Mr. Sully at Marvin Grove, University of Kansas

Marvin Grove is located on the University of Kansas Campus behind the Spencer Museum of Art. Named after the third Chancellor of KU, James Marvin, it is a beautiful, scenic place to shoot photos. The trees are planted in a way that lend themselves to really cool sight lines and wonderful backdrops. You can frequently find people lounging in hammock tied between trees or having a picnic. It is also a perfect spot for Autumn portraits.

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The “Fryday” Wedding |Trina Baker Photography

There was dancing, the guests were dressed to the nines and the bride and groom were lighting up the room on “Fryday”. It was a wonderful evening and I was honored to capture it all! Oh yeah, there were donuts. Lot’s of tasty donuts! 😍

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What Can You Do In 20 Minutes?| Trina Baker Photography

Recently I have been thinking about what one could accomplish in 20 minutes. Specifically, could I shoot a photo session in 20 minutes and achieve quality images that meet my clients needs. For the last two weekends I have offered these mini sessions as a trial run and the results were awesome! My clients love the idea because they can fit it into their busy weekends. I love it because I can offer my services to more clients while giving them quality photos.

The family below were one of my guinea pigs for these sessions. They wanted family photos with their daughter before the new baby arrives. It was perfect for them! We have already booked another session a few months after the baby arrives. They would rather have three smaller sessions a year than one longer session to document their family.

While I will still offer my full sessions, I am going to offer these 20 Minute sessions seasonally. If you want to be notified about these sessions simply sign up for my mailing list. I promise not to bug you too often!😊

Delaney, Senior 2017|Trina Baker Photography, LFK

I hope you all are not sick of me posting videos. Hahaha!  My goal is to be more creative while showcasing my work. These slideshows are really fun way to market my work and I love how dynamic they are! The plan going forward is to add video clips from my shoots as well. Also, my senior girls love them 🙂

Wedding Day In LFK| Trina Baker Photography

About a month ago I met with Lucas and Steph to talk about photographing their wedding. They were so obviously enamored with each other. So in love. I was excited for them an couldn't wait to document their day. We were met with a beautiful, sunny and crisp Kansas Autumn day. A rarity in November for sure. The trees around Danforth Chapel were brimming with color. It was the perfect backdrop for their photos. Here are a few of my favorite shots from their day.

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Summer, Senior 2016|Trina Baker Photography

Ms. Summer and I wondered around campus finding beautiful Autumnal scenes to shoot her senior photos. We the went to shoot some urban shots in lovely downtown Lawrence. Such a fun day with a fun girl ❤

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Pink Lily Macros|Trina Baker Photography, Lawrence, Kansas

Some quick photos shot with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 using the macro function. This lens is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Although it is a little tough to focus, especially at f1.8, it creates such dreamy photos that it’s worth it to me to spend some time getting the perfect focus. I edited these images with AlienSkin Exposure 7 using the Fuji 100 film preset. I like how the images have a vintage film look.

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Along the Kansas River|Trina Baker Photography

Another beautiful January Kansas Day and I ventured to take a walk along the river. Yesterday I received my new Lensbaby Composer Pro with the Sweet 50 optic so I had to go play. This lens has a sweet spot in the middle with a 50mm focal length. These images were edited with Alienskin Exposure 7 using the Kodacolor 1942 preset with light leaks on some images. Until today, I really haven’t had a lot of time to play with Exposure 7. There are so many film emulating presets one could play forever! Love it!

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Shooting Back Light |Trina Baker Photography

I wanted to practice shooting into the back light in my new studio. Alas, I did not have a model. What I did have was Mr. Bear and he was a willing model. He even put on a tutu❤️

I have tried this technique a few times with very poor results. I shoot in aperture priority on my D800 90% of the time, no judgement please, it’s how I shoot. When I do shoot in manual, while using my Lensbaby, I get good results. For these shots I used the Pocket Light Meter app. It worked like a charm! The app uses live view so you can change the focus point and the settings change on the fly. Very cool. I now know I can shoot beautiful back lit images with ease. Happy days❤️

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Grinter Farms Sunflower Field|Trina Baker Photography

Today I made my annual end of Summer trek to Grinter Farms.  This is one of the most amazing Sunflower fields you will ever see. Acres upon acres of beautiful yellow blooms. It is simply divine. I took these images with my Lensbaby Composer with the Edge80 optic and Double Glass with 10+ macro filters. They were then edited in Exposure 6 with light filters added. If you happen to stop by please remember to leave a donation. The Grinter’s plant this field every year for our pleasure so please show them some support and enjoy the view 🙂

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Rose Garden, Gage Park,Topeka|Trina Baker Photography

I had a photo shoot this morning at Gage Park in Topeka. Of course I had to stop by the Reinisch  Rose Garden for some photos. I have attended many weddings there and have some fond memories of this beautiful garden.  It was a truly enjoyable experience to wander around, take some photos and breathe in all the amazing scents. A lovely morning indeed.  I will share the photos from the shoot early next week. Have a lovely weekend!

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