Grinter Farms sunflower engagement photos

Grinter Farms Sunflower Engagement | Kati + Brandon

The first week of September is one of my favorite times of the year to shoot because IT’S SUNFLOWER SEASON! Last year, I had the chance to do mini sessions at Grinter Farms. This year, I wasn’t able to schedule a time, so I was super excited when Kati mentioned they would love to have a Grinter Farms sunflower engagement session!

After getting all dolled up by Amanda with Studio A Salon, I met Kati and Brandon at Grinter Farms. We explored the property and were able to capture all the sunflowers. Well, not all of them, but definitely a good variety.

Grinter Farms sunflower engagement photos

Leading up to the session, we were worried if the sunflowers would even be in bloom. They typically bloom a little before Labor Day, but as of Tuesday, they were just starting to pop up. Thankfully by Thursday, a good chunk of them were fully grown giving us a perfect background for their sunflower session.

These two are so fun together! I would constantly give Brandon my weird prompts and Kati would start cracking up before he even said a word. I know I’ve found my people whenever they’re laughing on their own without me needing to give them much direction.

Thank you so much for a fun Grinter Farms sunflower engagement session! Can’t wait for your wedding next year!

Grinter Farms sunflower engagement photos

– Hear from the couple –

How did he propose?

This is a really funny/longer story.. It was actually on his Birthday, he made plans for us to go get a couples massage, go ice skating at Crown Center , do a wine tasting and finish off the night with dinner… Great plans… However we didn’t make it past the ice skating at Crown Center. We were cutting it close on time with our reservation to go ice skating and I mentioned to Brandon maybe we should just reschedule and go another time.. well he insisted that we had to go… so we went. We were 3/4 around our first lap of the ice rink when he fell and broke his ankle.. not a mere simple break… but his foot was facing the completely wrong direction… We get him loaded into the car, I am driving him to KU Medical Center to the ER. As I am dropping him off at the ER front door, he tells me to grab the box from the driver side door. He proposed as the nurses were bringing out the wheel chair to take him into the ER because he was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to go in with him due to COVID policies. Once we get into the ER, he tells me that I need to call and cancel the reservations at Jack Stack and that I needed to call my family.. Little did I know he had my entire family in town and they were going to meet us for dinner after he had popped the question at the plaza. Needless to say we have definitely been through a few trials and challenges that have definitely prepared us for what married life may have in store.

Question for the bride: what do you love most about him?

The thing I love the most about him is how he can make me laugh no matter what mood I am in or how bad my day was. It could be the worst day or the absolute best day and I know no matter what he will always find a way to make me smile. He not only can make me smile, but always know the right things to say regardless of the situation.. he can talk me off the ledge when I am angry for no reason or can make me smile when I am sad. We may not know what the future holds in this pandemic world that we are living in, but I know with him by my side no matter what the world throws at us we can handle anything… including a severely broken ankle.

Question for the groom: what do you love most about her?

The thing I love most about her is ability to bring happiness to my life every single day just with her presence, and how no matter what it is I know she will be there to support me and push me to be better person.

What’s your favorite part about wedding planning?

Our favorite part of planning the wedding is being able to plan it together and being able to add unique special touches that best describes our relationship.

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

Marrying my best friend and having a blast at the reception

Grinter Farms sunflower engagement photos

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Elizabeth is a Kansas City wedding photographer who specializes in bright and airy images.

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