kelsey alumbaugh










kelsey alumbaugh


From their first time meeting for their first date at Kona Grill they had chemistry. The immediately hit it off. After a home-cooked meal, and meeting the friends things continued to progress. Then, exactly one year after their first date, at a winery outside of Kansas City, Troy asked Sara to spend the rest of […]

Boy meets girl, and the pieces fall into place. They met before their freshman year of high school at summer academy. Then, they made sure to stay in touch. In June of 2013 they began dating. And now, arms wrapped around each other with smiles lighting their faces you can see how in love they […]

I mentioned how to dress, and how to prepare, but I thought I’d take it one further and give you some advice about where to shop for your session. I have a who email and styled guide I like to send to clients when they book, but in case you’re looking for some inspiration – […]

We were so lucky to get to meet and photograph so many couples before their big day this year! We had a few engagement sessions for 2018 weddings and a few from some 2019 and 2020 weddings. I love engagement sessions because they are such a great way for us to get to know our […]

A winter breeze come across the lake and blows her hair back. He nuzzles in close as smiles light up their faces. Despite the chill in the air, they seem to be absolutely glowing. Young and in love, they are excited to be spending the rest of their lives together. It was a bit surreal […]

Belle bounds ahead, exploring the path before them. They laugh and call after her. Hands held tight, they follow her; stopping as she runs back to them. And so it goes, the back and forth of a happy puppy and her people – young and in love. Despite the cold, it was the perfect fall […]

“Awe, thanks babe,” she says as he sneaks in some kisses to her cheek and temple while nuzzling in close. Arms wrapped tight around each other, their kisses and smiles flowed freely. They are so incredibly in love that it is beautiful to witness. And to think, in less than a year they will be […]

On a mostly quite Kansas City street in the Sunday afternoon sunlight, a couple stands close together. Laughter rings out. They look at each other, and continue to giggle. “I always laugh at his shoulder, it’s fine,” Emma joked. And so the session goes. All of us laughing the entire time about how weird things […]

I know it can be stressful and nerve racking to get in front of the camera. Knowing how to prepare for your engagement session can make a huge difference in how quickly you and your fiance are comfortable during the session. I hope this post helps you get ready for your session, because I am […]

When planning what to wear for your engagement session it can be difficult to know where to start. Well, fear no more! Here are a few tips to get things going in the right direction for your session. These are just suggestions, and I send a more in depth email to clients, but I want […]

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