With every engagement session that I photograph, one of my biggest goals is to give my couple a lot of variety in their images. I want to mix traditional posed portraits with artsy compositions and candid expressions. I also work hard to find unique locations (or unique ways of photographing landmark locations) and include a variety of location styles. Holly and Tyler’s Kansas City engagement session was the perfect example of this. We started at one of my favorite Kansas City neighborhoods, the west side at 17th and Summit Rd. This off the beaten path neighborhood sports some of my favorite eateries, including Lill’s on 17th (amazing happy hour), Chez Elle (for coffee and crepes), and The Blue Bird Bistro (the perfect farm to table experience and the cutest sidewalk tables ever). There are a ton of other places in the West Side neighborhood I have yet to try, but it is definitely going to happen. After the West Side, we ventured to the perfect spot for a beautiful sunset photo of the Kansas City skyline, Liberty Memorial, and then finished off the night (literally, we ran completely out of daylight) with some true River Market scenery.
Holly and Tyler met one serendipitous night at none other than Kansas City’s own Power and Light District. From the way I understood the story, Tyler was supposed to be hitting on one of Holly’s friends, when he decided he liked her better and the rest is history. I couldn’t be more excited or honored to be shooting their May wedding at the Loretto! Enjoy!
I couldn’t decide between a soft vintage edit for this photo or a deeper grungy edit, so I had to do both.