Yes I did in fact spend all weekend at Shawnee Mission Park. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s the place to be this year or all my clients see how pretty it is from my other posts, but I’ve definitely lived there this Fall. Even with the temperature changing, it is still so beautiful.
Jessica and Dustin wanted a location that still had Fall colors and also allowed for Dustin to bring his motorcycle. Of course the Harley had to make an appearance in some of the images!
Since our session was scheduled for late November, we had no idea what the weather would bring. Thankfully it was 50 degrees and sunny. I definitely can’t complain about the temperatures this year.
These two were so fun to hang out with. From my outrageous prompts to some awesome champagne popping, I had a blast and couldn’t think of a better way to end my season.
With this session, my scheduled engagement sessions are officially done for the year! I always have a love-hate relationship with December. On the one hand, I’m excited to have a break but also sad because I don’t get to hang out with fun couples for a while.
Thanks Jessica and Dustin for a wonderful Shawnee Mission Park Engagement session! Here’s your preview!
– Hear from the couple –
How did he propose?
We planned a spontaneous weekend trip to Colorado and on the way to our Airbnb we passed Lake Isabel and decided to stop and check it out because it was so beautiful. Dustin brought his drone with new camera lens features so he wanted to fly it around. The sun was unfortunately not camera friendly at that point in the day and I was inevitably a little hangry from the 11 hour drive so I cut it short with the promise to him we would come back the next day so he could “get better pictures”. The next morning we got coffee and breakfast and sat together admiring the mountains before heading back to Lake Isabel. We found a nice spot away from people and he began flying his drone around. I stood up and moved closer to the lake. I heard him quietly say “Babe!” and I turned around to him down on one knee. I was shocked! He wasn’t saying anything so I leaned closer and said “You have to say something!” and he admitted he was trying to hold back tears which made us both laugh. I of course said yes and he ended up getting the whole thing on drone video. It was beautiful and we both cried.
Question for the bride: what do you love most about him?
His sense of humor and his stability. He truly is the best partner in life by keeping me grounded, but also making me laugh.
Question for the groom: what do you love most about her?
All the things. Sharing spotify songs that remind us of each other. Doing fun stuff together. She does this thing where she will turn and look at me then smile and her little cheeks move. I love it.
What’s your favorite part about wedding planning?
The excitement of knowing that in the end we will be husband/wife and on the beach in Mexico!
What are you looking forward to most about your big day?
The first look. I can’t wait to have that moment together privately before the wedding and see his face when he sees me! We have this very passionate chemistry for each other and I know the first look is going to be a very special and emotional moment for us both.