Elizabeth, Evan and I had a beautiful downtown KC engagement session. We met up in downtown KC to explore several iconic areas of Kansas City and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Crossroads Kansas City engagement session

When Elizabeth (my name twin!) and I discussed locations, she mentioned how much her and Evan love the arts. The Crossroads seemed to be the perfect location for them.  Being the Johnson County-ite that I am, I don’t get to spend much time in that area. With the help of Google maps, we jotted down a path to lead us to some of the best spots starting with the Freight House. In all my years of living in this city, I don’t believe I’ve ever actually been there. I’ve been missing out on some iconic architecture. We walked through the Crossroads to the Kauffman Center, which is especially important to these two. The Kauffman Center is actually where Evan proposed, making it an incredibly special place for them.

Crossroads Kansas City engagement session

Elizabeth and Evan both live out of state. He’s currently finishing up his PhD at KU while she’s working on her Master of Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University. This is the first weekend they had been together in months and I feel so honored to have been part of their weekend plans.

We finished up our session at Liberty Memorial. The sky actually decided to cooperate and gifted us with a gorgeous sunset.

These two were simply the sweetest together. I loved watching them interact naturally and have such a great time in front of the camera. Plus, their sense of style was on point. Are you as in love with her purple jumpsuit as I am??? 

Thanks for coming in town to see me (obviously just for me ?) and spend your Saturday night hanging around downtown. Here’s your full preview!

Liberty Memorial Kansas City engagement session

Hear from the couple –

How did he propose?

After making me believe he was still working his weekly volunteer shift at Children’s Mercy, Evan and I arrived in the city “early” and took a walk around the Kauffman Center, an important place for us. However, it’s an unusual place for us to go on walks. I thought “hmm, I’m on a different side of him than usual. His hand is in his pocket. We never walk here. Is he going to propose right now? No he isn’t. He likes to keep me guessing.” And I talked myself out of it in the span of 8 seconds. Ten minutes later he said he wanted to take a picture of me. Then he told me to hold my arms out and walk away from him. I was feeling a bit like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music and spun around. When I did this he was walking towards me, trying to film the moment, and opening the ring box at the same time. The rest of the day was filled surprises all over Kansas City: it was perfect.

What’s your favorite part about wedding planning?

Working on the process together, as a team.

What are you looking forward to most about your big day?

Celebrating with the people we love most.

Kauffman Center Kansas City engagement session

Cheri Edwards

Absolutely gorgeous ❤️❤️

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A little bit about me: 

  1. I describe my style as real and vibrant. I focus on bright colors and incredible sunsets. I will force you to break away from your reception during sunset for pictures. You won’t regret it!
  2. I’m a huge animal lover. I own three cats and volunteer whenever I can at an animal shelter. If you ask if you can bring a pet to your engagement session, you will become my new best friend.
  3. I’m a newlywed, so I understand the wedding planning struggle!

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