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engagement photos kansas city nelson atkins museum

This blog post shares the highlights of all of the engagement portraits that I had the honor of photographing in 2020! Many of these amazing couples had their engagement session included in their wedding package for next year. And many of these couples, I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding in 2020 which I’ll be sharing another blog post for soon!

father son christmas photo

I met up with Ronny & his son Henry for their family portraits at Ironwoods Park in Overland Park/Leawood! They really wanted photos that represented a Kansas feel as well as have a touch of Christmas! I thought that Ironwoods Park was perfect! The love between this father and son duo is so evident! These […]

save the date - basic invite

I’ve partnered up with Basic Invite to showcase all of their gorgeous wedding save-the-date! This company offers so many gorgeous styles of wedding invitation cards, wedding postponements, and wedding announcements! If you know me, you know that I love anything colorful and I love to photograph detail shots at weddings! Here are 7 reasons why […]

what to wear for your engagement session - nelson atkins - kansas city portrait and wedding photographer - mariam saifan photography

When it comes time to figure out what to wear for your upcoming family photos or your upcoming engagement session, it could be a little challenging. What you wear could make or break your portraits!

I’ve photographed so many weddings, engagements, seniors, and family portrait sessions and always keep my eyes open for beautiful scenery and locations in the area! Over the years, I’ve come up with a list of my absolute favorite places to take portraits! I know there are so many other amazing opportunities and beautiful locations out […]

If you’ve been on my website and have seen my photography work – you may see that my photography style is known to be very vibrant and joyful! And that’s what I always love to achieve and deliver when working with my amazing clients. Whether it be your family portraits, your engagement session, or of […]

legacy at green hills - wedding photos

It’s March 31st and who knew that this month would be so wild! It started out with so much to look forward to and now it’s on to hopeful thinking and wishing for the future! With everything that’s going on in the world right now due to COVID-19, we have been staying safe at home […]

1890 barn wedding venue in kansas - a rustic warm tone wedding

There’s so many beautiful venues around the Kansas City area that it may be hard to choose one for your upcoming wedding! Here’s a list of some of the best barn venues in Kansas City!

Citrus Vibrant yellow and orange wedding flowers at legacy at green hills wedding kansas city missouri

Have you ever considered having a ‘First Look’ for your wedding? As a Kansas City Wedding Photographer and having photographed many weddings before, I would highly recommend a first look! Here are some of the benefits of having a ‘First Look’ at your wedding!


Now that you have picked a date, a photographer and probably a venue as well, you can celebrate! Those are some of the toughest decisions in wedding planning and you can cross them off your list! YAY! Now we can start planning the fun stuff like your engagement session! I include engagement sessions in The […]