Hi, I'm Adrienne

 

This is my passion... telling stories and creating beautiful images that inspire others.

 

I've had a love affair with the camera for more than 25 years. I hope telling stories and sharing my journey will inspire others to do the same.

 

 

Let's connect and discover how I can create something special for you!

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Don't let my small stature fool you...

I'm all of 5 feet and 3/4 of an inch-

 

But I'll scale buildings and stop traffic if it means I'll get a better photograph!

 

Studying film at the Savannah College of Art & Design, my photography career began in the backroom of my tiny Savannah apartment with a film camera and belief in my passion and unique style.

 

Meet Adrienne

More than two decades have passed since Adrienne first fell in love with light and film. While digital technology has significantly changed the craft of photography, Adrienne remains true to its roots.

 

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 teen, she discovered the magic found with a camera, some film and a darkroom. This led her to the Savannah College of Art & Design where her talent grew into a career.

 

Her Southern charm and endless energy create a memorable experience bringing clients back year after year.

 

my loves

This is my best girl; my one and only daughter Emmaline. Everything changed when she entered my life. Making me a mother and daily reminding me childhood is brief.

 

Through her I've gained perspective, patience and perseverance. Everyday I learn by helping her face the challenges of navigating the world.

Pete the pizza-

 

This guy earned his nickname after he swiped an entire pizza, leaving NO evidence!?!

 

Em and I ventured down to the park, leaving the hot pizza to cool on the stove. Upon our return, he simply flashed a guilty smile as he willingly sent himself to his crate.

At 3 weeks old, Mister Blacks entered our lives. He was abandoned along with his mother (and the rest of his litter) at a warehouse in downtown KC.

 

He was 1 of 5 and we thoroughly enjoyed a house full of kittens for a few months!

 

*Read more about our kitten adventure here!

Why Choose Adrienne?

Educated Professional

With a B.F.A in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design and more than 16 years experience behind the camera, you're in good hands. I've had the privilege of providing hundreds of families and businesses high quality photography and an experience worth remembering.

Everyone is Photogenic!

 

Yes, you are!

All you need is a little direction and a skilled photographer. I provide gentle guidance to get you comfortable. Once you trust me- the rest is easy! All of the work on my site features REAL families who think THEY aren't photogenic. I'll share my tricks and tips for looking great for the camera.

 

Enthusiasum for days

Children don't sit still and neither do I; as a child I was called the energizer bunny and I bring this endless energy to all of my shoots. I'll play with your kids, talk in silly voices and get them to light up in front of my camera. When they have a meltdown, I'll wait patiently until they are up and running again!

Personal STYLIST

 

Don't know what to wear? I'll help you coordinate and send out tips prior to your session. I'm going to tell you if your bra strap is showing OR if you have spinach in your teeth! While I enjoy impromptu moments, I still want you to look and feel your best.

Problem Solver

 

After more than a decade working as a professional photographer, I've had a lot of experience problem solving on
my toes. Part of the planning process is anticipating problems before they arise. For instance, we plan around the best time of day for your kiddos and I'll work to gain their trust before we begin shooting.

Like part of the family

 

Hands down, the best part of my job is watching my client families grow and change throughout the years. I'll cheer with you as you celebrate your child's achievements and shed more than a few tears when they leave for college.

Ps: These are my feet-

... and this is her expression.

Her approach is so natural and she has the innate ability to capture precious moments and memories, not posed photos! We are always amazed, year after year, of the sweet moments she's captured for us. We live 3 hours away and make the yearly trip to Kansas City because we've never met a photographer that comes close to matching her abilities!"Sarah Temps"Adrienne is a master at her craft! She is absolutely, without a doubt, the best photographer I have ever worked with!

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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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