After a lot of crazy up and down weather, the trees are finally starting to bloom in Kansas City! I was so excited to get out and shoot at Loose Park this week with this lovely family and the temperature couldn't have been more perfect. After battling cold and wind and rain for many sessions during the beginning of the year and having to reschedule or fight through it.. it was so refreshing to have this win :)
Kate is the co-owner and hair stylist at him.her.them Hair Studio just West of the Country Club Plaza. She started doing my hair when she worked at another salon and it's been so fun to watch her transition to her dream of owning her own place (and p.s. it's an adorable space). She told me her daughter, Bee, hasn't wanted to take her suspenders off ever since the P!nk concert a month or so ago :) Blake's passion is sculpting/art... how fun it was to capture these images for two other creatives!! Oh, and it turns out that a Tuesday night is the perfect time to shoot at Loose Park because for once it wasn't too overrun with people!
A sweet engagement session in the West Bottoms and Downtown Kansas City. My husband and I will be traveling to California this December to capture Kevin & Dayna’s wedding! Since they’re moving back to Cali next month, it was fun to make these images in KC since they met and fell in love here :)
This gorgeous backyard wedding in Golden, Colorado was an absolute dream :) I knew Madi and Cameron in college, but it's a beautiful thing when friendships come back around years later! It is so obvious that they are perfect for each other, and I'll think you'll see in the images that there was SO much joy from both sides of the family when it came time for them to tie the knot.
Meet my sweet friend, Emily! We played volleyball together during high school in Colorado and have had the great pleasure of reconnecting as adults, particularly because of our shared love for photography. She lives in Denver now and specializes in wedding & lifestyle photography. In fact, if you've seen the lifestyle session of my husband and I in Buena Vista, CO (the one with my pink floral dress), Emily is the one who took those for us!
Brian and Kay got engaged on the top of a mountain in Yosemite National Park at sunrise and she was eating a muffin when he popped the question. For those two reasons alone, I knew we would be fast friends :D
Ryan & Jamie celebrated their union on a hot, June day in North Kansas City. The Courtyard at Briarcliff where the got ready was the perfect spot for their first look and bridal party photos in order to escape the 97 degree heat just outside the doors. Trezo Mare Restaurant's patio space was the backdrop for their ceremony and reception and thankfully some shade was provided by the building next door.
This Northwest Arkansas engagement session was one for the books! While I'm based out of Kansas City, the Bentonville area is just a short drive away and since I have family to stay with while I'm there, I always love an excuse to spend some time in the area.
We decided shoot their engagement session at the venue where they'll be getting married this August so I could have a chance to see it.. plus it's just beautiful, so why the heck not?!? Thanks to the Holland Barn for letting us take over their space on this cool, summer evening!