Nelson-Atkins Museum engagement session kansas city

Nelson-Atkins Museum Engagement | Dionna + Darrell

Dionna and Darrell had a perfect Nelson-Atkins Museum engagement session on Sunday. Well, I say engagement very loosely because these two are already married. Thanks to COVID, they decided to elope last year and have a party this year.

COVID definitely threw a wrench in their plans and they weren't even sure about this year until a couple months ago. I happened to have a cancellation on their date and was so excited to get the chance to work with them at The Rhapsody, one of my favorite wedding venues!

Nelson-Atkins Museum engagement session kansas city

Considering they have already been married for a year, these two are so comfortable together. Darrell is pretty much the most hilarious person ever and had no problem keeping Dionna laughing through the entire session. I was even cracking up the entire time. Their laughter is so infectious!

After exploring the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Darrell really wanted to go somewhere with water. Unfortunately the fountain at the Nelson was turned off, but we found a beautiful park a couple minutes away to finish off the session. The sun was almost gone by the time we wrapped up. It was totally worth it though to get those images. I'm thinking the photos at the end are probably my favorite from the whole session.

Thank you so much Dionna and Darrell for allowing me to take your Nelson-Atkins Museum "engagement" photos. I can't wait until we get to celebrate your union next month! I can already tell we're going to have a blast. Here's your preview! More to come shortly!

Nelson-Atkins Museum engagement session kansas city

Hear from the couple -

How did he propose?

He proposed in December 2018, a couple of weeks before heading off to grad school. My family and I were setting up our Christmas tree and I started looking around for him. When I turned and looked behind me, he was on one knee.

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

I love that he is goofy, witty, and ALWAYS eager to learn new things

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

I love her height and her fairness

What's your favorite part about wedding planning?

Finishing! Jk, probably picking out the cake, flowers, and centerpieces.

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

He's looking forward to kombucha and seeing my dreams come true and I'm just looking forward to celebrating our union with some of the closest loved ones since we missed out last year.

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