by west elm photography
Kansas City Premier Senior Photographer
I was contacted about a month ago by Ryan who ran across my website while researching photographers in Kansas City...and I'm so glad he did! He explained to me that he was going to propose to his girlfriend Lauren but he wanted her to think that he was taking her to a photography class as a birthday present. I agreed that I would act as a photography teacher (I was awful, ask Lauren, ha) but really I would be there to capture the beautiful moment Ryan had planned. I had suggested Kauffman Gardens and told him I would get there early to scope the area out and find the perfect spot for him to propose...I was so nervous I showed up 45 minutes early just to make sure I had the perfect spot. I mean, this was a big deal and I was going to make sure everything was perfect!
So here we go, it's 4:30 and I see Ryan and Lauren make their way into the Gardens and Lauren has her awesome camera in tow, oh yes and by now I forgot all the stuff I was going to "teach" her on cameras, I had actually practiced and now I'm looking at her and completely spaced everything. Is it possible I was more nervous than Ryan? nah but close! I just wanted to make sure I did everything I was supposed to do, this was the big day and I was not going to let Ryan down.
Now let's get started on these pictures...
Here is my "student" eager to learn all there is about cameras...hahahaha
bless her heart, I'm literally clueless...I told her I always take pictures of my students. oh geez
After her picture I then said "why don't I get a picture of you both and then I'll tell you about how I got the lighting on the image"...still not a teacher...keep in mind, it's a picture of them pre-engaged! awwww
Ryan knew from our conversations that after I snapped a picture of the two of them, this was his time.
Ok, here's the moment...tears are now forming...seriously, I did cry a little, it was just so sweet!!!
Beautiful couple and now ENGAGED!!! So happy I was chosen to capture this moment that will forever be with them. Thank you Ryan, your a doll and I hope you do have twins someday (wild, crazy ones. ha) and Lauren, your personality and use of a cuss word at the best moment were awesome. Much love to you both as you open this next chapter in your life. xoxo ~Robin
P.S. I do weddings too...just sayin'