Winter in Kansas City can be unpredictable and chilly. An indoor location like John’s Greenhouse provides a perfect setting for engagement sessions. I had the pleasure of capturing a greenhouse engagement session at John’s and despite the cold weather outside, the greenhouse was warm and inviting.

Indoor locations offer consistent lighting and controlled temperatures, ensuring comfort for everyone. John’s Greenhouse, with its lush greenery, and vibrant backdrop, made this couple’s engagement session feel like a tropical escape!

The couple chose outfits that perfectly complemented the greenhouse’s aesthetic. They opted for simple yet bold colors, which stood out beautifully against the greenery. The bride-to-be wore a stunning deep orange dress, adding a pop of color to the photos. The groom-to-be chose a classic cream colored shirt, offering a sharp contrast to the green foliage. The greenhouse’s natural light highlighted their features and the details of their clothing.

Using an indoor location like John’s Greenhouse has several benefits. It provides a unique and picturesque environment, perfect for capturing special moments. The controlled setting eliminates the stress of weather-related issues. The greenhouse’s lush plants and flowers create a vibrant, natural background for photos.

In winter, outdoor sessions can be challenging due to the cold and unpredictable weather. An indoor location ensures that the session can proceed without any weather-related interruptions. John’s Greenhouse offers a warm, comfortable space for couples to relax and enjoy their session!

Greenhouse Engagement Session | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

I had the opportunity to capture at fall engagement session on a gorgeous day at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It was the beginning of November, but the colors on the leaves were still out to play! We were not complaining. The weather was absolutely perfect and the colors added so much warmth and depth to the photographs. They also complimented Kristen and Chris’s outfits wonderfully!

There’s not much that’s better than a fall golden hour engagement session at The Nelson. Catching the sun as it peaks through the trees creates the dreamiest photographs. It is an easy way to romanticize the session!

The Nelson also offers a wide variety of locations to take pictures, which helps create the feeling of a multi-location session. But you only have to do a little walking, instead of taking a drive! As a location, it also offers a good variety of both earthy and industrial/modern backdrops. Multiple areas with trees, plants, and greenery compliment the beautiful structure.

If you are trying to decided where to go for an upcoming session, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art is always a safe choice! Whether it’s a family session, an engagement session, or a senior session. The Nelson has plenty to offer!

Fall Engagement Session | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

There isn’t much quite like a late summer golden hour engagement session in Downtown Kansas City! I had the opportunity to meet up with Victoria and Kody at the library district in Downtown KC. We were able to capture street side and skyline moments for their engagement session.

If you are looking for a good mixture of greenery and industrial vibes for an upcoming session, I can’t recommend the library district enough! There are plenty of plants and trees at the street level that help bring some color and depth into the photographs. With Kansas City being known as the city of fountains, there are also options for elegant fountain backdrops! If you schedule your session right at golden hour you can catch the sun peaking through the buildings at the perfect time for photographs.

One thing about downtown as a session location is that you can quickly change your scenery. We accomplished this by simply taking an elevator up to a rooftop. Kansas City has such a wonderful skyline! The skyline photographs well from many different angles. Which gives you a lot of options when it comes to choosing a location. You can pick a location based on wanting the Western Auto sign in the background, or wanting a neutral background. Once you know what you’re wanting it is easy to decide on a location!

An added bonus of splitting your session between street side and skyline is that you have a good transition point for an outfit change. This can give off the feeling of having two separate sessions. You can aim for one half to appear more elegant and elevated with fancier clothing. Allowing for the second half to appear more casual with relaxed outfits.

The Library District | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

Fifteen minutes Northwest of Kanas City is the quaint town of Parkville. Downtown Parkville is picturesque with it’s small, locally owned businesses, brick front buildings, and small-town feel. Parkville Coffee Shop is a great place to meet up with friends to catch up and grab a cup of coffee. It is also a great location for an engagement session!

I met Hannah and Jake in Downtown Parkville on a beautiful Spring day to capture their engagement session. We had a great time at Parkville Coffee, where I was able to capture them in a cozy environment that really individualized their photographs. I always recommend that the best way to make your session unique is to choose a location that is special to you and your spouse!

Once we were done at Parkville Coffee, we headed outside to capture some street side photographs around town. They brought their dog with them, which was such a special treat! I always love capturing couples with their four-legged, furry friends. We stopped at a few different locations around downtown to get a mixture of backgrounds for the photographs. Between some greenery, the brick fronts, and the coffee shop, I was able to capture a variety of different photographs!

If you are ever at a loss for where to have your engagement session, think about going somewhere special. If you can’t think of anything specific, consider Downtown Parkville!

Downtown Parkville | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

I met with Payton and Jordan for their Fall engagement session last year! They offered to use Payton’s family land for their shoot and I eagerly accepted! This location was a perfect place to show off the Fall colors and get some epic backgrounds for their images!

They have a pond on the property with a pier, which we used right at the beginning of their session. It looked like it was out of a movie! The family also has this willow tree that is such a statement piece on the land, so of course we shot there too. Both of these locations were perfect their Fall engagement session vibes!

I loved their different outfits throughout the session too! From her in a long green cardigan & him in the flannel shirt for their first outfit, to the two other outfit changes afterwards. Make sure to scroll down to get great outfit inspo for photo sessions! The sun had decided to make her appearance at the end of their session so we made sure to use it to our advantage!

They are getting married this October, about a month from now and I can’t wait to celebrate with them! They’re the sweetest couple and I loved this session!

fall engagement session on pond pier wearing flannel top and green cardigan
engaged couple sitting on dock at family property outside of Kansas City
showing off diamond engagement right walking through grass field by Natalie Nichole Photo
fall engagement session while kissing each others cheeks and holding one another
couple walking along a paved path on family property outside of Kansas City
couple kissing in front of willow tree at sunset by Kansas Wedding Photographer
woman wearing grey cardigan and long neckless at sunset by Natalie Nichole Photo
sunset engagement session in the fall walking along grass field by Natalie Nichole Photo
newly engaged couple sitting in grass field at sunset in the fall
engagement session outside of Kansas City on family pond

Fall Engagement Session | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Tyler planned the perfect Kauffman Proposal for Marlee with the help of their families! A little backstory on these two. They actually met here! How cool is that? He wanted to make sure this moment was so sentimental for them so he planned to take her to the Center where they met and have their families hidden while he got down on one knee!

I love the Kauffman as shoot location because there is so much to work with on just one property! After he proposed we walked around with some of their family to grab portraits of them as a group! Tyler also invited Marlee’s best friend, and the look on her face when she saw the ring was priceless! It was also clear skies so it was the perfect wedding for a happy engagement!

Tyler’s Kauffman Proposal was a complete success and being apart of it was a blast! Congrats again you two! Happy wedding planning!!

Kauffman proposal on a clear skies day before man and woman get engaged
man getting down on one knee to proposal to girlfriend in Kansas City
newly engaged couple shared moment with hidden family members at Kauffman proposal
couple walking the brick path by Kansas City wedding photographer
showing off new ring to Kansas City proposal photographer Natalie Nichole
newly engaged couple sitting on steps at performing arts center in Kansas City
couple wearing blue dress and suit coat by Nichole Natalie Photo
couple poses for family portraits after dropping a knee by Natalie Nichole Photo
sunny day in kansas city with newly engaged couple and families
fiancé shows best friend new diamond engagement ring
couple dances around performing arts center with Kansas City proposal photographer

Kauffman Proposal | Kansas City Proposal Photographer

Maris & Maddie had a beautiful Shawnee Mission Park session with me in the Spring. The two of them hadn’t ever had professional photos taken of the two of them, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell based on how natural they were the entire session! They are also such good company and I had some of the friendliest conversations having only met for the first time this day!

They are also so obviously in love, and checked in with one another during their session. We started under the trees while walking the path right at sunset! It had rained earlier in the day but had cleared up just in time for our session! Our night ended at the water walking along one of the piers that had an amazing view of the lake. It was overcast skies but I truly love that lighting because it allows me the flexibility to shoot anywhere in the park.

Thank you so much Maria & Maddie for being such great company for your Shawnee Mission park session! You two are truly two of the sweetest humans!

Shawnee Mission Park session in the spring with two women walking along the path at sunset
woman couple holding hands at shawnee mission park during session with Kansas City couples photographer
lgbtq couple laughing at the park in Kansas City wearing dress and button up shirt
couple hugging around each others shoulders at sunset wearing jewelry and dress clothes
lgtbq couple at Shawnee Mission Park session with Kansas City photographer at sunset
couple sitting on park path during Kansas City session with couples photographer
couple dancing in the park during session with Kansas City photographer
lgbtq couple walking along pier during overcast skies of shawnee mission park session
woman wearing knit dress during couples session on the waterfront in Kansas
couple walking along the pier during shawnee mission park session during blue hour

Shawnee Mission Park Session | Kansas City Couples Photographer

Jordan & Coleman had the prettiest modern engagement session in downtown Kansas City. They had two outfits planned that they put so much time and effort into creating, & they turned out stunning! Jordan is actually one of my best friends! She was very open with me about her ideas and I told her we could make anything she’s dreamed about come to life! Her style is obviously very modern, but she also wanted chic! I told her I knew the perfect places for us to have a bit of fun creating her vision!

We went downtown to the Kauffman first. The arts center has beautiful architecture and even spaces that make it feel like a big tech building! It was perfect for the beginning of their modern engagement session! She even brought our her veil that was decorated in pearls for some solo portraits of her! It was nice just spending the evening with the two of them because I really got to let some creativity show through!

We ended the evening on a nearby rooftop for their Modern engagement session. You guys know how much I love KC rooftops, so mixing their modern chic with old town Kansas City was the perfect blend!

Thanks so much for spending the evening with me Jordan & Coleman! It’s always the best time!

modern engagement session with couple wearing white outfits and high heels
Kansas City architecture during engagement session at sunset
couple wearing white during engagement session walking at arts center in Kansas City
couple all snuggled up during modern engagement session sitting on cement
couple showing off dress shoes sitting on steps of arts center in Kansas City
couple at sunset dancing during engagement session with girl wearing headpiece by Natalie nichole photo
intimate couple giving kisses to one another at arts center in Kansas City by Natalie Nichole Photos
bride wearing white dress with heals and long pearl veil by KC wedding photographer
engaged woman wearing vail during modern engagement session with Natalie Nichole Photos
outfit change during engagement session on rooftop in Kansas City
woman wearing white pant suit walking on rooftop with fiancé during modern engagement session
woman wearing white sunglasses and white pant suit with lace body suit in Kansas City
couple popping bottle of champagne during modern engagement session with fiancé in white dress shirt
woman chugging bottle of champagne with Kansas City engagement photographer

Modern Engagement Session | Kansas City Photographer

The minute I met Alyson and Caleb we clicked. I was so lucky to get their inquiry for their engagement session! We had the session at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center and then ventured to the top of a parking garage for the view of the city!

They are a fun loving and adventurous couple! Caleb actually proposed to Alyson while they were on a trip to Alaska. They took a helicopter tour and her proposed to her when they landed in a winter wonderland. Literally magical!

They are currently planning their intimate elopement in a gorgeous forest in Maine! During their engagement session at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, we talked about all the little details they were planning for their elopement! It was like chatting with old friends, I felt right at home!

Congrats again to Alyson and Caleb! Thanks for spending the evening adventuring in beautiful places with me 🙂

Kauffman Performing Arts Center engagement session with couple wearing dress and dress shirt
walking outside of center on a sunny day wearing white heals and white dress by Natalie Nichole Photos
newly engaged couple showing off new diamond engagement ring with Kansas City engagement photographer
Kauffman Performing Arts Center with woman wearing brimmed hat and white heals
dreamy engagement session on a sunny day in Kansas City by engagement photographer
couple sitting on the steps looking at engagement ring in Kansas City by Natalie Nichole Photos
Kauffman Performing Arts Center steps with engaged couple and new diamond ring
dancing outside in Kansas City with engaged man and woman on a cloudy day
overlooking the skyline of Kansas City during engagement session
casual clothing engagement session outside of Kauffman Performing Arts Center
running on the sideways while holding hands wearing jeans with fiance by Natalie Nichole Photos
couple sitting on rooftop of parking garage and then piggy back rides with engaged couple
couple laying on the floor of parking garage during Kauffman Performing Arts Center engagement session

Kauffman Performing Arts Center | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

Justin reached out to me to set up the most gorgeous Bellafete Proposal in downtown Kansas City! He wanted the afternoon with Andi to be perfect! Bellafete is a luxury event planning service, and they did an INCREDIBLE job bringing Justin’s vision to life! Once you see the photos below you’ll understand what I mean by ‘gorgeous!’

Bellafete also put together a luxury picnic to help surprise Andi! This included champagne and a light snack for the two of them to share. They also had a frosted glass sign set up at the scene that read “will you marry me?”!

If you’re wondering if the bride-to-be was surprised, the answer is YES. Andi thought they were meeting up with Justin’s coworkers for a company picnic at the memorial – she was completely surprised and overjoyed when he asked her to marry him. We headed to a spot with the most perfect skyline to add some variety to their session after she said yes. And then we came back to the park to pop the bottle of champagne!

I loved everything about this Bellafete proposal and working with their company was such a pleasure!

bellafete proposal picnic set up for Justin and andi in Kansas City
andi walking up to proposal location in complete shock to see a picnic for the two of them
man down on one knew proposing to girlfriend at memorial park in Kansas City for bellafete proposal
newly engaged couple kissing after bellafete proposal in Kansas City
couple laughing in park wearing picnic clothing after getting engaged
engaged couple standing in front of bellafete proposal location in Kansas City
engaged couple on rooftop in Kansas City after surprise proposal
couple wearing summer outfits on rooftop after bellafete proposal
couple showing off diamond engagement ring after surprise proposal
engaged couple kissing on rooftop while overlooking Kansas City skyline
piggy back rides on the rooftop in Kansas City with engagement photographer
couple holding hands showing off new diamond engagement ring with gold band
bellafete proposal ending with a champagne pop with Kansas City photographer
couple sitting at picnic location after bellafete proposal

Bellafete Proposal | Kansas City Engagement Photographer