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To-Be-Weds: Kate & Jeff {Lawrence/KU engagement session}

This engagement session would not have been possible if it weren't for the fact that Neil and I went to Italy. Because Kate, the bride, was our travel agent. (she is AMAZING btw, so if you are looking to plan your own honeymoon or just a getaway like we did, drop her a line and you will not be disappointed!! Email me for her contact info!) She and Jeff are getting married over Labor Day weekend in Nebraska City. And though they both live in the Kansas City area, they took me to  yet another destination for the engagement session--Lawrence, KS. I had to leave my stripes at home (go, Mizzou!) to set foot on Jayhawk soil. But I must admit, I had a wonderful time with these two and the campus of KU proved to be rife with dreamy light and locations. 

I hadn't met Jeff until the session, and he charmed me right away. It was clear after just a few minutes how much fun he and Kate have together--tailgating for their favorite teams, traveling to various places, barbecuing, camping or just hanging out with friends. Where Jeff is goofy, Kate is sweet and giggly. With them together in front of my camera, they were like a four-course meal... and still left me hungry to keep shooting. See why....

(the first pic is at the World War II Memorial Campanile, where legend has it, if you kiss someone you like there, you will end up marrying that someone. Kate and Jeff are proof!!)

Kansas City wedding photographer-Lawrence engagement session

How springy does this look (though it was in the summer... LOVE LOVE LOVE Kate's dress...)
Kansas City wedding photographer-Lawrence engagement session

Kansas City wedding photographer-Lawrence engagement session

Jeff is into film-making, so he's got himself an eye of composition and lighting and all the other good stuff. He is the one who noticed a building was serving as a GIANT reflector at the top of the hill. It was heavenly... you'd think I was shooting INTO the sun, but no, I was shooting away from it. MY FAVES!!!
Kansas City wedding photographer-Lawrence engagement session

And though this wall is famous in photography because it's so darn photogenic and perfect for engagement sessions or wedding photos, I myself have never shot there, so we had to do our own thang with such wonderful colors and poignant graffiti. ;)  (and at the end, that is Jeff and his goofiness going to town by smacking his woman with love.... she is well-trained and looked like a pro in a fighting movie as she dodged the impact. haha)
Kansas City wedding photographer-Lawrence engagement session

And closing with more faves... they had so much chemistry at this point, I actually had to put the camera down because I felt like I was invading. Way to go, JEff & Kate! ;) 
Kansas City wedding photographer-Lawrence engagement session

I am soooo looking forward to working with you two again in just a month and a half. You are darling and so much in love, and you make my job as easy as it can be!! THANK YOU!!!

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