Engagement Portraits | 2020 Year in Review

December 17, 2020

Engagement Portraits | 2020 Highlights | 2020 has of course been one heck of a year! We missed out on a lot of travel and a lot of time hugging loved ones. Although lots was missed, there were still so many blessings in 2020! I was able to photograph so many amazing couples and families for their portraits!

It’s always fun to look back at the year to see how it went and although I know some people want to just avoid thinking about what happened earlier this year, I choose to look back and see all the blessings and everything that I am grateful for!

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!

Enough talking! Here is my year in review for ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS in 2020!!

I couldn’t resist photographing these beautiful pink trees in the spring in Overland Park! See Jessica & Jacob’s romantic pink spring engagement portraits HERE.  ↓

Overland Park Spring Pink Trees - Engagement Photos in the Spring

Got to photography my coworker Jimmy & Yajaira at one of my favorite locations – The Kansas City Nelson Atkins Museum. Find their engagement session HERE.  ↓

Summer engagement photos at nelson atkins museum kansas city

We got lucky with these yellow fall trees for Charlie & Janae’s engagement session photographed at the Nelson Atkins Museum which can be seen HERE.  ↓

fall engagement photos nelsona atkins musem kansas city

A classic summer engagement session with MJ & Jasmine can be found HERE.  ↓

elegant summer engagement photos - what to wear - where to take photos in kansas city

Sumaira & Arslan rocked their Pakistani engagement outfits and you can find their full session HERE.  ↓

pakistani engagement photos in the fall

Alex & Jessica’s adorable Kansas City engagement portraits took place at the KC Plaza and Liberty Memorial which can be found HERE.  ↓

engagement photos at the kansas city plaza - kansas city wedding photographer

Marcus & Ashley’s beautiful summer engagement portraits can be seen HERE.  ↓

engagement photos in the summer nelson atkins museum

It was a cold fall day but Rebecca & Ryan were still so bubbly and we had a great time at their engagement session which can be seen HERE.  ↓


Eileen & Gabe loved that downtown Kansas City feel for their engagement photos which can be found HERE.  ↓


Brittany & Ben’s summer engagement photos at Shawnee Mission Park. ↓


Emily & Mohanad’s adorable session was actually a 5 year anniversary session in downtown Kansas City! Find their full session linked HERE.  ↓


Anh & Cody’s adorable engagement session in Overland Park with the beautiful fall foliage can be found HERE.  ↓


Emily & Charles fun engagement session (and adorable puppies) can be found HERE.  ↓


Aaron & Ashton’s engagement session at the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts and KC West Bottoms can be found HERE.  ↓

kauffman-center-performing-arts photos

This vibrant orange fall tree at the KC Liberty Memorial for Lauren & AJ’s engagement session can be found HERE.  ↓


Shikara & Josh’s adorable Loose Park engagement session can be found HERE.  ↓ Adorable puppy included!


Annum & Chris anniversary session can be found HERE.  ↓ Check out Annum’s awesome outfits!


Stacy & Jeremy’s pre-corona photos can be seen right HERE.  ↓


Kate & Jacob’s fun engagement photos at Meadowbrook Park. ↓


Christine & Spenser’s elegant engagement photos at the Nelson Atkins Museum can be seen HERE.  ↓

nelson atkins engagement photos - what to wear - elegant photo

Cory & Emily’s later summer engagement session can be seen HERE.  

couple running for engagement photo

Another one of my old co-workers, Levi and Kate, booked me for their wedding and their Loose Park and in-home engagement portraits can be seen HERE.  

loose park couple portraits

Holly & Andrew’s winter engagement session can be seen HERE.  ↓

engagement photo with dog at the colonnade

Hla & Vong’s amazing engagement session with their traditional outfits.  ↓

traditional clothing at engagement session

This fun proposal with Mike and Ashley at Shawnee Mission Park can be seen HERE.  ↓

proposal at shawnee mission park - wedding ring

And lastly, Jessica & Jacob’s official engagement session can be seen HERE.  ↓

perfect engagement photo with jessica jacob at nelson atkins - sunset pictures

I hope you find this blog helpful and interesting to look through!! I am almost fully booked for weddings in 2021 and only accepting a few more weddings. I am also currently booking weddings for 2022 for destination and Kansas City weddings!

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