The Sheas | Konza Prairie Family Session | A Life Story | Rose Wheat Photography | Manhattan, KS


The Sheas were udder beams of happiness at their session. It's been four years since I photographed them as a family (FOUR YEARS???), and it's amazing to see how much has changed (one more baby!) in that short amount of time. Not to mention how much their kiddos have grown since then! Like weeds, I tell you! We met on the outskirts of the Konza Prairie to capture everything Kansas for their session. And did we ever! Hillsides, tall grass, and a few good gusts of wind all gave us a warm welcome.

At the beginning of the session, Mia ran out of the car, greeting me as Miss Emma, showing me she was ready to bask in photographic glory. She spent a good portion of our time together teaching me things such as how to effectively categorize strangers from friends. Useful and safe. ;) Here she is looking especially grinny:

My new favorite moment on family sessions?  Grabbing a few shots of the parents together. I mean, their love is what made this session possible, right?! And seriously, just look at them. There was only some minor tickling that spurred those luxuriously grins. ;) Love their love!

As we concluded our session, the clear skies meant that the flint hills all but lit on fire! Pure magic. :)

Mia couldn't help but pick some weeds, and I couldn't handle how enchanting she looked waving it through the air! I envied her childlike wonder with the most basic surroundings. It was clear that this sort of exploration and enjoyment was fostered in her home. 

Thank you for inviting me to document this time in your family's life! Hopefully it was quintessentially Kansas, and it thoroughly captured the personalities of your little ones. I loved spending a few moments with their spunky selves!

Emma Wheatley

TOPEKA, KS, 66606