Jamaica and Aidan booked a session with me during my Spring minis! I hosted the sessions at Shawnee Mission Park! This afternoon was gorgeous, it felt like the sun was somehow extra glow during golden hour. And we couldn’t get enough!

Aidan and Jamaica fit together like puzzle pieces. In the short session I had with them, their love was obvious for one another. You wouldn’t question anything spending 10 minutes with them! This made it so easy to let their love do the work! I gave them fun prompts so they were always moving around and being playful! I love the images we captured!

I found out a month after these Spring minis, Aidan proposed to Jamaica in Amsterdam! She obviously said yes and now they are busy doing all the fun wedding planning! Congrats to you both! This afternoon was a blast and I feel so lucky to have met you both!

couple at Shawnee Mission Park for spring minis with kansas city couples photographer
kissing foreheads during spring minis with Kansas City couples photographer
walking the path at Shawnee Mission Park during spring minis
couple dancing on path at Shawnee Mission Park during spring minis with couples photographer
sitting at sunset at Shawnee Mission Park for couples session in Kansas City
couple at sunset wearing long spring dress under a tree
curled hair in the wind during couples session with Kansas City couples photographer
hugging during session with Kansas City couples photographer wearing white dress
playful couples session during spring minis with Kansas City photographer
woman wearing long white spring floral dress during sunset session with Kansas City photographer
sitting on path during session wearing blue collared shirt
man and woman holding hands in front of trees at photo shoot in KC

Spring Minis | Kansas City Couples Photographer

Alexandra and Lauren had never had photos professionally taken of the two of them before reaching out to me! I love helping new clients realize that having photos taken is way easier than it looks, and doable for everyone! These two were a little nervous but warmed up so quickly & we had the best session at Loose Park Rose Garden!

Loose Park Rose Garden is one of my favorite locations in Kansas City- the park is big and has a variety of different locations; the rose garden, the pond, wide open field, and super tall trees. 10/10 recommend. Loose Park does require a $30 photo permit pass to shoot there, but it’s worth the trip & time you spend! 

On this beautiful spring day, the red bud tree was our favorite spot! The color really complimented Lauren and Alex’s outfits! This was the perfect time of year for a session here due to the flowers being in bloom! Literally stunning!

Thank you Lauren & Alex for the best night at the park! So happy I was able to do this session for you 🙂

engaged women walking around loose park rose garden with Kansas City engagement photographer
engaged women walking on path wearing jeans and a v-neck shirt
women engaged standing in front of pond at loose park rose garden
women walking across bridge in Kansas City while holding hands and giving cheek kisses
engaged women wearing flats while walking over bridge during engagement session in loose park rose garden
woman shows of diamond engagement ring during session with Kansas City engagement Photographer
engaged women walking on path at loose park rose garden in front of purple bloomed trees
women wrapped up in each others arms during engagement session
tattooed women during loose park rose garden engagement session
women wearing red and black cropped top during engagement session with photographer
engaged women sitting on steps at loose park rose garden wearing open toed shoes
engaged women holding hands and showing off diamond engagement rings

Loose Park Rose Garden | Kansas City Engagement 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

Grace and Abby drove from St. Louis for their engagement session with me!! We started at the Nelson Atkins museum, followed by Casual Animal Brewery! We ended the session on a rooftop with a great view of downtown Kansas City! This session was so organic and true to the two of them. Having a beer downtown with good company and great conversation was the vibe was knew we wanted for them!

I met Grace through my sorority at Missouri State, and knowing they trusted me enough to shoot their engagement session after having to drive 4 hours felt like such an honor!

As I said above, we were able to use the Nelson Atkins museum as a great starting point for us! We utilized the steps and the giant Pilars right out front! There’s always great light bouncing off the building later in the day too so we took advantage of that!

Then, at Casual Animal Brewery, we grabbed a beer and made it more as if they were on a date! Truthfully, I’d love all my sessions with my couples to feel like you’re on a date! I want them to be that relaxed! We were able to get that done for Grace and Abby after a quick outfit change and their fav beers.

We ended this great night on a rooftop over looking the cities skyline! I feel like the rooftops in the city always go overlooked so I’m glad we had great weather and were able to take advantage of this space! Thanks Grace and Abby for making the trip! I loved spending this evening with you!

Engaged couple standing outside the Nelson Atkins Museum
Engaged couple kissing outside the Nelson Atkins Museum before heading to casual animal brewery
Engaged couple walking the steps at the Nelson Atkins Museum with Kansas City engagement photographer
Standing outside museum with Kansas City engagement photographer before heading to casual animal brewery
Engaged couple sitting in front of fountain holding hands and kissing during engagement session
Engaged couple holding hands in the park before heading to casual animal brewery
Couple in Kansas City wearing black clothing for engaging session before heading to casual animal brewery
Couple standing in park by Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City
Couple gives forehead kisses at museum in Kansas City
Couple wearing black suit and black dress giving forehead kisses during engagement session
Engaged couple poses for Kansas City engagement photographer before heading to casual animal brewery
Engaged couple standing on steps of museum during engagement session in Kansas City
Couple shares of beer at casual animal brewery during engagement session showing off diamond engagement ring
Engage women sharing beer at casual animal brewery in Kansas City
Engaged couple of rooftop after casual animal brewery engagement session
Engage women running on rooftop overlooking the skyline of Kansas City
Engaged women rather each other in blanket overlooking Kansas City skyline
Engaged woman pop bottle of champagne at the end of casual animal brewery engagement session

Casual Animal Brewery | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

Megan and Nick had such a fun fall engagement session at Antioch Park in Kansas City! You guys know how much I love this park and all it has to offer! We started at the gardens, where luckily flowers were still blooming! Megan wore a long white wrap dress with nude heals and Nick wore a tan colored sweater with a dark pair of blue jeans!

The second half of the shoot Megan wore a light sweater while Nick wore a flannel!

They are actually getting married in July of this year at The Hawthorne House! I can’t wait!!

We spent the evening enjoying the nice crisp fall day. They didn’t have a lot of experience being in front of the camera so I guided them into poses that felt natural and kept them moving. It’s always about keeping everyone comfortable and feeling like themselves! They kept each other laughing which put all of us in a great mood and we had a lot of fun!

They ended their fall engagement session with popping a bottle of champagne to celebrate! I can’t wait to shoot their wedding this summer!

Fall engagement session in Kansas City with engagement photographer
Newly engaged couple wearing white dress in blue jeans for fall engagement session
Black and white photography for engagement session with Kansas City engagement photographer
Newly engaged couple holding each other at Kansas City Park for fall engagement session
Newly engaged couple shows off ring with Kansas City photographer
Newly engaged couple wearing long white wrap dress and curled blonde hair
Engaged couple walking in Kansas City Park for fall engagement session
Newly engaged couple walking across the bridge while holding hands during couples session
engaged couple hugging each other in front of Kansas City engagement photographer
Newly engaged couple walking across the bridge wearing flannel and sweater during fall engagement session
Engaged men and women showing off ring diamond wearing purple nail polish
Fall engagement session in Kansas City at Park walking across bridge with couple
Engaged couple popping bottle of champagne over river in Kansas City Park
couple drinks champagne at the end of fall engagement session

Fall Engagement Session | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

I had the best summer couples session with Madison & Jake last year! I’ve said this before, but I think parking garages are one of the most underrated session locations out there! Especially living in a big city!

You’re used to everything all shoved together and buildings being so close and tons and tons of people. Which don’t get me wrong can also be the best sessions! But if you need a bit of space…the top floor of a parking garage can usually give you that!

If you don’t have access to a park or are looking for city vibes with some space, let’s head to the closest garage and create some magic!

I had the sweetest afternoon with Madison and Jake! They are such good company to have and we laughed so much throughout this summer couples session! Madison wore a cute long sleeve flowy top with some blue jeans and a pair of nude heels! Jake also wore a pair of dark jeans with a short sleeve stripped shirt and some nike high tops!

Even with a small space to work with we were able to get a variety of shot for the two of them! This evening was so fun and it was a privilege shooting this session for Madison and Jake! Wish you two nothing but the best!

Summer Couples Session | Kansas Engagement Photographer

I met with Madisen and Jordan for a Shawnee Mission Park engagement session and a beautiful warm day! We were able to move around multiple locations and ended the shoot with a champagne bottle pop!

Oh did I mention the wild flower field!?!? Take a look for yourself – it’s GORGEOUS!

The wild flowers at Shawnee Mission Park make for such a fun photo spot, they love to bloom in late May and early June but they don’t last long!

Madisen wore a white mini dress and Jordan wore a white button up long sleeve with blue jeans. It was the perfect dressy-mixed-with-casual attire for them to be comfortable but still dress up for this fun shoot!

Engagement shoots where we get to adventure around so many different backdrops are so much fun!! During this shoot we had everything from covered locations to full sunset locations to a nice blue hour. And If you guys have read some of my recent blogs you’ll know I love Shawnee Mission Park engagement sessions!

Thank you Madisen and Jordan for spending the evening with me! You guys are a joy to be around and are so kind and thoughtful! I can’t wait for your amazing wedding day Spring 2022 we will definitely have a blast.

Newly engaged couple at Shawnee Mission Park engagement session
Newly engaged couple showing off engagement ring wearing white clothes
Newly engaged couple holding hands at Shawnee Mission Park engagement session with Kansas engagement photographer
Woman wearing engagement ring and fresh manicure during Shawnee Mission Park engagement session holding fiancé
Engaged couple wearing high heels and short white mini dress dancing in a wild flower field
Newly engaged couple kissing during Shawnee Mission Park engagement session
Newly engaged couple holding hands wearing white apparel with short nude heels and bluejeans
Newly engaged couple sitting in flower field at Shawnee Mission Park engagement shoot
Newly engaged couple with tattoos holding each other sitting in a wildflower field
Engaged man and woman in neutral colored clothing showing off engagement ring
Newly engaged couple during sunset at Shawnee Mission Park engagement session
Really engage cobble holding each other at sunset in Grassfield with Kansas engagement photographer
Engaged couple laughing while showing off engagement ring with Kansas engagement photographer
Couple at Shawnee Mission Park engagement session standing in wild flower field in Kansas
Blonde fiancé wearing white mini dress and new heels at Shawnee Mission Park engagement session
Engaged couple dancing in wildflower field in Kansas
Tattooed engaged couple sitting in wild flower field during Shawnee Mission Park engagement session
Tattooed engaged couple showing off engagement ring diamond and fresh manicure
Gage couple pops bottle of champagne at Park in Kansas
Engaged couple share champagne flutes after popping bottle during Shawnee Mission Park engagement session
Newly engaged couple clink glasses during engagement session after popping bottle of champagne

Shawnee Mission Park Engagement | Kansas Engagement Photographer

I met with Bailey & Chris at The Nelson Atkins Museum of arts for their engagement session! What a beautiful sunny night we had together! We used a variety of the museum’s grounds for each part of their session, which I love to do because it adds variety to their final gallery.

From the big green lawn, to the gorgeous columns, and the cute summer trees, the opportunities for great photos are endless.

Luckily, The Nelson Atkins museum has a large variety on their grounds to work with. Honestly, anywhere with Bailey & Chris would have worked though. They literally love each other so much and any place would have been able to highlight that.

They actually brought little mementos from their relationship. When they dated long distance they each drew the other one a heart and both kept it, which we used during their session! Chris also cross stitched that little embroidery piece for Bailey too!

It’s always such an honor getting to hear my couples love stories. Each relationship is different and it’s my job to capture the true nature of your connection authentically.

They are such sweet and kind people, and spending that evening with the two of them was so wonderful!

Thanks Bailey and Chris for picking me to shoot your engagement!!

Head to my contact page to set up your session today 🙂

The Nelson Atkins | Kansas City Photographer

I met with Kathleen & Thomas for their Antioch Park Engagement session last spring and it was so so fun!! If you guys have been keeping up with my past blogs you know how much I love this park! The different locations this one park has to offer is a huge highlight of spending the evening here!

\We went from the water fountain, to a beautiful flower field, to the pond crossing the park has built to walk across! I love giving my couples variety in your engagement gallery so you have lots of options to choose from when it comes to printing or sending invitations.

For the session, Kathleen wore a vintage dress! It was actually her moms that she wanted to incorporate into her engagement photos! I freakin’ love personal details like this so I was a fan. And I’d say it worked so well for her what do you guys think?! And her brown double strapped sandals topped off her whole look! I found a similar pair at target incase you were hoping to grab a pair for your engagement session too! Check them out here!

Kathleen and Thomas are the sweetest couple and we had the best time laughing together during their Antioch Park Engagement session!

woman wearing vintage dress during Antioch park engagement session
engaged couple have arms wrapped around one another standing in front of fountain
Antioch park engagement couple smiling at one another walking in front of fountain
engaged couple laughing with one another wearing a vintage dress and heals in front of fountain
Antioch park engagement couple shared intimate moment in flower field
engaged couple holding hands walking the path at Kansas City park
engaged couple standing in floral field forehead to forehead smiling at one another
Antioch park engagement couple standing on bridge wearing vintage dress and heals
Antioch park engagement couple during the spring with flowers bloomed smiling together
woman kisses fiancé while wrapping arms around him in front of Antioch park pond
engaged couple laughing together at pond wearing vintage dress with Kansas City photographer
man dips engaged fiance in front of pond at Kansas City park
engaged couple standing on boardwalk at Antioch park engagement session

Antioch Park Engagement | Kansas City Photographer

Katherine & Cody met with me on a Kansas City Rooftop for their engagement session! Most people wouldn’t think a rooftop could be an extravagant location for a shoot but I would consider it a hidden gem for big cities!

Katherine wore a beautiful blue and white dress with a statement pair of red heels! She rocked those heels and luckily I was able to find a similar pair sold at Macys! Check them out here!

We were able to get Katherine & Cody a good variety of shots despite working in a limited space! Truthfully, I think it was perfect because together they were really the main focus of every shot. They complimented each space we worked in!

I had so much fun during this Kansas City rooftop shoot! It’s so obvious going through these photos that Katherine & Cody have so much fun together and seeing how much they love one another first hand was so so amazing.

I love working with all my couples & being able to share their love stories feels like a dream. Stay up to date with new stories on my blog!

engaged couple standing on Kansas City rooftop with Kansas City photographer
engaged man kissing forehead of newly engaged woman
engaged couples walking in Kansas City rooftop wearing red heals
girl waves long dress on rooftop during engagement session with engaged fiancé
engaged couple holding hands while walking on Kansas City parking garage with engagement photographer
couple standing in front of Kansas City skyscraper on rooftop of parking garage
engaged couple happy holding one another showing off engagement ring
fiance twirls newly engaged woman on rooftop with Kansas City photographer
engaged couple laughing on Kansas City rooftop while wrapped in each others arms
man wearing a button up shirt and woman wearing long dress and red heals during engagement
couple being playful on rooftop with Kansas City photographer wearing engagement ring
engaged woman smiling while wrapped in fiancés arms on rooftop
couple smiling on Kansas City rooftop wearing red heals and a long white dress
couple sits on rooftop and shows off engagement ring with Kansas City photographer
engaged couples cuddles on rooftop with Kansas City photographer
engaged man gets a kiss on the cheek in Kansas City

Kansas City Rooftop | Kansas City Photographer