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

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

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

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 Ariel for a Fall Senior Session at Shawnee Mission Park right outside of Kansas City! We were able to sneak in four outfits for this session! I honestly love when my seniors want to incorporate their own style in a variety of ways during the time we spend together shooting!

At Shawnee Mission Park we started underneath the trees where the perfect amount of leaves had fallen and given Ariel the best area to work in! Her first outfit was dressy but comfortable! I love that it found that perfect sweet spot between trendy and timeless. That white and denim combo is a fav.

But we couldn’t leave this Fall Senior session without adding in a bit of spice to her outfits! Check out that INSANE red dress she brought!! She brought the fire to add the perfect amount of flare to this session! I love all my seniors that come to me for their sessions! It’s such an exciting time in their lives, and it’s fun to document that. We laugh, joke around and just have the best time! It makes me so grateful to be a Kansas Senior Photographer!!

Thank you Ariel for the best evening!!

Kansas senior standing in Shawnee mission park during fall senior session
Senior girl wearing jeans and a dressy white shirt during fall senior session
Senior photos during the fall in Kansas with Kansas senior photographer
Senior girl laughing during session while wearing jeans and a white long sleeve shirt
Senior girl smiling during the fall at Shawnee mission park
Blonde girl sitting by water during fall senior session
Senior girl standing next to tree with Kansas senior photographer
Senior girl standing up against a tree smiling at Kansas senior photographer
Senior girl stand in grass field during sunset at fall senior session
Senior girl wearing jeans and a green top in tall grass field in Kansas
Senior girl standing in grass field during sunset wearing short sleeve shirt and jeans
Laughing Kansas senior girl dancing in field during fall senior session
Senior girl wearing boots with heals dancing in the road in Kansas
Senior girl wearing long red dress dancing barefoot at Shawnee mission park in Kansas
Girl wearing long red dress next to lake at Shawnee mission park
Senior girl soft smiling sitting next to lake at sunset during fall senior session

Fall Senior Session | Kansas Senior 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