This evening I did a quick shoot with Aaron & Katie, some of my favorite peeps in the whole world. I’ve known Aaron for about 8 years now, and Katie almost that long. I still remember when Aaron was 13 or so and he was telling me about this girl he liked, but he was too shy to tell her. Well, it turns out, that girl was Katie, he did finally tell her, and they’ve now been married for almost 2 years. How cool is that? Anyway, here are some of my favs from this evening…
I was a little nervous that the rain would push back my shoot with Nicole & Jason, but it held off just long enough so we could go out and have some fun. You’ll see some baseball mits, a cute (crazy) doggie named Buffy, and lots of smiling faces…
It’s a hot, hot, hot one here in Kansas City so I met up with Amanda & Bob bright and early this morning for their engagement shoot downtown. They are getting married at Powell Gardens, so we went with a more urban look for their e-pics. I also have to say that Bob is a character, and it made these pics quite fun! I can’t wait until their wedding next month (hopefully it will be cooler:)
We first met Julie & Matt at Sarah & David’s wedding last September, so we were excited when Julie contacted us about shooting her wedding this October. I got even more excited when she mentioned she wanted us to do their engagement pictures on her parents’ farm out in Wellsville, Kansas. Have I mentioned before that I have a lot of fun shooting engagement pictures at places that mean something to my couples? Listening to Matt talk about how he got the rental car stuck in the field, and Julie talk about the barn that wouldn’t be standing without her father putting in the big steel beams to keep it up makes me really happy that I can capture some pictures of them in a place that they have so many great memories:)
The roof isn’t finished on one side of the barn yet, so it let in some golden light:) Plus, I love Julie’s expression
Here’s the barn that wouldn’t be standing if it wasn’t for her dad. It makes for a wonderful backdrop!
Julie asked me to snap a few pictures of the land for her and her parents, and these are a couple that I really liked.
Well, after our wonderful 80 degree weather for Ben & Beth’s wedding on Saturday, we had the hottest day of the year for our engagement pictures with Leah & Ryan on Sunday. I love Missouri weather:) Anyway, Ryan proposed to Leah on the Plaza, so we headed down there for their engagement pics. And, even though it was hot, and we were drenched in sweat, they were troopers and we got some awesome shots!
If you can find a better way to cool off than Cold Stone ice cream, I’d like to hear it.
A little ice cream smashing (I think they were practicing their cake smashing skills, but what do I know:)
And, finally, a shot Jenny got of me in action. I always tell people I like to be in your personal space while shooting, and this shot proves it:) I’d also like to add that we are all hot & sweaty, but we’re still all smiling:) Man, I love my job!
I love doing engagement sessions in places where they mean something to the couple. Emily says all of their favorite memories happened in Lawrence, so, of course, we had to do the session in Lawrence. Emily & Scot have been together since they met in high school, and it shows! They are the sweetest couple, and never stopped smiling the whole session. I can’t wait for their August 2nd wedding, because not only is Heather shooting with me, but we’re gonna have a ton of fun!
Then they shared some pizza from their favorite pizza parlor, Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, which they claimed is the best pizza ever.
As a wedding/portrait photographer, nothing gets me going like two people madly in love with each other. Jenna & James happened to be the “madly in love” people this evening. Jenny and I had so much fun hanging out with them this evening.
Everything was perfect. We had great light, great location, and a great couple. Before the shoot, James confessed that he’s never had his picture taken like this before, and after it’s all said and done, I still don’t believe him. They both did awesome, and now, enjoy some pics!
My favorite from the evening. I have had a shot like this in my head for quite some time, but have never found the right combo of lighting/location. On the way out, we had to pull over, and I’m glad we did.
Keep on smiling Jenna & James, keep that love alive. You guys rock!
These pictures have been a long, long time in the making. I think we’ve had to re-schedule Ben & Beth’s e-pics at least 3 times now, and they don’t live in Kansas City, so we decided to meet in the middle, in Topeka! We met in Gage Park, and shooting in new locations is always fun for me, especially when I haven’t had a chance to scout it out at all. It really gets the juices going up in my noggin:)
Anyway, I think we all had some fun playing around for a while. E-sessions like these are a lot of fun for me because you can really tell how much they love each other. Beth just loved kissing Ben, and it made my job really, really easy:)
See you guys in July!
I shot a wedding with the always amazing Kelley yesterday, and learned how to do stuff like this shot below. Thanks for the inspiration Kelley:)
We had fun with you guys, and I can’t wait until your wedding this July!