I went to college knowing I was going to be a graphic designer, because somewhere along the way I had a teacher tell me, “do what you love and find a way to get paid for it.” I minored in photography because I loved developing film and watching my point of view come to life through images on paper. Then shortly after graduating everything became digital. I moved to Florida to be an art director of a magazine and started doing freelance.
Next thing you know my high school sweet heart came to my rescue and brought me back to Kansas where I have been lucky enough to be a stay at home mom to my three young children until they all went to school full time. Then the game changed. Cost of living is hard on two steady incomes but one… well, that is almost impossible anymore. I started my photography business when my second child was only one and have learned so much over the past nine years.

I get it. Photography is a luxury and everyone has a camera on their phone or can go buy a dslr camera and call themselves a photographer all day long… but the truth is you get what you pay for. My goal is to give you an experience from start to finish that you rave about to your friends and makes you want to come back year after year. Capturing amazing images of your family as they are right now and turning those images into works of art. Heirloom products you keep for your grandkids to enjoy.

People invest in what they want. Some people do not understand the value of a creative business. Those people aren’t my people. It took me a while to realize who my people are. I thank each and every one of you who have stood behind me along the way and have encouraged me to make the life I have always wanted.

Call me if you want some info on how to book a photo session. I love talking about what I do. 913.731.0148 ~ Kadee Willard

Sep 21, 2017

Fall Family Photos

I know some of you aren't ready to let go of summer time (plus this weather is still pretty toasty) but lets face it... it is fall. The leaves are falling and the light is golden. What better Christmas gift to give then updated photos of your family? Heirloom products that last for decades.. moments your great-grandkids will forever cherish!

Believe me, I completely understand finding the time to book a photo session and actually appear as if you are enjoying yourself in the busyness of your schedule can be hard. My daughter pitches for a traveling team and her practices are twice a week 45 minutes from where we live... plus I have two other very active kids, so I feel ya.

That is why I set up these Fall Family Mini sessions. The light is amazing and the sessions are quick and fun! Everyone wins. Call me for more info 913.731.0148 or send me an email.

Sep 15, 2017

Taking it to the next level - Newborns

In April I decided to open up a studio for babies, using backdrops for my 18 month and younger cuties, as well as trying something new for Paparazzi Photography - I graduated from college with a graphic design degree so I am now mixing my passion for photography with my education to create stunning works of art  What do you think? 

Let's get REAL!

I saw this on a fellow photog's blog post and had to share. This is so true. Please read. Words from Kaydee Kelly...

So, the other day, Apple released a few new options for their phones.  We are apple folks, we have iPhones, iPads, iPods, MacBooks, AppleWatch, you name it.  We LOVE our apple products!  Are they cheap?  Nope, but why should they be?  You get so much out of your purchase.  Let’s talk about their stores!  I love their set up!  They have everything out on display for you to play with. You are ALWAYS greeted with a smile and a how can I help you?  They do everything they can to make your experience with them as enjoyable as it can be.  You can make sure that if something happens to your devices that they are protected, what a wonderful thing!
The iPhone X retails at $999, the iPhone 8plus is $799 and the iPhone 8 is $699. And those are for JUST the basic memory that comes with it. So, upgrade those bad boys and add another few hundred on.  Many of you, my clients and potential clients will be lining up to preorder it without thinking.
Now, I challenge yourself to think about how long this phone will last?  2-3 years?  Probably, after those few years it will start to get a little wonky, maybe not work exactly the right way and then, well, you’ll replace it.  Another $1000.
Let’s shift gears, you are about 3 months away from welcoming your first, second, third (or more!) child into your family.  These are moments in your life that are IRREPLACEABLE.  You don’t get second chances.
From birth...

to three months 

six months

nine months

to their first birthday

So much changes over the course of the first year, isn’t that worth just as much as the new iPhone X?  No, I take that back, it’s not worth just as much, it’s worth MORE.  A heirloom album full of your baby’s newborn portraits, or full of portraits over his or her first year will last a LIFETIME. Guaranteed. Does your iPhone have the same lifespan?  In 20 years, when your baby comes home from college, will that phone full of snapshots be working?  Will you know where it is? Will you be able to buy a charger for it so you can hopefully just take a glance at those photos? Will he or she even ask for it?
So here is my challenge to you, what are YOU making a priority in your life? Is it your phone, a purse, new shoes or is it EVERLASTING memories of your family?
Ask me how I can find the exact products that work for YOU and YOUR family. How can I preserve YOUR family’s memories. Ask how my clients feel when they walk into their consult and there is fresh fruit for them along with a welcoming hug. Ask them how it feels when they see their images for the first time on a big screen TV with the perfect music as they watch portraits of their baby’s nose, feet and fingers flash up on the screen. Ask them what their emotions were when they saw their first ever family portrait holding their baby.

Ask them what it’s like to walk into their home and see their portraits up on their wall every single day.  Or know that at ANY MOMENT, they can walk over to the bookcase, take out the beautiful album box and flip through their heirloom album that holds the precious memories of when their baby was so small he or she fit curled up into their arms.
I’m sorry, but no iPhone, iPad or MacBook can EVER do that for you. It just can’t, plain and simple.
So, I ask you again, what will you be investing in?  A piece of technology?  Or a way to forever memorialize when your children were young and depended on you, looked up to you, didn’t care whether your hair was washed that day (or that week!) and just plain worshiped the ground you walked on.  To me, those memories are priceless, and worth more than any piece of technology in this world.
Contact me today, let me show you how you can have all of this for years to come.
- Kadee Willard

Sep 11, 2017

Newborn photography

Do you know someone who is pregnant and wants professional newborn photos but they are not sure who to trust with their tiny baby... I would love to set up a photo session with mommys to be and talk about what it is that I do. Newborns make my heart happy. Look at this sweet little smiling baby doll!

Sep 10, 2017

FREE Maternity sessions

Are you due to have a baby in November or December? I want to take your maternity photos for FREE! Go to my website www.photosbypaparazzi.comand click on CONTACT then send me a message.


Oh how I love turning your images into an album that you and your grandkids children will be able to enjoy for many years to come. Call me today to set up a time to get together and chat about all of the gorgeous product Paparazzi Photography offers.

Sep 8, 2017

Fall Mini 2017 - Updated Dates

Seriously an AWESOME deal... $200 with the session AND digital images to print as many times as you want? Yep! Only 4 dates left so... so hurry up and call. Lets be honest >>> Your mom wants new updated photos of your family! Call me 913.731.0148