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The Studio

Photographing newborns are my passsion. So much so that I have tried to create a space that lends itself to the utmost success for every session. When my husband and I were looking for our home, back in early 2011, this space was one of the main reasons that I loved this home. In fact, I wasn’t really sold on the home except for that! I have grown to love the entire house as our family has made it our own and I have set out to make this bottom floor an amazing space for photographing newborns and making my mommy & daddy’s comfortable. In fact, one of my mommy’s recently sent me this email: “Oh my gosh! Yay!!! Again you’re awesome! Michael and I can’t stop talking about how comfortable we felt!”

-Kelsey Reagan Sons 4/2013

(Photogs, want some behind the scenes and more info on some of my studio items? Check out more info HERE)

To begin, here is the panoramic view of the studio. As you can see, it has so much beautiful natural light streaming in. It was a mother in law suite so it is equipped with a full kitchen so I can keep refreshments on hand and the living area is now my studio and office. I love the lightness and brightness of the windows. This is the actual studio part-the studio also has a dedicated restroom, a separate room for breastfeeding, and a cool & comfortable space for parents to put their feet up, watch television, and relax while I take care of the baby!




For my backdrop I have reclaimed barnwood that I have whitewashed on one side and left a beautiful, rustic natural oiled look on the other, along with hand scraped wood floors.

I love being able to display my fabulous product offerings so that clients can really see them in person and feel and touch them. For me, it helps me decide what fits in my personal spaces as far as color and texture and overall appearance.



This is my desk where all the editing magic takes place. I recently switched out my fall family images for fun beach shots of my children because of this fabulous warm weather we have been having. The images on the wall (the beach images) are metallic stand outs in a 20×30 and 3-16×24’s.P I N


And I may have a bit of a prop habit-I was featured in Confessions of a Prop Junkie last year probably because of that! My husband just shakes his head when the FedEx truck pulls up 😉 P I N


I found this large piece of driftwood one day when my hubby, the kids, & I were out in the bay on the boat. At the time I had no idea why I wanted it, what I would do with it but I knew I’d find the right spot. I would love to do a chandelier with it if I can figure that out! P I NP I N


This spring I have been all about gardening and have quite the herb garden going. I am loving mint water all the time now! P I NP I NP I NP I N


And I am always crushing on my Organic Bloom frames! You gotta check them out-Rachel is amazing to work with! P I NP I NP I NP I N


I am a Southern Girl from birth so a mason jar can be added to just about anything 😉 I had this neat but plain light fixture in the foyer so what did I do? Added some mason jars with the help of my hubby.P I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I NP I N


My view when I am working in the studio 😉 P I N



Wanna see a few behind the scenes in my studio?



  • April 19, 2013 - 10:35 am

    ginger - LOVE & ENVY your work and your space.

  • April 19, 2013 - 10:37 am

    kansas - Thank you Ginger 😉 It is a work in progress but I love it!

  • April 19, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Aimee Pool - Your studio is so beautiful! I am curious to know what your large distressed looking wood background is made of as well as the dark wood floor?

  • April 19, 2013 - 11:01 am

    kansas - Aimee, Thank you! The wood background is reclaimed barn wood-the other side of it is a beautiful rustic color that I use a lot as well. The dark wood floor is just hand scraped flooring that I laid down. I would love to do the entire studio in that wood but that is quite a task to take on (and expensive!).

  • July 27, 2013 - 2:34 am

    Cathy M - Your studio is beautiful! I love your reclaimed barn wood! May I ask you which paint you used? I love the color so much!

  • July 29, 2013 - 9:51 am

    kansas - Its a white wash on one side and oiled on the other 😉 Thanks Cathy!

  • August 8, 2013 - 2:57 am

    Cathy M - Thanks, Kansas for sharing!!

  • September 19, 2013 - 10:22 pm

    Becci - Hi– your studio is so lovely! So perfect for the babies. I am curious how is the barn wood attached so it stays in place during a session ?

  • September 19, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    kansas - Becci-thank you! I don’t know to be honest-my hubby has some kind of wire rigged up at the top to keep them (they won’t fall otherwise but just for precaution) so I can switch them out and use the back too!

  • January 14, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Gerda Cross - Love your studio…. its awesome!

  • September 16, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    Tuesday Tips | Studio Hacks | photogingmama.com | a kansas studios venture - […] my studio (if not you can check it out here- these are older pictures but not too much has changed: HERE) – I have found that certain things have made it easier to get more looks from my sessions […]

  • January 20, 2015 - 9:57 am

    Prop Insanity » Kansas Pitts Photography – Featured Photographer! - […] 6) Do you shoot on location, or do you have a studio that you work out of? I do both Obviously I shoot at the beach and various other places here but I also have a studio for newborns (http://kansaspitts.com/babies/the-studio/). […]

  • June 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm

    Stephanie Beck - Hi, Kansas! I recently discovered you on Facebook and am a big admirer of your work! I’m a new photographer and planning on setting up an in home studio. I would love to do natural light, but the lighting in my house is not so great. I’ve noticed in a couple of your behind the scenes posts, you used a light with a large white umbrella attached. I was wondering if you would share what kind of lighting that is?

    P.S. Just wanted to add that I am considering unfollowing you because your photos are desperately making me want a fisheye lens, which is not currently in my budget, haha! j/k 😉

  • November 29, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • June 23, 2017 - 7:19 pm

    Sandy Caputo - I love your post and the studio! Where do you get your props…or at the very least, would you mind naming some of your top vendors?

  • June 24, 2017 - 8:36 am

    kansas - Sandy, Thank you! It has been so long since I have purchased anything because I have so much so its hard to recall them all – I hope I don’t leave out a fav but I love Devoted Knits, JD Vintage Props, Mr & Mrs, etc. Hope that helps!

  • June 24, 2017 - 8:38 am

    kansas - Stephanie – thanks! Sorry this was so long ago-I just saw these <3 I use a PLM (the largest from Paul C Bluff) and these were Alien Bee 400's but now I use the Einstein <3 The fisheye I use (if it gets in your budget) is this one: http://amzn.to/2t6gM7r
    Also I just announced a workshop so if you want to come pick my brain come on-only 1-2 spots left: http://kansaspitts.com/workshopmentoring-opportunities-for-photographers/october-2017-workshop-announcement-kansas-pitts-photography-workshops/

  • June 24, 2017 - 8:38 am

    kansas - Also if you want to come see it in person and pick my brain I just announced a workshop for October! http://kansaspitts.com/workshopmentoring-opportunities-for-photographers/october-2017-workshop-announcement-kansas-pitts-photography-workshops/

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