The stay at home order is almost officially over and nonessential businesses (like photographers!) were given permission to get back to work! I could not be happier to finally get to hang with cute couples again! I haven’t had a session in two months and it was glorious to finally pick up a camera again with this Loose Park engagement session! Nicole and I have been trying to schedule a session since March, but we kept having to push back due the never ending change of requirements. The stars finally aligned and KCMO allowed us to have an epic session!

I felt so bad for these two because they really wanted Loose Park and I wanted to do everything in my power to make their dream a reality. When KC announced that businesses could get back to work on the 6th as long as we practiced social distancing, I texted Nicole immediately! I’m so glad it all ended up working out!

Loose park engagement session

These two were so fun to work with and I know their wedding will be a blast. Tom is definitely not shy in front of the camera and made my job super easy with his constant change in expressions. He was also super proud of his pizza socks, so we had to capture them in all their glory. Nicole is the sweetest and went along with all the crazy prompts. Plus, I’m totally in love with her first outfit. They came dressed to impress!

Loose Park rose garden engagement

I loved watching Nicole and Tom love on each other and seeing how real their love is! They’re getting married next month, whether it will be the big church wedding they’ve always dreamed of or a backyard shindig. The wedding will go on regardless because being married is the biggest priority of all!

I can’t wait for your wedding next month and I know it will be amazing regardless of the state of the world at the time.

Loose Park rose garden engagement

Hear from the couple –

How did he propose?

Turns out, I unintentionally planned out the entire day myself in a way that matched up with what Tom wanted to do. He got me to get my nails done, which is something that I don’t do. He set up a friend with a gift card to a salon who was able to convince me it was from her mom and had to be used that day. Then we went to drop gifts off for the kids at Providence School of Arts for Christmas time. Afterwards, he took me to get coffee at Messenger Coffee where we had our first date (where we originally decided not to date, then 7 months later started dating). Finally, we went ice skating down at Crown Center. When we finished skating, we walked down by the mayor’s Christmas tree, where Tom had one of our friends whose a photographer taking pictures of the whole thing. He started talking and then we had no one around us, he got down on one knee and asked. It was a beautiful night. Snow was on the ground, but warm enough to have been melted off of the sidewalks.

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

I love the fact that Tom is my best friend and was before we even started dating. I also love his sense of humor and his goofiness/outgoing personality, especially when he is around kids, but that he can be serious and listen when I need him to.

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

I love Nicole’s heart for kids. Anytime she is around them, she really is herself. Her care for children has been one of my favorite things to see, even before we were dating. Watching the way she handled babysitting, nannying, and balancing her work and school, I’m just excited to see her do it for our family down the road.

What’s your favorite part about wedding planning?

I did like planning the honeymoon until we had to cancel our trip due to the coronavirus….

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

I’m looking forward to getting to marry Tom and spend the rest of our lives together, and finally getting to live in the same house so there is no more having to say goodbye each night.

Spring engagement session at Loose Park

Nicole and Tom, here’s your full preview! More to come shortly!

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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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