My good friend Paige bailed on the midwest shortly after I got married. Paige had been such a foundation for me when I first started the business–was one of the first weddings I ever shot . I miss her lots…but was delighted to learn that her younger sister Shannon was getting married this coming October…and she and her fiance Brad wanted to use the same photographer Paige & Joel used…ME! Woot!
We had their engagement session two weekends ago. It was one of the few nice springy nights we’ve had…perfect timing. I’ve always wanted to shoot in the West Bottoms here in Kansas City… and since Shannon & Brad were coming from Jefferson City for the occasion, they put their trust in me to choose the location. They were so much fun since they were game for everything.
And now, kids…we shall begin.
Oh! How could I forget..this lovely spring evening was also VERY VERY VERY windy. I say, embrace it!! And that they did.
“We are but just tiny creatures in a giant world…” (ok, that isn’t a quote…well, it is..but I am the one who said it. Just now.)
SCROLL SLOWLY!!! THIS ONE MOVES. 🙂
This look…is all them. Brad being a goof…and Shannon deciding whether to slug him or laugh. 😉
Gorgeous couple + gorgeous lighting = happy Darbi.
Get in tight and look cute, guys! CHECK AND CHECK!
What a find!! So close to being really cool. All we needed was an “I” instead of the “Y”!!
another favorite. in a small patch of grass in the middle of an urban block.
And then we heard a CHOO CHOO… Shannon turned on her America’s Next Top Model skills….
If you are not filled with warm fuzzies or at least the desire to sigh…look in the mirror…are you even human??? haha
Shannon & Brad…thank you for coming all this way for such a fun time! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did… and cannot wait to laugh with you both again in October. xoxoxo <3
AJ - These are fantastic! What a gorgeous couple. You always do such a good job Darbi!!
Erika Jackson - These are really fantastic, Darbi. Such a varied shoot but I love them all!
Shannon - Great
!!!!!!!!! Love it!!! Cannot wait till the wedding..!!!! I'll be all top model!!! lol
Shannon - Thanks for the georgeous couple AJ! haha
4Honor - Your "Favorite Serious One" is my favorite too, gorgeous eyes! I love a nice eye contact in portraits. Nice work all around!
Anonymous - Love the one with the sun deciding to peek in the photo…just beautiful!! Michelle B.
dt - Now I know why Shannon wanted you to take their pictures. Nothing boring here. So original, so alive, so many emotions! So much love……. I can't wait for the wedding pictures. I love these!!!
Jana Maries Photography - Fantastic! I LOVE the one with the train blur. Uw la la. And WHERE IN THE WORLD did you find some sweet steps to go up? I ALWAYS look for those.
Very beautiful couple I must say!!
Ashley - Love the ones where they are squeezing in tight. SO cute!!
Rebecca Allen - Love the sunset flare in your last horizontal image. Also, the stairwell set, particularly the one on the right when you show more environment. Love it.
dub - darbi, these are some of my favorite pics you've ever shot. they're all so amazing! i am so jealous of this couple right now… i want new e-pics…
Mom H. - Wow, beautiful couple, beautiful pictures! And I must say that Shannon looks like Farah Fawcett! And please do take that as a huge compliment. You did a great job Darbi. Can't want to see wedding pictures.