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Hi ! I'm Adrienne!

Thanks for stopping by my website and taking an interest in the stories I tell. This is my art... story-telling and I hope I inspire you to share yours!

 

Who is Adrienne Maples

 

Born and raised in South Georgia, Adrienne Maples grew up drawing on the walls, performing in plays and making pretty pictures anyway she could. As a teenager, she received her first film camera and began learning the magical ways of the darkroom.

 

More than 20 years have passed since she first fell in love with light and film. Yet while digital technology has significantly changed the craft of photography, Adrienne remains true to its roots.

 

Using light, creative composition and her Southern charm she creates timeless images that keep her clients coming back year after year after year.

 

* Internationally Award Winning Photographer

* B.F.A. Savannah College of Art & Design

* Represented by the John McManus Fine Art Gallery

* Trusted by hundreds of families

 

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

Pitfalls of Digital Photography

 

In this day and age, we frequently post images documenting the trivial moments of our daily lives. Our phones are filled with images that will likely never live anywhere else!

 

I've watched photography evolve from a painstaking craft into an instantly accessible art form. Yet, I remain cautious about the images I share online.

 

I still believe less is more... that one perfect image is worth more than 100 mediocre ones.


'You don't take a photo, you make it.' Ansel Adams
adrienne maples kissing a parrot
my daughter's insatiable laughter
snuggles with Pete-the-dog
vine ripe tomato's in summer
growing things in the dirt
collecting unique, lovely chairs...

tripping my shutter at just the right moment.. forever capturing a perfect moment in time-
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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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