Christina & Reid were awesome! I shot their elopement a few weeks ago, and we totally made a day of taking pictures around the city. We shot everywhere from Boulevard Brewing Co. to residential streets in the Westside. I got to shoot at both the big wheat covered warehouse and several murals I'd been eyeing for awhile. Since last November, I'd been planning this day and it was so great to get to know them along the way. Christina & Reid are both such fun, sweet people and made my job so so easy! They were also the most publicly graduated couple I'd ever been around. I swear, 30 people at least stopped to congratulate these two, even some folks who just happened to be driving down the road! Good vibes all around.
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I really enjoyed my session with Shelby & Abbey. They seemed super comfortable in front of the camera, and were both really warm and interesting people. I was floored by how many images turned out from this short one hour shoot. This small selection doesn't even really scratch the surface, but I included a few of my favorites below. Also, remind me to always venture into Loose Park on cool days. No one is around, and it's amazing!
I'd been searching for these woods for awhile. I'd seen the location in a few photographer's portfolios and I knew it had to be local. After some serious internet stalking, and roping a couple of friends into my obsession, we discovered the location of this stunning patch of woods. It was far on the opposite side of town from where I frequent, which explains why I had never encountered it before. Upon visiting the area a few days prior to this shoot I was completely blown away. It was stunning, dark, moody, and utterly romantic.
When Alex approached me about taking her and Mike's engagement pictures I knew this would be the perfect spot for the shoot. Everything exceeded my expectation; Alex and Mike were hilarious and total naturals in front of the camera, they brought along their adorable dog, Winston, and the weather was a very comfortable 65 degrees. It was such a quick and easy shoot, and the location is definitively my new favorite spot for photos.
These last few weeks have been a wild ride! I quit my day job to make photography my full time gig, booked so many weddings (but there's always room for more, so hit me up y'all!), and Michael and I are buying our first home together. It's a wonderfully old Kansas City shirtwaist in the Historic Northeast. What's more, it has a third story studio space that I can work from, so I'll have my own natural light studio. Everything is a slow and tedious process, but last May when I launched this website I had no idea I would've come so far in less than a year. I'm so excited to start this new chapter personally, professionally, and artistically.
January was a very slow month for me, so I focused on domestic matters and personal projects. One of which, was this shoot. Hosted by the talented wedding photographer, Ashley Ice, the Romantic Red Wedding Styled Shoot was an awesome way to get geared up for spring weddings, network with other professionals, and make new friends. This shoot is of course, not to be confused with Game of Thrones' Red Wedding, which let's be honest, would've been styled shoot gold. Ya know, sans the murderous rampage. Regardless, I had an absolute blast and feel totally regenerated and ready for what these next few months bring!
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Host: Ashley Ice Photography | Planning & Styling: 11 Events & Planning | Venue: Pavilion Event Space | Rentals: UltraPom | Florist: J. Smith Events | Cake: Sweet Soiree | Stationary: Wildfire Ink | Tux: Mia's Bridal | Jewelry: Happily Ever Borrowed | Veils & Cuff Links: Over the Moon Bridal | Garters: Enze Bridal | Makeup Artistry: Shani Anderson OverFelt | Hair Design: Brooke Garrick | Models: Cilicia Clarkson, Zach Kellogg, Sam Rader, & Jalen Smith
So excited to reveal my final engagement shoot of 2017!
Lindsay and JC's engagement session was so much fun. Two hours from Kansas City, on a farm in rural MO I got to know them, their herding dogs, and a whole lot of curious cows. I loved everything about this shoot; from the the wide open fields, to the thicket of trees, to the herd of cattle. I particularly enjoyed creating the tractor shots. I have a big thing for shooting in industrial spaces and incorporating a tractor into the mix of natural settings added a unique edge to a more traditional golden hour shoot. Well, traditional for my way of working, that is. It was also an interesting challenge working with the cows. They were curious at first and followed us around the field, then upon needing to incorporate them into the images, they decided they were terrified of me and ran away. Isn't that just how it goes? Lindsay eventually managed to coax a few in much smaller field close enough for me capture some sweet moments. I'm really glad I did since the final image on this post turned out to be their favorite.