It's not too often I do engagement sessions that aren't part of a wedding package, but when Taylor contacted me about doing engagement photos in the Crossroads, I was super excited!
These two live in Arkansas and plan on eloping in November, but love everything about Kansas City. They frequently visit the Crossroads, so wanted to plan a weekend getaway complete with an awesome engagement session.
Since it's unusual for me to get couples coming to Kansas City just for engagement pictures, I asked what they love about the Crossroads. They said they love how it's so different from everything else around. As a Kansas City native, I'm so used to the same locations that I've seen all my life. It's awesome to experience how much this area means to those from out of the state!
At the end of the session, I jokingly asked if they would be willing to run through sprinklers. Without even hesitating, they were down. I know I've found my people when they're willing to do something so fun and different!
Thank you for choosing me for your engagement photos in the Crossroads!
- Hear from the couple -
How did he propose?
He proposed off the downtown square in Fayetteville. Afterwards, he surprised me with celebratory drinks at our favorite cocktail lounge with our close friends!
Question for the bride: what do you love most about him?
I love how selfless he is when it comes to his family and friends. He will do anything for the people he loves. He’s my best friend and I’m so lucky to have him in my life. We might not have taken the most conventional, easy route in getting to where we are now, but I’m so glad we are here now.
Question for the groom: what do you love most about her?
I first fell in love when about 9 years ago she walked into the same class as me in college. She showed up just before time with her Razorback hat on and oblivious to anyone in the room, but for some reason I couldn’t stop staring at her. I thought we missed out on love when that class ended, but God blessed me with a second chance when I saw her in another class next semester. So I guess at first I fell in love with her flawless, natural not covered by makeup beauty that I witnessed when she first walked into class. However when we actually talked that next semester I fell in love with the person/personality that came with that gorgeous face. She finally showed her true humor and self and I was hooked. I wanted nothing more than to tell a joke to her her laugh. Or to say something sweet to see her smile.
I fell in love with the look in her eyes when we stared at each other for probably longer than we should as friends, but that was just the start of the relationship that would be build for years before we actually made the commitment to each other. And then I fell in love with the person I got to see sitting next to me singing in the truck as we drove, and than the person who cooked dinner for me and smiled and laughed as she gave it to me, and than the person who made inappropriate jokes and laugh to her self about how funny she is, and than I fell in love with the person I get to fall asleep and wake up to every night and day. I fell in love with the ALWAYS. The love we have that will ALWAYS be there. (Side note, I asked Taylor if she knew what he wrote and she said he was trying to show her up. Well, cue the waterworks. This is awesome.)
What's your favorite part about wedding planning?
We love putting together the small details of the biggest day of our lives.
What are you looking forward to most about your big day?
We are so excited to celebrate with our family and close friends.
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