I met with Hannah at Tomahawk Park for her senior portrait session! The park was the perfect location for us to get her some variety in her images, but also keep everything local! That’s one of the best thing about these city parks.

I usually tell my clients if you want to maximize your time for your senior session, engagement session, proposal, etc. heading to a place like Tomahawk park will give you more than one type of setting!

Hannah is a warm and bubbly person who was a natural in front of the camera! I feel like you can see how kind she is just by looking at these pictures! Her mom came with too, so we had to make sure to get a few snaps of the two of them!

Hannah is graduating next spring from one of our local schools and headed to KU to study engineering! Thanks for such a great evening in the park, you both!

Tomahawk Park | Kansas City Senior 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

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

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

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

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

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