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My mom knew I was an artist, from the earliest days of childhood ... when I once used the walls as my canvas.

The Post FamilyCombining an exceptional blend of professionalism and impeccable artistry, Adrienne is widely recognized as an artistic master of light and life. While many photographers find themselves lost in the technology, Adrienne realizes that people – their lives – are the true subjects of her artistry.

As a happy life-long client observes, “Adrienne’s Southern charm, her spunk, pizzazz, and enthusiasm are a perfect match for creating such beautiful memories …”

Since relocating from South Georgia in 2005, Adrienne quickly established herself among the most respected professionals in the industry. Her ‘can-do’ approach coupled with her professionalism and positive attitude make her the photographer whom clients return to again and again.
Hi, I'm Adrienne
Standing just over 5 feet, I've accepted my small stature. It's especially beneficial when fitting in small spaces, like the floor of a limo!

Real red head problems. I burn in minutes! I'm determined to bring the parasol back into vogue.

I collect chairs.. it's hard turning down a gorgeous chair. Currently I'm up to 14 chairs & 3 couches in my studio. Is that too many?

Born & raised in South Georgia, I relocated to Kansas City in 2005. I hide my accent but occasionally, it slips out.

I squeak with delight when my shutter clicks and I know I've caught a moment. My greatest joy has come from connecting with families and capturing their stories throughout the years.
Fun Facts about me

‘Don’t mistake boundaries for walls.

 

In this era of digital communication, there is an overwhelming need to teach our children to establish their own boundaries EARLY in their lives-

This especially applies when it comes to social media & constant contact with their peers.

We can’t avoid the powerful influence social media has within our daily lives. We need to give ourselves and our children the power to turn off- and disconnect when appropriate.

Open and honest conversations are what lie at the heart of every deep connection to someone else. We need more of this!‘

Meet the Artist

Meet artist, Adrienne Maples, lover of light and collector of chairs. And internationally award winning photographer.

Just over five feet tall, Adrienne may be small in stature but she makes up for it with her exuberant personality, talent and sheer wit. Get her talking about photography & relationships and you can easily understand why families and businesses trust her, returning year after year.

She started her studio at 22 after obtaining her B.F.A in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design, one of the most prestigious art and design schools in the country. Riding an ascending wave of national exposure after moving to Kansas City, her images appear on the covers of magazines, feature articles, newspapers, advertisements & blogs. With exposure and artistry comes the industry accolades – and the industry is recognizing her work.

Adrienne is an award winning member of the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) and WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) – an offer extended by industry professionals to the most talented photographers in the industry.

 

Interviewed by John McManus, images by Melissa Slater with Bee Posh

Q :: You graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design more than a decade ago, what do you know about yourself as an artist now verses back then… when you were fresh out of college?

Adrienne :: I can’t believe it’s already been 15 years! Ha. That puts it into perspective. I’ve loved and lost.. that’s for sure.

Honestly, I am still learning about myself ‘the artist’ every single day. When I was ‘fresh’, I knew nothing and I fell in love fast.  Perspective is something earned; only gained after many mistakes and a lot of trial and error.

Ultimately, the trials of life make us who we are.  

It’s hard to know who you’ll become at 22.  Learning to become a mother has changed me in ways I can’t begin to fully describe. But I can seen it throughout the evolution of my work. I can see all of the fundamental changes that I’ve undergone.  It’s all there, just beneath the surface.

The stories of everyday life influences me. Every day is different. First thing upon waking, you don’t know what will unfold by day’s end.

Although there is one thing has not changed.  That, my friend, is my love of creating beautiful images!

 

 

Photo credit: Adrienne and her six year old daughter, photographed by Melissa Slater in March 2017.

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