Blake and Gina tied the knot at The Bottle House on a gorgeous fall day surrounded by their loved ones! The Bottle house offered great spaces for the wedding party to relax, get ready, and take pictures before the wedding. The ceremony and reception space was very warm and welcoming with a ceiling lined with beautiful bulb lights.

Gina’s dress was stunning and complimented her bridesmaid’s and flower girl’s dresses perfectly. Blake is a firefighter and the couple included special sentiments to his profession throughout the day. From her garter to their cake topper and all the tiny details in between, it really specialized their big day. One of my favorite moments of the day was Gina and Blake’s first look with Gina’s daughter – it was so incredibly sweet!

The couple shared handwritten vows and then hit the town with their wedding party in a limo to start celebrating. This group was so much fun! When we got back to The Bottle House, the real party began with speeches and dinner and ended on the dance floor! Things really got crazy when the glow stick came out. This group danced the night away! I had so much fun capturing these memories – thank you Blake and Gina!

Wedding Day Details

Paper Goods | Shutterfly

Florist | Turner Flowers

Caterer | Hog Wild Pitt BBQ

Cake Decorator/Baker | Irina’s Gourmet Bakery

DJ/Band | Jason Spencer’s

Hair Stylist | Lisa Balmer

Make-Up Artist | Blush and Mane KC

Bride’s Dress Designer/Store | Bridal Extraordinaire

Bride’s Veil | Bridal Extraordinaire

Rings | Jared’s

Bridesmaid Dress Designer/Store | Azazie

The Bottle House | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Aimee and Dakota had an intimate backyard wedding at their family’s farm where they began dating. The day was filled with love and memories of their relationship!

It was a bright Spring day when they got married under a beautiful oak tree surrounded by all their loved ones. The bridesmaids wore dark green satin dresses that complemented their burnt orange, pink, and white bouquets wonderfully. The groomsmen wore tan vests with green ties to compliment the bridesmaid’s dresses. The wedding party was a fun group!

Some of the couple’s favorite parts of the day were their first look and the donut wall at the reception! Their first look was so sweet. It is a great way to have a special moment as a couple before walking down the isle! The donut wall was a unique and tasty touch to their celebration.

Aimee’s advice for anyone who is getting married soon is to take a minute to take it all in. She was given the same advice before her ceremony and she said it helped her be very present and able to have a clear memory of the most important day!

Thank you Aimee and Dakota for allowing me to be apart of your big day! I will always be a fan of an intimate backyard wedding!

Intimate Backyard Wedding | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Madisen and Jordan got married at The Bowery this past year, and it was such a great day! They celebrated with their closest friends and family all night long. The girls wore the prettiest light blue dresses that matched perfectly with her white and green color palette. Madisen’s dress was from True Society and wow, it she was STUNNING. The guys wore light gray suits, while Jordan wore a navy one. Their color palette photographed so well!

They actually decided to choose a new last name for them both to change to after their wedding. (How cool is that!?) They picked “Flourish” to represent their growth as a couple, and it fit them so well. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor ceremony at the Bowery. One of my favorite parts of the wedding day was during the reception! All the women in Madisen’s life circled around her on the dance floor to sing and dance to Mamma Mia/Abba and it was SO FUN!

It was really one of the best days! Thank you Madisen and Jordan for letting me be a part of it!

Noted Vendor:

Makeup | Naturally You Artistry

wedding dress hung up with neon wedding sign at the bowery
groom and groomsmen standing for group portraits by Kansas City wedding photographer
groom holding tie in portrait at wedding venue by Natalie Nichole photography
bride and bridesmaids in pajama robes at the bowery
mom and bride doing final touches at wedding venue by Kansas City wedding photographer
first look with almost married couple by Natalie Nichole photography
bride and groom reading private vows with one another at the bowery
bride and bridesmaids holding wedding florals by Kansas City wedding photographer
full wedding party group photos before ceremony by Natalie Nichole photography
bride portrait with wedding florals around face at the bowery
wedding ceremony midday with mother walking bride down the aisle by Kansas City wedding photographer
unity tree and first kiss during ceremony by Natalie Nichole photos
ceremony exit from couple after first kiss at the bowery
newly married couple portraits hugging under ceremony arch by Kansas City wedding photographer
sunset portraits by venue pond by Natalie Nichole photography
bride and groom veil shots at sunset before wedding reception at the bowery
bride and groom at golden hour after saying I Do
wedding cake at reception under white tent by Kansas City wedding photographer
bride and groom cut wedding cake during reception by Natalie Nichole photos
first dance from bride and groom at reception and taking shots at the bowery
bridesmaids circle bride and reception by Kansas City wedding photographer

The Bowery | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Emma and Albert had a beautiful Carriage Club Wedding Day with their closet friends and family! Emma really made her day unique to her and I couldn’t stop obsessing over her details! The pearl shawl she added to her dress was stunning! And her color palette that was used throughout the entire day was beautiful!

I spoke with Emma shortly after their wedding and asked her what she loved about her venue! She said that The Carriage Club has so much character alone, so wasn’t hard to make the space beautiful! She also said that their wedding day truly did feel like a dream to them and that things went better than they expected! They had super fun reception and even spared a few moments after the sun went down to get some more portraits done! Their Carriage Club wedding day was all they could have hoped for.

And they even wrote me the nicest review:

“Natalie encapsulated everything I wanted in a photographer. Her photography style is stunning, she helped us throughout the planning process, and was always happy to answer questions. Natalie was great at directing people. She knows beautiful poses and works with her surroundings to make sure each picture is beautiful. I am so grateful for her expertise!”

So blessed to have such amazing people to work with every weekend! This one was sure one for the books!

carriage club wedding details of dress hanging up and engagement rings in ring boxes
bride and bridesmaids getting ready in bridal suite at wedding venue
bridal portraits of bride in dress and pearl shall while putting on earrings
first look with bride and groom at carriage club wedding day in Kansas City
bride and groom see each other for the first time during first look on wedding day
couple with bridal party and groomsmen holding wedding bouquets
bride and groom walking through wedding party tunnel holding wedding florals
groom and groomsmen wearing tan suits and warm brown dress shoes on wedding day
bride and groom on carriage club wedding day holding florals
grooms portraits outside of wedding ceremony while bride shows off engagement ring
couple portraits of bride and groom at carriage club wedding day venue
father of bride walks bride down the aisle of wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony on carriage club wedding day and first kiss with bride and groom
wedding party pops bottle of champagne outside of wedding ceremony location
cake cutting at wedding reception call with bride and groom
first dance with newly marriage couple on dance floor and father of the bride
reception photos of wedding guests on carriage club wedding day
bride and groom in flash photography portraits outside of wedding reception hall

Carriage Club Wedding | Kansas Wedding Photographer

Allison and Todd had an intimate courthouse wedding with their closest friends and family. They had their wedding day at Johnson County Courthouse before celebrating later that night. They also had their beautiful daughter with them to celebrate, which was so sweet!! She was wearing a little white dress to match her Mama 🙂

Allison’s bridal party wore blush pink dresses and held small bouquets! Todd’s men wore darker suits than his light gray, which made for such a cool contrast look! We grabbed family photos right outside the Johnson County Courthouse before heading to Lake Olathe for some portraits of the two of them.

I loved this day and the intimacy of it! Courthouse wedding days should never go over looked because of how special and intimate they are. Thank you Allison & Todd for having me along on this amazing day! You are surrounded by some of the best family & friends and I felt lucky to be apart of it all!

first look with bride and groom outside of Johnson County Courthouse holding floral bouquet
friends and family wait outside of courthouse before official ceremony
judge at wedding ceremony with bride and groom up in front of room
bride and groom share first Kiss while holding daughter on wedding day at Johnson County Courthouse
daughter wearing white dress and pigtail in hair on mom and dad wedding day
officially signing papers with Johnson County Courthouse after ceremony
bridal party wearing blush pink dresses holding white and green wedding bouquet at Johnson County Courthouse
groom and groomsmen wearing multicolored suits and dress shoes on wedding day
bride and groom with daughter outside of Johnson County Courthouse wedding day
portraits of bride and groom at the lake showing off new wedding bands
party photos at the lake in Kansas with Kansas wedding photographer
showing off new wedding bands and holding pink and white floral wedding bouquet

Johnson County Courthouse | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Bailey and Chris had a beautiful spring Wedding at Powell Gardens! Their wedding day was emotional and FULL of love. They had their closest friends and family at their side, ready to celebrate. You could tell that their families had been waiting for this day for them.

My favorite details of the day were all of the color that they had! Colorful florals and mixmatched bridesmaids are going to be a huge trend for the rest of 2022 and 2023 weddings.

Powell Gardens is has a modern church with insane windows and tall ceilings that feel never ending. It’s truly a magical place to just stand and soak in all the thoughtful design put into the venue.

Thank you so much Bailey and Chris for letting me celebrate this gorgeous day with you!


Planner/Coordinator | Morgan with Hooch and Honey

Florals | Elizabeth McKenzie Florals

Dress | The One Bridal

Hair + Makeup | Hello Lovely

Cake | Blue Thistle Cakery

Catering | Plaza Catering

DJ | Beau Vaughn

venue at Powell Gardens with white long wedding dress and blue healed shoes and wedding bands
mother and bride at Powell Gardens on wedding day during getting ready in bridal suite
first look with bridesmaids in bridal suite on wedding day
first look with dad outside of Powell Gardens on wedding day with mother of bride
first touch outside of wedding venue ready letters to one another
ceremony at Powell Gardens with stain glass windows and a wedding party during the ceremony
first kiss during ceremony with Kansas City wedding photographer
portraits of newly married couple at Powell Gardens after wedding ceremony
bridal party in multi colored dresses and holding a wedding bouquet
wedding party wearing grey suits while holding wedding bouquets and standing outside of Powell Gardens
bridal portraits of newly marries bride holding warm wedding bouquet at Powell Gardens
bride and groom portraits with long veil shots and bridal bouquets
bridal portraits outside of wedding venue after wedding ceremony
cake cutting at wedding venue at Powell Gardens with bride and groom
first dance with bride and groom at wedding reception space
sunset portraits at wedding venue location with Kansas City wedding photographer
wedding reception with family and friends with bride and groom

Powell Gardens | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Even if you just elope you still deserve photos of you and your partner at this stage of life. Dress it up or keep it casual- do something that feels like YOU. Maica and Alfred did just that! They wanted spring wedding portraits the day after eloping!

We went to Spring Loose Park for their session and adventure around to everything it has to offer, which is A LOT! The gardens there are beautiful even when flowers aren’t blooming! Luckily for us though, they were! The park also had a pond we adventured around that was pretty central to the park.

Maica and Alfred had a super small, family-only ceremony and then the next day wanted couples photos to celebrate. Maica wore an adorable dress that was from Lulus. They both were so much fun, they were singing, dancing, and giggling throughout their entire session. Most of the time I’m not with my couples the day after they get married, but with Maica and Alfred, I’m so glad I was! This was the best day for Spring Wedding Portraits!

Thank you Maica and Alfred for being the best company!

spring wedding portraits with Kansas City wedding photographer in the gardens
newly married couple in spring wedding portraits after eloping in Kansas City
married woman wearing white wedding dress in park for spring wedding portraits
showing off new wedding bands to Kansas City wedding photographer
newly married couple under arch at the gardens of spring loose park in Kansas City
newly married couple in wedding attire sitting on steps in park in Kansas City
walking path in spring loose park in Kansas City with Kansas City wedding photographer
dancing in the park for spring wedding portraits after eloping
standing around tree for spring wedding portraits while holding hands
two piece dress from lulus on new bride for spring wedding portraits
standing on bridge overlooking pond in Kansas City park for spring wedding portraits
showing off new wedding bands on bridge overlooking pond in Kansas City park
kissing on cheeks near Kansas City pond for spring wedding portraits

Spring Wedding Portraits | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Kirsten and Ryan’s wedding day with just their family and a few friends was in the beautiful Overland Park Arboretum. And it was such a stunning wedding venue. Highly recommend it to my Kansas City Brides!

Following their wedding they had an intimate dinner at Wandering Vine at the Castle. They road in a vintage getaway car they borrowed from their dad to the reception dinner! How cool is it to have all those special details on the day? This wedding was full of them and I am always a fan of that.

We made sure to make time for a first look separate from their ceremony to have a few moments to themselves too. You’ll see lots of private, meaningful moments in this day and it was so sweet to capture those moments for these two.

Kristen also has great taste in florals and her dream bouquet came to life that day. Make sure you scroll down to see it!! It was full of happy color which is so fitting for them! They are two of the most genuine people ever and deserved this day to be perfect. I was so honored to see all these special memories being made.

I loved being able to share my wedding experience with them for their Overland Park Arboretum wedding day on the blog. Kristen and Ryan, I wish you both the best life together! Thank you for letting me share this day with you!

Engagement band and the wedding dress on bride at Overland Park Arboretum in Kansas City
Mother of bride and mother of the groom share special moments before wedding ceremony
Bride and groom share first look with one another on bridge at Overland Park Arboretum
Bride and groom in white wedding dress and blue tie with suit at Overland Park Arboretum
bride holding blush pink and maroon florals in wedding bouquet kissing newly married husband
Bride and groom walk pathway at Overland Park Arboretum holding wedding bouquet
Bride wears long wedding dress with train and veil holding blush pink and maroon wedding bouquet
Bride and groom during first look walking pathway at Overland Park Arboretum in Kansas City
Bride uses long vail with Kansas City wedding photographer
Father of bride walks daughter down the aisle during wedding ceremony at Overland Park Arboretum
Bride and groom exchange vows from vow books and hold hands during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom exchange first kiss at wedding ceremony and walk up aisle through friends and family
Bride and groom have just married ring bearer in wagon at wedding ceremony
Bride and groom wearing new wedding bands after wedding ceremony at Overland Park Arboretum
Old vintage getaway car with just married sign on the back
Bride and groom pose with old vintage getaway car on wedding day
Groom twirling bride while holding wedding bouquet after ceremony at Overland Park Arboretum
Wedding cake with name topper and white and green florals to accent dessert table
Floral table scapes from wedding bouquet and reception cake cutting
Bride and groom cut wedding cake at wedding reception with friends and family

Overland Park Arboretum | Kansas City Wedding Photographer