Bentonville Bridal Session | Melanie Goff

Yesterday I got to stand by my stunning sister-in-law's side in Central Arkansas as she married her best friend! I couldn't imagine a better person for Melanie than Hunter. He is a faithful man of God and a wonderful balance between sweet and goof; you can tell just how much he adores Mel. I had the great pleasure of watching/taking photos when he proposed and celebrating with family at their engagement, but it didn't feel real until she was walking down the aisle looking like an absolute princess and smiling ear to ear at the love of her life. These are the moments that I'll cherish forever. I'm so thankful she asked me to capture some bridal portraits for her a couple weeks ago and can't Wait to see the images from yesterday's ceremony by Lucas Finch Photography!! 

Engagement session in the Kansas City West Bottoms & Downtown

Kristie and Nick are one of those couples photographers dream of booking. They are super sweet, flexible and up for anything, not to mention they look so good together and have great clothing and location style! The first day we tried to do photos it was the worst weather possible. It was so dark it practically looked like like the sun had already set at 5:30 pm, there was a tornado warning in the surrounding areas (to the point they even evacuated the airport), and there was a concurrent flood warning. Maybe we should have known better, but we decided to give it a go anyway... we figured if nothing else we would have a good story. Luckily we ended up with more that that and I'm glad we went for it because it was dark enough for a few businesses to turn their outside lights on for a bit of a different look than usual!  Shout out to one of my favorites, Quay Coffee for being the perfect backdrop.

We met again a couple days later to take a few more and, as always, the KC West Bottoms was the perfect spot. And this time the weather was perfect!! Congratulations to this fun couple, I can't wait for their wedding in September here in downtown Kansas City :D Be sure to check out her gorgeous ring at the end, it's so elegant!

Kansas City/Lawrence Stylized Shoot

I have always wanted to do a stylized shoot, but never felt like I had the resources or network to make it happen. Then I reached out to Miranda, a Kansas City wedding planner with Belle Journee. I had emailed a few planners and mostly got "thanks, we'll keep you in mind," which I know means I will most likely not hear back again. But Miranda replied right away and, after seeing my work, expressed a need for a photographer for a special forward to this gorgeous stylized shoot!!

I didn't have much daylight to work with and I broke the stand for my external flash (long story) so the images are few, but I was so happy to have something different to shoot during the slow season for weddings. Thanks to all the wonderful vendors who made it possible:

Venue: John Brown's Underground
Coordinator: Belle Journee
Hair & Make Up: Dash Salon and Day Spa
Dress: J.Lynn Bridal
Floral: Sublime Stems