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

snowy couples session in shawnee mission park Kansas City photographer

Christina and Nick had their engagement session at the snowy Shawnee Mission park right outside of Kansas City! I love this park and all it has to offer, not only in the winter but the sunsets during the summer are a can’t miss!

You can read more about the park and its trails here!

Christina and Nick stayed cozy their entire session while still showing off their playful side by having a brief snow fight! I feel like we timed their session perfectly because before heading towards the water, we got to enjoy the sun before it hit the horizon! And once it hit over the water, golden hour couldn’t have been better!

If you want to see another snowy Shawnee Mission park engagement session, check out Jessica and John’s blog post!

Christina and Nick, thank you for choosing me to shoot your engagement session! I had the best time with you both!

newly engaged couple at snowy shawnee mission park in Kansas
couple walking in Kansas City park showing off new engagement ring
engaged couple laughing in park with Kansas City photographer
woman kissing fiancé giving her a piggy back ride in park
couple happy holding one another with Kansas City photographer
showing off new engagement ring at snowy shawnee mission park
woman in long tan coat holding fiancé at Kansas City park
new engagement ring on woman holding mans arm in the snow
dancing in the snow during winter engagement session in Kansas City
playful engagement session with couple laughing face to face
newly engaged couple smiling before golden hour in snowy park in Kansas City
couple standing on river in park holding hands to stay warm
couple throwing snow in the air during engagement session
snowy engagement session at shawnee mission park in Kansas City
at snowy shawnee mission park with engaged couple hugging one another
couple playing in snowy shawnee mission park while throwing snow in the air
woman pops a leg while man holding her in park in Kansas City
couple dancing on frozen waterfront during golden hour engagement session
golden hour on the water at Kansas City park with photographer
couple kissing during golden hour with Kansas City photographer

Snowy Shawnee Mission Park | Kansas City Photographer

I met with Christina and Nick at Antioch Park in Kansas City last summer! This was a perfect night to dance around the park. Christina wore the cutest polka dot dress to start the night! I actually found a this dupe to her dress that I might buy for myself!!

After making getting away from the water for a bit, they both changed into a bit more casual clothing! This was actually perfect because not only did they want some fancier clothing options for their session, we set up the time where they could fit both dressy and casual into their session!

We were lucky enough to get a beautiful sunset that night! The sun peaked through the trees while I had Christina and Nick share a few intimate moments with one another. Antioch Park is honestly the perfect place to get some variety during an engagement session! We were able to get soft light around the trees while also getting that beautiful golden hour light on the water from the sun! This park, and Loose park, are so cool to have right in the city! Check out this engagement session I had there last spring!

This day with Christina and Nick was too fun! They’re both full of so much love for one another and have so much fun just doing the simple things with one another!

engaged couple standing next to fountain at Antioch Park.
Newly engaged couple wrapping each other up at park in Kansas City.
Couple smiling for Kansas City engagement photographer at park.
woman in polka dotted dress during engagement session with Kansas City photographer
couple kissing at Antioch Park in front of floral bushes.
engaged couple on the water in dress clothes and heals with Kansas City photographer.
couple in jeans and t-shirts during engagement session at Kansas City park
fiancé shows off engagement ring at local park with Kansas City photographer
newly engaged couple sitting in Antioch park wrapped in each others arms
engaged couple sitting in grass field on summer night in Kansas City
newly engaged couple walking on bridge in park while holding hands and laughing
romantic man lifting fiancé during engagement session at Antioch Park.
face to face with one another on bridge while smiling during engagement session
girl standing on the water in Antioch park wearing jeans and heals
new engaged couple smiling at one another with Kansas City engagement photographer

Antioch Park | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

I met Kelsey and Ben for their engagement session at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City! We were able to take advantage of the entirety of their beautiful outdoor space!

They did a few outfit changes during their session too! A few dressy options and a few more casual, which was exactly what they wanted to stay true to them as a couple!

Although it was a gloomy day, that didn’t take away from Kelsey & Ben complimenting each location we went to! Not only did they share an exciting champagne pop to celebrate being engaged, they brought their dog to join the fun!!

I’m a huge fan of ALL my couples bringing their dog(s) to their their engagement sessions! One of my couples, Megan & Andrew, had these fun floral collars made for their dog’s for their engagement session, check them out here!!

I was super grateful to have spent this night at the Nelson Atkins Museum with Kelsey & Ben! So much laughing & dancing around the museum it couldn’t have gone any better! These two are filled with so much love for one another I feel honored to have captured it!

Engaged couple in long dress at the Nelson Atkins museum.
Down town Kansas City museum engaged couple shares intimate moment.
Couple shares cheek kisses while holding each other at museum.
Couple wrapped in each others arms happily engaged.
Engaged man and woman sitting on the steps of the Nelson Atkins Museum of art.
Happy couple wrapped in each others arms on the steps of museum in Kansas City.
Woman laughing at fiancé during Kansas City engagement session.
Couple shares kiss on museum walkway while showing off engagement ring.
Engaged couple pops a bottle of champagne at the Nelson Atkins museum.
Engagement ring on top of a bottle of champagne in downtown Kansas City.
Fiancè wears long engagement dress at the Nelson museum of art.
Couple smiling while walking at museum in Kansas City.
Engaged couple shares kiss in front of the steps at the Nelson Atkins Museum.
Couple showing off engagement ring with Kansas City photographer.
Wearing a flowy dress during engagement session at the Nelson Atkins Museum.
Engagement ring on new fiancé in downtown Kansas City.
Puppy in the arms of newly engaged couple in front of museum in Kansas City.
Engaged couple loving their dog during session with Kansas City photographer.

Nelson Atkins Museum | Kansas City Photographer

Shawnee Mission Park is one of my favorite places in the city if you’re wanting those beautiful natural vibes at your engagement session.

Kayla & Austin told me they wanted golden hour photos, at a place they could bring their pups. And they love the outdoors, so we opted for Shawnee Mission Park. I’ve shot here a few times before, but it’s always fresh & new with each couple.

We wandered around the park taking photos together. These two are so full of joy! So much laughter at this session. We shot all over the park, and then they did a quick outfit change before we moved out to the wide open field for the last bit of golden hour.

Kayla & Austin, thank you so much for choosing me to capture your engagement session! I really enjoyed shooting with you two!!

Man and woman kneeling with their dogs in Shawnee Mission Park for their engagement photos.
Man and woman kneeling in the park with their two dogs for their engagement photo shoot.
Woman in red dress and man in a plaid shirt running through a park.
Man and woman embracing in the middle of a park for their engagement session with Kansas City Photographer, Natalie Nichole.
Man and woman walking through a park holding hands for their photo shoot in Kansas City.
Engaged couple sitting in a park for their photo shoot with Kansas City Photographer, Natalie Nichole.
Woman and man embracing in the sunshine at Shawnee Mission Park for their golden hour shoot.
Man kissing woman's temple as he embraces her for their engagement photo shoot in Kansas City.
Engaged couple kissing in the trees at a KC park for their couples photo shoot.
Woman curled up against her fiancé on a pathway in Shawnee Mission Park.
Man in plaid shirt and woman in red dress walking through a field during golden hour in Kansas City.
Engaged couple cuddling their two dogs in a field for their engagement session.
Woman embracing man in a field at golden hour for their couples photo shoot.
Man in green shirt and woman in striped sweater dancing in a field at Shawnee Mission Park.
Woman on man's back laughing for their engagement session in Kansas City.
Man picking up woman and twirling her around in a field at golden hour.
Man and woman walking through a field at Shawnee Mission Park during golden hour.
Man embracing woman in a field at sunset for their engagement photo shoot with Kansas City Photographer, Natalie Nichole.
Man and woman walking through a field at sunset, arm in arm.
Man lifting up woman with orange trees behind them at their engagement session at Shawnee Mission Park.
Engaged couple enjoying the sunset at Kansas City Park for their couples photo shoot.

Golden Hour Engagement Session at Shawnee Mission Park

When Megan and Andrew told me they wanted to have a beautiful Spring outdoorsy vibe to their engagement photos, I immediately thought of Loose Park, here in Kansas City.

Loose Park is great because there’s the rose garden, which makes for a stunning backdrop in photos. There are tons of trees, and a pond with beautiful bridges. It just really captures the Spring weather here in KC.

Megan and Andrew had their wedding a few months later in September, 2021. You can see it here. I’m so glad we got to take these photos for them beforehand! We even got to include their pups for some of the pictures, which is always a good way to personalize your engagement photo shoot.

If you’re thinking about where to have your engagement session I totally recommend Loose Park as a great option!

Megan & Andrew, thank you for choosing me to capture this season of your lives!! I wish you nothing but the best!

Engaged couple with their three dogs in a beautiful green park for their photo shoot with Kansas City Photographer.
Couple walking their dog at Loose Park for their engagement photo shoot.
Couple embracing in front of a pond for their engagement session with Kansas City Photographer.
Couple walking in front of a pond at Loose Park for their engagement photo shoot.
Couple laughing together at a park for their photo shoot with Kansas City Engagement photographer
Man wrapping up woman in a white tank on a bridge and kissing her.
Couple hugging on a bridge in the middle of Loose Park for their engagement session.
Man in blue shirt and woman in denim jacket holding hands in the middle of a park for their couples photo shoot with KC photographer.
Woman kissing man's cheek for their couples photo session with Kansas City Wedding Photographer.
Man and woman dancing in Loose Park together for their couples photo shoot.
Engaged couple sitting on stone steps in a garden for their engagement photo shoot in Kansas City.
Engage couple all wrapped up together celebrating their upcoming wedding with a photo shoot.
Man and woman dancing in front of a fountain at Loose Park in Kansas City.
Man holding up woman in the middle of a park for their engagement photo shoot.
Man and woman looking at each other fondly under large trees.
Man and woman embracing on a side walk in Loose Park for their couples photo shoot with KC wedding photographer.
Man and woman posing on step for their Kansas City engagement shoot.
Man and woman embracing in front of a pond at Loose park in Kansas City.

Loose Park Session | Kansas City Engagement Photographer