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!!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
Chris emailed me to inquire about his secret proposal to Emily at the WWI Memorial, & I knew it was going to be a beautiful event right away. He had every detail planned out!
So, the WWI Memorial & Museum here in Kansas City, looks out over the city and created the perfect backdrop for their proposal. Emily was SO excited, and of course immediately said YES!!
But the surprises weren’t over there! After we took some photos of the new fiancés together right after the proposal, we walked down the stairs and Emily’s parents were waiting for them on the lower level to congratulate them!! Nothing better than having your loved ones bring all the hype for your big days.
Getting engaged is such a fun time in life, and I feel so privileged to have captured this special time for Emily & Chris.
I love shooting at the WWI Memorial for proposals. It has such pretty views for your photos. You can see another proposal I captured there HERE.
When Caryn & David were talking with me about where to have their engagement session, I started asking them about places that were meaningful to them as a couple. They mentioned they used to do Trivia Nights at Strange Days Brewing Co in downtown Kansas City. They had very fond memories there of evenings spent playing trivia and enjoying craft beer. I think there is no better location for an engagement session than a place that is meaningful to you as a couple.
I want your session to feel mostly like a date, and I’ll be your third wheel!
So that’s what we did! We met up at Strange Days Brewing and grabbed a beer, and took some photos! These two are the cutest couple and I’m so excited for them to get married.
After a beer, we went to the beautiful Kansas City Riverfront, and took some photos with more of a nature background. I like my couples to know we can have variety in your gallery. We don’t have to stick to just one location – we can mix it up and find places that are special to you! These are images you are going to cherish forever, so it’s my goal to make them as unique and personal to you as possible.
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When Beth & Kevin reached out to me about shooting their engagement session, one of the things they mentioned was how important it was to have a location that felt personal & unique to them.
We decided to shoot on their own farm land where they live with their two pups. I really love when my couples bring in those personal details, whether that is through the location or props or outfits – I like to see their story & personalities in their images.
Beth & Kevin were no exception and we had a wonderful evening shooting on their farm land during the sunset. We shot during March, so the grass gave all those warm yellow hues for a wonderful backdrop.
These two are the sweetest couple and you can just tell how much they love each other (I mean, just scroll down this blog post and you’ll see what I mean). Beth & Kevin, thank you so much for choosing me to document this special time in your life.
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