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Anamarie & David | Engaged

May 29, 2020

Wedding planning is taxing in the best of times. Wedding planning in the middle of a pandemic? Downright stressful! Today’s couples don’t know what to plan for, what to get excited for, what they can look forward to, or what they’re going to have to live without. I feel for my couples going through this, but this is not a post about that 🙂

With everything going on in the world, Anamarie & David decided that an evening away would be the perfect reset. So they said goodbye to their pups for the night, packed up their cutest outfits, scheduled a hair appointment, and headed out to the Hidden Valley Wilderness Retreat in the Kansas countryside. And I came with them!

Okay, you’ve probably already gathered that this was no ordinary getaway 😉 This adventure was not just about getting away from the mundane. It was about capturing Anamarie & David’s engagement session! These two lovebirds had their hearts set on a woodsy countryside scene, and as usual I was down for the adventure. I absolutely love exploring new places with my couples and capturing completely unique-to-them engagement photos!

Down-to-earth almost feels like too cliche of a description for this couple, but that’s the honest truth. Throughout our time together last night, never once did they sweat the small stuff. From the past week’s rains we had some very muddy conditions, cloudy skies, and will-it-won’t-it forecast obsessing. But through it all these two remained positive and supportive. If anyone can handle the curve balls life will (and has) thrown at them, it’s Anamarie & David!

weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer

Anamarie is a master at the smize!

weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer

A little behind the scenes showing how Anamarie & David were able to keep their shoes clean in the muddy conditions. David brilliantly packed a spare piece of wood for them to stand on in between shots!

weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer

Anamarie & David rented this adorable treehouse for the evening!

weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer

That glowy light was to DIE for!

weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer

into the woods

This wilderness retreat is full of peaceful woodsy trails that were a blast to explore.

weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer

I mean, these lovebirds came prepared! In between locations they switched into hiking boots to keep their outfits looking fresh.

weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer
weekend getaway countryside woods engagement session kansas city engagement photographer

Congratulations to Anamarie & David!

Your wedding WILL happen in October and it WILL be spectacular!


Can’t get enough of Anamarie & David? Check out their wedding day!!

a weekend getaway engagement // Easton, KS

  1. Judi K says:

    Your pictures are all so beautiful! And so sweet!! Glad you had your escape plans for some super R & R to enhance your experience ! Love you both !!

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