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Kansas City Engagement Photographer | Natalie & Bryan | Nelson Atkins Museum


Kansas City Engagement Photographer

Natalie & Bryan | Nelson Atkins Museum Photos | Kansas City Engagement Photographer

A family wedding weekend in Kansas City was the PERFECT opportunity to capture these gorgeous engagement photos at the Nelson Atkins Museum! Meet Jonathan’s cousin, Natalie, and her fiancé, Bryan!

It’s been a long time coming for these two! They have been together since their college days at OSU, were engaged during the 2020 holiday season, and are planning their wedding for September of 2022! I was honored when Nat reached out about taking their engagement photos the weekend of her brother’s wedding. It was a huge compliment to be considered, and we were so excited to have the opportunity to explore Kansas City for their session. We opted to spend the majority of their shoot at the Nelson Atkins Museum, where Natalie interned over the summer in college. Not only that, but it’s also where Bryan popped the question! I was thrilled to hear this was one of their favorite spots (and meaningful!) because it is STUNNING! The columns and limestone are a photographer’s dream!

We so enjoyed our time with Natalie and Bryan (check out a quick glimpse here!), even through the late summer Kansas City heat, getting to hear more about their hopes for married life, chat about the wedding, and each of their respective careers. We are thrilled to get to celebrate their wedding with them early next fall, and it’s even more surreal to think we will be there with our little baby in tow!

Side note – we fell in love with Kansas City during our visit. Jonathan has spent quite a bit of time in town since he grew up visiting the Davis family – his aunt and uncle, Natalie and her brother, Nathan (he’s the one who got married the weekend of this session!). But this was only my second time! We had the best time driving around the neighborhoods, picking out our favorite houses, and walking around the outside of the WWI memorial. I have a feeling we will be back for weekend getaways since there is so much to do and see!

We’ve loved celebrating our 2021 engaged couples, and this one was no exception! Cheers to you, Natalie and Bryan!

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