Lori Wattenbarger (MockingbirdHill)

Welcome to my web site! For those of you wondering about the name, "Mockingbird Hill" is the title of an old song I love, and so I named my little farm that, as well. I live on the farm with my "kids"-- a donkey, 4 cats, and a dog. I graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute, and was employed doing graphics for a company in North Kansas City for 21 years. I went back to college and earned a degree to teach, and began my new career in 2010. Teaching has brought me many joys, challenges, and opportunities to share my love of art, for which I'm very thankful.

I am available for doing any of the type of work shown in my galleries in the Kansas City area. My photography studio is "on wheels"-- I come to you! If you want to set up your family or children in a favorite local park, that can definitely be arranged. If you are interested in more formal photographs, I bring the "studio" to your home. That means baby is at home and feels content. You can change outfits- or change the baby, if need be. There isn't a time schedule or someone waiting impatiently for his turn. That creates an optimum atmosphere for capturing the "specialness" of each tiny person. I focus on the child (rather than elaborate set-ups or props), and especially enjoy capturing the bond between an adult and child. I occasionally add new pictures to the site, so please come back and visit again. If you'd like to contact me about doing some art or photography, please feel free to do so by emailing me at Thanks for visiting!

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