Orange County Newborn Photographer | Please Meet Audrey Frantz of Kentiga Photography

February 21, 2011

In the upcoming weeks I will be featuring some awesomely talented photographer friends of mine from all over the country and even a far! They will be sharing a favorite image of theirs and will talk a little about themselves and what inspires them. I hope you enjoy this as much as I will be! The first photographer that I am featuring is super talented Audrey Frantz of Kentiga Photography . Her studio is located in Olathe, Kansas a suburb of Kansas City. Her current work can be viewed on her blog. If you would like to follow this creative artist you can fan her on her FaceBook fan page.

This is the lovely Audrey Frantz of Kentiga Photography

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10 QUESTIONS for Audrey Frantz of Kentiga Photography

About the image…

1) Why do you love this image?
This image is a favorite of mine because I was able to truly capture this mom and her new baby enjoying each other’s company as if I wasn’t even there.

2) What were your settings with this image?
This was at 28mm at ISO 640, 1/160s, F2.8

About Photography…
3) What do you love about photography?
I love that you’re preserving memories. We tend to be so busy with life to stop and actually enjoy it. Photography is all about making pockets of memories. I love when clients tell me that I captured their family just as they really are.

4) What type of photography do you specialize in and why?
I specialize in families, children, newborns and recently started doing seniors. When I became a mom I realized just how fleeting those tender moments are. I have so many times throughout my day where I’ll stop for a second and think “I never want to forget this moment”. Photography is the perfect medium for that and I love capturing them everyday whether it’s for a client or my own children.

About your life?
5) What are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
Well photography I mean that’s a given right?!? Haha! I love to cook and I’m so glad my daughter is finally getting to an age where she can ‘help momma’ in the kitchen. Usually her help is umm more work than actual help but I love that it’s a great way to spend time with her while I’m actually being productive. I even have these adorable matching aprons made. The downside is I can’t turn on the stove to boil water without her running to the drawer to grab them. Soon enough I know she’ll want me to drop her off at the corner so her friends won’t see her with me so I’ve got to enjoy this period where I am still her hero.

6) Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired all the time by the beauty in this world. I love to watch the sunset or go for long hikes.

7) Who are some of your favorite singers/bands?
I’m really loving Lady Gaga lately even though she has no clue about how to dress!

8 ) What is your favorite movie of all time?
Princess Bride! If it’s on TV I must watch it even though I’ve seen it a million times probably. I can be such a sap, I just love a good romantic comedy and Princess Bride is one of those timeless ones. Oh and Finding Nemo, I love that I have an excuse to watch kids movies now and people don’t think I’m too much of a weirdo – haha!

9) What would your ideal day be like?
I’d wake up at 6 (yes I’m a total early bird) my kids wouldn’t wake up for an hour and a half – hah!) I’d have time to read and start my day off slowly. I’d take the kids to the park and then meet up with my husband to surprise him for a late lunch. Dinner would be at J. Gilberts for a medium rare steak! I’m a Kansas girl all the way so I like my meat and I like it cooked just right and steak sauce is for meat that is prepared wrong.

10) If you weren’t a photographer, what other profession would you like to pursue?
I’m a total computer nerd so my ‘day job’ fits great for me. I tend to think very analytically so anything along those lines is good for me. Photography is perfect for me because I can express my creative side while being analytical at the same time.

Please come back next week and meet Claire Hunter from Claire Hunter Photography.

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  • Kara Layfield · Posted February 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM · Link

    I love Audrey’s work!! She’s one talented lady!

  • Kate Craft · Posted February 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM · Link

    I love Audrey’s work! Great post.

  • Laura Morita-Yeun · Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM · Link

    What a wonderful moment!

  • Fabiana Beatriz · Posted February 22, 2011 at 1:46 PM · Link

    What a beautiful image! She really did catch them enjoying each other’s company. Beautiful work!!!

  • Rachel · Posted February 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM · Link

    Beautiful work Audrey!

  • Kari Wright · Posted February 22, 2011 at 5:56 PM · Link

    Great image Audrey – love it!

  • Claire · Posted February 22, 2011 at 7:22 PM · Link

    Gorgeous image Audrey!

  • Gail Montgomery · Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM · Link

    Beautiful work Audrey – so unobtrusive and a lovely moment between mom and baby captured!

  • Holly Olsen · Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM · Link

    Audrey’s work is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  • JoNell · Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:11 PM · Link

    Gorgeous image. It truly did capture a precious mom/baby moment!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:38 PM · Link

    What a great feature! Thanks for sharing Audrey’s work! Hey, I looooove the Princess Bride, too! :)

  • Liz · Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:48 AM · Link

    I love reading these interviews! Audrey rocks!

  • Fabiana Beatriz · Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:32 PM · Link

    Wow! The joy captured in this shot is contagious! Thanks for sharing such amazing work with us!

  • Natalie · Posted February 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM · Link

    what a wonderful captured moment! audrey is one of my favorite photographers!

  • Krissy Allori · Posted February 24, 2011 at 1:48 PM · Link

    Loved reading every word. That featured image is just priceless!

  • Brandi-lee · Posted February 24, 2011 at 2:48 PM · Link

    Great post, love Audrey’s work and now that her favourite movie is the Princess Bride, well I love her even more!! Lol

  • Kathleen · Posted February 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM · Link

    Love that shot! Fun interview.

  • sharonJ · Posted February 25, 2011 at 3:39 AM · Link

    Love that image! Thanks for sharing a little more about her on your blog :)

  • Melissa · Posted February 26, 2011 at 1:26 PM · Link

    Love Audrey’s work!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted February 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM · Link

    Love these so much, Clarice!!! My fave is #4!

  • Julie Wagoner · Posted March 1, 2011 at 11:56 AM · Link

    Audrey is such a talent and this was a great feature!

  • Beth · Posted March 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM · Link

    Thanks so much for sharing herr work. Great post and loved reading all the personal stuff ;)

  • Rachel Aberle · Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:27 AM · Link

    Her work is beautiful!

  • Nicole Ridella · Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:39 AM · Link

    Such a lovely photo by Audrey! Thanks for sharing Clarice!

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