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

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

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

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

Kirsten and Ryan’s wedding day with just their family and a few friends was in the beautiful Overland Park Arboretum. And it was such a stunning wedding venue. Highly recommend it to my Kansas City Brides!

Following their wedding they had an intimate dinner at Wandering Vine at the Castle. They road in a vintage getaway car they borrowed from their dad to the reception dinner! How cool is it to have all those special details on the day? This wedding was full of them and I am always a fan of that.

We made sure to make time for a first look separate from their ceremony to have a few moments to themselves too. You’ll see lots of private, meaningful moments in this day and it was so sweet to capture those moments for these two.

Kristen also has great taste in florals and her dream bouquet came to life that day. Make sure you scroll down to see it!! It was full of happy color which is so fitting for them! They are two of the most genuine people ever and deserved this day to be perfect. I was so honored to see all these special memories being made.

I loved being able to share my wedding experience with them for their Overland Park Arboretum wedding day on the blog. Kristen and Ryan, I wish you both the best life together! Thank you for letting me share this day with you!

Engagement band and the wedding dress on bride at Overland Park Arboretum in Kansas City
Mother of bride and mother of the groom share special moments before wedding ceremony
Bride and groom share first look with one another on bridge at Overland Park Arboretum
Bride and groom in white wedding dress and blue tie with suit at Overland Park Arboretum
bride holding blush pink and maroon florals in wedding bouquet kissing newly married husband
Bride and groom walk pathway at Overland Park Arboretum holding wedding bouquet
Bride wears long wedding dress with train and veil holding blush pink and maroon wedding bouquet
Bride and groom during first look walking pathway at Overland Park Arboretum in Kansas City
Bride uses long vail with Kansas City wedding photographer
Father of bride walks daughter down the aisle during wedding ceremony at Overland Park Arboretum
Bride and groom exchange vows from vow books and hold hands during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom exchange first kiss at wedding ceremony and walk up aisle through friends and family
Bride and groom have just married ring bearer in wagon at wedding ceremony
Bride and groom wearing new wedding bands after wedding ceremony at Overland Park Arboretum
Old vintage getaway car with just married sign on the back
Bride and groom pose with old vintage getaway car on wedding day
Groom twirling bride while holding wedding bouquet after ceremony at Overland Park Arboretum
Wedding cake with name topper and white and green florals to accent dessert table
Floral table scapes from wedding bouquet and reception cake cutting
Bride and groom cut wedding cake at wedding reception with friends and family

Overland Park Arboretum | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

I met with Eileen & Ben at The Colonnade in Kansas City for a maternity session! Eileen wore a STUNNING red dress during the session that was an absolute statement piece during this shoot!

The Colonnade was such a perfect setting for this shoot. We had a perfect sunny glow to work with early on in the session. And at the end, the sun literally hit Eileen perfectlyyyy to compliment her pregnancy glow. Like jaw dropping perfectly. You guys know we love any sunset session we can get!!

She also brought her fur coat and crown to add even more flare to the shoot! Which worked out perfectly! We used some of the shoes she planned for their baby girl.

Thank you so much Eileen & Ben for having me along for this sweet session! You both are a joy to spend time with and I felt honored to shoot this session for you before giving birth to your daughter!

new mom and dad at the colonnade with Kansas City photographer
new mom in red maternity dress and crown at the colonnade
new mom and dad during maternity shoot
new parents at the colonnade wearing a red maternity dress and a long pony tail
mom and dad at maternity session holding hands under arch in Kansas City
solo mom maternity photos wearing a floral crown and a long red maternity dress
mom at sunset of maternity wearing gold crown and gold jewelry with red maternity dress
small fuzzy baby shoes during maternity session with Kansas City photographer
new mom and dad hold hands during maternity session wearing red accent colors
maternity close up shot of mothers stomach in Kansas City the colonnade
new mom wearing red maternity dress and crown wrapped in husbands arms
mom wearing long maternity dress with fur coat wearing red nail polish
red maternity dress with long train flowing behind the dress at the colonnade in Kansas city
new mom and dad sitting outside the colonnade wearing red accent colors and gold jewelry
new mom at maternity session with Kansas City photographer during sunset wearing long red dress
new mom and dad stand outside the colonnade holding stomach and wearing fur coat

The Colonnade | Kansas City 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 loved this couples session at the KC Loves mural in downtown Kansas City!

Kathleen & Logan were just the sweetest couple, and braved the cold for their session. Their joy and love is infectious, and we laughed a lot during this couples shoot. And shooting at the #KC Loves Mural is always such a great way to capture the vibe of the city.

I loved capturing all those in-between moments for them, where you can really see their authentic relationship. That’s always my goal with these sessions: to capture you. The truest version of you both as a couple.

Kathleen & Logan, thank you so much for choosing me to document this time in your life! I had a wonderful session at the KC Loves Mural with you two!

Couple looking at each other lovingly in front of the KC Love Mural.
Two image collage of a man and woman embracing in front of the #KC Loves Mural in Kansas City.
Man and woman posing in front of the KC Loves mural for their engagement session with Kansas City Photographer.
Black and white image of a woman curled up on her fiancé's shoulder with her eyes closed.
Two image collage of a man and woman both in sweaters dancing in snow on a rooftop in Kansas City.
Two image collage of a man wrapping up his fiancé on a rooftop in the snow.
Two image collage of an engaged couple dancing on a rooftop in the snow.
Woman laughing while her fiancé spins her around.
Redhead woman smiling as her fiancé spins her around.
Woman looking over her should at her fiancé who is giving her a hug.
Two image collage of an engaged couple curled up together smiling on a rooftop in Kansas City.
Couple waking close together towards the camera with the KC Loves Mural behind them.
Two image collage of a woman on a man's back laughing and smiling during their engagement session.
Man and woman kissing in front of the #KC Loves Mural.
Two image collage of a redhead woman and man in knit sweater in an embrace.
Man and woman running with the #KC Loves mural behind them.
Two image collage of man and woman laughing and dancing in front of the #KC Loves mural
Two image collage of man and woman dancing in the snow in front of the #KC Loves mural.
Man lifting up woman and kissing her with the city skyline behind her.
Black and white image of a man and woman kissing at their urban engagement session.

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Kathleen and Logan | KC Loves Mural