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

If you’re wondering if you can include your beloved pup in your photo shoot, the short answer is YES. (In fact I LOVE it!!!) If you’re wondering some logistics about engagement photos with dogs though…

Here’s some fun tips on how to get engagement photos with dogs involved!

1. Have a friend to help! They can entertain the dog while you get photos of just the two of you!

2. Bring plenty of treats and a toy – this will help get the dogs attention in front of the camera and gives them a nice reward for being a good boy.

3. Don’t stress! Animals will be themselves and do their own thing so just enjoy the moment and interact with you pet like you would at home! Showing off their personality will leave you with photos you will cherish even more!

I spent the evening with Logan, Drew and their dog Blu at Shawnee Mission Park! Dogs always add to the fun in engagement sessions and Blu didn’t disappoint! We tried to grab as many candid moments with mom and dad interacting with Blu because of how nice it is to have natural photos with your pup! I’d love to have you guys feel like you were at home on the floor playing with your dog instead of just posing for 30 minutes to get the “perfect” photo. I think the perfect photos are the ones that feel real and natural! That’s what I hope for getting engagement photos with dogs involved!

We grabbed a few photos of Logan and Drew at the end of the session for their save the dates!

Thanks so much to all three of them for being such great company! I loved everything about this night!

engagement photos with dogs at Shawnee Mission Park during fall
engagement photos with dogs wearing bandana collar walking through a field
walking with dog during engagement session wearing long dress and dress clothes
sitting in field during engagement session with dog wearing bandana collar
wearing a floral dress dancing in a field during engagement session with dogs
white long dress and floral shirt during engagement session at Kansas City park
walking towards pond during engagement session with dogs wearing dress and dress clothes
showing off engagement ring during engagement session with dogs at Kansas City park
holding hands near lake in Kansas City with engagement photographer
intimate moment standing in path wearing white long dress
walking path during engagement session with dogs near pond wearing floral dress shirt

Engagement Photos with Dogs | Kansas City 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

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

Daniella and Jack had the best Westbottoms Summer engagement session last year in Kansas City! The Westbottoms use to be a place for manufactured warehouses and is now all historic buildings! They have antique stores, lofts, studio spaces and even a few haunted houses in the fall!

As you can see it also makes a great space for an engagement shoot!

Daniella and Jack brought two outfits for the shoot that we picked out to compliment the spaces we were shooting at! The first spot was a huge underpass that even had string lights underneath! The whole space was both modern and industrial.

We then went to a brown stone building with a giant blue garage door! I love finding hidden gems in the most unexpected places!! And then we ended the shoot with some greenery! It was so fun just walking around and chatting with the two of them as we went from spot to spot! The Westbottoms Summer engagement sessions are one of my new favorites!

Thanks Daniella and Jack for hanging with me that evening!

Couple standing under pillars at Westbottoms summer engagement shoot
Engaged man and woman wearing red dress kissing at Westbottoms summer engagement session
Engaged couple showing off engagement ring wearing red dress and blue button up shirt
Sitting at West bottoms Summer engagement session with Kansas City engagement photographer
Fiancé wearing red polkadotted dress and dangle he earrings with fresh manicure and engagement ring
Man and woman recently engaged at Westbottoms summer engagement session wearing mini dress
Engaged couple holding hands walking the streets of Kansas City during Westbottoms engagement session
Engaged couple kissing wearing nude colored heels and polkadotted red mini dress
Couple recently engaged showing off diamond and silver engagement ring with fresh manicure
Couple holding hands and walking the streets of Kansas City during engagement session
Engaged couple laughing and playing in park during Westbottoms engagement session
Kansas City summer engagement session with men and woman wearing street clothes
Piggy back ride with engage couple during sunset in Kansas City
Engaged couple sitting in park at Westbottoms engagement session with Kansas City engage with photographer
Engaged couple popping a bottle of champagne at sunset in Kansas City
Engaged couple popping bottle of champagne at Westbottoms engagement session wearing jeans and T-shirts

Westbottoms Summer Engagement | 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